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Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack Natural 

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This 5-string banjo features a chromed steel rim with 18-piece bracket top, laminated mahogany back and sides, nato neck, rosewood fingerboard, and m...Read More

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      A complete package with everything you need to start playing banjo today!

      This 5-string banjo features a chromed steel rim with 18-piece bracket top, laminated mahogany back and sides, nato neck, rosewood fingerboard, and maple/rosewood bridge. Chrome (geared) machine heads. Other features include dot inlays, chrome arm rest and tailpiece, and white tipped tuning machines. Includes strings, tuner, picks, and instructional materials.

      FEATURES
      • 5-string banjo
      • Chromed steel rim with 18 piece bracket top
      • Laminated mahogany back and sides
      • Nato neck
      • Rosewood fingerboard
      • 22 frets
      • Maple/rosewood bridge
      • Chrome (geared) machine heads
      • 27.4" scale length
      • Body depth: resonator: 1.75"; rim: 2"
      • 1.18" width at nut
      • Dot position inlays
      • Chrome arm rest and tailpiece
      • White tipped tuning machines
      • Strings: fender nickelplated steel banjo strings, gauges .0095-.020
      • Includes strings, tuner, picks, and instructional materials

      A beginning banjo kit from Fender! Order now.

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      FenderFB 300 Banjo Pack
       
      4.2

      (based on 17 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (9)
      • Well built / quality (5)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (11)
        • Back-up (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Novice (10), Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Not Bad, Not Great

        The Fender FB300 pack is a great value for what it is. It is not a fancy banjo, and the materials are very basic, but it is a nice inexpensive way to get...Read complete review

        The Fender FB300 pack is a great value for what it is. It is not a fancy banjo, and the materials are very basic, but it is a nice inexpensive way to get into playing. I would recommend this banjo to anyone who wants to start learning to play the banjo. If you like the instrument, upgrade, if you don't, at least you didn't invest too much.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Fender needs quality control

        To start with I am very happy with Music Friends not happy with Fender
        First banjo I received I found wood Boss that holds nut insert inside resinator cracked and starting to fall...Read complete review

        To start with I am very happy with Music Friends not happy with Fender
        First banjo I received I found wood Boss that holds nut insert inside resinator cracked and starting to fall off
        Music friend replaced it with not problem
        Second banjo boss was broken off completely, only one spot of glue was found which didn't hold so I desided to fix it myself. Glue and clamp came out fine. Sounds great loving book and tuner
        Finger picks small tried to adjust with boiling water did not work so well
        Ordered metal pick Music friends they are great
        Over all happy with my first banjo great buy for the price
        Love stupid buy love app

        Reviewed by 17 customers

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        3.0

        Fender needs quality control

        By Newb Dave

        from Central florida

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

            To start with I am very happy with Music Friends not happy with Fender
            First banjo I received I found wood Boss that holds nut insert inside resinator cracked and starting to fall off
            Music friend replaced it with not problem
            Second banjo boss was broken off completely, only one spot of glue was found which didn't hold so I desided to fix it myself. Glue and clamp came out fine. Sounds great loving book and tuner
            Finger picks small tried to adjust with boiling water did not work so well
            Ordered metal pick Music friends they are great
            Over all happy with my first banjo great buy for the price
            Love stupid buy love app

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            5.0

            Great twang for the buck

            By Duke

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

              Got this as a deal of the day and was quite happy with my purchase. Great bang for the buck. Of course it needed some setup, but all the tools were included to do it. Just needed the internet for some reference and everything plays and sounds great.

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              4.0

              Nice banjo

              By JE

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Arm Rest Nice
              • Very Nice Good Features

              Cons

              • Strap Clips Bend Weak

              Best Uses

              • Beginner
              • Learning Tool
              • Meet Me In St Louis

              Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

              Nice build for a beginner instrument.

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              4.0

              Definitely Entry Level

              By Slappy1Eye

              from Lawrence, KS

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Decent Tone
              • Great Entry Level

              Cons

              • Skip The Kit

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

              Easy to setup and get started. I would've skipped the starter kit and paid for only the banjo had it not been one of the closeout deals. The 'kit' supplies are of little use, there's better info available on the internet for beginning banjo than what is included. But all in all Not bad for the price though I doubt I'll ever be a 'great' banjo player. This one stays in tune fairly well and has a nice ringing banjo tone that has provided weeks of banjo fun so far! I'd recommend getting one.

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              4.0

              Good Beginner Banjo

              By just4funmx

              from St. Louis, MO

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                  I have been wanting to start messing with a banjo for some time. I thought that something that said Fender on it, for the price, would be a good bet. This is a nice, well made, banjo, especially for the money. The only problem is, if you want to call it that, is there are no instructions to set the thing up once it arrives. It does come with the necessary tools. The head was loose, the truss rod was loose, the bridge not on it. The nut for the 5th string was either too tall or too short causing it to buzz on the first fret open. All of the setup information is readily available on youtube or elsewhere but I think there should be a pamphlet with the instrument. I adjusted the head, checked the tightness of all fasteners, placed the bridge, set the intonation and adjusted the truss rod. That's when the 5th string buzz became apparent. I just pulled the little nut out and carefully trimmed a bit from the bottom and reassembled, problem solved. I am only giving this thing 4 stars because of the setup. It is an amazing instrument, for the price, once properly set up.

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                  4.0

                  Good Pick for a beginner

                  By killer

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                    Never played a banjo..but really like the look and sound so far

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                    5.0

                    FB 300 BANJO PACK

                    By Chas

                    from Covington, Ga.

                    About Me Novice

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                      This is a good quality instrument, it has good tone and is easy to play.

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                      4.0

                      Merchant/Product review

                      By Rob

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                          I ordered this banjo and it arrived on time. Upon opening the first one, the headstock popped off completely before I even got it out of the final foam sheeting it shipped in. The break was semi clean, truss was exposed. I was very disappointed, mostly for the nato/mahogany wood that was broken. I called them that evening and they were fast, courteous, and had one shipped out the next day. It arrived before the end of the week, in tact.

                          In terms of the actual banjo, it looks fantastic. The mahogany is beautiful, and although it has no mother of pear/abalone inlay anywhere, which I tend to love, the simplistic aesthetic is very nice. It has tortoise shell binding on the back body and along the neck, which you can't see in the pictures. The tuners are a semi-opaque pealoid plastic material, but the machines tune nicely and they seem sturdy for not being metal.

                          The bracket to the left of the tailpiece dropped out when I held the back of the banjo up. It was missing an end cap to keep it screwed on. I'm not sure if this is a factory mistake or just the way it is, but it doesn't seem right. All the others have one.

                          The accessories that came with the banjo pack are pretty good. The clip on tuner is very nice and I might buy some more for my other instruments. Easier to read than a pedal in my opinion. Comes with a nice philips/wrench tool, allen wrench, finger picks. The book is very limited. For some reason it has a Deering banjo in one of the diagrams which I thought was funny. It's a Fender book. Anyway, the only thing I didn't like was the strap. It's the classic Fender strap, but the shepherd hooks on it are annoying- metal on metal. This banjo has actual strap hooks so you don't have to use the brackets on the drum. But I'm definitely getting a Souldier Strap for this, I highly recommend them. Company out of Chicago that makes custom straps out of vintage materials and recycled seat belts. Their banjo straps have leather button tabs.

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                          5.0

                          quality and affordable

                          By willie p

                          from Nashville, TN

                          About Me Novice

                          Pros

                          • Affordable
                          • Fender Reputation
                          • Good Tone
                          • Quality
                          • Qualityy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Having Fun
                            • Learning
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                            Quality instrument at a great price.

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                            5.0

                            Great deal

                            By pumimw

                            from yucca, az

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Large Sound
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Learning
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                              I got this on a stupid deal of the day. I've been wanting a banjo to learn to play but they are rather expensive until this deal. Upon opening I was flabbergasted, it was beautiful. After reading the inclosed info and checking some info on the web, I finished the minor assembly and tuned this beast (it is heavy). I would never in my wildest dreams believe that it could be so loud. I'm not talking plugged in loud just LOUD. The tuning held well and the tone was great. I'ts a lot easier to play than I thought it would be and a lot more fun. And did I mention this thing is beautiful. It has everything you need to start playing now. Give it a go, oh and also it's a Fender.

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