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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 20 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (11)
      • Well built / quality (5)
      • Consistent (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (14)
        • Back-up (6)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Novice (12), Experienced (4)

        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 20 customers

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        4.0

        Great Starter Kit!

        By Cowboy Carl

        from The West

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Little Instruction
        • Not Consistent

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Beginner Training
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

        This kit has everything a beginner needs to get started in learning banjo! This kit comes with all the basic parts (banjo, gig bag, instruction book, strap, finger picks, tuner, and extra strings). The quality is surprisingly nice and the design is great. I knocked off one star because the first kit I received had a tuner peg break after only one week but Musician's Friend did a great job replacing it! Aside from that, the sound is strong and it's a great place to start learning.

        ONE other important thing to note is that the banjo has to be set up! It comes with a wood piece (the bridge) that has to be set up between the strings and the banjo skin to produce any sound whatsoever. I didn't know that at first and there was no instruction on how to do that. Luckily I got it after looking it up but I was really disappointed at first thinking this was a bad buy all just because of that.

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        4.0

        Fender FB300 Banjo

        By captdanwh

        from lake wales,fl.

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Good Banjo For The Price

        Cons

        • Srap And Connectors Broke

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

        this is a good starter banjo for the price. the strap connectors broke the first time i put the strap on but i will deal with that later. the strap itself is very cheaply made and feels terrible when over your shoulder but again good straps are not that expensive to replace original. besides the problems with the strap i am quite happy with it as it does hold tune for long periods and sounds quite good for a beginners banjo. it is a nice looking banjo and is quite easy to play and the pack includes the banjo, tuner,thumb and finger picks,soft case and instruction manual.

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        4.0

        Good Starter Pack

        By Fuzzybuttgdd

        from Mishawaka, In

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Needs Setup By A Pro

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

        Found this on the Stupid Deal of The Day. Been looking for an affordable Banjo to learn how to play. I could not pass up the special price on this. Upon opening the box, it was packed very nicely. Really loved all the extra's fender thought of to put in this pack. I have a friend who sets up instruments and was very happy I did. He actually had to redo the stock setup all over and is highly suggested to do this if you get one. After that this banjo came alive. It has a very good resonance and plays nicely. The quality of this Banjo is surprisingly very good in my opinion. There were no marks on this and the wood finish looks great. Once setup this is one great buy to recommend.

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        3.0

        Fender needs quality control

        By Newb Dave

        from Central florida

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        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

            Comment on this review

             
            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

              Ask me a question

              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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