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Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack  

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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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (20)
    • Back-up (7)
    • Learning (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Novice (17), Experienced (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome value!

    I'm a guitar player who wanted to get into banjo, so I bought this pack. Boy am I glad I did! I love it! At such a low price I wasn't sure what...Read complete review

    I'm a guitar player who wanted to get into banjo, so I bought this pack. Boy am I glad I did! I love it! At such a low price I wasn't sure what to expect as far as quality, but I trust the Fender name so I bought it. I'm no banjo expert, but I do know a quality instrument from a cheap one, and this is surprisingly well made for the price. It plays easy and sounds great, and the other things you get as part of the pack are a great bonus. I definitely recommend this!

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    FB-300 pack

    The good:
    I bought the FB-300 pack to play around with, It was on sale so it was a very good deal and is actually made pretty good and has a sound...Read complete review

    The good:
    I bought the FB-300 pack to play around with, It was on sale so it was a very good deal and is actually made pretty good and has a sound that is pretty decent once you get it set up. Easy to work on
    The bad:
    Wasn't set up to play at all! but watched a 30 min Utube setup video tightened all the loose hardware and head and its sounds really good.

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    4.0

    Good value for beginner banjo

    By Guitarmania

    from Central nj

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Sound Easy Playing

    Cons

    • Needs Bridge Setup

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

      On sale this was a great affordable banjo package. I've played guitar many years and wanted to learn banjo. You will need to take measurements and set the bridge in the correct location before you can play it. Easy DIY even for a banjo noob like myself. Just google fender banjo bridge setup for a short and clear instructional video

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      5.0

      Great starter

      By jordy

      from B'ville OK

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

        Be careful tuning...lost 2 strings

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        3.0

        Nice for the Price

        Pros

        • Light

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

        I played the guitar all my life. Its time to also master the banjo and what a great way to start with a low price, good quality one.

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        4.0

        Great starter banjo

        By timster

        from rancho bernardo,ca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy Set Up Holds Tune
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Fender Tuner Didnt Work

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

        With just a little setup this is a great deal,
        Much better than the Rogue

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        5.0

        Beautiful instrument, great value!

        By Sierra

        from Indiana

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Learning
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

          I'd never played the banjo before I bought this one, but at the price, I couldn't pass it up! Very pretty instrument, comes with all the basic things you need if you're a complete beginner like me. I haven't found a better deal on a starter pack, especially not with such great quality!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome value!

          By saxmanpf2

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Learning
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

            I'm a guitar player who wanted to get into banjo, so I bought this pack. Boy am I glad I did! I love it! At such a low price I wasn't sure what to expect as far as quality, but I trust the Fender name so I bought it. I'm no banjo expert, but I do know a quality instrument from a cheap one, and this is surprisingly well made for the price. It plays easy and sounds great, and the other things you get as part of the pack are a great bonus. I definitely recommend this!

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            5.0

            Paid So Little For a Great Value

            By Avistar

            from Beaver Dam,Wi.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

              I Bought 2 Of These Banjo Packs Since The Price Musician Friends Was Asking--My Local Music Stores Wanted Twice The Price. I Have Bought Guitars--Books--Strings & Banjos From Musician Friends And Always Receive Well Packed Products And In Excellent Shape Deliveries.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A lot of banjo for the money

              By Stever

              from Dalllas

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Complete Package
              • Good Tone
              • Great value

              Cons

              • Needs Setup

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

              I'm not a banjo player, I play guitar, but I couldn't resist the price. There's a ton of value here! Banjo, gig bag, strings, picks, etc. everything a beginner needs (besides a banjo mute, I have neighbors).

              I'm no expert but the instrument feels quality and it rings loud and crisp. You'll probably have to get it setup for you. I had to remove and file the nut down a bit and adjust the neck to get things where I wanted them, but now it's perfect. (Of course, don't do those things yourself unless you know what you're doing, let a pro do it.) For reference, the scale length is NOT the 27.4 inches it says on the website, it's 26.2 inches which is double the nut to 12th fret measurement. It intonates perfectly there. Setting it at 27+ will cause trouble!

              Anyway, from a banjo novice, this thing is absolutely fantastic. The perfect first instrument for anyone and will no doubt me last for years. Now I just need to learn how to play it!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fender FB300 Banjo

              By captdanwh

              from lake wales,fl.

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              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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