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Fender FB59 Banjo

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The Fender FB59 Banjo easily competes with much more expensive banjos, and has the loud, ringing tone you need to be heard in any music mix. It featu...Click To Read More About This Product

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Sound that cuts through a blazing bluegrass band.

The Fender FB59 Banjo easily competes with much more expensive banjos, and has the loud, ringing tone you need to be heard in any music mix. It features a walnut resonator, walnut neck with maple strip, 26.4" scale, wood rim, gold hardware, rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlay, a brass tone ring and a hardshell banjo case.

FEATURES
Model Name: FB-59 Banjo
Model Number: 095-9500-221
Series: Fender Banjo Series
Body Style: 5-String Banjo
Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Top: 3-ply Maple Rim With 24 Piece Brackett
Back and Sides: Laminated Walnut (resonator)
Neck: Walnut
Fingerboard: Rosewood
No. of Frets: 22
Bridge: Maple with Ebony Tip
Machine Heads: Gold (Geared)
Electronics: None
Scale Length: 26.4"
Body Depth: Resonator, 2.2"; Rim 2"
Width at Nut: 1.22"
Width at Heel: N/A
Fingerboard Inlays: Deluxe Flower Mother-of-Pearl Position Inlays
Tuning Gear Buttons: Ivory Colored
Taail-piece: Clam Shell
Tone Ring: Brass
Flange and tube: One-piece
Brackett: 24-piece
Head: Milk White
Strings: Fender Nickelplated Steel Banjo Strings, p/n 0732255003,
Gauges .0095 to .020
Accessories: Hard Case
Introduced: 7/2003

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FenderFB59 Banjo
 
5.0

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender FB-59 Banjo

By Hillbillyrock74

from Cookeville TN.

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Comments about Fender FB59 Banjo:

I bought this for my 13 yr. old son who is a beginner. This thing is bright! The tone you get from this thing is amazing. The playability is just as great. Topped off with the walnut and gold finish, it sure is pretty. My family are gibson fans and not bashers in no way, but we have picked with 4 different mastertones now, and the owners have layed them down and picked his up, and loved it. The closest sound I've heard was from a high end Huss and Dalton. From beginner to pro you'll love it!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Banjo

By Alec Moore

from La Mesa, CA

Comments about Fender FB59 Banjo:

I bought this banjo about a year ago, and i have loved it ever since. It delivers a powerful, and sweet tone. I 100% recommend this banjo to anyone!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazingly Beautiful Instrument

By Nick Allen

from Deadwood, SD

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Concerts

Comments about Fender FB59 Banjo:

I'm not much of a banjo player, but I definatly know a quality instrument when I play one, and this baby is definatly quality! I have had it about a year and a half, and just replaced the head with a black remo, and put on new elixir strings, and this thing can sing. It is heavy, which can be deemed as good or bad depending on the person, but I'd feel bad for the floor if I were to drop it. Not to mention, the gold hardware is stunning. Really great, I recommend it!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender FB59

By Wes Lewis

from Texas

Comments about Fender FB59 Banjo:

Very beautiful!
I agree with all of the reviews that I just read. I bought mine about two weeks ago. It is a very sweet and beautiful banjo.
I got bought mine for a heck of a deal!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound & holds tune well.

By Chewy

from Nebraska

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts

    Comments about Fender FB59 Banjo:

    Great tone & holds tune very well. Normal fine tuning for setup. Eye popping looks & sound. Little heavy for some beginners to start out with. Well worth it for those can handle the weight.Fretting is smooth as silk.

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