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Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo  

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Fender’s Rustler six-string closed-back banjo is perfect for guitarists who want to get perfectly sparkling banjo sound in a comfortably familiar s...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      An easy-to-play banjo perfect for guitarists seeking to broaden their sonic palette of just plain have fun.

      Fender’s Rustler six-string closed-back banjo is perfect for guitarists who want to get perfectly sparkling banjo sound in a comfortably familiar six-string format. Features include a resonant closed-back mahogany body with an elegant three-color sunburst finish, 24-piece bracket, rolled-brass tone ring with chrome plating, mahogany neck with 22-fret rosewood fingerboard and distinctive Fender headstock shape, and die-cast tuners.

      FEATURES
      • 6-string format for instant playability
      • Warm mahogany body and neck

      Rustle up some fun and new sonic textures for your music. Order today.

      SPECIFICATIONS

      Rustler 6-String Banjo

      • Body
      • Body: Mahogany
      • Body Shape: Banjo
      • Body Back: Laminated Mahogany
      • Body Sides: Laminated Mahogany
      • Body Finish: Gloss
      • Neck
      • Number of Frets: 22
      • Position Inlays: Dot Position Markers
      • Fretboard: Rosewood
      • Neck Material: Mahogany
      • Neck Finish: Gloss
      • Nut Width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
      • Scale Length: 25" (63.5 cm)
      • Hardware
      • Hardware: Chrome
      • Bridge: Maple with Rosewood Tip
      • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
      • Miscellaneous
      • Unique Features: Closed back, rolled brass chrome plated tone ring- 24 piece bracket, Three-color Sunburst finish, die-cast machine heads, Rustler and Fender mother of pearl acryllic logos and Fender headstock shape
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      FenderRustler 6-String Banjo
       
      4.8

      (based on 8 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (5)
        • Back-up (4)
        • Concerts (4)
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          • Experienced (7)

        Reviewed by 8 customers

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        5.0

        Fender Rustler 6-string banjo

        By Guvno

        from Elgin IL

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo:

          Unbelieveable price on musician's friend deal of the day. Quality instrument. Better Quality than Fender's 5-string or 4-string which have cast alumuninum pot. The six stringer has a wooden pot. My only negative comment is that the strings that come with the banjo need to be of a much lighter gauge. 9 or 10 fist string.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good 6-String Banjo

          By MDCase

          from Peoria, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Beautiful finish
          • Good Actio
          • Good Action
          • Good Tone
          • Good value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo:

              I had been looking for a 6-string banjo to broaden some of my sounds in a group I play with. The Fender Rustler is fitting that purpose perfectly. It has good tone/sound and is very easy to play, The guitar is my main instrument and I am using the banjo about 10% of the time, so I really appreciate not having to learn a whole new instrument. I looked at several in this price range, and think this one has the best banjo sound out of all of them. I was really surprised at how beautiful the instrument is too....deep red finish with ivory colored binding. As for setup, I only had to put in and position the bridge. A quick internet search led to easy instructions. I was set up and playing in about 20 mins. At the sale price, it's an awesome deal and I am very pleased so far.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A great addition to the collection.

              By MaxPower

              from Southern, KY

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              Pros

              • Fun
              • Strong
              • Well built

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo:

                I picked this up on a Stupid Deal but is worth every penny of the regular price. I'd been wanting a "Banjitar/Gitjo" for a long time just to have one to play with. I got a banjo many years ago and never really got it down and kinda gave up, would still like to learn one day but in the mean time, this is a fun alternative without the learning curve. The usual quality of Fender, well built, pretty wood, feels solid to me. You will need to set the bridge as it comes laid down so it does not break during shipping. But it is easy to get setup and the head did not even need any tightening. It's just like any banjo, it will not have the sustain that you are used to on a guitar, just expect that. So far I've not even tried to do any kind of rolling with my finger picks just been playing with a flat pick and trying to do some alternating string picking to keeps things moving, sounds much better then just trying to strum. I've always had great luck with Fender products and this is no exception, feels good, well built, just what I expected and got! Thank you Fender as always. Now I've got to start researching banjo pickups so I can plug it in and play with some different sounds from time to time with the band. If you are looking at this one and other brands, I would recommend this one without hesitation to you or any friends looking for one. Good luck, enjoy the new sound and most of all, have fun.

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                5.0

                Enjoy it

                By gtrmn7

                from rogers ar

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo:

                    good tone easy to play

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                    5.0

                    I was pleasantly surprised.

                    By old picker

                    from Wichita, KS

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo:

                      I owned a couple of banjo's, but didn't play them often enough to get very proficient on them. Since this one plays like a guitar, I am able to switch between instruments easily. It is well made and sounds good.

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                      4.0

                      Fender Rustler 6 string banjo

                      By Hallertau

                      from Redding ca

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                      Pros

                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • Maybe Tone

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo:

                      Since I paid only not a lot , I think it is a fine instrument for various applications

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                      5.0

                      LOVE IT!!!!!

                      By matman

                      from bozeman, mt

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Plays Greatlooks Great
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • None That I've Found Yet

                      Best Uses

                      • Adds A New Sound At Jams
                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo:

                      WHEN WE HAVE 5 OR 6 GUITARS GOING AT A JAM, THIS ADDS A NEW SOUND WITH NO LEARNING CURVE. I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THW WOOD, CONSTRUCTION, AND OVERALL QUALITY

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great item for new sounds

                      By Jack

                      from Mesa Arizona

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Great To Add Spice To Gro
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Fender Rustler 6-String Banjo:

                          The 6 string Banjo plays well. You do not get the sound of a 5 string banjo due thicker strings. many use for guitars who do not want to relearn, like me

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