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Fender' Rustler open-back banjo produces a nice mellow tone with comfortably lightweight feel. Features include a maple open-back body with a smooth ...Read More

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Fender' Rustler open-back banjo produces a nice mellow tone with comfortably lightweight feel. Features include a maple open-back body with a smooth satin finish, 18-piece rolled-brass tone ring, maple rim and neck, and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with œsnowflake position inlays.

An easy-to-own, mellow-sounding banjo with maple tonewoods and snowflake inlays.

FEATURES
  • Traditional 5-string format
  • 18-piece rolled brass tone ring
  • Lightweight, open back design
  • Mellow sounding maple body and neck
  • Comfortable rosewood fingerboard

Trust a brand you know to come up with a nice banjo at the right price. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Rustler Open Back Banjo

  • Body
    Body: Maple
    Body Shape: Banjo
    Body Back: Laminated Maple Back
    Body Sides: Laminated Maple Sides
    Body Finish: Satin
    Neck
    Number of Frets: 22
    Position Inlays: Stylized Snowflake
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Hard Maple
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Nut Width: 1.125" (2.9 cm)
    Scale Length: 25" (63.5 cm)
    Hardware
    Hardware: Chrome
    Bridge: Maple with Rosewood Tip
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: Open back, maple rim, satin finish, Rustler and Fender mother-of-pearl acryllic logos, Fender headstock shape and 18-piece rolled brass tone ring
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FenderRustler Open Back Banjo
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (33)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Well built / quality (12)
  • Long life (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Back-up (11)
  • Concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Novice (13), Professional musician (4)

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5.0

Great starter banjo!

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from Indiana

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

    Long time guitar player, I have always wanted a banjo and this was a great fit

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    4.0

    Good instrument.

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    from SO FL

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    Pros

    • Well made

    Cons

    • No Case

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

    I am happy with all aspects of this banjo. It's easy to play and it stays in tune. It has the banjo cluck I was looking for. I am a guitarist looking to add another instrument and I find this economical piece the perfect way to get started.

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    5.0

    Nice for the price

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    from midwest

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

      Very nice for the price, holds tuning well, sounds nice to my untrained ear. Seems to be of good quality and very playable after initial set-up.

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      5.0

      great value

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      from NY

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      Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

      I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the components and the workmanship. Banjo compares favorably with my Goldtone CC 100R. Very nice instrument.

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      4.0

      Great Value

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      from Texas

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

      It's a great value as one of the "Stupid Deals of the Day" has to be one of the stupidest, cause it was really hugely discounted. The nearest one in price I found was over double what I paid.

      It took some setup and adjustment, which could cause some more novice players some grief. Once adjusted, it is great. This is the first open-backed banjo I've ever owned, and I like it a lot.

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      5.0

      Rustler 5-string banjo

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      from Elgin IL

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

        Pot is a lot smaller than I expected although there is plenty of volume. Bargain for the price.

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        5.0

        Great bang for the buck and solid.

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        from Chicago, far north burbs.

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

            This is my first banjo, long time guitar player....I know very little about banjo's but for the stupid deal of the day price I couldn't pass this one up. So far I am having fun with this instrument, it seams solid and quality built.

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            5.0

            Nice quality and sound

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            from Orange County California

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Neighborhood Jams
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

              I've been a guitar player for 40 years and have always thought about trying the banjo. I wanted a lightweight banjo to hang in my garage (man cave/studio) that I could grab easily that would encourage practicing. When the Fender Rustler was a SDOTD, I picked one up. Wow what a deal for a well made and nice sounding instrument. After installing and adjusting the bridge and tuning up, i was ready to start learning. Nice action and stays in tune! Keep an eye on these and grab one when they go on sale. You'll be pleasantly surprised. I gave it 5 stars cause of the great deal and "bang for the buck". I would probably have given it 4 stars had I paid the regular price.

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              5.0

              Nice Beginner Banjo

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              from Chandler, OK

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

                Nice little entry level banjo. Mine required vey little setup to start playing. Has a bit of a dark tone so would be great for clawhammer but fine for practice of any style. Light and easy to play.

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                4.0

                I like the rustler

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                from Maryland

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Stays In Tune After Setup

                Cons

                • No Case

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

                As sdotd go this was a great one.

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