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Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo   

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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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      OVERVIEW

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

      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.

      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)

      Reviewed by 37 customers

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      5.0

      Great starter banjo!

      By Wesha1

      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.

        By Tonecrush

        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

        By farmerjohn

        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

          By resonatorlover

          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

          By LD

          from Van Alstyne, TX

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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

          By guvno

          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.

            By themanfromalabam

            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

                By mechanaxe

                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

                  By mhmbv

                  from Chandler, OK

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                    By Bam

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    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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