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Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo   (Open Box)
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Product# H83007
      OVERVIEW

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

      Fender’s 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 “snowflake” 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 36 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (32)
      • Consistent (15)
      • Well built / quality (12)
      • Long life (4)
      • Lightweight (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (24)
      • Back-up (11)
      • Concerts (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (18), Novice (13), Professional musician (4)

      Reviewed by 36 customers

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      4.0

      Good instrument.

      By 

      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

        By 

        from NY

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          Cons

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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 

              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

              By 

              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 

                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 

                    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 

                      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 

                        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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                        5.0

                        !!! NICE!!!

                        By 

                        from Ohio

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Awesme Player Love It
                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                        • None That I Can Tell

                        Best Uses

                        • Learning Student

                        Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

                        This is a great instrument for the price I paid
                        (stupid deal). I got this just to plunk around on. Turns out that I love it and have gotten pretty good on it. Great to learn on. Low action vibrant tone. Just a joy to play.

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