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Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim   

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The 30-bracket Rogue B30 resonator banjo features a Nato resonator and neck. A chrome-plated armrest makes playing comfortable, and the geared chrome...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      The 30-bracket Rogue B30 resonator banjo features a Nato resonator and neck. A chrome-plated armrest makes playing comfortable, and the geared chrome tuners will keep you in tune. A genuine Remo head completes the package, making this banjo an amazing value.

      Case sold separately

      The sounds of the South for a great price.

      FEATURES
      • 5-string banjo
      • Body style: 30-bracket design
      • Neck wood: nato
      • Bridge and Fretboard: rosewood
      • Frets: 20
      • Tuners: die-cast high ratio
      • Hardware: chrome with aluminum rim
      • Case sold separately
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      RogueB30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim
       
      4.3

      (based on 45 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (23)
      • Consistent (15)
      • Well built / quality (11)
      • Long life (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (23)
      • Back-up (9)
      • Concerts (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Novice (21), Experienced (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent!

      I have been playing guitar for 30+ years and decided to give banjo a try---I was very impressed with the build quality at this price level---I will probably upgrade the...Read complete review

      I have been playing guitar for 30+ years and decided to give banjo a try---I was very impressed with the build quality at this price level---I will probably upgrade the tuners at some point, but that is not unusual for me---most of my guitars have been modified in some way, and the stock tuners are usually the first thing to go. This is a great instrument---don't let the low price fool you!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not a great instrument

      The setup on this banjo was really not good. Strings were incredibly high off of the fretboard. Tuners were barely held in with screws falling out (literally fell out while tuning the first...Read complete review

      The setup on this banjo was really not good. Strings were incredibly high off of the fretboard. Tuners were barely held in with screws falling out (literally fell out while tuning the first time), cracked bridge, and very loose head. Couldn't really believe that MusiciansFriend would actually let that out of their factory in the condition they did. I actually assumed it was a used instrument until I called to check. Could not COULD NOT hold a tune. Set it up and still couldn't hold a tune. Neck was strong, body was not. Maybe save your money for the low end fender or washburn instead.

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      1.0

      Broken

      By 

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

      This product arrived with a defective 5th string tuning peg.

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      4.0

      Satisfied with the purchase

      By 

      from RDU area , NC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Better Quality than Expected
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Instrument to learn o
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

        It exceeded my expectations for a "low end" banjo. It would have been nice to have some type of instruction sheet included, as a novice, I took it to a guitar shop for set up and tuning. For those doubters and skeptics, it is what it is, a great starter banjo.

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        5.0

        My First Banjo

        By 

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

          Got this as a new year's resolution to learn the banjo. There's tons of learning material on the internet so it's really easy to learn some basic rolls and chords to get started for some basic progressions. My one surprise was that the bridge wasn't installed. I did some research and found out this is to make sure it doesn't break in the shipping process. Some additional quick research, and a ruler will help you measure from the proper frets to where to place it for the best tone. I didn't remember reading that on any comments so I thought I'd add it. The tone is great and it's more than I expected for the price. Definitely worth the money if you want to learn/ play another instrument and want a backup sound on anything you record. Highly recommend it for a first banjo.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pickin' on the porch

          By 

          from ASheville, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • fun!
          • Looks good
          • Sounds Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Playing
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

            I have always wanted a banjo. The reviews were positive and the price was right so I thought I would give it a shot! Had to set this one up on my own. The bridge came in a bag. NO big deal.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice, Solid Instrument

            By 

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

              I'm a guitarist but wanted to expand my horizons a bit, so I picked up a Rogue banjo to learn some bluegrass fingerpicking and chording. Seems to be a really well-made instrument, quite a bit better sorted-out than the Rogue mandolin and dreadnought guitar I'd purchased a couple years ago. This banjo was set up and ready to play (after a little tuning) right out of the box. Sounds great too. Nice!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              IMHO, a great starter banjo

              By 

              from Morgantown, WV

              About Me Novice

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Beginning
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                I wasn't expecting much of this banjo when I ordered it, but it has really been a pleasant surprise. This is definitely a budget instrument (as the extremely low price would indicate), and normally you get what you pay for. In this case, when compared to other beginner banjos, you get a bit more than what you pay for.

                The tone is great (sounds like a banjo), and the instrument holds its tune well enough for lessons and practice. The banjo arrived with the bridge in the proper position (as far as I could tell from what I've read). I have been playing guitar for over 20 years, and I believe that this is a great instrument to begin the process of learning banjo. I will upgrade one day, but I believe that this banjo will be better than my abilities for some time.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Starter

                By 

                from Clarkesville, GA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Strong

                Cons

                • may change out tuners

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                It's a good starter with a pretty good sound.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                classroom instrument

                By 

                from Pennsylvania, USA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                  its ok to bang around in, and learn to play...for now

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic Starter Banjo

                  By 

                  from Dearborn MI

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Beautiful
                  • Easy To Play
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                    I have been playing guitar for 10+ years, and have always wanted to play banjo. I bought this one based on the price, and reviews saying that it was a good beginner banjo. I was not disappointed. It sounds amazing, looks even better, and I have absolutely no complaints. Stays in tune, and is a pleasure to play.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    good buy for the money

                    By 

                    from rocky gap va

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Built Well
                    • Good Tone
                    • Plays Good Out Of The Box

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim:

                      very pleased for the money ,have not played in about 6 years but plays as good as more costly banjos I have owned stays in tune better than most cheaper banjos I have owned in the past its worth the money

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