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Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim   (Open Box)
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Product# 583273
      OVERVIEW

      The sounds of the South for a great price.

      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

      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

      Perfect banjo for everything from Scruggs' 3-finger style to Seeger's clawhammer style. Rock the folk out!

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      RogueB30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim
       
      4.3

      (based on 36 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (21)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      88%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (18)
      • Consistent (11)
      • Well built / quality (8)
      • Long life (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (16)
        • Back-up (6)
        • Concerts (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Novice (14), Experienced (10)

        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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        4.0

        good buy for the money

        By steve g

        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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          3.0

          good banjo once setup properly

          By hillbilly ron

          from hills of pa

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Sounds Good Once Setup

          Cons

          • Clips For Strap Useless
          • Neck Verry Hard To Adjust
          • No Instructions H
          • No Instructions On Setup

          Best Uses

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

            when i receved banjo the neck was set wrong and could only adjust by placing shims between neck and body. I hooked strap to clips on banjo 2 min after puting on they broke. I took them out and used a shoe string through holes. this works great. for the price you get a nice banjo but it needs instructions for the begining user

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            5.0

            Great instrument for the price.

            By Lumpy Four Fingers

            from Marquette Mi.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              I've had this banjo for a few months now, and it's served me well. I'd been wanting to learn the banjo for some time, but didn't want to drop a ton of money on an instrument I might not like, so this was perfect. As a guitarist, a rock/metal guitarist at that, I didn't know the first thing about the banjo, but after ten years playing guitar I do know a decent instrument. The action is really nice, I don't have to work too hard fretting notes. It has a great tone, comparable to the higher end Fenders I played at the local music store before getting this one. It holds its tuning really well, I've only had to tune it twice since I got it. It's built really solid, and is a beautiful instrument to look at. Overall I have nothing bad to say about it. I highly recommend it.

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              5.0

              Great value for the money

              By Fast Eddie

              from Dixon, Ky.

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Great Beginner Banjo

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jams
                • Practicing

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

                This was my first banjo, so I did a lot of research on-line. The banjo arrived and appeared to be in perfect shape and basically set-up. I tuned it and started practicing. I was impressed with the quality/appearance/tone of the banjo and after the strings settled in after a couple of days it stayed in tune. After having it about a week I removed the resonator to hear how the banjo sounded opened backed. I discovered a fairly large gouge missing from the base of the neck where it connected to the pot (factory damage). I contacted Musicians Friend, informed them of the damage, and as always there customer service was second to none. They sent me a replacement banjo, with a prepaid return shipping label for the one I had. I've had the banjo for about a month now and I am completely satisfied with the B-30 Rogue. For the price, I feel it is probably one of the best beginner banjos on the market. Everyone that see's it is impressed.

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                5.0

                great starter banjo for the money

                By JV04

                from Washington, PA

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Built Well
                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Stays in tune well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

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

                  this is a great starter/novice banjo with good tone and built very well. a steal for the price.

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                  5.0

                  Worth the wait!!

                  By strings4fun

                  from E. Hampstead, NH

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Nice And Loud
                  • Superb Fit And Finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I have been playing guitar and a little drums for about 10 years now and wanted to try to expand into the banjo...after looking around and finding this little gem of a banjo I jumped on it!! Waited a little longer then I would have liked but it was worth the wait! Excellent fit and finish, no rough frets or scuffs. The resonator projects the sound very well, my wife commented that it is much louder then my acoustic guitar! Out of the box it just required a little tuning (to be expected) and then it was off to picking and grinning!! Can't wait to get it by the camp fire!

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                      5.0

                      Nice Banjo

                      By yankee60

                      from virginia

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Banjo Is Great

                      Cons

                      • It Took 2 Months To Get

                      Best Uses

                      • New Banjo Players Practi

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

                      The banjo is nice, but it was out of stock when I ordered it. It took 2 months to ship.

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                      5.0

                      Stop looking just buy it

                      By Paul

                      from North Idaho

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

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

                        Been playing banjo for 40 years. Bought this for a friend to learn on. When it came I was very pleased at how nice it looked and played. All I had to do is tune it, the bridge was even set right. The action is as good as my Morgan Monroe Rocky Top banjo. Very loud and crisp for a light weight banjo. Even has a geared 5th string peg. Stop looking around, just buy it, and get a case while you're at it you will want one later if you upgrade. Shipping was free and arrive in a week, in good condition. Double boxed with padding.

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                        5.0

                        A really good buy

                        By 88blues

                        from pensacola, FL

                        About Me Novice

                        Pros

                        • A Beautiful Instrument
                        • Good craftsmanship
                        • Good Playability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I am a guitar player learning banjo. I like the action and feel of the instrument. I didn't have to do any setup work on it. It played well right out of the box. It's really pretty too.

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                            5.0

                            Very pleased with this banjo.

                            By Corntreader

                            from Central City, Iowa

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

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

                              My banjo arrived in perfect condition. I went over it with a fine tooth comb and found no faults. The action was good. The head was tight. The bridge was dead on. All the hardware was in place and nothing was loose. The tuning heads were tight. All it needed was to be tuned. It sounds great. I was pleasently suprised to find nothing amiss. The last time I played a banjo was almost 41 years ago. I was amazed how that once it was in my hands it all came back. Great instrument at a fantastic price.

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