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Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim  

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  • 5-string banjo
  • Body style: 30-bracket design
  • Neck wood: nato
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    $349.99
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      Rogue

      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
       
      3.9

      (based on 20 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      70%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (6)
      • Consistent (4)
      • Well built / quality (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (6)
        • Back-up (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        No Problem

        As a guitarist, I don't know banjos from broomsticks. I know a decent instrument when I see it though and I know what sounds good. That said, this instrument is worth every penny...Read complete review

        As a guitarist, I don't know banjos from broomsticks. I know a decent instrument when I see it though and I know what sounds good. That said, this instrument is worth every penny it costs and sounds better than the price point requires. I bought this for my 8 y/o son who wanted to learn banjo so I didn't want to spend a lot of money. At the same time, being a guitar instructor, I know how quickly an inferior instrument can dampen the enthusiasm of any beginner. This was what I hoped would meet that balance.
        I was at work when it came in and assumed that I would have to set up the instrument to make it playable. Imagine my surprise when I walked in the front door and heard the sound of banjo. My wife, who is not at all mechanically inclined, did the initial assembly. I did minimal intonation adjustment and tuning and the kid was up and running. It is very playable, sounds decent and looks great if you don't put it under a magnifying glass.
        So far I have noted a couple minor finish issues and some of the frets high up on the neck could use work. By the time my son even notices these minor flaws he will be ready for a more expensive banjo and the B3 will owe me nothing at all.
        I recommend this product and would buy it again.

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        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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        5.0

        Excellent!

        By Hippy Chip

        from Florida, USA

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Great Fit And Finish
        • Great Fit Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            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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            5.0

            Outstanding for the price

            By Craig

            from Upstate NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Bright Tone
            • Consistent
            • Durable
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              I'm primarily a guitarist and have been for several years. I've played around with banjos in the past but this is the first one I have owned. For the price, this thing is incredible. Holds a strong tune and I've been playing it for the past three days since I received it in the mail. Would buy it again in a heartbeat and strongly recommend it to anyone looking to learn banjo.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              From a beginner's point of view.

              By Stick

              from DeGraff, OH

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Learning
              • Practicing

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

              I bought this banjo to learn on. For a starter, this is great! I really enjoy the sound. For a beginner this is more than I could've asked for. I love the tone, and it holds tune really well. I practice about an hour and a half a day, and when I check the tuning on my electronic tuner; it's still in tune. I can't complain.

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              3.0

              NIce for beginning player.

              By rmoodoggy

              from North-central Alabama

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to set up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Limited Neck Adjustment

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              THis is a basic instrument best suited for a beginning player. It is what it is. It's quality is in line with it's price...inexpensive and entry-level.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Arrived in wonderful condition

              By Greg Michigan

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Banjo
              • Functional
              • Works

              Cons

              • Obviously Inexpensive

              Best Uses

              • Beginner's Instrument
              • Practicing

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

              I received this banjo in the mail today, and opened the VERY sparsely padded cardboard box expecting the worst. Based on the dozens of reviews I've read, I was expecting and impossible to tune, half set up piece of trash in pieces.

              What I found delighted and surprised me.

              The banjo was strung, bridge on, and very well packed in it's "ROGUE" box. I tuned her up after a bit of letting the wood adjust to it's new home. Banjo sounds fine, like a banjo should.

              I went to a prominent instrument outlet in my area and played everything from almost free to very expensive. I wanted a banjo that sounded good for an upcoming tour.

              Most of the low end instruments were setup poorly and generally sup par. I did find the sound of a cheaper resonator banjo sufficient, and decided to take a leap of faith and buy an instrument sight unseen, off the internet for the first time in my life.

              Bottom line, I'm going to learn the heck out of this thing. It feels great, sounds like it should, and looks pretty enough to pass off.

              It's not a professional instrument. You knew that though, right?

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Could Be Better

              By Pickin1

              from Bluegrass, KY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I have played guitar for about 30 years and mandolin for a few so I decided to give the banjo a try.

                    I understood that I was buying an entry level instrument. The first one that was shipped was damaged. Got a brand new replacement without incident.

                    The second one was fine. It is about what I expected but I had hoped for something a little more. Not the best tone (but the volume is great), and it may get better with some minor adjustments.

                    The string are pretty high off the fretboard making fingering a little difficult.

                    I would not gig with this instrument, but it seems fine for rehearsing at home or for a beginner like me. Assuming I stick with it I will be upgrading VERY soon.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good banjo!! Great price!!

                    By Cjp87

                    from Bedford, Tx

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

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

                      Sound good! It's exactly what I was looking for!!

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful Little Instrument

                      By Katarina

                      from Augusta, GA

                      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:

                        High quality, heavy banjo. Perfect for beginners/intermediate players.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Not a great instrument

                        By benh2o

                        from MI

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Price

                        Cons

                        • Not Consistent
                        • Poor Tone Quality
                        • Unable To Hold Tune
                        • Very Poor Setup

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

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

                        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.

                        Comment on this review

                        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Arrived Borken

                        By Sam

                        from Montana

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Breaks Easy

                          Best Uses

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

                            This banjo arrived with the head broken off of the neck. Not only did it arrive broken, but took another week to get the replacement. I strongly recommend you buy from somewhere else, as musicians friend obviously doesn't take care of their products or customers.

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