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Rogue B30 Deluxe 30-Bracket Banjo with Aluminum Rim  

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Overview

  • 5-string banjo
  • Body style: 30-bracket design
  • Neck wood: nato
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $349.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $150.00
  • On Sale Today:
    - $50.00
  • Sale Price:
    $14999

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      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
       
      3.8

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (5)
      • Consistent (4)
      • Well built / quality (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        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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        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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        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.

          Comment on this review

          (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.

          Comment on this review

          (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.

                Comment on this review

                (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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (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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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        B30 Deluxe banjo with aluminum rim

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

                        Great value for the price. If I ever had to purchase another banjo I would get this one again. The order was processed promptly and I received the banjo quickly in excellent shape.
                        The B30 deluxe banjo with aluminum rim looks like a high quality banjo with aesthetic detail.
                        Nicely made with good sound. Came ready to play after tuning. Other instruments I have purchased required restringing with better strings, but this banjo only required retuning a couple of times until the strings were stretched.
                        I am very pleased with the instrument that I received for the price. It looks like an instrument a professional would use and the sound is authentic banjo. I'm estatic with the purchase.

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