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Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack

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The Rogue Travel/Starter banjo features 18 brackets, high-quality head, satin finish, first-rate tuning machines, and a road-ready open-back design t...Click To Read More About This Product

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A fantastic price on a smokin' banjo pack that's sure to fire up the picker within.

The Rogue Travel/Starter banjo features 18 brackets, high-quality head, satin finish, first-rate tuning machines, and a road-ready open-back design that's light and fleet and produces authentic tone. Accompanying padded gig bag, Banjo Case Chord Book with multiple fingerings, and Beginning Banjo For 5-String Banjo DVD with special interactive features and tab charts make it a complete kit to get you started on the high road to the Grand Ole Opry!

FEATURES
  • Rogue Travel/Starter banjo:
  • 18 brackets
  • High-quality head
  • Open back
  • Satin finish
  • First-rate tuning machines
  • Open-back style
  • Other components:
  • Padded gig bag
  • Banjo Case Chord Book with multiple fingerings
  • Beginning 5-String Banjo DVD with tab charts

Order now and discover the sweet music running through your veins.

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RogueLearn the Banjo Starter Pack
 
4.1

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (18), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Starter Banjo!

Ok so before i got this little beauty I also was slightly frighten by some of the reviews about it. I got this starter banjo took it right out of the box and all...Read complete review

Ok so before i got this little beauty I also was slightly frighten by some of the reviews about it. I got this starter banjo took it right out of the box and all I had to do was put the bridge on. This is not a difficult task if you have any experience putting a bridge on other instruments and know how to position it properly. I will say that the bridge could have been slightly better because I did have some string buzz but that was not a hard fix. For being a beginner banjo player this works great, it sounds great, and it really looks great. With a new bridge head and strings it will sound even better. The gig bag is great that comes with it, it's a little big, but works good and the dvd and book are good to get you learning some great tunes. I definitely recommend this for beginners who also might not have a big dollar amount to spend.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Falling Apart

Rogue's Banjo Starter Pack:
be wary and ready for major dissapoinment should you take the risk.it's not too bad on the wallet for all you get with the package, but it has completely...Read complete review

Rogue's Banjo Starter Pack:
be wary and ready for major dissapoinment should you take the risk.it's not too bad on the wallet for all you get with the package, but it has completely fallen apart before i could even spend any real time on it.
the extras the banjo comes with are great to help get started.
the quality has been just a trainwreck and a nightmare. after just a few short playing sessions i came back to find the 5th string tuning peg came out. after several attempts at getting it glued and rooted back in place and the string NOT staying in tune at all, i find that also the tailpiece is bent out of shape and needs replaced. extremely frustrating!
while the price is well under all other options (though still quite an investment for a poor musician in bad economic times) if i want to even begin really learning i'll have to pay to have the parts replaced and properly set up, not to mention the time, effort, and money i've put into getting the tunung peg back into place.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Starter Banjo!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

Ok so before i got this little beauty I also was slightly frighten by some of the reviews about it. I got this starter banjo took it right out of the box and all I had to do was put the bridge on. This is not a difficult task if you have any experience putting a bridge on other instruments and know how to position it properly. I will say that the bridge could have been slightly better because I did have some string buzz but that was not a hard fix. For being a beginner banjo player this works great, it sounds great, and it really looks great. With a new bridge head and strings it will sound even better. The gig bag is great that comes with it, it's a little big, but works good and the dvd and book are good to get you learning some great tunes. I definitely recommend this for beginners who also might not have a big dollar amount to spend.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Starter Pack

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

Overall, the banjo is much higher quality than what I was expecting for the price. Generally speaking, you get what you pay for with instruments, so I figured a banjo at this price was priced this way for a reason. However, I was very impressed when I opened the box. It was much more of an instrument and much less of a toy than I imagined. Seems to be constructed solidly and is very nice looking. I figured out (youtube) how to set the bridge, and tune it up, neither was very difficult. However, I am slightly dissappointed at the "pack" that came with this banjo. Yes, there is a chord book, DVD, and case (that smells terrible. Weird, i know) but I would have liked (and paid extra for) things like a strap, some finger picks, and maybe a nicer set of strings/bridge, and a tuner or pitch pipe. An armrest would be nice too. Listen, you can't beat the price of this banjo, and it does include everything mentioned in the description. But for the absolute beginner this package does leave some things to be desired. That being said, I will probably be buying another one of these pack in the future for my mother who also wants to learn banjo.
Pack is lacking some basic things required to play.
Seems to be a very nice piece of equipment for a VERY affordable price.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy for Beginners!!!

By Adam-al0Nu

from Park Hills, MO

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

I'm a "beginning banjo picker"... I was somewhat skeptical after reading some of these reviews, but my banjo arrived yesterday, which was very quick! I had it out of the box, fully assembled, and tuned up w/in about 20 minutes. I don't know what some of these bad reviews are about, but I highly recommend this banjo to someone just starting out. What you get is a very good banjo to learn on for your money!!!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Falling Apart

By Joshua Perry

from Illinois

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

Rogue's Banjo Starter Pack:
be wary and ready for major dissapoinment should you take the risk.it's not too bad on the wallet for all you get with the package, but it has completely fallen apart before i could even spend any real time on it.
the extras the banjo comes with are great to help get started.
the quality has been just a trainwreck and a nightmare. after just a few short playing sessions i came back to find the 5th string tuning peg came out. after several attempts at getting it glued and rooted back in place and the string NOT staying in tune at all, i find that also the tailpiece is bent out of shape and needs replaced. extremely frustrating!
while the price is well under all other options (though still quite an investment for a poor musician in bad economic times) if i want to even begin really learning i'll have to pay to have the parts replaced and properly set up, not to mention the time, effort, and money i've put into getting the tunung peg back into place.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have

By beefcake

from central pa

About Me Experienced

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

never played a banjo, never touched one, got this thing set up to the best of my knowledge, tuned it up, and got out the chord chart. within an hour I had some awesome tunes coming from this reasonably priced banjo. give it a shot, worth every bit of what MF charges.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great banjo

By D Shifflett

from Elkton Virginia

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

musicians friend was a wonderful company to deal with, i was purchasing a banjo for my grandson and i do not know much about it, they were very helpful. This bango they suggested is great for him to learn on.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value

By Uncle Ron

from Jonesville,Va

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great price

Cons

  • Took Awhile To Tune

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

This is a good Banjo for beginners. The price is good and the shipping was super fast!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An EXCELLENT buy.

By BainbridgeBassist

from Seattle, WA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

I'm highly doubtful about all the negative reviews of this. People either don't know what they're doing or they're lying about the banjo. This banjo is excellent. Gig bag was WAY higher quality than I was expecting. Banjo is great. Stays in tune for days at a time. Very good quality Remo Fiberskyn head. Sounds like a banjo. Neck needed no adjustment. Unreal buy for the price. Great!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

You Get What You Pay For

By Get Rhythm Guitar Repair & Studio

from Bracebridge, On. Can.

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

A nice little lady brought this banjo into my shop to change strings for her. I noticed 2 were broken. She hadn't played it yet. Before changing strings, I had to tighten the neck, dress frets 5 thru 14, and had to do major work to the tail piece. The string holes in the tail pc. had to be enlarged as it was too much of a bend and caused undo stress on the strings causing breakage. The tail piece could be changed. Bottom line is: If you buy a cheaper instrument, take it in to have it properly set up and adjusted, you'll be glad you did. The lady now has a decent playing banjo that is not hard to play. Although it cost her $100 more, it is still good value for an entry level instrument.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great to learn on

By nar nar

from Fort Bragg, CA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

I'm very pleased with my purchase of this starter kit. the only thing i had to set up was the bridge, of which how to do there was no instructions, but instructions are all over youtube. it's a sturdy banjo, no bow in the neck sounds like a banjo, plays like a banjo. a friend of mine who's a guitarist mentioned he thought rogue was a subsidiary of gibson and his opinion was that it was a quality instrument. can't beat it for the price.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Great Banjo

By Erik-wg8Vg

from Augusta, Missouri

Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

This banjo is great for the price! I bought it as a person who has no idea what they're doing on the banjo and I think it's great. I had to take it to the local music store to get the bridge put in and get it all ready but after that it was ready to play, and I've been playing ever since. Once again, a great buy.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good value starter Banjo

By Grizz Lee

from Amsterdam, NY

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good starter

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

      Was fairly easy to setup and tune. Was practicing with the video within 30 minutes adn had the first rolls down in an hour. A good kit for the beginer who isn't sure if it is the instrument for you.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Banjo

      By Punky70

      from Sioux City, Ia

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

        Bought to just tinker and kinda learn to play. Glad I did, havin a fun time with. Really fast shipment. Thank U!!

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A nice instrument BUT ...

        By Boris

        from Chilmark MA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice Looking Good Sound

        Cons

        • Bling Bridge
        • No Assembly Instructions
        • No Instructions For Assem

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

          Banjo kit comes with bridge unattached. No instructions for assembly so novice is lost. Customer seervice was no help at all. Only drawback to an otherwise great purchase. Have your musician friends on call for this one.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Luv It!!

          By cricket

          from highlands N.J

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

            was alittle worried about putting the bridge on myself (according to other review)so i checked u-tube and saw how easy it is,got my banjo yesterday, put bridge on in 10 minutes, beautiful instrument and quality for the price, DVD, is great my 9 year old is already rolling with it. Probably will get one for myself.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Don't let the price fool you

            By banjowife

            from Crawfordsville, IN

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

              Wonderful banjo. Don't have anything bad to say about it.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not for the complete beginner

              By DMX512-A

              from Central Coast of California

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

              I figured that a "Learn the banjo starter pack" would get me from nothing to at least picking out my first few notes. This is more like a "banjo kit" with no instructions. You won't take this instrument out of the box, tune it, and start practicing. It comes to you in a completely unusable state. Fortunately, I am able to research and figure out how to do things like adjust the head tension, adjust the neck, adjust the tailpiece, place the bridge, etc. Only the neck adjustment is described in any documentation received with the banjo.The chord book and DVD are fine for the more advanced user, but useless for the complete beginner (like me). I am not unhappy with the purchase. The instrument is really quite good for the price paid. Customers should be aware that they need to take this banjo out of the box and go immediately to the local experts to set it up unless you already have those talents. Of course, the store people will give you "the eye" because you didn't buy a qualty, already-set-up instrument from them.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Banjo Starter Kit

              By Brian Cathcart

              from San Diego, CA

              Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

              I have found the Rogue Banjo Starter Kit to be the best beginner's/back-up kit I have seen on the market in my 35 years of banjo playing. The quality and value for the money far surpass anything else I have been able to find new or used locally. Any time I need a starter kit for a friend or niece/nephew, I will go straight to Musician's Friend. They definitely give you the most bang for the buck.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great bang for the buck

              By Gabriel Holt

              from USA

              Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

              When set up properly this thing will give some great sound. Fun to play around with, and comforting knowing I could take it anywhere or do anything with it and not have to worry about som big investment getting destroyed or stolen. Overall, if you're just looking to have one around to toy with and not going on tour or anything, this is the one to buy.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A good start for the beginner

              By Big Ken

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rogue Learn the Banjo Starter Pack:

                  I'm a guitar player just starting on the banjo. My wife gave me this set for Christmas. Thus far it's been pretty good; the setup seems good for the quality of the instrument and the DVD and the chord book have been helpful. My one complaint is that there wasn't any information included on how or where to set the bridge, so I had to figure that out for myself via the Internet. If don't know the first thing about the banjo you'll need some additional information to get you going.

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