Fender’s new Rustler open-back banjo produces a nice mellow tone with comfortably lightweight feel. Features include a maple open-back body with a smooth satin finish, maple rim and neck, and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with “snowflake” position inlays.
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At age 72 I decided to fulfill a life-long dream and learn to play the 5-string claw-hammer style banjo. I can't tell you how many people thought I was going in way over my head. I feel sorry for them.
After doing the research I decided to not buy sight unseen on the web, but to compare banjos in the price range of the Rustler at various music stores. As I imagined it came down to pure subjectivity. I found no banjo in this price range that came close in comfort, build, fingerboard action, and most importantly if not most subjectively, TONE.
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|Model Name:||Rustler™ Open Back Banjo, Maple Body, Rosewood Fingerboard, Natural|
|Series:||Folk Music Instruments|
|Body Back:||Laminated Maple|
|Body Sides:||Laminated Maple|
|Neck Material:||Hard Maple|
|Scale Length:||25" (635 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.125" (28.5 mm)|
|Unique Features:||Open back, maple rim, satin finish, Rustler and Fender mother of pearl acryllic logos, Fender headstock shape|
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