Rustler™ Open Back Banjo


Model #: 0955617021
Rustler™ Open Back Banjo, Maple Body, Rosewood Fingerboard, Natural

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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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Perfect Take Along

(5.0)
edwardlt1 on May 25, 2014 (updated May 27, 2014)
Blues Gospel Rock Folk Country Bluegrass

Lots of value from an entry level banjo; dual coordinator rods, rolled brass tone ring and a comfortable neck make for easy play and good tone. Hard to beat for $400.00. Add an old tee shirt behind the coordinator rods and tone it down. Scoop the neck and claw hammer away.

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Addicted to this banjo

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bmidyett on April 13, 2014 (updated April 14, 2014)
Blues Folk Country

I have wanted a banjo for some time and have dabbled with other instruments. My teen son who has a band and is quite talented mentioned we should get a banjo. That was all it took and we were off to the music store. We played several banjos and for the money you can not beat the tone and overall quality of the Rustler. Now I can't go a night without playing this banjo it sounds good and makes you want to keep practicing!

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Vinphizz on February 22, 2014 (updated February 25, 2014)
Beginner Folk

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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General

General
Model Name: Rustler™ Open Back Banjo, Maple Body, Rosewood Fingerboard, Natural
Model Number: 0955617021
Series: Folk Music Instruments
Color: Natural

Body

Body
Body Material: Maple
Body Finish: Satin
Body Shape: Banjo
Body Back: Laminated Maple
Body Sides: Laminated Maple

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Hard Maple
Neck Finish: Satin
Scale Length: 25" (635 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Number of Frets: 22
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.125" (28.5 mm)
Position Inlays: Snowflake

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Maple/Rosewood
Hardware Finish: Chrome

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Unique Features: Open back, maple rim, satin finish, Rustler and Fender mother of pearl acryllic logos, Fender headstock shape