FB-59 Banjo


Model #: 0955900221
FB-59 Banjo, Natural, Walnut Resonator, Brass Tone Ring, Mother of Pearl Inlays

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Il FB-59 è il banjo di punta della Fender, con componenti solitamente presenti in banjo molto più costosi e una timbrica potente che si impone nel mezzo di una furiosa band bluegrass. Tra i componenti risonatore in noce, manico in noce con striscia in acero, scala 26.4”, profilo in legno, hardware dorato, tastiera in palissandro con intarsi in madreperla, anello di risonanza in ottone e astuccio rigido.

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The banjo I picked after trying everything in its price range!

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gregloif on May 1, 2013
Semi-Professional Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Bluegrass Punk

I wanted a banjo that had more tone than twang, but as I tried many models the sound was the most important quality. Since purchasing it, I've met several professional players that have one of these models in their collection, including one player that plays with Allison Krause. I personally have put heavier strings on it, a submerged rosewood bridge, and plan on putting a heavier head on it, all in the effort to enhance the beautiful tone that it already has. People tell me all the time when hearing me play that it sounds like I have an amplifier attached. I love this thing and would compare it to Gibson or Deering offerings that cost many times the price, matter of fact, I wouldn't trade it for any of those products! 5 years owning it, and I have never wanted for another banjo for any reason.

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General

General
Model Name: FB-59 Banjo, Natural, Walnut Resonator, Brass Tone Ring, Mother of Pearl Inlays
Model Number: 0955900221
Series: Folk Music Instruments
Color: Natural Walnut

Body

Body
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Banjo
Body Back: Laminated Walnut Resonator
Body Top: 3-Ply Maple Rim With 24 Piece Bracket
Body Depth: Resonator: 2.2" (56 mm); Rim: 2" (51 mm)

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Walnut
Scale Length: 26.4" (671 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Number of Frets: 22
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.22" (31 mm)
Position Inlays: Deluxe Flower Mother-of-Pearl

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Maple/Ebony
Hardware Finish: Gold
Tuning Machines: Open-Gear with Pearloid Buttons

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender NPS Banjo Strings (Gauges .0095 to .020)
Unique Features: Deluxe Flower Mother-of-Pearl Position Inlays, Ivory Colored Tuning Gear Buttons, Clam Shell Tail-Piece, Brass Tone Ring, 1-Piece Flange and Tube, 24-Piece Bracket Milk White Head