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      Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo (H83007)
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An easy-to-own, mellow-sounding banjo with maple tonewoods and snowflake inlays.

Fender’s 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, 18-piece rolled-brass tone ring, maple rim and neck, and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with “snowflake” position inlays.

Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo Features:

  • Traditional 5-string format
    18-piece rolled brass tone ring
    Lightweight, open back design
    Mellow sounding maple body and neck
    Comfortable rosewood fingerboard
    Delicate snowflake inlays


Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo Specifications:

  • Body
    Body: Maple
    Body Shape: Banjo
    Body Back: Laminated Maple Back
    Body Sides: Laminated Maple Sides
    Body Finish: Satin
    Neck
    Number of Frets: 22
    Position Inlays: Stylized Snowflake
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Material: Hard Maple
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Nut Width: 1.125" (2.9 cm)
    Scale Length: 25" (63.5 cm)
    Hardware
    Hardware: Chrome
    Bridge: Maple with Rosewood Tip
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: Open back, maple rim, satin finish, Rustler and Fender mother of pearl acryllic logos, Fender headstock shape and 18-piece rolled brass tone ring


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  • great banjo

    As reviewed by steve phillips on 11/27/2013

    i have built a few banjos over the years but due to mu health i had to stop building. so i figured i would start learning how to play one now. i like the price i got the banjo for , i like the service from gc. and most of all i like the banjo for 329plus tax you cant beat it. i would buy another one right now. dont let the low and reasonable price scare you away 329 plus tax for a banjo with a tone ring do your research and then go buy the fender rustler.

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  • Rustler Never Sleeps

    As reviewed by Phil Wernig on 1/7/2013

    Fender is not necessarily known for its banjos. Nonetheless, of the four banjos your reviewer has purchased in his lifetime, two have been Fender products. Both of those instruments, the FB-59 and the Rustler, are handsome, well constructed, mellifluous, and delightful. The FB-59 that I acquired in 2006 is comparable in quality to other 5-string banjos in the lower middle price range, for example, the Deering Boston. So why would I buy the Rustler when I already owned a banjo more excellent than any playing I will ever put it to? The FB-59 weighs 12 pounds. The Rustler, having no resonator, weighs 6 pounds. Personally, my motivation to practice is vastly enhanced by having a featherweight instrument to sling over my shoulder as opposed to the substantial heft of its big brother that demands an investment of muscular effort in addition to the commitment of time required to maintain manual dexterity. I'm as lazy as an ole hound dog is what I'm saying. And, apparently, as loyal to Fender as the family pooch. Descriptions of acoustic properties more technical than "mellifluous" are over my head. So are anatomical appreciations more informative than "well constructed." I can say this: the Rustler does not lack for volume in spite of its open back. I bought my Rustler online and had it shipped to my home. There are less expensive open-backs out there, but I have not played them so I can't make comparisons. For a new instrument wonderfully suitable for practice, the cost and convenience of obtaining a Rustler seems hard to beat. I love it. I can't get it out of my lap. Where are my manners? You must be perishing to know: what were those other banjos I have purchased in my lifetime? In 1984, I traded a $500 Martin guitar for a new Deering. In 1962, I bought a Silvertone banjo from Sears Roebuck for $12.50. Sears is not necessarily known for its banjos.

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  • Great value

    As reviewed by Taylor Hanvey on 12/11/2012

    This is the first banjo I've purchased myself and couldn't be happier. I was worried since there weren't many reviews, but I'm happier with it than I expected!

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