Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo  

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Fender' 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, mapl... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Fender' 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 œsnowflake position inlays.

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

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FenderRustler Open Back Banjo
 
4.8

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (32)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Well built / quality (12)
  • Long life (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (24)
  • Back-up (11)
  • Concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Novice (13), Professional musician (4)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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4.0

Good instrument.

By Tonecrush

from SO FL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Well made

Cons

  • No Case

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

I am happy with all aspects of this banjo. It's easy to play and it stays in tune. It has the banjo cluck I was looking for. I am a guitarist looking to add another instrument and I find this economical piece the perfect way to get started.

 
5.0

Nice for the price

By farmerjohn

from midwest

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

    Very nice for the price, holds tuning well, sounds nice to my untrained ear. Seems to be of good quality and very playable after initial set-up.

     
    5.0

    great value

    By resonatorlover1

    from NY, ny

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

    I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the components and the workmanship. Banjo compares favorably with my Goldtone CC 100R. Very nice instrument.

     
    4.0

    Great Value

    By L D CLARK

    from Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

    It's a great value as one of the "Stupid Deals of the Day" has to be one of the stupidest, cause it was really hugely discounted. The nearest one in price I found was over double what I paid.

    It took some setup and adjustment, which could cause some more novice players some grief. Once adjusted, it is great. This is the first open-backed banjo I've ever owned, and I like it a lot.

     
    5.0

    Rustler 5-string banjo

    By Guvno

    from Elgin IL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

      Pot is a lot smaller than I expected although there is plenty of volume. Bargain for the price.

       
      5.0

      Great bang for the buck and solid.

      By Themanfromalabam

      from Chicago North Side Burbs

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

          This is my first banjo, long time guitar player....I know very little about banjo's but for the stupid deal of the day price I couldn't pass this one up. So far I am having fun with this instrument, it seams solid and quality built.

           
          5.0

          Nice quality and sound

          By mechanaxe

          from Southern California

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Neighborhood Jams
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

            I've been a guitar player for 40 years and have always thought about trying the banjo. I wanted a lightweight banjo to hang in my garage (man cave/studio) that I could grab easily that would encourage practicing. When the Fender Rustler was a SDOTD, I picked one up. Wow what a deal for a well made and nice sounding instrument. After installing and adjusting the bridge and tuning up, i was ready to start learning. Nice action and stays in tune! Keep an eye on these and grab one when they go on sale. You'll be pleasantly surprised. I gave it 5 stars cause of the great deal and "bang for the buck". I would probably have given it 4 stars had I paid the regular price.

             
            5.0

            Nice Beginner Banjo

            By mhmbv

            from Chandler, OK

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

              Nice little entry level banjo. Mine required vey little setup to start playing. Has a bit of a dark tone so would be great for clawhammer but fine for practice of any style. Light and easy to play.

               
              4.0

              I like the rustler

              By Bam

              from Maryland

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Stays In Tune After Setup

              Cons

              • No Case

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

              As sdotd go this was a great one.

               
              5.0

              !!! NICE!!!

              By Bad Billy Ladd

              from Ohio

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Awesme Player Love It
              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • None That I Can Tell

              Best Uses

              • Learning Student

              Comments about Fender Rustler Open Back Banjo:

              This is a great instrument for the price I paid
              (stupid deal). I got this just to plunk around on. Turns out that I love it and have gotten pretty good on it. Great to learn on. Low action vibrant tone. Just a joy to play.

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