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Fender FB-59 Banjo with Case, New

Fender's top-of-the-line FB-59 banjo features a walnut resonator, gold hardware, a rosewood fretboard with mother-of-pearl inlays, and a brass tone ring. (9) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Walnut back and sides Balanced tone with a bit of growl in lower mids
Violin-grade maple rim Rich, full, round note distinction
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Gold-plated hardware Enhances beauty of hardware complement

Carry On a Folk Tradition with Fender's FB-59 Banjo

The Fender FB-59 Banjo is Fender's finest banjo. With a walnut resonator and brass tone ring, notes plucked on the FB-59 banjo ring loud and clear -- a must for banjo soloing over a booming bluegrass band. And with gold hardware and a rosewood fingerboard with deluxe flower pattern mother-of-pearl inlays, the FB-59 Banjo looks just as good as it sounds. A hardshell case is provided to help protect your investment as you carry this banjo wherever the road may take you.

Affordable Professional Banjo

The FB-59 Banjo is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a professional-grade banjo without spending a few grand. It packs all the features you find on high-end professional banjos at a much more affordable cost, and with Fender branding, you know you're purchasing from a company you can trust.

Equipped to Duel

As Fender's top-of-the-line banjo, the FB-59 sounds as good as any banjo on the market. The FB-59 conjures rich, luscious tones as you pluck its strings thanks to its walnut resonator and brass tone ring. That rich tone will surely come in handy the next time you find yourself in a duel with a rival 5-string picker.

Stunning Looks

A good folk instrument should look just as good as it sounds, bringing back memories of days gone by at first glance. And the FB-59 Banjo delivers in style with choice woods, gold hardware, and gorgeous mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays. Whether you're looking for a new instrument or a piece of multi-functional folk art, the FB-59 Banjo is a folk instrument which appeals to all the senses.

Features:

- Five-string banjo with case
- Classic banjo body with laminated walnut resonator back, 3-ply maple rim back with brass tone ring, and gloss polyurethane finish
- Body depth: resonator is 2.5", rim is 2"
- 26.4" scale walnut neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and deluxe flower mother-of-pearl inlays
- Maple/Ebony bridge with gold hardware
- Open-gear tuning machines with ivory-colored pearloid buttons
- Clamshell tail-piece
- One-piece flange and tube
- 24-piece bracket with milk white head
- Fender nickel-plated steel banjo strings included (gauges .0095 to .020)
- Deluxe fitted hardshell case included
- Note: some assembly required

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General

- Model Name: FB-59 Banjo
- Series: Folk Music Instruments

Body

- Body Shape: Banjo
- Body Back: Laminated Walnut Resonator
- Body Top: 3-Ply Maple Rim With 24 Piece Bracket
- Body Finish: 0955900221, Gloss Polyurethane Finish
- Body Depth: Resonator: 2.2"; Rim: 2"

Neck

- Number of Frets: 22
- Position Inlays: Deluxe Flower Mother-of-Pearl
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Neck Material: Walnut
- Nut Width: 1.22" (31 mm)
- Scale Length: 26.4" (67 cm)

Hardware

- Hardware: Gold
- Bridge: Maple Bridge with Ebony Tip
- Tuning Machines: Gold (Geared)
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Miscellaneous

- Strings: Banjo
- 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

Accessories

- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0955900221
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0955900221
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The FB-59 is Fender's top banjo, with features found on banjos that cost many times more and a loud, ringing tone that cuts through a blazing bluegrass band. Features include a walnut resonator, walnut neck with maple strip, 26.4-inch scale, wood rim, gold hardware, rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlay, brass tone ring and hard case.

Note: Some assembly required.
Customer Reviews
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Overall: I just received my banjo last week. My first impression was the amount of packaging it was in for protection. Well packed. I opened it and the picture does not do it justice. It is a beautiful Banjo. I thought it was going to be to heavy for me but I can handle it pretty good. I have to have a strap for support because it is heavy. I had to put the bridge on. I watched you tube to make sure I did it right. The fifth string was tough to get in tune. I broke it. I purchased another set of strings and when I put the string on it went right in tune with my electric tuner. I am very happy with this instrument and I would recommend it and ZZ sounds to anyone. I will be buying more from them.
Style of Music: Blue Grass Country and Christian
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Overall: I just received the banjo today after waiting over 4 months for fender to ship some to retailers. I took it out and put on the bridge and was very pleased with this product. i already own a FB58 which is a very good banjo. I believe this is going to be a very good instument for a long time to come. It is heavy as is the FB58 but with a strap on it no problem. Thanks Zzounds for being there to make things happen for people looking for great products and time to pay.
Style of Music: blues and bluegrass
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