There's been a huge resurgence in bluegrass over the past several years, perhaps simply because people are realizing that there's a uniquely American sound to the genre.
Whatever the reason, banjos are experiencing a huge surge in popularity. Our FB-55 model is a step up from its brother, the entry-level FB-54, with a mahogany resonator and neck, 26.4" scale, laminated wood rim, rosewood fingerboard with snowflake inlay and chrome-covered tuners.
Fender® FB55 Banjo Specifications:
- Model Name: FB55 Banjo
- Model Number: 095-5500-021
- Series: Fender Banjo Series
- Body Style: 5-String Banjo
- Colors: (021) Natural
- Finish: Gloss (Polyurethane)
- Top: Laminated Maple Rim With 24 Piece Bracket
- Bracing: N/A
- Back and Sides: Laminated Rosewood (Resonator)
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- No. of Frets: 22
- Bridge: Maple with Rosewood Tip
- Machine Heads: Chrome (Geared)
- Electronics: None
- Scale Length: 26.4" (670mm)
- Body Depth: Resonator: 1.75"; Rim: 2"
- Width at Nut: 1.18"
- Width at Heel: N/A
- Unique Features: Stylized Snowflake Position Inlays,
Chromed Brass Tone Ring,
Cold Rolled Steel Flange
- Strings: Fender Nickelplated Steel Banjo Strings, p/n 0732255003, Gauges .0095 to .020
- Accessories: None