Posted by skollie on Monday, March 12, 2012
could anyone please tell me if a Fender banjo is OK as i just found one in South Africa which seems better than the Rubbish like Savannah ,aria,valencia we get in our country i read on a previos forum that they are all made in china ,please iff anyone could advise .
im waiting for BUZZARD MOUTAIN BANJOS to see if they will deliver in South Africa
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Monday, March 12, 2012 @6:08:21 AM
Not certain about the FB 54 as I own the Korean made Fender FB 58 which is awesome, I believe that manufacturing moved from Korea to china in 1999...2000
Monday, March 12, 2012 @6:18:03 AM
thanks looks like we are not getting rid of the chinese ,ill let you know what its like when i get it
Monday, March 12, 2012 @6:52:05 AM
No dont get it ! The FB54 is a Bottle Top Aluminium Banjo Junk ! The FB55 is good starter Banjo it has a great Neck, and a Brass Tone Hoop.
Monday, March 12, 2012 @6:54:08 AM
thank you ,any advise helps
Monday, March 12, 2012 @7:13:51 AM
Fender FB54 was my first banjo, I played it for about an hour and gave it to my brother. It was junk. I ended up buying a Deering Boston banjo. Save you money till something better comes along.
Monday, March 12, 2012 @7:19:44 AM
are there any body at the Hangout that will send me a banjo to South Africa, the price im paying for this FB54 is $590 so if there are anbody with a better banjo for the same price shipping included ill be happy ,or are there any banjo dealers that can assist
Monday, March 12, 2012 @2:48:18 PM
You could try the Banjo Hut. I'm not saying that the MasterCraft line is any better than most, but for that price you could get a really good banjo (I got my Mastercraft Classic Burled Maple for $479 US) plus their charge for shipping to Europe and some countries overseas is $120. For the price, I have a banjo that will take me well past my learning curve of being a beginner.
Jane C Says:
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @2:22:45 PM
I've had a Fender fb 54 for six years and now an Epiphone. I learned on it but was always wanting something that didn't sound like a stick hitting a pillow, as Alfiedog once told me it did :-) $590 is too much unless the majority of that is shipping. Top price in the UK is around ?230 for that Fender. Keep looking. Good luck.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @9:43:03 PM
thanks Jane the price is not shipping included it pick up only ,thanks again for your input ,have a great day
Saturday, May 5, 2012 @12:02:15 PM
If it's not too late why not consider the Goldtone CC-50. They sell for less than ?200 in the UK and possibly even less in the US, where they are made. Here is a link to their website with a video of Bob Carlin playing one. goldtone.com/products/details/...377/CC-50
Saturday, May 5, 2012 @12:24:47 PM
Oops, my mistake... they are around ?230 in the UK. From AndyBanjo.com you get a Gig bag, 2 sets of strings, a capo as well as a fifth string spike and a strap, all for ?230 including tax. If you are interested I can find out what it will cost to ship it to SA. Totsiens!
Saturday, May 5, 2012 @11:39:31 PM
thanks rawspirit that will be great
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