Rover

Rover RB-20 Open Back 5 String Banjo - is currently on backorder. You may still purchase now though and we'll ship as soon as more become available.

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Brand New ConditionMore InfoThis product is in the box as received from the manufacturer and comes with the original warranty.

  • Vintage inspired peg head shape that not only looks great but promotes the perfect string angle for clearer notes and tuning stability
  • Standard 11-inch rim with an integrated 24-hole flange made of a strong and highly resonant composite material
  • Nickel-plated grooved tension hoop
  • Standard 1920's style 24-bracket Flat hook and nut set head attachment design
  • Nickel-plated P-100 pre-war style armrest
  • Adjustable vintage-style tension tailpiece
  • Perfectly shaped mahogany neck with an adjustable truss rod that has a vintage feel and is comfortable for players at every level
  • East Indian rosewood fingerboard with smooth nickel-silver frets and pearloid dot position markers
  • Chrome-plated sealed tuners with a smooth, easy action 14:1 gear ratio
  • Standard 26 3/8-inch scale length

This newly-upgraded RB-20 is the IDEAL first banjo! Every detail has been carefully thought out to bring you an attractive, great sounding banjo with a host of professional features at a price anyone can easily afford! The new peghead design is reminiscent of the Classic Art Deco peg heads of the 1930s while the super-strong, lightweight composite rim utilizes the most modern technology to give each banjo a warm, yet articulate tone that really cuts through the mix in any live situation. The beginning player will appreciate the smooth, easy action of the tuning machines as well as the accuracy of the geared fifth-string peg. The fast playing mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard has also been upgraded to include a slightly wider nut width than other banjos in the category; giving both beginner and advanced player all the room they need to hit all the right licks! Add to that an adjustable truss rod to keep the neck in perfect alignment at all times, and the new Rover RB-20 is truly a professionally featured banjo with standard specifications that is not just serviceable, but will also last a life-time.

Armrest P-100 prewar-style
Body Type Openback
Bridge Maple / Ebony Top
Coordinator Rods Single Adjustable
Fingerboard & Peghead Binding
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Position Inlays M-O-P Dots
Finish None
Flange None
Head Remo 11" / Medium Crown
Metal Plating Nickel
Neck Material Mahogany
Nut Material White ABS
Nut Width 1 1/4"
Other Options
Peghead Inlay M-O-P Rover® / Logo
Peghead Overlay Black Paint
Recommended Strings
Resonator None
Resonator Binding & Purfling None
Rim Modern Resonant Composite
Scale Length 26 3/8"
Tailpiece Adjustable vintage style tension tailpiece
Tone Ring Integral to Composite Rim
Truss Rod Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover Black ABS Teardrop
Tuners Chrome-plated, sealed-gear guitar style / ABS Buttons