This is the same banjo as the RT B01 only without the closed back resonator. Getting the open back version saves you money and they still sound good. The beginner kit comes with a strap which you will help balance the neck which needs more support without the weight of the resonator to help balance it. Although the RT B01 with resonator needs a strap to balance the neck as well but just not as much as the open back needs it. Only the heavier bluegrass banjos have enough weight to use without a banjo strap while sitting.
The open back banjos are normally used for clawhammer and old time or folk styles but they work as well as a lightweight banjo to play and learn bluegrass on. It's a 5-string and that's what counts most for both styles.
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Morgan Monroe Banjo for Beginners Rocky Top RT B01
This is the same banjo as RTB01-OP open back banjo on this page only with a resonator attached.
Model: RT-B01-OP Open Back
Fret Board: Rosewood
Coordinator Rod: Single
Hardware: Nickel plated
Tail Piece: Adjustable
Fret Markers: Dot
Tuners: Open Gear with geared 5Th
Warranty: 10 year
Our Beginner Banjo Package includes a Comprehensive 52 page Beginner Banjo Book with a two hour beginner banjo DVD and two audio CDs. You also receive a set of banjo picks, a clip-on chromatic banjo tuner, a spare set of banjo strings and a banjo strap.
Beginners Package - Retail value $79.00
If you have any questions please call Ross anytime at his direct number, 1-866-322-6567 email Ross at Contact Us