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Recording King RK-R30 BlueGrass Machine Banjo

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Recording King's RK-R30-BGM is a tube-and-plate flathead banjo that pairs the industry-favorite Recording King 20-hole flathead tone ring with the so...Click To Read More About This Product

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A high-class, decorative banjo that produces amazing tone.

Recording King's RK-R30-BGM is a tube-and-plate flathead banjo that pairs the industry-favorite Recording King 20-hole flathead tone ring with the sound and ease of a two-piece flange. Their RK tone ring delivers authentic banjo sound, while the tube-and-plate flange helps to create a more complex sound than the familiar one-piece version.

The RK-R30 features our new diamond and square mother-of-pearl inlay pattern, Recording King hexagonal flange, maple neck and resonator, rosewood fretboard and presto tailpiece. Built using a combination of RK's traditional metal parts, this banjo is one of our most tonally complex banjos yet; it also allows for easy conversion to open-back.

FEATURES
Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring
Maple conversion resonator
Maple neck
3-ply maple rim
Tube and hexagon plate flange
24-hook notched hoop
Rosewood fretboard
Bone 31mm nut
Recording King Madison peghead
Black peghead overlay with diamond & square pattern inlay
Round, American threads hooks and nuts
Double coordinator rods
Planetary, ivory button tuners
Presto-style tailpiece
Maple/ebony 5/8" bridge
Remo frosted head, 11" High Crown
Hand-rubbed burgundy matte finish
Nickel-plated hardware
Limited lifetime warranty

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Recording KingRK-R30 BlueGrass Machine Banjo
 
4.5

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5.0

Great Value, on a good sounding banjo

By TexasDave

from Texas

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Pros

  • quality components
  • well built

Cons

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      Comments about Recording King RK-R30 BlueGrass Machine Banjo:

      This banjo is great. Quality of the parts is top notch. You could spend alot more money and still not have
      the sound that the RK30 puts out. The finish is perfect. No defects at all. Looks really good. Recording King has been using NO Hole tone rings on these, and honestly Its better than the 20 hole.
      Get one! you wont regret it.

       
      4.0

      Very Nice Banjo

      By TexasDave

      from Texas

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      • Affordable

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          Comments about Recording King RK-R30 BlueGrass Machine Banjo:

          This is the 3rd RK I have owned. The others were bought from a Music dealer that set them up.
          I was lucky to find that this RK needed little setup straight from the box. Bridge placement of course,
          tighten all the tuners, Neck is tight, Action is pretty darn good. No buzzing anywhere. Slightly snugged the head. I dont see any blemishes in the finish. The nickel plating is right on par for an instrument in this price range. Of all the imported Banjo's RK is putting out decent quality at a good price. I managed to get it at a holiday 20% discount which makes it even Sweeter.
          I'm happy with it.

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