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Recording King RK-R36 Madison Select Mahogany Resonator Banjo   

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The Recording King Madison RK-R36 is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that won't break the bank. The RK-R...Read More

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The Recording King Madison RK-R36 is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that won't break the bank. The RK-R36 is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange just like the best-selling RK-R35, but with a select mahogany resonator and neck.

The 24-hook brass tension hoop allows the head to be adjusted to the perfect tension, and the nickel-plated hardware matches vintage Mastertone-style specs at a fraction of the price. Case sold separately.

A beautiful 5-string with classic styling and elegant refinements.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany resonator
  • Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring
  • Mastertone-style one-piece banjo flange
  • Mahogany (R36) neck with adjustable truss rod
  • 3-Ply steam bent maple rim
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bone nut
  • American threaded hooks and nuts
  • Dual coordinator rods
  • Planetary tuning machines
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • 24 Hook brass tension hoop
  • Set up and adjusted in the USA
  • Brown gloss finish
  • Case sold separately

Get vintage style and modern comfort in your next banjo. Order today.

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Recording KingRK-R36 Madison Select Mahogany Resonator Banjo
 
2.5

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1.0

Poor inspection of banjo prior to shipping

By Hawk

from Austin, TX

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Recording King RK-R36 Madison Select Mahogany Resonator Banjo:

      I purchased a Recording King RK-36 from Musicians Friend as an open box item rated as Level 1, mint condition. When it arrived, the tail piece was badly bent. I adjusted the bridge position to correct the intonation, and replaced the dead strings. Yesterday, eight days after the 45 day window for returning it, the tail piece fractured. This could have been avoided had it undergone a proper inspection prior to being shipped. My fault for not returning it immediately, Musicians Friends fault for not inspecting it. I learned my lesson, this will be my last order with MF.

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      4.0

      Outstanding Banjo!

      By BanjoOnMyKnee

      from Alabama

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Recording King RK-R36 Madison Select Mahogany Resonator Banjo:

          I've had this banjo for about a year now. It sounds better and better everyday. I was playing for a friend of mine who knows nothing about banjos. When I kicked it up, his jaw hit the floor. After I was done with the song, he just said "Oh, my. Do all banjos sound like that?"

          My nearest neighbor's house is about 100 yards away. He says he can hear me playing on the porch, clear as a bell.

          This HAS to be the best bargain in banjos anywhere!!

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