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Recording King The Elite Traditional Banjo

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The Recording King RK-ELITE Elite Traditional Banjo is modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's. The Recording King RK Elite offers...Click To Read More About This Product

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The most traditional pre-war style Recording King banjo yet.

The Recording King RK-ELITE Elite Traditional Banjo is modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's. The Recording King RK Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Flying Eagle-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of the history's most revered instrument manufacturers. Includes case.

One-piece mahogany resonator
One-piece slim profile mahogany neck
3-ply maple rim
Mastertone-style tone ring
Mastertone-style one-piece banjo flange
Notched brass 24-hook tension hoop
Bound rosewood fretboard
Bone nut
Double-cut Recording King peghead
Rosewood peghead overlay
Custom flying eagle-style M.O.P. peghead inlay
24 hooks and nuts with American Standard threads
Dual 1930's style coordinator rods
Gotoh Planetary tuners with geared 5th peg
RK custom flying eagle-style fretboard inlay
Presto-style tailpiece
Maple/ebony 5/8" bridge
Remo frosted Head, 11" High Crown
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Nickel-plated hardware
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Includes case

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By Black Hills Ron

from Black Hills of South Dakota

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  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong


    Best Uses

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    • Practicing

    Comments about Recording King The Elite Traditional Banjo:

    Unless you are all hung up by the name on the peg head and don't mind wasting money you could be spending on some thing else, pick up an RK Elite and see what you think. Spend a little of what you saved getting a good set up, put a piece of masking tape over the name and let the "experts" gathered around guess what you are playing, bet most of the guesses come in over the 5K mark. Lots of banjo for the buck.

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