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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
6-Month* financing available.
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
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
Maple/ebony 5/8" bridge
Remo frosted Head, 11" High Crown
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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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.