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Recording King The Osborne Scout RK-SCOUT Banjo
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With custom features selected by the bluegrass icon, the 5-string Osborne Scout Banjo is equipped with the classic Recording King peghead with Sonny ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Recording King and Sonny Osbourne collaborated to create this exclusive signature banjo.
With custom features selected by the bluegrass icon, the 5-string Osborne Scout Banjo is equipped with the classic Recording King peghead with Sonny Osborne's name and arrowhead design in mother-of-pearl, as well as a patterned arrowhead fretboard inlay with Sonny Osborne's signature block in mother-of-pearl printed on the 12th fret.
The banjo also features a one-piece flamed maple resonator, one-piece figured maple neck, 20-hole tone ring, 3-ply maple rim, white binding, a mother-of-pearl truss rod cover with "Scout" printed in black, nickel-plated hardware, American standard thread hardware and a Mastertone-style flange.
Sonny Osborne was a member of the influential bluegrass group The Osborne Brothers. Today, he is one of the most respected banjo players in the bluegrass community. This beautiful banjo salutes one of bluegrass music's great artists.
One-Piece Flamed Maple Resonator
One-Piece Figured Maple Neck
Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange
Mastertone-Style Tone Ring
3-Ply Maple Rim
Bound Rosewood Fretboard
Dual Coordinator Rods
Osborne "Arrowhead" Mother-of-Pearl Peghead & Fretboard Inlay
Mother-of-Pearl Truss Rod Cover with "Scout" in Black
Mother-of-Pearl RL 12th Fret Osborne Signature Block
American Standard Thread Hardware
Remo Frosted Head
Nut Width: 1-3/16"
Head Size: 11", medium crown (7/16" height)
Total Length: 38"
Weight: 11.4 lbs
Includes Vintage Hardshell Case
Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Comments about Recording King The Osborne Scout RK-SCOUT Banjo:
This is a very good banjo and certainly holds its own against higher priced instruments. The build quality is very good and the sound is really outstanding. The only real areas of concern for me are: the 1st, 2nd, 3rd frets are dresssed a bit short. This makes pull offs somewhat difficult. This problem is on every Osborne banjo I have seen. The nut could be recut, or the three frets replaced. I changed to number 10 guage strings and my banjo played great. (This problem is not a deal breaker) the other problem for me was the color-too red on the neck and the finish is too thick-I know that this is personal taste-so this is not a deal breaker either. I played this against more expensive American brands that sold for $3500-$4500 and only a Huber and one Ome actually sounded noticeably better. Could be setup, etc. The point is the for half the price you can have a very nice professional sounding banjo that you can be proud to own. I recommend it to any player particularly to those who play for a hobby.