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Recording King U25 Banjolele   

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Combining everything that players love about the ukulele with the crisp sound of a banjo, the Recording King banjo ukulele (or banjolele) is a unique...Read More

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The compact size of a ukulele with nylon strings and a unique sound.

Combining everything that players love about the ukulele with the crisp sound of a banjo, the Recording King banjo ukulele (or banjolele) is a unique instrument that you'll love. The maple neck and maple rim give it a bright tone with great projection, and the coordinator rod and 10 brackets are a nod to classic banjo-style construction. With nickel hardware, nylon strings, a 6-1/4" frosted banjo head and comely satin finish, you'll appreciate the attention to detail on this uncommon instrument. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Unique banjo ukulele size and sound
  • Maple neck and rim
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Madison-style peghead
  • Coordinator rod and 10 brackets
  • Geared tuners
  • Remo frosted head
  • Case sold separately

Enjoy a crisper, brighter ukulele sound. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

U25 Banjolele

  • Model Name: Recording King Banjo Ukulele
    Banjo Type: Ukulele
    Tone Ring: none
    Flange: none
    Truss Rod: none
    Rim: 5-7/8" Multi-ply
    Hoop: 6-1/2" nickel plated
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Fretboard Inlay: Pearloid Dots
    Nut: Bone, 1-5/16"
    Peghead: Madison style
    Peghead Overlay Black
    Peghead Inlay: Recording King block
    Hooks and Nuts: 10, flat hook
    Rods: Single
    Tuners: Geared
    Tailpiece: Bent metal, ukulele style
    Bridge: Maple/Ebony, 1/2"
    Head: Remo Frosted, 6"
    Crown: n/a
    Finish: Brown Satin
    Hardware: Nickel
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Recording KingU25 Banjolele
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great volume for a Soprano Uke

By Robert

from undisclosed

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Strong

Cons

  • Needs Setup

Best Uses

  • Great for some songs

Comments about Recording King U25 Banjolele:

After two weeks of playing, the strings were still .09 inches high over the fret board at the 1st fret. I knocked off the nut and found a glob of glue underneath. I sanded off the glue blob and sanded down the bottom half of the nut. I reinstalled the nut and now it is much easier to play. I would not recommend this or any Soprano size as a first ukulele, but it is a nice alternative to my regular Uke for certain songs.

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5.0

Nice little banjo uke for the price!

By AndrewTF

from Novato, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Nicely Made
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Recording King U25 Banjolele:

      Took a chance on this Recording King banjo ukulele for my daughter, since the price was right and the reviews were generally positive, and we're really pleasantly surprised with it. Fit and finish is nice, and it sounds pretty good (we've only had it one day and the strings are still stretching so it's hard to tell).

      First thing we did was to yank the el cheapo strings that it comes with and give it a new set of Aquila Nylguts, which made it sound even better. If you're interested in the banjolele and want a fun and inexpensive little instrument to play with, this is a great choice.

      You have to put the floating bridge in yourself when you get it. Tip: the bridge should be the same distance that the nut is from the 12th fret. If it's not, you'll have intonation issues.

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      5.0

      A bit hit. Constantly disappearing into my daughters room

      By MurphyGuitar

      from Brookside village

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Recording King U25 Banjolele:

          We are building a 1920s show. This has the perfect look and sound

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Daughter loves it

          By Mom

          from Arkansas

          Comments about Recording King U25 Banjolele:

          This was a gift for my musician daughter. She love it! Says it's easy to tune, stays in tune, has a great sound and fun to play.

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          (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Well made quality instrument

          By Northernsouthpaw

          from Fort Wayne, Indiana

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Nylon Strings

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Recording King U25 Banjolele:

          I was impressed when I unpacked the box. I had never heard of Recording King, but this is a well made instrument for the price. It has good tone and holds its tuning well. The only thing I didn't like was the nylon strings. I am used to playing steel strings and just can't get used to the nylon sound. Other than that I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind the nylon strings.

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