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Recording King RKH-05 Dirty 30's Resonator Banjo

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The Dirty 30's Series sits at the perfect crossroads of classic sound and historic design. Like the original Montgomery Ward mail-order instruments f...Click To Read More About This Product

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Vintage looks, classic banjo tone and light enough for travel.

The Dirty 30's Series sits at the perfect crossroads of classic sound and historic design. Like the original Montgomery Ward mail-order instruments from the first half of the century, Dirty 30's guitars and banjos are the ideal companion for singer-songwriters, folk stylists or traveling troubadours.

The Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator Banjo packs excellent playability and historic vibe into a retro-infused package that makes vintage style and traditional banjo sound accessible to every player. With a great-looking satin finish, maple neck and Remo Recording King banjo head, the Dirty 30's resonator banjos have classic banjo tone and are light enough to take on the road with ease.

Multi-Ply Rim
Adjustable Coordinator Rod
Maple Neck with Adjustable 2-Way Truss Rod
Maple Resonator
Plate Flange with 24 American Threaded Hooks & Nuts
REMO Recording King Head
Presto Tailpiece
Maple/Ebony Bridge
Ivory Tuning Key Buttons
Rosewood Fretboard
Inlaid Dot Fretboard Markers
Satin Finish
Case sold separately

Step back in time with a banjo on your knee. Order today.


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Recording KingRKH-05 Dirty 30's Resonator Banjo

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A Great Beginner Banjo!

By Bo

from Central Texas Hill Country


  • Affordable
  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong


  • Needs An Armrest

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

Comments about Recording King RKH-05 Dirty 30's Resonator Banjo:

This is a nice beginner banjo and I'm a beginner banjo player (though not a beginner musician) so I thought I'd submit a review from that perspective for other beginners. First, I have to admit that I didn't buy mine through MF. They were on backorder and I didn't have any patience left. Second, the packaging was sound and secure. When it was opened I was delighted to find a very pretty, satin finished, all maple banjo in great condition. It is very easy to tune and stays in tune for days. Pretty good for new strings still breaking in. The fit and finish was much better than other brands I had looked at in the same price range locally. It is easy to fret and sounds great. It has a nice tone. At this time the only addition I want to make is to add an arm rest, just to help me with the angle of my wrist and picking fingers. This may not be a concern to others. That is the ONLY reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.

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