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Recording King RKO-3S Open-Back Banjo

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Classic sound and historic design.

The Dirty 30's open-back RKO-3S 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, this Dirty 30s banjo is the ideal companion for singer-songwriters, folk stylists or traveling troubadours.

This 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 RKO-3S delivers classic tone and is light enough to take on the road with ease.

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  • Body type: Open-back banjo
  • Cutaway: Not applicable
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Matte brown
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1-1/4"
  • Fingerboard: Composite rosewood
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Scale length: 26-1/4"
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Headstock overlay: Black
  • Tuning machines: Ivory button
  • Bridge: Maple with ebony cap
  • Saddle and nut: Ebony saddle, plastic nut
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Special features: No knot tailpiece
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Not applicable
  • Country of origin: China

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