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  Recording King New Era M-5 Maple 5-String Banjo Made in the USA (no longer available)

Recording King New Era - Made in USA M-5 5-String Banjo
Recording King New Era - Made in USA M-5 Maple 5-String Banjo

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List Price: $3,999.00
Our Price: $2,995.00
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Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 5198

Free 5th-String Capo Spikes? (See Description)


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The Recording King New Era M-5 Maple 5 string banjo is made in a factory in Tennessee. One of the "upgrades" of the "New Era USA Recording King" Standard M5 / M7 Models is precision stainless frets. Ultra smooth chokes and slides and last and last while retaining a beautiful shiny glow. USA-built necks and Resonators finished by Master finisher Don Hunter just like the USA Custom Shop Recording King models. Gotoh tuning machines, bone nuts and Quality Recording King - American thread hardware. Hard Shell case included.

Want railroad spikes? We install HO-gauge railroad spikes free when you purchase a banjo from us. We recommend installing them on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). This serves as a capo for the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you're playing, you don't really notice the spikes because they're out of the way, but they're always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you're done, slide it out. If you want spikes, let us know in the comments box at checkout.

Note: Our banjos are individually inspected, set up and tuned by the staff in Georgia. We are banjo players, so we set them up the way we want to play them! Each banjo is in tune when we carefully pack it for shipment. Climate conditions and travel will affect the tuning, so it may need to be fine-tuned before playing.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
great banjo February 17, 2013
Reviewer: Kenneth Evans from Nashville, GA United States  
I had a chance to pick this banjo. The work is fantastic and has an extremly fast neck. It is a great banjo.

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