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  Recording King RK-Elite-75 5-String Banjo Now in Stock

Recording King RK-Elite-75 5-String Banjo
Recording King RK-Elite-75 5-String Banjo


 
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List Price: $1,999.99
Our Price: $1,499.99
You save $500.00!


Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 4471

Description
 
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Recording King is proud to introduce a most traditional Pre-war style banjo ever. Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself.

With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Flying Eagle-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of the history's most revered instrument manufacturers.

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 Banjo.com 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.

Features
  • Specifications:
  • One-Piece Mahogany Resonator
  • One-Piece Slim Profile Mahogany Neck
  • 3-Ply Maple Rim
  • Mastertone-Style Tone Ring
  • Mastertone-Style One-Piece Banjo Flange
  • Notched Brass 24-Hook Tension Hoop
  • Bound Rosewood Fretboard
  • Bone Nut
  • Double-cut Recording King Peghead
  • Rosewood Peghead Overlay
  • Custom Flying Eagle-Style M.O.P. Peghead Inlay
  • 24 Hooks and Nuts With American Standard Threads
  • Dual 1930s Style Coordinator Rods
  • Gotoh Planetary Tuners With Geared 5th Peg
  • RK Custom Flying Eagle-Style Fretboard Inlay
  • Presto-Style Tailpiece
  • Maple/Ebony 5/8 Bridge
  • Remo Frosted Head, 11 High Crown
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Nickel-Plated Hardware
  • Includes Recording King Vintage Hardshell Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Railroad spikes installed free with purchase, if desired

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