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Recording King RK-Elite-75 5-String Banjo Now in Stock
Recording King RK-Elite-75 5-String Banjo
List Price: $1,999.99
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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.
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
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 1930’s Style Coordinator Rods
Gotoh Planetary Tuners With Geared 5th Peg
RK Custom Flying Eagle-Style Fretboard Inlay
Maple/Ebony 5/8” Bridge
Remo Frosted Head, 11” High Crown
Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Includes Recording King Vintage Hardshell Case
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Railroad spikes installed free with purchase, if desired
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