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 and true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim 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 inlay, this banjo proudly wears its historic heritage.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Resonator: One Piece Mahogany
Rim: 3-Ply Maple
Flange: Mastertone Style One-Piece
Head: Remo Frosted, 11″ High Crown
Tone Ring: Mastertone Style
Tension Hoop: 24 Hook Brass Notched
Coordinator Rods: Duel 1930’s Style
Fingerboard: Bound Ebony
Hardware: Nickel Plated
Tailpiece: Presto Style
Bridge: Maple & Ebony – 5/8″
Inlays: Custom Flying Eagle Style MOP Inlay
Peghead: Ebony Overlay with MOP Inlay & Logo
Tuners: Gotoh Planetary Tuners with Geared 5th Peg
Scale Length: 27-3/8″
Armrest: Nickel Plated
Recording King Hardshell Case Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary