Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930s, the Recording King RK-Elite series offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. As well as professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring and a true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim put this banjo in a category of its own. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Hearts & Flowers-style inlay, this banjo proudly wears its historic heritage. The 27-3/8″ scale delivers extra punch, combining traditional sound and looks with modern power.
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.
Neck: One-Piece Slim Profile Mahogany
Fretboard: Bound Ebony
Bridge: Maple & Ebony
Fret Markers: Custom Hearts & Flowers-Style M.O.P. Inlay
Inlay: Custom Hearts & Flowers-Style M.O.P. Inlay
Resonator: One-Piece Mahogany
Rim: 3-Ply Maple
Flange: Mastertone-Style One-Piece
Head: Remo Frosted Head, 11″ High Crown
Tone Ring: Mastertone-Style
Tension Hoop: 24-Hook Brass Notched, Round American Threaded Hooks and Nuts
Coordinator Rod(s): Dual 1930’s Style
Tailpiece: Presto Style
Peghead: Double-Cut Recording King
Overlay: Ebony Peghead Overlay with Mother of Pearl
Tuners: Gotoh Planetary Tuners With Geared 5th Peg
Scale Length: 27-3/8″
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