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Recording King Madison RK-R36 5-String Banjo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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$1,049.99
SKU: RKR36BR
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Recording King Madison RK-R36 5-String Banjo

The Recording King Madison RK-R36 banjo is built in the classic tradition of America’s most revered originals. You get vintage sound from handcrafted construction and components including a Mastertone-style bell brass tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish.  

Other features include custom seagull-style fretboard inlay, vintage-style peghead and planetary tuners. The Madison RK-R36 delivers excellent tone from traditional design and materials at a price far below those hard-to-find originals.

Features

  • Rim                   3-ply steam-bent maple 
  • Flange              Mastertone-style 1-piece 
  • Tone ring          Mastertone-style cast bell brass
  • Tension hoop   24-hook brass, notched 
  • Head                 Remo Frosted head, 11”
  • Resonator        One-piece mahogany resonator w/ brown gloss finish
  • Rods                 Dual 
  • Neck                 Mahogany, slim-profile neck w/ gloss finish
  • Fretboard         Padauk
  • Nut                    Bone
  • Inlays                Seagull M.O.P.
  • Binding            Ivoroid
  • Headstock       Double-cut peghead, M.O.P. inlay
  • Scale length    26 1/4”
  • Bridge              Maple/ebony 5/8” 
  • Tailpiece          Presto-style 
  • Hardware         Nickel-plated
  • Tuners              Planetary tuners w/ geared 5th string peg
  • Case                 Vintage hardshell included

Why We Like Recording King Banjos

We realize Bluegrass aficionados won’t rest until they find an old Gibson. But for anyone simply looking for a quality banjo to learn on, play for fun, use in the studio or on casual gigs, these fine-sounding imports from Recording King do the job for a lot less money. And their Starlight Series combines fun colors with great sound—a great way to get authentic banjo tone and vibe without breaking your budget.

Features

  • Rim                   3-ply steam-bent maple 
  • Flange              Mastertone-style 1-piece 
  • Tone ring          Mastertone-style cast bell brass
  • Tension hoop   24-hook brass, notched 
  • Head                 Remo Frosted head, 11”
  • Resonator        One-piece mahogany resonator w/ brown gloss finish
  • Rods                 Dual 
  • Neck                 Mahogany, slim-profile neck w/ gloss finish
  • Fretboard         Padauk
  • Nut                    Bone
  • Inlays                Seagull M.O.P.
  • Binding            Ivoroid
  • Headstock       Double-cut peghead, M.O.P. inlay
  • Scale length    26 1/4”
  • Bridge              Maple/ebony 5/8” 
  • Tailpiece          Presto-style 
  • Hardware         Nickel-plated
  • Tuners              Planetary tuners w/ geared 5th string peg
  • Case                 Vintage hardshell included