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Recording King RK Elite 76 5-String Banjo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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$1,599.99
SKU: RKELITE76
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Recording King RK Elite 76   5-String Banjo

The Recording King RK Elite 76 is modeled after the classic Mastertone banjos of the 1930’s. Like the originals, the RK Elite offers vintage sound and handcrafted construction, using professional components including a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish.  

The look is right, too, with traditional design features like the custom Hearts & Flowers-style peghead and fretboard inlay, and vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead. The RK Elite 76 proudly carries forward the tradition of America’s most highly regarded banjos.

Features

  • Rim                   3-ply maple 
  • Flange              Mastertone-style 1-piece 
  • Tone ring          Mastertone-style
  • Tension hoop   24-hook brass, notched 
  • Head                 Remo Frosted head, 11”
  • Resonator        One-piece mahogany resonator w/ gloss finish
  • Rods                 Dual ’30s-style
  • Neck                 1-piece mahogany, slim-profile neck w/ gloss finish
  • Fretboard         Bound ebony
  • Inlays                Custom Hearts & Flowers M.O.P.
  • Nut                    Bone
  • Binding            Ivoroid
  • Headstock       Double-cut pegged w/ ebony overlay, M.O.P. inlay
  • Scale length    27 3/8”
  • Bridge              Maple/ebony 5/8” 
  • Tailpiece          Presto-style 
  • Hardware         Nickel-plated
  • Tuners              Gotoh 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 maple 
  • Flange              Mastertone-style 1-piece 
  • Tone ring          Mastertone-style
  • Tension hoop   24-hook brass, notched 
  • Head                 Remo Frosted head, 11”
  • Resonator        One-piece mahogany resonator w/ gloss finish
  • Rods                 Dual ’30s-style
  • Neck                 1-piece mahogany, slim-profile neck w/ gloss finish
  • Fretboard         Bound ebony
  • Inlays                Custom Hearts & Flowers M.O.P.
  • Nut                    Bone
  • Binding            Ivoroid
  • Headstock       Double-cut pegged w/ ebony overlay, M.O.P. inlay
  • Scale length    27 3/8”
  • Bridge              Maple/ebony 5/8” 
  • Tailpiece          Presto-style 
  • Hardware         Nickel-plated
  • Tuners              Gotoh planetary tuners w/ geared 5th string peg
  • Case                 Vintage hardshell included