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Recording King RK-R36 Madison Select Mahogany Resonator Banjo

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The Recording King Madison RK-R36 is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that won't break the bank. The RK-R36 is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange just like the best-selling RK-R35, but with a select mahogany resonator and neck.The 24-hook brass tension hoop allows...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $1,049.99
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Overview

The Recording King Madison RK-R36 is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that won't break the bank. The RK-R36 is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange just like the best-selling RK-R35, but with a select mahogany resonator and neck.

The 24-hook brass tension hoop allows the head to be adjusted to the perfect tension, and the nickel-plated hardware matches vintage Mastertone-style specs at a fraction of the price. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Mahogany resonator
  • Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring
  • Mastertone-style one-piece banjo flange
  • Mahogany (R36) neck with adjustable truss rod
  • 3-Ply steam bent maple rim
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bone nut
  • American threaded hooks and nuts
  • Dual coordinator rods
  • Planetary tuning machines
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • 24 Hook brass tension hoop
  • Set up and adjusted in the USA
  • Brown gloss finish
  • Case sold separately
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Recording KingRK-R36 Madison Select Mahogany Resonator Banjo
 
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5.0

LOVE this banjo!

By Banjomama

from Richmond, VA

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Recording King RK-R36 Madison Select Mahogany Resonator Banjo:

      LOVE this banjo. Great tone and quality. I would not have higher expectations in this price range. It is not ornate, but it is beautiful in its simplicity.

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      5.0

      Wonderful tone...really packs a punch

      By Luke

      from New Haven, CT

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      Pros

      • genuine mahogany
      • Good Tone
      • heavy cast bell brass tone ring

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • everyday banjo

        Comments about Recording King RK-R36 Madison Select Mahogany Resonator Banjo:

        I had my reservations about purchasing a Recording King banjo, but the cyber monday deal came along and I couldn't resist getting over $200 off this banjo, so I took a chance. I'm really please with the instrument. It's well balanced, great quality, and I would b comfortable taking it to jams or performing with it. The only con, really, is that it's not a Gibson. And in that case, my budget just isn't at the price point to buy a vintage Gibson banjo, so this is a wonderful substitute. Like many instruments made in China of high quality, the materials and craftmanship is impressive, but it can use a professional luthier setup. No surprise there. Well-built, but after a setup this instrument really sings.

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