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Banjos over $1,000.00

If you have $1,000 or more in your budget for a bluegrass banjo, you are in a position to buy a truly fine instrument that will last you a lifetime. Whether you are a professional, or a beginner to intermediate player who wants to play a great instrument, you are sure to find the banjo of your dreams here.

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The Sonny Osborne Scout
The Sonny Osborne Scout
Legendary bluegrass artist Sonny Osborne worked exclusively with Recording King to create this outstanding signature banjo! Featuring custom features selected by the bluegrass icon, the Osborne Scout features the classic Recording King peghead with Osborne’s name and arrowhead design in M.O.P., as well as a patterned arrowhead fretboard inlay with Sonny Osborne’s signature block in M.O.P. printed on the 12th fret.
Product# RK-SCOUT
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Gold Tone OB-250AT Archtop Banjo
Gold Tone OB-250AT Archtop Banjo
A classic reproduction of the most famous bluegrass banjo with astonishing tone and playability - now in an archtop model. The OB has been the Gold Tone flagship banjo for 10 years and is played world wide by many pros (E.P. Bill Keith, Frank Wakefeild) and recording artists. The maple resonator is of two-tone sunburst, a feature usually found on banjos twice the price.
Product# OB-250AT
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Recording King Professional Banjo RK-R80
Recording King Professional Banjo RK-R80
The Professional resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a mahogany resonator, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this model recalls the most supremely crafted banjos from the Golden Age of musical instruments.
Product# RK-R80
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Gold Star GF100 Banjo w/ Wreath Inlays
Gold Star GF100 Banjo w/ Wreath Inlays
After a ten year hiatus, Gold Star banjos are back and represent quality and value more than ever. The GF-100 is a long awaited reissue of a very popular bluegrass banjo from the 80's. Limited Supply! Available in 3 different inlay patterns.
Product# GF-100W
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Morgan Monroe MFB-4DX/C Appalachia Banjo
Morgan Monroe MFB-4DX/C Appalachia Banjo
A terrific bluegrass banjo from Morgan Monroe. Beautiful attention to detail and unsurpassed tone at an affordable price.
Product# MFB-4DX/C
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Recording King Professional Banjo Gold RK-R82
Recording King Professional Banjo Gold RK-R82
The Professional resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a mahogany resonator, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this model recalls the most supremely crafted banjos from the Golden Age of musical instruments.
Product# RK-R82
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Gold Star GF-200 Flamed Maple Banjo
Gold Star GF-200 Flamed Maple Banjo
Introducing the newest member of the Gold Star family of professional-quality banjos...the GF-200 Flamed maple sunburst! This instrument represents the culmination of years of development involving the re-issue of the legendary banjos of the late 1970's and 1980's.
Product# GF-200
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Recording King Solist Banjo RK-R85-SN
Recording King Solist Banjo RK-R85-SN
This resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a flamed maple resonator, figured maple neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this model recalls the most supremely crafted banjos from the Golden Age of musical instruments.
Product# RK-R85-SN
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Gold Tone OB-250 Plus Banjo
Gold Tone OB-250 Plus Banjo
Gold Tone took their celebrated OB-250 and improved it dramatically by adding many unique features reserved for only the highest-quality banjos. Upgraded features include the JLS tone ring, 3-ply Canadian maple rim, curl maple neck, Gary Sosebee Cotton Mill bridge, and a deluxe TKL arched case.
Product# OB-250+
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Recording King Solist Banjo Gold RK-R87-SN
Recording King Solist Banjo Gold RK-R87-SN
This resonator banjo combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create the ultimate bluegrass banjo. This model features a flamed maple resonator, figured maple neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this model recalls the most supremely crafted banjos from the Golden Age of musical instruments.
Product# RK-R87-SN
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Recording King Artist Deluxe Banjo RK-R97-SN
Recording King Artist Deluxe Banjo RK-R97-SN
The beautifully engraved Artist Deluxe model is a complete revival of the most classic Recording King banjos. With genuine gold-plated hardware, a delicate floral engraving on the hoop and armrest, and a flamed maple resonator, this is the most premium Recording King model available.
Product# RK-R97-SN
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Recording King Artist Supreme Banjo RK-R99-SN
Recording King Artist Supreme Banjo RK-R99-SN
With an elegant vine fretboard inlay and premium parts modeled from the original pre-war models, Recording King has created a true classic with its Artist Supreme vine resonator banjo. The Artist Supreme is the most meticulously crafted resonator model available from Recording King. As with most Recording King banjos, there is no doubt this model will become more precious with time.
Product# RK-R99-SN
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Gold Tone OB-300 Prestige Series Banjo
Gold Tone OB-300 Prestige Series Banjo
This gold plated beauty has similar features as the top-of-the-line OB500 without the metal engraving. A curly maple neck and matching curly maple/abalone binding combine for a most decorative 5 string. The sand cast bronze tone ring is used in only the best of banjos and provides a loud penetrating tone. A unique abalone/pearl truss rod cover matches the exquisite inlay throughout the banjo.
Product# OB-300
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Gold Tone OB-250 Banjo
Gold Tone OB-250 Banjo
The OB-250 features maple binding, GT Master Planetary Tuners, 1st fret inlay, One piece curly maple veneer on the resonator, and a new gorgeous tobacco brown finish.
Product# OB-250
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