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List Price: US $2,333.99
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Manufacturer: Recording King
Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, our RK Elite 85 offers players classic vintage snap and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring and true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim provide the fundamentals for traditional banjo tone. The highly-flamed maple resonator & neck and sunburst finish result in a stunning banjo with excellent projection and beautiful aesthetics. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Hearts & Flowers-style peghead and fretboard inlay, the Elite 85 combines historic banjo tradition with modern construction for a true top shelf instrument.

  • Model: RK-ELITE-85
  • Resonator: Highly Flamed Maple
  • 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
  • Neck: Highly Flamed Maple
  • : Bound Ebony
  • Hardware: Nickel-Plated
  • Tailpiece: Presto-Style
  • Bridge: Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
  • Nut: Bone
  • Fret Markers: Custom Hearts & Flowers-Style M.O.P. Inlay
  • Inlay: Custom Hearts & Flowers-Style M.O.P. Inlay
  • : Double-Cut Recording King
  • Overlay: Ebony Peghead Overlay with Mother of Pearl Inlay
  • Tuners: Gotoh Planetary Tuners With Geared 5th Peg
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Scale Length: 27-3/8"
  • Armrest: Included
  • Finish: Vintage Cherryburts Finish
  • Case: Included Vintage Hardhsell Case
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