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Recording King

Handcrafted acoustic guitars made from solid tonewoods and featuring beautiful inlay detailing and options for all players. The hallmarks of American design are at your fingertips. BANJOS: Legendary craftsmanship and amazing features, Recording King banjos are simply the best banjos money can buy. Bluegrass and open back models have genuine pre-war replica parts and are championed by leading professionals. Get that classic sound with a Recording King instrument.

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Guardian Hardshell Banjo Case - Bluegrass Cases & Gig Bags
Guardian Hardshell Banjo Case - Bluegrass Cases & Gig Bags
Combines all the necessary elements for a high-quality, reliable case that provides excellent protection for your instrument. This case is a fantastic value at this low price and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Product# CG-020-J
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RDS-9-TS RECORDING KING DIRTY 30S SERIES 9 DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC GUITAR - Bluegrass Instruments
RDS-9-TS RECORDING KING DIRTY 30S SERIES 9 DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC GUITAR - Bluegrass Instruments
The Dirty 30s Series 9 models take the vibrant tone of a Solid Sitka Spruce top and combine it with our super-clean Cross Lap Bracing for the best sounding Dirty 30s models yet! feature 25.4" scale lengths and comfortable 1-11/16" nut widths. Specs for great sound are of course included, like bone nut and saddle and D'Addario strings, and the look captures the evolution of the Dirty 30s vibe: transparent Tobacco Sunburst finish and ivory large dot fret markers, as well as the RK Whitley pickguard.
Product# RDS-9-TS
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RR-36S-VS - Bluegrass Instruments
RR-36S-VS - Bluegrass Instruments
The Recording King Maxwell resonator is the perfect instrument for classic bluegrass and slide players looking to take the next step. The Maxwell delivers true bluegrass tone thanks to our exclusive European hand-spun Recording King spider cone and true sand cast spider bridge. The mahogany body and parallelogram soundwell help to produce crisp attack with minimal overtones, perfect for cutting through the band mix. Classic butterbean tuners and traditional sunburst gloss finish conjure vintage mojo.
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Recording King RD-T16 Torrefied Adirondack Spruce Top Dreadnought - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RD-T16 Torrefied Adirondack Spruce Top Dreadnought - Bluegrass Instruments
Torrefaction is a specialized heating process used on Recording King Adirondack spruce tops in which the wood is heated at a low temperature in an oxygen-free environment. The curing process reduces impurities in the wood and results in weight reduction and increased stiffness, producing a similar chemical transformation as wood that has been dried for decades. The end result is a lightweight, extra resonant top that produces similar tone to a vintage instrument that's been loved and played for years. These solid torrefied Adirondack spruce tops provide the foundation for Recording King's Torrefied Series Dreadnought. The tone of the torrefied top is impressive, and when paired with the mahogany back & sides results in guitars with extra punch, projection and warm, vintage-style tone everywhere on the fretboard. Whether you're a singer/songwriter or fingerpicker, the Recording King Torrefied Series guitars are the perfect way to achieve vintage tone in a new instrument.
Product# RD-T16
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Recording King Songster Banjo RK-R20 - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King Songster Banjo RK-R20 - Bluegrass Instruments
With its sharp attack and minimal sustain, this banjo is a great beginning resonator model. The banjo features an inlaid M.O.P. peghead inlay and heart-shaped position markers, plus a rolled brass, hoop tone ring, planetary tuners and a bound rosewood fretboard.
Product# RK-R20
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Recording King RR-60-VS Professional Resonator Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RR-60-VS Professional Resonator Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
he Recording King Professional Resonator is crafted entirely from mahogany with a parallelogram soundwell and 12-Fret neck joint. The traditional squareneck/roundneck design and vintage sunburst finish make this an instant classic. The hand-spun Recording King Cone provides true resonator tone. The bone nut and the maple/ebony saddle help give the guitar great sustain, and it's kept in tune by the Grover tuning machines. The Professional Resonator has classic features like rounded soundhole screens and slotted screws.
Product# RR-60-VS
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RR-75PL-SN Recording King Phil Leadbetter Signature Resonator Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
RR-75PL-SN Recording King Phil Leadbetter Signature Resonator Guitar - Bluegrass Instruments
Internationally known, Grammy-nominated player Phil Leadbetter has won IBMA's Dobro Player of the Year multiple times and been inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame. Recording King is honored to be working with Phil and proud to be building the Phil Leadbetter Signature Model. This wood body squareneck resonator is constructed of highly flamed maple, and features an interior bracing pattern specifically guided and chosen by Phil himself. Recording King's hand-spun European spider cone beautifully complements the sandcast spider bridge, for a truly professional-level sound that can be heard on Phil's recordings and on stages around the world. Phil's signature can be found inlaid in pearl at the 12th fret, and his sonic stamp is found in every detail of the guitar.
Product# RR-75PL-SN
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Recording King RK-R35 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-R35 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
The Madison RK-R35 gives banjo players the option of a high-quality, great-sounding banjo with a classic Mastertone-style tone ring and flange. The Recording King Madison RK-R35 is built around a 3-ply steam bent maple rim, from the exact same construction and materials used in the best-selling RK-R80. It has a maple neck with an adjustable two-way truss rod and a comfortable rosewood fretboard. With a 24-hook brass tension hoop, players can adjust the head tension as precisely as on any world-class banjo. The planetary tuners, geared 5th peg and dual coordinator rods are effective professional components, and add an authentic feel to these impressive banjos. The Madison RK-R35 has a maple resonator with a hand-rubbed brown matte finish. It is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and a Mastertone-style one-piece flange. The Madison peghead and fretboard feature our Seagull inlay, for a banjo that looks as classic as it sounds. The American threaded nickel-plated hook and nut hardware, as well as the true presto-style tailpiece and armrest are the same as featured on the popular RK-Scout. Like the other Madison banjos, the Madison Deluxe comes standard with an authentic Remo head.
Product# RK-R35
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Recording King RK-R36 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-R36 Madison Resonator Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
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 our 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.
Product# RK-R36
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Recording King RK-Elite-75 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-Elite-75 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK-Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Flying Eagle-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of history's most revered instrument manufacturers.
Product# RK-Elite-75
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Recording King RK-Elite-76 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK-Elite-76 Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK-Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Hearts & Flowers-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of history's most revered instrument manufacturers.
Product# RK-Elite-76
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RK-ELITE-85 - Bluegrass Instruments
RK-ELITE-85 - Bluegrass Instruments
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.
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Recording King RK- OT25 Madison Old-Time Open Back Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King RK- OT25 Madison Old-Time Open Back Banjo - Bluegrass Instruments
The all-new RK-OT25 is an old-time picking machine, with a steam-bent maple rim, 24-bracket tension hoop, and the clean look of all of our Madison banjos. We've built this banjo specifically for old-time players, with features like our scooped fretboard, Presto tailpiece and old-style Remo FiberSkyn head.
Product# RK-OT25
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RM-991-S RECORDING KING METAL BODY RESONATOR, TRICONE SQUARENECK - Bluegrass Instruments
RM-991-S RECORDING KING METAL BODY RESONATOR, TRICONE SQUARENECK - Bluegrass Instruments
Recording King's classic tricone resonator has three 6" Recording King cones that transfer incredibly loud tones through the body of the guitar. The cones are positioned with two on the bass side and one on the treble side, giving an EQ balance with a sweeter, warmer sound. This tricone is made from nickel-plated bell brass and features a screen coverplate and T-shaped bridge with an ebony and maple saddle. The bridge is connected to the center of each cone so that when the strings are hit, the vibrations run through the saddle and then into the bridge. This tricone has a distinct tone and long sustain characterized by brilliant overtones and a natural ambiance only found in resonator instruments.
Product# RM-991-S
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