RK - ELITE-76 Recording King Resonator Banjo, The Elite Hearts & Flowers



  • Mahogany Resonator & Neck
  • 20 Hole Bell Brass Tone Ring
  • Bound Ebony Fretboard
  • 27-3/8” Scale Length
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
The RK-ELITE-76 is a pro-level banjo with classic design appointments and a longer scale for extra punch and volume.
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Standard (RK-ELITE-76)
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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 and true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim 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 inlay, this banjo proudly wears its historic heritage. 

The 27-3/8" scale delivers extra punch, combining traditional sound and looks with modern power.

Model: RK-ELITE-76
Resonator: One-Piece Mahogany
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: One-Piece Slim Profile Mahogany
Fretboard: 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
Peghead: 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: Gloss
Case: Included Vintage Hardhsell Case

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 and true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim 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 inlay, this banjo proudly wears its historic heritage. 

The 27-3/8" scale delivers extra punch, combining traditional sound and looks with modern power.

Model: RK-ELITE-76
Resonator: One-Piece Mahogany
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: One-Piece Slim Profile Mahogany
Fretboard: 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
Peghead: 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: Gloss
Case: Included Vintage Hardhsell Case
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