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Recording King RK-R20 Songster 5-String Banjo

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For folks looking to spend as little as possible, but still get into a good quality 5-string resonator bluegrass banjo, I usually recommend starting here.  It's rolled brass hoop makes for a good, crisp sound while reducing the weight of the banjo significantly.  So for that reason, it also is a good choice for someone searching for a lighter weight banjo.  

  • Multi-Ply Rim
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Mahogany Resonator
  • Nickel-Plated Flange
  • 24 Bracket Notched Tension Hoop
  • Rolled Brass Tone Ring
  • Single Coordinator Rod
  • Ovangkol Fretboard
  • Hearts & Flowers Fretboard Inlay
  • Floral Inlay
  • Kershner Style Tailpiece
  • Nickel-Plated Hardware
  • 26-1/4" Scale Length
  • Armrest Included
  • Gloss Finish
  • Maple/Ebony Bridge
  • Head Size: 11", 7/16" height
  • Frets: 22
  • Total Length: 39"
  • Weight: 10.45 lb.
  • Includes Professional Setup and Free 5th String Spike Installation
  • Free Shipping Within the Lower 48 US


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