The RK M5 Deluxe

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The Recording King USA Custom Shop M5 Deluxe takes the rugged, utilitarian nature of the banjo, and elevates it to a work of art. Designer Greg Rich hand-engraved the elaborate floral patterns on each individual piece of "old gold" hardware. With a hand-selected flamed maple resonator and one-piece figured maple neck, the M5 has the brightness and punch players want from a professional-level banjo. The thin, hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer finish allows the M5 Deluxe to display a full tonal range across all registers. We've finished it with a classic two-hump tailpiece and ivoroid tuner buttons for vintage style and high-performance. The USA M5 Deluxe is a handcrafted one-of-a-kind piece that sounds every bit as good as it looks.

Recording King Vintage Hardshell case included.

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  • Made In The USA
  • Custom Engraved "Old Gold" Hardware by Greg Rich
  • Original Recording King Peghead with Ebony Overlay
  • Antiqued Binding and Peghead
  • Eastern Curly Neck with 2-way Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Bound Rosewood Fingerboard with 27 3/8" Scale
  • New Fan Style MOP Inlay Pattern
  • Five Star Planetary Tuners and 5th String Peg
  • Ivoroid Tuner Buttons
  • Curly Maple Resonator Back & Sidewalls
  • 3-ply Maple Recording King Rim
  • 20-hole Bell Brass Flathead Tone Ring
  • One-piece Prewar-style Pot Metal Flange
  • Two-Hump Tailpiece & One-piece Armrest
  • 24 Notched Brass Tension Hoop
  • 24 Hooks and Nuts With American Standard Threads
  • Dual 1930’s Style Coordinator Rods
  • Maple/Ebony 5/8” Bridge
  • Remo Frosted Head, 11” High Crown
  • Nitrocellulose Honey Burst Finish
  • Nickel-Plated Hardware
  • Includes Recording King Vintage Hardshell Case

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