The RK-R30 BlueGrass Machine Banjo

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Recording King is proud to introduce the all-new RK-R30-BGM tube-and-plate flathead banjo. The RK-R30 pairs the industry-favorite Recording King 20-hole flathead tone ring with the sound and ease of a 2 piece flange. Our RK tone ring delivers authentic banjo sound, while the tube-and-plate flange helps to create a more complex sound than the familiar one-piece version.

The RK-R30 features our new diamond and square mother-of-pearl inlay pattern, Recording King hexagonal flange, maple neck and resonator, rosewood fretboard and presto tailpiece. Built using a combination of RK's traditional metal parts, this banjo is one of our most tonally complex banjos yet; it also allows for easy conversion to open-back.

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  • Mastertone-style Bell Brass Cast Tone Ring
  • Maple Conversion Resonator
  • Maple Neck
  • 3-Ply Maple Rim
  • Tube and Hexagon Plate Flange
  • 24-Hook Notched Hoop
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Bone, 31mm Nut
  • Recording King Madison Peghead
  • Black Peghead Overlay with Diamond & Square Pattern Inlay
  • Round, American Threads Hooks and Nuts
  • Double Coordinator Rods
  • Planetary, Ivory Button Tuners
  • Presto-Style Tailpiece
  • Maple/Ebony 5/8" Bridge
  • Remo Frosted Head, 11" High Crown
  • Hand-Rubbed Burgundy Matte Finish
  • Nickel-Plated Hardware
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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