RK-M5 Recording King USA Series Resonator Banjo, Flame Maple

Product Description

We've built the USA Series M5 banjo entirely by hand in the USA with top-shelf woods like the Eastern curly maple neck and curly maple resonator.

Our original Fan-style fretboard inlay and hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer round out the M5's impressive set of professional features.

Recording King Vintage Hardshell case included.

  • Curly Maple Resonator
  • Curly Maple Neck
  • Recording King Bell Brass Tone Ring
  • Nitrocellulose Honey Burst Finish
  • Handcrafted in the USA


Resonator:Curly Maple Back & Sidewalls
Rim:3-Ply Recording King Maple
Flange:One-piece Prewar-style Pot Metal
Head:Remo Frosted Head, 11" High Crown
Tone Ring:20-hole Bell Brass Flathead
Tension Hoop:24-Hook Brass Notched; Round American Threaded Hooks and Nuts
Coordinator Rod(s):Dual 1930?s Style
Neck:Eastern Curly with 2-way Adjustable Truss Rod
Fretboard:Rosewood; Bound
Bridge:Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
Nut:Bone, 1-3/16" Width
Fret Markers:Fan Style M.O.P. Pattern Inlay
Inlay:Fan Style M.O.P. Pattern
Peghead:Original Recording King
Tuners:Five Star Planetary Tuners and 5th String Peg
Scale Length:27-3/8"
Finish:Nitrocellulose Honey Burst
Case:Recording King Vintage Hardshell