The Elite Flying Eagle

  • Mahogany Resonator & Neck

  • 20 Hole Bell Brass Tone Ring

  • Bound Ebony Fretboard

  • 27-3/8” Scale Length

  • Deluxe Hardshell 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 Flying Eagle-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. 



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
Bridge:Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
Fret Markers:Custom Flying Eagle-Style M.O.P. Inlay
Inlay:Custom Flying Eagle-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
Scale Length:27-3/8"
Case:Included Vintage Hardhsell Case