About this banjo
The Elite Flamed Maple
Highly Flamed Maple 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, our RK Elite 85 offers players classic vintage snap and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring and true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim provide the fundamentals for traditional banjo tone. The highly-flamed maple resonator & neck and sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish result in a stunning banjo with excellent projection and beautiful aesthetics. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Hearts & Flowers-style peghead and fretboard inlay, the Elite 85 combines historic banjo tradition with modern construction for a true top shelf instrument.
|RESONATOR:||HIGHLY FLAMED MAPLE|
|HEAD:||REMO FROSTED HEAD, 11″ HIGH CROWN|
|TENSION HOOP:||24-HOOK BRASS NOTCHED; ROUND AMERICAN THREADED HOOKS AND NUTS|
|COORDINATOR ROD(S):||DUAL 1930’S STYLE|
|NECK:||HIGHLY FLAMED MAPLE|
|BRIDGE:||MAPLE / EBONY; 5/8″|
|FRET MARKERS:||CUSTOM HEARTS & FLOWERS-STYLE M.O.P. INLAY|
|INLAY:||CUSTOM HEARTS & FLOWERS-STYLE M.O.P. INLAY|
|PEGHEAD:||DOUBLE-CUT RECORDING KING|
|OVERLAY:||ROSEWOOD PEGHEAD OVERLAY WITH MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY|
|TUNERS:||GOTOH PLANETARY TUNERS WITH GEARED 5TH PEG|
|FINISH:||VINTAGE CHERRY BURST FINISH|
|CASE:||INCLUDED VINTAGE HARDSHELL CASE|
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