About this Banjo
The Recording King Madison 6-string banjo is the perfect combination of guitar-style playability with banjo appointments. Based on the banjo designs of the best-selling Madison series RK-R25, the Madison 6-string is assembled with a maple resonator, tube-and-plate style 2-piece flange, and dual coordinator rods. It also takes a nod from Recording King’s guitar line, with a truss-rod-adjustable maple neck and a full 25.4” dreadnought scale length.
The 1-11/16″ nut with allows for comfortable banjo picking, but is still narrow enough to fret chords comfortably. The bone nut and maple/ebony bridge help deliver the percussive sound banjo players love. We’ve finished it off with high-quality Grover butterbean tuners, classic nickel-plated hardware and a hand-rubbed brown satin finish.
Designed specifically for guitarists that need a true, authentic banjo sound in a familiar feel, the RK-G25-BR is like nothing else in its price range.
Rim: 3-Ply Steam Bent Maple
Flange: Tube And Plate Style 2-Piece
Head: Remo Cloudy Head, 11”
Tone Ring: Included
Tension Hoop: 24 Bracket Notched; American Threaded Hooks And Nuts
Coordinator Rods: Dual
Tailpiece: Custom Recording King High-Mass 6-String Tailpiece
Bridge: Maple / Ebony
Nut: Bone; 1-11/16″
Fret Markers: Dot Inlay
Inlay: Mother Of Pearl
Peghead: Recording King Compound Angle
Tuners: Open-Geared Grover Butterbean
Binding: Resonator; Ivoroid
Scale Length: 25.4″
Finish: Hand-Rubbed Brown Satin
Case: Optional Vintage Hardshell Case
Bonuses When You Order From Banjo.com
- 5th String Railroad Spike Capos – FREE
We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
- Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack – FREE
We can send along with your banjo a Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack for free. This includes a strap, DVD, and tuner and picks.
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