About this Banjo
The Recording King Madison banjos offer players an unparalleled combination of quality, versatility and value. With a hand-rubbed satin finish, a maple neck with adjustable truss rod and a true steam-bent maple rim, the Madison starts with a great foundation for a serious banjo.
Add professional appointments like dual coordinator rods, planetary tuners, nickel-plated hardware and a Remo head, and you have a banjo that sounds great without breaking the bank. The Madison RK-O25 open-back model has 24 shoes for precision tuning and a classic old-time open-back sound.
Rim: 2-Ply Steam Bent Maple
Head: Remo Frosted Head
Tone Ring: N/A
Tension Hoop: 24 Bracket Notched; American Threaded Hooks And Nuts
Coordinator Rods: Dual
Neck: Maple With Adjustable Truss Rod
Fretboard: Rosewood, Flat Radius
Bridge: Maple / Ebony; 5/8″ German
Nut: Bone; 1-3/8″, Vintage-Style Plastic 5Th String Nut
Fret Markers: Pearl Dots
Peghead: Recording King Compound Angle
Scale Length: 26-3/8″
Armrest: Not Included
Finish: Hand-Rubbed Brown Satin
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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