About this Banjo
The Starlight Series open-back banjos have all the specs you expect in an old-time banjo – multi-ply rim, 16 brackets for precise head-tensioning, and a 26-1/4” scale – all delivering the traditional banjo “snap” today’s players want. Combine those classic features with the Starlight Series’ stunning custom colors, and you have banjos unlike anything the folk world has ever seen. Choose from three unique color combinations:
Sky: a light blue with white binding, reminiscent of a cloudless day
Midnight: a deep grey with ivory binding, like a foggy Blueridge mountain morning
Sunbeam: a beautiful pale yellow with tortoise binding, like the last moments of an Appalachian sunset
Recording King Starlight Banjos let players express themselves at first glance with a banjo that’s as unique as their playing.
Head: Remo Recording King Head
Tone Ring: Included
Tension Hoop: 16 Bracket Notched
Coordinator Rod(s): Single
Neck: Maple With Adjustable Truss Rod
Hardware: Nickel Plated
Bridge: Maple / Ebony
Fret Markers: Inlaid Dot
Binding: Neck; Ivoroid (Sky & Midnight), Tortoise (Sunbeam)
Scale Length: 26-1/4″
Armrest: Not Included
Finish: Sky, Midnight, Sunbeam
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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