About this Banjo
The RK-R80 Professional combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create a great-sounding bluegrass banjo. The Professional features a mahogany resonator, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim.
The Professional features the traditional Recording King floral peghead and inlay and an authentic Mastertone-style flange.
Resonator: One-Piece Mahogany With Concentric Rings
Rim: 3-Ply Maple
Head: Remo Frosted Head, 11″ High Crown
Tone Ring: Mastertone-Style
Tension Hoop: 24 Bracket Notched; Round American Threaded Hooks And Nuts
Coordinator Rods: Dual
Neck: One-Piece Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony; Bound
Bridge: Maple / Ebony; 5/8″
Nut: Bone, 1-3/16″ Width
Fret Markers: Style 6″ M.O.P. Floral Inlay
Inlay: Style 6″ M.O.P. Floral Inlay
Peghead: Double-Cut Recording King
Overlay: Rosewood Peghead Overlay With Mother Of Pearl Inlay
Tuners: Gotoh Planetary Tuners With Geared 5Th Peg
Scale Length: 26-1/4″
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
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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