Originally posted by patrickjcrum
The only difference I can see between it and the "dirty Thirty"is the tailpiece.
12 tension hooks instead of 16.
This model is also available at MusiciansFriend, which is under the same corporate parent as Guitar Center, as well as Amazon and Woodwind & Brasswind.
Clearly a new de-featured model giving Recording King something at the $200 bottom of the market price point. Your experience would indicate that it's not merely a banjo-shaped object typically available at this price.