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For Sale: Recording King RK-ELITE-85 Traditional

Posted By: Stringbean45 (+89) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Top Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,295 USD

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Hi, and thanks for looking at my ad.

I have here a beautiful Top of the Line, Recording King RK-ELITE-85 Traditional 5 String Resonator Banjo and Case.

From the Recording King Website:

Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, our RK Elite 85 offers players classic vintage snap and handcrafted construction.
Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring and true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim provide the fundamentals for traditional banjo tone.
The highly-flamed maple resonator & neck and sunburst finish result in a stunning banjo with excellent projection and beautiful aesthetics.
With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Hearts & Flowers-style peghead and fretboard inlay, the Elite 85 combines historic banjo tradition with modern construction for a true top shelf instrument.

Model:
RK-ELITE-85
Resonator:
Highly Flamed Maple
Rim:
3-Ply Maple
Flange:
Mastertone-Style One-Piece
Head:
Remo Frosted Head, 11" High Crown
Tone Ring:
Mastertone-Style
Tension Hoop:
24-Hook Brass Notched; Round American Threaded Hooks and Nuts
Coordinator Rod(s):
Dual 1930's Style
Neck:
Highly Flamed Maple
Fretboard:
Bound Ebony
Hardware:
Nickel-Plated
Tailpiece:
Presto-Style
Bridge:
Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
Nut:
Bone
Fret Markers:
Custom Hearts & Flowers-Style M.O.P. Inlay
Inlay:
Custom Hearts & Flowers-Style M.O.P. Inlay
Peghead:
Double-Cut Recording King
Overlay:
Ebony Peghead Overlay with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Tuners:
Gotoh Planetary Tuners With Geared 5th Peg
Binding:
Ivoroid
Scale Length:
27-3/8"
Armrest:
Included
Finish:
Vintage Cherryburts Finish


I set this banjo up with one of my Teak/Ebony Spillway Dam Bridges that I have been experimenting with, but not listed for sale yet. It sounds very nice on the banjo, and I may start selling them soon.

This Banjo was a blemish banjo because they routed the 5th string hole out a little too much. I put a 5 Star 5th Peg in it, which had a little larger diameter, and a spike, and it is very solid, and works great. I don't think it will ever be a problem, but if it does come loose, you can always glue it in. I didn't feel like it needed to be glued in, as it feels very solid.

The Banjo will come with a New Musician's Friend Deluxe Hard Shell Case.

If you have been wanting to upgrade to a Pro Level Banjo, and not break the bank, this Banjo may be for you. It was hard to get good pictures of the banjo because the finish is so smooth the least little bit of sunshine on it gave so many reflections. It is just like new, and I didn't see a flaw on it.

Location:

United States, Wappapello, MO

Shipping:

I WILL SHIP TO THE LOWER 48 STATES FOR A FLAT FEE OF $755 INSURED

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

Payment Option Notes:

If using Paypal, please send as a friend, or add 3% to the total.

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: Banjo must be returned in the same condition as sent.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Mint Condition

Category:

Make:

Recording King

Ad Status:

Active

Listing No:

77529

Contact Info:

If you need additional information, you can contact me through the banjohangout.

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