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Recording King  Starlight RKOS-6 Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Tybalt (see all reviews from this person) on 7/8/2015

Where Purchased: Ebay Sounds Cheap Music

Year Purchased: 2015
Price Paid: 148.00 ($US)


Plenty of low, though not as much as my Gold Tone CC OT. Great Sound The strings are set a few milimeters closer than other Banjos I have had.

Sound Rating: 8


I can not brag on Sounds Cheap Music enough. The action is great. I unboxed it at the Fedex Office, ear tuned it, and started playing. I got home and tuned it and tested the intonation with my Iphone tuner. Right on it was perfect

Setup Rating: 10


I bought the Baby Blue Model, its beautiful. Great dot inlays on the fretboard and on the faux ivory inlay running up both sides of the fretboard with black dot fret markers. I bought this as a blemish Banjo. Surface crack in the paint, not the wood. A semigloss paint is applied well.

Appearance Rating: 8


Looking good. Saw other reviews about paint chipping. They must have executed a few Chinese workers and the rest have learned their lesson. I play for my wife and a few close friends that will forgive me. Doubt I will be taking it on tour.

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

I am am amazed at how well it was packaged. Banjo in Bubble Wrap and Polish Peanuts in the box. Ordered on a Sunday. Shipped Monday, recieved Wednesday. MO to TX

Customer Service: 10


Inexpensive Geared Guitar like tuners. I don't really see the fixation with Planetary tuners anywhoo.

Components Rating: 7

Overall Comments

If your a beginner, like the appearance (like me), want a steel string open back banjo cause you already have a Nylgut strung Clawhammer Banjo (like me) or your buying this for your child or grandchild, go for it at the price you won't be disappointed.  

The most I have seen these sell for is $249 US

I paid $148 delivered.  Great Value.  Well Pleased.

Overall Rating: 8

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