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Recording King: RK R80

Submitted by serialOC on 2/7/2008

Where Purchased: The Music Link

Year Purchased: 2008
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


We all know RK are great by now. I got one from Clyde @ B&B last year. I roadie for a band outta Austin Tx, The Gourds & our multi instrumentalist, Max Johnston liked my RK so much he got one. We like to thank Greg, Steve, Ali & the good folks over @ The Music Link for Max's RK-R80. You guys are the best!!

Sound Rating: 10


Done by The Music Link. Max uses an Arthur Hatfield compensated bridge & D'Addario J-57 Custom Medium Strings.

Setup Rating: 10


Nice clean lines, great finish, what a working musicians banjo should look like.

Appearance Rating: 10


Heavy! Solid feel. Nice smooth neck. Great action. Max used my RK-R80 for well over 75 shows all over the lower 48 & Alaska, it is still rock solid.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Banjo w/ life time warranty!.. nuf said.

Customer Service: 10


I think the tone rings in these bad boys are very stand out for the price & high quality parts from top to bottom. Makes the perfect banjo for touring.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

I personally played over 200 banjos while shopping for my own RK & everyone thats played it from Mississippi Chris Sharp who was kind enough to help me set it up to Arthur Hatfield who invited me to his shop & made us bridges to pickers we encountered all over the US touring all love it, I stopped bring mine on tour cause I never get to play it anyways.

Overall Rating: 10

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