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Recording King: RB-036 ne ultra plus

Submitted by retiredguy on 4/30/2010

Where Purchased: ZOZO MUSIC

Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: 900 ($US)


The banjo sounds great. I am a frailer and it does ring out.

Sound Rating: 10


I'm still not that knowledgable and not a great player. Just wanted an upgrade. Was not set up very well, strings were very high at the end of the fingerboard, had to adjust neck to get them down to an acceptable level. One feature it was advertised to have was the Kirshner Tailpiece. Did NOT have that tailpiece. It had some little elcheapo thing. Surprised a banjo of that "supposed" quality would not have come with a case of some kind. Don't know what I would find if I knew more about what to look for...

Setup Rating: 5


Beautiful flame maple with enlays on neck from top to bottom// The serial number space is BLANK, what's up with that?

Appearance Rating: 10


I think this banjo will be around a long time... Very well made...and solid. I need to buy a hardshell case to keep it in.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Zozo Music, easy to deal with..Am waiting for reply on my inquires on tailpiece..

Customer Service: 7


The elcheapo taillpiece needs to be replaced!!!

Components Rating: 3

Overall Comments

It is a beautiful, good playing, loud and delightful instrument. I will never have a better one...

Overall Rating: 9

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