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Originally a house brand in the 1930s for Montgomery Ward, Recording King acoustic guitars and banjos were developed in a period known as the Golden Age of musical craftsmanship. Todays reissues have the look, feel and sound of the classic models, and bring you new designs with impeccable workmanship and enhancements for contemporary players. Recording King instruments feature elegant engravings, pre-warstyle parts and a vintage tone that is already legendary. With professional features like hand-selected
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tonewoods, one-piece necks, hand-scalloped bracing and handrubbed nitrocellulose finishes on the guitars and Mastertone-style tone ringsand one-piece necks on the banjos. Recording King instruments bring vintage style to a new level of excellence. Hand-crafted, and with a wide assortment of models to choose from, Recording King guitars and banjos are quickly becoming the standard for historic tone, quality and variety. All Recording King models are made for the long-term and backed with a

Lifetime Warranty -- you can hand a Recording King instrument down from generation to generation. This is what we strive for in each handmade model. Weve created our guitars and banjos in order to offer the best to musicians of every level. We carefully craft each one of our instruments so they are equally comfortable on the stage, in the studio, or on your lap in your favorite rocking chair. Whether you play professionally or just to soothe your soul, theres a place for you in our family.
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become a par t of the famil y.........................................1 centur y jubilee series guitars...............................2-5 centur y studio series guitars..............................6-7 classic series all solid guitars..........................8-9 contempor y series guitars.....................................10-11 recording king cuta w a y guitars.....................12 recording king classic series ii guitars...................................................13 classic series i guitars....................................................14-15 resona tor guitars.............................................................16-17 resona tor banjos................................................................18-21 archtop resona tor banjos....................................22 the sonny osborne scout........................................23 open-back banjos.................................................................24 recording king cases...................................................25

dreadnought and slope shoulder guitars Every last detail has been considered in developing the
RDJ-16/RAJ-16
Solid Sitka Spruce Top Mahogany Back and Sides Contemporary C-style Neck Profile Hand-Shaped Scalloped Spruce X-Bracing Dreadnought (RDJ-) Body White Body Binding Vintage-Style Grover Tuners Bone Nut and Saddle Crown & Block Headstock Inlay 1-11/16 Nut Width Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Neck profiles are further shaped by hand, and then finely sanded for a

comfortable finish. Using steam and heat as instrument makers have for centuries, the sides are bent into place before being glued into a final mold. Every detail is painstakingly addressed before final assembly of the body.

Recording King Century Jubilee Series guitars. They represent the most careful and exquisite crafting techniques of the Recording King workshop, from the attention to the neck profile to the hand-fitted dovetail neck joint to the peghead angles, to the hand-scalloped bracing. Each nitrocellulose finish guitar is hand-rubbed for smoothness and consistency, insuring an even, dynamic tone with unparalleled clarity and resonance.

RAJ/RDJ-25/26/27
Hand-Rubbed Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Sunburst Top Back and Sides: Solid Figured Maple with Vintage Sunburst Finish (25) Solid African Mahogany (26) Solid East Indian Rosewood (27) 1-Piece Mahogany Neck Hand-Shaped Scalloped Spruce X-Bracing Dreadnought Body Dovetail Neck Joint Rosewood Fretboard and Bridge Vintage-Style Grover Tuners White Body Binding Bone Nut and Saddle Jubilee Deluxe Headstock Inlay 1-11/16 Nut Width Limited Lifetime Warranty

ach of our premium selected tonewoods are dried in a special temperature and humidity-controlled environment. Once the top is cut, and the radius braces are roughly shaped, traditional, handmade go-bar decks are used to glue the bracing to the top. The final shape of each brace is then meticulously hand-chiseled for maximum responsiveness. On the all-solid Century Series models, the neck wood is carefully chosen so that the neck can be shaped from a single piece of mahogany.

RAJ-16

RAJ models have a classic slope shoulder body shape RDJ models have a dreadnought body shape

RDJ-25

RDJ-26

RDJ-27

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l-style and ooo - style guitars The Recording King Century Jubilee guitars represent
ROJ/RNJ-16
Solid Sitka Spruce Sunburst Top Mahogany Back & Sides with Sunburst Finish Hand-Shaped Scalloped Spruce X-Bracing Dovetail Neck Joint Rosewood Fretboard and Bridge Dot Neck Inlay Vintage-Style Grover Tuners White Body Binding (ROJ) Ivory Body Binding (RNJ) Bone Nut and Saddle 1-3/4 Nut Width Limited Lifetime Warranty

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the best attributes of hand-crafted Golden Age acoustics with classic features like hand-rubbed nitrocellulose laquer and a vintage sunburst finish. Combine these with modern refinements like Grover tuners and hand selected tonewoods, and you have a guitar that can be passed down from generation to generation. The added depth of the L-style bodies give them excellent volume and bass response, and the slightly smaller shape of the 000-style bodies offer a high degree of comfort while maintaining the tonal warmth, clarity and projection characteristic of the Century Jubilee Series.

RNJ/ROJ-25/26/27
Hand-Rubbed Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Back and Sides: Solid Figured Maple with Vntage Sunburst Finish (25) Solid African Mahogany (26) Solid East Indian Rosewood (27) Contemporary C-style Neck Profile Hand-Shaped Scalloped Spruce X-Bracing 000-style Body White Body Binding (ROJ) Ivory Body Binding (RNJ) Grover Tuners Bone Nut and Saddle Jubilee Deluxe Headstock Inlay 1-3/4 Nut Width Limited Lifetime Warranty

The design of the Recording King


headstock stays true to the brands 1920s origins, with carefully inlaid mother-of-pearl. No detail is left unnoticed on these exquisitely designed instruments.

RNJ-16

ROJ models have a ooo-style body shape RNJ models have a classic L-style body with added depth

ROJ-25

ROJ-26

ROJ-27

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centur y studio series


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fret ooo-style guitars Recording King Century Studio guitars illustrate the relent-

ROS-606/616
Satin Hand-Buffed Nitrocellulose Finish Solid African Mahogany Top, Back, and Sides Hand-Shaped Scalloped Spruce X-Bracing Slotted Headstock Rosewood Fretboard 1-Piece Mahogany Neck with Vintage V Profile Mother-of-Pearl Dot Fretboard Inlay Pyramid Style Rosewood Bridge Grover Butterbean Tuners Tortoise Shell Body Binding (ROS-606) Grained Ivoroid Body Binding and Herringbone Top Purfling (ROS-616) Limited Lifetime Warranty

ROS-647
Hand-Buffed Nitrocellulose Finish Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & sides Hand-Shaped Scalloped Spruce X-Bracing Slotted Headstock 1-Piece Mahogany Neck with Vintage V Profile Grained Ivoroid Body Binding Pyramid Style Ebony Bridge Grover Butterbean Tuners Abalone Top Purfling and Rosette Ebony Fretboard Mother-of-Pearl Diamond Fretboard Inlay Limited Lifetime Warranty

less pursuit of classic tone. Based on original 1902 000 guitar designs, each guitar is built with lighter bracing for more resonance, and the ebony pyramid bridge provides more transparent sound vibration to the hand selected tops. The Nitrocellulose lacquer finish is dried for 8 weeks in order to insure that the lacquer is fully cured. Both the gloss and matte finishes allow the guitars to sing powerfully and clearly. Recording King has built the ultimate in small-body guitars for the discerning player who is looking for supreme sound quality and excellence in construction.

ROS-606

The detailing of the Recording King Century Studio

ROS-616

Series is nothing short of amazing. With a traditional slotted headstock and beautiful abalone body binding, Recording King has developed a guitar whose beauty is only superceded by its tonal excellence.

ROS-626/627
Hand-Buffed Nitrocellulose Finish Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides (ROS-626) Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides (ROS-627) Hand-Shaped Scalloped Spruce X-Bracing Slotted Headstock 1-Piece Mahogany Neck with Vintage V Profile Grained Ivoroid Body Binding Herringbone Top Purfling Pyramid Style Ebony Bridge Grover Butterbean Tuners Limited Lifetime Warranty

ROS-647

ROS-626

ROS-627

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classic series all solid guitars


Classic
RD-126
Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides 1-Piece Mahogany Neck Dreadnought Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Open-Geared Vintage-Style Butterbean Tuners Ebony Fretboard & Slot-Through Bridge Nut Width 1-11/16 Torch Abalone Headstock Inlay Herringbone Purfling Vintage-Style Beveled Pickguard Grained Ivoroid Binding Limited Lifetime Warranty

Series guitars are handcrafted from premium tonewoods and have exquisite detailing and authentic pre-war appointments. All models feature fully scalloped forward-x bracing for exceptional resonance and strength, supporting a solid AA Grade Sitka or Engelmann spruce top. Classic Series Guitars are available with solid or standard back and sides built from either mahogany or rosewood. Exquisite abalone/M.O.P. detailing and grained ivoroid binding complete the historic look. The Classic Series offers the best in pre-war style craftsmanship with the benefit of modern engineering consistency.

RO-126
Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides 1-Piece Mahogany Neck 000-style Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Open-Geared Butterbean Tuners Ebony Fretboard & Slot-Through Bridge Torch Abalone Headstock Inlay Herringbone Purfling Grained Ivoroid Binding Nut Width: 1-3/4 Limited Lifetime Warranty

rom the classic hand-fitted dovetail neck joint to the stylish heel cap, the Recording King Classic Series All Solid guitars are the pinnacle of classic acoustic guitar design. With the ideal combination of historic design elements and modern quality, the Recording King Classic Series All Solid guitars give you classic tone that will only improve with the passage of time.

RO-127
Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides 1-Piece Mahogany Neck 000-style Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Open-Geared Butterbean Tuners Ebony Fretboard & Slot-Through Bridge Torch Abalone Headstock Inlay Grained Ivoroid Binding Herringbone Purfling Nut Width: 1-3/4 Also Available In Dreadnought Body (RD-127) Limited Lifetime Warranty

RD-227
Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides 1-Piece Mahogany V-Profile Neck Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Open-Geared Vintage-Style Butterbean Tuners Ebony Fretboard & Slot-Through Bridge Torch Abalone Headstock Inlay Vintage-Style Beveled Pickguard Grained Ivoroid Binding Dreadnought Body Abalone Purfling & Rosette Nut Width: 1-3/4 Gold-Plated Hardware Also Available In 000-Style Body (RO-227) Limited Lifetime Warranty

RO-126

RD-126

RD-227

RO-127

* No Pickguard on 000-style models

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contemporar y series guitars


The Recording King Contemporary Series Guitars
The Gospel Songstress
Solid AA Grade Engelmann Spruce Top Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides Dreadnought (RDC-) or OOO-style (ROC-) Body Celtic Trinity Fretboard Inlay Gospel Dove Headstock Inlay Rosewood Fretboard Contemporary C-style neck profile One-Piece Mahogany Neck Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Half-Moon Shaped Grover Tuners Dreadnought Nut Width: 1-11/16 000-Style Nut Width: 1-3/4 Also available in solid-top only models Limited Lifetime Warranty

RDC-36/37
Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Solid African Mahogany Back and Sides (RDC-36) Solid East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides (RDC-37) 1-Piece Mahogany Neck with Thin C Profile Dreadnought Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Ebony Fretboard & Bridge Half-Moon Shaped Grover Tuners 1-11/16 Nut Width Top & Back B/W Purfling Maple Body Binding Black Beveled Pickguard Available in Natural, Sunburst & Black Limited Lifetime Warranty

take the traditional Recording King sound and give it contemporary style. Assembled with the classic features players have come to expect from Recording King, like hand-selected tonewoods, fully scalloped forward x-bracing and all-solid construction, the Contemporary Series Guitars are finished with modern visual enhancements like grained ivoroid body binding and original rosettes. Recording King gives a new look to a classic style, while still preserving the warm, powerful tones that players have come to expect.

The Gospel Songstress comes

with a Gospel Dove mother-of-pearl headstock inlay and Celtic Trinity fretboard inlay.

RDC-36

RDC-37

RDC-56/57
Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides (RDC-57) Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides 1-Piece Mahogany Neck with Thin C Profile Dreadnought Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Ebony Fretboard & Bridge Half-Moon Shaped Grover Tuners Nut Width: 1-11/16 Original Cat Eye & Diamond Rosette Top, Back and Side B/W Purfling Maple Binding on Body, Fretboard & Headstock Abalone Snowflake Fretboard Inlay Limited Lifetime Warranty

RDC-26

ROC-26

RDC-56

RDC-57

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Classic Series II
Solid AA Grade Engelmann Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides (RD-27-CFE) Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides (RD-26-CFE) One-Piece Mahogany Neck Dreadnought (RD-) or 000-style (RO-) Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Classic Butterbean Tuners Rosewood Fretboard Mother-of-Pearl Headstock Inlay Vintage-Style Beveled Pickguard* Traditional Diamond Volute Bone Nut and Saddle Dreadnought Nut Width: 1-11/16 000-Style Nut Width: 1-3/4 Fishman 4-Band EQ Pickup (-CFE) Limited Lifetime Warranty

classic series ii guitars


Classic Series II
Solid AA Grade Engelmann Spruce Top Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides One-Piece Mahogany Neck Dreadnought Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Classic Butterbean Tuners Rosewood Fretboard Mother-of-Pearl Headstock Inlay Vintage-Style Beveled Pickguard Traditional Diamond Volute Bone Nut and Saddle 1-11/16 Nut Width 000-Style Nut Width: 1-3/4 Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Contemporary Series
Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides (ROC-57/37-CFE) Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides (ROC-56/36-CFE) 1-Piece Mahogany Neck with Thin C Profile 000-style Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Ebony Fretboard & Bridge Half-Moon Shaped Grover Tuners Top & Back B/W Purfling Maple Body and Fretboard Binding Fishman 4-Band EQ pickup Available in Natural, Sunburst & Black Limited Lifetime Warranty

Classic Series II
Solid AA Grade Engelmann Spruce Top Solid East Indian Rosewood Back & Sides One-Piece Mahogany Neck 000-style (RO-) Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Classic Butterbean Tuners Rosewood Fretboard Mother-of-Pearl Headstock Inlay Traditional Diamond Volute Bone Nut and Saddle 1-3/4 Nut Width Limited Lifetime Warranty

RD-26 RD-27-CFE ROC-57-CFE


* No pickguard on 000-style models

Recording King Classic Series

Guitars are finished with a Classic Crown Mother-of-Pearl Headstock Inlay.

RO-27 ROC-36-CFE

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classic series i guitars

RD-07 guitars illustrate the skill of the Recording King luthiers. From the Recording King Workshop comes a re-creation of a 1930s-style solid-top guitar. With vintage appointments like a nodot fretboard and tortoise shell body binding, this guitar has classic looks and classic tone. Assembled with the perfect combination of sonic excellence, careful craftsmanship and attention to detail, Recording King has produced a guitar whose sound is far bigger than its price tag.

Representing a new standard in sound and value, the RD-06 and

Classic Series I
Solid Engelmann Spruce Top Rosewood Back & Sides (RD-17) Mahogany Back & Sides (RD-16) Mahogany Neck Dreadnought (RD-) or 000-style (RO-) Body Fully Scalloped Forward X-Bracing Classic Butterbean Tuners Rosewood Fretboard Mother-of-Pearl Headstock Inlay Vintage-Style Beveled Pickguard on Dreadnought shapes Dreadnought Nut Width: 1-11/16 000-Style Nut Width: 1-3/4 Available in Natural, Sunburst & Black Dreadnought style also available with Cutaway body and Fishman 4-Band EQ Pickup (-CFE) Limited Lifetime Warranty

With unique features like the tor-

toise shell body binding and heel cap, this guitar delivers with professional design and unparallelled value.

RD-06
Solid Sitka Spruce Top Mahogany Neck Mahogany (-06) or Rosewood (-07) Back & Sides Dreadnought (RD-) or 000-style (RO-) Body Ultra Thin C Profile Neck Scalloped Spruce Forward X-Bracing Die Cast Tuners Rosewood Fretboard Bone Nut and Saddle Classic Style Rosette Tortoise Shell Body Binding Black Pickguard on RD-06 & RD-07 Also available in Cutaway w/ 4-Band B-Band EQ (-CE) Limited Lifetime Warranty

RD-06

RD-16

RD-17

RD-16-CFE

RO-16

RO-17

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resona tor guitars


the big, powerful, robust tone of a classic metalbody guitar. With a nickel plated bell brass body, and hand-spun Continental cones, these are a traditional players dream instruments. Recording King resonators are some of the most authentic early 20th Century metal-body replicas available. From gutbucket blues to modern bluegrass, the Recording King resonators deliver the huge, brawny, and expressive sound youre looking for. Tricone Resonator
Bell Brass Body Honduran Mahogany Neck Three 6 Hand Spun Continental Cones Rosewood Fretboard T-Bridge with Ebony & Maple Saddle Tricone Screen Coverplate Sealed Die-Cast Tuners Bell Brass Tailpiece Scale Length: 25-1/4 Round or Squareneck Otions Nickel-Plated Bell Brass Finish

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Metal Body Mandolin
Bell Brass Body Solid Maple Neck 10 Hand-Spun Continental Cone Ebony Fretboard Hard Maple Bridge Nickel-Plated Tuners Pearloid Headstock Overlay Bell Brass Tailpiece Scale Length: 14-7/8 Includes Featherweight Case Lily-of-the-Valley Back Engraving (RA-998-E) Option Available in Nickel-Plated Bell Brass or Matte Champagne finishes

Recording King resonators give you

Style-0 Resonator (Champagne)


Bell Brass Body Honduran Mahogany Neck 9.5 Hand Spun Continental Cone Rosewood Fretboard Ebony & Hard Maple Bridge Nickel-Plated Tuners Bell Brass Tailpiece Scale Length: 24-7/8 Matte Champagne Finish Available with diamond or roundhole coverplate

RA-998-E

RA-998-M

Metal Body Ukulele


Bell Brass Body Mahogany Neck 6 Hand-Spun Continental Cone Ebony Fretboard Hard Maple Bridge Champion-Style Friction Tuners Pearloid Headstock Overlay Scale Length: 15 Includes Featherweight Case Available in Nickel-Plated Bell Brass or Matte Champagne finishes

RM-998-M

RM-991-S

RU-998

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become the industry standard for classic pre-war style instruments. From the classic design of the Professional, to the exquisite ornamentation on the Artist Supreme, Recording King banjos have raised the bar Artist Deluxe
One-Piece Flamed Maple Resonator One-Piece Figured Maple Neck Mastertone-Style Tone Ring Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Genuine Gold-Plated Hardware 3-Ply Maple Rim Style 6 Fretboard & Peghead Inlay Engraved Notched Hoop & Armrest Bound Ebony Fretboard Dual Coordinator Rods Presto-Style Tailpiece Remo Frosted Head American Standard Thread Hardware Includes Vintage Hardshell Case Limited Lifetime Warranty

Recording King Resonator Banjos have

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for quality, innovation and value. Theres a reason these banjos are becoming the choice of bluegrass players all over the world. Pick one for yourself and see why Recording King is the perfect marriage of vintage style to modern craftsmanship. The Deco King
One-Piece Mahogany Resonator One-Piece Mahogany Neck Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Mastertone-Style Tone Ring Bound Ebony Fretboard Dual Coordinator Rods Presto-Style Tailpiece Pearloid Resonator Back w/ Black Deco Flower Pearloid Peghead Inlay w/ Black Deco Flower Deco M.O.P. Fretboard Inlay 3-Ply Maple Rim Remo Frosted Head American Standard Thread Hardware Black Gloss Finish Includes Vintage Hardshell Case Limited Lifetime Warranty

Recording King banjos have emerged as some of the finest quality instruments

on the market. Designed from the templates of historic instruments, these banjos are carving out a place in history all of their own. The Soloist and Professional models represent the finest craftsmanship the Recording King workshop has produced. With professional features like a one piece neck, a Mastertone-style tone ring and banjo flange, and a 3 ply maple rim, these instruments are ready for serious picking. Add classic stylistic elements like ebony fretboards, Style 6 mother-of-pearl headstock inlay and nickel or gold plated hardware, and you have a banjo that looks as good as it sounds.

Artist Supreme Banjo


One-Piece Flamed Maple Resonator One-Piece Figured Maple Neck Mastertone-Style Tone Ring Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Genuine Gold-Plated Hardware 3-Ply Maple Rim Vine Fretboard & Peghead Inlay Engraved Notched Hoop & Armrest Bound Ebony Fretboard Dual Coordinator Rods Presto-Style Tailpiece Remo Frosted Head American Standard Thread Hardware Includes Vintage Hardshell Case Limited Lifetime Warranty

RK-R60 RK-R97 RK-R99

The Deco King is not only a great banjo for the road, I have also used it in the studio and found it could deliver what I wanted. It has a deep punchy 4th string and it is really clear and crisp up the neck. I also love the design! I am a sucker for Art Deco so when Greg Rich asked if I would like to endorse Recording King, I quickly told him I was interested in the Deco King.

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ecording King banjos are carefully assembled from professional quality components. From the dual coordinator rods, to the neck angle, to the careful placement of the bridges, these banjos are designed with classic tone in mind. The Melody

resona tor banjos


King and Songster models offer many of the professional features of the Recording King banjo family, but are priced within anyones reach. You will be amazed at the power and clarity of these amazing sounding banjos. Songster Banjo The Professional (Nickel)
One-Piece Mahogany Resonator One-Piece Mahogany Neck Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Dual Coordinator Rods Presto-Style Tailpiece Remo Frosted Head American Standard Thread Hardware Includes Vintage Hardshell Case Mastertone-Style Tone Ring 3-Ply Maple Rim Bound Ebony Fretboard Style 6 M.O.P. Peghead & Fretboard Inlay Nickel-Plated Hardware Left-Handed Option Limited Lifetime Warranty Mahogany Resonator Mahogany Neck Laminated Maple Rim Rolled Brass Tone Ring Nickel-Plated Flange Bound Rosewood Fretboard M.O.P. Fretboard & Peghead Floral Inlay Nickel-Plated Hardware Kershner Tailpiece Limited Lifetime Warranty

The Soloist (Gold)


Flamed Maple Resonator One-Piece Figured Neck Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Mastertone-Style Tone Ring 3-Ply Maple Rim Bound Ebony Fretboard Dual Coordinator Rods Style 6 M.O.P. Peghead & Fretboard Inlay Presto-Style Tailpiece Remo Frosted Head Gold-Plated American Standard Thread Hardware Includes Vintage Hardshell Case Limited Lifetime Warranty

The Soloist (Nickel)


Flamed Maple Resonator One-Piece Figured Neck Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Mastertone-Style Tone Ring 3-Ply Maple Rim Bound Ebony Fretboard Dual Coordinator Rods Style 6 M.O.P. Peghead & Fretboard Inlay Presto-Style Tailpiece Remo Frosted Head American Standard Thread Hardware Includes Vintage Hardshell Case Limited Lifetime Warranty

The Professional (Gold)


One-Piece Mahogany Resonator One-Piece Mahogany Neck Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Dual Coordinator Rods Presto-Style Tailpiece Remo Frosted Head American Standard Thread Hardware Includes Vintage Hardshell Case Mastertone-Style Tone Ring 3-Ply Maple Rim Bound Ebony Fretboard Style 6 M.O.P. Peghead & Fretboard Inlay Gold-Plated Hardware Left-Handed Option Limited Lifetime Warranty

Melody King
One-Piece Mahogany Resonator Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Dual Coordinator Rods Presto-Style Tailpiece Remo Frosted Head American Standard Thread Hardware Limited Lifetime Warranty

RK-R20 RK-R80

RK-R87

RK-R85

RK-R82

RK-R50

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Recording King banjos have emerged as some

archtop resona tor banjos


King Archtop banjos deliver a brighter and more percussive sound than a standard flathead banjo. With professional features like a one piece neck, a Mastertone-style tone ring and banjo flange, and a 3 ply maple rim, these instruments are ripe for picking.

the sonny osborne scout


The Sonny Osborne Signature model is as classic and as nononsense as the man himself. Every detail has been included in creating this Signature model for Sonny. From the 3-ply Maple rim to the Arrowhead fretboard inlay, the Recording King Osborne Scout is a banjo meant for some serious picking. With professional appointments like a one-piece neck and one-piece resonator, and a Mastertone-style flange and tone ring, the Sonny Osborne Scout sets a new standard for style and quality. Not only is it built to Sonnys exacting specifications, but each banjo is set up before shipping by Sonnys personal luthier. The sound of the Osborne Scout is at once familiar, yet truly original, and has to be heard to be believed.

of the finest quality instruments on the market, and the Archtop models are no exception. Designed from the templates of historic instruments, these banjos are carving out a place in history all of their own. Recording

The Osborne Scout The Archtop Soloist The Archtop Professional The Archtop Deco King
One-Piece Maple Resonator One-Piece Maple Neck Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Archtop Tone Ring 3-Ply Maple Rim Bound Ebony Fretboard Dual Coordinator Rods Pearloid Resonator Back with Black Deco Flower Pearloid Peghead Inlay with Black Deco Flower Deco M.O.P. Fretboard Inlay Presto-Style Tailpiece Nickel-Plated Hardware Remo Frosted Head Notched Hoop White Resonator Binding Black Gloss Finish Limited Lifetime Warranty One-Piece Mahogany Resonator w/ Concentric Rings One-Piece Mahogany Neck Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Archtop Tone Ring 3-Ply Maple Rim Bound Ebony Fretboard Dual Coordinator Rods Style 6 M.O.P. Floral Peghead & Fretboard Inlay Presto-Style Tailpiece Nickel-Plated Hardware Remo Frosted Head Notched Hoop Natural Finish Limited Lifetime Warranty One-PieceFlamed Maple Resonator One piece Figured Maple Neck Mastertone-style banjo flange Archtop Tone Ring 3-ply maple rim Bound ebony fretboard Dual coordinator rods Style 6 M.O.P. Floral Peghead & Fretboard Inlay Presto-Style Tailpiece Nickel-Plated Hardware Remo Frosted Head Notched Hoop Vintage Sunburst Finish Limited Lifetime Warranty One-Piece Figured Maple Resonator One-Piece Figured Maple Neck Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange Mastertone-Style Tone Ring 3-Ply Maple Rim M.O.P. Sonny Osborne Peghead Logo Patterned Arrowhead Fretboard Inlay 12th Fret Osborne Signature Block in M.O.P. Bound Rosewood Fretboard Dual Coordinator Rods Presto-Style Tailpiece Remo Frosted Head American Standard Thread Hardware Includes Vintage Hardshell Case Limited Lifetime Warranty

It has been my extreme pleasure to work with the people at Recording King to produce a midrange banjo which exceeds anything on the market, at an affordable price. I think, in the Scout, we have done that...
-Sonny Osborne

Scout RK-R60A RK-R80A RK-R85A

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meet the needs of traditional musicians. Perfect for clawhammer or frailing styles, these banjos are rooted in the past, but have the same modern attention to detail as all Recording King instruments. With features like the stunning inlay, hand-selected maple rims and Whyte Laydie tone rings, these banjos are the professional choice for anyone interested in classic American music.

Recording King Open-Back Banjos were designed specifically to

open-back banjos

The Ne Plus Ultra


Flamed Maple Rim with Binding Tree of Life Peghead and Fretboard Inlay Flamed Maple Neck with Ebony Skunk Stripe Whyte Laydie Tone Ring Dual Coordinator Rods 24 Brackets Ebony Fretboard Ebony Heel Cap and Peghead Overlay Kershner Tailpiece Nickel-Plated Hardware Remo Fiberskyn Head Notched Hoop Limited Lifetime Warranty

The California Deluxe


Bound Walnut Rim Recording King Deluxe Inlay Peghead with Binding Walnut Neck with Maple Skunk Stripe Whyte Laydie Tone Ring Dual Coordinator Rods 24 Brackets Ebony Fretboard Ebony Heel Cap and Peghead Overlay No-Knot Tailpiece Nickel-Plated Hardware Remo Fiberskyn Head Notched Hoop Limited Lifetime Warranty

The California
Bound Walnut Rim Walnut Neck with Maple Skunk Stripe Dual Coordinator Rods 24 Brackets Rosewood Fretboard Heel Cap and Peghead Overlay Recording King Peghead No-Knot Tailpiece Nickel-Plated Hardware Remo Fiberskyn Head Notched Hoop Limited Lifetime Warranty

RB-036

RB-024

RB-012

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