RKT-05 - 4-string Recording King Tenor Banjo

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Recording King RKT-05 Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo - 4-String

At BanjoTeacher.com the 4-string Dirty 30's RKT-05 Recording King Tenor Banjo comes with complete Professional Banjo Setup and can be set up with GDAE irish Banjo tuning.

Why face the consequences of buying from a big box store and have your banjo arrive in non-playing condition. You can avoid the expense and inconvenience of having to locate and drive to a banjo repairman with our professional set up and extra level of quality control before we ship to you.

List of FREE Items Included with this Banjo

  • Best Beginner Banjo Free Professional Set-up ($30 value)
  • Best beginner Banjo Book Discounted Deluxe Tenor Banjo size Guardian CG-205-JT Padded Gig Bag Case $24 ($49.95 value)
  • Free US Banjo Shipping Free US Lower 48 States Banjo Shipping

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The Recording King Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo brings 100 years of history into the present, road-ready vibe of the Dirty 30's line. The tenor banjo first came to prominence in the early 1900's, and its C-G-D-A tuning is especially well suited for folk, Celtic and Dixieland music. The tenor is a unique banjo for players looking to add a traditional vibe to their sound, and the perfect crossover instrument for mandolin, violin, viola and cello players.

The Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo has the same road-ready styling as the rest of the Dirty 30's guitars and banjos. The narrow 19-fret neck is a pleasure to hold, and the 23” scale delivers the perfect combination of feel and crisp clarity. The open-back rim features 16 brackets holding down a REMO Fiberskyn head for the classic period-correct tenor sound.

Add this Deluxe Tenor Banjo size Guardian CG-205-JT Padded Gig Bag Case for only $20 ($39.95 value)
Guardian CG-205-JT Padded Gig Bag Case

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  • Tuned to Normal Tenor Banjo Tuning - CGDA - no charge
  • Re-strung and Tuned to GDAE Irish Tenor Banjo Tuning - $25
  • No - Tenor Banjo Case Needed
  • Yes - Add Guardian CG - 205 - JT - Tenor Banjo Size Gig Bag - $24

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  • Maple Neck w/ Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Multi-Ply Maple Rim
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 16 Brackets
  • Single Coordinator Rod
  • Presto-Style Tailpiece
  • Maple/Ebony 5/8” Bridge
  • Nickel-Plated Hardware
  • Hand-Rubbed Brown Satin Finish
  • 23" scale

Sep 17, 2022
Tenor Banjo
Great instrument - very happy with my purchase. Has a lovely tone. Came quickly and well-packaged.

Jan 11, 2020
Fun music and instrument for sure
Thanks so much for the help with ordering my Recording king dirty 30s tenor. I was looking for an Irish tenor but something affordable to try a banjo out. I was able to sit down last weekend and start playing it. I bought a Irish tenor banjo tab book and really put some time in. Currently working on learning Swallowtail Jig. I've played guitar for 15 years of so but stopped sometime ago. The banjo reminds me a lot of solos on an electric guitar, especially with the alternate picking and fast triplets. I can see myself upgrading at some point. Fun music and instrument for sure! - Thanks again,

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