Newest Recording King RK- R85 Elite - Flamed Maple Neck and Resonator - Limited Edition

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Recording King RK- R85 Elite - Flamed Maple Neck and Resonator
RK 85 Professional Banjo for half the price.

We have the newest edition of the flamed maple Recording King RK R85 Elite ready to order. This banjo looks fantastic. The RK85 is a professional banjo for half the price. Structurally it is the same as their previous bright red cherry limited edition RK85, except the newest RK85 has the amazing new finish and the way the neck and resonator is flamed looks awesome.

These photos were taken informally by the designer of Recording King banjos, Greg Rich. This newest model isn't on the Recording King website yet but it is available for order now.

RK 85 Demo Video
The Demo Video on this page is me playing the Bright Cherry Red RK 85 Limited Edition from a couple years ago. That model was discontinued. The Bright Red RK85 and this new Flamed Maple are the same banjo except the finish. The Flamed Maple version is staying in production. So, for video tone comparisons you can still use my video of the red RK85 to hear what these sound like,...just not what they look like. You would likely agree that they look awesome in flamed maple. They are the same structurally otherwise. 

The Golden flamed maple RK R85 Elite is designed to the specs of the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the RK Elite 85 offers players classic vintage snap and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring and true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim provide the fundamentals for traditional banjo tone. The highly-flamed maple resonator & neck and sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer finish result in a stunning banjo with excellent projection and beautiful aesthetics. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Hearts & Flowers-style peghead and fretboard inlay, the Elite 85 combines historic banjo tradition with modern construction for a true top shelf instrument.

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List of FREE Items for this Banjo

  • Free Recording King Deluxe Arched Hard Case
  • Free Gold Member Lesson Access ($89 value)
  • Professional Banjo Set up  ($25 value)
  • Free 5th String Free Capo Spikes ($24 value)
  • Free Zero Glide Nut ($75 Value)
  • Free US Shipping ($25 to $55 value)
  • $30 Intl. AK, HI Shipping Credit
  • 5 Free Ross Nickerson Book/DVD/CDs ($99 value)
  • Free Electronic Tuner
  • Price Matching or Questions 1-866-322-6567

FREE ITEMS don't add to our normal discount price which is the lowest we are allowed to advertise by the manufacturer.

BanjoTeacher.com is a full warranty authorized dealer for Recording King Banjos and we carry every model of Recording King Banjo and all other Recording King instruments as well.

Read about set ups, quality control, warranties, shipping and other important info for Recording King Banjos at BanjoTeacher.

5 Free DVDs with this model
Ross Nickerson DVDs

Includes the Standard Deluxe Recording King Deluxe Hard Shell Banjo Case

Recording King Deluxe hard shell banjo case

BanjoTeacher.com is an authorized dealer for Recording King Banjos and we carry every model of Recording King Banjo and all other Recording King instruments as well.
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Ross Nickerson - Owner of BanjoTeacher.com

Nashville, 2016

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$1,695.00

  • NO - Snuffy Smith Bridge
  • YES - Install Snuffy Smith Bridge $29
  • No Thanks - No Free Zero Glide Nut
  • Yes- Add Free Zero Glide Nut
  • Standard RK Deluxe Hard Case -FREE
  • Special Tweed Hardshell Case - FREE

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Specifications & Features

  • MODEL: RK-ELITE-85 FLAMED MAPLE NECK AND RESONATOR
  • RESONATOR: HIGHLY FLAMED MAPLE
  • RIM: 3-PLY MAPLE
  • FLANGE: MASTERTONE-STYLE ONE-PIECE
  • HEAD: REMO FROSTED HEAD, 11" HIGH CROWN
  • TONE RING: MASTERTONE-STYLE
  • TENSION HOOP: 24-HOOK BRASS NOTCHED; ROUND AMERICAN THREADED HOOKS AND NUTS
  • COORDINATOR ROD(S): DUAL 1930’S STYLE
  • NECK: HIGHLY FLAMED MAPLE
  • FRETBOARD: ROSEWOOD; BOUND
  • HARDWARE: NICKEL-PLATED
  • TAILPIECE: PRESTO-STYLE
  • BRIDGE: MAPLE / EBONY; 5/8"
  • NUT: BONE
  • FRET MARKERS: CUSTOM HEARTS & FLOWERS-STYLE M.O.P. INLAY
  • INLAY: CUSTOM HEARTS & FLOWERS-STYLE M.O.P. INLAY
  • PEGHEAD: DOUBLE-CUT RECORDING KING
  • OVERLAY: ROSEWOOD PEGHEAD OVERLAY WITH MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY TUNERS: GOTOH PLANETARY
  • TUNERS WITH GEARED 5TH PEG
  • BINDING: IVOROID
  • SCALE LENGTH: 27-3/8"
  • ARMREST: INCLUDED
  • FINISH: DELUXE FLAMED MAPLE FINISH
  • CASE: INCLUDED VINTAGE HARDHSELL CASE

    Buying a Recording King Banjo at BanjoTeacher.com
    We want your business! We play banjo, know how to set up a banjo properly, have the ability to add custom options and we back up each sale with personalized, professional, knowledgeable service. We add an extra level of quality control that can't be matched by large chains or guitar shops that frankly don't have a clue about banjos. If you buy a Recording King straight off the net, what are you going to do if there is a high fret, a poorly cut nut or any number of possible small issues that cab become big issues when shipping across the country. Let us get it right for you, the first time! We care about banjo customers and it shows.

    Read about set ups, quality control, warranties, shipping and other important info for Recording King Banjos at BanjoTeacher.

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    Ross Nickerson - Owner of BanjoTeacher.com

    Nashville, 2016

Mar 10, 2018
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Just bought the RK85 from Ross. I cant say enough about it. It sounds and feels and plays great. It is amazing how much a better this 85 banjo feels and plays compared to the cheaper entry level banjo i have now. It makes me look forward to getting home to play it again. Buying it from Ross was diff the way to go. The extras he does for you are great. Diff buy your banjo from Banjoteacher.com. They really give you personal attention to help you with your purchase.
 
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