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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