Recording King Banjo - RK- R75 - The Elite

5.00/5 - 5 reviews

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Recording King RK R 75-Elite!

The RK R 75 is the top of the line of
Recording King Bluegrass banjos with resonator

The RK-R75 is all you'll ever need in a banjo and can't be beat in this price range. It's frankly not fair to the more expensive banjos to have a banjo you can purchase with this type of quality, look and TONE for this price. 

The R 75 is a banjo that I would not hesitate to play professionally, take on the road and do it all with. If you get one of these you will never need to buy another one. (your spouse may be happy to hear that). It has a one piece flange, flathead tone ring, presto tailpiece, Flying eagle fingerboard inlay, the neck feels great and produces deep tone. The R 75 has the cool mastertone-style Flying Eagle peghead design and inlay that Don Reno, Bill Emerson and JD Crowe popularized.

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

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 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.

...all I can say is WOW!!! This banjo is killer, everything and more than I thought it would be!
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5 Free DVDs with this model
Ross Nickerson DVDs

Make a choice on your FREE hard case!
Choose the Standard Deluxe Recording King Deluxe Hard Shell Banjo Case or the Special Edition Tweed Banjo Case.

Recording King Deluxe hard shell banjo casetweed banjo case - Recording King Deluxe Tweed hard shell banjo case

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  • NO - Snuffy Smith Bridge
  • YES - Install Snuffy Smith Bridge $29
  • NO - Upgrade to LIFETIME Platinum
  • YES - Upgrade FREE Gold to PLATINUM $45
  • 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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RK R 75 Description
The RK R 75-Elite is our most traditional Pre-war style banjo. Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's, the Recording King RK-Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim and nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Flying Eagle-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of the history's most revered instrument manufacturers.

Buying a Recording King Banjo at
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.

Ross Nickerson - Owner of

Nashville, 2016

What you get FREE with the RK R75 at ships the RK 75 Elite free with free hard case and at the great price. We also include 5 banjo instruction DVDs and Online Banjo access with a retail value of 189.00 FREE. When investing in a banjo like the Recording King our customer service serving banjo players online since 2003 is unmatched.

· One-Piece Mahogany Resonator
· One-Piece Slim Profile Mahogany Neck
· 3-Ply Maple Rim
· Mastertone-Style Tone Ring
· Mastertone-Style One-Piece Banjo Flange
· Notched Brass 24-Hook Tension Hoop
· Bound Rosewood Fretboard with 27 3/8" Scale
· Bone Nut
· Double-cut Recording King Peghead
· Rosewood Peghead Overlay
· Custom Flying Eagle-Style M.O.P. Peghead Inlay
· 24 Hooks and Nuts With American Standard Threads
· Dual 1930 s Style Coordinator Rods
· Gotoh Planetary Tuners With Geared 5th Peg
· RK Custom Hearts & Flowers Fretboard Inlay
· Presto-Style Tailpiece
· Maple/Ebony 5/8 Bridge
· Remo Frosted Head, 11 High Crown
· Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
· Nickel-Plated Hardware
· Includes Recording King Vintage Hardshell Case
· Limited Lifetime Warranty


Feb 19, 2017
extremely satisfied
Ross, I have received my order and am extremely satisfied . I have started studying "The Banjo Encyclopedia". I am so pleased with the level of content and attention to detail! Thank you for the free tuner that comes with the banjo. It works very well and since I already have a tuner, the loaner banjo I am using does not have a functioning tuner, now it does. All of the items that I have ordered are extremely high quality items! Thank you for the time and effort you obviously dedicated to your training DVDs!

Sep 24, 2016
RK R 75 with Zero Glide
....Ross, I got it today. I love it. Plain and simple nothing fancy. Its loud and it sounds better than the other 2 I own ever did. Here is the surprise. I popped in one of your instructional CD's and I knew right away I had been doing it wrong for almost a decade. Its the Play Banjo by ear and chording and its exactly what I needed a long time ago. What the hell is better than playing a new banjo with great instruction. Thank you very much for the tuner and CD's of your personal music. The item most valuable that I received today and better than the banjo itself by a long shot are your instructional CD's. I know I will fight to slow down my playing and finally fix my right hand ring finger head position but it has to be done. I will go through them all and build all the things I have missed out on. I am very pleased.

Mar 28, 2016
The Recording King is so bright-sounding
Hi Kathy and Ross, I am so happy with the instruments you put together for me. The Recording King is so bright-sounding and easy to play! For the first time, people in church could hear me. And the travel banjo is working out well, and allowing me to practice on the road. You are right, it is an easy transition to the shorter neck. I look forward to learning from your videos. I've received the buffalo-leather strap. Everything is perfect!

Nov 26, 2015
Review for Recording King R 75
hey Ross, just wanted to get back to you to tell you I received the banjo and everything is in was even in tune when I opened the case!!!!!

Aug 24, 2015
Fellas, all I can say is WOW!!!
Fellas, all I can say is WOW!!! This banjo is killer, everything and more than I thought it would be! Ross, thanks for a great transaction and Mike, thanks for one awesome setup! I can't hardly put the thing down. I am plum tickled to say the least!! Thanks again!!

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