Recording King Banjo - RK- R76 -ELITE

5.00/5 - 2 reviews

New product ships the RK 76 Elite free with free hard case and at a great price. We also include other free items with the RK 75 and our personal customer service serving banjo players online for over 10 years is unmatched. We also feature professional set up and adding 5th string capo spikes if requested.

Recording King R-76 Company Description 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 Hearts & Flowers-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries forward the tradition of one of 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. 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.

Choose Set Up Options Below
Factory set up is free.
Professional set up in our shop is an additional $25.00.
Capo spikes can only be added with a professional set up and are 8.00 per spike.
Professional set-up and capo spikes need to be purchased separately below.

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  • Purchase Instrument
  • Add Beginner Package $20
  • Add Professional Set Up $25
  • Set of Picks and Thumb Pick $7.50
  • Add Zero Glide Nut - $75
  • Upgrade to Snuffy Smith Bridge $29
  • Add 5 Spare Sets of Strings only $20
  • 5th String Capo Spikes Frets 7+9 $16
  • 5th String Capo Spikes Frets 7910 $24
  • Upgrade to 3-Year Membership $10
  • 5th String Capo Spikes Frets 789 $24
  • 5th String Capo Spikes Fret 78910 $32

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Fundamentals of Five String Banjo,
Banjo Jamming and Play Along
Playing Banjo By Ear & Learning Chords
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We include a free electronic banjo tuner. You can never have too many of these handy. This free clip on banjo tuner works great for fast and noise free banjo tuning.
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· 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 Hearts & Flowers-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

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If you call them, their employees don't play the banjo or know anything about them.
I have been playing and teaching banjo professionally all my adult life. I will give it to you straight and steer you in the right direction, whether it is in our direction or not. Purchase here from an expert and reward knowledge, honesty, integrity and dedication.
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Apr 21, 2017
Awesome Banjo and Awesome Service
I consider myself a newbie with the banjo though I have played guitar for over 40 years. I was using a Fender 54 banjo that I thought was pretty good but wanted something a little more -- a little more "inspirational". I had purchased some banjo supplies from Ross Nickerson's online store and have been very pleased with both the products and service as well as his online banjo lessons. I checked out Mr. Nickerson's list of banjos he had on his online store and after some research it came down to two banjos I was interested in. So I emailed Mr. Nickerson to see which he thought might be best for me. I gave him a little background information in my email. Mr. Nickerson responded right away and wished to speak to me by phone. Anyway, to shorten things up, he called me and we discussed which banjo might be best for me. After answering some questions as well as sharing some information, I decided on the Recording King RK-76. Once we made the deal, Mr. Nickerson told me he would include several learning DVD's which he thought might prove beneficial in my quest to become a banjo player. My new banjo arrived a few days later. It was absolutely beautiful! I immediately noticed the weight difference between the RK and my Fender. The RK was much more solid than my Fender. As soon as my fingers pressed on the strings and I strummed it for the first time, wow! With the sound that came out, I knew I had made the right choice. The ease of finger to string to fret board was incredible. The sound not only rang out but sustained beautifully. Ross did me well. Thank you so much Mr. Nickerson!!!! I appreciated your help and information in assisting me in my selection of this great instrument!!


Mar 25, 2017
Thanks for everything
I received my banjo today, I think it must be as close to perfect that a banjo could be! Thanks for everything. Thanks again, I know I'll enjoy this banjo for many years to come. Terry G. Harris

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