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Gold Tone - ML-1 Bela Fleck Baritone Banjo "The Missing Link"
Ross, I love the ML1 I cant put it down.Great doing business with you as usual.Bill
Gold Tone OB-300 - Gold Plated - Tree of Life Inlay
Oh, my gosh,it came today and all set up out of the case, ready to play!!! My last banjo, I bought ...
Gold Tone OB-250LW Lightweight Bluegrass Banjo
Hi Ross, I just wanted to thank you for a seamless transaction. I received the banjo last Wednesday ...
Gold Tone - BUB - Baritone Banjo Uke
Just received my God Tone BUB Baritone Banjo Ukulele with 3 extra set of strings. The leather strap ...
Gold Tone OB-150+ Plus Custom with JLS Tone Ring
I was ready for a new banjo and there aren't many places to try different ones. I trusted Ross to h ...
Recording King RK-R36 Banjo with Free Hardshell Case
Hi Ross, the RK-R36 Banjo arrived safe and sound. Wow. It’s amazing. Can’t believe the differ ...
Gold Tone CC-Mini and FREE Case - Travel or Child Size Banjo
This is an immaculately built travel banjo with a first class finish, top line components and a prof ...

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Recording King RK R-75-Elite

Recording King RK R-76-Elite
Recording King RK-OT25 Old Time Clawhammer Banjo
Recording King RKT-05 Tenor Banjo

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Notes from Ross Nickerson about the quality and tone of Recording King Banjos

Recording King Banjos are really well designed and built. I find their quality to be excellent and I'm extremely impressed with the tone. Be sure to watch my video demonstrations to hear them and get an even closer look.

The Recording King Line of banjos was created and designed with the expertise of banjo builder Greg Rich who worked for Gibson Banjos building and designing banjos earlier in his career. Later Greg built his own line of banjos called Rich and Taylor which were very popular with professionals. Now he has made a new mark with his involvement with Recording King banjos. He is well respected in the banjo community. delivers Recording King Banjos at the best prices and with the best set up. Our Recording Kings are shipped free in the US and all include a case.

There are many benefits purchasing Recording Kings from including great beginner package deals, a free 1 year membership and the online banjo lessons from Ross Nickerson that come free with each purchase.

Recording King RK 35 Customer
.."Hi Ross, thanks so much for sending that priority, I was in no hurry but I'm glad you did. .., I will be ordering some other things as well. By the way banjo was received great right out of the box. Your customer service is excellent. Thanks so much again. Sincerely Kevin Fuller"

Recording King RK 35 Customer
.."Ross, I am glad to hear that my new Recording King RK 35 is on it's way. I am 61 years old and am looking forward to my new Banjo more than my first Lionel Train Set, when I was about 8. You and your Company are extremely pleasant to deal with. So far, your Company is the best out there. Not only are you an excellent Banjo player, but you have a sincere pledge in helping people. Thanks again Sir. I appreciate you helping me select the right Banjo for my needs. Your the best! Kim Barnes Maryland"

Recording King Models that are presently out of production and no longer available
Recording King RK R-80
Recording King RK R-80 Lefty

Recording King RK R-25
Recording King RK R-15
Recording King RK R-18
Recording King RK R-30

Recording King RK R-85-Limited Edition-Canadian Maple
Recording King R R 85-Elite-Flamed Maple
Recording King M-5 - Red Maple

Recording King M-7 - Mahogany
Recording King M-9 - Walnut

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    Recording King RK-G25 Madison6-String Banjo The Recording King RK-G25 six string banjo is now a discontinued model. I had one left in 2020 but I sold it. It was a cool banjo. I had the same Wood Rim, resonator and hardware as the discontinued 5-string version of this banjo, the RK-R25, which I loved, except this is the 6-string banjo version, the RK-G25....
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    Recording King Beginner Banjo - RKH-055-string Bluegrass Banjo with Resonator The Recording King Beginner Banjo RKH-05 "Dirty 30's" is a 5-string bluegrass beginner banjo with wood resonator making it best to learn bluegrass on. They sound great, look great, and the price is right too.  This Recording King Beginner Bluegrass Banjo sits at the perfect...
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    Recording King RK-R75 - The Elite!RK75 Bluegrass Resonator Banjo The RK-R75 Elite 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 RK 75 is a banjo that I would not hesitate to play...
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    Recording King Starlight Banjo This model was discontinued by Recording King in 2016.It is no longer available.The Black Starlight Series resonator banjo has all the specs you expect in a traditional banjo – multi-ply rim, tone ring, 24 brackets for precise head-tensioning, and a 26-1/4” scale – all delivering the traditional banjo “snap” today's players...
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    Recording King Madison RK R-15 The Recording King Madison RK R-15 was discontinued by Recording King in 2016. It is no longer available.The Recording King Madison RK R-15 is an underestimated little power pot of a banjo. I love this banjo for beginners and I personally recommend it over others in the same price range. I recommended it to the young...
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    The New Recording King RK-OT26 with White Lady Tone Ring Open Back Old Time Clawhammer Banjo - "Whyte Laydie" Tone RingIN STOCK AND READY TO SHIPMadison Old Time Banjo with Scooped Fretboard2-ply Maple RimMaple NeckRK Whyte Laydie Tone RingDual Coordinator RodsBrown Satin Finish with Star Headstock Inlay...
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    $499.00 $599.00
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    Bluegrass  Resonator Banjo RK-R18 from Recording King Built with the same care and attention we give our professional level banjos, but priced within reach of any player, the Bluegrass Resonator (RK-R18) delivers traditional banjo sound and playing comfort well above its pay grade. Whether you're a beginning picker or a seasoned vet, you'll put some...
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    The Recording King Madison 6-string banjo The perfect combination of guitar-style playability with banjo appointments. Based on the banjo designs of the best-selling Madison series RK-R25, the Madison 6-string is assembled with a maple resonator, tube-and-plate style 2-piece flange, and dual coordinator rods. It also takes a nod from Recording King's...
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    Recording King - USA Series M5 banjoUS Made Recording King Maple M-5 Banjo The US made M5 Recording King Maple Banjo is built entirely by hand in the USA with only the best craftsmanship and materials you'd expect with a US made professional banjo. THIS MODEL WAS DISCONTINUED BY RECORDING KING is a full warranty authorized dealer for...
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    The Madison Resonator Banjo If you want an excellent banjo to begin with The Recording King RK 25 is a great choice. We feature professional set up by Mike Munford, free shipping, free hard case and free instructional help with each purchase. No other online dealer can offer this kind of expertise and set-up, Mike Munford is one of the best. Our record...
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    USA Series M7 Mahogany Banjo from Recording King The USA Series M7 banjo is hand-built in the USA. With high-end features like a Honduran mahogany neck and resonator, the M7 will hold its own against any top shelf banjo on the market. Our custom-designed Diamond & Square fretboard inlay and hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer finish elevate this banjo to...
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    Recording King RK R-80 This model was discontinued by the manufacturer IN 2015. In 2015 Recording King discontinued the RK R80.The Recording King RK36 is basically the same banjo without the extra design that replicated the old Gibson Recording King Banjos of the 1930's. The RK R36 uses the same tone ring, 3 ply rim, one piece flange, tuning pegs,...
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    Recording King M-9 USA Made Walnut Banjo The Recording King USA series M-9 Walnut banjo is an amazing banjo.The neck on this banjo plays really easy and I really like the tone. The RK M-9 comes with a arched pro hard case and free shipping. The USA Series M9 banjo is hand-built in the USA. Assembled with a choice one-piece Walnut neck and beautiful burl...
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    Recording King Beginner Banjo RKOH-05 For Learning 5-string Bluegrass Banjo or Open Back Clawhammer Banjo Styles The RKOH-05 is the best beginner banjo value available in this price range. They work best and costs less. Notes about the RKOH-05 from owner, Ross NickersonIve played all the banjos I carry on my website for beginner banjo...
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    $848.00 $1,073.00
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    Madison Tenor Banjo RK-T36 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 Recording King Madison RK-T36 is a unique tenor banjo for players looking to add a traditional vibe to their sound, and the perfect crossover instrument for mandolin, violin,...
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    The Recording King OT-25 - RK OT 25 Open Back Old Time Clawhammer Banjo The Recording King RK-OT25 5-string open back old time beginner clawhammer banjo that has authentic old timey banjo tone and is an easy to learn banjo on.These OT 25's are seriously a cut above other Old Time Open back clawhammer style banjos in the same price range. They use the...
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    Recording King PB-600 10-11/16-Inch Diameter Banjo Flange - Nickel Plated Replacement one piece banjo flange for 1930's Gibson style banjos. This flange is excellent quality and is Nickel Plated. It's a perfect replacement for 1930's style Gibson replica banjos. Banjos that are built and designed with a 3 ply maple rim, flathead or archtop tone ring and...
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    Recording King PB-680 Pot AssemblySeparate Banjo Parts - Banjo Pot for replacing Flat Head Banjo Tone Ring, One Piece Gibson Style Flange and 3 Ply Maple RimReplace your banjo pot, replace flathead tone ring, 3 ply maple rim and one piece flange with the Recording King PB-680 Banjo pot assembly.FREE US SHIPPING • 20 hole Bell Brass Flathead Tone Ring -...
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    Recording King RK-R87 - Gold Plated - Maple Neck and ResonatorUsed Rare Recording King SOLD - 01-08-22The RK-R87 is Gold Plated. These were a limited edition about 10 years ago. It has the design look of the popular RK-80 but it is maple instead of mahogany and is Gold Plated. If this banjo was new and available today its price would be around 2500.00. I...
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    The RK R30 - Recording King Bluegrass Banjo - The Bluegrass Machine  This Model was discontinued by the manufacturer. The upgraded Recording King RK R35 for 899 replaced it. The Recording King RK 35 is the banjo that really forced the RK 30 out of production. The discontinued RK 30's sold for 839 and the RK 35 for 899. Being that close to the same price...
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    Recording King RK 80-L  Left Handed Recording King Banjo The RK-R80 Professional combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create a great-sounding bluegrass banjo. The Professional features a mahogany resonator, mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. The...
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    Recording King RK R 76 Elite!RK76 Bluegrass Resonator Banjo with Hearts and Flowers Inlay The Recording King RK76 banjo is a top of the line professional banjo at a price you can afford. ships the RK 76 Elite free with free hard case and at the great price. We also include 5 Ross Nickerson banjo instruction DVDs, with Online Banjo access...
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    Gold Plated Recording King RK R77 Elite Banjo - Special Edition Gold Plated Recording King RK R77 Elite banjo. Brand new, 1 of only 21 made. This banjo assembled for Recording King by well known banjo luthier Jim Burlile. Sold and No Longer Available Features are mahogany neck and resonator, gold-plated hardware, rosewood fingerboard, Gotoh tuners and...
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    Recording King RK- R85 Elite - Flamed Maple Neck and Resonator RK 85 Professional Banjo for half the price. 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 RK85  flamed Maple is pretty much the same banjo except the finish. So I think for...
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    The Recording King RK R85 limited edition Bright Cherry Red Maple model The Recording King RK R85 limited edition Bright Cherry Red Maple model you may have heard about was discontinued in 2017 or 2018 and was replaced by the RK-R85  Elite Flamed Maple The banjo as far as components, tone, construction, specs, hardware, type of wood, all of that is...
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    Recording King RK-R35 Banjo 5-string Maple Pro Bluegrass Banjo with Resonator Official Name "The Madison" RK-R35 Notes from Ross NickersonThe Recording King RK 35 is an awesome affordable 5-string banjo that is great to learn on. It's a perfect banjo to lay back and pick on the porch and keep for years and years to come. They are excellent quality and...
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    Recording King RK-R36 Banjo 5-string Mahogany Pro Bluegrass Banjo with Resonator Official Name "The Madison" RK-R36WE HAVE RK-R-36 IN STOCK has the Recording King RK 36 at the best price with the best Recording King dealer service and professional set-up. The Recording King RK 36 includes FREE US Shipping, FREE Upgraded hard shell...
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    Recording King RK-R20 "Songster" Beginner Banjo Brand New Improved Designed with all the top quality and tone you'd expect from Recording King Banjos.The new RK-R20 features the same tailpiece, armrest, head brackets, tuning pegs and other parts as their more expensive brothers, the RK-R35 and RK-R36, for half the price.The Recording King Songster RK R20...
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    Recording King Tenor Guitar Dirty 30's Series 7000 Tenor Guitar Awesome new Tenor Guitar from Recording King. The new Recording King Dirty 30's Series 7000 Tenor Guitar can be tuned like a 5-string banjo, to Chicago tuning, or normal tenor and Irish banjo tunings. They make a great alternative sound for banjo players accompanying themselves singing and...
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    Recording King RKT-05 Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo - 4-String At 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...
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    Banjo Bridge Pickup Shadow SHA-930 Banjo Bridge Pickup with Sound Control Unit 5-String Banjo The Shadow SHA-930 Banjo Bridge Pickup with Sound Control Unit for 5-String Banjo has two piezo pickups built into the outer feet of the banjo bridge. This an easy to install great sounding and low priced banjo pickup alternative. It also includes volume and...
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