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Used Recording King RK-97-SN Artist Deluxe

$1,395
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Very clean Recording King RK-97-SN Artist Deluxe Resonator banjo.

Maple neck and resonator. Bound ebony fingerboard with Style 6 inlays.

Gold hardware with floral engraving.

We couldn’t date this banjo to a precise year but we think it was built sometime around 2006.

Excellent condition. There is a small nick below the volute on the neck and some minor tarnish on the hardware.

Fully set up here at Tejon Street Music. Plays great. Very crisp with lots of power and volume.

Includes original hardshell case.

Manufacturer Description

The Recording King RK-R97-SN Artist Deluxe banjo is a beautifully engraved complete revival of the most classic Recording King banjos. With genuine gold-plated hardware, a delicate floral engraving on the hoop and armrest, and a flamed maple resonator, the RK-R97-SN banjo is the most premium Recording King model available.

The Artist Deluxe banjo also features a figured maple neck, the traditional Recording King floral peghead and fretboard inlay and an authentic Mastertone-style flange.

This Recording King combines classic pre-war style features and desirable modern touches to create a truly historical banjo. The Artist Deluxe also has a bound ebony fretboard, American Standard thread hardware, 20-hole tone ring and a 3-ply rim. Designed by Greg Rich, this banjo recalls the most supremely crafted Recording Kings from the golden age of musical instruments.

  • One-Piece Flamed Maple Resonator
  • One-Piece Figured Maple Neck
  • Mastertone-Style Banjo Flange
  • Mastertone-Style Tone Ring
  • Genuine Gold-Plated Hardware
  • Engraved Notched Hoop
  • Engraved Armrest
  • 3-Ply Maple Rim
  • Bound Ebony Fretboard
  • Dual Coordinator Rods
  • “Style 6” Mother-of-pearl Floral Peghead & Fretboard Inlay
  • Presto-Style Tailpiece
  • Remo Frosted Head
  • Notched Hoop
  • Vintage Sunburst Finish
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16″
  • Head Size: 11″, medium crown (7/16″ height)
  • Frets: 22
  • Total Length: 38″
  • Weight: 11.60 lb.
  • Includes Vintage Hardshell Case

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