The Custom 6


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Custom 6
CSB-1000-003


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The Recording King USA Custom 6 Banjo is a hot-rodded crossover instrument for a player who wants a one-of-a-kind piece of art that delivers a one-of-a-kind sound.

Based on upgraded plans from our Madison 6-string, the Custom 6 is the perfect combination of guitar-style playability with banjo appointments. We've taken a hand-selected maple resonator, and paired it with a tube-and-plate style 2-piece flange and dual coordinator rods. We've kept it guitar player-friendly, with a truss-rod-adjustable maple neck and a full 25.4” dreadnought scale length. The 1-11/16" nut with allows for comfortable banjo picking, but is still narrow enough to fret chords comfortably. The bone nut and maple/ebony bridge help deliver the percussive sound banjo players love.

We've finished it off with a hand-inlaid Recording King peghead design, high-quality Tone Pros Kluson three-on-a-rail tuners, classic nickel-plated hardware and an electrifying candy apple red lacquer finish.

The Custom 6 is a unique instrument for guitar players who want something definitely out of the ordinary, or for banjo players who want an instrument guaranteed to start a conversation.

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Specifications & Features

Model: CSB-1000-003
Resonator: Maple
Rim: 3-Ply Steam Bent Maple
Flange: Tube and Plate Style 2-Piece
Head: Remo Head, 11" Cloudy
Tone Ring: None
Tension Hoop: 24 Notched Brass, Hooks and Nuts With American Standard Threads
Coordinator Rod(s): Dual
Neck: Maple with 2-way Adjustable Truss Rod
Fretboard: Rosewood
Hardware: Nickel-Plated
Tailpiece: Two-Hump
Bridge: Maple / Ebony
Nut: Bone, 1-11/16"
Fret Markers: Split Block
Inlay: Custom Bella Voce Pattern
Peghead: Recording King Compound Angle
Overlay: Ebony, Antiqued
Tuners: Tone Pros 3 on a Rail Kluson Tuners
Binding: Handmade Red, White, and Blue Glitter Checkerboard
Scale Length: 25.4"
Armrest: One Piece
Electronics: L.R. Baggs custom made Passive 6 String Banjo Pickup
Finish: Candy Apple Red Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case: Included Vintage Hardhsell Case
Certificate of Authenticity: Hand-Signed, Dated and Numbered