RK-1000 Deluxe

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The RK-1000 Deluxe will dazzle you with our hand-selected wood choices, top-shelf hardware and custom engraving, but you'll fall in love as soon as you pick a few notes.

Made from authentic pre-war style parts, and hand-assembled under direction from Greg Rich, the 1000 Deluxe is in a class by itself.

We've finished it in an Argentine Grey nitrocellulose lacquer, with vintage-style gold sparkle binding and Greg's floral-style hand-engraving on the 24K gold-plated hardware. We intended this banjo to be a work of art, but it will spend more time in your hands than on display.


Specifications & Features

Model: CSB-1000-001
Resonator: Hand-Selected Curly Maple
Rim: 3-Ply Maple
Flange: One-piece Pre War-style
Head: Remo Frosted Head, 11" High Crown
Tone Ring: No-Hole Flathead Bell Brass
Tension Hoop: 24 Notched Brass, Hooks and Nuts With American Standard Threads
Coordinator Rod(s): Dual 1930's style
Neck: One-Piece Curly Maple with 2-Way Adjustable Truss rod
Fretboard: Ebony
Hardware: Deluxe 24K Gold-Plated Style Hardware, Hand-engraved by Greg Rich
Tailpiece: Deluxe Two-Hump
Bridge: Maple / Ebony, 5/8"
Nut: Bone, 5th String Pip
Fret Markers: Split Block
Inlay: Stylized Hearts & Flowers Pattern, Recording King Block Logo
Peghead: Classic Recording King
Overlay: Ebony
Tuners: Waverly 2 Band V-2 Gold-Plated Tuners/Grained Ivoroid Buttons
Binding: Gold Sparkle, White
Scale Length: 26-1/4”"
Armrest: One Piece Pre War-style
Finish: Vintage-style Argentine Grey Nitrocellulose Lacquer Sunburst
Case: Included Vintage Hardhsell Case
Certificate of Authenticity: Hand-Signed, Dated and Numbered