M5 Deluxe

USA Custom Shop
M5 Deluxe

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The Recording King USA Custom Shop M5 Deluxe takes the rugged, utilitarian nature of the banjo, and elevates it to a work of art. Designer Greg Rich hand-engraved the elaborate floral patterns on each individual piece of "old gold" hardware. With a hand-selected flamed maple resonator and one-piece figured maple neck, the M5 has the brightness and punch players want from a professional-level banjo. The thin, hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer finish allows the M5 Deluxe to display a full tonal range across all registers. We've finished it with a classic two-hump tailpiece and ivoroid tuner buttons for vintage style and high-performance. The USA M5 Deluxe is a handcrafted one-of-a-kind piece that sounds every bit as good as it looks.

Recording King Vintage Hardshell case included.


Specifications & Features

Model: CSB-1000-006
Resonator: Curly Maple Back & Sidewalls
Rim: 3-Ply Recording King Maple
Flange: One-piece Prewar-style Pot Metal
Head: Remo Frosted Head, 11" High Crown
Tone Ring: 20-hole Bell Brass Flathead
Tension Hoop: 24 Notched Brass, Hooks and Nuts With American Standard Threads
Coordinator Rod(s): Dual 1930’s Style
Neck: Eastern Curly Maple Neck with 2-way Adjustable Truss Rod
Fretboard: Rosewood
Hardware: Custom Engraved "Old Gold" Hardware by Greg Rich
Tailpiece: Two-Hump
Bridge: Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
Nut: Bone
Fret Markers: Split Block
Inlay: Fan Style M.O.P. Pattern
Peghead: Original Recording King
Overlay: Ebony, Antiqued
Tuners: Five Star Planetary Tuners and 5th String Peg with Ivoroid Buttons
Binding: Antiqued
Scale Length: 27-3/8"
Armrest: One Piece
Finish: Nitrocellulose Honey Burst
Case: Included Vintage Hardhsell Case
Certificate of Authenticity: Hand-Signed, Dated and Numbered