Madison Tube-and-Plate
Resonator Banjo
RK-R25


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The Recording King Madison banjos offer players an unparalleled combination of quality, versatility and value. With a hand-finished satin Maple resonator, a maple neck with adjustable truss rod and a true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim, the Madison RK-R25 starts with a great foundation for a serious banjo.

Add professional appointments like dual coordinator rods, planetary tuners, nickel-plated hardware and a Remo head, and you have a banjo that beats anything on the market at the same price. The tube-and-plate flange gives the Madison a classic sound, and offers players the option to remove the resonator for open-back styles. The Madison is also available as an open-back model (RK-O25) with 24 shoes for precision tuning and a vintage old-time sound.

Materials


Resonator
Maple
Neck
Maple
Rim
Maple

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Specifications & Features

Model: RK-R25
Resonator: Maple
Rim: 3-Ply Steam Bent Maple
Flange: Tube and Plate Style 2-Piece
Head: Remo Frosted Head, 11" High Crown
Tone Ring: None
Tension Hoop: 24 Bracket Notched; American Threaded Hooks and Nuts
Coordinator Rod(s): Dual
Neck: Maple
Fretboard: Rosewood
Hardware: Nickel-Plated
Tailpiece: Presto-Style
Bridge: Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
Nut: Bone; 1-3/8"
Fret Markers: Fan Inlay
Inlay: Mother Of Pearl
Peghead: Black Overlay with Fan Inlay
Tuners: Planetary
Binding: Resonator; Ivoroid
Scale Length: 26-1/4"
Armrest: Included
Finish: Hand-Rubbed Brown Satin
Case: Optional Vintage Hardhsell Case