Madison
Resonator Banjo
RK-R35


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Our Madison RK-R35 gives banjo players the option of a high-quality, great-sounding banjo with a classic Mastertone-style tone ring and flange.

The Recording King Madison RK-R35 is built around a 3-ply steam bent maple rim, from the exact same construction and materials used in the best-selling RK-R80. It has a maple neck with an adjustable two-way truss rod and a comfortable rosewood fretboard. With a 24-hook brass tension hoop, players can adjust the head tension as precisely as on any world-class banjo. The planetary tuners, geared 5th peg and dual coordinator rods are effective professional components, and add an authentic feel to these impressive banjos.

The Madison RK-R35 has a maple resonator with a hand-rubbed brown matte finish. We build it with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and a Mastertone-style one-piece flange. The Madison peghead and fretboard feature our Seagull inlay, for a banjo that looks as classic as it sounds.

The American threaded nickel-plated hook and nut hardware, as well as the true presto-style tailpiece and armrest are the same as featured on the popular RK-Scout. Like the other Madison banjos, the Madison Deluxe comes standard with an authentic Remo head.

Materials


Resonator
Maple
Neck
Maple
Rim
Maple

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Specifications & Features

Model: RK-R35
Resonator: Maple
Rim: 3-Ply Steam Bent Maple
Flange: Mastertone-style One-piece
Head: Remo Frosted Head, 11" High Crown
Tone Ring: Mastertone-style Bell Brass Cast
Tension Hoop: 24 Bracket Notched; Round American Threaded Hooks and Nuts
Coordinator Rod(s): Dual
Neck: Maple with Adjustable Truss Rod
Fretboard: Rosewood
Hardware: Nickel-Plated
Tailpiece: Presto-Style
Bridge: Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
Nut: Bone
Fret Markers: Seagull Inlay
Inlay: Seagull
Peghead: Recording King Madison
Overlay: Black Peghead Overlay with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Tuners: Planetary Ivory Button
Binding: Resonator; Ivoroid
Scale Length: 26-1/4"
Armrest: Included
Finish: Hand-Rubbed Brown Satin Matte
Case: Optional Vintage Hardhsell Case