Madison Tenor
Resonator Banjo
RK-R36


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The tenor banjo first came to prominence in the early 1900's, and its C-G-D-A tuning is especially well suited for folk, Celtic and Dixieland music. The Recording King Madison RK-T36 is a unique tenor banjo for players looking to add a traditional vibe to their sound, and the perfect crossover instrument for mandolin, violin, viola and cello players. We've built it with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange just like our best-selling RK-R35, but with a select mahogany resonator and neck. The 24-hook brass tension hoop allows the head to be adjusted to the perfect tension, and the nickel-plated hardware matches vintage Mastertone-style specs at a fraction of the price.

The narrow 19-fret neck is a pleasure to hold, and the 23” scale delivers the perfect combination of feel and crisp clarity. The 3-ply steam-bent maple rim holds down a classic REMO coated head for period-correct tenor sound.

Materials


Resonator
Mahogany
Neck
Mahogany
Rim
Maple

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Specifications & Features

Model: RK-T36
Resonator: Mahogany
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: Mahogany with Adjustable Truss Rod
Fretboard: Rosewood
Hardware: Nickel-Plated
Tailpiece: Presto-Style
Bridge: Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
Nut: Bone
Fret Markers: Seagull Inlay
Inlay: Pearl
Peghead: Recording King Madison
Overlay: Black Peghead Overlay with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Tuners: Planetary Tuning Machines
Binding: Resonator; Ivoroid
Scale Length: 23"
Armrest: Included
Finish: Brown Gloss