RK-T36-BR Recording King Madison Tenor Resonator Banjo with Tone Ring, Mahogany

Product Description

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.

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.

We've built ours with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange and 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 makes playing easy, and the 23" scale delivers the perfect combination of feel and clarity. The 3-ply steam-bent maple rim holds down a classic REMO coated head for period-correct tenor sound.

Get the classic tenor banjo vibe from a reliable modern instrument! With a bell brass cast tone ring, one-piece flange, and select mahogany resonator and neck, the Madison RK-T36 gives players traditional tenor banjo tone in a durable road-ready package.


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
Bridge:Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
Fret Markers:Seagull Inlay
Peghead:Recording King Madison
Overlay:Black Peghead Overlay with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Tuners:Planetary Tuning Machines
Binding:Resonator; Ivoroid
Scale Length:23"
Finish:Brown Gloss