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Recording King Updates Madison Line With Two New Banjos (2)

Recording King Updates Madison Line with Two New Banjo -

Californian banjo expert Recording King has filled out it's popular Madison line with two new instruments. The Madison line has always been popular among players looking for a high quality, wonderful sounding instrument and an affordable price.

The RK-R36 is built with a Mastertone-style bell brass cast tone ring and one-piece flange just like their 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 RK-OT25 on the other hand is an old-time picking machine, with a steam-bent maple rim, 24-bracket tension hoop, and dual coordinator rods for adjustability. Recording King say they've built this banjo specifically for old-time players, with features like their scooped fretboard, presto tailpiece and old-style Remo FiberSkyn head.

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Issue #75

Peter Green / Ivar Bjørnson

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