Updated 04/22/22

Recording King RK R80

This is one of the upper levels of Recording King Mastertone-based banjos, discontinued in 2015. From the back, it's pretty much an RB-3 copy, but the front of the neck is based on prewar RK designs, which in this case is a pretty close copy of the hearts and flower version used on the Style 6. Functionally, it is a good approximation of a new factory RB-3. The serial number 0369 is written in chalk on the inside of the resonator. Tailpiece is a good copy of the Grover Presto, bridge is made of wood salvaged from the Great Lakes and made by Gary Sosebee of Woodstock GA. Tuners are planetary imports, very high quality, smooth and positive.
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