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Recording King (Whyte Laydie) California Deluxe RB-024 Open Back 5-String Banjo - USED

$ 795.00

Please Contact Us if you would like to purchase this banjo.  We routinely ship instruments both domestically and internationally.

Bucks County Folk Music Shop is proud to be a Recording King dealer.

This used Recording King California Deluxe RB-024 Open Back 5-String Banjo is in excellent condition and includes:

  • 11" Fiberskyn head
  • Whyte Laydie style tone ring
  • Bound Walnut rim
  • Walnut neck with maple skunk stripe
  • Ebony fingerboard, bound
  • Ebony overlay on headstock
  • 26 1/4" scale length
  • 22 Frets
  • Planetary tuners
  • Geared 5th peg
  • 24 hooks
  • No-Knot style tailpiece
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Dual coordinator rods
  • 5/8" maple/ebony bridge
  • Floral Inlay pattern on peghead, designed by Greg Rich
  • Armrest
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Deluxe TKL Hardshell case is included

Why, oh why did Recording King stop making this banjo?  It checks all of the boxes for a well-made, affordable, Whyte Laydie-style banjo with appointments you don't find much these days: a bound ebony fingerboard, ebony overlay with beautifully detailed inlay on the bound headstock, better-quality walnut, and dual coordinator rods.  This banjo even includes a deluxe TKL hardshell case in wonderful condition.  Originally purchased here at our shop, and just professionally inspected and set up here by Karl.  Almost no fret-wear, straight neck, wonderful action, ready to play.



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