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Recording King RK-R20E Songster Resonator Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup

If you’re looking for real bluegrass tone, the Recording King RK-R20E is the only stage-ready banjo in its class with a rolled brass tone ring and onboard L.R.Baggs electronics!


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MSRP: Old Price $933.99 Discounted Price $699.99 Save : $234.00 (25%)
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MSRP: Old Price $933.99 Discounted Price $699.99 Save : $234.00 (25%)
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The Recording King RK-R20E is a 5-String Resonator banjo with killer features including a rolled brass tone ring and an L.R.Baggs banjo pickup. True bluegrass sound can only come with a tone ring and a resonator, both part of the tonal recipe in the RK-R20E. The L.R.Baggs pickup is plug-and-play ready for the stage, all built together as only Recording King can. When you’re ready to take your banjo playing to the stage, there’s no better choice than the RK-R20E.

True Bluegrass Tone with a Brass Tone Ring and Mahogany Resonator
The sharp attack of bluegrass banjo pickin’ needs two things: a brass tone ring (check!) and a reflective resonator (check!). The RK-R20E features a rolled brass tone ring and expertly shaped mahogany resonator to provide the perfect tone generator and reflective surface to get the souns you’re looking for.

L.R.Baggs Onboard Pickup
L.R.Baggs makes some of the best amplified options for acoustic instruments in the world. The embedded bridge pickup is wired through the head and internally hard wired to a rim-mounted jack, offering a passive pickup that sounds great and can hit the road absolutely trouble-free.

Recording King’s Famous Build Quality
Recording King has been building banjos since the 1930s and has a wealth of banjo building experience. The 21st Century “Banjo Boom” has seen more Recording King banjos get in the hands of players than ever before. For real-deal knowledge of what makes a banjo play and sound “right,” RK has been recognized as a leader by the banjo community.

  • L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup
  • Inlaid M.O.P. peghead inlay and heart-shaped position markers
  • rolled brass tone ring
  • planetary tuners
  • Gloss Finish

Get your Recording King RK-R20 Songster Resonator Banjo today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.


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Warranty Info:

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Each instrument is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship. This warranty is only valid with an original sales receipt from an authorized Recording King dealer. This warranty is non transferable. For warranty service please contact us and include the item # of the product, the issue needing warranty service, and an image or copy of the original purchase receipt. A customer service representative from Recording King will then respond and process all necessary information.

Recording King, at its option, will either repair or replace the defective product. All replacements are subject to item availability. If any product is deemed not defective, Recording King shall so advise the purchaser and shall dispose of said product in accordance with the purchaser's instructions and at the purchaser's cost.

This warranty shall not apply to wearable parts. These items include, but are not limited to, strings and frets. This warranty shall not apply if the product has, at any time, been misused or damaged as a result of neglect, abuse, improper handling or storage, unauthorized repair or modification, accident or causes external to the product, such as, but not limited to, excessive heat or humidity.

The Purchaser is responsible for all shipping costs associated with the warranty service. Items must be safely packed in double box packaging and Recording King recommends confirming shipping insurance for the value of the instrument with the end user’s chosen shipping company. Recording Kings sole and exclusive maximum liability for any claim by the Purchaser, shall not exceed the wholesale value for the product. In no event shall Recording King be liable for any indirect, incidental, collateral, exemplary, or consequential damages or losses arising out of the Purchaser’s purchase of the product. The above limitation may not apply in some states.

All instruments manufactured by Recording King are covered by the Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Due to the nature of nitrocellulose lacquer, instruments finished in nitrocellulose are not warrantied for finish issues. The standard Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to the instrument body and all hardware of nitrocellulose-finished instruments.