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Recording King RKH-05E Dirty '30s Resonator Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup

Finding a stage-ready 5-String banjo that won't break the bank is finally possible with the Recording King RKH-05E Resonator Banjo featuring L.R.Baggs electronics and Recording King's world-famous banjo quality.


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MSRP: Old Price $733.99 Discounted Price $549.99 Save : $184.00 (25%)
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MSRP: Old Price $733.99 Discounted Price $549.99 Save : $184.00 (25%)
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Recording King's Dirty '30s RKH-05E 5-String Resonator Banjo with an L.R.Baggs pickup is a great bluegrass-style banjo that can be used on stage with any group across many musical styles. Recording King has built their reputation on professional, yet affordable banjos, and this RKH-05E pays homage to the time-tested Recording King expertise. The L.R.Baggs-made pickup element is embedded in the bridge for quick and easy plug-and-play with no batteries or outboard equipment required, and high-quality components round out this well made instrument. Whether you’re a long-time or first-time banjo player, this is a great stage instrument for you.

Time-Tested Recording King Expertise
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 Bridge 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.

High-Quality Components
High-quality components help make "The Sound," and the RKH-05E is no exception: along with the L.R.Baggs pickup, the REMO head and D'Addario strings are crucial name-brand parts that add to the instrument's true banjo tone. The Recording King rim, flange, and hardware, including American threaded hooks & nuts, are the best in the business at this price range.


  • L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup
  • Plate Flange with 24 American Threaded Hooks & Nuts
  • Maple Neck and Resonator
  • 26-1/4" Scale Length
  • Presto-Style Tailpiece
  • Case Not Included

Get your Recording King RKH-05E Dirty '30s Resonator Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 5-String Banjo
  • Truss Rod Wrench


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Body Size/Shape Banjo
Body Wood Maple Resonator w/Multi-Ply Rim
Top Remo Recording King Banjo Head
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Satin
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Shape Banjo
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 26-1/4"
Fingerboard Revebond
Number Of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.125"
Bridge Type Maple with Ebony Cap
Nut & Saddle Bone
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Electronics L.R. Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Dirty 30's Banjos
Model Dirty '30s Resonator Banjo
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.

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