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Recording King RKOH-05E Dirty 30s Open Back Banjo w/ L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup

Recording King’s RKOH-05 Dirty 30s Open Back Banjo brings old-time banjo sound to the stage with an L.R.Baggs pickup.


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MSRP: Old Price $533.99 Discounted Price $399.99 Save : $134.00 (25%)
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MSRP: Old Price $533.99 Discounted Price $399.99 Save : $134.00 (25%)
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The Recording King Dirty 30s Open Back Banjo with L.R.Baggs pickup (RKOH-05E) is a 5-String banjo built with years of experience in an unbelievably affordable package. Recording King has built a reputation for professional level banjos that are accessible to every player, from pros to players looking to pick up a new tonal palette. Now you can take that history and sound onstage with the onboard plug-and-play passive pickup.

Professional Level Build on an Entry-Level Instrument
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.

True Banjo Tone
The hollow tone and quick attack & decay an open back banjo is famous for is on perfect display in the RKOH-05E. Whether for picking, frailing, or even playing with a pick, the tone recalls the dry banjo sound only an open back can provide.

L.R.Baggs 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.

  • L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup
  • Light enough to take on the road with ease
  • satin finish
  • maple neck
  • Remo Recording King banjo head
  • Tailpiece: Presto-Style
  • Bridge: Maple / Ebony

Get your Recording King RKOH-05E Dirty 30s Open Back Banjo  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:

  • Banjo
  • Truss Rod Wrench


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Body Size/Shape Banjo
Body Wood Maple
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 Nickel-Plated Open Gear
Electronics L.R. Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features L.R.Baggs Custom Banjo Pickup, satin finish, maple neck, Remo Recording King banjo head
Case/Bag Included No
Model RKOH-05E
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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