Recording King RK-R35 Madison 5-String Resonator Banjo


Bright, plucky, and infinitely playable, the Recording King RK-R35 Madison 5-String Resonator Banjo captures the quintessential sound of the instrument at one of the most accessible price points for its features. Crafted on a foundation of a tube-and-plate flange, the RK-R35 incorporates a three-ply steam bent maple rim, hand-finished satin maple resonator, and lustrous rosewood fretboard for a timeless look that turns heads on stage or by the campfire. If you're worried about functionality, a dual coordinator rod neck joint, adjustable truss rod, and frosted Remo head ensure easy playing for years to come.

Product Specs

  • RK-R35 Madison Resonator Banjo
  • Natural
  • 2010s

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Reviews for the Recording King RK-R35 Madison 5-String Resonator Banjo
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  • Good traveling companion

    The RK 35 is an excellent traveling companion, if it's lost, stolen or damaged you are not out a fortune and it fits right in most venues. The tone and playability are impressive for a mid range instrument. Well set up, it will hang with the best of them, just ask many touring pros that call the 35 their go to banjo.

  • Student

    Verified Purchase

    I got this for a student and I have bought a few Recording King banjos. It is built well and after a little setup it's working fine but I have to say the keys that they are using are cheap. But they are sending me more keys and there on the way. So from this RK-R35 to the RK-80 are a great banjo for any starter student.

  • Recording King RK-35

    Verified Purchase

    Very nice built instrument. you can't beat the quality of this banjo at this price point period. Very playable from the start. Sure a few things could be changed to up the sound, but definitely not needed.

  • Verified Purchase

    I am very happy with this banjo. My old beginner banjo was not performing well and I needed a more solid instrument. This one allowed me to stay under $1000 for now, and still have a well made, great playing banjo. I can already feel my playing improve. There were a few things that my banjo setu…