*RA-998 (Nickel-Plated Bell Brass Finish or Champagne Matte Finish) *
Originally a house brand in the 1930s for Montgomery Ward, Recording King acoustic guitars and banjos were developed in a period known as the Golden Age of musical craftsmanship. Instruments designed during this era are among the most well-respected and sought-after fretted acoustic instruments available. Building on this storied American tradition, our Recording King guitars, banjos and resonators carry on the legacy of these classic instruments using vintage designs and hand-assembled parts. Recording Kings luthiers have revived the past for todays modern players, but have done so with a deep respect for tradition and history. Todays reissues have the look, feel and sound of the classic models with impeccable workmanship and enhancements for contemporary players. Here in America, Recording King is a brand name with a lot of American heritage. Its a working mans pre-war instrument, accessible to everyone, with incredible value and high-end features. Thats really important for all of us here at RK. Its only natural for us to produce RK banjos and guitars that pay homage to their original Golden Age craftsmanship. All Recording King models are made for the long-term you can hand a Recording King instrument down from generation to generation. This is what we strive for in each handmade model. The Recording King Metal Body Mandolin is one of the only mandolin resonators available today and the model with the most similar characteristics of the pre-war originals. This unique model has a nickel-plated bell brass body, 10″ hand-spun Continental cone and a beautiful pearloid headstock overlay. Includes a featherweight case. From our best-selling banjos to our all-solid, professional acoustic guitars, we proudly continue the tradition of one of historys most revered instrument manufacturers.
- Solid Hand-Carved Spruce Top
- Solid Hand-Carved Figured Maple Back and Sides
- One-Piece Flamed Maple Neck with Rounded “V” Profile
- Gotoh Tuning Machines
- Hand-Buffed Nitrocellulose Lacquer Sunburst Finish