The Recording King RK-R36


#1

Holy smokes, y’all. Pound for pound I just don’t think you can beat it.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/247067107


#2

I’ve been on the Recording King boat since it’s rocky modern inception. Greg Rich started Recording King after leaving Blueridge and is the chief designer of the banjos and guitars. He’s a heck of a nice fellow and a great designer (as you know, Blueridge guitars play way above their price point). Early Recording King acoustics suffered from the occasional pulling bridge (poorly glued). I know cause I bought an RD-316 (adi-topped hog with ebony fittings, Grover sta-tites and nitro finish) whose bridge was giving up the ghost early. I liked it so much that I just removed the bridge myself and reglued it properly (it will be on there tight long after I am gone). I don’t believe they are still having any problems with QC and bridges. A few of my banjo friends have bought the RK banjos and love them, punchy, loud and ringing!

We are living in the second golden age of stringed instruments!


#3

I agree…it really is amazing what’s going on. I was trying to become an RK dealer and couldn’t break through. I had never talked with Greg but sent him a facebook message, of all things, and left my number. A few minutes later, “Hey Ben, this is Greg Rich. How can I help you?” Incredible.