Recording King is proud to introduce our most traditional Pre-war style banjo ever. Modeled after the original Mastertone banjos of the 1930's the all-new Recording King RK-Elite offers players vintage sound and handcrafted construction. Professional components like a classic Mastertone-style tone ring, true steam-bent 3-ply maple rim, and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish put this banjo in a category by itself. With classic design features like the vintage-style double-cut Recording King peghead and custom Flying Eagle-style peghead and fretboard inlay, this banjo proudly carries Recording King's 75-year history into the present. Featuring a one-piece mahogany resonator and a one-piece slim profile mahogany neck and Mastertone-style tone ring, the RK-Elite is a professional-level banjo with craftsmanship and features that usually command hundreds of dollars more on competing banjos. The RK-Elite has a MAP of $1424.99 and comes with a Recording King vintage hardshell case. The Elite has Recording King's limited lifetime warranty. Recording King is the manufacturer of professional quality acoustic guitar and banjos.