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Recording King & Gruhn Guitars Present an Evening With Banjo Designer Greg Rich

Meet & Greet with Greg RichNashville, TN -- Recording King and Gruhn Guitars are teaming up for a special acoustic event featuring Recording King banjo designer Greg Rich on July 8, Summer NAMM's Eve. Upstairs at the legendary Gruhn Guitars, players can meet renowned banjo designer Greg Rich and check out the latest from Recording King's Banjo Custom Shop as well as the entire line of Recording King USA Banjos. Mr. Rich will answer any and all banjo-related questions and attendees can win a Recording King Elite “Hearts & Flowers” banjo (retail: $2133)!

Recording King USA Custom Shop Creates Art

Recording King M5 Deluxe BanjoHayward, CA -- Recording King's USA Custom Shop produces exquisitely crafted collectors' banjos handmade in the USA. The Custom Shop combines all the essential elements of classic Pre-War style banjos into one-of-a-kind instruments. Recording King's custom production is led by Greg Rich, who built his reputation designing some of the world's most unique deco-style banjos from the late 80's through the early 90's. The Custom Shop builds individual handcrafted works of art that stay true to classic Pre-War style and sound, but have a look and presence all their own.

Recording King Introduces The Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo

RKT-05 BanjoHayward, CA -- Recording King introduces the Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo, bringing 100 years of history into the present with the rugged, road-ready vibe of the Dirty 30's line. The tenor banjo first came to prominence in the early 1900's, and its C-G-D-A tuning is especially well suited for folk, Celtic and Dixieland music.

Recording King Introduces Starlight Banjos for 2014

Recording King Starlight BanjoHayward, CA -- The popularity of the banjo reached an all-time high in 2013, a trend that shows no signs of slowing through 2014. As much as banjos have become a part of popular culture, many banjos look similar; with guitars it's always been easy to choose a model to reflect your personal style, but banjo players have never been offered the same opportunity for individuality...until now.

Recording King Introduces Two New Madison Banjos

Recording King Madison BanjoHayward, CA -- Recording King adds two new banjos to the best-selling Madison line – the RK-R36 tone ring banjo with mahogany resonator and neck, and the RK-OT25, an open back with a scooped fretboard and no-knot tailpiece. The Recording King Madison line is for every banjo player looking for a high-quality, great-sounding instrument that's still affordable.

Recording King Introduces All solid Dreadnought at NAMM

Recording King RD-310 GuitarHayward, CA -- Recording King introduces the all-solid RD-310 with Adirondack Spruce top for players who want the increased volume and projection of an Adirondack top with an affordable price tag. Adirondack Spruce (or Red Spruce) has become a serious buzzword over the past year.

Recording King Introduces USA Banjo Custom Shop at NAMM

Recording King Elite BanjoHayward, CA -- Recording King is proud to unveil our USA Custom Shop, producing exquisitely crafted, one-of-a-kind collector's banjos handmade in the USA and available exclusively through The Music Link. Designed & conceived, then hand-engraved, by former Gibson Banjo Custom Shop head Greg Rich, Recording King USA Custom Shop banjos continue the tradition using craftsmen from that era and representing the finest banjo American construction has to offer.

Recording King Introduces Updates Slope Shoulder Guitars

RAJ GuitarHayward, CA -- Recording King has updated their Slope Shoulder guitars with an extended scale length and vintage styling. They have taken everything great about their slope shoulder guitars and added a bunch of new features that will please both modern players and vintage enthusiasts.

Recording King's New 13-Fret, Extra Deep Body and Tons of Vintage Vibe

Greenwich Village RNJHayward, CA -- Recording King's new 13-Fret Greenwich Village guitar has a 4/12" deep body for extra tone and projection in a small-body instrument with vintage styling. In the spirit of one of the most famous "lost" guitars in history, the Greenwich Village has loads of vintage vibe and tone. With an extra-deep body, 13-fret neck joint and classic Recording King headstock, this guitar honors both Golden Age film troubadours like Nick Lucas and historic folk singers from the 1960's. The 4-1/2" deep body gives it extra projection, the 13-fret neck and bridge placement makes for perfect resonance across all registers, and the 25.4" dreadnought scale length gives it added punch and volume.

Recording King Launches New Vintage-Style Slope Shoulders Guitar at NAMM

RNJ GuitarHayward, CA -- Recording King updates our Century Jubilee Series Slope Shoulder guitars with an extended scale length and vintage styling. Recording King says, "We've taken everything great about our slope shoulder guitars and added a bunch of new features that will please both modern players and vintage enthusiasts. Following the early mid-century 'Jumbo' to 'advanced Jumbo' change, we've extended ours to the full dreadnought scale of 25.4" for a little more punch and projection."

Recording King Introduces the RP-06 '0-Style' body with a Non-Vintage Price Tag

RP-06 GuitarHayward, CA -- Recording King introduces the RP-06, the world's most high-value 0-style guitar. From the same series and built with the same appointments as the best-selling RD-06, the RP-06 sports a solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides. The 12-fret neck joint and corresponding bridge positioning give the RP-06 the warm, mellow, full-bodied tone guitarists look for in a classic 12-fret model. With a 1-3/4" nut, the RP-06 is comfortable for either finger-picking or strumming. The vintage-style 0-style body is great for travel, stage or couch, and thanks to the 25.4" scale, still has the same volume and projection as a full size instrument.

Johnny and Sammy Butten Get a Second Chance for Permanent Residence

Johnny ButtenIn March of this year, award winning bluegrass banjoist Johnny Butten was informed that the United States wasn't going to renew his visa and that he would be forced to return to England. Many wrote letter in support of Johnny and his family to remain in America. He had an endorsement with Recording King, had built up a new band Telegraph Road and was active on the bluegrass circuit. That all came to an immediate halt. Today, there is good news. Johnny, Sammy and the family will get a new visa and can begin the permanent resident process again.

Johnny Butten and Recording King Renew Endorsements Again

Johnny ButtenOn June 15th, Johnny Butten became a second term endorsee for Recording King Banjos. The first term was for just 1 year where he joined fellow banjo player and Recording King endorsee Kenny Ingram. This time, Johnny and Recording King have agreed on a 3 year contract.

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