Recording King RK-OT26-BR Madison Old Time 5-String Open Back Banjo, Whyte Laydie Tone Ring, Satin Brown

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Recording King RK-OT26 Madison Old Time Open Back Banjo with Whyte Laydie Tone Ring, Brown Satin

Recording King's all-new Madison Banjo with Whyte Laydie Tone Ring is the perfect throwback for today's old time players.

For old time, clawhammer or frailing, the new RK-OT26 delivers the sweet, percussive thump heard over decades of traditional music. More and more players of all kinds and all ages are feeling the pull to traditional old time or clawhammer banjo music. The stripped-down style highlights the close interplay between the banjo and voice.

The RK Madison OT26 is the perfect companion for old-time musicians, as the Whyte Laydie tone ring gives the banjo traditional tone with a percussive lilt that’s the perfect accompaniment to the classic singing style. The traditional scalloped Whyte Laydie tone ring is prized for its warm but punchy tone, allowing each fundamental note to speak clearly without distracting overtones.

With a hand-rubbed satin finish, a maple neck with adjustable truss rod, and a true steam-bent maple rim, the Madison RK-OT26 is a vintage-style picking machine. Add features like a no-knot tailpiece and precise tension control from the 24-bracket tension hoop, and players have all the essentials for the classic old-time sound.

Recording King outfitted the OT26 with lots of traditional features, but made some changes where modern performance counts: the dual coordinator rods & truss rod, Remo FiberSkyn head, and Mastertone-style armrest all combine for an exceptional playing experience. Finish it off with RK's scooped fretboard for strumming and a steam-bent maple rim for woody, traditional open-back tone, and you have a pro-level banjo you can take anywhere.


  • Recording King Madison Old Time Banjo
  • Banjo Type: 5-String 
  • Body Style: Open Back
  • Rim: 2-Ply Steam Bent Maple
  • Head: Remo Fiberskyn Head, High Crown
  • Tone Ring: RK Whyte Laydie
  • Tension Hoop: 24 Bracket Notched; American Threaded Hooks and Nuts
  • Coordinator Rod(s): Dual
  • Neck: Maple with Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Fretboard: Scooped; Rosewood
  • Hardware: Nickel-Plated
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot
  • Bridge: Maple / Ebony; 5/8"
  • Nut: Bone; 1-1/4", Vintage-Style Plastic 5th String Nut
  • Fret Markers: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
  • Headstock Inlay: Star
  • Peghead: Recording King Madison
  • Tuners: Planetary
  • Scale Length: 26-1/8"
  • Armrest: Included
  • Color: Brown
  • Finish: Hand-rubbed Satin
  • UPC: 840246042514
  • MPN: RK-OT26-BR

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