Recording King has announced the latest model in their Artist series of banjos, designed to appeal to players looking for a banjo with professional quality features at a lower price than the major American builders.
The Artist Supreme features a figured maple neck and resonator, engraved gold-plated parts, and an extremely intricate mother-of-pearl vine pattern inlaid in the fingerboard. Like their other pro grade banjos, it is made with a 3 ply maple rim, Mastertone-style tone ring and one-piece flange, twin coordinator rods and a Presto-style tailpiece.
With a hard shell case and limited lifetime warranty, the Artist Supreme carries a retail price of $2,699.99. You can find a Recording King dealer near you on the RK web site.