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Dirty Thirties Series

The Dirty Thirties Series sits at the perfect crossroads of classic sound and historic design. Like the original Montgomery Ward mail order instruments from the first half of the century, Dirty Thirties guitars and banjos are the ideal companion for singer-songwriters, folk stylists or traveling troubadours.

Dirty Thirties Open Back Banjo

The Recording King Dirty Thirties Open Back Banjo packs excellent playability and historic vibe into a retro-infused package that makes vintage style and traditional banjo sound accessible to every player. With a great looking satin finish, maple neck and Remo Recording King banjo head, the Dirty Thirties Open Back Banjo has a classic banjo tone and is light enough to take on the road with ease.

Recording King Banjos

Recording King banjos are built from genuine pre-war replica parts. The Madison Series offers players professional sound in a low key package and our handcrafted USA Series sets a new standard for American made banjos.

About Recording King

Beginning as a house brand in the 1930’s for Montgomery Ward, Recording King acoustic guitars and banjos were developed during the Golden Age of musical craftsmanship, a period that resulted in some of the most well-respected and sought-after fretted acoustic instruments available. Building on this piece of American history, our Recording King instruments uphold the name’s historic legacy using vintage designs and hand-assembled parts. Our instruments have the look, feel and sound of the classic models with impeccable workmanship and enhancements for contemporary players. All Recording King models are made for the long-term – you can hand a Recording King instrument down from generation to generation. This is what we strive for in each handmade model.

Specifications
  • Multi-Ply Rim
  • Adjustable Coordinator Rod
  • Maple Neck with Adjustable 2-Way Truss Rod
  • REMO Recording King Head
  • Presto Tailpiece
  • Maple/Ebony Bridge
  • 16 Brackets
  • Ivory Tuning Key Buttons
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Inlaid Dot Fretboard Markers
  • Satin Finish

Product Features

  • Multi-Ply Rim
  • Adjustable Coordinator Rod
  • Maple Neck with Adjustable 2-Way Truss Rod
  • REMO Recording King Head
  • Presto Tailpiece