Recording King - RA-998 Metal Body Mandolin - Rosewod Fingerboard, Nickel-Plated Bell Brass

Item # GTSRA998
| Mfg # RA998
| UPC # 840246024626
Our Price: $499.99
Retail: $667.99 | You Save: 25%
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The Recording King Metal Body Mandolin is one of the only mandolin resonators available today and the model with the most similar characteristics to the pre-war originals. This unique model has a nickel-plated bell brass body, 10" hand-spun Recording King cone and a beautiful pearloid headstock overlay. Includes a featherweight case.


  • Body: Nickel-Plated Bell Brass
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood Cone
  • Material: Hand Spun Aluminum
  • Cone: Recording King, 10"
  • Coverplate: Diamond
  • Headstock: Plated Recording King Logo
  • Headstock Overlay: Pearloid
  • Tailpiece: Bell Brass
  • Bridge: Hard Maple
  • Position Markers: M.O.P. dot
  • Tuners: Nickel-Plated
  • Nut, Width: 1-5/16"
  • Scale Length: 14-7/8"
  • Depth: 2.5"
  • Upper Bout: -
  • Lower Bout: 12.75"
  • Body Length: 13.75"
  • Total Length: 27.75"
  • Finish: Nickel-Plated Bell Brass Finish (RA-998) or Champagne Matte Finish (RA-998-M)

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