Recording King- Coordinator Rods

Categories
Audio Visual Collections > Banjo Construction Photograph Archive
Subject
Banjo Construction Photographic Collection
Musical instruments
Type
digital image
Coverage - Temporal
2016
Identifier
Recording King- Coordinator Rods5.jpg
Language
English
Publisher
Radford University. McConnell Library. Archives & Special Collections.
Description
This 2015 Recording King T36 has two metal rods that connect the banjo neck to the wooden rim called Coordinator Rods. These rods are used for stability as well as to adjust the neck angle. The top rod acts generally to help hold the neck in place and the bottom rod is used both to hold it in place and to adjust the neck angle. Here we see a very large bolt on the lower rod, much the same as in the Gibson banjos. Recording King is a brand of instrument currently owned by The Music Link Corporation and is located in Hayward California. The brand was originally a house brand of instruments made for the Montgomery Ward company.
Rights
Copyright is held by Radford University. If you would like to use the materials please contact the Archives & Special Collections at archives@radford.edu. The images are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Banjo Construction Photograph Collection, Appalachian Collection, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA). Any commercial use or unauthorized reproduction of these photographs, without the written permission of the copyright owner, is strictly prohibited. Please refer to the McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections website for more information.