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From solid top dreadnoughts to resonators, banjos and even lap steel guitars, playing one of Recording King's hand-assembled stringed instruments is like taking a time machine back to the golden age of musical craftsmanship. Starting in the 1930s, Recording King's instruments have a feel, look and sound that has earned them the respect of performers from around the world. Today, their legacy continues, and this catalog has more than enough stunning examples of their vintage All-American designs.
The second you pick up a Recording King instrument, you'll notice quickly that an incredible amount of effort went into its construction. Right down to the smallest component, Recording King's models are built to hold up through countless amounts of use, which is why so many top-recording musicians depend on the Recording King name. In fact, their ever-growing roster currently includes artists like Jason Turner, Lizzy Long, and Justin Townes Earle.
Recording King has a strong reputation for the playability and sound quality of their acoustic guitars, and the RD-316 dreadnought is a perfect example. Made from solid AAA Adirondack spruce and solid African mahogany, the RD-316 has a rich and clear tone, flawless intonation, and it stays in tune remarkably well. Now, if it's a lap steel guitar that you're after, then check out the RG-31. Featuring a single P-90 pickup and a string-through-body design, this lap steel guitar has powerful sustain, and the single volume and tone knobs give you total control over the sonic texture of the instrument. Whether you're a country plucker or a soulful bluesman, the RG-31 has a versatility that spans a wide range of genres.
As mentioned, Recording King also offers an impressive variety of banjos, and the Bluegrass Series RK-R20 Songster is a great beginning resonator model. With its mother-of-pearl peghead inlay and heart-shaped position markers, this banjo looks as sharp as it sounds, and its easy action makes for an enjoyable playing experience.
When you have a skill to share with an audience, you deserve to showcase your talents on an instrument that not only highlights your strongest traits as a performer, but allows you to hone your abilities in style. Of course, you'll have no problem making a name for yourself when you go with any one of Recording King's beautifully-crafted musical instruments.