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Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator Guitar

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Here it is, the singing pie-plate, the high-moanin' hubcap, the Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator guitar. Play it with finger picks or a flat pick,...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 12-15-2017

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Great-looking, great-playing resonator at a gentle price.

Here it is, the singing pie-plate, the high-moanin' hubcap, the Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator guitar. Play it with finger picks or a flat pick, use a slide bar (or CoricIdan bottle) or fret it. This inexpensive resonator delivers classic style and a vintage resonator tone that is perfect for old-school blues and slide players. The single 0 size resonator drips with vibe, from the f-holes and tailpiece to the classic sunburst matte finish.

Traditional resonator sound is delivered from a hand-spun 9.5 cone in a pedestal soundwell. Soundposts surround the circle of the soundwell and the cone vibrations are free to bounce within the full cavity of the body. The f-holes are placed to optimize bass and treble frequencies as they exit the body for the perfect dry, throaty resonator tone.

Whether you're a songwriter who wants vintage blues or slide sound, or a first-time player who wants something a little cooler, get traditional resonator tone in a road-worthy small body from the Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator single 0. Recording King's Dirty 30's Series gives players authentic vintage style with the reliability of modern design.


Order today and experience the authentic feel of an early 20th century resonator guitar.

SPECIFICATIONS
Model: RPH-R1-TS
Body shape: 0 style
Top material: spruce
Back material: white wood
Side material: white wood
Neck material: nato
Neck profile: contemporary "c"
Neck joint: dovetail
Fretboard material: rosewood
Scale length: 25.4"
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Recording KingDirty 30's Resonator Guitar
 
5.0

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  • Good tone (5)
  • Well built / quality (3)

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Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
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5.0

Cool vibe!

By ksgtrpkr

from Kansas

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acoustic blues, rock and country
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator Guitar:

    I've been nuts over resonators for forty years now and have added this one to my collection. It's really got a cool 40's Blues vibe to it, if you chose the right strings and pick choices. First of all it is a very basic biscuit type resonator so it needs medium to heavy gauge strings to drive the cone or it sounds thin and very tinny. I found Martin Retro series strings really make the old girl come alive and they look fantastic on here being Monel strings. Any Gauge of strings smaller the 12's though doesnt't drive the cone hard enough and you get very nasty tones on the top strings. The build quality and finish are impressive for this price range and the instrument is well made. The cone sounds cool, yet it is thin you can tell compared to higher quality resonators. All in all though this is a great addition, very fun to play and get inspired on. I bought a returned piece that made it even a better buy, but for the regular price at MF you can't go wrong and you can't play this without smiling! Great littler resonator for what it is!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Love This Guitar!

    By Doc Stormcrow

    from Tin Pan Alley, USA

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    Pros

    • Amazing Price
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Set Up Skill Required

    Best Uses

    • Bluegrass
    • Blues
    • Concerts

    Comments about Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator Guitar:

    First off, The Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator Guitar is NOT ready to play out of the box. The frets need a good level/crown/polish (but there is plenty of material to work with.), and the nut needs a final shaping and re-seating. The action was lower than I like (I prefer 1/8" @ the 12th fret), so I added a .1" thick cedar disc cut from the bottom of a cigar box to the bottom of the biscuit. Perfect. The other options were to find a thicker biscuit bridge, or shim up the bottom of the sound well. My method was faster, cheaper and effective. (I have no idea how much it would cost to hire out the setup, so if you don't feel comfortable doing the work, definitely look into that before buying.)

    One day's work, and a set of Martin Retro 13-56 "Tony Rice" netted me an amazing sounding, and playing instrument for Blues and/or Bluegrass at an incomparable price point. I love it as much as my vintage Gibsons. No joke.

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Going to buy the all metal one soon.

    By Mwi

    from Grand island,fl.

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator Guitar:

        Great instrument for the price.

         
        5.0

        Awesome for the price!

        By SWAMPFOOT

        from Ohio

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator Guitar:

          Got this as a level 3 scratch & dent item. When it arrived it had very few small blemishes. It was way better than I thought. Playability was perfect out of the box.

           
          5.0

          5 star reviews, I had to buy one to see what's the fuss.

          By Ed

          from So. Western NY

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          Pros

          • Good Looks !
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • I'm a folk singer, It's great for solo gigs.

            Comments about Recording King Dirty 30's Resonator Guitar:

            Needs a little set up. But what new ax doesn't? It has a great look, real good tone and a great price. Built like a tank, but light weight.

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