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Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar

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A vintage O-style body that's great for travel, stage or couch, yet has the volume and projection of a full-size instrument.

From the same series and built with the same appointments as the best-selling RD-06, the Recording King RP-06 benefits from the combination of a solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides. The 12-fret neck joint and corresponding bridge positioning give the RP-06 the warm, mellow, full-bodied tone guitarists look for in a classic 12-fret guitar. With a 1-3/4" nut, the RP-06 is comfortable for either fingerpicking or strumming.

The vintage O-style body is great for travel, stage or couch, and thanks to the 25.4" scale, still has the volume and projection of a full size instrument. The simple, unadorned headstock and the tortoise body binding are integral characteristics of Recording King Classic Series guitars and built by the same experienced artisans who craft their more expensive models.

No matter what your playing style, this RP-06 has features to impress both advanced and recreational players and can even fit in an airline compartment. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • 12-Fret O design
  • Mahogany body wood
  • Solid spruce top
  • Dovetail neck joint
  • Mahogany neck wood
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • C neck shape
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Open geared butterbean tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Poly finish
  • Case sold separately

Enjoy vintage style that won't cramp your style or wallet. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 25.4" scale length
  • 20 frets
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • 16" fretboard radius
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Recording KingClassic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Good audio (12)
  • Stays in tune (11)

Cons

  • Requires constant tuning (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Recording (6)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just the ticket...

I just can't put this little darling down! I have other guitars that cost much more, and sound better. I like super jumbos and dreadnaughts, but I wanted a travel guitar. There's...Read complete review

I just can't put this little darling down! I have other guitars that cost much more, and sound better. I like super jumbos and dreadnaughts, but I wanted a travel guitar. There's something about these slot head parlor guitars that has always intrigued me. The neck is very comfortable, although I would prefer more of a radius on the fingerboard. The sound is better than it should be for a small, cheap guitar from China. I believe the long scale length helps in this case. The bass is on the weak side, but then again, its not an SJ-200 Gibson or a D-35 Martin. The guitar fits in a 3/4 size gig bag, and makes it easy to take anywhere. I looked into the various "baby guitars" and the Martin backpacker, but this one sounds more like a big guitar. I don't plan to trade it off anytime in the near future...
I can't rate it too high in this department, because it is a no-frills parlor guitar. It boasts a bone saddle and nut which is always desirable, but there are many different levels of quality with bone. Fretboard position markers would have been nice. But the slotted headstock, wide nut, chunky neck, long scale lenth, 12 frets, and body binding close the deal for me.
This one is a mixed bag. The intonation on mine is scary good! Better than on my custom shop Gibson. But the truss rod access hole looks pretty rough, and there is staining on the edge of the soundboard from the body binding installation. At first I thought it was chipped spruce. The tuners are sloppy, but they work and stay in tune. The fretwork is not bad. All in all, what I would expect from a guitar in this price range. I have had Epiphones look both better and worse.
This little O-style guitar is unchallenged in it's own category for value. But you can get cheaper imported acoustics if you just want something to play.

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Nothing Special

I've tried numerous 0 size and parlor guitars in this price range. None of them are great. With that caveat, this one is among the better of the lot. It's still boxy and...Read complete review

I've tried numerous 0 size and parlor guitars in this price range. None of them are great. With that caveat, this one is among the better of the lot. It's still boxy and dull. The tuners are close to worthless. Plan on doing lots of retuning or dropping half a rock on new tuners. The intonation is pretty good. The pyramid bridge is not well defined. It's as close to a mound as it is to a pyramid.

This guitar probably works best for blues with its tradition of inexpensive guitars. If you're new to guitars you'll probably be OK with the RP-06. If you've been playing a while and have a few nice ones, you probably already know what you're getting here.

I own this guitar. My other guitars include Martin 00-15, 00-18v, OM-28v, D-18vs, Taylor GC7 and some others. Let no one persuade you that it sounds as good as a Martin. It doesn't. But it is about as good a parlor as you can get in this price range. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a small, comfortable beater as a camping blues box.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just the ticket...

By Jimmy J

from Way up North

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Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

I just can't put this little darling down! I have other guitars that cost much more, and sound better. I like super jumbos and dreadnaughts, but I wanted a travel guitar. There's something about these slot head parlor guitars that has always intrigued me. The neck is very comfortable, although I would prefer more of a radius on the fingerboard. The sound is better than it should be for a small, cheap guitar from China. I believe the long scale length helps in this case. The bass is on the weak side, but then again, its not an SJ-200 Gibson or a D-35 Martin. The guitar fits in a 3/4 size gig bag, and makes it easy to take anywhere. I looked into the various "baby guitars" and the Martin backpacker, but this one sounds more like a big guitar. I don't plan to trade it off anytime in the near future...
I can't rate it too high in this department, because it is a no-frills parlor guitar. It boasts a bone saddle and nut which is always desirable, but there are many different levels of quality with bone. Fretboard position markers would have been nice. But the slotted headstock, wide nut, chunky neck, long scale lenth, 12 frets, and body binding close the deal for me.
This one is a mixed bag. The intonation on mine is scary good! Better than on my custom shop Gibson. But the truss rod access hole looks pretty rough, and there is staining on the edge of the soundboard from the body binding installation. At first I thought it was chipped spruce. The tuners are sloppy, but they work and stay in tune. The fretwork is not bad. All in all, what I would expect from a guitar in this price range. I have had Epiphones look both better and worse.
This little O-style guitar is unchallenged in it's own category for value. But you can get cheaper imported acoustics if you just want something to play.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nothing Special

By Johnson Fan

from Western NY

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Requires Constant Tuning

    Best Uses

      Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

      I've tried numerous 0 size and parlor guitars in this price range. None of them are great. With that caveat, this one is among the better of the lot. It's still boxy and dull. The tuners are close to worthless. Plan on doing lots of retuning or dropping half a rock on new tuners. The intonation is pretty good. The pyramid bridge is not well defined. It's as close to a mound as it is to a pyramid.

      This guitar probably works best for blues with its tradition of inexpensive guitars. If you're new to guitars you'll probably be OK with the RP-06. If you've been playing a while and have a few nice ones, you probably already know what you're getting here.

      I own this guitar. My other guitars include Martin 00-15, 00-18v, OM-28v, D-18vs, Taylor GC7 and some others. Let no one persuade you that it sounds as good as a Martin. It doesn't. But it is about as good a parlor as you can get in this price range. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a small, comfortable beater as a camping blues box.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar, For the $$$ unbeatable

      By grickie

      from Georgia

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      Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

      I have been searching for on and off for years to get a 12 fret O or OO. I had pretty much decided to go far a used Martin or get a one made expecting to shell out big bucks. On a whim I ordered this as the price was too low not to try it. Thought I would get it and send it back it get one of the upscale models BUT I was blown away. Just what I was looking for. If there is an issue it's that the bass isn't as strong as an OM but it has been getting better everytime I play it. I think at some point it will get to where I like it.
      It was very hard to find an affordable true O size guitar, until Recording King came along. I have a thing for clean lines, quality builds and 12 frets. I have come across guitars at this spec! This guitar gets high marks for being true to its origins and avoiding the bling that seems to tempt builders in the lower price points.
      It looked great to me, took it to my tech and he was shocked at the quality , both build and sound. Even A/B'd against other guitars at much higher prices it came out on top. Great but at this price point unbelieveable. Others have had issues with the tuning keys on other guitars made by Recording King at the entry level but I have found they work as tuning keys should. I have had no issues.
      There is not a better acoustic buy in the market at this time when the cost is taken in cosideration. If you are looking for a 12 fret, full scale, O size guitar, this is the buy of a lifetime.

      (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Guitar buy of the century! (so far)

      By Parlor Strummenpik

      from USA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

        After much research, I decided there just isn't a better parlor guitar out there for such a low price. Price aside, it's a fantastic guitar! Beautiful gloss finish, action was great right out of the box too. These are built to last a lifetime, even with mediums. It's truly amazing that one can get a vintage style parlor guitar that is so well made and has such huge tone for a little box for under $300! It looks just like the pics. If you want a parlor guitar and aren't a touring professional, be smart and get one! The tone and playability will stun you!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Low Cost Ax!

        By Ltcmshawn

        from Elma, NY

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Hurts fingertips to play

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

        Intonation is excellent, tuning keys work great despite what others have suggested.

        Looks exactly like Musicians Friend Photos. Mine has some finish issues,but I have found overall, this is a great guitar for the $500 range(especially since it's priced at less than $300).

        Also, I own the new Alvarez Artist Parlor (AP70) and this compares very closely. The Alvarez is Rosewood and has a 24.2" scale length which gives it a more defined tone. The RP06 seems like it has the potential to be bassier and louder than the AP once it opens up.

        Both are great buys for under $500 bucks and I know (I am very particular about tone). I have owned almost everything out there including Gibson, Taylor, Alvarez, and Martin.

        These are nice parlors. Forget the low cost aspect; the RP06 is a very musical instrument and satisfying to play.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        12 fret surprise

        By john ditto

        from Northern California

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        Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

        No other parlor at this price can compete with the clear sound of the RP-06. It is not a custom made $3000. guitar, it is a remarkable underpriced work of art.
        Nice and unadorned. Beautiful construction and finish. Solid in all respects.
        Truly remarkable quality for this low price. Only three slight complaints from my perspective- the neck is unusually chunky at the nut, the frets are set a tad high, and the bass is a bit "plunky". All in all a fine piece of workmanship.
        No question that for the price this parlor guitar is a no brainer. Did a side by side test with like priced parlors and the RP-06 put them away with its "fat" sound.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        0 Size, Recording King Parlor Guitar 12 Fret, Tortise binding, solid spruce top, slotted headstock.

        By Arkansas Boy

        from Next to Oklahoma

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        Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

        Very pleased with this little guitar. Recording King's rendition of an old Martin 0 Size Parlor Guitar. Good Job Recording King. Solid Spruce top and the 12 Fret neck, couple with the nice rosewood fretboard and pyramid bridge. Came with D'Adarrio PB lights, no pickguard, it's a fingerstyle guitar. Sound is good, as the 12 frets clear of the body moves the bridge back to the "sweet spot" for sound these old guitars are known for. Laminated sides and back of course attribute to a cost cutting measure no problem there. A scan of the interior shows nice brace work guaze patch on the x as one would expect. White tail pin and bridge pins with black dots. Finish is a nice polished high gloss, a bit thicker than I like, but well done. I love the tortise binding. The nut and saddle could be bone, b string compensated, but it could be a plastic from the Ming Dynasty. Grin. Great job to all our unknown luthier friends in Asia. Great job Musician's Friend for making this available to the masses, a sweet little guitar for sure. Only negative I have to share is the C neck gets a bit thick toward the neck, otherwise it's great. My first real 12 fret, so it's taking some getting used to, but a solid performer. This particular guitar had a tiny buzz at the third fret, treble E, fine sandpaper sanding block took care of that, with just a few swipes. 8/10 from me in this price range.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        If you buy out of the box

        By JD

        from Lovingston VA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Well Built And Finished

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues
        • Writing And Recording

        Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

        When you look for a guitar to be close to those the old bluesmen played, remember that they mostly played dime store boxes. With a little set up knowledge and the right strings, this guitar fits the bill perfectly.It is better than a dime store box by far. These O size guitars are not intended for the heavy string bangers. I have played blues and eclitic styles for over 40 years and I gave up the flat pick long ago. Bare finger style and premier strings of the correct gage for this instrument will bring out the nuances hidden within. If you want to be loud, install a pickup. Just remember. Loud ain't better. Bottom line: if you buy "out of the box" better learn proper setup.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Value

        By Loxfordoldboy

        from Sydney, NSW, Australia

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

          Very nice instrument for a modest outlay.

          Couple of minor cosmetic blemishes on the top.
          Although the top finish is quite thin there is
          some variability around the fboard/body join.

          Nice chunky neck, action may be too high for some.
          I fingerpick blues and ragtime and seems ideal for
          that. Tone is good, very loud for such a small guitar.
          Not so great with a slide, but there you go.

          Thanks Recording King and Musician's Friend

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Makes Me a Better Guitar Player

          Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

          This guitar is making me a better guitar player. How is that you ask? I'll tell you:

          1. Its easy to play. Mine came setup great right out of the box! The neck is rather chunky, the specs say 1.75" and a "C" type shape, but at first, I thought it was too thick and thought of returning it. I'm used to playing a "Little" Martin with a much smaller neck width and shape. But after I played it for a while, I found that it was actually EASIER to bar chords up the neck and in fact, any where on the neck. It was just easier to chord. I have no idea why this is, but it was just so much easier to play than my "Little" Martin.
          2. The SOUND! Wow, this little puppy sings! Notes just go on forever. Seriously for a $250 guitar? Good grief, I don't know how they do it, but this one's a keeper for sure.
          3. This guitar has SOUL! I know this is probably ridiculous, but its inspiring just to look at it. It has that old vintage charm. I recently saw a great movie called "The Artist". Its a modern day tribute to the black and white silent movies of the 20's, early 30's. Great movie! And that's what this guitar is! A modern day tribute to a great guitar of early 20th century America!
          Actually, the lack of features is probably what helps to make this a great guitar. They only put into the necessary components to make a great sounding and playing guitar. Nothing more, nothing less.
          Very, very good quality. I was actually shocked at how well this thing was put together for the price of this guitar. Nice smooth frets, inside bracing looks clean, nut and saddle done impeccably, glossy finish applied well. The tuners are fine, haven't had any issues with it not keeping tune, etc.
          Seriously, this has to be a 10 out of 10 value! I simply could not believe it after pulling it out of the box and pulling the white plastic bag off and the little paper around the strings, complete with the guy's initials who inspected it. These Chinese luthiers have really gotten good. They should be proud of their work.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Recording King RP-06

          By Andrew Miller

          from Los Angeles

          Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

          Great little acoustic for travel, couch playing, or even studio work. Surprisingly good and versatile.
          I did A LOT of research before buying this guitar. I have previoulsy owned all the "usual suspects" from other guitar makers who produce this size of model -- for travel, parlor style, etc. NONE of the others come close to this guitar.

          The slotted headstock looks really cool, but it is a pain to change strings with, due to the tight working area inside the slots. That was no surprise to me, but something to be considered.

          The tortoiseshell binding looks really nice, as does all the wood on the guitar. It doesn't feel cheap like many other guitars in this price range.

          Neck contour is a pretty fat C and also pretty wide. It's very comfortable, but took some getting used to.
          My biggest concern was the thickness of the poly finish. However, it is quite thin. I carefully checked the tell-tale areas -- like where the neck meets the body, the fingerboard meets the top, and just inside the soundhole -- no slop at all. Really a sold finish job.

          The action needed to come down significantly in the upper frets on my model. This was accomplished with a careful sanding of the nut. This was easily accomplished. Now this guitar plays like buttah.
          Can't beat it in this price range. Price aside, I would still think it's a good guitar.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little guitar

          By Tux Ritter

          from BAltimore

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

            I had bought one of these about couple of yeara ago. ste this ould Gave it to my son. I was looking for a road guitar for camping and just a fooling around insterment. Walked into a shop and there it was. And at a price I could not resist. I think it was a factory second but I could find no flaw. Got it home and found a few differences from the one from before. Wider neck. Better sound. I could set this up for performing with alittle work. I really like this little guitar. Had a parlor from a top brand and at about 7 times the price. This one works better

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Recording King RP-06

            By oldman54

            from Oxford, Alabama

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            Pros

            • Beautiful Tuners
            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good String Spacing
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • Needs A Hardshell Case

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

            Of my three small body acoustic guitars, this is by far the nicest. I have been studying fingerpicking and the string spacing is more than wide enough to accomodate my fingers. The finish is very nice on my guitar although there were 2 splashes that have rubbed off, one on the neck and one on the upper bout above the fretboard. I see folks complaining about the tuners, but of all my acoustics, this has the best gears and the buttons are substantial. I have no issues keeping this guitar tuned, especially considering I'm pulling the strings out of tune with my fingertips. The tone is surprisingly bright and easily keeps up with much larger acoustics. The one thing it needs is a hardshell case. I would love to buy a high priced parlor but I can't justify it, so, this instrument is the one I use the most.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Unplayable

            By Finger picker

            from Virginia

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            Pros

            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • High Action Fret Buzz
            • Requires Constant Tuning

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

            Instrument arrived with severe fret buzz and high action along the length of the neck.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            RP-06 Great Deal

            By SteveM

            from Vermont

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                This guitar is a steal for the money. At this price it raises a question: is the Martin single O really worth 11 times the money and sound 11 times better than the RP-06? The answer is NO. Many guitar players are brand obsessed and try to justify the price of high end guitars.

                If you can get this guitar without blems it is worth its weight in gold.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Updated review

                By Parlor Strummenpik

                from USA

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                  After owning this for just over a year, I can say that it is the best small bodied guitar for the money. Period.
                  Right out of the box it came set up with nice action. The finish is beautiful.
                  Keep in mind that it is a '0' size guitar, and has that delta bluesy sound that I love.
                  Easy to play on the couch, or anywhere you want to take it.
                  If this is your price point, get it! You will NOT be disappointed.
                  I'm not sure why other reviews whine about the tuners... they are fine open-geared tuners... never had a problem.
                  I personally LOVE the slotted headstock, and just a simple youtube search reveals many how-to's on how to properly string a slotted head guitar. It isn't hard... my 12 year old changes his own strings on it.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice instrument for the money.

                  By OldOldBeginner

                  from western Pennsylvania

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                      I own a solid-top, laminate back and sides Martin DM dreadnought and an all-laminate Talisman acoustic-electric. The Recording King sounds WAY better than the Talisman, but not quite as rich as the Martin, especially in the low end.
                      I like the smaller sized body of the O-style, as I have a shoulder issue that makes the dreadnought uncomfortable. The neck - a modified "C" shape - is markedly thicker than the low-oval profile of the Martin.
                      I play fingerstyle and like the neck width. Not too wide, not cramped. However, the action seems a bit low - compared to the Martin at least. The Talisman is definitely higher than either. I also noted that the G string ALWAYS slips a bit when tuning.
                      I've only had it for about a week, but really enjoy playing. It's not so loud as the Martin, but I've been picking it up several times a day - because it's small and easy to handle.
                      It's a solid-top guitar at a great price. It sounds good, handles well, and - if you like simple - looks nice. I'm extremely happy.
                      One note - the thick neck makes the choice of case important. I bought the Silver Creek Classical hard case and it's a close fit.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Phenomenal Small-Body Guitar

                      By Mark

                      from Florida

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                        This is an excellent small-body guitar. It is hard to describe just how much fun this single 0 is to play. No problems with the finish, setup, or tuners. The neck is a little thick, but I got used to that pretty quickly. Now I love the chunkier feel. It is perfect for laid back playing on the couch or in the bedroom. You will not regret picking one up.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Great looks not so great sound

                        By Tux Ritter

                        from BAltimore

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Requires Constant Tuning

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                          I had to travel and had nothing to fit the travel criteria. I had owned a RK before and liked it. So concidering the price and the reviews we the hook. I had the guitar sent to my friends house so it would be there when I got there.
                          Its a great looking guitar and it played well. The sound was marginal at best. I understand the size issue but it did not feel as good as I expected but not bad. I am a big fan of the slot head so that was not an issue. Great looks. great construction but not a great sound. So ended up giving it away to my son who wants to start playing. Sorry RK but this did not turn me on as I expected.

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                          4.0

                          loud in little package.

                          By macanas

                          from Empalme Sonora México.

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                          Pros

                          • Beatifull finish
                          • Consistent
                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Rich Sound

                          Cons

                          • Slopy tunes

                          Best Uses

                          • For all i used my guitar
                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret O-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                          I am impressed for the sound of this little guitar, i love the fell of the neck, is the perfect size for me. If i play gentle the guitar sound melow, if i strum hard the guitar scream like a dreadnought, i observe with the mirror inside and everything is good, the only job i did is; lower the nut and the saddle,i strongly recomend this guitar, thinking in the price.

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