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Solid spruce top with a comfortable mahogany body and a slightly wider neck.
The Classic Series 12-Fret OOO has all of the quality detailing found on the RD-06, but is built from the same template as Recording King's 12-Fret Century Studio Series Guitars. With a wide, comfortable neck and warm, even projection, this guitar offers left-handed players something unique yet affordable.
The OOO is a small-bodied guitar that is a classic choice of fingerstyle players because it has excellent balance and tonal response. These guitars have a surprisingly powerful sound, which makes them popular as both fingerstyle and flatpicking guitars. This body shape is also a good choice for recording, as the combination of balanced tone and projection sound great in front of a microphone. Because of the OOO's smaller size and narrower depth than a traditional dreadnought, it has earned a reputation as a very comfortable guitar to play. Case sold separately.
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Comments about Recording King Classic Series 12 Fret OOO Solid Top Acoustic Left-Handed Guitar:
Recording King sure has a winner with this guitar. I have the lefthand model and play twice a day. I also have a La Patrie classical nylon string, and steel stringed Larrivee, Martin OM1, and Taylor GS Mini. They all are great but I wanted a simple, carefree and inexpensive finger picker to doodle around with. I wasn't expecting much but this Recording King has become my hands down favorite!!
Out of the box reaction was - WOW, this baby is really nice! Fit and finish are excellent. The spruce top is well matched and looks great paired with the dark mahogany sides and back. The body binding is well fitted and the tortoise shell look adds an elegant touch. The action out of the box was quite good. The nut width (1 & 13/16) is perfect for finger picking and feels much better than a 2 inch nut found on classical guitars or the 1 & 11/16 nut on most steel stringers. I do plan to adjust the saddle to lower it a bit more to suit my playing taste. Fret and neck feel is excellent. I've read in some other reviews that some folks hate the tuning machines on this guitar. I do not share that opinion. The open geared butterbean tuners work great. After a few weeks of daily play I find they stay in tune and the silver finish really sets off the dark mahogany.
The only things missing on this guitar was a strap pin on the neck and a tortoise pickguard to match the tortoise shell body binding. I added both to my guitar and as far as I am concerned it is now perfect. The full size scale (25.4) in a 12 fret 000 body size is very comfortable to hold and play. Its body is also a bit thinner than a typical dreadnought. But tone and sustain are excellent. Highs are not shrill, mids are clean and lows are full but not boomy. Its very mellow but full if that makes any sense. It is a joy to hold and play. In short - this is a well made and well finished guitar regardless of price point. My other guitars are mostly case-bound now!
At its price point it has pretty much everything one could want: a spruce top, mahogany body, body binding, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, adjustable mahogany neck with slotted headstock fitted with open geared tuners.
Fit and finish are excellent. The spruce top is well matched and looks great paired with the dark mahogany sides and back. The body binding is well fitted and the tortoise shell look adds an elegant touch. The action out of the box was quite good.
Value is absolutely fantastic! Look, fit, finish and sound all combine to produce a playing experience that I did not think was possible in a guitar at this price point. I recommend buying a good case because this is a guitar you are going to keep for a long time.