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Recording King Dirty 30's 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar 

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Recording King's Dirty 30's 12-string dreadnought combines the classic jangle-y chorus of a 12-string with style right out of a 1930's mail-order cat...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 05-12-2017

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Throwback style and tone at an old school price.

Recording King's Dirty 30's 12-string dreadnought combines the classic jangle-y chorus of a 12-string with style right out of a 1930's mail-order catalog, perfect for players who want to add a cool, easy-to-play 12-string to the collection.

The foundation of classic 12-string tone comes from the solid spruce top. A bone nut and saddle help the strings resonate freely and insure tuning stability. The comfortable 25.4 scale is comfortable and familiar to most acoustic players. Like all Dirty 30's guitars, the 12-string has an authentic vintage-style matte sunburst finish.

Whether you're a songwriter who wants to add texture to your writing, or a rhythm player looking for something cool that plays like an old friend, get vibrant 12-string tone from the Recording King Dirty 30's 12-string. Recording King's Dirty 30's Series gives players authentic vintage style with the reliability of modern design.

  • Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back & sides: White Wood
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Matte
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Contemporary C
  • Nut width: 1.725" (43.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-Style, plastic button
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 12-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: China

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Recording KingDirty 30's 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great 12 for the price

By Mr.Mew

from Omaha Ne.

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


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Recording King Dirty 30's 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I had sold all my high end 12 strings due to life circumstances,but realized I needed a 12 string acoustic around at least. I bought this very cheaply priced 12 string thinking there was no way it would be good enough(12 strings can be difficult),but I took a chance. What a great guitar. Plays in tune up the neck,holds tune,sounds nice,fun to play. Maybe another set of strings will make it sound even better,I'll find out later,but I could have spent hundreds more and not done better. The only thing that would improve it(and that is true of any guitar with these kind of tuners)is to buy high end tuning keys. But I love playing it and even the finish has a nice feel to it. If you want an acoustic 12 string that doesn't cost a lot you can't go wrong here.



    By scott

    from georgia

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    Comments about Recording King Dirty 30's 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    great 12 string i enjoy playing it

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Definitely cheap

    By Mike

    from New York, NY

    About Me Professional Musician


    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune


    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Fun

    Comments about Recording King Dirty 30's 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought this because I have always been interested in Recording King stuff. On the back of the guitar, by the bottom, there's a small "seam" (like an incision which has been glued) which I'm guessing this is part of the construction, though I don't really know. I.e. this isn't a "solid top" so that had to glue it up to finish the construction. I've mistakenly bought vintage stuff with way worse patchwork, so I'm fine with it, but that's just me. Other people would flip out at this, probably. I don't care, I like being someone who owns this guitar, it feels like I am unique for having one. So the "seam" or "incision" is not a deal-breaker for me, but most reviews here are very particular about stuff being "perfect" in construction and intonation upon arrival. I've actually always been delivered well-intonated guitars from MF, for what it's worth.

    This thing isn't made to be high end, it kind of looks like something you could put together yourself in your upstate garage with some wood glue and clamps. People drop more money on a Friday night bar tab that the price of this axe, which is worth mentioning. It stays in tune very well (could play 5-6 songs in a row and it's still in perfect tuning), and it's really fun to play. It has it's own personality which I enjoy in a guitar, moreso than the technical precision, necessarily. I love playing music and guitars so much that I always want to buy more copies of guitars and because this is so cheap, I might get another... just to have it around. I dunno. Just some impulse I always have. Plus it's light!

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