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Recording King Dirty Thirties Dreadnought Solid Top Satin Sunburst 

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The Dirty Thirties Dust Bowl-inspired Dreadnought is meant to sound great wherever the road takes you. With a solid top and old-style matte sunburst ...Read More

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A solid spruce top and period refinements make this vintage-style dreadnought a winner.

The Dirty Thirties Dust Bowl-inspired Dreadnought is meant to sound great wherever the road takes you. With a solid top and old-style matte sunburst finish, it sits at the perfect crossroads of classic sound, vintage style and exceptional value. Like the original Montgomery Ward mail order guitars in the first half of the century, the Dirty Thirties Dreadnought is the perfect companion for singer-songwriters, folk stylists or traveling troubadours.

All of the Dirty Thirties guitars start with a solid Spruce top and rosewood fretboard, with bone nut and saddle. Recording King finished each guitar with classic extra-large fretboard dots, aged ivoroid body binding, satin sunburst finish, vintage-inspired tuning keys and the historic Recording King headstock.

The Dirty Thirties Series packs excellent playability and historic vibe into an ultra-affordable package that makes vintage style accessible to even the most budget-conscious players. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Solid Spruce top
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Classic extra-large fretboard dots
  • Aged ivoroid body binding
  • Satin sunburst finish
  • Vintage-inspired tuning keys
  • Historic Recording King headstock.
  • Case sold separately

Get back to the future with this celebration of guitars gone by. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Dirty Thirties Dreadnought Solid Top

  • Model: RDH-05
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top Material: Solid Spruce
  • Back Material: White Wood
  • Side Material: White Wood
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Forward X-Bracing
  • Top Braces: Scalloped
  • Neck Material: Nato
  • Neck Profile: Contemporary "C"
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • # Of Frets Clear: 14
  • # Of Frets Total: 20
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: Recording King Decal
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style, Plastic Button
  • Body Binding: Ivory
  • Rosette: Classic Style
  • Top Purfling: None
  • Fretboard Inlays: Classic Extra-Large
  • Fretboard Binding: None
  • Bridge Material: Rosewood
  • Bridge Shape: Straight
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Bridge Pins & Endpin: Ivory Plastic
  • Pickguard: None
  • Finish: Satin Sunburst
  • Electronics: None
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Recording KingDirty Thirties Dreadnought Solid Top
 
4.0

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  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)

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    5.0

    Dirty 30s Dreadnaught guitar

    By mickey

    from phoenix,az

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Great Sound And Different
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Dreadnought Solid Top:

    fit & finish good
    intonation was spot-on right out of the box
    has that old Stella vibe but sounds more up to date
    tone is great for this price point
    tuners were really good on the one i got...stays in tune and tuners work!

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    3.0

    not great but for the price

    By just me and my guitar

    from michigan

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    Pros

    • Consistent

    Cons

    • Requires Constant Tuning

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Dreadnought Solid Top:

    the guitar came and was set up good,as far as intonation,and string hieght they were nice didnt have to adjust at all,the frets on the guitar are very rough on the edje's,thay caused a blister in no time playing,iv'e been playing a long time and wanted a guitar that i could take out to campfires and cookouts.you have to know that the price is right on this guitar,but plan on doing some fret dressing for sure,the neck is a bit larger than i like,i find myself having to adjust my hand around it to play,wich to me is strange because i own and play many brands and never had to do this before,the guitar is the worst for staying in tune,its a constant battle to keep it tuned while playing,2 differant brands of strings so far thinking they may be the problem,but i use them on my others and never had this problem,so i have to believe its the tuners,as for sound i wont comment on this because i own and play a rainsong and to me there is no comparison and should not be compared to a 2000$ guitar

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    It's cheap, that's what it is, no more.

    By Jack White

    from Southern Alabama

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Requires Constant Tuning

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Dreadnought Solid Top:

    I wasn't expecting much and this review is based on what it cost. It was on sale (price match) at the time.

    I would only recommend this guitar for a beginner. And even then I would hesitate. I compared it to one of my Epiphones that sold for the exact same price. The Epiphone EJ200 Artist beat the Recording King hands down.

    The Recording King had a few high frets that caused fret buzz (which will be remedied). Plus like most cheap guitars the frets needed polishing. My fret erasers came in handy for that. It's a simple job that any novice could do and makes all the difference in the world.

    It came with a few finish scratches. With the thin cardboard box RK sends them in, it's no wonder.

    It's the lightest weight guitar I've owned. A supposed "solid" wood top (very thin) will hopefully sound better with time.

    The tuners are so-so. The Epiphone I compared it to won hands down on that. Plus there were at least two loose tuner bushings(push-in type).

    The sound was just "okay". Again a bit thin sounding. Though it had decent projection.

    If no other problems come up within MF return period, I'm planning on keeping it.

    If the guitar were more expensive and came with all these problems it would no doubt be sent back. But it's relatively cheap - especially on sale. Which is the only way to buy it.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great buy!

    By casey

    from va

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Dreadnought Solid Top:

      the band i perform with was impressed with this guitar at practice but i thought id put it thru an acid test at an outdoor gig since i purchased it for times when i didnt want to take my highend guitars out in adverse conditions...two 45 minutes sets in 45 to 50 degree temps and besides having to tune at a capo shift she held up great...nice retro sound..freinds liked the finish on it..i was just going to keep it in a soft gig bag but am now ordering a hardcase ..its a great great buy for an extra guitar and im really impressed by the quality

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