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Overview

  • Solid Spruce top
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bone nut and saddle
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    $266.99
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    - $67.00
  • Your Price:
    $19999

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

The Dirty Thirties Dust Bowl-inspired Single O 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 Single O is the perfect companion for singer-songwriters, folk stylists or traveling troubadours.

All of Recording King's Dirty Thirties guitars start with a solid Spruce top and rosewood fretboard, with bone nut and saddle. They’ve 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
  • 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.

 

Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O Specifications:

  • Model: Rph-05
  • Body Shape: O
  • 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: 12
  • # 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 Solid Top Single O
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Stays in tune (9)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (8)
    • Jamming (7)
    • Recording (7)
    • Small venues (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Perfection

    By Seth McArdle

    from South Georgia, USA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Looks great
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

      This is a workhorse of a guitar. The size is perfect and the finish is almost impossible to blemish. Also, do not be fooled by the small body. This thing is loud. The first five frets are the sweet spots on this guitar, but it is possible to go up the neck with little effort. The harmonic response is also sweet.

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      4.0

      Good Value

      By surflad

      from the sea is my home

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            Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

            Needed an inexpensive travel guitar. Wanted enough tone to do open mics in less than ideal conditions and venues. Have owned other parlor/travel guitars. Big Baby, small baby, fender, takamini, etc. For the money the RK DT-0 hit the bullseye. Comfortable straight neck, adequate sound, spot-on intonation, acceptable fit and finish. Lowered the action and changed strings to 11 set. Very pleased with the playability and not concerned about losing it to the airlines or the elements.

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            4.0

            Nice Guitar LOOKS GOOD

            By ErieMatt

            from Erie, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

              I love this little guitar. I keep it tuned down a couple of steps to achieve the sound I like. The guitar looks and feels great. The screws attaching the tuners and the truss rod cover could have been tightened a little more, but that was an easy fix. For the price and sound, worth every penny. It's the perfect songwriting companion.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Pleasant surprise....

              By John in Santa Cruz

              from Santa Cruz, CA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

                Straight neck, decent build quality; three of the bridge pins were too loose, so I replaced them with some other plastic ones I had lying around, not sure what those are from. I put 10's on it in place of the stock 12's but will probably settle for 11's.
                Bone saddle had a 1/32" or so shim under it that I removed; I may still lower the saddle a bit more. Great intonation on this guitar, really close.

                Nice enough sound, bass was better than I hoped. Nice guitar for messing around, great price.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great deal!

                By WillPayne

                from Lafayette, LA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

                  I have been wanting a 0 guitar for quite some time. I went to several music stores looking at Loars, Gibsons, Larivees, Martins, Blueridge, and more. Now, to be fair, a guitar of this price won't compare fairly to a Gibson or Martin, yet, this guitar still holds its own just fine. Now Loars are also made in China and make a more fair comparison. I played Loars at three times the price and half the value. All 3 guitars in the Dirty Thirties series are a fantastic simple value. If you want something that sounds great, feels great and doesn't break your wallet, this is the guitar that has the best bang for your buck. If you have the money to spend on a Gibson or a Martin, then this definitely won't compare. But, for my budget, this works perfect and makes me excited about playing more acoustic. Another guy complained about buzz. The 0's tend to have a break up which blues players dig. I'm not sure if that's what he's talking about. But I had absolutely no fret buzz. The set up in unbelievable for a cheap Chinese guitar. and by cheap I mean price, not quality.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Big sound out of a Parlor guitar

                  By Crow

                  from New England

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Sounds And Looks Great
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                  • Can't Stop Once You Start

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Sing-a- Longs
                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

                  I was using a 3/4 size guitar to put next to my TV-chair, and play chords, and scales during the commercials. Now I keep the Recording King next to my chair. I can't believe the powerful sound coming from this parlor guitar. After playing this acoustic guitar, I'll buy acoustics with solid wood construction. That's the way to go all wood, and this guitar is a great way to get started!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great "Old Time" Sounding Guitar

                  By Nick-Q8Wc2

                  from Los Angeles

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Action Is A Bit High

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

                  I was looking for a "cowboy guitar" and this is it. It's very well made and has that small intimate tone. Great for fingerpicking or strumming. They (nicely) put a few balsa shims under the bridge but even after removing, the action is a bit high when you play up high. Totally fine for 5th fret and below. It's well worth the money. It comes without a case. I bought a classical guitar case. Not an exact fit but it'll do.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great value, quality instrument

                  By Dave

                  from PA

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Rich Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

                      For the price, this is hard to beat. I keep mine as my office guitar, where I would be afraid to leave a more expensive instrument, but this one has become one of my favorites to play. I'm 6'2" but love the small size of the body. the neck has a very nice larger feel to it, despite its overall smaller size. Very nice to play out of the box, even better with minimal adjustments. If you play slide, its great. I prefer fingerpicking, so I lowered the action slightly and its a joy to play. Not great sound, but certainly not disappointing either. Highly recommend for a practice or office guitar.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      good sound, small package, little cost

                      By ErieMatt

                      from Erie, PA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

                        Just got my Dirty Thirties, single O from the UPS man yesterday afternoon. Unpacked it, tuned it and noticed that the action was very low. When playing lightly it sounds great, if I hit it a little harder I get some buzzes. I plan on having it setup professionally to eliminate the buzz issue since I tend to play heavy sometimes. The tone is very balanced and surprisingly loud for such a small bodied guitar. The finish looks nice. I might add a pick guard for a little add protection and to change up the look a little. There are some slight imperfections but nothing I can't deal with, after all, at this low of a cost, I can't expect perfection. The truss rod cover was lose and the tuners look like they may need tightened down a little more. I like this guitar enough that I am planing on adding a pickup as well. I look forward to seeing how much this solid top opens up over time.

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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Pretty Dang Good, Love It!

                        By Travis

                        from NW Arkansas

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

                          Love this guitar, beat my expectations. Very loud and resonate for a small parlor size. So nice the construction seems really good and came set up real nice right out of the box. Will be used for recording and live small venue stuff. Can't beat the price and look of a quality recording king.

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