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Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O Satin Sunburst 

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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
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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
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Stays in tune (12)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (11)
    • Jamming (9)
    • Recording (9)
    • Small venues (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (7), Experienced (6)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    4.0

    COOL LITTLE GUITAR!!!

    By Guitar Hoarder

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

      This guitar is so much fun to play that it's just hard to put down. I've got quite a few quitars, yet this one fills its own special niche.

      Sound is rich and much louder than you'd expect from the looks of the guitar. Although I like the vintage looks, it does sort of look like a toy.

      It's a straight-up blues box, so great for noodling around as well as accompanying the voice. It doesn't have much low end, as you would expect, and yet the sound is gorgeous. Of course, the first thing I did was put on some new strings. What a difference!

      Not that I had a choice, since Seller shipped it with a broken string. There were also some bits of wood rolling around in the guitar, which makes me a little more concerned. After much chasing around, seller finally agreed to give me a credit to buy new strings. But I've placed orders since then, and the discount is nowhere to be seen.

      I still would have given it 5 stars if not for the poor service from seller.

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      5.0

      Nice

      By Mat D.

      from NYC

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Recording King Dirty Thirties Solid Top Single O:

        The best way to describe this hot little box is the difference between Gibson humbuckers and Fender single coils. This is a single-coil acoustic. The notes just pop out and snap, and chords ring and sustain like a bell. And it has some of the knarliest overtones you could ever wish for. Sweet!

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        5.0

        Recording King Dirty Thirties - O Series

        By abstowe

        from saint charles, il

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • 12 Fret Sunburst Parlor
        • Consistent
        • 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:

          This is really a wonderful guitar for the price point. I own an OM-28 Marquis and a D-18 GE and yes, I love both these guitars. However, the Recording King O series at its price point is hard to beat. I've been playing for over 30 years and this little 12 fret guitar produces that hollow blues tone that finger-pickers love. This guitar fits in perfectly when you are vacationing but don't want to risk bringing out your best. You won't be disappointed. This guitar is worth far more than its retail price.

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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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Value

            By surflad

            from the sea is my home

            About Me Professional Musician

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              Cons

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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

                        About Me Novice

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                        Verified Buyer

                        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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                        Verified Buyer

                        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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