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Recording King RD-227 All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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The RD-227 All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a beautiful abalone rosette and abalone top purfling. Featuring authentic pre-war-style app...Click To Read More About This Product

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All solid dreadnought with "Torch" headstock inlay.

The RD-227 All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has a beautiful abalone rosette and abalone top purfling. Featuring authentic pre-war-style appointments, it's perfect for players who want a great-sounding solid-wood guitar with high-end aesthetics.

The RD-227 has a solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, fully scalloped forward-x bracing, a one-piece mahogany neck, a vintage-style beveled pickguard and an ebony fretboard and vintage-style slot-through bridge.

This guitar also has a wider 1-3/4" nut that makes it great for flatpickers, bluegrass players and singer-songwriters, as well as our redesigned œtorch abalone/M.O.P. headstock inlay and abalone snowflake position markers.

FEATURES
Dreadnought body shape
Solid AA Sitka spruce top
Solid East Indian rosewood back & sides
1-piece mahogany neck with vintage V profile
Ebony fingerboard & bridge
Mother of pearl /Abalone "Torch" design headstock inlay

Get vintage style and modern comfort in your next guitar. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Model: Rd-227
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Top Material: Solid AA grade Sitka spruce
Back Material: Solid East Indian rosewood
Side Material: Solid East Indian rosewood
Top Bracing Pattern: Forward x-bracing
Top Braces: Spruce
Neck Material: 1-piece mahogany
Neck Profile: Vintage v
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Fretboard Material: Ebony
Scale Length: 25.4"
# Of Frets Clear: 14
# Of Frets Total: 20
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: M.o.P./abalone "Torch" design
Tuning Machines: Gold-plated, open-geared butterbean
Body Binding: Grained ivoroid
Rosette: Abalone
Top Purfling: Abalone
Fretboard Inlays: Abalone snowflake
Fretboard Binding: Grained ivoroid
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Shape: Standard
Saddle: Bone
Bridge Pins & Endpin: Ivory with abalone dot
Pickguard: Vintage-style
Finish: Natural Gloss
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Recording KingRD-227 All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
3.3

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2.0

Looks nice, feels cheap.

By Guitar Repair Guy

from West Coast

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Pros

  • Looks nice
  • Poorly Made

Cons

  • Cheap Hardware
  • Poor Construction
  • Poor Fret Work
  • Requires Constant Tuning

Best Uses

  • Wall Hanger

Comments about Recording King RD-227 All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

May be solid wood construction, but it's not put together all that well. Everything about this guitar felt cheap. The butterbean tuners are sloppy. The nut slots were binding. The fret work was bad. Various high and low frets throughout. (worse than much lower priced guitars)
Factory setup had high action and uncomfortable playability. I assumed this was all OK for a guitar that cost a few hundred... Then I saw the price tag and my jaw dropped. I felt the need to write this review after seeing the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big and sweet acoustic!

By OldSongster

from Chicago-area

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      Comments about Recording King RD-227 All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      This guitar sounds full and bright. It is a beautifully crafted solid-wood guitar. I am puzzled as to why there are even 2 used ones for sale. I would never let this guitar out of my collection. It rings and it sings. The neck at the nut is wide and great if you have thick fingers. Also get is set up at a luthier or guitar-mechanic shop. It is a touch high. If you are looking for the most bang for the buck in a gorgeous solid-wood guitar that has volume look no further.

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      3.0

      Beautiful but not there in total sound

      By OldSongster

      from Chicago-area

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        • Harmonics Off
        • Requires Constant Tuning

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          Comments about Recording King RD-227 All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

          I changed my mind as I noticed the harmonics weren't quite there. I am trading for a Taylor 110ce as it sounded excellent when I tried one a few weeks back.

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