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Recording King RD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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The RD-316's top is made from solid AAA Adirondack Spruce. The back and sides are made from solid African Mahogany. The 316 has a nut width of 1-11/1...Click To Read More About This Product

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An elegant guitar with a solid Adirondack spruce top and African mahogany back & sides.

The RD-316's top is made from solid AAA Adirondack Spruce. The back and sides are made from solid African Mahogany. The 316 has a nut width of 1-11/16" and the one-piece neck is fitted to the body with a hand-cut dovetail joint. The fretboard and bridge are ebony. It's finished in a thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer for resonance and historical accuracy.

The RD-316's aesthetics have been heavily influenced by the standard workhorse dreadnought guitarists have relied on for the past 80 years. The tasteful appointments include descending sized dots on the fretboard, solid black bridge pins and endpin, subdued tortoise body binding and a traditional, understated rosette. The hardware is nickel plated, down to the Grover butterbean tuners. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Traditional dreadnought shape
Solid AAA Grade Adirondack spruce top
Solid African mahogany back & sides
1-piece mahogany neck with C profile
Ebony fingerboard and bridge
Nickel-plated Grover tuning machines
Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Top Material: Solid AAA Grade Adirondack Spruce
Back Material: Solid African Mahogany
Side Material: Solid African Mahogany
Top Bracing Pattern: Forward X-Bracing
Top Braces: Spruce
Neck Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
Neck Profile: C Profile
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Fretboard Material: Ebony
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 Logo
Tuning Machines: Grover Open Geared Butterbean
Body Binding: Tortoise Shell
Rosette: Classic Style
Top Purfling: Black & White
Fretboard Inlays: M.O.P. Descending Size Dot
Fretboard Binding: Tortoise Shell
Bridge Material: Ebony
Bridge Shape: Standard
Saddle: Bone
Bridge Pins & Endpin: Black with White Dot
Pickguard: Black
Finish: Nitrocellulose
Electronics: None
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Recording KingRD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best in class worth twice the price

By sparky

from townsend mt

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Big Clear Tone
  • Consistent
  • Flawless Intonation
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune
  • Very Good Construction

Cons

  • A Few Tiny Finish Flaws

Best Uses

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

Comments about Recording King RD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

love this guitar would not trade for guitar twice the price . the guy who taught me to play who has been playing for over 40 years including professionaly prefers it to his $2100 taylor

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome sound guitar

By Robert

from MO

About Me Experienced

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Recording King RD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    plays very well and has great sound

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Manufacturer's defect, and extended warranty didn't fix

    By DR

    from Somerville, MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Recording King RD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    This guitar has a great sound and a great feel. The intonation is off, however, and can't be made right through a set-up; it requires major surgery. I brought mine to my luthier for a set-up and he said he could not set it up because the of a manufacturing defect - the placement of the bridge/saddle is 1/8 inch off. Aside from this major problem, I really like this guitar and would cautiously recommend it -- but bring it to a luthier immediately to have him/her check it out, within the return period. Probably should do that with any guitar purchase. I learned my lesson on that one.

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