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Recording King RD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  Natural 

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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...Read More

Available 01-13-2017

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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

RD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

  • 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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(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome sound guitar

By Robert

from MO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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

    (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

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