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Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar 

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Recording King's 10 Series guitars give you the benefits of all-solid tonewoods in a great-sounding, low-key package. For players looking for a heavy...Click To Read More About This Product

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Vintage good looks with solid Sitka spruce and solid mahogany tonewoods for a guitar you'll love to play.

Recording King's 10 Series guitars give you the benefits of all-solid tonewoods in a great-sounding, low-key package. For players looking for a heavy dose of vintage vibe, the ROS-10 12-fret 000 has a 25.4" scale, C neck profile and 1-3/4" bone nut, perfect for fingerpicking or strumming and with plenty of warm sustain. It has a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. Descending-size fretboard dots and tortoise binding give it distinctly vintage and tasteful styling. The ROS-10 delivers the classic sound and historic design Recording King has built its name on and will be sure to please discerning tastes. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body Shape: 12-Fret OOO
  • Top Material: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back Material: Solid mahogany
  • Side Material: Solid mahogany
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X-bracing
  • Top Braces: Sitka spruce
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C Profile
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Scale Lemgth: 25.4"
  • # Of Frets Clear: 12
  • # Of Frets Total: 20
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4"
  • Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: Recording King Decal
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Die-Cast
  • Body Binding: Tortoise Shell
  • Rosette: Classic Style
  • Top Purfling: 4-ply
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dots
  • Fretboard Binding: None
  • Bridge Material: Rosewood
  • Bridge shape: Pyramid
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Bridge Pins and Endpin: Ivory with Black Dot
  • Pickguard: None
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Electronics: None
  • Case sold separately

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Recording KingROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You paid what?

By DC4225

from Coolangatta QLD Australia

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar:

    This is my first ever acoustic guitar so I'm not one to comment on how good it is comparison wise to other acoustics. But in saying that, everyone that has picked it up since I bought it has been a little shocked.

    When I had it professionally set-up, the guy hadn't heard of Recording King and was skeptical about the quality for the price. When I returned to pick it up, he said it felt and sounded like a guitar of at least twice the price.

    The guitar teacher then had a quick play and said, "You paid what?" He couldn't believe a guitar costing so little could impress him that much.

    A work collegue also played it last week and he was almost speechless. He said it had a few little flaws, nothing worth worrying about, but it sounded much like his Fender F85 which he has been playing since 1974. He also mentioned that his F85 was a solid top only, and because the ROS-10 has solid back and sides too, it should age better soundwise than his Fender.

    The ROS-10 does have a thick C neck and joins at the 12th fret, so if you want a thinner neck and a 14 fret guitar, try the RO-10 for a 000 shape, or the RD-10 for the Dreadnaught.

    If money isn't an issue, of course you'll fork out the cash for a Martin, Maton, Gibson, Taylor etc. But if you want a quality acoustic with solid top, back and sides without breaking the bank, one of the Recording King 10 Series models could be right up your alley.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    ROS-10 vs. ROS-06

    By beatcomber

    from Lexington, MA

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    Pros

    • All solid wood for low $$
    • Excellent factory set-up
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • fairly dry tone

    Best Uses

    • best value entry-level all solid guitar
    • couch pickin'
    • finger-picking
    • playing outdoors

    Comments about Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar:

    I recently started getting more interested in acoustic guitars after playing primarily electric for the past 40 years. After doing much review reading, I ended up ordering online both an ROS-06 and an ROS-10. After putting fresh strings on both instruments, I spent a few weeks comparing and evaluating.

    The action on both instruments came set up spot-on perfectly from the factory, with wonderfully low action and perfect intonation. Fretwork is excellent, as is the overall fit and finish. These are very carefully constructed instruments, considering they are imported budget guitars. While some compromises are there in order to hit the targeted price point, these guitars don't feel "cheap."

    I have traditionally favored guitars with very narrow necks, so I was surprised by how quickly I acclimated to and embraced the wide, flat neck of the ROS-06 (vs. the narrower, rounder neck of the ROS-10). I also found that the ROS-06 felt less stiff than the ROS-10, probably because of the difference in the string spacing.

    Ultimately it came down to the tone that led me to keep the ROS-10 and return the ROS-06. On its own merits, the ROS-06 sounds fine, even wonderful. It has a nice, woody, smooth plumpness to its tone that is especially pleasant when picked with bare fingertips. However, played side by side with the ROS-10, and using the same type of strings, the ROS-06 was revealed to be comparatively dead-sounding, lacking the extra bit of sparkle, bite and complexity. The ROS-10 was also quite a bit louder and more dynamic than the ROS-06, which has an overall much softer tonal quality.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All Solid Wood Acoustic Guitar

    By Filglhd

    from Morris County, New Jersey

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • No Noticable Flaws
    • Perfectly Setup
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fingerstyle And Strumming
      • Great Travel Guitar
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar:

      This is an all around Solid Mahogany back and Side guitar with 1 3/4 inch nut and 2 5/16 inch at the bridge. A poor review of the Recording King ROS-10 guitar that stopped me from making my original purchase at the time "I have to quote the review that stated clearly" (A fine starter guitar). That remark made me hesitate for One Year. Needless to say I will never Buy a guitar from that Distributor for such a misguided statement. I am saying if this was American made it would never leave my house and be taken on a car, bus, plane, train or gigged where it could be damaged. So you have to say to yourself, "What can I do with it?" Everything for that price. Don't be foolish a solid wood GUITAR with the Recording King Specifications is good buy. Even this guitar never leaves my site. This 000 guitar is and always will be my GoTo Guitar. Not because its better than expensive guitars. Because its practical and sounds great! P.S "As always all guitars sound better and better when played daily" Just play it regularly and it will be broken in in a few months.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It's a keeper

      By Criss

      from Delta, OH

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      Pros

      • Balanced Tone
      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Gutsy
      • Nice finish
      • Quality Craftmanship
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar:

      Factory setup is fine enough for gigging. I can feel this guitar vibrate when I play it! The guitar is quite lively. I think the extended upper bout (due to the 12 fret design) causes the guitar to have an obvious more open sound compared to my 14 fret dreds. Works great palm muted, finger picked, or strummed. The balanced tone comes across quite nice even when mic'd. I now have a great deal of confidence in the Recording King brand. I am looking forward to purchasing one of their single O's.

       
      5.0

      Good guitar for the price

      By Burke

      from New Orleans, LA

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fingerstyle
        • Practicing

        Comments about Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar:

        This little guitar sounds great for what I paid for it (it was on sale). I got it professionally set up, and my luthier friend did the following:

        -Smoothed out the top and bottom of the frets (they were sharp - physically, not musically)
        -Shaped the nut a little
        -Lowered the action (it didn't need much)
        -Put on some coated strings to make fingerstyle playing a little smoother

        Being advertised as a 000, I thought it would have a shorter-scale neck, but it actually has a regular scale neck (like an OM) and a body shape like a 00. It also has a chunky neck, but for the price, this is an awesome solid wood guitar that plays and sounds great!

         
        4.0

        Nice guitar!

        By Don

        from West Virginia

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Smaller body, but that can be a plus also

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar:

        I purchased a different model Recording King guitar from Musicians Friend, and quite honestly was unhappy with it. The finish had flaws, the sound was dull, and the electronics didn't work correctly. I must have got a lemon. When I called to return it, the sales person at Musicians Friend was very helpful, and after I suggested that another model might work better for me, he arranged that. This one is 100% better. The Model ROS 10 is a nice small body guitar...Its the 000 size. its easy to play. The neck is wide and can be used for fingerpicking, which is what I'll probably use it for. It is made from solid wood all the way around...the finish looks nice, it stays in tune, and set up is fine right out of the box. I'll probably also use it to cut demos. If you expect it to sound like a large body guitar, you'll be slightly disappointed, but for the size, its great! I wanted a smaller body guitar, so I knew what I was getting. it does not have electronics on it...so unless you install them yourself, its strictly acoustic. Overall very pleased with the sound, the playability, and the finish. it looks and feels like a more expensive guitar than it is. I would purchase this model again...and would recommend it to anyone that is wanted a full size, but slightly smaller body guitar.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Sounds like a cheap toy

        By stringbender

        from toccoa ga.

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar:

          I purchased this guitar only because of 6 positive reviews too just give it a try and I was not surprised at all.I did not bother to even tune it up after giving it a look over.Why would a company that manufactures guitars produce such a poor instrument.This guitar is not even good enough for a student to learn on without being discouraged because of terrible frets and and bad sound..This is the 1st negative review I have left for any guitar... but this guitar is really a waste....really sad because I wanted it to be a keeper.

           
          5.0

          FUN GUITAR!

          By uncsteve

          from Rapid City S.D.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar:

          This is my first 12 fret and first Recording King guitar. It is better than I expected. I find myself picking this guitar up more than any other guitar I own, it just is fun to just noodle around on. I own a Taylor, Eastman, and several electrics, but this is the one I grab to figure out song's , get in a quick practice, and just get lost messing around on. Came close to my set up, put on a John Pearse ebony junior armrest, slight truss rod adjustment, saddle shave and it play's easy and sounds great!!! Got the Guardian case , it's a must IMO. Very satisfied, really like this guitar!!!

           
          5.0

          I like it

          By Mikey

          from MI

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          Pros

          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Recording King ROS-10 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar:

              Great couch guitar. Slightly bigger than a parlor guitar. Great for fingerpicking.

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