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Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar  888365894881 (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

All-solid Sitka spruce and mahogany tonewoods in a small-bodied dreadnought scale.

Recording King's 10 Series guitars give players the benefits of all-solid tonewoods in a great-sounding, low-key package. The RP-10 Single 0 is a great-sounding small body based on a traditional design with a 25.4" dreadnought scale length for extra projection. The width of the bone nut is 1-3/4".

Each 10 Series guitar is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. Descending-size fretboard dots and tortoise binding give them distinctly vintage and tasteful styling. They deliver the classic sound and historic design Recoring King has built their name on.

FEATURES
  • Body Shape: Single-O
  • Top Material: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back/Side Material: Solid mahogany
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C Profile
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 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 & Endpin: Ivory with Black Dot
  • Pickguard: None
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Electronics: None
  • Case sold separately

Get tons of projection for less. Order this affordable Recording King guitar now!

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by PowerReviews
Recording KingRP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

in a word - "awesome"

recording king and music link knocked yet another one out of the park with their rp10 all solid wood 12th fret single O acoustic offering. the fit, finish and workmanship are both second to...Read complete review

recording king and music link knocked yet another one out of the park with their rp10 all solid wood 12th fret single O acoustic offering. the fit, finish and workmanship are both second to none. the all important neck angle has been properly set to allow tweaking the saddle to yield an electric low action (for us fingerstyle guitarists) to happen, IF need be. with any new acoustic, it will always take some playing time to allow the wood to settle in and the top to "season" the tone to its optimum, but the geometry of this guitar's build, coupled with the slightly deeper than normal body, makes for a rich and full sound right out of the box, with that classic mid-range small body tone vibe - it will only get lots better with added playing. the vintage .080x.045 fretwork is excellent, as is the nut relief cut of the bone nut. the neck back shape is a large vintage round "C" that's almost but not quite a "D". it's a pleasure to have a standard solid headstock rather than a slot head that makes fiddling with string changes more annoying than the aesthetics of its looks. the tuning machines are modern designed that work extremely well, but from a vintage classic perspective, and to lighten the headstock a bit, i changed them in favor of grover open back sta-tites, simply because i could and just like their looks and slightly higher 18:1 tuning ratio - this is NOT a mandatory or even a desired mod most everybody else. add in that it's all solid wood (excellent wood selections, too!), with bone nut and saddle, and this is truly a classic rendition of the classic single "O" acoustic 12 fret acoustic guitar. it has superb playability, resonance, tone and lots of output projection. basically, this is a $1000+ guitar offered for waaay less than half that price tag. get one. i promise you will not be disappointed.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Tone - Uneven Quality

I really want one of these. In fact, I've had 3 of them sent to me. All were returned. Two with a twisted neck and a bridge with a serious gap under...Read complete review

I really want one of these. In fact, I've had 3 of them sent to me. All were returned. Two with a twisted neck and a bridge with a serious gap under it. (MF might have sent me the same guitar twice, but they say it can't happen.) One with grit and shavings under the finish. I can't argue with the other reviewers about the tone of this guitar. Good balance with decent bass for a small body. It's also very comfortable due to its body size and neck shape. Did I say I really want one of these? I'll probably try again - a good one is a steal of a deal.

As to a recommendation. Yes I would recommend it with the caveat that you may have to return it once or twice (or three times) before you get one that is well made.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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4.0

Yes

By n/a

from Colorado

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good guitar for the price.
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

    Easy to take with me on trips or camping.

     
    3.0

    Returned due to poor neck

    By Al

    from Saginaw, MI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

      This guitar was easy to play and sounded fine, but the 1st string nut slot was not placed correctly and the neck was uneven (bump around the body/neck joint).

       
      4.0

      Very nice parlor guitar

      By b Sol

      from Philly

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • True to vintage detailing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

        Was looking for a travel guitar. I end d up w/ a used Taylor mini GS. I have too many acoustic to justify keeping this, but was strongly tempted to do so. Solid wood construction and detailing were well done.

         
        4.0

        Nice guitar!

        By Jim

        from Washington, DC-area

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Wonderful guitar. Needed setup, of course. Nice!

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

          Hard to believe a solid-woods can be purchased at this price.

           
          5.0

          Great buy.

          By Hyperbohle

          from Nassau, NY

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Sounds much larger than it looks.
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Great for finger style or strumming.
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

            I bought this guitar as a gift for my son who is in his late 30's. He is considering learning to play, so I wanted to give him a guitar that if he applied himself to learning, would continue to pay him back for a very long time. Since he has yet to actually accomplish his desire of learning the guitar, I did not want to break the bank, and since he decided to reimburse me, neither did he. This guitar accomplished all with room to spare. I actually wish I had bought it for myself. It was a Stupid Deal Of The Day, and Wow. What a deal it was!

             
            3.0

            Not recommended

            By Iceman

            from Central Virginia

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • Not Consistent
            • Poor Construction
            • Requires Constant Tuning

            Best Uses

              Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

              Great sound and a good feeling parlor-size guitar. Nice action and descent setup. Pretty solid woods nicely bound. Finish was a little heavy but no obvious flaws. Tuners were just ok. Fret ends were jagged (a good file fixed that) but the neck was twisted causing it to play out of tune on the first and second strings in the area of frets 10 - 13. Someone who plays only cowboy chords would have been very happy...just not me.

               
              5.0

              VERY NICE GUITAR. RECEIVED COMPLEMENTS FROM MY TECH.

              By TERRY

              from HUDSON, FL.

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                VERY NICE GUITAR. RECEIVED COMPLIMENT FROM GUITAR TECH. ONE FRET WIRE A LITTLE
                HIGH CAUSED BUZZ AT SECOND FRET. A LITTLE TAP EASILY FIXED. FRET EDGES A LITTLE
                ROUGH BUT WILL BE EASILY FIXED ALSO

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great little Guitar

                By Scott

                from Buzzards Bay, MA

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • couch guitar
                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                  I have made a few acoustics before and you are really getting a lot for your money solid wood and braced sides,very impressive. I was going to give it to my adult son but I'm having a problem putting it down. The finish is very heavy almost like they dipped it in a barrel of acrylic, but it sounds great so I can live with that.
                  I bought an open box one as I figured I could tweak it if there were any problems but it was perfect out of the box.( still might tinker with it, just cause ;)

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Decent Tone - Uneven Quality

                  By Johnson Fan

                  from Western NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • outdoors, camping, the couch

                    Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                    I really want one of these. In fact, I've had 3 of them sent to me. All were returned. Two with a twisted neck and a bridge with a serious gap under it. (MF might have sent me the same guitar twice, but they say it can't happen.) One with grit and shavings under the finish. I can't argue with the other reviewers about the tone of this guitar. Good balance with decent bass for a small body. It's also very comfortable due to its body size and neck shape. Did I say I really want one of these? I'll probably try again - a good one is a steal of a deal.

                    As to a recommendation. Yes I would recommend it with the caveat that you may have to return it once or twice (or three times) before you get one that is well made.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    in a word - "awesome"

                    By FretTech

                    from A prisoner of NJ.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • excellent materials
                    • excellent tunable playabilty
                    • Superb Tone
                    • Well Built
                    • well designed

                    Cons

                    • absoltuely none

                    Best Uses

                    • jack of all trades, master of many

                    Comments about Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar:

                    recording king and music link knocked yet another one out of the park with their rp10 all solid wood 12th fret single O acoustic offering. the fit, finish and workmanship are both second to none. the all important neck angle has been properly set to allow tweaking the saddle to yield an electric low action (for us fingerstyle guitarists) to happen, IF need be. with any new acoustic, it will always take some playing time to allow the wood to settle in and the top to "season" the tone to its optimum, but the geometry of this guitar's build, coupled with the slightly deeper than normal body, makes for a rich and full sound right out of the box, with that classic mid-range small body tone vibe - it will only get lots better with added playing. the vintage .080x.045 fretwork is excellent, as is the nut relief cut of the bone nut. the neck back shape is a large vintage round "C" that's almost but not quite a "D". it's a pleasure to have a standard solid headstock rather than a slot head that makes fiddling with string changes more annoying than the aesthetics of its looks. the tuning machines are modern designed that work extremely well, but from a vintage classic perspective, and to lighten the headstock a bit, i changed them in favor of grover open back sta-tites, simply because i could and just like their looks and slightly higher 18:1 tuning ratio - this is NOT a mandatory or even a desired mod most everybody else. add in that it's all solid wood (excellent wood selections, too!), with bone nut and saddle, and this is truly a classic rendition of the classic single "O" acoustic 12 fret acoustic guitar. it has superb playability, resonance, tone and lots of output projection. basically, this is a $1000+ guitar offered for waaay less than half that price tag. get one. i promise you will not be disappointed.

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