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Recording King RP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar   (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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Recording KingRP-10 0-Style Acoustic Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (3), Professional musician (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.

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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.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A really super deal!

By Oldfingers

from Homer, Alaska

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Pros

  • Beautiful Solid Woods
  • Classic Look And Feel
  • Fun To Play
  • Perfect intonation
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      When I saw 'solid wood' at such a reasonable price it really caught my attention. MF made me an even better offer that I simply couldn't refuse. One of the best buys I've ever made. I put a Fishman Rare Earth hum bucker on it and it sings like a bird. I love to look at it almost as much as I love to play it. You won't regret buying this guitar. Even if you only hung it on the wall to admire its still well worth the money.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing sound in a small body

      By Kim

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Beautiful Workmanship
      • Consistent
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

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

        I wanted a small body guitar to practice with and take when I travel. I had no idea I would fall so in love with this guitar that I would stop playing my others!
        Great sound, detail to quality, and performance.

        (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

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        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.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Decent Tone - Uneven Quality

        By Johnson Fan

        from Western NY

        About Me Experienced

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        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          VERY NICE GUITAR. RECEIVED COMPLEMENTS FROM MY TECH.

          By TERRY

          from HUDSON, FL.

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          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

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            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 ;)

               
              4.0

              If you get a good one, it's fantastic

              By Scott

              from Colorado Springs

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Amazing value
              • Easy to play
              • Good Feel
              • Great acoustic ring
              • Nice size
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • Not Consistent
              • Slight finish imperfections
              • Tuning key metal could be better

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording

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

              The Good: After playing an early '30s Gibson L-0, I've always wanted a parlor guitar that would have a similar vibe but without all the maintenance challenges that come with an old guitar. The RP-10 looked promising with solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, not to mention a ridiculously low price compared to the Martins and Gibsons. This guitar rings exactly like I want an acoustic to ring. With the D'Addario strings from the factory, this guitar's sound is comparable to a Martin MMV 0-12VS I once coveted but didn't buy because it was 9 times the price of the RP-10. No case comes with the Recording King, but Guardian makes one that fits it like a glove. Intonation on this one is excellent, setup from the factory was fine with low action that I prefer.
              The Not-So-Good: I have had 2 other RP-10s that I rejected because of quality issues. The first one had some stressing near the bridge, the second one had super high action, bad finish issues and not the best workmanship. But Musician's Friend exchanged them at no cost; the third time's the charm for me. Two other small things: the first string is closer to the edge of the fingerboard than the 6th string, but I have noticed that on some of my other acoustics; for the sound, I'm fine with that. Plus all of these RP-10s seem to have tuning key buttons that are made of a metal that seems to corrode easily; I suggest wiping them down each time the guitar goes in the case.
              The Verdict: This is an amazing guitar for the money... No, it's an amazing guitar, period. Rings forever, excellent tone, easy to play, solid tone woods. It also has a limited lifetime warranty if something goes wrong. It may take awhile to get a good one, but that's true with any brand at any price.

               
              4.0

              It's not perfect but it's good enough

              By Nerf

              from Northern Michigan

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

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

                Workmanship is very good with the exception of the frets on the high side being slightly extended and rough. This would be fine for most guitarists but sometimes play a beat while strumming hitting the deck with my index finger. My E string keeps getting hung up on the rough frets. With a little filing and I believe everything should be good.

                 
                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).

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