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An OO size guitar with superior sound quality, excellence in construction, and Fishman electronics.
The Recording King Studio Series 12 Fret OO Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Cutaway was developed in collaboration with guitarist and historian Eric Schoenberg. This guitar (model RP2-626-CFE1) offers players the even frequency response, clarity and wider neck traditional to a classic parlor style, but the unique addition of a cutaway gives fingerstyle guitarists easier access to the upper frets.
The one-piece mahogany neck with a classic v-profile meets the body at the 12-fret with a hand cut dovetail joint, giving these guitars a true small body sound, warm and rich, but perfectly balanced. The solid AAA Engelmann spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides have been carefully selected and hand-assembled.
With a 1-3/4" nut width, Grover tuners, ebony fretboard and ebony pyramid bridge, the OO guitars are as well-appointed and unique as they are beautiful. Each guitar is sprayed with a thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer and then hand-buffed for a finish that is extremely resonant and historically accurate. The RP2-626-CFE1 model has Recording King's lifetime warranty.
This Recording King instrument features a Fishman Matrix VT preamp and pickup system, chosen for the way it compliments perfectly the guitar's natural sound. The system has an endpin mounted preamp with soundhole mounted rotary controls for volume and tone.
The size of guitars in this Studio Series are designated by the number of "O"s in their name. Starting with a single "O" for the smallest size and increasing to "OOO" for the largest.
More about the collaboration:
Eric Schoenberg's influence on guitar marries traditional fingerstyle playing to classic ragtime and walking basslines. His Fingerpicking Beatles book is considered an essential text for modern fingerstyle players (see our sku# 904086). Mr. Schoenberg prefers the 12-fret cutaway because he believes the 12-fret neck joint gives the guitars a gutsier voice, yet the cutaway is not so deep that it takes away from the sound. As Schoenberg describes it, the Recording King O and OO guitars offer the best of both a 12-fret and a 14-fret neck joint, thanks to the cutaway.
Recording King Studio guitars illustrate the relentless pursuit of classic tone. No element has been overlooked in assembling one of the best sounding 12-Fret guitars available.
Each guitar is built with lighter bracing for more resonance, and the ebony pyramid bridge helps enable greater vibration from the hand-selected tops.
The Nitrocellulose lacquer finish is dried for 8 weeks in order to insure that the lacquer is properly bonded to the wood. Both the gloss and matte finishes allow the guitars to sing powerfully and clearly.
Recording King has built the ultimate in small-body guitars for the discerning player who is looking for supreme sound quality and excellence in construction. Case sold separately.
- Model: P-CFE1
- Body Shape: OO (RP2)
- Top Material: Solid AAA Englemann Spruce
- Back Material: Solid African Mahogany
- Side Material: Solid African Mahogany
- Top Bracing Pattern: Fully Scalloped X-Bracing
- Top Braces: Scalloped Spruce
- Neck Material: 1 Piece Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Schoenberg "V"
- Neck Joint: Hand-Cut Dovetail
- Fretboard Material: Ebony
- Scale Length: 25.4"
- # Of Frets Clear: 12
- # Of Frets Total: 20
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1-3/4"
- Headstock Type: Recording King Special Logo
- Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
- Tuning Machines: Grover Butterbean
- Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
- Rosette: 3-Ring
- Top Purfling: 5-Ply B/W/B/W/B
- Fretboard Inlays: Diamond And Square, Pattern 1
- Bridge Material: Ebony
- Bridge Shape: Pyramid Style
- Saddle: Bone Bridge
- Pins & Endpin: Black with Abalone Dot
- Finish: Hand-Buffed
- Electronics: Fishman Matrix
- Case sold separately
Feel and hear the magic of this traditional guitar. Order today.
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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Term for Used Gear begins on the expiration of the store return policy.
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Comments about Recording King Studio Series 12 Fret OO Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Cutaway:
I never heard of Recording King before but based on the material used to manufacture it and the fact that it was being sold by MF I took a chance.
It came well packed and intact. I installed the included 9v battery and began to tune up.
The 1st e-string broke before I got to pitch. I replaced it with one of my own D'Addario coated bronze strings. I tuned the b-string then the G. The G string broke too. When I finally got it tuned I discovered that the 1st e-string didn't change pitch from the 4th to the 7th fret. No matter how hard I leaned on it it wouldn't respond. So I packed it up and sent it back.
It's a shame because it had a nice rich sound and was a nice looking instrument.
Next time I'll stick with a name I know.
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