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Recording King RPH-P2-TS Dirty 30 Cross Country Parlor Acoustic Guitar Natural

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The RPH-P2-TS Dirty 30 Cross Country Parlor Acoustic Guitar is a modern update of a classic turn-of-the-century guitar. It's perfect for guitar ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A parlor-size body with a solid top and retro appointments.

The RPH-P2-TS Dirty 30 Cross Country Parlor Acoustic Guitar is a modern update of a classic turn-of-the-century guitar. It's perfect for guitar history buffs, recording engineers, front-porch blues players, and thanks to the smaller body size and shorter scale length, beginners who need a compact, easy to play, great-sounding instrument.

The traditional parlor-size body is based on a historic Lyon & Healy model. It's built with a solid spruce top for classic tone, comfortable rosewood fretboard with stencil fret markers, a 24.2 in. scale length and a bone nut and saddle for excellent string/body resonance.

Recording King guitars combine vintage design with modern upgrades for players, and the Dirty 30's Parlor is no exception. Many turn-of-the-century small-body guitars were made with ladder bracing, but the Dirty 30's Parlor benefits from x-bracing designed to accommodate modern string tension but retain the sound of the vintage parlor guitars.

The Recording King Dirty 30's Parlor is finished in dark tobacco sunburst. With true parlor size, vintage design, and modern upgrades, the Dirty 30's Parlor is the guitar for players with one foot in the past and the other in the present. Case sold separately.

  • Body type: Parlor
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back & sides: Whitewood
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 24.2"
  • Number of frets: 19
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Black button
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Plastic
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body style
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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Very Impressed!

By NoChrome66

from WI

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


    Best Uses

    • Couch Playing
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Recording King RPH-P2-TS Dirty 30 Cross Country Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

    This guitar might be under the radar, but is truly great. Set-up out of the box was precise. Intonation was spot on. Great sound projection (loud with great sustain). String to string balance is very consistent and nice. I like this guitar so much that I also bought a hard case to protect it.


    Nice surprise!

    By JP

    from Smoky Mountains, TN

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    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Great projection
    • Nice high, mid, low balance
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune


    • Some sloppy construction

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Recording King RPH-P2-TS Dirty 30 Cross Country Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

    I would consider myself intermediate player who plays for personal pleasure. I enjoy everything from folk to classical but Delta/Country Blues is my top choice when I am playing. I was looking for a cheap knock around parlor and read a lot about RKs. The RPH-05 was on my list until I stumbled on this one. I didn't like the black-heavy finish on the 05, and this one, while no high end finish, is much easier on the eyes. The title says natural but it is the tobacco sunburst that is in the picture which is my preference (can't call a guitar Dirty 30 and have a natural finish!). There is some sloppy construction, glue along the bridge, glue along some if the bracing, and some of the painted fret marking bled slightly on the 12th and 15th fret. Some of the frets have sharp edges but they are smooth under the raspy bends. No major issues however and I was actually surprised at how well this thing is built for the price! Bridge and nut are listed as bone in description and plastic in specs, but it looks like bone or synthetic bone to me. Tuners are cheap feeling and are tight and I will probably change them in the future. But it stays in tune pretty well even though it's winter and the temp fluctuates. Neck feels comfortable C-shape and solid. On the 05 reviews some complain about it being heavy but it feels pretty balanced to me. The body is small but fits nice, and I'm 6'4" doesn't feel too small to me. The Sound: this guitar is loud! I was really surprised at the projection. It is bass heavy but the mids and highs come through really nice making this a perfect guitar for fingerstyle blues. The setup was nice right out of the box though too low for slide and I don't detect any fret buzz. Overall impression is I would buy this again in a heartbeat!

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