Recording King Deluxe All Solid Dreadnought Aged Adirondack Spruce/Mahogany

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard.
2 reviews

Recording King Deluxe All Solid Dreadnought Aged Adirondack Spruce/Mahogany

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  • $599.99
More Expected September 2021

Description & Specs

Note: Due to differences in wood grain, the item you receive may not exactly match the item in the photos.


From Recording King:

Part of our Tonewood Reserve Series, the Recording King RD-318 evokes classic dreadnought style, sound and volume thanks to hand-selected tonewoods and vintage styling.

The foundation of the 318’s tone comes from solid Adirondack spruce tops that we've been naturally aging for the past 30 years. Adirondack’s excellent projection, coupled with three decades of curing delivers a stiff, loud, lightweight top with powerful fundamental tone.

Combine the aged tops with solid Mahogany back and sides, and you have the all-solid basics for guitars that have powered genres like bluegrass and country for decades.

We finish the 318 with classy, low-key fretboard dots on the rosewood fretboard, and a vintage-style tortoise pickguard to protect the top. The 318’s classic rosette design and herringbone body purfling complete the traditional look.

For players that need the power and volume that only a dreadnought can provide, but still want the warmth and vibrancy that comes with aged tonewoods, the RD-318 offers the best of both worlds at a fraction of the price of a vintage instrument.

Body Shape: Dreadnought
Top Material: Solid Adirondack Spruce, 30 year Aged
Back Material: Solid African Mahogany
Side Materials: Solid African Mahogany
Top Bracing Pattern: Forward Shifted X
Top Braces: Sitka Spruce
Neck Material: Mahogany, 1 piece
Neck Profile: Thin V
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Fretboard Material: Rosewood
Scale Length: 25.4"
# Of Frets Clear: 14
# Of Frets Total: 20
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay: None
Tuning Machines: Grover Open Gear Butterbean
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Rosette: 3 Ring Vintage
Top Purfling: Black/White
Fretboard Inlays: MOP Dots
Fretboard Binding: None
Bridge Material: Rosewood
Bridge Shape: Belly Bridge
Saddle: Bone
Bridge Pins & Endpin: Ivory plastic with Black Dot
Pickguard: Black
Finish: Gloss
Electronics: None
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01/28/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product
Remarkable value.

I am quite happy with this guitar. The all-solid, 30 year aged Adirondack top with mahogany back & sides gives it a nice tone. The out of the box finish, playability, and setup is good. All in all, the Recording King RD-318 is a guitar worthy of consideration for anyone searching for an all-solid dreadnought. Props to CME for the quick and flawless shipping.

JL
09/12/2020
John L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great deal on super guitar Nice job by CME

Overall, I think I can say that I am 100% satisfied. Only had it since Tues afternoon but I bet I have put about 16 hours on it so far. Time will tell how it holds up thru the rigors of being a working guitar. My only regret nay be not having a pickup of some sort installed. This guitar was available thru several on-line outfits, but when I saw on one of them that CME would be the supplier, I decided to call them direct and talk to a real person in a real music store. I'm glad I did. Got several questions answered right away, and a set of strings. The action was set up pretty low when it came, but it sounded really good even with the orig strings. It played pretty stiff tho. I put new strings on and went back to playing on it, and now we are getting along great. I have A/B'd it with a 1995 D41, and a DC28E 2016 that I have and it is by no means and in any way inferior to them in tone, punch, volume , you name it. 30 yr old Adi and solid mahog at this price is unbelievable. Great job CME. Very happy customer.

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