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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.
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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