New guitars from Recording King

Recording King has introduced a pair of new flattop, steel string guitars – one each for flatpickers and finger style players. Both are solid wood instruments with a suggested retail price just under $1,000.

The Model 327 has an Adirondack spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, v-shaped mahogany neck, and ebony bridge and fingerboard. The neck scale is 25.4″ and the width at the nut is 1-3/4″. The guitar has 14 clear frets, 20 in total.

Recording King is offering the 327 in both a dreadnaught (RD-327) and 000 body style (RO-327), both with ivoroid binding and abalone rosette. The retail price for either 327 model is $974.99, with a lifetime warranty.

More details and photos can be found online.

The new RP1-626 and RP2-626 were designed in collaboration with celebrated fingerpicker Eric Schoenberg, single cutaways in either an O or OO body style. These use the same 25.4″ scale length, but with only 12 clear frets.

The 626 guitars use Englemann spruce tops, with African mahogany back and sides, and ebony fingerboard and bridge (pyramid style). The body binding here is also ivoroid.

The suggested retail price is $999.99, again with a lifetime warranty. More photos and details are online.

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