Two new guitars from Recording King

Recording King introduced a pair of flat top, steel string guitars at last week’s NAMM show in California.

Their new Greenwich Village model is designed to offer hybrid styling and features – a 13 fret, dreadnaught scale on a deeper, smaller body.

It is offered in two wood options: the RNJ-26 features a solid spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides, while the RNJ-17 uses the same solid Sitka top with rosewood laminate back and sides. The 17 is made with a thin, C-shaped mahogany neck and the 26 uses what Recording King calls a “contemporary C.” Both are inlaid with an intricate Bell Flower and Diamond pattern.

The Greenwich Village guitars starts at a MAP of $549.99 for the 17. No price was announced for the 26.

Also new at NAMM were their redesigned slope-shoulder Century Jubilee jumbos. These now feature the dreadnought fret scale, but on a 14 fret neck, with dot inlays.

The RAJ-116 has a solid spruce top with laminate mahogany back and sides. The RAJ-126 has all solid spruce and mahogany, with a shaded, sunburst finish. Both have a pinstripe pick guard installed.

The 116 is offered for $499.99, and again no price was announced for the 126.

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