Recording King RD-316 Dreadnought with Solid African Mahogany Back & Sides
Recording King is proud to introduce our all-new RD-316, an Adirondack top, all-solid, nitrocellulose finished guitar.
The top of the RD-316 is made from solid AAA Adirondack Spruce. Adirondack has been a prized choice for guitar tops since the 1920’s. It is generally considered to be more resonant that Sitka Spruce and it also has a unique wide-grain pattern that makes Adirondack guitars aesthetically unique. For many years, Adirondack Spruce was rare or unavailable; even now, guitars with Adirondack Spruce tops are among the most sought-after guitar models on the market.
The RD-316's back and sides are made from solid African Mahogany. The 316 has a nut width of 1-11/16” and the one-piece neck is fitted to the body with a hand-cut dovetail joint. The fretboard is made from ebony, as is the bridge. The guitar is finished in a thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer for resonance and historical accuracy. Finding this combination of features at its price level is simply unheard of.
The RD-316's aesthetics have been heavily influenced by the standard workhorse dreadnought guitarists have relied on for the past 80 years. The tasteful appointments include descending sized dots on the fretboard, solid black bridge pins and endpin, subdued tortoise body binding and a traditional, understated rosette. The hardware is nickel plated, down to the Grover butterbean tuners. No company can match Recording King’s combination of features and value in historically designed, handcrafted instruments.