With roots that run all the way back to 1939, Recording King is a legendary American institution. Starting as Montgomery War's house brand, Recording King soon became respected across the country for handcrafting acoustic guitars and banjos with their own distinctive flair. Today, many of their original designs are highly sought after by collectors. In fact, Recording King continues to impress professional musicians worldwide and their meticulous attention to detail is plainly obvious when you see what's available in this section. From dreadnoughts, resonators and lap steels to mandolins, banjos, ukuleles and more, Recording King's catalog is jam-packed with beautifully-made folk and traditional instruments that display an extremely high quality of workmanship. Even better is that Recording King doesn't discriminate when it comes to budget; their selection has something to suit every price range. On the more affordable side of things, there are top sellers like the Dirty Thirties OOO Solid Top (boasting a classic sound and vintage style) and the U24 Banjolele (delivers the crisp tone of a banjo from a ukulele-sized instrument). Or, how about the RG-32 Lap Steel Guitar: equipped with a single P90 pickup and showcasing a string-thru-body design, it delivers a powerful sound with exceptional sustain.Of course, Recording King has earned the respect of stars like Mark Spencer of Son Volt and Justin Towns Earle for good reason - their higher-end models are just as much works-of-art as they their instruments. Just take a look at the Studios Series 12 Fret OO Acoustic Guitar with Cutaway. This beauty was developed in collaboration with historian Eric Schoenberg. The result - a 6-string workhorse that delivers an even frequency response and a cutaway body to give finger-style players easy access to upper frets. Now, if a resonator is more your bag, feast your eyes on the RM-991-S Tricone Resonator Guitar with Square neck. Constructed from nickel-plated brass and featuring a T-shaped bridge with a maple and ebony saddle, this resonator produces incredible overtones and a sweet, warm sound.As you can see, Recording King is not slowing down anytime soon when it comes to making first-rate folk and traditional instruments. Whether you have aspirations of playing on festival stages or simply enjoy weekend jams with buddies, Recording King is committed to anyone who has a passion for playing timeless American music.
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