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Recording King RD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural

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The RD-316's top is made from solid AAA Adirondack Spruce. The 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 wit... Click To Read More About This Product


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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The RD-316's top is made from solid AAA Adirondack Spruce. The 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 and bridge are ebony. It's finished in a thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer for resonance and historical accuracy.

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. Case sold separately.

  • Traditional dreadnought shape
  • Solid AAA Grade Adirondack spruce top
  • Solid African mahogany back & sides
  • 1-piece mahogany neck with C profile
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Nickel-plated Grover tuning machines
  • Case sold separately
    • Body Shape: Dreadnought
    • Top Material: Solid AAA Grade Adirondack Spruce
    • Back Material: Solid African Mahogany
    • Side Material: Solid African Mahogany
    • Top Bracing Pattern: Forward X-Bracing
    • Top Braces: Spruce
    • Neck Material: 1-Piece Mahogany
    • Neck Profile: C Profile
    • Neck Joint: Dovetail
    • Fretboard Material: Ebony
    • Scale Length: 25.4"
    • # Of Frets Clear: 14
    • # Of Frets Total: 20
    • Nut Material: Bone
    • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
    • Headstock Overlay: Rosewood
    • Headstock Inlay: Recording King Logo
    • Tuning Machines: Grover Open Geared Butterbean
    • Body Binding: Tortoise Shell
    • Rosette: Classic Style
    • Top Purfling: Black & White
    • Fretboard Inlays: M.O.P. Descending Size Dot
    • Fretboard Binding: Tortoise Shell
    • Bridge Material: Ebony
    • Bridge Shape: Standard
    • Saddle: Bone
    • Bridge Pins & Endpin: Black with White Dot
    • Pickguard: Black
    • Finish: Nitrocellulose

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Recording KingRD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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Manufacturer's defect and extended warranty didn't fix it


from Somerville, MA

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  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune


  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Recording King RD-316 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I bought the acoustic/electric version. This guitar has a great sound and a great feel. The intonation is off, however; I thought that a set-up would address that, but it didn't. I brought mine to my luthier for a set-up and he said he could not set it up because of a manufacturing defect - the placement of the bridge/saddle is 1/8 inch off. Aside from this major problem, I really like this guitar and would cautiously recommend it -- but bring it to a luthier immediately to have him/her check it out within the return period. Probably should do that with any guitar purchase. I learned my lesson on that one.

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