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    All solid wood acoustics under $500

    :eek2: And you got rid of it?!?
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    All solid wood acoustics under $500

    Near as I can tell, it is super cheap labor. RK may have built these to establish a solid reputation and may have eaten some of the cost to do so. I’d also question the exact species of wood used. No doubt lower grades which have nothing to do with tone. Still there are the accolades...
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    Do you use the "fly" on underwear?

    "Do you have something in a low rise bikini - mesh if possible?"
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    All solid wood acoustics under $500

    I like this on a lot too! If done well, scalloped braces allow to top to vibrate more freely. Most builders copy Martin bracing as it was the first to use the X pattern.
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    All solid wood acoustics under $500

    To a point. The sound comes from the top and proper bracing. Back and sides are secondary, but for really good tone all solid is where its at. Sitka spruce is plentiful and makes great sounds.
  6. NorlinBlackBeauty

    All solid wood acoustics under $500

    From the little I just read about RKs current offerings, they seem to be making fewer of the solid wood guitars and sticking with cheaper laminate offerings. I'm all fixed up, acoustic-wise, but I did not have a lot to spend and wanted new RK is where I'd start. There are some serious cork...
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    All solid wood acoustics under $500

    In all honesty the top is where the sound comes from. Nothing wrong with laminates, all but a certainty at ~$500. That RD-318 is essentially a Martin D18 with a rosewood board. Adirondack spruce is pricey. Don't know how they put a 30 year old adi top on that guitar at that price. I'd...
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    All solid wood acoustics under $500

    This is a steal: https://www.theacousticshoppe.com/shop/c/p/Recording-King-RD-318-Aged-Adirondack-TopMahogany-Back-Sides-Dreadnaught-Acoustic-0280-x42157754.htm
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    "I mainly just post street or band photos that I've taken while oot & aboot". OK, eh. No FB or Twitter for me. Ever. Not happening.
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    If I was smart, I'd chop mine off too. Not quite as long as yours, and very fine and flat. It is still mostly brown. "Big hue and cry on FB" Hue? FB?
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    All solid wood acoustics under $500

    A Martin enthusiast site I'm on from time to time has said nothing but good things about Recording King. https://umgf.com/
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    http://www.ithistory.org/db/hardware/victor-adding-machine-company/victor-3900
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    Such an awful show...
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    Beauty, eh!
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    Cupcake? Heresy? Pony? 4 stacks of plexi?

    Oh so tasty!




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