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Recording King RD-342


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Top Wood: Adirondack spruce
Back and Sides Wood: Indian rosewood 
Width at Nut: 1.75"
Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X-bracing
Scale Length: 25.38"
Frets to Body: 14
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Ebony
Body Binding: Cream with abalone purfling
Rosette: Multi-ring with abalone inlay
Headplate Material: Rosewood
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Printed Recording King logotype
Neck Binding: Cream
Neck Shape: Tonewood Reserve V-contour
Fingerboard Side Dots: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 15th, and 17th frets 
Fingerboard Inlay: 42-style in abalone
Pickguard: Tortoise 
Tuners: Nickel open-gear with butterbean tuners
Electronics: None
Case: Guardian CG-018-D hard-shell case
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Recording King's Tonewood Reserve Elite series presents cost-conscious players with a guitar that looks, sounds, and feels like a Martin 42 series guitar - but prices thousands of dollars below their American-made inspiration. This RD-342 is one of the most outrageous deals we've ever set out on the sales floor, combining an Adirondack spruce top with an Indian rosewood back and sides, for a classic tone often approximated but rarely attained in instruments built overseas. It even looks the part, with extensive abalone inlay work on the fingerboard, rosette, and purfling, all in authentic 42-style patterns. Vintage-minded pickers will also love the vintage-style V contour to the neck, which Recording King use across their Tonewood Reserve guitars, ensuring the 342s really feel like the real deal. All told, this is a very impressive instrument that must be played to be believed. We paired it with a Guardian CG-018-D hard-shell case to help keep it properly protected wherever your music takes you.

*Photos from our inventory, actual grain patterns may vary Slightly. Contact us for details.