Recording King RD17SN Acoustic Guitar

The Internet Says:

A great introduction to a pre-war style acoustic guitar, the RD-17 has fine craftsmanship and a warm, classic acoustic tone. This guitar features a solid Engelmann spruce top, rosewood back and sides, fully scalloped forward-x bracing and a mahogany neck.

The RD-17 has a Recording King “damask” pattern M.O.P. headstock inlay and abalone snowflake position markers.

The traditional features on this guitar include a vintage-style beveled pickguard and classic butterbean tuners. Available in a variety of finishes, this guitar has the look and sound of a true classic.

The Blue Book Says:

Instruments currently produced overseas since 2005. Distributed by The Music Link in Hayward, CA.
The Music Link distribution company reintroduced the Recording King trademark in 2005. Greg Rich of Gibson fame designed these mid-grade acoustic instruments and their product line consists of the Classic acoustic guitar series, the Western Collectible art guitar series, and banjos. Prices start at $340 and range up to $1,450 on Classic acoustic guitars. 

I say:

Wow – for the price – this is a great guitar.  Definitely a mid range guitar – but it plays and sounds as good as many much more expensive guitars that I’ve played.  Lacquer is pretty much unmarked, soft case.