Beginning as a…
…house brand in the 1930’s for Montgomery Ward, Recording King acoustic guitars and banjos were developed during the Golden Age of musical craftsmanship, a period that resulted in some of the most well-respected and sought-after fretted acoustic instruments available.

Building on this piece of American history, our Recording King instruments uphold the name’s historic legacy using vintage designs and hand-assembled parts. Our instruments have the look, feel and sound of the classic models with impeccable workmanship and enhancements for contemporary players.

All Recording King models are made for the long-term – you can hand a Recording King instrument down from generation to generation. This is what we strive for in each handmade model.

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Recording King – RKOH05 – Dirty 30s Open Back Banjo

$391.50
Recording King RKOH05 - Open Back Banjo
  • Maple Neck
  • Presto-style Tailpiece
  • 26-1/4” Scale Length
  • Satin Finish
  • Available w/ L.R. Baggs Pickup (RKOH-05E)

Recording King – RG32SN – Lap Steel P90 Pickup

$329.00
Recording King RG32SN - Lap Steel with P90 Pickup
  • Solid Mahogany
  • Pearloid Fretboard
  • P-90 Pickup
  • Metal Button Tuning Machines
  • 23.5" Scale Length

Recording King – RKH05 – Dirty 30s Resonator Banjo

$499.99
Recording King RKH05 - Resonator Banjo
  • Maple Resonator & Neck
  • Presto-style Tailpiece
  • 26-1/4” Scale Length
  • Satin Finish
  • Available w/ L.R. Baggs Pickup (RKH-05E)

Recording King – RR36VS – Maxwell Series Roundneck Resonator

$579.00
Recording King RR36VS - Maxwell Series Roundneck Resonator
  • Mahogany Top, Back, & Sides
  • Parallelogram Soundwell
  • Recording King Hand-Spun European Cone
  • Sand Cast Spider Bridge

Recording King – RAM3TS – A-Style Mandoline

$289.00
Recording King RAM3TS - A-Style Mandoline
  • A-Style
  • Solid Top
  • Satin Finish
  • RK Jubilee Headstock

Recording King – RO328- All Solid 000 Guitar

$1,069.00

RO-328 All Solid 000, Aged Adirondack Top

  • Solid Adirondack Spruce Top

  • Solid Rosewood Back & Sides

  • Rosewood Fretboard

  • Herringbone Purfling, Classic Rosette


Part of our Tonewood Reserve Series, the Recording King RO-328 evokes classic style, sound & volume thanks to hand-selected tonewoods and vintage styling.

The foundation of the 328’s tone comes from solid Adirondack spruce tops. Adirondack’s excellent projection, coupled with three decades of curing delivers a stiff, loud, lightweight top with powerful fundamental tone.

Combine the aged tops with solid Rosewood back and sides, and you have the all-solid basics for guitars that have powered genres for decades.

We finish the 328 with classy, low-key fretboard dots on the rosewood fretboard, and a vintage-style tortoise pickguard to protect the top. The 328’s classic rosette design and herringbone body purfling complete the traditional look.

Recording King – ROG6 – 000 Guitar

$499.00
G6 Series Solid Top 14th Fret 000
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • 24.9” Scale Length
  • 1-3/4” Nut Width
  • Tortoise Inlaid Rosette, Binding, & Pickguard
The G6 Series 000 wraps great tone and elegant appointments into a stunningly affordable package. With a solid spruce soundboard and bone nut & saddle, these guitars deliver a sound that will please both bedroom pickers and professionals alike. Aesthetically, the G6 Series has a simple elegance. Adorned with a tortoise shell rosette and binding, this gloss-finished beauty is bound to turn heads. The G6 Series 000 features a traditional 24.9” scale.

Recording King – RDG6 – Dreadnought Guitar

$499.00
G6 Series Solid Top Dreadnought
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • 25.4” Scale Length
  • 1-11/16” Nut Width
  • Tortoise Inlaid Rosette, Binding, & Pickguard
The G6 Dreadnought offers simple elegance and great dreadnought sound in a simple, clean design. With a solid spruce soundboard and bone nut & saddle, these guitars deliver tone that will please both bedroom pickers and professionals alike. The tortoise rosette elevates the aesthetic but keeps things understated for players who prefer to let the playing stand out.

Recording King – RDS7MBK – Dreadnought Guitar

$249.00
Dirty 30s Series 7 Dreadnought
  • Spruce Top
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • Cross Lap Bracing
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • RK Whitley Pickguard
The Dirty 30s Series 7 Dreadnought delivers robust acoustic tone with deep bass and powerful projection. Featuring our super clean Cross Lap bracing and top quality materials, the Series 7 is one of the best sounding acoustic guitar values available. The spruce top provides the foundation for classic acoustic tone, and the tobacco sunburst finish, ivory color body binding and bound soundhole give the Series 7 Dreadnought a vintage aesthetic. Parallelogram stencil fretboard markers complete the look. Quality appointments include a bone nut and saddle, ivory-button tuning machines, and our Vintage RK Whitley pickguard. The Series 7 Dreadnought brings the distinctive dreadnought sound with classic style.

Recording King – RDS7TS – Dreadnought Guitar

$249.00
Dirty 30s Series 7 Dreadnought
  • Spruce Top
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • Cross Lap Bracing
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • RK Whitley Pickguard
The Dirty 30s Series 7 Dreadnought delivers robust acoustic tone with deep bass and powerful projection. Featuring our super clean Cross Lap bracing and top quality materials, the Series 7 is one of the best sounding acoustic guitar values available. The spruce top provides the foundation for classic acoustic tone, and the tobacco sunburst finish, ivory color body binding and bound soundhole give the Series 7 Dreadnought a vintage aesthetic. Parallelogram stencil fretboard markers complete the look. Quality appointments include a bone nut and saddle, ivory-button tuning machines, and our Vintage RK Whitley pickguard. The Series 7 Dreadnought brings the distinctive dreadnought sound with classic style.

Recording King – RPS7GY- Single 0 Guitar

$249.00
Dirty 30s Series 7 Single 0
  • Spruce Top
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • Cross Lap Bracing
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
The Dirty 30s Series 7 is a single 0 with a sound that will impress you. Chalk it up to our super clean Cross Lap bracing and top quality materials, the Series 7 packs a punch. The spruce top provides the foundation for classic acoustic tone beneath the Grey finish. The bound soundhole and Harmonella stencil fretboard markers are both functional and stylistic. The Series 7 has a bone nut and saddle for excellent sustain, and ivory-button tuning machines for traditional mojo. Whether headed out on the road or matching the vibe of an intimate session, the Series 7 is your go-to-guitar for that woody, boxy vintage sound.

Recording King – RPS7TS- Single 0 Guitar

$249.00
Dirty 30s Series 7 Single 0
  • Spruce Top
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • Cross Lap Bracing
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Checkerboard Purfling
The Dirty 30s Series 7 is a single 0 with a sound that will impress you. Chalk it up to our super clean Cross Lap bracing and top quality materials, the Series 7 packs a punch. The spruce top provides the foundation for classic acoustic tone beneath the Tobacco Sunburst finish. The bound soundhole and Harmonella stencil fretboard markers are both functional and stylistic. The Series 7 has a bone nut and saddle for excellent sustain, and ivory-button tuning machines for traditional mojo. Whether headed out on the road or matching the vibe of an intimate session, the Series 7 is your go-to-guitar for that woody, boxy vintage sound.  

Recording King – RPS7MBK- Single 0 Guitar

$249.00
Dirty 30s Series 7 Single 0
  • Spruce Top
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • Cross Lap Bracing
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • Checkerboard Purfling
The Dirty 30s Series 7 is a single 0 with a sound that will impress you. Chalk it up to our super clean Cross Lap bracing and top quality materials, the Series 7 packs a punch. The spruce top provides the foundation for classic acoustic tone beneath the Tobacco Sunburst finish. The bound soundhole and Harmonella stencil fretboard markers are both functional and stylistic. The Series 7 has a bone nut and saddle for excellent sustain, and ivory-button tuning machines for traditional mojo. Whether headed out on the road or matching the vibe of an intimate session, the Series 7 is your go-to-guitar for that woody, boxy vintage sound.  

Recording King – RPS9TS – Single 0 Guitar

$339.00
Dirty 30s Series 9 Single 0
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • Cross Lap X Bracing
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • 1-11/16" Nut Width
The Dirty 30s Series 9 models take the vibrant tone of a solid Sitka spruce top and combine it with our super-clean Cross Lap Bracing for some of the best-sounding Dirty 30s models yet. The Series 9 Single 0 features a 25.4" scale length and comfortable 1-11/16" nut width. Bone nut & saddle and D'Addario strings deliver great tone, with robust bass, clear treble and excellent projection. The styling is pure vintage: transparent Tobacco Sunburst finish and ivory large dot fret markers.

Recording King – ROS9TS – 000 Guitar

$329.00
Dirty 30s Series 9 000
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • 25.4" Scale Length
  • Cross Lap X Bracing
  • Bone Nut and Saddle
  • RK Whitley Pickguard
The Dirty 30s Series 9 models take the vibrant tone of a Solid Sitka Spruce top and combine it with our super-clean Cross Lap Bracing for some of the best-sounding Dirty 30s models yet. The Series 9 000 features a 25.4" scale length and comfortable 1-11/16" nut width. Bone nut & saddle and D'Addario strings deliver great tone, with robust bass, clear treble and excellent projection. The styling is pure vintage: transparent Tobacco Sunburst finish and ivory large dot fret markers and our RK Whitley pickguard.

Recording King – RPS11FE3TBR – Single 0 Guitar

$649.00
Series 11 Single 0 w/ Fishman Sonitone Pickup
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Solid Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Ultra Thin Satin Finish
  • Fishman Sonitone Electronics
Series 11 Guitars are all-solid, no-compromise instruments with classic vintage styling and an affordable price tag. Recording King’s Series 11 offers players all-solid tonewoods in a great-looking vintage-style package. The Series 11’s extra-lightweight small-body Single 0 gives players a high-quality, affordable guitar with no compromise in tone or vibe. The foundation of the Series 11 sound comes from a solid spruce top paired with solid mahogany back and sides. These traditional all-solid tonewoods deliver the fundamentals of acoustic tone at first strum, for a classic sound that will only continue to deepen over years of playing. For authentic vintage styling, the Series 11 Single 0 is finished in tobacco sunburst with an ultra-thin satin finish. Classy low-key MOP dots map the fretboard, and the vintage Recording King headstock design delivers classic 3-on-a-side vintage mojo. Each Series 11 guitar comes from our workshop with great-sounding Fishman Sonitone electronics for guitars that are roadworthy as well as sonically and stylistically impressive.

Recording King – ROS11FE3TBR – Size 000 Guitar

$649.00
Series 11 14th Fret 000 w/ Fishman Sonitone Pickup
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Solid Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Ultra Thin Satin Finish
  • Fishman Sonitone Electronics
Series 11 Guitars are all-solid, no-compromise instruments with classic vintage styling and an affordable price tag. Recording King’s Series 11 offers players all-solid tonewoods in a great-looking vintage-style package. The Series 11’s extra-lightweight 000 gives players a high-quality, affordable guitar with no compromise in tone or vibe. The foundation of the Series 11 sound comes from a solid spruce top paired with solid mahogany back and sides. These traditional all-solid tonewoods deliver the fundamentals of acoustic tone at first strum, for a classic sound that will only continue to deepen over years of playing. For authentic vintage styling, the Series 11 000 is finished in tobacco sunburst with an ultra-thin satin finish. Classy low-key MOP dots map the fretboard, and the vintage Recording King headstock design delivers classic 3-on-a-side vintage mojo. Each Series 11 guitar comes from our workshop with great-sounding Fishman Sonitone electronics for guitars that are roadworthy as well as sonically and stylistically impressive.

Recording King – RDS11FE3TBR – Dreadnought Guitar

$649.00
Series 11 Dreadnought w/ Fishman Sonitone Pickup
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Solid Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Ultra Thin Satin Finish
  • Fishman Sonitone Electronics
Series 11 Guitars are all-solid, no-compromise instruments with classic vintage styling and an affordable price tag. Recording King’s Series 11 offers players all-solid tonewoods in a great-looking vintage-style package. The Series 11’s extra-lightweight Dreadnought gives players a high-quality, affordable guitar with no compromise in tone or vibe. The foundation of the Series 11 sound comes from a solid spruce top paired with solid mahogany back and sides. These traditional all-solid tonewoods deliver the fundamentals of acoustic tone at first strum, for a classic sound that will only continue to deepen over years of playing. For authentic vintage styling, the Series 11 Dreadnought is finished in tobacco sunburst with an ultra-thin satin finish. Classy low-key MOP dots map the fretboard, and the vintage Recording King headstock design delivers classic 3-on-a-side vintage mojo. Each Series 11 guitar comes from our workshop with great-sounding Fishman Sonitone electronics for guitars that are roadworthy as well as sonically and stylistically impressive.