Recording King RD-06-12

Steel String Guitar

  • 12-String
  • Dreadnought
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • X bracing
  • Bottom and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • C neck profile
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 645 mm
  • Nut width: 49 mm
  • Nut: bone
  • Tortoise shell body binding
  • Colour: Natural, high gloss
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Audio Examples

  • Country
  • Pop
  • Strumming

Further Information

Design Dreadnought
Top Spruce, Solid
Back and Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Revebond
Nut width in mm 49,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup System No
Colour Natural
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Good value for money
The guitar is beautiful and the finishing is top notch which is surprinsing given the price it sells for.

It's sound is a little bit muffled. That improves by restringing with a brigther set of strings. I think it is also improving as I'm breaking in to the guitar.

My biggest worry is the top that is already quite arched, giving up to the string tension. I can still address that issue by seting up the guitar, taking a bit of the saddle and adjusting the truss rod, but it may become a serious problem in the future.
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Sensational price / performance ratio
Stefan1907, 17.06.2011
Rarely I was on an online ordered instrument so exciting: In order to feed my game drive, I thought absolutely now have to have a 12seitige have. The medium-price range was not considered, my motto is consistently high-priced or just cheap to buy. The competitors in the price segment were somehow suspicious to me, and in the 500.00 - 1.000,00EUR range, I then always go in the direction of Martin and Co., where you ultimately land beyond the 1.000er frontier.

My reference guitar is a 75 Tama in the first possession, which at that time and today every approximately identical D35 toppt. So much for the prehistory.

The 06-12 comes simply with solid spruce top and X-Bracing therefore, the processing is error-free, the setting exemplary. The strings are not tuned during transport (for obvious reasons), so the guitar has to "sit" a little, after about 3 hours it keeps the mood in a 440hz mood flawless, even in dropped-D or pure open- Tuning. The mechanics are open, which is clear in the price segment. They should certainly be able to wait and smear themselves better than bad encapsulated ones. The neck shape is a moderate C with a 12-string very comfortable strings, possibly Ovation-Adamas and similar are flatter therefore. The volume is balanced between all choirs (not self-evident at 12s) and overall in the middle range.

The response is fast, the octave purity is surprisingly excellent - even up to the 15 fret - and the guitar reacts very dynamically on the attack now, regardless of whether picking, strumming, flatpicking or Bottleneck.

To the resistance of the paint I can not say anything, which works rather thin and thus mgw. sensitive. The mechanics I had already mentioned, saddle and bridge are cleanly fitted and filed, the finish overall immaculate. From the current impression, the device is sensational for the price called for, and can be explained, if at all, only with the production location China. The look is ok, neither looks optically nor in the hand cheap, as the price suggests. An imbib is also supplied for the collar, which is accessible from the soundhole. There are different reports on the functionality of some English-language boards, I suspect that you should not pull too much strings, so you should be in the range of the 010-047 / 48 sets, and of course also have to keep an eye on humidity At all acoustic with massive ceilings.

A short test with an old but production-proofed magnetic Lawrence soundhole pickup can also be expected for recordings, before a simple SM57 / 58 it behaves completely without problems, the bollern not through the basses.

My conclusion: for the price unbeatable, and otherwise absolutely no Deut` worse than the 4-5 times more expensive competitors. Absolutely recommendable!
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