Recording King RDS-9-TS Dirty 30’s Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar


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The Recording King RDS-9-TS Dirty 30’s Series 9 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar delivers rich, resonant tones reminiscent of classic instruments from the 1930s. With premium tonewoods, vintage-style appointments, and hand-crafted construction, this guitar balances playability with authentic vintage vibe.

Timeless Tonewoods

At the heart of this Recording King dreadnought guitar is a solid Sitka spruce top. Sitka is a favored top wood prized for its balanced tone, good projection, and detailed note articulation. It’s paired with mahogany back and sides, which add warmth and sweetness to the guitar’s voice.

The top is braced with traditional scalloped X bracing. This allows the top to vibrate freely, resulting in excellent resonance and sustaining notes. It’s also constructed using hot hide glue, which allows seamless acoustic energy transfer through the guitar body.

Vintage Styling with Modern Playability

Inspired by instruments built during the 1930s pre-war era, this Recording King acoustic guitar features several vintage-style appointments. This includes multi-ply body binding, rosette and fingerboard inlays, and vintage-style open-gear tuners with butterbean knobs.

While it has an authentic vintage vibe, this guitar offers excellent modern playability. It has a 25.4″ scale length, 1-11/16″ nut width, and low action for comfortable playing. The neck has a vintage-inspired “C” profile that feels great in the hand.

Handcrafted Quality

Recording King guitars are designed in the USA and handcrafted in Indonesia. This guitar features all-solid wood construction, with carefully chosen tonewoods that are crafted into an instrument capable of studio-quality recorded tones or stage-filling projection.

The top is hand-sanded and graduated for improved bass response. The mahogany neck is set with a dovetail joint for excellent tone transfer. Every detail is attended to, from the neatly cut bone nut and saddle to the polished frets and fretboard.


  • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.4″
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16″
  • Bracing: Scalloped X bracing
  • Binding: Multi-ply body binding
  • Finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Tuners: Vintage-style open-gear with butterbean knobs

Whether you’re a roots musician wanting big dreadnought tones or a collector seeking superbly crafted vintage-inspired acoustics, the Recording King RDS-9-TS delivers excellence. Order yours today to hear why Recording King is a favorite among working musicians.


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