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Recording King RD-342 Tonewood Reserve Elite Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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 Incredible guitar with all the features you’d want in a bluegrass style dreadnought, but at fraction of the price of most similar options.  And, this one has aged 30 year old Adirondack Spruce!

Recording King RD-342 evokes classic dreadnought style, sound & volume thanks to hand-selected tonewoods and vintage styling similar to that of a D-42 Martin!

The foundation of the 342’s tone comes from solid Adirondack spruce tops that has been naturally aging for the past 30 years. Adirondack’s excellent projection, coupled with three decades of curing delivers a stiff, loud, lightweight top with powerful fundamental tone.  Very powerful in the midrange as well as the bass response, and the trebles are clear and solid.  

Combine that aged top with solid Rosewood back and sides, and you have a fundamental bluegrass machine!

The 342 is styled with classy, 42 style abalone appointments, and a vintage-style tortoise pickguard to protect the top.

For players that need the power and volume that only a dreadnought can provide, but still want the warmth and vibrancy that comes with aged tonewoods, the RD-342 offers the best of both worlds at a fraction of the price of a vintage instrument.  Includes full professional setup, strap button installation, and free shipping within the lower 48 US.

  • Solid 30-year-old Adirondack Spruce Top

  • Solid Rosewood Back & Sides

  • Ebony Fretboard

  • Abalone Inlay/Binding

  • Bone Nut and Saddle

  • Vintage V Profile Neck Shape
  • Good Quality Grover Open Gear Tuners 


If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).

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