Recording King RD-T16 Dreadnought Mahogany Solid Torrefied Red Adirondack Spruce Acoustic Guitar Natural

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Torrefaction is a specialized heating process used on Recording King Adirondack (Red) spruce tops in which the wood is heated at a low temperature in an oxygen-free environment. The curing process reduces impurities in the wood and results in weight reduction and increased stiffness, producing a similar chemical transformation as wood that has been dried for decades. The end result is a lightweight, extra resonant top that produces similar tone to a vintage instrument that's been loved and played for years.

These solid torrefied Adirondack spruce tops provide the foundation for Recording King's Torrefied Series Dreadnought. The tone of the torrefied top is impressive, and when paired with the mahogany back & sides results in guitars with extra punch, projection and warm, vintage-style tone everywhere on the fretboard.

Whether you're a singer/songwriter or fingerpicker, the Recording King Torrefied Series guitars are the perfect way to achieve vintage tone in a new instrument.

Model: RD-T16
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Top Material: Torrefied solid red Adirondack spruce
Back Material: Mahogany
Side Material: Mahogany
Top Bracing Pattern: Forward X
Top Braces: Spruce
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: "C"
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Fretboard Material: Paduk
Scale Length: 25.4"
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 20
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Headstock Inlay: Recording King classic
Tuning Machines: Grover Butterbean 18:1
Body Binding: Tortoiseshell
Rosette: Three ring vintage
Top Purfling: Black/white
Fretboard Inlays: Mother of pearl descending dots
Fretboard Binding: None
Bridge Material: Paduk
Bridge Shape: Standard
Saddle: Bone
Bridge Pins & Endpin: Black
Pickguard: Vintage style toirtoiseshell
Finish: Gloss
Electronics: None
Case: Not included