The Recording King ROS-626 has an archetypal old-school slothead tone that’s perfectly suited to blues, slide, ragtime and even open-tuned Celtic style meanderings. Even in stock form this guitar significantly exceeded my expectations, so a big thanks to Alex and Reuben for telling me about it.
Fixing the bridge-to-body joint noticeably refined the Recording King’s tone, but replacing the saddle had a much more profound effect.
The guitar felt freed up and much louder, and the bottom end gained a lot of power. The slight crashiness we had noticed was virtually gone and the overall clarity, smoothness and balance improved enormously. The work’s definitely been worth it, and this one’s a keeper.
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