Torrefied Red Spruce Top


RD-T16


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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.

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Materials


Top Material
Solid Torrefied Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Fretboard
Padauk

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Specifications & Features

MODEL: RD-T16 Torrefied Top
BODY SHAPE: Dreadnought
TOP MATERIAL: Solid Torrefied 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: Padauk
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
# OF FRETS CLEAR: 14
# 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: Tortoise Shell
ROSETTE: 3 Ring Vintage
TOP PURFLING: Black/White
FRETBOARD INLAYS: M.O.P. Descending Size Dot
FRETBOARD BINDING: None
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Padauk
BRIDGE SHAPE: Standard
SADDLE: Bone
BRIDGE PINS & ENDPIN: Black
PICKGUARD: Vintage Style Tortoise Shell
FINISH: Gloss
ELECTRONICS: None
COLOR OPTIONS: Natural
Case: Optional Vintage Hardhsell Case