New 0-size flattop features a torrefied spruce top and a cutaway.
by Teja Gerken
September 13, 2014
Recording King has introduced the Torrefied Series of guitars. Using designs from its collaboration with renowned historian/luthier Eric Schoenberg, the company is using tops that are artificially aged through torrefication, a process in which the wood is heated at a low temperature in an oxygen-free environment.
One of the first instruments to be released in the series is the RP1-16C. Built with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the RP1-16C is a 12-fret 0-size guitar with a long 25.4-inch scale, a 1¾-inch nut, and a cutaway. The guitar has a street-price of $499.99. recordingking.com.
Comments and Discussion
The main adjustment you need to make, is to replace the plastic bridge pins with Brass.
The difference is astonishing.
I use mine live, with an external Crown GLM 200 mic, attached to the soundhole.
It sounds like a million dollars
Travis Atz, the Director of Product Development at Recording King/The Music Link, says that while they don't currently have plans to introduce an all-solid model of this guitar, they don't rule out the possibility if there seems to be a lot of interest in the future. As it is, the Torrefied Series is being very well received, particularly at that price. Thanks for the note!
Howerver, will an all solid version be offerered soon?
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