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Recording King Introduces 327 “Torch” Adirondack Top Acoustic Guitar

Hayward, California-based Recording King has introduced a new model, the 327 “Torch,” which has an Adirondack spruce top, nitrocellulose lacquer finish and M.O.P and abalone inlay.

The model's street price is $1,099.99.

The 327 is available in dreadnought (RD) or 000-style (RO) body shapes. The top is made from solid AAA Adirondack spruce.

From Recording King:

"Adirondack has been a prized choice for guitar tops since the 1920s. It is generally considered to be more resonant that Sitka spruce and it also has a unique wide-grain pattern that makes Adirondack guitars aesthetically unique. For many years, Adirondack spruce was rare or unavailable; even now, guitars with Adirondack spruce tops are among the most expensive and sought-after models."

The back and sides of the RD- and RO-327 are made from solid East Indian Rosewood. The 327 has a nut width of 1-3/4 inch and the one-piece neck is fitted to the body with a hand-cut dovetail joint. The fretboard is made from ebony, as is the bridge. It also features an extensively detailed real abalone top purfling, rosette and torch-style headstock inlay.

The guitar is finished in a thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer for resonance and historical accuracy.

Learn more about the RD-327 "Torch" here.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.