Recording King unveils its first-ever tenor acoustic - the RK Dirty 30s Tenor Guitar

Recording King Dirty 30s Tenor Guitar
(Image credit: Recording King)

Recording King - established purveyor of acoustic guitars, banjos and other roots instruments - has unveiled the Dirty 30s Tenor Guitar, its first ever tenor guitar model.

For the uninitiated, a tenor guitar is a slightly smaller, four-string relative of the steel-string acoustic guitar - most often tuned to CGDA - and is popular amongst old-time jazz, folk and ragtime guitarists and banjo players.

The Dirty 30s Tenor Guitar features a spruce top and whitewood back and sides, with a 23" scale-length mahogany neck and 20-fret ovangkol fretboard. It's also built with Recording King's exclusive CrossLap bracing, which the company says results in an "extra-responsive top-end".

Visually, the guitar boasts a satin finish, checkerboard purfling, a bound soundhole rosette, nickel machine heads and ivory top binding.

The Dirty 30s Tenor Guitar is available now for $189.99. For more information, head to Recording King (opens in new tab).

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Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).