Recording King unveils its second parlor-sized resonator, the Swamp Dog Parlor

Recording King Swamp Dog Parlor
(Image credit: Recording King)

Last month, Recording King announced the first parlor-sized addition to its line of resonator guitars. Now, the California company looks to double down with another parlor model, this time boasting a grittier, less pristine look.

The all-new Swamp Dog Parlor is the smaller sibling of RK's best-selling Swamp Dog Resonator, and features a similarly distressed bell brass body with a hand-spun 9.5" cone, and a satin-finished V-shaped mahogany neck with a 19-fret rosewood fingerboard.

As with its Parlor Metal Body Resonator, the company says the Swamp Dog Parlor “has all the swampiness and midrange of classic biscuit-style metal bodies, but the unique design adds more treble shimmer for extra top-end clarity.”

Other features include a nickel finish, 24.25" scale length, a black headstock overlay, Open-Gear tuning machines and a maple/ebony biscuit bridge.

The Swamp Dog Parlor is available now for $699.99. For more information, head to Recording King.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created 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.