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Recording King ROS-16 Studio Series 12th Fret 000 Acoustic


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  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Slotted headstock with rosewood overlay
  • Butterbean tuning keys
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  • Product Dimensions: 42.5 x 19.5 x 6 inches ; 7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002IC1DE0
  • Item model number: ROS-16
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,584 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 25, 2009

Product Description

The ROS-16 is a 12th fret OOO-style guitar crafted from a vintage 1902 design. With a solid AA-grade Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, this guitar has the warm intimate sound you would expect from a classic 12th fret. The 1-13/16" nut with is a fingerpicker's dream, and professional appointments like the rosewood fretboard, ebony pyramid bridge, bone nut and saddle insure the guitar sounds as great as it looks. Herringbone purfling and grained ivoroid binding give a nod to this guitar's historic heritage.


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The tones ring like a "real" guitar.
curgus
I'm now looking to purchase one of the higher-end Recording King OOO models and use this as a backup.
M. Deppisch
Very simple, these are great guitars.
Tracy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Edwin J. Mcallister on January 15, 2010
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I have wanted a slot head 12 fret for a long time, but every time I buy an older one I end up sinking a lot of money into the luthier to bring it up to speed and newer ones like those available from Larrivee and Taylor were way out of my price range. I bought one of these a month ago and have been very pleasantly surprised by the tone and looks and playability of the guitar. So much so that I posted a few youtube videos of a buddy playing my ROS 16 just so other people could get an idea of what a great guitar this is. Check them out.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By curgus on April 30, 2011
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I will start out by saying I am a guitar snob, have very little use for cheap mass produced instruments as most sound just like a cheap mass produced instrument. Playability is generally horrible only matched by the often flat tones they generate. I drive peice of junk cars to have nice guitars, currently a James Goodall Mahogany Dread, Collings MF mandolin and a custom ordered Weber Mandola. Not planing on taking my Goodall, I was looking around for a camping guitar to replace a Baby Taylor that I must say is a complete peice of junk. I wanted a smaller body with laminate back and sides and solid top. I popped into a local store and played the Ros-06 and was very impressed by two of the three I played so got on line and rolled the dice on the online order. With the return policy its a pretty safe bet. Anyway, the guitar arrived in two days and I was thrilled to see there were no issues with fit and finish and no damage. I have to say I was not expecting much as far as tone, having been exposed to Chinese guitars in the past, once I played it away from the din of the music store. I was blown away at how nice this guitar is to play and how fantastic is sounds. It is clear in highs to lows, the base is great for a smaller bodied guitar and incredibly loud for a laminate backed guitar. The tones ring like a "real" guitar. Again I am a snob so I must say I am a taken aback by how good this guitar sounds. For the $375 I paid for this guitar I could not be happier and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good fingerpicker. I have also spent some time struming and even hit a little bluegrass and it has hung in there nicely. Hope this helps anyone trying to decide if this is a good gamble.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jazzkids on December 24, 2009
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This guitar is very nice for the money. Can recommend it for beginners and it is comfortable to play and is well constructed. Lots of bang for the buck her. Even a great guitar for long time guitarists to use for camping, a beater, a beach guitar. As mentioned lots of guitar for the dollars....Nice detail, solid spruce top.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JM on December 7, 2013
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Amazing guitar for the price. I did a thorough scan of budget (under $500) guitars and came across this. The youtube videos and reviews made me go ahead and purchase it. It won't turn any heads in the looks dept, but it is well made and solid in every way. I thought the sound was great out of the box as was the setup. This thing sounds great with sustain and overtones with finger picking and light to medium strumming. The only knock is hard strumming - you might get some fret buzz. I had recently sold my Martin OMC-16OGTE. This guitar is in the ballpark of that $1,600 guitar ! Martin wins for hard strumming, but for everything else except looks, this guitar is in the ballpark and $1,200 cheaper. I also found this easier to finger pick for some reason - maybe because the Martin had a flat C shaped neck vs this V shape. The Martin was a 1 3/4" nut. The RK plays like butter - surprised at how it sounds. You can't go wrong with this if you are in the market for a OOO size budget guitar. I'm sure the ROS-06 plays just as nice. I paid the hundred more for this one based on looks alone. My level of playing is around low-intermediate.
UPDATE: It must have been because it was delivered in cold weather, but now this guitar handles even hard strumming. There's nothing it can't do - great guitar. UPDATE#2:almost a year later this thing is still awesome - sounds great, stays in tune forever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TechRON on November 16, 2013
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I have had my ROS-16 for a few years now and every time I sit down to play, I can't believe how sweet the sounds! If you take a few minutes and give a close look at every detail from the purfling to the fretwork and every glue joint you will see that this guitar was built by hand by very skilled luthiers who take pride in their work. This guitar has tone that only comes from guitars that are built by design and meticulous execution. I'm curious to see the Chinese luthiers who are making these models because they have managed to build a professional level instrument offered at an incredible price. Very unique model here, with tone that sounds and feels "alive". If you are an experienced player looking for that OOO 12-fret sound without having to spend about $1400, this is one guitar you don't want to miss.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Strawberry Jam on December 17, 2010
I bought this guitar after reading about it on a guitar forum. I have heard a lot about this brand but have not seen them in my local store. I bought one since Amazon has such a great return policy. Let me tell you I was NOT disappointed. It is great! I have read others that say it is great for the price, but this is a great sounding guitar period!

I love the wider nut spacing. The guitar has such great overtones. Anyway I am happy I have another great guitar in my collection.
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