Recording King - Dirty 30's Model RDH-05

Recording King’s Dirty Thirties, Dust Bowl-inspired Dreadnought, is meant to sound great wherever the road takes you. With a solid top and old-style matte sunburst finish, it sits at the perfect crossroads of classic sound, vintage style and exceptional value.

Like the original Montgomery Ward mail order guitars in the first half of the century, the Dirty Thirties Dreadnought is the perfect companion for singer-songwriters, folk stylists or traveling troubadours. All of our Dirty Thirties guitars start with a solid Spruce top and rosewood fret board, with bone nut and saddle. We’ve finished each guitar with classic extra-large fret board dots, aged ivoroid body binding, satin sunburst finish, vintage-inspired tuning keys and historic Recording King headstock. The Dirty Thirties series packs excellent playability and historic vibe into an ultra-affordable package that makes vintage style accessible to even the most budget-conscious players.


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Instrument Specifications


Dirty 30’s Model RDH-05 Features

  • Solid Spruce Top
  • White Wood Back and Sides
  • Forward X-Bracing
  • Rosewood Fret board and Bridge
  • Satin Sunburst Finish

Factory Authorized Refurbished Instruments

In addition to recovering unique older Epiphone, Squier, Mexican Fender, and other mid-range instruments for resale, I also sell these newer refurbished instruments. These are a great deal for anyone that wants a quality instrument with a limited budget. We can sell for less than discounted new! Why buy a cheaper knock-off when you can have a GENUINE Recording King for the same investment.

This instrument was refurbished by a factory authorized refurbisher. Unlike a new instrument, or a typical used instrument, this one was completely checked out, and tested by factory authorized skilled instrument Technicians and Luthiers.

Many of the instruments coming through the refurbisher’s shop have no physical damage, but need electronics repairs. The factory rejects them as well as those with finish flaws or other physical damage. Many instruments are rejected simply because the color is not “up to specifications”.

After each instrument has been inspected, repaired, if required, or just passed as “no repairs needed”, they are set-up, re-boxed, marked as “Used” by the refurbisher with a light stamp on the neck, and assigned a new serial number.

I look for high quality, high value instruments for my budget customers, and unique models that are limited editions, out of production, or just beautiful instruments for everyone, that I can offer at a great price. I will sometimes take a instrument with a finish flaw if it is a nice instrument and I can pass it on for a great price, but any flaws not repaired, or repairs of any physical damage found on any instrument I sell, will be noted here. 

This instrument has no damage and did not need any repairs.

I believe every instrument should have a second chance, and every aspiring instrument player, should have a chance to buy a good instrument, at a fair price…. This is one of those instruments…. Don’t let it pass you by…. I offer my instruments at a fair price, but open the option for a best offer. I always reject low-ball offers, but always consider honest ones. Try it, I may be in a good mood today!

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