The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165805   Message #3981785
Posted By: C-flat
13-Mar-19 - 08:55 AM
Thread Name: Best Guitar for UK folk club?
Subject: RE: Best Guitar for UK folk club?
I regularly use a small-bodied Recording King in similar sized rooms to that you describe Jim, and find it punchy and well balanced at both high and low end.
I'm using slightly heavier gauge strings than I normally would which also adds to the overall output.
Recording Kings "ROS" range are deceptively louder than their size would suggest and there are some real bargains to be had.
Mine cost £250 a couple of years ago and is an absolute gem of a guitar.
I own other more expensive instruments, one in particular is a steel-strung Manuel Rodriguez which is the closest thing to a Lowden I've played (without being a Lowden. I would say the RK is every bit as loud, if not more so.
Try one. You might hate it. I love mine.