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Feb 28, 2021 - 7:15:41 PM

Krabo

Australia

23 posts since 7/9/2016

Hi
Does anyone have any case recommendations for a Recording King RR-60? Would a Martinez, Epiphone or Gretsch case work? Thanks!

Mar 1, 2021 - 1:23:30 PM

3528 posts since 7/27/2008

Krabo - you never got back to us in the thread you started last week. Did you buy a Recording King?

Mar 1, 2021 - 3:24:22 PM

236 posts since 8/25/2008

Recording King sells a case built for that guitar. Their case brand is Guardian.

Edited by - resoranger on 03/01/2021 15:24:38

Mar 2, 2021 - 4:32:28 AM

Krabo

Australia

23 posts since 7/9/2016

quote:
Originally posted by MarkinSonoma

Krabo - you never got back to us in the thread you started last week. Did you buy a Recording King?


I'm still thinking about it. Part of the issue is the difficulty in finding a resonator guitar in Australia. I was considering buying a Gretsch Boxtail maybe. 

Mar 2, 2021 - 11:14:52 AM

3528 posts since 7/27/2008

Krabo, you sort of "hybridized" the name of two Gretsch models. The Boxcar is the acoustic only version, the Bobtail is the one containing the Fishman Nashville pickup. And of course the pickup works a whole lot better if used in conjunction with the Fishman Jerry Douglas Aura pedal or the ToneDexter by Audio Sprockets. If one really wants the pickup, it's starting to add up.

Nothing wrong with the acoustic only Boxcar as a starter guitar if you are on a tight budget, but it's not in the same league as the Recording King RR-60 or the top of the line Phil Leadbetter model. Not even close.

Obviously a used guitar is another story, but new the Boxcar is currently going for $449 U.S. = approx. $575 Australian. The RR-60 goes for quite a bit more, but it's a much better guitar. The RK Maxewll actually goes new for $20 U.S. less than the Gretsch. I have played a couple of those and I'm amazed how good they are for the price. I would take the Maxwell over the Gretsch Boxcar any day of the week, and save some money while I'm at it.

I have played many Gretsch Boxcars and Bobtails. Many people don't know that the Gretsch family still owns the brand, but the guitars are built and distributed by the long arm of Fender. The Gretsch resonators have become as ubiquitous in American music stores and online dealers as Regals.

Edited by - MarkinSonoma on 03/02/2021 11:18:20

Mar 18, 2021 - 3:25:29 AM

Krabo

Australia

23 posts since 7/9/2016

Ha! So I did.

So sorry MarkinSonoma, work has been pretty busy so I got kind of overwhelmed.

Another option that might match my criteria, an OMI 80s Dobro Model 27. For something that would be an intermediate instrument, it probably costs only a few hundred less than the Recording King or Regal and would be a fair bit better I reckon. I would still have to buy sight unseen though. What do you think?

Mar 18, 2021 - 5:44:52 AM

cc7

USA

50 posts since 1/24/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Krabo

Ha! So I did.

So sorry MarkinSonoma, work has been pretty busy so I got kind of overwhelmed.

Another option that might match my criteria, an OMI 80s Dobro Model 27. For something that would be an intermediate instrument, it probably costs only a few hundred less than the Recording King or Regal and would be a fair bit better I reckon. I would still have to buy sight unseen though. What do you think?


Bought my 86 OMI f style sight unseen and it is great. Built like a tank but a sweet loud tone.

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