Recording King Tricone Resonator Guitar - Roundneck 

The unique tricone sound -- originally created nearly a century ago to combine band-level volume and bell-like clarity -- lives on today in the RM-991 Nickel Tricone Resonator.

Traditional tricone throatiness comes from three RK Hand-spun resonator cones and a Bell Brass body. Hand-spun aluminum is unmatched for true resophonic volume, and RK cones are among the best available. The warmth of the brass body softens and rounds the projected notes, while the open pan soundwell allows the chiming overtones this guitar is famous for.

With a sandcast powder-coated T-Bridge and nickel plated body the Nickel Tricone Resonator looks and sounds like a century old closet classic. Just like the original design, history is in your hands.

Built for comfort

This guitar is built for comfort with a number of upscale features that won't break the bank. A shapely round-shouldered body ensures vintage articulation and playability that’s made for travel, gigs, or simply keeping it within reach and on display in your living space. Meanwhile, a comfortable mahogany neck and padauk fingerboard ensure great playability whether you’re plucking intricate dusty melodies or wailing on your Great Depression-era tune with a slide. This instrument also features a smooth “C” neck carve, which makes fretting feel natural and easy up and down the neck.

Recording King Resonator King Tricone Roundneck Resonator Guitar Features:

  • Roundneck tricone resonator, plays like a traditional 6-string guitar (squareneck model also available)
  • Nickel-plated bell brass top, back, and sides deliver incredible projection with classic resonator tone
  • Slim round-shouldered body makes for a highly portable and comfortable instrument
  • 3 handspun resonator cones deliver band-level volume with bell-like clarity
  • Open pan soundwell and grille-style bell brass vents creates signature chime and a stylish look
  • Vintage design that used formative pre-WWII resonators for inspiration
  • Comfortable satin-finished mahogany neck with a smooth “C” neck carve for easy fretting
  • Smooth fingerboard carved from hardwood padauk with 19 frets and abalone shell inlays
  • Sturdy nickel tuners with black button covers and 18:1 tuning ratio for fast and precise tuning
  • Premium hardware increases resonance (a bone nut, ebony saddle, and sandcast bridge)

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ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • RM-991-R Tricone Roundneck Resonator
  • Nickel-Plated Bell Brass
  • 2024
  • None
String Type
  • Steel
Color Family
  • Silver
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Back Material
  • Brass
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Top Material
  • Brass
Sides Material
  • Brass
Fretboard Material
  • Padauk
Active Preamp
  • No
Number of Frets
  • 19

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