The Recording King RO-T16 Torrefied Top Acoustic Guitar takes the coveted tone of a decades-aged instrument and makes it available to the masses at a price tag anyone can get behind. Employing specialized heating and curing processes which emphasize weight reduction and stiffness, the combination of mahogany sides, back, and neck along with the crown jewel torrefied solid Adirondack spruce top produces a rich, resonant tone that sounds like it's been in the family for generations.

Product Specs

  • RO-T16 Torrefied Red Spruce Top 000
  • Natural Gloss
  • 2010s
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Auditorium
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Top Material
  • Spruce

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Reviews for the Recording King RO-T16 Torrefied Red Spruce Top 000 Acoustic Guitar
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  • RO-T16 000 is BBB - 'Best Bang for Buck'!

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    Took a punt and bought this RO-T16 online. Had a couple of RKs before and they were decent boxes but nothing out of the ordinary. By contrast the T16 definitely is 'out of the ordinary'! I was knocked out by the sound and quality of this guitar. I was suspicious of some of the claims made for the to…

  • Absolutely stunning Guitar

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    This guitar is a beautiful player. Nice warm tone with mid and high slightly sounding in to the strum or picking. The Torrefied Top, makes the difference. The guitar is more beautiful in person than on photos. I may buy another model.

  • The best acoustic guitar at this price point. Maybe the best under $1k.

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    I've owned around 20 acoustic guitars, and I've played tons of other acoustics that I haven't owned. So I have a solid amount of perspective and context in which to place my thoughts on the Recording King RO-T16 000. I've also become something of an acoustic snob lately, buying and playing mostly C…

  • Recording King Torrefied Red Spruce toop 000 Acoustic

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    What a simply elegantly superb instrument in this price range. Very nice tone, playability, and overall aesthetics. It has that 000-18 vintage look with tortoishell binding and pickguard, and Open Back Nickel tuners. Just wonderful. Highly recommended if you are looking for an instrument for und…

  • Wow!

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    I'm very pleased with this guitar. The overall quality, setup, playability, and, most of all, tone, are all more than I might have expected for a guitar selling at this price. I have previously owned a Martin OOO-16GT, which has very similar specs, less the torrified adirondak top. The Recording Kin…