We’ve taken everything great about slope shoulder guitars and added features that will please both modern players and vintage enthusiasts. Following the early mid-century “Jumbo” to “advanced Jumbo” change, we’ve extended our scale length to the full dreadnought scale of 25.4” for a little more punch and projection. The classic body shape still delivers the sweetness and ideal tonal blend characteristic to slope shoulder guitars, but the longer scale gives it just a touch more volume to help cut through the mix. The 1-11/16” bone nut is perfectly comfortable for strumming, fingerstyle or flatpicking, and combined with the bone saddle, helps to give these guitars and additional degree of brightness and clarity.
To celebrate the sonic upgrades, we’ve made some changes in the detailing too, with ivory body and fretboard binding, pearl fretboard dots, vintage-inspired Golden Age tuners and the classic Recording King headstock logo inlay. The RAJ-126 has a solid AA grade Sitka spruce top and solid African Mahogany back and sides. It’s finished in vintage sunburst with a classic black pickguard, and ivory Golden Age tuning machines.
|BODY SHAPE:||Slope Shoulder|
|TOP MATERIAL:||Solid AA Grade Sitka Spruce|
|BACK MATERIAL:||Solid African Mahogany|
|SIDE MATERIAL:||Solid African Mahogany|
|TOP BRACING PATTERN:||X-Bracing|
|TOP BRACES:||Scalloped Sitka Spruce|
|NECK PROFILE:||Thin C|
|# OF FRETS CLEAR:||14|
|# OF FRETS TOTAL:||20|
|HEADSTOCK INLAY:||Recording King Script in Mother of Pearl|
|TUNING MACHINES:||Golden Age|
|TOP PURFLING:||3 ply|
|FRETBOARD INLAYS:||Pearl dots|
|BRIDGE PINS & ENDPIN:||Plastic, Ivory color with black dots|
Acoustic Guitar reviews the RAJ-126 in their February 2013 Issue: Read the review here.