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Where Purchased: Elderly Instr.
Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: 740 ($US)
nice bright sound, has same volume as my Gold Tone
Sound Rating: 8
set up done very well
Setup Rating: 10
good looking wood, nice nickle plate job
Appearance Rating: 9
too early to say
Reliability Rating: not rated
haven't done anything with Recoeding King but Elderly is very good to work with
Customer Service: 10
turners seem to be a little touchy
has no tone ring but the flat rim does the job very well
Components Rating: 8
great sound and about 2/3 the weight of the Gold Tone. it is a pleasure to just pick up and play. I was adjusting the strap on the Gold Tone trying to get comfortable more then I was playing it. I just heard that Recording King stopped production of this model,( are they crazy ? ) so if you find one, buy it I like it more every time I play it
Overall Rating: 9
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