Dirty 30s 000 w/Pickup Recording King Series 9


The Dirty 30s Series 9 models take the vibrant tone of a Solid Sitka Spruce top and combine it with our super-clean Cross Lap Bracing for some of the best-sounding Dirty 30s models yet.

The Series 9 000 features a 25.4″ scale length and comfortable 1-11/16″ nut width. Bone nut & saddle and D’Addario strings deliver great tone, with robust bass, clear treble and excellent projection. The styling is pure vintage: transparent Tobacco Sunburst finish and ivory large dot fret markers and our RK Whitley pickguard. 

We’ve made it ready for the stage by including a Fishman Presys pickup. 

Add a gigbag or hardshell case and a capo for a complete package.

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The Dirty 30s 000 w/Pickup pays homage to the 000 guitar body style, which has a venerable history with European roots. European and early American guitars, however, were relatively small compared to later models. According to Michael Heatly in an article for guitar.com, the Martin company engaged in some tit-for-tat models with the Gibson company on size. The Martin response to Gibson’s wide jazz archtop with its first 000 model in 1902. The 1926 model 000 was instrumental in Martin’s move into the steel-string era. Martin’s famous truss rod and X bracing system was another result. The 000 body shape figures into the early 14-fret models too. The 000 model coincides with the guitar’s ascendance over the banjo in American musical genres.

The OM and many of the Martin 000 models differed in both neck width and scale length. The OM featured a wider neck and longer scale. The 000 typically retained something closer to old-world scaling. The modern Recording King Dirty 30’s 000 features a 25.4 inch scale length and 1-11/16 inch nut width, the same as the Martin 000M and a few others. Other Martin and Recording 000’s feature 24.9 scale length. While most any guitar player can adapt to either scale length, modern players will likely find the 25.4 inch scale length most familiar.

The Fishman Presys pickup and onboard EQ system adds a decidedly modern innovation to his vintage-styled guitar. You’ll find the best of both words, the old and the new in the Recording King Dirty 30s 000 w/Pickup.

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Model Number:ROS-9-FE5-TS
Model Name:Dirty 30s Series 9 OOO Acoustic Guitar w/ Pickup
Body Shape:14th Fret OOO
Top Material:Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Material:Whitewood
Side Material:Whitewood
Top Bracing Pattern:Cross Lap X Bracing
Top Braces:Sitka Spruce
Neck Material:Mahogany
Neck Profile:Thin C
Neck Joint:Dovetail
Fretboard Material:Ovangkol
Scale Length:25.4"
# Of Frets Clear:14
# Of Frets Total:20
Nut Material:Bone
Nut Width:1-11/16"
Headstock Overlay:Black
Headstock Inlay:None
Tuning Machines:Ivory Buttons
Body Binding:Ivory
Rosette:Bound Soundhole
Top Purfling:None
Fretboard Inlays:Large Ivory Dots
Fretboard Binding:Black
Bridge Material:Ovangkol
Bridge Shape:Straight
Saddle:Compensated Bone
Pickguard:Black RK Whitley
Electronics:Fishman Presys EQ
Color Options:Tobacco Sunburst