Recording King

Beginning as a house brand in the 1930’s for Montgomery Ward, Recording King  acoustic guitars and banjos were developed during the Golden Age of  musical craftsmanship, a period that resulted in some of the most  well-respected and sought-after fretted acoustic instruments available.

Building  on this piece of American history, our Recording King instruments  uphold the name’s historic legacy using vintage designs and  hand-assembled parts. Our instruments have the look, feel and sound of  the classic models with impeccable workmanship and enhancements for  contemporary players.

All Recording King models are made for the  long-term – you can hand a Recording King instrument down from  generation to generation. This is what we strive for in each handmade model.