1 Otter 3 weeks ago My mother bought herself a "Guitar for Dummies" or somesuch a few months back, saying "once I read this book I'll be ready to get a guitar". Of course I sez "well that won't do". So on my trip home last weekend I took her to the Guitar Center next to Fenway Park and did some exploring. She wanted an acoustic, and I decided a steel-string would suit her folksy soft-rock aspirations. We picked up a few dreadnought types, but decided they were too bulky for her, so looked into parlor and 0/00/000 styles. In the end it came down to a Yamaha jumbo and a Recording King 000. I pushed her towards the Recording King, as it offered all-solid construction as opposed to the Yamaha's plywood back-and-sides. I was quite impressed to find an all-solid offering in the price range, and the RK didn't disappoint in the tone or feel departments, though it did slightly disappoint my mother's "I want a shiny guitar" department. I set her up with picks, tuner, stand, and case, and gave her a few lessons before my short weekend trip came to an end.I think this might put my recent Gretsch Honeydipper purchase on the chopping block, but it's for a good cause.It's a really fun little guitar, and--with the shallow body and diminutive curves--would make an excellent couch picker for anyone.