So what do you look for in an acoustic? The sound is the first thing you notice but there is more. Every guitar must have a straight neck. Look inside for the glueing. There should be no excess as that will dampen the sound and tone. Excess glue is a good first sign of SLOPPY construction. None of the RJPs I tried out had excessive glue and I looked inside thoroughly for any other signs of shoddy construction. I found none. The construction quality consistency easily surpasses many top brands including Ovation. (Maybe Ovation isn't a good example as I've tried hundreds of them out and have found that only about 5% were acceptible. The plastic backed ones still sound like,... plastic.) And as with every guitar that doesn't have an adjustable bridge, check the intonation. When you play a string open, a true octave should be attainable at the 12th fret without having to apply too much or too little pressure. This guitar also has a built in piezo pickup in the bridge and a great equalizer w/volume control for electric operation. The RJP's cost a little more than the popular manufacturer's lower range guitar offerings but they are defintely higher quality than many of those costing twice as much. The background for this page is from the back of the guitar.
So where do you find an RJP guitar or bass? In the meantime, if you can find one on Ebay or Craigslist, GET IT.
In the meantime, if you can find one on Ebay or Craigslist, GET IT.