I bought a Recording King RPS-9P-TS Dirty 30'S on Easter. I was looking for a guitar with the vibe and sound of an old catalog guitar, but with modern features like an adjustable truss rod. This seemed perfect, and affordable to boot. I bought it and had a setup done by a trusted luthier. He had to do quite a bit of fret dressing to get rid of some buzzes, but when I brought it home it played like a dream. I love the sound- way louder and fuller than on a lot of more expensive instruments. Sadly, the honeymoon soon ended. The action started to come up gradually. I thought it was just increasing humidity, so I tweaked the truss rod, but that didn't help. I took it back to the luthier who did the setup, and he showed me that the tops was bulging behind the bridge. I'd read that they had some issues with bridge lift on these in the past. Well, that's certainly not a problem on this one- it's on so securely that it's pulling the top of the guitar up, just like if you pinched a sheet and pulled it up. My luthier thinks it's due to the lack of finish on the guitar. They stained a lovely sunburst, but there is literally no varnish at all, and that makes it more prone to this kind of thing. They probably cut some corners in bracing as well. I've learned my lesson: no more sub $300 acoustics for me.