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Item #: H82492 002
Mfg #: RD-40BS

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Regal RD-40S Square Neck Resonator Guitar

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Product Overview

A beautiful instrument with vintage styling and an improved sound chamber.

  • Square neck
    Spruce top
    Quarter-sawn mahogany back and sides
    Mahogany, slimmer neck with 2-way adjustable truss rod with metal truss rod cover
    Rosewood fingerboard with motherof-pearl dot position markers
    Multi-ply ivoroid bound body and bound fingerboard
    Bound peghead with rosewood overlay, inlaid with a floral design of mother of pearl, abalone, and red coral
    1-11/16" nut width
    Rock maple saddle and bone nut
    Extra-wide string spacing at saddle for playing comfort
    Saga’s Power Reflex resonator chamber
    USA-made aluminum cone
    Golden Gate DP-126 spider
    Bug-eye screen cover
    Sealed die-cast tuners with 15:1 gear ratio
    Nickel-plated hardware
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Regal RD-40S Square Neck Resonator Guitar

At the top of the line of the Regal Studio Series Resophonic Guitars, the RD-40 Square Neck Resonator has been redesigned from the inside out making it one of the best values when it comes to truly vintage-inspired, professional featured, resophonic instruments. Using Regal's many years of experience in the development and construction of traditional American acoustic instruments, they discovered ways to improve upon the most legendary designs from the past without pricing them out of the reach of any level player. Only the finest materials are used to create these new designs that reminisce of the past, while still meeting the demands of today's modern players. The new body shape takes its cues from instruments of the past; while the real secret to the tone of these instruments lies within. It all starts with a combination of Regal exclusives, such as the Power Reflex Tone Chamber for added volume, the DP-126 die-cast spider for its bell-like response, and a US-made, hand-spun aluminum cone. All together work in perfect harmony to assure the maximum, most articulate tone that can be heard in any playing situation.

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Which Regal is this?

By Bill Homans from Clarksdale, Mississippi on 11/27/2012 11:56:13 AM

I am Watermelon Slim, an international touring bluesman, www.watermelonslim.com. In the 8 years since I retired from the trucking business, I have been using Regal square neck Dobros on the road, I tour with nothing else. They are cheap, and stay in tune well. But there are two different kinds of Regal. One is the reputable long-time American brand. At the Gibson store in Nashville, these typically ran from $1400 to quite a lot more. But the other kind of Regal is the one I have owned four of during that time. I currently own only one, and need to get another. What people need to know to make a fully informed buying decision is that the brand name "Regal" is a Chinese brand name, and that you can buy car tools, linoleum, and any number of non-durable consumer goods with that brand and trademark. It is not a guitar company per se, any more than Archer Daniels Midland are farmers. Among their product lines are dobros, with both conventional and square neck, in black and sunburst finishes. The square neck dobro shown here is quite obviously the Chinese one. That's quite a price jump from the last one I purchased, four years or so ago, for $350 plus tax. Well, the Chinese whup our capitalists all hollow anyway, sigh... It would be very helpful to the guitar consumer if this crucial difference were noted in the forms you have to sell these guitars. I have, in fact been satisfied by the performance of the Chinese square neck dobros. I gave one, autographed, to Buddy Guy after he had sat in with me and my band the Workers in the "old" Buddy Guy's Legends blues club in Chicago. But it is important to ensure truth in advertising, and this is a significant omission that needs to be addressed. Beyond that, I would suggest that there are a number of dobro players out there who would want to KNOW that the dobro they played was American. One of the problems you will eventually have with these Chinese dobros is a terminal one, and that is durability: eventually, unless you're really careful, and ensure that the guitar never does stuff like fall out of guitar stands when the bass player catches your guitar cord with his foot (all my dobros are retrofitted with electrification, a semi-humbucker pickup works best), the neck will begin to separate from the body. And although I have never dissected one to find out, it's apparent that there is no rod brace between guitar body and neck, so when it separates, you can either try to glue it, or throw it away and get another. I got $200 for one that was in the final stage of separation as I played its last gig in Calgary back in October from a community organization that made plenty of profit putting it up for auction. I got about 6 years from it of international travel and gigging. I would appreciate it if the managers of this sales organization would drop me a line. You don't have to post this, although I am certainly the most knowledgeable reviewer of this guitar that you are likely to find. I just wanted to bring this to your attention. I might be a bluesman, but I am a consumer advocate like Ralph Nader also. In fact, he's a good friend of mine...

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