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Regal RD-52 Black Lightning Squareneck Dobro Resonator Guitar

Regal RD-52 Black Lightning Squareneck Dobro Resonator Guitar
Regal RD-52 Black Lightning Squareneck Dobro Resonator Guitar
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Our Price: $749.99

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Product Code: RD-52

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There’s never been another resophonic guitar like it—the Regal™ RD-52 is an unprecedented value with a style and look all its own! With its distinctive pearl peghead inlay design and unmatched build quality, it is no surprise that this popular Regal consistently outclasses anything at three times the price. Our goal from the very beginning was to combine all of the ground breaking design features and legendary tonal characteristics of vintage originals, with modern construction techniques to make instruments that are priced within the reach of the working musician or any square-neck enthusiast. Features include all mahogany construction with a rosewood fingerboard finished in a translucent glossy black that still lets the actual color of the wood shine through, a genuine USA-made cone, an old-style sound-well with parallelogram openings, a scale length of 25", nickel-plated hardware, and the period correct California-style body and neck shape. We believe that the RD-52 Black Lightning is the best value ever offered in a resophonic guitar and will satisfy any customer looking for that true squareneck sound.
Regal RD-52 "Black Lightning" Squareneck Dobro Features:

  • Ivoroid bound 1930s Vintage California-style body shape constructed of mahogany
  • All solid plastic bound mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers
  • Classic pre-war 12th-fret neck body joint with stinger
  • 25" scale length
  • 2" nut width
  • Rock maple, trapezoid relieved, sound well
  • Factory equipped with a high-quality cone made in the USA
  • Nickel-plated butterbean style tuners
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Rock maple saddle & bone nut
  • The headstock is adorned with a unique and original inlay of the Black Lightning™
  • Beautiful, high-gloss translucent black finish
  • Shop adjusted
  • 1-Year Warranty

The Regal Story

Regal dobros have been favorites since the early 1930's. The first production took place in Chicago, and by 1937 Regal had taken over exclusive right as the manufacture of dobros. During the Second world War, production ceased as factories were converted to manufacture essential war time products. Regal dobros were reintroduced by Saga in 1987, and have regained a position of leadership in the world wide resophonic guitar market. With one foot firmly in the past, we are carrying the Regal tradition into the future. Improved finishing techniques now allow our instruments to look every bit as good a as they sound.

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5 of 5 Great Value November 7, 2012
Reviewer: Dan Haslem from Syracuse, NY  
I ordered one of these guitars back in July. I've been playing it for a few months now and I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the way this guitar is built. It is made in asia, but what instrument isn't these days? You'd never know as the quality inside and out is as good as some of my National and Fender stuff. The neck is sold, frets are good, the cone seems to be as good or better than most and they claim it is a USA although I remember that Quarterman used to supply these, not sure if they do now. Don't hesitate to buy from Instrument Alley, they got me this guitar in just over a week!

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