Regal Resonator Guitar (RD-40)

Regal Resonator Guitar (RD-40)

I happened in to the Troubador Music shop one day only to find they had sold my Gibson ES-333 I had on consignment. I could have walked out with the money but then I saw this guitar. I'll admit I was attracted to the vintage Regal decal even though I knew this one was made in China and had nothing to do with the legacy Regal guitar and ukulele company of Chicago in the 1930's - 1950's. It is actually a very authentic reproduction of Drobro models from that era, and it sounded pretty good so ...

I have been trying to play bottle neck slide for so many years. My old Fender with the raised nut just wasn't cutting it. The action is low enough on this guitar so that you can play chords and notes as well as slide. It's a round neck so it can be played lap style or bottle neck style. At first I was playing it mostly lap, dobro style, but after I got my Gretch Boxcar Resonator I tuned this one to open G and play it bottle neck style most of the time.