1930s Regal 12-fret parlor in X-braced spruce over maple, 1 13/16” nut, 2 5/16” string spacing, cool guitar with a sweet punch


This old gal started her life as a Buck Jones signature model built in the early 1930s during the burgeoning cowboy motion picture craze. Rebuilt from the inside out, this guitar now offers some modern updates including an amber burst finish, X-braced top, maple back, radius’d rosewood fretboard with new frets and compensated bone saddle. It has a nice bluesy punch to round off its virtues.

SPECS: parlor-size body, 12-fret neck, X-braced spruce top, maple sides and back, paddle headstock, Kluson tuning machines, steel reinforced poplar neck with “C” neck profile, tortoise bound top, radius’d rosewood fretboard with new frets and MOP markers, rosewood bridge, rosewood pins, bone nut and saddle. Nut width: 1 13/16”, String Spacing: 2 5/16”, Scale length: 24”, Upper bout: 9”, Lower Bout: 12 3/4”, Body length: 18 3/8“, Widest body depth: 3 3/4”, Overall length: 37 1/2” , Neck thickness at 1st fret: 7/8”, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 7/8”, Action: 3/32”, string gauge setup: custom light 52-11s

CONDITION: All solid woods in excellent rebuilt condition. Top was rebraced, some back braces were reused. Soundhole was enlarge to accommodate a modern soundhole pickup! Work included neckset, fresh bracing update, new fretboard/frets, binding, bridge and a sweet setup.

SOUND: Raw, honest tone. This guitar can take strumming, flatpicking or barefingers, which I can make happen with the setup of your choice.

PRICE: $699

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