Pre-war Regal 0-size, 12-fret in ladder-braced spruce over birch, 1 13/16” nut, 2 1/4” string spacing, fabulous all-around player


This Regal dates from the 1930s and was born as a Hawaiian theme guitar. Regals have classic proportions similar to those of the Martin body from this same period. This old gal is a crack free example with great tone and playability. Lots of guitar here for the money.

SPECS: 0-size body, 12-fret neck with slotted headstock, ladder-braced spruce top in natural finish, sides and back in original burst finish, neck in burst finish, period tuning machines, steel reinforced neck with chunky “V” profile, rosewood fretboard with new frets, MOP markers on 5, 7, and 9th frets, rosewood bridge, ebony pins, bone nut and saddle. Nut width: 1 13/16”, String Spacing: 2 1/4“, Scale length: 24 1/2”, Upper bout: 9 7/16“, Lower Bout: 13 1/8”, Body length: 18”, Widest body depth: 3 7/8”, Overall length: 37”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 15/16”, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 1”, Action: 1/8”, string gauge setup: custom lights 52-11 gauge standard tuning.

CONDITION: Top-off rebuild upgraded this old gal into a modern player. Finish has scuffs, crazing, edge wear, with some gouges, wear and seam shrinkage. Bracing was updated to accommodate modern custom light set string tension under a new spruce top. Other work included neckset, new fretboard/frets, bridge and setup.

SOUND: This guitar is a fine all-around player capable of handling many styles of play. It’s punchy and loud, particularly with a flatpack but I can setup the guitar to suit your playing style before shipping.

PRICE: $699

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