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Regal RD-30 Resonator
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Traditional body shape and precision manufacture with spruce top and mahogany back, sides, and neck. A rock maple sound well enhances the brilliant t...Click To Read More About This Product
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10-1/2' aluminum cone produces that trebly, sultry Delta tone.
Traditional body shape and precision manufacture with spruce top and mahogany back, sides, and neck. A rock maple sound well enhances the brilliant tone and sealed die-cast tuners keep it stable. Sharp looks with multi-ply binding on the body plus bound rosewood fretboard and headstock. Choose round or square neck.
Mahogany back, sides, and neck
Round or square neck
Sealed die-cast tuners keep it stable
Multi-ply body binding
10-1/2" aluminum cone
Grab your slide and get to pickin'!
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Granted, this is the first resonator I've owned, but I do own several guitars- acoustic and electric so I think I am a pretty good judge of guitars in general. It's difficult to find fault with this Regal resonator. The price would lead one to believe it's a lower, or mid-lower end guitar, but I think the tone quality is very good, tuning keys stay in tune nicely. Neck was perfectly straight right out of the box. Nice paint job, looks good. I have the metallic blue finish.
I just received my red square neck Regal RD-30 today. First the photos do not do this instrument justice, it's a great looking guitar. The shade of red is a trans 'maraschino cherry' color that is bold without being offensive. The woodgrain (spruce ply top; mahogany ply back, sides & neck) is clearly visible through the finish & adds an organic vibe to the guitar. The 6 ply binding on the top is a nice detail, as is the faux tortoise headstock overlay. The chrome plating is bright & even with no visible defects. Fit & finish is above average for an instrument in this price range, it's a nice looking guitar. The sound is well balanced & is bright enough to project without sounding tinny or thin. The guitar has a robust bottom end, & the maple sound well really gets it in the mix. I'd recommend this guitar to beginning to intermediate dobro players, as well as pros who want a gig ready instrument to play on a few tunes for effect. I play lap steel & wanted an acoustic instrument to practice on, as well as play live on a song or two. I have to say I'm pretty impressed, this is a well built, nice looking, good sounding guitar that won't break the bank.
Great guitar for a new playing experience. Sounds like it is plugged into an amp. Delta Blues sound great for rocking!
I was looking for a round neck resonator guitar in this range, and selected this model based on suggestions from friends and folks on the guitar forums I frequent. I play a lot of classic rock and blues, and the RD-30 seems like it will be a perfect fit for adding some slide guitar and tonal variety. I selected black because it really looks classy with the chrome. I also prefer the tort headstock overlay on this model over the more flowery headstock inlay on the RD-40. Take note, that the tort overlay isn't nearly as bright red as displayed in some of the photos I've seen online. It's a dark tort/ blood red color and not too over-stated. The RD-30's neck is not Martin thin but thinner than both of my Guild acoustic guitars' necks. Pretty comfortable! I compared this model with the Fender and Dobro/Hound dog brands in this price range, and chose the RD-30 because it not only cost less than the other 2 brands, but it also sounded just as good as the Dobro/Hound Dog (way better than the Fender!), had a better fit/finish and factory set up than either the Fender or Dobro. I looked at the Rogue resonators, but I prefer having the 1 yr. warranty and better quality bridge of the Regal. On a side note, this site's house brand hard shell classical guitar case fits the RD-30 like a glove. This company also price matched another site on the Regal RD-30 for me getting me THE BEST DEAL. Thanks!
Bought a Rogue Spider and was really disapointed, sent it back and spent a bit more for this one and WOW, what a difference. Like daylight to dark. The Regal is truly an excellent resonator for an entry level or even for someone who's been playing for a while. Spider looks to be investment cast with no pits like the Rogue's, cone has a great sound to it, fit and finish is excellent. Actually, the action is better then my Alvarez and Yamaha Dreadnoughts. Makes it hard to play slide on it but I'm not really into that so for me it prefectly acceptable and you can always get a nut extension to raise the strings for slide playing. I highly recoment this resonator, heck, it's my "go to guitar" when I want to sit and play so my other two aren't being used all that much any more. Really makes me wonder just how great the RD-40 would be, it'll probably be my next resonator, Regal has really done a great job on these guitars. Two thumbs up.