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Regal RD-40 Resonator  Vintage Sunburst Square Neck

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At the top of the line of the Regal Studio Series Resophonic Guitars, the RD-40 Resonator has been redesigned from the inside out making it one of th...Read More

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Redesigned for professional quality and tone.

At the top of the line of the Regal Studio Series Resophonic Guitars, the RD-40 Resonator has been redesigned from the inside out making it one of the best values when it comes to truly vintage-inspired, professional featured, resophonic instruments. Using Regal's many years of experience in the development and construction of traditional American acoustic instruments, they discovered ways to improve upon the most legendary designs from the past without pricing them out of the reach of any level player. Only the finest materials are used to create these new designs that reminisce of the past, while still meeting the demands of today's modern players. The new body shape takes its cues from instruments of the past; while the real secret to the tone of these instruments lies within. It all starts with a combination of Regal exclusives, such as the Power Reflex Tone Chamber for added volume, the DP-126 die-cast spider for its bell-like response, and a US-made, hand-spun aluminum cone. All together work in perfect harmony to assure the maximum, most articulate tone that can be heard in any playing situation.

FEATURES
  • Squareneck
  • Spruce top
  • Quarter-sawn mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany, slimmer neck with 2-way adjustable truss rod with metal truss rod cover
  • Rosewood fingerboard with motherof-pearl dot position markers
  • Multi-ply ivoroid bound body and bound fingerboard
  • Bound peghead with rosewood overlay, inlaid with a floral design of mother of pearl, abalone, and red coral
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Rock maple saddle and bone nut
  • Extra-wide string spacing at saddle for playing comfort
  • Saga's Power Reflex resonator chamber
  • USA-made aluminum cone
  • Golden Gate DP-126 spider
  • Bug-eye screen cover
  • Sealed die-cast tuners with 15:1 gear ratio
  • Nickel-plated hardware

The biting, trebly tone that'll bring out the Delta in you. Order now!

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RegalRD-40 Resonator
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (15)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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5.0

This is the best value you will find in a resonator!

By 

from Dallas - Fort Worth area, Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Good Tone
  • Stays in tune well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

    The RD-40 has a surprisingly beautiful, rich tone. Unbelievable value for the price. Very nicely designed, excellent craftsmanship. Close your eyes and play it, you talkin' Robert Johnson or Elmore James in the room. It will take you back in time.

    You gotta have it!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fast delivery, beautiful

    By 

    from Denver, Colorado

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

        This was backordered but arrived several weeks earlier than anticipated. Well packed, pulled it out, tuned it and started playing. Great tone, well built, love the mahogany finish. The sound is just super. I'm a guitar student and am not advanced enough to give a thorough in-depth technical review, however this beautiful little unit makes me mighty happy.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fast shipping - no hassle to return dama

        By 

        from Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Nice Dobro Fast Shipping

        Cons

        • 1st Dobro Was Damaged -
        • No Hassle To Return

        Best Uses

          Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

          First dobro was damaged - no hassle to return - shipped replacement as soon as notified of issue - great service - nice product

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          well built high quality in every way

          By 

          from Home town , Georgia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

              This is one well built ,very much attention paid to details instrument

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very nice for the price

              By 

              from ohio

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Sharp
              • Strong

              Cons

              • No Case

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

              Good price, beautiful, plays and sounds well. Good service at MC, they hooked me up with a Goldtone (brand) beard resonator sq neck case. (hard case) #545181 862 03 It fits a little snug around the case and cone, but it does the job well. I just got them both. Happy and learning

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              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Thrilled with it.

              By 

              from OK

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

                  I bought this instrument for my 82-year-old brother who had cut off both thumbs and a finger at different times and while they had been reattached, don't work well anymore. He had played the guitar but can no longer do that. He is thrilled with the dobro and says it's so beautiful. I'm sure he's already playing it, as he had some experience on a steel guitar.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good fit, Good Feel, plenty of volume

                  By 

                  from Woodland,CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

                  I will use this Sat. at a Farmers Market. The projection is plenty to be heard over the crowd. No amps are allowed at this venue..

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                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Oh my my!

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                  from Castle Valley Ranch, Colorado

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Pros

                  • Beautiful Inlay
                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong
                  • Super Tone

                  Cons

                  • None At All

                  Best Uses

                  • Alternate Tunings

                  Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

                  Amazing workmanship for this price. I really like the 14 frets to the body. I also have a Gretsch Root series Boxcar, which has a short scale. The full scale of this one makes a comfortable transition from standard guitars. It has very impressive tone, with harmonics and overtones to spare. It is very responsive, and the harmonic overtones make it very intuitive..... it makes you feel you are channeling Leadbelly with Cooder weaving in and out of the sound. The only improvement they could make to this instrument would be a Fishman pickup like the Gretsch offers. It has great tone and is quite easy to record without being too quiet on very subtle notes. Very well suited to both fingerpicking and slide. If you want a long scale resonator, this is well worth serious consideration. My friend bought a national for over 4 times the price. They are exactly alike.... makes me think Regal supplies National with this one. So for the money... the Regal wins hands down. You will not be disappointed with this one.

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                  (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Guitar for Beginner and Pro

                  By 

                  from Colorado

                  Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

                  This is a great guitar for those learning to play blues, bluegrass, country, etc. I'm sure a pro could make this model sing better yet.
                  The guitar I received is beautiful, has a nice finish, and in working condition. The bridge is cheap and I will probably replace it at some point for a better sound and longevity.
                  The parts on my guitar have not given me any problems. However, you get what you pay for. Obviously, more expensive guitars are made with better woods and hardware. But as long as you learn how to fine tune your instrument and maintain it--you're golden.
                  The sound is good all around. However, a better bridge might need to be installed and obviously get the right strings for your playing style.
                  The guitar I received is really nice and I love playing it. When I took it out of the box my wife said, "Wow, that's a sweet looking guitar!" It's a great guitar for the price.

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                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A Lot of Bang for the Buck

                  By 

                  from Nashville, TN USA

                  Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

                  Again, no gripes so far. On down the road, I may think about upgrading the cone - but so far, I'm surprised and impressed at this great little dobro for those of us on a budget.
                  As an owner of a squareneck OMI Dobro from the 70's, I was expecting to see some cut corners. But overall, I'm really impressed with the quality here - looks great and sounds great.
                  No resonator buzz as I've seen in other reviews. Does it sound as rich as my OMI Dobro, no - but a good run for the money. Beuatiful wood, no flaws in finish that I can see, vintage open-back keys that hold tune well. I'm impressed.
                  Are you kidding - this cost me about what I paid for my other Dobro nearly 40 years ago. I do wish it came with at least a gig bag - hopefully, I'll find a case that fits right.

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