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Regal RD-40 Resonator  Cherry Sunburst Round 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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  • Cherry Sunburst Square Neck

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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
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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5.0

I like it.

By 

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

    I've been playing guitar for years but have never owned a spider resonator (Dobro) type. I like it alot and have no complaint whatsoever.

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    5.0

    Better than expected!!

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

      An excellent product for it's price. I plan to hot rod it with upgrade parts, but it's pretty good as is!!

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      5.0

      A great Value.

      By 

      from Montclair, Ca.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

      I'm having a great time playing this instrument. Solid tone and play-ability. I had tried a Gretsch and an Epiphone and found this Regal superior in every way.

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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

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                      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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