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Regal RD-40 Resonator Natural Mahogany Round Neck

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Overview

  • Power Reflex sound chamber
  • Spruce top
  • Choose round or square neck
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $495.00
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    - $195.01
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  • Natural Mahogany Round Neck

    $299.99 Top Rated

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  • Cherry Sunburst Square Neck

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  • Cherry Sunburst Round Neck

    $299.99 Top Rated

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  • Natural Mahogany Square Neck

    $299.99 Top Rated

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  • Vintage Sunburst Round Neck

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Redesigned for professional quality and tone.

The body shape much like the California resonators of the '30s with a unique Power Reflex sound chamber for increased volume and unsurpassed tone. Spruce top; mahogany sides, back, and neck; multi-ply ivoroid bound body; bound fretboard and headstock; and gorgeous abalone/mother-of-pearl peghead inlay provide stage-ready visuals. Sealed die-cast tuners and gleaming chromeplated hardware. Choose round or square neck.

Features

  • Power Reflex sound chamber
  • Spruce top
  • Choose round or square neck
  • Mahogany sides, back, and neck
  • Multi-ply ivoroid bound body
  • Bound fretboard and headstock
  • Abalone/mother-of-pearl peghead inlay
  • Sealed die-cast tuners

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 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

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      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice for the price

      By merriman

      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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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Thrilled with it.

      By Bobbitt

      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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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good fit, Good Feel, plenty of volume

          By Harpman1

          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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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Oh my my!

          By RifferLicker

          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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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Guitar for Beginner and Pro

          By Nathan Boyer

          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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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Lot of Bang for the Buck

          By Randy Mallory

          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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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Its a Portal into another age of music!!!!!!

          By William Smith

          from small island off the coast of Maine

          Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

          I have been looking into getting into acoustic blues for some time but i didn't really like the soft almost to warm sounds of an affordable acoustic guitar so i spent 4 months researching the resonator guitar and i settled on this one based on the affordability and the companies history. soo when i finally got this guitar and took it out of the box i threw on some martin bluegrass strings and i was set to go. ( i later had to take the guitar apart to fix the buzzing spider bridge put some napkins under the legs) after all had been said and done i sat down and started playing it. i was amazed at the ease of playing this guitar it frets better than most acoustic guitars costing upwards of 4 and 5 hundred dollars and its high trebly and mids focused sounds put me out on center stage no matter where i stood. playing with a slide is rathere difficult but you can get used to it. all in all do yourself a favor and GET THIS GUITAR!!!!. Its perfect for anything from delta blues finger picked acoustic rock or anything you could throw at it.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          guitar picker

          Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

          looks are awesome.
          nice stained mahogany with glossy finish.
          beautiful inlay on headstock.
          great neck setup and
          plays and sounds great.
          better fit and finish than some usa made guitars.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          guitar picker

          Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

          looks awesome. beautiful mahagony finish with abalone flower pot inlay. nice glossy finish over nicely grained wood.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loads of fun

          By Bluesdoc

          from NYC

          Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

          I've had my vintage sunburst roundneck for about a week now. Sounds awesome. I can find no flaws in the finish or workmanship. Neck feels nice. I changed strings which made the slide sound better. A really good value & very playable.

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