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Regal RD-45 Traditional Series Resonator

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Traditional roundneck or squareneck bodies with spruce or mahogany top (for clear finish only). Mahogany back and sides. Solid mahogany neck with ros...Click To Read More About This Product

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Traditional roundneck or squareneck bodies with spruce or mahogany top (for clear finish only). Mahogany back and sides. Solid mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. Nickel-plated brass coverplate and tailpiece. Hard alloy spider. Ivoroid-bound body and neck.

  • Volume that'll earn the respect of the most insensitive banjo player
  • Traditional round shoulder bodies with spruce or mahogany top (mahogany for clear finish only)
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Soundwell constructed of northern rock maple
  • The cone is 10-9/16" diameter and has been spun to rounder contours for better tone transmission
  • Solid mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Nickel-plated brass coverplate and tailpiece
  • Hard alloy spider
  • Ivoroid-bound body and neck

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Excellent bang for the buck

By Jefferson-sBffP

from Bangor, ME

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I have had my RD-45 for about a week now, and I am 110% satisfied with my choice. I didn't expect a lot from a guitar in this price range (in fact I had planned on selling the instrument shortly after receiving it). With the arrival of the guitar, my plans changed... I'm definitely keeping this one. I had no problems with the setup, etc., in fact it has a nice enough action to play slide *and* also traditional flatpicking. The resonator sounds great, very strong bluegrassy type tone that cuts through the mix of other instruments nicely. I am now planning ahead to purchase one of the Regal metal body instruments, since the quality of this guitar is so fine.


Decent Resonator with Some Issues.

By MikeyT-W5qng

from Belmont, MA

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I have only had this Dobro for a short time and it already making bad bussing noises.There was so much glue on the neck/body interface I am surprised they actually shipped it.


It sounds great

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

It sounds great, it plays great,the best sounding dobro I have ever heard!


Great Entry Level Resonator

By Gary L.

from Amarillo, TX

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Recenty received my RD-45 squareneck and it was in perfect condition. In general the workmanship, fit and finish appear to be excellent. However, I reduced the quality grade due to the tuning machines being the incorrect ones for the guitar (i.e., to tighten the string the tuner was turned CLOCKWISE!!!). Shifted tuning knobs to the bottom to correct problem; still well worth the relatively low cost. Sound is ok, but is not exceptionally bright. No buzzing or unwanted vibrations. Overall, the guitar easily fits its intended role as an entry level, student resonator guitar. Overall, the guitar is an excellent value when considering what you get for the price.


Great Value!!!

By Analog Kid

from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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As mentioned in previous reviews, I did not expect much at this price, but I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. The quality of materials and workmanship are outstanding, especially considering the price! I've seen several other resonators that have a famous name and cost many times more than these Regals, but in my opinion, do not have anything on these nice beginning/intermediate student instruments. I would definitely consider buying another Regal.


A best buy!

By RoadKing

from Tucson

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Super value! Plays exceptionally well...setup was spot on. One small area at neck joint where the finish was a little have to look for it, it's not obvious. Sound is excellent, pretty much on par with the high-end models I've tried in the music stores. I keep it on a stand and it's the one I reach for first when I want to play...liked it so much I bought another (square and round neck)...apparently the square necks all come with the high "e" wound against the wood of the tuning board...a two minute fix!



By BassMan-wzqBX

from Tucson, AZ

Square neck...Good bang for the buck...small finish defect on front and strings strung on tuning keys so they were against the wood of the tuning board...quick adjustment fixed that. Outstanding sound and volume.


Very Nice Instrument

By an orriginal

from Wolcott, VT

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Arthritis in the fretting fingers prompted this purchase, and I'm not dissapointed in the least. Just got it but can see I'm going to have to tweek string heights to get them all level, and the strings showed signs of corrosion, but other than that.....Tone is good, volume is substantial, Finish is flawless. At this price point, they are all going to be imported and will have some variables in set up but nothing that can't be rectified. I'd recommend it in a heart beat!


This guitar is not ready to play

By Ron petty

from louisburg, nc

I had to spend alot of money to have the guitar set up to play. The nut was cheap construction, and both the nut and bridge are set too low by the factory. By the time I put the money into the purchase and set up of this resonator, I could have bought one that was ready to go.

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