1930’s Regal roundhole archtop

This is a nice example of a fairly rare instrument from the upper-end Regal "custom shop" that existed up through the '30s. It has a nice carved spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Nice soft V neck of either tiger maple or some sort of very nicely figured mahogany. Excellent quality ebony bridge. All original as far as I can tell.
Very lightweight, amazingly so for a guitar of this size. Mother of pearl inlaid “Regal” insignia in headstock. Very resonant and punchy at the same time, great flat or fingerpicked. Has some pickwear and finish checking on the top and a deep scratch of about 6 inches, and three or so 3-4 in. seemingly tight, stable cracks that should be attended to on the back but are an easy fix. I love this guitar but I’m selling off everything that’s absolutely non-essential to pay for some spendy repairs on my main instruments.
Priced to sell quickly at $475 plus shipping. Will consider shipping overseas.
Upper bout: 11.5 inches
Lower: 15.5
Lower bout depth about 4 inches on the side.

Neck is great, nice ebony fingerboard, 1 3/4 at the nut. The nut width and profile make it playable for both fingerpicking and flat.
Please feel free to ask for more photos or other info.
E-mail directly to marrdrl@hotmail.com
Guitar is located in Wisconsin.

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