Regal RD-40 Resonator

(Natural Mahogany Square Neck)  Sku #518042000897862

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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.

  • 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

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from NYC - Toledo OH

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  • Consistent
  • Design Quality
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong
  • Vintage Style
  • Workmanship Aaa


  • Shipping Issues - Minor

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

Regal's many years of experience of traditional American acoustic instruments e.g. the Resonator style guitar is clear with these new, vintage inspired guitars... I wanted something both for recording and live performance which kept cost down yet not skimpig on quality... Regal delivers all around. Why is this great quitar lower cost? Labor costs are lower so Saga passes on the savings to you... nothing cheaply done here, cone, body, etc.. all top notch. I use to record a discreet Pyle omnidirectional condenser mic which via a Baggs preamp does an outstanding job for recording.. I would recommend this guitar to anyone who wants a quality instrument for perhaps the lowest cost possible. Regal is king for their airspace.. bar none.

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Regal RD-40 Resonator


from East Providence, Rhode Island

Comments about Regal RD-40 Resonator:

I could not be more pleased with the Regal RD-40 Resonator guitar. The quality of this instrument far exceeds the budget price tag. Excellent finish, action, detail, playability and overall workmanship make this guitar an exceptional buy. I have 16 other guitars some of which are considered collectibles and I have no reservations about hanging this guitar on the wall with the rest of them. The only problem is I can't stop playing it! Highly recommended if you are looking for a low cost Dobro style resonator. MUSIC 123 is a great place to get it as well. Great service and price BEATERS.

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