Scope and Content

This flattop steel string guitar has a hardwood neck - most likely birch - with a nonadjustable truss rod, and a back, body, and sides of plywood. The instrument has a brown "sunburst" finish and has been airbrushed to mimic the appearance of flamed maple. The fingerboard is a light coloured hardwood that has been dyed black. There are position markers at the fifth, seventh, ninth, and 12th frets. Somewhat unusually for a flattop guitar, the bridge of the instrument is in the floating bridge and tailpiece configuration more usually associated with arch top guitars.

Maker: Regal.

Place of production: Chicago, USA.

Inscription: UNI-BAR REINFORCED NECK. Made in the USA.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Several holes to the front and side of the guitar, caused by woodworm.