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Regal Tiple , c. 1930
Regal Tiple, c. 1930, made in Chicago, natural finish, birch back and sides, spruce top; poplar neck with celluloid fingerboard, gig bag case.
A fairly fancy tiple from Regal in Chicago, not top grade but still well-made and with flash to spare. The top and soundhole are bound with colored wood marquetry, with an imitation tortiose pickguard. The fingerboard is pearloid with stencil patterns screened in a negative silhouette with black paint. The headstock is gold sparkle celluloid. The back and neck are finished in a sunburst pattern. There is a Regal logo decal on the headstock, and a somewhat obscured old store label inside marked "Symphony". A neat piece of creative windy city lutherie, and a decent instrument as well!
Overall length is 27 9/16 in. (70 cm.), 9 in. (22.9 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 16 3/4 in. (425 mm.). Width of nut is 1 9/16 in. (40 mm.). All original in very good playing condition; some scratches and scuffs (mostly to the back) but overall very solid. Good action, a very playable tiple with a good sound. Includes a modern somewhat oversize gig bag. Excellent Condition.
Item # 5308
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