1940s Regal Junior Jumbo 000-Size Flattop Guitar

Update April 2021: this guy has come back to the shop for resale and so I've completely updated the post with new pics, a video, and fresh info.

I originally worked on this guitar in 2017 and the owner has had it since then and I've seen it off and on ever since and it's been nice and stable. He's admitted to himself that he can't do big-necked guitars anymore, so it's now back here for sale.

Regal Junior Jumbos are great, big-sounding, open-sounding guitars and they do well as fingerpickers and flatpickers. Their body shape is along the lines of Gibson Kalamazoo KG-11s, though they're 000 rather than 00 in size on the lower bout and they're more lightly-braced and a lot warmer and fuller in sound.

This one's in excellent shape save a replaced bridge, replaced tuners, and two tiny (not-even-through to the inside) hairline cracks on the middle of the back near where a center seam would be. Back in 2017 I gave it a neck reset, fret level/dress, new bridge, saddle, and pins. A previous owner had fit '40s-style Kluson-a-like (StewMac issue) tuners to it before it arrived here.

It's solid spruce over birch, plays spot-on, and it has a hefty neck with a big 1 7/8" nut width. It dates to the '40s per its headstock decal and features, though the unbound top reminds me of the '50s version of the same instrument.

Repairs included: previously a neck reset, fret level/dress, new bridge, new saddle, replacement pins, replacement tuners, setup -- recently a fresh setup and light cleaning.

Made by: Regal

Model: Junior Jumbo

Made in: Chicago, IL, USA

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid birch

Bracing type: ladder

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: ebonized maple

Neck wood: pop;ar

Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 52w, 38w, 28w, 22w, 16, 12 custom set

Neck shape: big C w/slight V

Board radius: ~12"

Neck relief: straight/teensy 1/64" hair of relief at pitch

Fret style: medium-low

Scale length: 25 1/4"

Nut width: 1 7/8"

Body length: 17 1/2"

Body width: 15 1/4"

Body depth: 3 3/4"

Condition notes: replacement tuners, replacement bridge, replacement saddle, replacement pins. I reset the neck with glue and shims but also hid a couple of bolt reinforcements at the neck block. There's minor wear and tear throughout but overall it's pretty dang clean. There are two tiny (1") hairline "cracks" on the back-middle that don't actually go into the inside, so they're basically "raised grain," I suppose. They've not moved at all in 4 years so they're good to go.

It comes with: a gigbag.