2010s Regal RD-40V Roundneck Resonator Guitar

Saga's import-instrument reinvigoration of the Regal brand has been making resonator instruments since the late '90s. While I mostly see their National-style metal-body instruments in for setup work, Dobro-style instruments like this guy (spider-bridge cone) come around as well from time to time. This one is in on consignment and is near-mint, save a small ding on the headstock. The ding happened here because I noticed it the second day after it'd been out on the floor, but not while I was setting it up.

To get down to business -- these are nicely-made guitars. While it has the usual thick/glossy Asian-import finish style, the guts are real nice -- it has a good, warm-sounding, loud cone in it, the body is comfortable and a little larger (000-size), and the neck is slim and fast. It's also stable, with a truss rod working as it should. Even the tuners are a fair bit nicer than the average import ilk.

So -- a good guitar. It also had an almost-perfect setup right off the bat, too, and needed only minor tweaking to get it spot-on.

Repairs included: a setup.

Setup notes: action is spot-on fast at 3/32" EA and 1/16" DGBE at the 12th fret. The strings are 54w-12 gauges and the neck is straight with a working truss rod.

Scale length: 25"
Nut width: 1 11/16"
String spacing at nut: 1 7/16"
String spacing at bridge: 2 1/16"
Body length: 19"
Lower bout width: 15"
Side depth at endpin: 3 3/8"
Top wood: ply spruce
Back & sides wood: ply mahogany
Fretboard: rosewood
Bridge: maple
Neck feel: slim C shape, ~14" board radius
Neck wood: mahogany family

Condition notes: near-mint and clean save for one tiny ding in the headstock (pictured, top edge).