c.1940 Regal Recording King Jumbo Guitar
(Serial No.none) Sunburst finish, near mint condition. Regal was one of the largest pre-war guitar companies, and this was one of their more popular models. Recording King was the house brand for Montgomery Wards. As there are no serial numbers its difficult to date precisely, but Bob Carlin (who wrote the excellent book on Regals) looked at the guitar and said it was built either prewar or wartime. The guitar model is described on page 217 of Bob's book. Made in Chicago. Slope shoulder D size guitar, mahogany back and sides, X-braced spruce top, 14 fret V profile neck with a 1 7/8 nut, Brazilian rosewood finger board and bridge. Bridge is orignal with two screws. White silkscreened logo. Overall length is 41 inches, 15 5/8 inches wide at the lower bout, and 5 inches deep on the sides, taken at the end block. Scale is 25.5 inches. All original finish and hardware including the bracket style strap hangers, the valve cover tuners and the small endpin. Neck set is good, neck is straight and the frets are fine. Very clean all original guitar with no repairs noted. Comes with the original cardboard case, also very clean.
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