The Regal RC-2 Duolian has been a favorite with blues legends since it was first introduced in 1931. This modern version has been upgraded with a fully adjustable neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and a 1... Click To Read More About This Product
The Regal RC-2 Duolian has been a favorite with blues legends since it was first introduced in 1931. This modern version has been upgraded with a fully adjustable neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and a 14th-fret neck joint. 15:1 ratio machine heads tune easily and securely. The rolled-in F-holes, coverplate, and tailpiece are true to the vintage original Duolian. The spun resonator cone with wooden biscuit bridge provides the amazing tone that has made this guitar a classic.
The Duolian was a favorite with blues legends such as Son House, Bukka White, and Tampa Red when it first appeared in 1931, because it offered the volume and projection they needed while maintaining the tone they required. As its sound spread throughout the Delta more and more musicians turned to the Duolian, and it became the amplified guitar of the 1930s with its sharp attack and rapid decay. When the blues migrated from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago, so did the Duolian. It became a staple of the south side Chicago blues scene in the '40s, '50s, and beyond.
Back and Side Material: Bell Brass
Body/Top Material: Bell Brass
Body Plating: Nickel-plated
Body Style: Duolian
Bridge Type: Biscuit-StyleCover Plate Design: Colander Pattern
NeckFingerboard and Peghead Binding: None
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Position Inlays: ABS Dots
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Headstock Style: Solid
Inlay Style: Deco Overlay
Neck Finish: Natural High Gloss
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Round
Number of Frets Clear: 14
Number of Frets Total: 19
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1-3/4"
Peghead Overlay Pearloid
Resonator 9 1/2" Spun Aluminum Cone
Scale Length 25"
Soundhole Shape F-Hole
Top Purfling None
Truss Rod Adjustable
Tuning Machine Plating Chrome
Tuning Machines Modern Sealed Gear with Metal Buttons
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Comments about Regal RC-2 Duolian:
I am very happy with this beautiful Dobro guitar! It is stunning to look at and has that unique sound that only a resonator can create (i.e., kind of a mix between a Banjo and a Guitar). I once owned a 1932 National with a Tortoise-shell etching that was tarnished, due to age, I have wanted another Dobro but found that to purchase another antique National Dobro was way out of my price range. That's when I stumbled upon the Regal RC-2 Duolian Dobro and I bought it straight-away. It is absolutely beautiful to look at and it sounds and plays as good as she looks! I highly encourage anyone who is interested in blues/blue-grass/country-honkin'/bottleneckin', or finger pickin' to take a spin on this guitar. You won't be disappointed and it is very affordable! Thanks GC for making this possible!
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