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Regal RC-2 Duolian

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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 origi...  Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-04-2018 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $699.99
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Overview

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.

Features

Body
  • Back and Side Material: Bell Brass
  • Binding: None
  • Body/Top Material: Bell Brass
  • Body Plating: Nickel-plated
  • Body Style: Duolian
  • Bridge Type: Biscuit-Style
    Cover Plate Design: Colander Pattern
Neck
Fingerboard 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"
  • Other 
    • Peghead Overlay Pearloid
    • Recommended Strings
    • Resonator 9 1/2" Spun Aluminum Cone
    • Saddle Maple
    • 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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    RegalRC-2 Duolian
     
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    5.0

    Affordable, Beautiful, Steel-Bodied Duolian Dobro Guitar!

    By Willlie DeTorch

    from Southfield, MI

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      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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