Regal / ROUND NECK DOBRO / 1934 / TOBACCO SUNBURST / Guitar
**** ON SALE 3/17/14-5/01/14 In the 1930s as the Dopyera bros (Dobro) were gearing up production and readying to open their doors in Huntington Beach Ca (10 minutes from my house) they had a large selection of their ideas put into production by the well known maker Regal of Chicago Illinois. But of all the models only some had sound wells inside providing a more focused tone. The model 27 is one of those lucky examples and aside from the decal ... Some got the Dobro label .. some the Regal but a Regal made model 27 and a Regal made Model 27 with the Dobro label are the exact same guitar ... EXCEPT you can get a Regal for a good deal less just based on the decal. This one has already had the neck re-set so you don't even have to think about it. The action is super playable for all fingerstyles. I just may hang onto it for a while as i miss my round neck but am listing it because pretty much anything is for sale!!! By the way ... if you get "mixed messages" about a model 27 vs 37 don't feel alone. I see a lot of crossover. To the best of anyone's ability the 37 is back bound as well ... and some of it has to do with when it was released since the model was also the price and those changed. You'll see mentioned of Birch vs Mahogany but this has both? Comes with soft case in denim.
Dan Yablonka Guitars, USA
Dan Yablonka has been a player/buyer/seller of vintage guitars since 1976 and also is a published songwriter with such companies as Atlantic, Criterion, Flapjack's Music and more and as a result is still very active as a player. This means that along with wanting pristine collectables like everybody else it also allows us to pay more attention to your reasonably priced player's pieces for sale or needs for such pieces. For more about Dan see "written Articles" at www.DanYablonka.com
You are welcome to make an appointment to have a guitar appraised. Dan Yablonka has over 30 years experience in the field of authenticity verification.
Dan has seen it all, from flat out forgery to priceless '50's guitars spray painted with Rustoleum. His integrity and pursuit of complete accuracy have resulted in the accumulation of an invaluable wealth of knowledge. His rates are extremely modest considering the level of protection that he offers his clients.
Dan will utilize whatever resources necessary to ascertain an instrument's age as well as the origin of it's most minute components. The priceless commodity that he is most renowned for dealing in is THE TRUTH.
Payment: PayPal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal, Credit Cards through Pay Pal only, and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 4% additional. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.
Shipping: Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.
Returns: All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 24 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 24 hour return includes 1 day to receive it and approve or not and you must contact me. Don't just put it in the mail ..... and 2 extra days (72 hours total time) to resend it and I require a tracking number back from the customer the day of shipping and gladly supply the same to customer upon request and orig sale. I do strictly adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. ALL Outside the USA sales are final due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.