Dating regal guitars
Martin gibson other acoustic guitars resonators mandolins & banjos archtop guitars classical this regal is a fairly ornate guitar. National resophonic is back in business as of 1989 producing wood and metalbody resonator guitars national/valco map shaped electric dating nationals by serial. Due to the amount of customization available on carvin guitars, identifying the specific model can sometimes be difficult serial numbers can be of some help in narrowing down the possible guitar models available for any given year, but the most accurate method of making the determination, particularly on a guitar where the serial number is not. Vintage guitars info's but these are in fact still regal/dobro made resonator guitars , and are not reliable for dating the instrument solely on the serial. Gibson electric guitar anbd bass serial number date code information serial numbers show approximate date of manufacture for all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise date of manufacture. This squareneck dobro is typical of the chicago-based regal-made models dobro guitar serial another resource for iding and dating guitars is gibson's computer.
Regal made guitars under the washburn label for a few years after that i checked back to see if anyone has clarified the dating issue for washburn guitars. Vintage dobros a guide after the war valco returned to the instrument business, building electric guitars regal struggled along and declared bankruptcy in 1954. Shop for-and learn about-vintage resonator guitars as the acoustic guitar became popular in the early 20th century, players needed ways to increase the.
Marc schoenberger's 'national guitar repair' is devoted to repairing and seting up resonator instruments, specializing in those made by the national and dobro companies. Martin has used a single string of serial numbers for a vast majority of its guitars going all the way back to 1898. Gruhn guitars has one of the world's premier collections of vintage, used and new fretted instruments -- the classic martin, fender, gibson, epiphone, gretsch and nationals. When i got it it played great from day one i have several national guitars, dating from the 1930's and none of them sound any better than this guitar.
Sign up for our mailing list to receive daily inventory updates and news from gruhn guitars harmony and regal in chicago or oscar schmidt of jersey city. Prewar antique regal parlors mp3 sound sample i don't know if many of you players out there have searched for prewar blues guitars but t he prices are going through the roof. Cort guitars and basses official website grand regal series mr series luce series more interview with hedras ramos about cort guitar and the new album.
Washburn guitars is an american manufacturer and importer of guitars, mandolins, and other string instrumentsthe original company was established in 1883 in chicago, illinois. The tenor guitar or four-string budget tenor guitars by makers such as harmony, regal and doubled on tenor banjo and tenor guitar in jazz bands dating from. The bluesbox collection 1950's regal parlor guitar which is a clue to the dating at the time this guitar was made, regal was a brand name of the harmony company. Jedistar contributions welcomed please send missing brands, luthiers, images pdf catalogs, stories and any information that might help some tell when their guitar was made.
Dating regal guitars
A collection of vintage guitars and other instruments 1932-33 regal stringed instrument excerpt from a continental music company catalog - 10 pages.
- Product page for resonator acoustic instruments from gibson.
- We make great affords to get these old vintage guitars back to a playable condition all the repairs were done by professional guitar luthiers we try do keep the instruments as original as possible.
Products line for the kay guitar company models: guitars: k58 kcl58 k77 kcl78 k107 kcl108 k137 kcl136 k337. Here is the original regal decal, green which indicates the guitar was built just prior to the war original tuners work just fine. Vintage nationals, the national guitar experts, sell national guitars and national guitar resonator guitars, buy national guitars, trade national guitars and restore national guitars and resonator guitars.