We're calling this early 1930s, but it may actually be late '20s – either way, its appointments date it to somewhere between 1927 and 1932. Very similar to Gibson's A-style from the same time, we suspect this could be an excellent example of a rarely seen Regal Ultra Grand model, featuring the more stylish extended fingerboard, compared with Gibson's squared-off version.
Mahogany and Ebony
Built at the famous Regal instrument plant in Chicago, construction is all solid Mahogany, the fingerboard is Ebony, and the frets are in immaculate condition – like new! The dot markers are genuine mother-of-pearl, the inlaid scratchplate appears to be real tortoiseshell, and the headstock overlay is Holly. The sound-hole is bound in celluloid, inside a three-stripe wooden binding.
The neck is rock-solid, the action is absolutely perfect, and the tone is to die for. (Instrument makers in the twenties and thirties were still using woods that had generally been aged for 15 to 20 years, so these timbers are around 100 years old!) And with a sound-hole in place of the more usual f-holes, this little Regal beauty has amazing projection. Whether you're after the ultimate bluegrass or folk instrument, or you're in a band playing Zeppelin covers, this stunning mandolin will cut it for you perfectly.
The chromed brass tailpiece cover sports a simple, art deco, lily-of-the-valley design, while the tailpiece itself features the earlier, inline hooks, (pre-Gibson's new standard of a couple of years later).
Free courier delivery
This fabulous instrument will ship in a brand new hard shell mandolin case, and as with every Just Guitars instrument, includes FREE COURIER DELIVERY to any address in Australia