The Regal RD-52 “Black Lightning”
resonator guitar is a professional level dobro guitar with all the chops, afordably priced and loaded with features! There’s never been another resophonic guitar like it—the Regal RD-52 is an unprecedented value with a style and look all its own! With its distinctive pearl peghead inlay design and unmatched build quality, it is no surprise that this popular Regal consistently outclasses anything at three times the price. Our goal from the very beginning was to combine all of the ground breaking design features and legendary tonal characteristics of vintage originals, with modern construction techniques to make instruments that are priced within the reach of the working musician or any square-neck enthusiast. Features include all mahogany construction with a rosewood fingerboard finished in a translucent glossy black that still lets the actual color of the wood shine through, a genuine USA-made cone, an old-style sound-well with parallelogram openings, a scale length of 25in, nickel-plated hardware, and the period correct California-style body and neck shape. We believe that the RD-52 Black Lightning is the best value ever offered in a resophonic guitar and will satisfy any customer looking for that true square neck sound.
- All mahogany construction in a beautiful high gloss transparent black finish looks and sounds stunning
- Classic prewar 12th fret body joint recreates the sound of the original resonator guitars from the 30s
- Attractive design peghead with Black Lightning inlay design provides a classic art deco look
- Regal’s vintage style rock maple trapezoid ported sound well produces a rich classic tone
- Golden Gate’s patented spider and US made aluminum cone resonate with crisp clarity
- Recommended cases: C-1512
Back and Side Material Mahogany Binding White ABS Body / Top Material Mahogany Body Plating Translucent Black High-gloss Body Style California-style Bridge Type Aluminum Spider Bridge Cover Plate Design Classic Slotted Sunray Pattern Fingerboard
& Peghead Binding
Ivoroid Fingerboard Material Rosewood Fingerboard Position Inlays Pearloid Dot Hardware Plating Nickel-plating Headstock Style Solid Inlay Style Abalone and M-O-P / Black Lightning Motif Neck Finish Translucent Black High Gloss Neck Material Mahogany Neck Shape Square Number of Frets Clear 12 Number of Frets Total 19 Nut Material Bone Nut Width 2″ Other Options Peghead Overlay Rosewood Recommended Strings Resonator Deluxe Spun Aluminum Cone / USA Made Saddle Maple Scale Length 25″ Soundhole Shape Screened Rings Top Purfling Multi-ply W-B-W Truss Rod Non-Adjustable Tuning Machine Plating Nickel Tuning Machines Deluxe Vintage-style Open-back / Butterbean Buttons
Country of manufacture China
The RD-52 Black Lightning is shown without a case. Be sure to select the case made for this guitar shown below for your convenience.
This guitar is covered by our 14-day customer satisfaction guarantee, and qualifies for free shipping in 48 states.
The manufacturer suggests we sell this guitar for $695 but you won’t pay that at Beyond Guitars!