If you remove the coverplate and cone, is there a soundwell, or are there soundposts and a bass baffle instead?
I bring up the latter because a guy on the Steel Guitar Forum was thinking this Model 75 had soundposts and a baffle. It was an old post from the year 2000.
Maybe that's what makes it a special edition? If it turns out that it has a soundwell like all of the other imported Regals which they started making in 1987 when Saga Music revived the brand name then I have no clue what would make it different or "special."
Did you put the pickup on there or did it come like that when you bought it?
Hi Mark. I haven`t removed the cone and cover yet, but I did remove the 2 screens and there appears to be a soundwell. I know that the reso has been messed with as It sounds horible and there appears to be one leg of the spider that has been patched with a metal plate. When I got it 15 + years ago I was starting on pedal steel and played mandolin in a band. I knew nothing about the construction of resos. I messed with Oswald stuff a little and put it on the shelf. Then 2 years ago I stumbled on my R-model Beard. WOW. the sound . And at one point a little water came in my basement and got the Regal a little. Now I`m thinking of getting a new cone and spider + Fishman in my Beard and took the Regal out to maybe install the old cone + in it. And looking at it I remembered that little plate and I have never seen one like it. My haunch is someone trying to hide screws underneath. The Regal was just like that when I bought it. Pickup and volume slider installed. Thanks for your reply. Dave
The nameplate that says that it's a limited edition instrument was added after the guitar left Saga Music.
Thanks Brad. That`s what I figured. I`ll post pictures of the messed up spider and cone when I take it apart.
Originally posted by Super dave
I have an old Regal Reso that I got probably 15 years ago. It has a tag or plate that says “ Regal Model 75
Limited edition “. Wondering if it’s just something someone put in it ? Any thoughts.
Oh, the horror!
The good news is you don’t have to agonize, wondering if you can salvage the parts and use the spider, or the cone.
Those will make perfect pitch hitting the bottom of the dumpster.
What new cone do you think you’ll go with?
Yikes, never seen anything like that !
If I were closer I'd buy that from you for my "hall of shame"!
Now I know why my Beard sounds so good . Compared to this.
I'll pay you to ship that to me!
If you'd like to DM me.
That's too BAD to ignore.
'Style 1-18 parlour size' 19 hrs
'#14 spider bridge' 1 day
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