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Regal Musical Instrument Company was established in 1908 in Chicago. By the 1930s, they were one of the largest manufacturers of musical instrument in the world. Regal specialized in mass-produced student instruments, sold under many brands including Regal through all major wholesalers. Custom-built instruments, produced for professional musicians in the Regal custom shop.Regal were heavily involved in production of resonator guitars from their first development up until 1941, both manufacturing components and bodies for both the National String Instrument Corporation and the Dobro Manufacturing Company and producing whole instruments, which sold under many brand names including Dobro. The bodies of their bellied student guitars were particularly suited to resonator conversion.Production of resonator guitars ceased in 1941, and of all fretted instruments in 1954. However in 1965, Fender were distributing five models of banjos under the Regal name, and claimed to be the exclusive distributors.In 1987 the Regal name and trademark reappeared as a brand of Saga Musical Instruments. As of 2006 the Regal Musical Instrument Company were notable for their 4-string bass resonator guitars, as well as a wide variety of more traditional resonator models.
Regal is well known for their vintage instruments from 1908-1940s.
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