About the Regal BRW Parlor 1910’s
The condition of this circa 100 years old Parlor is quite remarkable. These early Regal guitars don’t have a serial number. So, unfortunately it’s not easy to determine the exact age.
This old Regal features a stunning Brazilian rosewood back and sides with a (adirondack) spruce top. As you might know, Brazilian rosewood is very pricey and hard to come by these days, but back in the good old days it was pretty common to use. The guitar is equipped with ladder-style bracings and has a bound body. It really has a sweet and open voice!
Our Luthier did a great job conserving this guitar. His work included a proper neck reset, fret level/dress, regluing some of the braces, new bone saddle and nut, general cleaning and setup. This Parlor probably had gut strings at the time it was built. We decided to use steel .011 strings. Due to the construction and non-original oversized bridge it’s possible to use steel strings instead of nylon.
It’s very hard to see, but there’s a small hairline crack at the backside of the headstock. We checked it with UV-light and it doesn’t appear to be a headstock crack, but we do want to mention it.
Comes with a non original vintage case.