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Adding to OneWilyFool's list of J-45 variations


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40YrsPckn had cued us in to the bizarre-looking Hummingbird Regal in Dennis57’s HBTV thread. Turns out the humble J-45 is also getting the Regal treatment. . . “Rosewood Burst” J-45 Regal:








Doubtful if the section of maple will bring some bark to the rosewood back and sides; might be interesting sound-wise if a lightly stained maple took the place of the rose’, & rosewood in the center section. Or just one, or the other.

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yummy, Big GROVER ROTOMATICS + Richlite Fingerboard and Bridge, what a treat (quel Régal !)


I wouldn't kick a guitar out of bed for having a Richlite fingerboard, my old Martin Tweedy was Richlited up to the hilt and sounded and played beautifully. I like the fact that it's eco friendly too. Most of my Gibsons have Rotomatics too, in 21yrs of playing for a living I've not found a more reliable and solid machinehead. A bit chunky and clunky but they work, are smooth and stable and don't crap out, which is all I need.


I do agree that neither of those appointments are particularly "Regal", but not a deal breaker for me ☺️

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