Ornate WWII-period Regal Lap Steel
In Near Mint Condition
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This is without doubt the finest and most ornate Regal Steel I have ever encountered; Worthy of the finest collection. It is extremely difficult to find an instrument of this vintage in this Steel's near mint condition. The finish and highly flamed maple is remarkable if not stunning. This Steel has only very minimal and very small marks. It has obviously been kept well all of it's life, exhibited by even no checking in it's still pristine finish.
Tobacco sunburst finish over highly flamed maple top, back and headstock.
Rosewood bridge and handrest cover; Bone bridge saddle.
Silkscreened Rosewood fretboard.
Woodgrain bakelite radio-style knobs.
Motel soap bar DeArmond pickup.
Excellent back felt.
Black tuner button-knobs have been replaced. One of the buttons was set too deep, out of alignment with the others. Buttons are available at low cost from Stewart McDonalds along with quite easy replacement instructions.
Very Good condition.
Probably not original-purchase match, because the case's very good condition and wear does not match the Steel's near mint condition. The Steel fits the case exactly so I feel sure it is an original case for this instrument.
Plush purple interior in Excellent period condition.
2 interior box compartments stradle the Steel's neck snugly.
Handle leather is worn and frayed at connection loops.
Moderate dings and scars on exterior.
Some corners and edges are mild to moderately frayed.