Extremely cool "mystery" unlabeled Gibson/Regal Depression brand archtop. FYI, top builders produced many plain "budget" instruments during the Depression to keep their factories open and dealers employed.
Some of these are now exceptionally collectible! Squared-off tapered headstock is unmistakably a Gibson Depression-era feature. Solid spruce/mahogany 16 dreadnought-shaped and ladder braced archtop body looks to be built by Regal.No idea what brand was intended here. Probably NOT a Kalamazoo, however, because I've never seen this model. One long and several smaller top cracks are tightly cleated (I've had the back off).
No side or back cracks. Neck set is tight and flush and fretboard is flat, but there is a drop-off where the FB extends over the body. Still playable out there, but action gets a little high. Slight top deflection, but well within what is acceptable for these older archtops.Ladder braced guitars are especially prone to this. Plenty of strumming wear that shows in pics. Strange series of side dents to the treble side of neck. Neck may have been roughly removed at some point. However, (and fortunately) if so it was re-glued cleanly. Plays, frets, and intonates nicely. Big tubby bottom end with crisp midrangey mids and highs. Please contact me if there any problems, and we'll work it out. 1937 unlabeled Gibson neck Regal body archtop acoustic guitar" is in sale since Friday, December 28, 2018.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "zebramusseldoc" and is located in Youngstown, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.