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    Default 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    Does anyone have a known original bridge from a 20's-30's Regal tenor? I need photos and measurements to make a replacement for my Professional model (rosewood back and sides), which clearly has a non-original bridge.
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    Default Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by liestman View Post
    Does anyone have a known original bridge from a 20's-30's Regal tenor? I need photos and measurements to make a replacement for my Professional model (rosewood back and sides), which clearly has a non-original bridge.
    Could you post a picture of the guitar so that people know for sure what your model looks like?
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    Default Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    One other thought, if you can get a copy of Bob Carlin's book Regal Musical Instruments: 1895 - 1955 there are a ton of pictures, I just can't recall if there are any tenor pictures.
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    Retrofret, in Brooklyn has had a number of the highest end Regal tenors over the years. Perhaps one of the ones on THIS page illustrates what you are looking for?
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    Default Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    Are you looking for a pin bridge style like this one ? This is from about 1937

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    Here’s an illustration from Carlin’s book on Regal Instruments. Unfortunately, the book contains only drawings for the tenor guitars. The one below is the monogamy version of your professional model
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    That’s Mahogany!!!

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    Default Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by Denis Kearns View Post
    Here’s an illustration from Carlin’s book on Regal Instruments. Unfortunately, the book contains only drawings for the tenor guitars. The one below is the monogamy version of your professional model
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    If you follow the link in post 4 you'll have accurate photos of what you want. I can't help right now with exact measurements at this moment.
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    Default Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    Right, I have the Carlin book and that picture is all I have to go by. It is a pic of the Deluxe (mahogany) and I have the Professional (rosewood - not sure if its Brazilian or what). On the Retrofret link, the one I have matches the two at the bottom listed as 1928. I can guess the geometry but am not sure of the height (I need to do a neck reset on it but am not sure what height I am aiming for.) Thanks for everything so far, folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by liestman View Post
    Does anyone have a known original bridge from a 20's-30's Regal tenor? I need photos and measurements to make a replacement for my Professional model (rosewood back and sides), which clearly has a non-original bridge.
    I believe this is a similar model. It's from the 20's and has mahogany back and sides. If this is the style of bridge you are looking for I will take dimensions and post the drawing.

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    Default Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    The bridge is original to the guitar so here are the dimensions in inches (to the best of my calipers) There was an article from Wildwood here: https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/20...or-guitar.html

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    Default Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    TLG - that is exactly what I needed, thanks!!!
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    Default Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    I see that RetroFret has one in stock now! This is a 'lesser' birch backed version. But still super cute.

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