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    Default Thats a suprise Regal Reverse Scroll

    Thought some my find this interesting.

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    Yet another angle on a dovetail joint!
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    Definitely belongs in the worst scrolls thread
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    But what a precise work on that dovetail! I wonder if it's tapered. These folks knew how to cut wood...
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    The quality of the dovetail more than outshines the plainness of the scroll.
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    Actually the scroll itself looks well executed and with good smooth curvatures compared to ugly lumpy scrolls on many mandolins.
    The position of this scroll on the odd-shaped body doesn't make much sense though. Perhaps they wanted to emulate "dwarf hat" look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    Definitely belongs in the worst scrolls thread
    I kind of like it. It looks like one of those New Years Eve noisemakers that you blow on it and it rolls out.
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    Its a Regal reverse scroll mandolin for those who were curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANDOLINMYSTER View Post
    Its a Regal reverse scroll mandolin for those who were curious.
    One of a few that have been posted over the years with that much ornamentation.
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    The scroll looks almost good enough to hang a strap on.
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    I kind of like the inlayed faux scroll, even if it is a reverse scroll. I've often thought the Gibson A-5 lump scroll could benefit from some artful scroll inlay to at least justify the presence of the lump.
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    Frank Kordick, the President of Regal and the guy that filed the patent for that mandolin design apparently liked to copy certain Gibson designs (guitar shapes, etc.) but I would guess he figured a direct copy of the F style body might be an issue.

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    That is amazing, Michael, that is has a nicely done dovetail joint. Regal is a surprising company in many ways. I have a Regal Ultra Grand and it will need a neck set. I may ask the luthier to photograph the joint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    That is amazing, Michael, that is has a nicely done dovetail joint. Regal is a surprising company in many ways. I have a Regal Ultra Grand and it will need a neck set. I may ask the luthier to photograph the joint.
    It's always very cool to see how things are put together.
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    I rather like the scroll in a whimsical fashion. To me it is very light hearted. A crazy one for sure but I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    That is amazing, Michael, that is has a nicely done dovetail joint. Regal is a surprising company in many ways. I have a Regal Ultra Grand and it will need a neck set. I may ask the luthier to photograph the joint.
    I love the cinnamon roll binding into the scroll. I wonder how these sound compared to a martin flat back mandolin. Jim, I hope you have photos from your luthier of all of it. Seeing how these are built is of interest to many of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEStanek View Post
    I love the cinnamon roll binding into the scroll. I wonder how these sound compared to a martin flat back mandolin. Jim, I hope you have photos from your luthier of all of it. Seeing how these are built is of interest to many of us.

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    I want to ask the OP to see about renaming this thread to include the words "Regal reverse scroll" so that the information here can be found more easily in the future.
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    So that has me going. If I take a run of the mill ordinary Regal reverse scroll, and remove the fret board, am I likely to see a dove tail joint like that. Is that way of doing it a characteristic of Regal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Haywood View Post
    I want to ask the OP to see about renaming this thread to include the words "Regal reverse scroll" so that the information here can be found more easily in the future.
    I believe that just by adding that text string into the thread you've accomplished your intent. And now I've doubled the odds of finding it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Haywood View Post
    I want to ask the OP to see about renaming this thread to include the words "Regal reverse scroll" so that the information here can be found more easily in the future.
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    Here is a Regal branded mandola with a matching scroll on the head, which I think is very cute. Photographed in Fred Oster's shop in Philadelphia. I am currently building a carved top and back reverse scroll mandolin. Still undecided about the binding inlay of the scroll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    The technical term is Cinnabon scroll — delicious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    The technical term is Cinnabon scroll — delicious!
    So does that mean that this cinnamon bun has a reverse scroll? Or is that spiral formation considered correct? Then wouldn't that make the Regal method correct and the Gibson F-style scroll reverse?

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