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Old 08-31-2019, 05:59 PM
rickcrna rickcrna is offline
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Default Strange resophonic dilemma. Advice?

Many years ago I purchased a mid-1930ís Dobro/Regal with a lap style high setup to use with a bar. A few years ago I sent the guitar to Paul Beard for a pro setup and he replaced the cone, installed new tuners, etc. and it sounds very nice to my ears.

Here is the catch. The neck is round and itís unclear to me that was the original condition of the neck. Iíve wondered if someone had rounded off a square neck but left the action high for some reason. Seems odd.

The round neck makes it cumbersome to play on my lap and Iíve been thinking of having the action lowered to play finger style and slide blues. Am I on the right track with this thought? Here are a couple of pics.


1995 Martin HD-28
2019 Martin OM-28
2020 Martin OOO-18GE Custom
2020 Martin OOO-15SM
1997 Fender Stratocaster American Deluxe
1930ís Dobro/Regal Resophonic Guitar
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