Regal

Parent brand: 

product types: 

  • banjos
  • mandolins
  • ukuleles
  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • resonator guitars

Information: 

The Regal Musical Instrument Company was one of the big American musical instrument makers. The Regal brand had its roots in Indianapolis in the Lyon & Healy company but was spun off as a separate company in 1908. The Chicago Regal factory made stringed instruments for Lyon & Healy, but also supplied many other distributors with house brands including the Montgomery Ward catalog. Regal was well known for making resonator instruments but this ceased at the start of World War II and by 1955 the production of all fretted instruments stopped.

The Regal brand name was revived by Fender in 1965 for a series of banjos. In 1987 the Saga Musical Instrument Company aquired the Regal brand name and resumed production of Regal resonator guitars.

Source: Regal Musical Instruments: 1895-1955.  Bob Carlin. Centerstream, 2011

Location

Regal Musical Instrument Company
3209 W. Grand Avenue Humboldt Park
Chicago , IL
United States
Illinois US