Regal Tiple

Pronounced “Tee-Play”, meaning treble, this tiny Spanish instrument was built in the 1920-30’s and looks like a shrunken guitar but sounds like a chorus. It has 10 strings, grouped in 2’s and 3’s. I believe the top is Spanish cedar and the back is mahogany. What a surprising sound it has, wish it could be used more often. It is easy to play, but hard to play well.