NOS: Robin Rawhide

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by bluescube, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    When CME dropped the price for Father's Day, I had to grab this Robin. I used to have a Robin Ranger in the 80's and have missed having a Robin for years. Finally could afford to pick one up. Sounds and plays great. My Fender Road Worn 50's tele might be going up for sale....


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  2. Muddslide

    Muddslide Friend of Leo's

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    Sweet. I'd forgotten all about Robin guitars. Saw very few of them in the wild, and that was 25-35 years ago.

    Is this new? Are Robins still in production?

    Either way, dang nice, and congrats!
     
  3. brookdalebill

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    Very cool!
     
  4. Brian J.

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    i always really liked the Robin guitars, that's a nice one
     
  5. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

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    Haven't seen one in years. That one looks very special. I remember seeing one used that was shaped like a Strat in sunburst, same type of pick guard style. That was about 25 years ago. Congrats on a nice piece of history. They are really fine guitars.
     
  6. Fiesta Red

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    Very, very cool...I always liked those back in the day (never owned one, but admired them...)
     
  7. bluescube

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    I think it's a 2008
     
  8. bluescube

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    Blackstar Artist 15
    Lovepedal Les Lius
     
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  9. Lord_Ingipz

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    Actually played this one on my birthday the other day. Not a fan of the rio grande pickups. Too honky for my taste. It did pair great with the vox ac30, 5e3 and those new little marshall 20 watters.
     
  10. bluescube

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    Body Details: Solid alder body

    Neck Material: Maple Neck

    Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard

    Neck Profile: C shape neck

    Neck Thickness (IN): 1st .86" 12th .96"

    Fingerboard Radius: 10.00

    Nut Width: 1-11/16 in

    Neck Details: One piece maple bolt on neck with rosewood fingerboard.

    Electronics: Original electronics. Three pickups, 5 way pickup selector switch, master volume and tone controls.

    Pickup Measurements: Neck 7.1k Middle 7.5k Bridge 8.1k

    Hardware: Original hardware.

    Weight: 8 lbs 11.3 oz
     
  11. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    They are a tad dark. However, they work well with my AC30S1 and the Blackstar
     
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    Nice guitar. Now more internet research to do.
     
  13. bluescube

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    Too bad Robin closed shop in 2010
     
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    Dave is building guitars again. I made a similar comment on a Facebook thread, and he chimed in with something along the lines of, "Yeah we're building again." I have a Robin Savoy that was one of their NAMM guitars from '98 and it is outstanding.
     
  15. bluescube

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    Cool to hear Dave is coming back.

    But so far, this a keeper!
     
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    Compared to my Road Worn 50s Tele:

    The Fender's TexMex pickups are brighter and more twangy. The Rio's strat tallboy neck obviously is stratty sounding and the middle Half Breed strat pickup is juicier than the tallboy. The Muy Grande bridge is darker, thicker and sounds great for rock and overdriven tones, no icepick.
     
  17. bluescube

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    I see this as my personal version of a "Strat" hardtail.
     
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