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NGD ... Robin Avalon Sport

Tom Wittrock

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Got this from a close friend [Forum member RockinMatchless] this week.
Stunning one piece mahogany body ... almost looks like Koa! :dude:

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It also came with a special humbucker mounting ring to fit that oval pickup hole.
I have been wanting [and waiting for :ganz] a "Junior" with a humbucker for almost three years now.

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J T

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Oh that is some beautiful wood.

Hey I'll bet a humbucker in there should sound great.
 

sidekick

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Very nice.

Rather sad that Robin Guitars felt the need to cease production.
 

Triburst

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Wow, Tom. What a great take on a junior! I like it!:salude
 

Tom Wittrock

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I spoke to David Wintz at Robin guitars about the wood.
He called it "Golden Mahogany".
I have never heard of that before. Anybody here aware of that version?

I'm going to give the Rio Blues Dog [P-90 style] a chance before I put a humbucker in there. Think I'll use it next Saturday at our next gig.
 

humbucking

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I'm guessing that was a special Avalon Sport. It is one sexy looking guitar! When you google "Robin Avalon Sport" for images, that one keeps popping up. David Wintz posted photos of it on a couple of forums a few years ago. Congrats on the new guitar. The wood & color is gorgeous.
 

Tom Wittrock

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I'm guessing that was a special Avalon Sport. It is one sexy looking guitar! When you google "Robin Avalon Sport" for images, that one keeps popping up. David Wintz posted photos of it on a couple of forums a few years ago. Congrats on the new guitar. The wood & color is gorgeous.

He told me it was one of two with that special mahogany. :)
 

humbucking

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The color is great! It reminds me of the thinline mahogany teles. Very sexy looking guitar!
 

IPLAYLOUD

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I owned that guitar. It, and it's next consecutive serial number, had that crazy mahogany.
Just before Dave died, he told me he had enough from that plank to build a 3rd one, and offered to make one for me. Then he died.
 
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