My Rob Armstong guitar

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My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby StevieP » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:49 pm

Hi All,
just thought I'd share some pictures of my Rob Armstrong Gordon Giltrap guitar.

[img]http://photobucket.com/Steviep_Rob_Armstrong_Guitar

I bought it off Rob back in the mid nineties (Rob repaired a neck break on my Les Paul, and this guitar was on the wall of his workshop when I came to collect it). It was built for Gordon, who fitted a Fishman pickup in 92. It's an excellent little guitar, with an unusual wide / shallow C profile (I'll have to try one of the Vintage RA/GG guitars and see how they compare).

I don't suppose anyone knows how much I should insure it for? Any help there would be greatly appreciated.

Steve

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby GORDON » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:44 pm

Hi Stevie.

I had trouble viewing the image via your link,if you could find another way of posting the pic that would be great.

If its the guitar I'm thinking of I believe it's a small bodied 12 fret with a cutaway? It was indeed a lovely little guitar. Rob made me quite a few over the years(bless him), anyway glad you still have it and obviously treasure it.

Be Well.

G.

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby Mike Stranks » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:00 am

The older I get, the better I used to be

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby GORDON » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:11 pm

Thanks Mike.

Yep, it was as I thought ,the very guitar.

Wished I had kept it!

G.

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:00 pm

And in its full glory... lovely bit of wood Rob chose for the back. Mmmm!

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby scottj1 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:49 pm

What a beauty..

I wouldn't mind a strum of it,bet it sounds great too!!

I love the shapes of Rob's guitars,they are always a bit unusual.

A lucky chap indeed to own this one!

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby GORDON » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:49 pm

Trevor Raggatt wrote:And in its full glory... lovely bit of wood Rob chose for the back. Mmmm!

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Did you take these pics Trev?

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:57 pm

No, just know how to do the techno-majiggery-pokery to get the photos in the link up above to show up in the thread. Proper geek, me! :wink:

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby StevieP » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:51 pm

Thanks to Mike and Trevor for sorting out the links.

Can anyone help me identify the types of wood used?

Steve

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby Trevor Raggatt » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:45 pm

Looks like an Indian Rosewood back and a Cedar top to me. Guessing mahogany for the next and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Anyone else have any thoughts?

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Re: My Rob Armstong guitar

Postby scottj1 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:40 pm

I think Trevor is bang on with that assessment.

I thought at first it might be Ovangkol back and sides but i'm sure it will be indian rosewood.

What a great combination Cedar and rosewood are for a guitar!
I'll have to repeat myself and say what a beauty it is.


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