Think I found my next travel guitar

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Ricochet, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    J & D Electric guitar TL-Mini BSB. 3/4 Tele in lovely Butterscotch Blonde(22,2” scale)
    JD is the house brand of the Music Store. The other big German shop...
    €90

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    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  2. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    38
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Cool,and not quite as short as my wee Ric 325,which was 20 3/4" !
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    I WANT THAT !!......
     
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Looks killer! :cool::cool:
     
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  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    They ship international...
     
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  7. GVDobler

    GVDobler Synchromatic

    728
    May 15, 2011
    Las Vegas
    That's pretty cool.
     
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  8. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Been looking at minis for a 5 year old.
    JC, love to hear about your wee Ric
     
  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    This would definitively make me look a bit bigger on the next promo shot.:p
     
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  10. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Cute little guitar, @loudnlousy :cool: ! Unfortunately, I suppose that there's no LH version available - I'll check it, but...

    A+!
     
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I seem to remember Rondo had a few SX branded minis.
     
  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Nope sorry. Thomann has a lefty Harley Benton mini Strat. Been toying with the idea to get a lefty and righty, switch necks and make a mini Hendrix Strat. So many ideas, so little time. :(
     
  13. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Yes, @Ricochet : I checked also and found the same results... :(

    I remember that also you suggested me that idea of swapping necks with the TE-90 LH and RH models, IIRC - which is not so stupid, by the way : I would keep the LH and sell the RH "with correct neck headstock"...:cool: ;)

    A+!
     
  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I just checked Thomann, and the lefty Harley Benton mini Strats are discontinued. :mad:

    Keep me in mind for the TE90. Honestly I'm not 100% sure yet. I had my eye on two other Harley Bentons(P-bass and a Fusion), and I have way too many Cabro teles already.

    On the other hand, one more won't make much a difference...I know, my logic is flawless. :rolleyes:
     
  15. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Ah yes @Ricochet ! ;)

    Well I miswrote :oops: : I was thinking about buying 2 TE-90, one RH, one LH, realize the neck swap and resell the RH "with correct headstock"...

    Do you think my logic is as flawless as yours ?o_O :rolleyes:

    A+!
     
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  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Oh it's just a regular Rickenbacker 325V59 from 1990,my uncle bought it new,he then sold it to me a year later ,along with a 1988 62 reissue MIJ Tele Custom,when he got a noise abatement order!
    I kept it for 5 years (1996)then traded it for a US 52 reissue Tele,that i then sold 2 years after that!:rolleyes:

    Wish i still had that wee Rick,little bugger it was to play an'all!
    I don't have a lot of pics of it and what i do have are terrible!
    Here's one from around 1991 when i got it.
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  17. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    779
    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    The 19" scale length USA Tacoma Papoose or Indonesian Olympia Papoose would make a fun travel electric.

    papooselectric.jpg olympia-guitars-osp1-electric-papoose-64555.jpg
     
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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    We’ve discussed it before, so I knew which model you meant. :)

    My logic is I don’t object to lefty headstocks(I love them on my Hendrix tribute strats and Firebirds) but any other model I don’t want people to assume it’s a Rob Chapman guitar... I already share the 8-ball logo and pet monkeys. It’s getting weird and feeds my paranoia.
     
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  19. I have the opposite problem. Photos of the band show a few normal sized people and me, 6’3”. Even with a 17” archtop, it looks small, or I am too tall. Strats look like little toys. So I try and make sure I am sitting in Currie photos.
     
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  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    This thing is fantastic! Setup is pretty good. I was apprehensive of the tuners but they’re perfectly fine. Surprisingly chunky neck. Small frets, so no heavy gauge I guess, but that’s the only “fault” I can think of.

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    Edit:
    Tuners are turning smooth but don’t hold tuning well. Nut is cut very well, not perfect but very well. No sharp fret ends. Neck is dead straight. I’m impressed.

    The headstock shape is correctly Tele shaped looking from the front, but the edges are not perfect. From the back they look almost beveled. It’s a bit odd but again looks like Tele from the front.
     
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