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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by DrumBob, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Age:
    66
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    My new Italia Rimini six stringer in black MOTS finish, with P90s. First reactions are; nice and light, resonant, stays in tune pretty well, but could use a setup. Haven't plugged it in yet. I love the Rickenbacker looks and vibe. This finish is killer. The only weird thing is, no toggle switch pickup selector; two volumes, one tone. I may install one.

    Rimini six string black.jpg
     
  2. GVDobler

    GVDobler Synchromatic

    598
    May 15, 2011
    Las Vegas
  3. Aymara

    Aymara Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    Very unique ... congrats!

    I love, that the headstock has the same finish as the body. But I would oil the fretboard to make it a little bit darker.
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    58
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Different for sure . Congrats and enjoy
     
  6. fraz

    fraz Gretschie

    336
    Nov 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Very nice Bob. I have two Riminis; one with mini-humbuckers in the same finish as yours and the other with a white MOT finish with P90's like yours. I have gigged with the P90 version more and I love the way it plays and sounds through my PA. It really cuts through the mix.

    By the way, I think both of mine have a pickup selector switch. I think the older versions just had the volume knobs to mix the pickup volumes.
     
  7. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
  8. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Very unique! Congrats!
     
  9. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Nice one. I have an Italia Roadster/Speedster. Very well built for an inexpensive guitar.
     
  10. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Age:
    66
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    Thanks all. I had sworn never to buy an Italia guitar ever again after a bad experience with their Modulo model several years ago, but this Rimini spoke to me strongly. I asked the seller-a nice guy from Knoxville on www.gearpage.net-a LOT of questions before buying, and he answered them all, sent me additional photos, etc. The neck is just chunky enough that it doesn't seem too thin for me.

    I haven't plugged it in yet, but will do that tonight.

    Fraz, we should combine our collections and do a group shot! My sister asked me recently how many guitars I had, and I couldn't answer her exactly.
     
  11. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    Delta,b.c.
    Hey Bob. Are you equally as active on a drummer forum or have you found that your interests lean more towards guitar now. Just curious as to when and why you decided to pursue guitar. What was your inspiration. Do you play guitar more than drums now at gigs?
     
  12. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    35
    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    Enjoy ur new toy.
    You must have an awful lot of guitars if you don't know how many you have.
     
  13. toddfan

    toddfan Gretschie

    409
    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    WOW....very unique! Congratulations!
     
  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    What a spectacular looking guitar. Congrats, Bob.
     
  15. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    46
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  16. MatchlessMan

    MatchlessMan Country Gent

    Nov 29, 2010
    Swindon UK
    That guitar is crying out for a Bigsby!
     
  17. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Age:
    66
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    I think I'm up to 36 or so. I have friends who 60+ guitars
     
  18. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    35
    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    Below 40s ok, 60s just silly ha ha
     
  19. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Age:
    66
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    He's a working musician who uses them. And it's not funny or silly if he can afford them and still pay his mortgage, feed his family, send his son to college and put food on the table.
     
  20. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    35
    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    I'm actually speaking from experience of owning a lot if guitars.
     
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  21. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Age:
    66
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    Fair enough. Understood.