Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by FRETSMOKE, May 12, 2007.
Let's hear from experience here - how does your ROBIN AVALON stack up ?
Well mine was recently stolen, but I'm getting another Avalon. They make a great guitar!
I also own a Robin Wrangler/Rawhide and I'm getting a new Ranger.
I liked my Avalon better than all of the Gibson LP's I had the opportunity to try in Houston. You can get an Avalon that is "hollowed" out a touch. The lower bout on the Avalon is also bigger than the LP. Finishing details are very good on Robins. They come with Rio Grande pickups which are "wound" in the Robin factory. If you are ever in Houston, they give factory tours once a month.
The cool thing about Robin's, if you have any questions, call the company and speak with Dave. He's the owner and can answer your questions. They also have a small group of dealers that are really good people.
www.bcrmusic.com and www.infinityguitars.com are two great dealers to work with.
You can also get more info here... www.robinlovers.com
It's not a fast paced board, but lots of good guys there that have lots of Robins.
My Robin Avalons stack up EXTREMELY well to Gibson and PRS. I really don't enjoy playing Gibbys anymore. I also picked up a PRS CU22, and the build quality of the Avalon is right up there with the CU22. While they're different animals, they are very consistant in tone and sustain all the way up the neck. Fit and finish is excellent on both. I'll probably have an LP for sale soon.
Check out the "spalted" Avalon at Infinity Guitars.
I just bought a used Avalon in the emporium and I'm digging it. It plays great! Sounds sweet, but I'm about to install some WCR darkbursts in it. I'm very happy with this guitar.
Everyone here loves them!
Thanks guys - Pics ?
I'll see if I can get some up later. I can't use photobucket at work.
Oh and I'm getting two Robin's from BcrMusic to replace two of my stolen guitars, including my stolen Avalon. This one is much the same, another Goldtop.
The best singlecut out there .............. sorry Les