Thursday, 14 February 2008

You don't see many of these for sale on eBay

Robin Octave Guitar
At first glance it may appear to be a toy guitar or one of those horrible computer game controllers (which I refuse EVER to blog about), but no, it a Robin Octave Guitar made in Houston, Texas. These little babies had some degree of popularity in the 1980s and were used by the likes of Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics and Charlie Burchill of Simple Minds, often to double track guitar parts in a higher octave.

I'm reminded of this famous shot of Stevie Ray and Jimmy Vaughan playing a Robin doubleneck, the top neck that SRV is playing being the octave guitar neck.
Stevie Ray and Jimmy Vaughan
Robin Guitars

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