Monday, 25 August 2014

Gamble Guitars Rocketfire Junior handmade in Germany
Aesthetically-speaking I am not the biggest fan of singlecut guitar designs such as th almost Univerally loved Les Paul, but occasionally a singlecut design will do it for me. For example I've always had a soft spot for the Dano U2-style singlecuts, and here is another I spied on eBay that appeals to me, namely the Gamble Rocketfire Junior.

Gamble Guitars are lovingly handcrafted in Germany by the two-man team of Sascha Proske and Robby Rybol. Their Rockfire Junior model features a Mahogany body with either cream binding or fake binding; choice of finish (Nitro satin or matt, black, vintage white, shell pink, surf green, sonic blue and open pore nitro satin or gold), oil-finished back, Mahognay neck with ebony or rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays and 12" radius, 25"(635 mm) scale length, bone nut, ABM Wraparound bridge, choice of Harry Häussel P90, humbucker or Filtertron pickups, Gotoh SD 510 tuners, and controls consisting of volume, tone with push-pull for coil tap, and 3-way pickup selector.

The guitar new is priced at €2,100.00 (which includes a SCC Canada case), but this example on eBay is listed with a Buy It Now price of €1,250. Condition is said to be almost as new but with one minor ding on the back.
I do like the almost offset design which can be seen a lot clearer on this photo taken from the Gamble Guitars website.

G L Wilson

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1 comment:

  1. I like it - an attractive take on a well-worn format. It has the familiar feel of a model that has been around for decades, with a distinct character all it's own



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