Korina body finished in scratch-tolerant satin nitrocellulose lacquer.
Louis Thorne of Guitar Buyer magazine concluded his review thus:
" Clive Rees has built a straightforward, sturdy and ultra-portable instrument that feels, as near as possible, like a full-sized instrument. The Seymour Duncan pickups, full-length scale and great construction mean that this guitar is full of classy sounds, and the Rambler is an eminently giggable proposition."
Size 82cm (32 in) long by 25cm (10 in) wide, weight 2.6 kgm (5.7 lbs)
An alternative 2015 Rambler design has a more conventional style. It is the same size and weight.
This is a single pickup version. It can have 1 or 2 pickups, with or without controls.
It is carved on both sides on front and back.
Rees Rambler is now available with a choice of pickups:
Rambler has 2 P90s;
Rambler2 has 2 Humbuckers: JB and Jazz;
A P90-humbucker and a humbucker like the Rees G90 guitar are also possible.
This guitar is really easy to carry on and off aeroplanes without hassle. It was conceived and constructed for professional gigging on the hoof, with all the very best hardware and wood construction that all our guitars have. Unlike most travel guitars, it is actually balanced when playing standing or sitting, and has the fine voices of a professional musical instrument..
On stage, when lightweight touring abroad, plug into your host's amp rig and you will deliver awesome classic tones to thrill . . . and yes, the diminutive size of the guitar will actually make you look taller! Back home, the Rambler makes an excellent back-up guitar for every gig: takes less room on stage; quick set-up and pack-up; offers magic P90 sound for that special song.
While relaxing on the beach, or waiting at the airport, plug in a little Vox Amplug, or pocket POD, and earplugs and enjoy yourself without annoying others.
Rambler Controls for P90s:
Neck pickup volume
Bridge pickup volume
Alternative Rambler Controls for P90s:
4-way rotary pickup selector: neck PU; both PUs; phased PUs; bridge PU
Rambler2 Controls for Humbuckers:
5-way rotary pickup selector: neck humbucker; neck SC; mid humbucker; bridge SC; bridge humbucker.
Ben Smith did a long vacation
Hear Ben Smith playing two Rees Rambler travel guitars:
These are played on a Standard quality Rambler having Rees specified humbuckers:
|Country(ish!)||Bridge Single Coil|
These are played on a Custom Shop quality Rambler having Seymour Duncan P90 pickups:
|Rambler Voice||Bridge PU||Bridge + 3/4 Neck||Both PUs||Neck + 3/4 Bridge||Neck PU|
The Rees Rambler undergoing field trials in Spain. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it :-)
Body: Solid Korina
Body Finish: bipolymer lacquer
Neck: maple, 25.5 in scale (like most Fenders); 21 mm thick at 1st fret; 22 mm thick at 12th fret
Neck Finish: smooth silk bipolymer lacquer on back, gloss bipolymer lacquer on headstock
Neck Truss Rod: Double truss rod with side adjustment
Fretboard: Pau Ferro; compound radius, 10 in to 16 in radius
Nut: 43 mm (1 11/16in) wide Fender LSR Roller Nut
Tuners: Gotoh tuners
Bridge: Gotoh wrap-around with action height and individual string intonation adjustments
Pickups: Matched pair of Seymour Duncan nickel cover humbucker pickups: bridge JB SH4; neck Jazz SH2n.
Controls: Volume; Tone; Rotary Voice Character Switch.
Weight: ~2.7 kg = 6lbs
P90-Humbucker hybrid set: black Seymour Duncan pickups: bridge P-Rails SHPR-1b; neck Jazz SH2n
Matched pair of Seymour Duncan cream vintage P90 pickups SP90-1
Dark Cherry Red
Dark Cherry Sunburst