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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2012-09-06T04:26:42+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=12956 2012-09-06T04:26:42+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12956&p=114159#p114159 <![CDATA[Re: New Miniolian, all mahogany parlor resonator..]]>
bottleneckjohn wrote:
. Neck and fretboard are really good on Republics nowadays!!

Regarding who's building these, I'd say the neck are from the same shop and the bodies are made elsewhere and assembled where the necks are made, but that's just a feeling I get.. :D


I agree about the quality of the necks & f/bd, BJ. My two republics have beefy necks (like the original 1950s Les Paul) which feel really good. I had an Epi EL00 which had a thin neck like a Fender electric and it seemed just too light and insubstantial in the hand.

And while we are on the subject of necks, on my Republic steel body triolian the neck has the usual radiused fretboard whereas the Republic wood body triolian has a flat fretboard. I don't notice it when I'm playing but I wonder why they made them different. That's what led me to say that the wood bodies might be made in a different factory and to different specs. I also own and play a nylon string which is not only flat but the nut is 2" and I can go from one to the other without any adjustment period. Is your old (yellow) minolian fretboard the same as your new mahogany one, John? :D Peace.

Statistics: Posted by ricbleu — Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:26 am


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2012-09-05T21:20:35+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12956&p=114154#p114154 <![CDATA[Re: New Miniolian, all mahogany parlor resonator..]]> The body size seems the same but the neck and cone is much better, imo. Neck and fretboard are really good on Republics nowadays!!

Regarding who's building these, I'd say the neck are from the same shop and the bodies are made elsewhere and assembled where the necks are made, but that's just a feeling I get.. :D

I think Asian made instruments outnumber US made anywhere in the world. And the US stuff outprices the Asian stuff too.. It's the same over here, an NRP cost nearly 3 times as much as a similar Republic for example...

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2012-09-02T09:01:23+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12956&p=114119#p114119 <![CDATA[Re: New Miniolian, all mahogany parlor resonator..]]> Peace

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2012-09-02T08:02:18+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12956&p=114118#p114118 <![CDATA[Re: New Miniolian, all mahogany parlor resonator..]]> I really like this little one, did a couple of gigs this weekend and it's great on stage too!! :D
Easy to bring out good tone through the PA.

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2012-09-01T18:31:27+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12956&p=114112#p114112 <![CDATA[Re: New Miniolian, all mahogany parlor resonator..]]>
jeffl wrote:
Very, very nice, John! Being a harp & keys guy, I don't get to have the thrill of exciting new instruments (I play stock harps ), but I've had that "new gear" excitement when I've bought new amps & mics.


I don't know. A local harp player recently had a "yard sale" here. Harp players were jumping out of their skin to get at the the old mics, P.A.s, and amps he had up for grabs.

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2012-08-31T23:33:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12956&p=114109#p114109 <![CDATA[Re: New Miniolian, all mahogany parlor resonator..]]>
All the best,
B.

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2012-08-31T08:43:03+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12956&p=114101#p114101 <![CDATA[Re: New Miniolian, all mahogany parlor resonator..]]> Peace.

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2012-08-30T13:37:42+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12956&p=114098#p114098 <![CDATA[Re: New Miniolian, all mahogany parlor resonator..]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:37 pm


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2012-08-30T13:28:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12956&p=114097#p114097 <![CDATA[New Miniolian, all mahogany parlor resonator..]]>

This little one just arrived over here, it's a beauty, all mahogany!
The old Miniolian was a great guitar but the new ones look much better imho..


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Fat, loud tone in a small parlor size light weight package, lol..

Check it out! I'll bring it out on the roads for a tour this weekend, will be interesting to see how it performs played though mics in a PA..

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