I’m heading to LA on business early next week and decided to see just how well my Strobel Rambler fit into my suitcase. When I came back from my visit to Strobel Guitars in Florida last month I transported the Rambler in the padded case that it comes with. But this time I want to take it in my suitcase, so I took it apart and tossed it in. Now, this is the small suitcase that I usually travel with and it’s less than the 45 linear inches that airlines allow for carry-on. You can see just how well and easily the Rambler fit in–lots of room left for clothing! Oh, and breaking it down was a snap–took me two minutes, tops! Stay tuned for more…
Last week I traveled to Fort Lauderdale for business. I travel fairly frequently now, and you may have read the post I wrote recently on travel electric guitars. I had been torn between getting the Strobel and the Stewart, but Stewart was having availability issues. Plus, since I go to Florida fairly often, I could visit Russ’s shop up in Boca Raton as see where these cool guitars come from. So that settled that.
Russ used to travel for business a lot, too–which is how he came up with the idea for the Rambler. If you travel frequently for business, you are going to want something that will fit in your carry on, and the Rambler is one of the few guitars out there that will do that.
Russ has a small workshop in Boca Raton, Florida. He currently offers three models: the hand-built Rambler Custom which he builds himself in his shop to your specifications, the Ramber Classic, which he has built to his specifications in Asia, and the Rambler Bass. However, he is adding a “Strat” style Strobel to the mix for the single coil fans. Here he is playing the “Strat” style Rambler, and yes, it really has that true Strat squawk.
I plan to publish a more thorough review with sound clips and how the disassembly and re-assembly works. But for now enjoy more pics of his shop and guitars after the jump! Oh, and be sure to check out StrobelGuitars.com!