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Checking out the Rambler® STROBELCASTER™ Travel Guitar

May 17th, 2017 / lisa

Early days of Strobel Rambler® Travel Guitars Tommy Castro was our first endorser for Strobel Guitars in 2009.  We started out to make the best “travel” guitars, with “travel” in quotes.  The goal was to create a great playing, good […]

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Rambler Hollowbody Travel Guitar

The Strobel Rambler® Hollowbody Travel Guitar

October 29th, 2016 / lisa

A Thinline Acoustic Electric Portable Guitar Strobel Guitars Custom Shop has created a new model in our Rambler® Professional Electric Travel Guitar portfolio. We are often asked by our jazz playing customers if we could create a hollow version of our […]

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Jay Skolnick photo of Jimmy Thackery

Jimmy Thackery and his Strobel Rambler® Electric Travel Guitar

August 22nd, 2016 / lisa

Finding your way into music… How did you find your way into music, and playing the guitar? Ever wonder how professional musicians find their way into a musical career?  Here is Jimmy Thackery’s story – about how music found him, […]

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A batch of Custom Ramble necks

Making a Strobel Rambler® Travel Guitar – Part 3

May 2nd, 2016 / lisa

Making Necks for a Portable Guitar… In our first two visits to the Strobel Guitars Custom Shop we saw how a Custom Rambler® Professional Electric Travel Guitar body goes from a block of wood to a shaped guitar. In Part […]

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Rambler Travel Bass in Tobacco Sunburst with Gold Hardware

Check out our left handed Strobel Rambler® Travel Bass…

March 10th, 2016 / lisa

Ordering a Custom Travel Bass We are seeing an uptick in orders for Custom Strobel Rambler® Travel Basses, and recently built a left- handed version for Simon from Tasmania, please check out our Bass Gallery for more pics. Simon went […]

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Scott picking up Maple Neck Rambler Travel Guitar

Taking Care of Strobel Travel Guitar Customers

October 6th, 2015 / lisa

Making mods on an early Rambler Guitar… Here is a story about Scott W. and his Rambler Travel Guitar. I met Scott in 2011 at the Atlanta airport while we were waiting for a flight home to Florida. Scott was carrying […]

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Strobel Rambler Deep Blue Custom Bass

See the newest Strobel Rambler® Travel Basses

July 9th, 2015 / lisa

About a year ago we told you about Tanya’s Deep Purple Bass. Today we have a couple new Rambler® Custom Bass guitars to show you, Deep Blue for Jim, and a Natural Honey Bass built for an upcoming review (stay […]

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Gene Strobel making some Custom Rambler® Travel Guitars

Making a Rambler® Travel Guitar – Part 2

February 26th, 2015 / lisa

Last time we visited Strobel Guitars Custom Shop we saw how a Custom Rambler® Professional Electric Travel Guitar starts the building process. We selected some fine Tonewoods; book matched Quilted and Flamey maple tops and glued them together with Ash or Mahogany bodies. Today we’ll take a look at how the Rambler® Travel Guitar bodies are shaped, routed and drilled.

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Selecting wood for Custom Rambler® Travel Guitars

Making a Rambler® Travel Guitar

December 4th, 2014 / lisa

This week, we thought it might be interesting to take you into our Custom Shop to see how we make your Custom Rambler® Professional Electric Travel Guitar. We will take you through the steps, from selecting the proper tone woods, […]

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Russ Strobel visiting Merrill’s Wood Shed

Rambler Custom Portable Guitar

October 29th, 2014 / Steven

We select the finest tone woods for your Rambler® Custom travel guitar, usually Honduran mahogany or swamp ash for the bodies. We add a flamey maple top to brighten the sound and to enhance the visual appeal of the portable […]

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