“THE WEDGE”

By ROBIN GUITARS

MADE IN THE USA

1987

“A guitar with a checkered future”

From my personal collection.*

*Note: I am not a dealer. I am a private guitar collector and this instrument is from my personal collection of 1500+ custom and vintage guitars and amplifiers.

 

ABOUT ROBIN GUITARS.

One of my favorite American guitar builders is Dave Wintz, aka, Robin Guitars, out of Houston, TX. Dave started out in the guitar business in 1972 in partnership with Bart Wittrock in “Rockin’Robin Guitars and Music in Houston, a store selling vintage guitars. They quickly migrated to importing MIJ “copy” guitars and putting their label on them. In 1982, Dave started designing his own unique style of guitars and having them built in Japan.

The Wedge was one of Dave’s new “exciting” designs in 1985. His goal was to break out of the mainstream with a guitar that was totally different and “stunning”. Getting attention was, and continues to be, the lifeblood of small guitar builders throughout the world. And yes, he was right on target. The “Wedge” was a take on the different designs, mostly Gibson, that were already becoming “legends” like the “Flying V”, “Explorer”, etc. But, the “Wedge” was its own design. It is really a wide triangle of wood with a neck added to one side.

Wedges were made in Japan until 1986 when economic changes, i.e., currency exchange rates, came to favor Japan and to cost Robin more USD. Bart departed the manufacturing side of the business and went back to the “Rockin’ Robin” store to sell vintage guitars while Dave started building guitars in Houston, TX-in the USA. The Wedge was among those designs that Dave started building in Houston. But as happens most times, excitement over a drastically different guitar, i.e., a real “oddity”, fades quickly. So, it was with the “Wedge”. Production stopped on the “Wedge” in 1988 after about 200 were sold but very few of them were Made in the USA”.

This is one of them.

 

MY WEDGE.

“The guitar with a checkered future”.

 

As best I can tell, and was told by the original owner, mine was built by Dave in late 1987.

 

It is the “Custom” set neck model.

 

Features of this guitar:

BODY WOOD: Alder

NECK: Maple

FINGERBOARD: Ebony

BRIDGE: Gotoh

TUNERS: Gotoh

FRETS: Jumbo

PICKUPS: The pickups in this guitar may have been updates. I can’t tell. As you can see from the photos, there is a “Rio Grande 2001 BBQ” in the bridge position and another Rio Grande 2001 in the neck position but paint has covered its model name. But it does not sound like the BBQ so most likely it is a different one.

FINISH: This is the special feature of this guitar. It came to me in white which was just not complimentary I thought to its “exciting style” so I asked Stike at Rowyco Kustoms to come up with a finish that would “liberate” the true inner self of this guitar. And he delivered in deuces with this checkboard yellow and aquamarine blue metallic finish. It is now the ultimate stage guitar.

CASE: Not original. It is a Dean case modified to fit the Wedge perfectly.

What is also interesting about the “Wedge” is that the top sides are not square but are contoured giving it a multi-dimensional feel and appearance.

Now, how does it play since it is so odd? Great. Well balanced and comfortable but needs to be hung tightly to your body to avoid it falling onto your foot and implanting itself there.

You really must be a cool player or collector to own this guitar. It is not one for the shy because it will get attention every time you pull it out of its case.

I say it is a “A guitar with a checkered future”.


Guitar is guaranteed to be in EXCELLENT OPERATING AND COSMETIC CONDITION.

 

OVERALL CONDITION: EXCELLENT. Please look at the photos here to satisfy yourself about it condition. This guitar has just been refinished by “Stike” of ROWYCO Custom finishes and it is unbelievable If you need more information, please contact me.

 

MY SELLER POLICIES:


I. MY TRY IT OUT POLICY.

Understanding the normal hesitation of buying a guitar without first playing it, I want to make sure these guitars make you happy. To accomplish that, I want you to try them for 72 hours (three days). Play them, hold them, walk around with them on your back, sleep with then-whatever it takes for you to make sure these are the ones for you. During that time, you can return them for a full refund of your payment price (but of course they need to be treated well while you have them, as I expect you will) less shipping cost and you must pay the cost to ship it back to us.

If your guitar arrives damaged, please let me know immediately by email. Be sure to hold onto all packing material and the box. I will contact the shipper for an inspection. Remember that this can take up to a couple of weeks but I will rush it along.

Minor problems. If there is a problem with one of the guitars when it arrives, e.g., loose wires etc. then I will work with you to get it repaired by someone in your area.

 

II. OTHER POLICIES.

A. Payment Policy:

PAYMENT DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PURCHASE.

B. Shipping Policy:

1. I will ship to any location but require that buyers outside of the continental USA contact me for a shipping estimate before buying one of my guitars.

2. International Buyers – Please Note:

a. Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. That means you pay them. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.

b. I hold a license to export vintage guitars than may contain internationally protected wood species under CITES so no worry for you as an international buyer. Do not risk losing your purchase from sellers who do not hold this license.

C. Return Policy:

1. Returnable within 3 days of delivery. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer pays all return shipping costs.

2. Returns of undamaged and unmodified instruments may be allowed, with permission of Seller, for a period of up to 14 days following delivering but will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs.

D. Refunds: Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping charges and restocking fees if appropriate.

E. The guarantee:

1. The guitar is in the cosmetic condition as described in this ad. Used guitars will all have signs of use to include dings, dents, scratches, smudges, etc. Please look at photos closely. Guarantee does not cover consumables, e.g., batteries(all guitars ship without batteries), strings, etc.

2. The guitar is in fully operational condition.

3. Buyer has 72 hrs. to inspect the guitar or have it inspected. Any defects, damage, misrepresentations or other problems must be reported within that time period in writing to the Seller.

4. In the case of damage during shipment, Buyer shall immediately inform seller of such damage and will maintain all original packing materials and box for inspection by the transportation company.

5. If other problems are discovered, Seller will either arrange for repair etc. at a location near the Buyer or request that the Buyer return the guitar to the Seller. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs.

Seller will correct indicated problems and ship the guitar back to the Buyer within 7-10 days of receiving it.

6. Refund Procedure.

a. In the event that the guitar cannot be repaired or replaced with a similar item from Seller’s inventory, the Seller will provide a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping charges and restocking fees if appropriate.

b. During this 72-hour evaluation period, the Buyer may return the guitar for any reason by notifying Seller and receiving a Return Authorization number. Guitar must be in the same condition as received by the Buyer. Buyer pays cost of shipping guitar back to Seller.

c. Returns may be allowed, with permission of Seller and issuance of RA#, after the 72 hour evaluation period for up to 14 days total but a standard 20% Restocking Fee will be charged for the return. Guitar must be in the same condition as received by the Buyer. Buyer pays cost of shipping guitar back to Seller.

NOTE: I want each Buyer of a guitar from my collection to be pleased and happy with his/her purchase so let me know immediately of any problems with your purchase so that we can work it out. Thanks.

Thank you for looking at this incredible VINTAGE guitar from my collection.

 

Product Specs

Condition:
Excellent (Used)
Brand
Robin
Model
Wedge
Finish
Blue Yellow Checkerboard
Year
1987
Made In
United States

About The Seller

RETROVERB MUSIC, INC.
Joined Jan 2014
Durham, NC, United States

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$125.00

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Return Window

This product can be returned within 3 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

Refunds

Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.

Special Conditions

MY TRY IT OUT POLICY.

Understanding the normal hesitation of buying a guitar without first playing it, I want to make sure these guitars make you happy. To accomplish that, I want you to try them for 72 hours (three days). Play them, hold them, walk around with them on your back, sleep with then-whatever it takes for you to make sure these are the ones for you. During that time, you can return them for a full refund of your payment price (but of course they need to be treated well while you have them, as I expect you will) less shipping cost and you must pay the cost to ship it back to us.

If one arrives damaged, please let me know immediately by email. Be sure to hold onto all packing material and the box. I will contact the shipper for an inspection. Remember that this can take up to a couple of weeks but I will rush it along.

Minor problems. If there is a problem with one of the guitars when it arrives, e.g., loose wires etc. then I will work with you to get it repaired by someone in your area.

OTHER POLICIES.

A. Payment Policy: PAYMENT DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PURCHASE.

B. Shipping Policy: I will ship to the continental USA ONLY.

C. Return Policy:

1. Returnable within 3 days of delivery. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer pays all return shipping costs.

2. Returns of undamaged and unmodified instruments may allowed, with permission of Seller, for a period of up to 14 days following delivering but will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs.

D. Refunds: Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping charges and restocking fees if appropriate.

E. The guarantee:

1. The guitar is in the cosmetic condition as described in this ad. Used guitars will all have signs of use to include dings, dents, scratches, smudges, etc.

2. The guitar is in fully operational condition.

3. Buyer has 72 hrs. to inspect the guitar or have it inspected. Any defects, damage, misrepresentations or other problems must be reported within that time period in writing to the Seller.

4. In the case of damage during shipment, Buyer shall immediately inform seller of such damage and will maintain all original packing materials and box for inspection by the transportation company.

5. If other problems are discovered, Seller will either arrange for repair etc. at a location near the Buyer or request that the Buyer return the guitar to the Seller. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs.

Seller will correct indicated problems and ship the guitar back to the Buyer within 7-10 days of receiving it.

6. Refund Procedure.

a. In the event that the guitar cannot be repaired or replaced with a similar item from Seller’s inventory, the Seller will provide a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping charges and restocking fees if appropriate.

b. During this 72-hour evaluation period, the Buyer may return the guitar for any reason by notifying Seller and receiving a Return Authorization number. Guitar must be in the same condition as received by the Buyer. Buyer pays cost of shipping guitar back to Seller.

c. Returns may be allowed, with permission of Seller and issuance of RA#, after the 72 hour evaluation period for up to 14 days total but a standard 20% Restocking Fee will be charged for the return. Guitar must be in the same condition as received by the Buyer. Buyer pays cost of shipping guitar back to Seller.

NOTE: I want each Buyer of a guitar from my collection to be pleased and happy with his/her purchase so let me know immediately of any problems with your purchase so that we can work it out. Thanks.

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RETROVERB MUSIC, INC.

Durham, NC, United States
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Robin Wedge 1987 Custom. One of a kind. Blue Yellow Checkerboard finish. Plays great. Rare. Cool+
$3,995
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