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Offline Tony Raven

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Tabu series
« on: November 30, 2016, 12:39:43 AM »
The TB models were short-lived, there's about zero info out there, & they're widely ignored in the used market. The closest I have to a reliable lifespan is "sometime around 2002." Pretty cool guitars, though, if you like a deep sorta-SG doublecut. I'm not feeling creative tonight, so here's my rough field notes.

TB400 -- 3-3 tapered head, carved top, no dots, 12th inlay, Rose, BFTS, deep doublecut, 2T2V + 3-way (all inset), bound neck, rosewood, h-h HeadHunter, seen (Sep 2016 Reverb) in silver (flake?), 2002, Korea, hardware looks more nickel than chrome, seller says made for retailer (unnamed), $299 + $20 inc branded OHSC

TB400 -- Grovers, black nickel hardware, bound top (white), 2002; 3/7/2015 sold 333 + 69 (no case)

TB300 -- thru-body TOM, bound qm top in CSB, mahog/mahog, set neck, bound neck/head, Head Hunter hh set, inlay only @ 12th (tribal style)

TB300 -- "1996-1999 only 900 made"?? (per Reverb listing), carved maple on mahog, silver metallic finish, mahog neck, 18:1 Grovers, BFTS, tribal graphic (blackish, diff from 200 below), thru-body TOM, inlay 12th only, pickups closed (black) w/blurred insig lower-left corner. sold $199 used

TB200 -- black hardware, 18:1 Grover, Wilkie 50 bridge (2-point), Head Hunter bridge/Shaman neck hbs, matte black finish w/custom "tribal" graphic in silver, inlay only "tribal" 12th, no s/n on head, medium frets, 24.75 scale; shows also in crimson

TB100 -- looks same as TB200, but hardtail (black); also Zzounds listing shows met med blue version, but no body paint.
Tuners: 18:1 Black Grover Tuners
Body & Neck: Superior Quality Hard Maple
Pickups: Two Humbucking Alnico
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3 Position Selector Switch
Tailpiece: Hard Tail, Black Hardware
Finish: Matte Black with Custom Tabu body and 12th fret graphics
Frets: Medium
Scale Length: 24 3/4 in.

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« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 05:28:18 PM by Tony Raven »
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