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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject: Rivolta Mondata VIII Reply with quote

I traded out my Jaguarillo for this yesterday. I liked the Jaguarillo but but always preferred my old Jaguar so i traded for something a bit different.
I will get another one in the future (pref faded sonic blue) but the guy liked it and the chance to get one of these doesn't come along very often.
These are Dennis Fano designed, they remind me of the old Italia guitars but these are on the right side of ugly (to me anyway). The Firebird pickups are amazing. The neck is 25" and reasonably wide/flat and has a modern vibe. It came with 9s on it which I am actually quite enjoying.





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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I like that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That looks cool as hell man!
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love these, have been eyeing 'em up for years
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys! Yeah I’ve been playing it all day today, it’s REALLY a great guitar. Super comfy too!
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa, I had no idea Eastwood were behind these, and even thought they were probably Schecter-manufactured because of the similarity to the Ultra models, (and the inlays, which are very cool but also appear on Zakk Wylde's dumbass line that Schecter are building/QC-ing). I see the Italia comparison too obviously.

The Les Paul Deluxe solution for the pickup rings (soapbar P90 covers cut to accept a mini-hum) is nifty as ever, always dug the clean look that achieves without having to have screws in every corner of everything.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it seems very well considered in just about every aspect. Lots of offsets seem to just mess up the traditional shape and not really change anything else. They got the size spot on too so it’s not too awkward or heavy.

It was a very fast neck too, a much more modern feel considering what you’d expect from the styling.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw one in person at Wunjo at the weekend, proper space-age
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you give it a go?

They’re also supposed to be making a baritone version...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't, because I was already feeling guilty for trying a few others, and getting the very friendly "how are you getting on with that?" staff check-ins.

I JUST WANT TO TRY THESE OK, YOU'RE ALREADY KILLING ME WITH THIS ORIGINAL JUPITER:



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

those phantoms behind you though, god damn.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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those phantoms behind you though, god damn.

that's enough to ignore pretty much anything else in that room.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
I didn't, because I was already feeling guilty for trying a few others, and getting the very friendly "how are you getting on with that?" staff check-ins.

I JUST WANT TO TRY THESE OK, YOU'RE ALREADY KILLING ME WITH THIS ORIGINAL JUPITER:


I had one exactly like that back in the Jag-Stang.com days. I regret selling it, only got like $125 in trade for some Samick acoustic. My 2004 self didn't appreciate it for what it was, but at least I was smart enough to trade it in as is instead of modding it with modern pickups.

Edit, that looks like it has a bridge pickup, mine was neck only.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I had one exactly like that back in the Jag-Stang.com days. I regret selling it, only got like $125 in trade for some Samick acoustic. My 2004 self didn't appreciate it for what it was, but at least I was smart enough to trade it in as is instead of modding it with modern pickups.

Edit, that looks like it has a bridge pickup, mine was neck only.


Yeah, it's the dual pickup one, hence my besottedness; it's nearly £900 (like $1145) though, which seems eye-wateringly pricey, although pretty much inline with Reverb and eBay.

It plays amazing, even with the narrow but fat neck that somehow seems to suit me. I'm worried what will happen if I go back a third time and try it plugged in...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it lighter than the solid body reissue?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah man, it's hollow. It's SO different to the Silvertone Jupiter "reissue" I have (solid body, upgraded pickups, flat radius, thin profile), but I could grow to love both..

Maybe I'll have another clear-out sale..
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wunjos will cut you a deal if you want it. Offer them £750 for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. I’ve never even seen one of those in a shop before.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
I'm worried what will happen if I go back a third time and try it plugged in...


It will probably sound terrible. Do it, it's the only way to put your mind at ease.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Yeah man, it's hollow. It's SO different to the Silvertone Jupiter "reissue" I have (solid body, upgraded pickups, flat radius, thin profile), but I could grow to love both..

Maybe I'll have another clear-out sale..

At this point even if I had $1000+ burning my pocket I wouldn't buy anything that expensive. I don't know, I'm going through a phase when nothing impresses me. I'd rather buy another cheap Affinity strat with its super narrow neck and would mode the crap out of it. At the same time if some guitar really called to me, I could consider buying it
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