Robin, Stratocaster style guitar, 1990 - custom build for Tim Kelly (Slaughter)


Stratocaster style guitar
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The Story Behind


About the Maker (from Wikipedia):

Robin Guitars is a boutique guitar manufacturer located in Houston, Texas. As of 12/01/10, Robin Guitars has quit production of guitars although production of Rio Grande Pickups continues.

The company was formed in 1982 by Dave Wintz who owned the Rockin' Robin Guitar Shop at the time. Robin guitars were made in Japan by Tokai and Chushin until 1986, when their production moved to the United States. Notable endorsers include Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie, who were frequently seen onstage with the "RDN" 6-string standard neck/6 string octave neck double-neck guitar in the 1980s. Eric Johnson has played them, and Stevie Blaze of Lillian Axe also played Robin guitars during the early part of his career. Robin guitars and basses have featured pickups from their sister company, Rio Grande Pickups since 1994.

About the Guitar:

Tim Kelly was the original guitar player in Slaughter. He was endorsed by Robin Guitars in Texas. Tim was killed in a car accident February 5th, 1998 on a remote highway in Arizona. Tim owned numerous Robin guitars. The guitar has a Bart Simpson drawing and is hand signed by all the members of Slaughter. The guitar appears in several Slaughter videos and was one of the guitars most used by Tim Kelly during the Slaughter tours.

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