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Rambler 2ES1



Rambler 1968
 The Egmond Rambler series in the 1968 catalog.

Egmond had the Rambler guitars, already at about 1960. At that time the Ramblers had hollow bodies with 50mm high sides. The back and top was arched but without any sound holes. The shape of the body was just like the Lucky 7 but slightly smaller. The bass guitar was called the Bass 8.
Rambler II
The Egmond Rambler II. Probably 1961.

The Ramblers disappeared from the market after a couple of years but were reintroduced in 1968, as the Rambler 2ES1 and the bass guitar Rambler 1EBS1. They had solid bodies, made of 28mm plywood. At first they only came in the sunburst painting but later they were available in several different colors, as these examples:

Rambler


And these beautifully marbled guitars:

Rambler             Rambler
Egmond Rambler 2ES1 that belongs to FetishGuitars.com .



My guitar is a Rambler 2ES1, probably from 1968. It is in a nice condition and is equipped with  a tremolo arm, that was a standard accessory.

Rambler 2ES1

Rambler 2ES1

Rambler 2ES1





Ljudprov 1.  Rambler 2ES1 and the solid state amplifier Traynor TS-25 
 

Ljudprov 2.  Rambler 2ES1 and the solid state amplifier Vermona Regent 30-2S 
 

Ljudprov 3.  Rambler 2ES1 and a home made solid state amplifier and distortion (fuzz)



I have made a new pickguard and mounted three mini humbucking pickups. I still have the original pickguard, so I can easily shift back to the original, whenever I want to. By the Egmond type key, it should the be a Rambler 3ES1.

Rambler 3ES1
The new pickguard assembled.

Rambler 3ES1
The guitar body with the pickguard removed.

Rambler 3ES1
The old (the original) and the new, side by side.

Rambler 3ES1
The old (the original) pickguard. Front ...

Rambler 3ES1
... and rear.

Rambler 3ES1
The new pickguard. Front ...

Rambler 3ES1
... and rear.

Rambler 3ES1
I use cheap (but good) cutting boards as raw material.

Rambler 3ES1




Sound sample #4.  Rambler 3ES1 and the solid state amplifier Traynor TS-25 
 

Sound sample #5.  Rambler 3ES1 and the solid state amplifier Traynor TS-25 with overdrive.  
 



               
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