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Rees Rambler
Travel Guitar

Korina body finished in scratch-tolerant satin nitrocellulose lacquer.
Full-size 25.5 inch 22 fret maple neck, with pau ferro fret-board.
Wrap-around bridge for strong sustain and responsive feel.
Fender LSR Roller nut for tuning ease and accuracy, string weight tolerance, and tone balance.
Seymour Duncan vintage P90 pickups:

Louis Thorne of Guitar Buyer magazine concluded his review thus:
" Clive Rees has built a straightforward, sturdy and ultra-portable instrument that feels, as near as possible, like a full-sized instrument. The Seymour Duncan pickups, full-length scale and great construction mean that this guitar is full of classy sounds, and the Rambler is an eminently giggable proposition."

Size 82cm (32 in) long by 25cm (10 in) wide, weight 2.6 kgm (5.7 lbs)


Rees Rambler
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Rambler back

An alternative 2015 Rambler design has a more conventional style. It is the same size and weight.
This is a single pickup version. It can have 1 or 2 pickups, with or without controls.
It is carved on both sides on front and back.
Rambler 2015

Rees Rambler is now available with a choice of pickups:
Rambler has 2 P90s;
Rambler2 has 2 Humbuckers: JB and Jazz;
A P90-humbucker and a humbucker like the Rees G90 guitar are also possible.

This guitar is really easy to carry on and off aeroplanes without hassle. It was conceived and constructed for professional gigging on the hoof, with all the very best hardware and wood construction that all our guitars have. Unlike most travel guitars, it is actually balanced when playing standing or sitting, and has the fine voices of a professional musical instrument..

On stage, when lightweight touring abroad, plug into your host's amp rig and you will deliver awesome classic tones to thrill . . . and yes, the diminutive size of the guitar will actually make you look taller! Back home, the Rambler makes an excellent back-up guitar for every gig: takes less room on stage; quick set-up and pack-up; offers magic P90 sound for that special song.

While relaxing on the beach, or waiting at the airport, plug in a little Vox Amplug, or pocket POD, and earplugs and enjoy yourself without annoying others.

Rambler Controls for P90s:
Neck pickup volume
Bridge pickup volume

Alternative Rambler Controls for P90s:
Master volume
4-way rotary pickup selector: neck PU; both PUs; phased PUs; bridge PU

Rambler2 Controls for Humbuckers:
Master volume
5-way rotary pickup selector: neck humbucker; neck SC; mid humbucker; bridge SC; bridge humbucker.


Ben Smith

Ben Smith did a long vacation
tour of the USA
using his Rees Rambler
as his main performing guitar.
He played gigs with, and supported,
many great local State bands.

Hear Ben Smith playing two Rees Rambler travel guitars:


These are played on a Standard quality Rambler having Rees specified humbuckers:

Music Style Pickups Recording
Blues Middle Humbucker
Jazzy Neck Humbucker
Rock Bridge Humbucker
Metal! Bridge Humbucker
Country(ish!) Bridge Single Coil


These are played on a Custom Shop quality Rambler having Seymour Duncan P90 pickups:

Rambler Voice Bridge PU Bridge + 3/4 Neck Both PUs Neck + 3/4 Bridge Neck PU
Clean p p p p
Crunchy p p p p p


The Rees Rambler undergoing field trials in Spain. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it :-)



Rees Rambler
Body: Solid Korina
Body Finish: bipolymer lacquer
Neck: maple, 25.5 in scale (like most Fenders); 21 mm thick at 1st fret; 22 mm thick at 12th fret
Neck Finish: smooth silk bipolymer lacquer on back, gloss bipolymer lacquer on headstock
Neck Truss Rod: Double truss rod with side adjustment
Pau Ferro; compound radius, 10 in to 16 in radius
Nut: 43 mm (1 11/16in) wide Fender LSR Roller Nut
Tuners: Gotoh tuners
Bridge: Gotoh wrap-around with action height and individual string intonation adjustments
Pickups: Matched pair of Seymour Duncan nickel cover humbucker pickups: bridge JB SH4; neck Jazz SH2n.
Controls: Volume; Tone; Rotary Voice Character Switch.
Weight: ~2.7 kg = 6lbs

Pickup Options:
P90-Humbucker hybrid set: black Seymour Duncan pickups: bridge P-Rails SHPR-1b; neck Jazz SH2n
Matched pair of Seymour Duncan cream vintage P90 pickups SP90-1

Colour Choices:
Natural korina
Golden korina
Dark Cherry Red
Amber Sunburst
Violin Sunburst
Tobacco Sunburst
Dark Cherry Sunburst
Black Sunburst
Stripy Brown
Stripy Black