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Know any history about my bean?

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sam1716

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PostPosted: 09/02/2009 at 8:50 AM    Post subject: Know any history about my bean? link

My buddy helped me (well he did almost all of it) repot my 1000s' pickups a while ago. While we had the pickups out, we looked in the cavity and it looked like it said "R***bow" where the *'s were painted over with black. Any chance this guitar was made for Rainbow?

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PostPosted: 09/02/2009 at 9:03 AM    Post subject: RE:Know any history about my bean? link

Hello sam1716

Can you tell if the guitar has been stripped and refinished? Is this a Standard or Artist? This could be a display guitar created for Rainbow music in Hollywood back in the day.

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PostPosted: 09/02/2009 at 9:32 AM    Post subject: RE:Know any history about my bean? link

It's a standard and it doesn't appear to have been refinished.

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PostPosted: 09/02/2009 at 3:49 PM    Post subject: RE:Know any history about my bean? link

I was hoping this was going to the 'rainbow' painted Bean that was used for their display at Rainbow Music. That was a Artist though. With that said, there were a number of instruments that were purchased by Rainbow Music, and these may have been custom or reserved for Rainbow Music. This is just a guess. Regardless, it's unusual to see that written on the neck.

Thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: 09/02/2009 at 8:46 PM    Post subject: RE:Know any history about my bean? link

There is also a Rainbow Music in Tucson Arizona. I don't know if they are affiliated with Rainbow from LA, but I do know that they carried TB's way back when.
When I brought my standard in to fit for a case, a few of the old-timers gawked and commented on how they haven't seen a TB in over 20 years since they carried them. Needless to say, they did not have a case that fit;)
I ended up using an SKB 335 case purchased at guitar-get. When I brought it in there to fit it, needless to say no one in the store had ever heard of a metal guitar.


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PostPosted: 09/03/2009 at 7:15 PM    Post subject: RE:Know any history about my bean? link

... was just reading about 80's gear and Rainbow Music in Poughkeepsie NY came up (started in Hopewell Junction then New Paltz)

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