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    Bruce Lang in North Carolina has another black one.
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    Oh man, now I need another thing.

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    Try and content yourself with the Maverick I just sold ya, at least for a few weeks...
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    Oh, all right... Actually, I'm loving the Maverick, and can't see why they discontinued them. Just by using the tone knob and a tube amp I can get that crunchy Hot Club of Cowtown-style crispiness or dial it back and do the ethereal Bill Frisell thing. How did I ever live without 5 strings? I great pick; thanks Martin!

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    Don't ya just hate thiniking about all the fine instruments you traded, or sold! I bought a Roberts 5 string from Tiny about 1984. I loved the tone I could get with it on my Fender Twin. I'd love to find another one at a decent price. The lowest price I've seen lately is $1850.00, and then I think was about the $350.00 I paid for mine........oh that hurts.

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    I paid double that -- $700 -- for my two pickup in fall of 1985 which I also bought directly from Tiny. Of course everything has gone up since then.

    I will be saying goodbye to her now as I have sold her to a good home. So it goes.
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    Do you have a picture of it you could post? Mine was the orange sunburst, which I was never super fond of when I had it. I think a black one would be very nice looking.
    I'm probably wrong on the price, but I know it wasn't $700.00 I bought quite a few instruments from Tiny including a fiddle Merle gave him. The story was he sat on it, and just gave it to Tiny. It was repaired, and I played it on several gigs, but prefereedc my black Barcus Berry. I eventually sold it too. Another tale from my mispent youth!!LOL!!

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    Here's mine... on its way to the left coast: crying:

    I sent to off with the original sales receipt from Tiny but I am 100% sure that was the price in 1984-5.
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    Very nice looking instrument. I always thought it would look nice in black.
    It would be nice if we could hold on to all of our instuments, but it never seems to work out that way.
    Thanks for sharing the photo
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    What is the scale length of these jay roberts tiny moore emandos ?

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    Just gotta throw these photos up here, because after all this is a Roberts too, and these funky sparkly 8-strings haven't been properly documented.

    There was one other like this in the Classifieds a couple of years ago; it sold fast. That one might have been purple IIRC.

    I don't know if this is from before or after Roberts' association with Tiny.

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    Wow! Is that ever a mish-mash. Looks like a Fender jazzmaster body shape with a Mosrite German carve and zero fret topped with a Harmony Batwing headstock!
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    Yes, Verne, I think you nailed it!
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    Wow, Martin. Never saw one of those. So, what ever happened to Jay Roberts?
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