Italia Guitar

Italia Guitars - sixties Italian-inspired retro guitars, featuring pearloid sparkle and plastic, designed and created by Trevor Wilkinson

Italia Guitars - sixties Italian-inspired retro guitars,
featuring pearloid sparkle and plastic, designed and created
by Trevor Wilkinso

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Maranello 61 - string threading

Hi everyone.
I recently acquired an Italia Maranello 61. It has a whammy bar mechanism with a cover plate that almost completely hides the string holes. The cover plate is not removable. You can see the holes a little bit better if you dip the whammy right down, but there's still too little room to aim the strings at them.
The first time I had to change a string I spent nearly ten minutes trying to get it through the hole. If I need to change one in a gig I'm cooked! Am I missing something obvious? Any suggestions?

Maranello 61 string threading Whammy-bar

Hi,

I have the same problem with this guitar. I fed up the long proccess of the resting, and I take off the spring from tha whammy bar during the restring. It is more faster but it maybe not healty for the guitar body...

italia imola

italia imola guitar wanted semi hollow 3 split pickups special order no problem

Re: I NEED SOMEONE'S HELP, (What kind of guitar...)

: Sounds like a Wandre Avalon. Do some searches for Wandre Guitars. Later.......RD

ITALIAN HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR

Looking for imformation on a J G ( JOHN GALLETTI OR JOHN GALLENTTI ) hollowed body electric guitar # N2564 .I bought several years ago. I have recieved many complements on the rich sound from this guitar and have found little of it's history.

Italia Bass Guitars

I just saw onw of these basses on ebay! Where can I find a dealer and see a catalog? Thanks!

Re: Italia Bass Guitars

: Hi, Dan -

I live up in Maine and tried out the Mondial at the local music store across the border in NH - but ultimately ended up buying online! The music store was selling for list price (~ $700), but I found a place out in Wichita called British Sound.com. I got the guitar plus a case and UPS shipping for about $250 less than that. They priced that model at $450. You might check them out. Just be careful that they get your order right - I nearly ended up with a bass when I wanted a six-string! If you want to see all the models, go to www.italiaguitars.com.

Good luck.

I NEED SOMEONE'S HELP, (What kind of guitar...)

I NEED SOMEONE'S HELP, (What kind of guitar...)

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Problems with Modena tremolo

Hi! Just bought a silver Modena on E-bay...It's great except for the tremolo. Every time I move the arm, it loosens the screw...a LOT! I wonder if something's different on mine. Between the post and the arm I've got 1 metal washer & 2 nylon washers & that's all. Seems like it should have a spring instead, maybe? What do yours look like? I asked the seller about it and he just said "Good luck". Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Other than the trem, I think I like it more than I thought I would. It's got a very comfortable feel, don't you think?

Re: Problems, Modena tremolo

((: Hi! Just bought a silver Modena on E-bay...It's great except for the tremolo. Every time I move the arm, it loosens the screw...a LOT! I wonder if something's different on mine. Between the post and the arm I've got 1 metal washer & 2 nylon washers & that's all. Seems like it should have a spring instead, maybe? What do yours look like? I asked the seller about it and he just said "Good luck". Any input would be greatly appreciated.
: Other than the trem, I think I like it more than I thought I would. It's got a very comfortable feel, don't you think?))

From Larry:

The trem bar spacer should have a little set screw on the side of it. You adjust the spacer bolt to the right whammy bar tension, then tighten the spacer setscrew to lock the bolt, to keep it from turning loose.
Hope this helps, and decribed it OK
Regards, Larry
AcapeLLas Music Store
acapellas.us

Modena Mods

I picked up the silver Modena from the NAMM show in Anaheim. How could I resist all that pearloid ? It's a good guitar, but I did have tuning problems with the stock bridge. I replaced it with a Schaller roller bridge, and it works very well now. I can raise and low the pitch by a full step, which is very impressive !

I put some pictures of the new bridge on my Yahoo! briefcase at http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bb8543. Take a look at the photo album entitled "Italia Modena". You can also see what the Modena looks like if you take it completely apart !

Django tribute..."Nanology"..www.mp3.com/hollywoodjoe

: I picked up the silver Modena from the NAMM show in Anaheim. How could I resist all that pearloid ? It's a good guitar, but I did have tuning problems with the stock bridge. I replaced it with a Schaller roller bridge, and it works very well now. I can raise and low the pitch by a full step, which is very impressive !

: I put some pictures of the new bridge on my Yahoo! briefcase at http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bb8543. Take a look at the photo album entitled "Italia Modena". You can also see what the Modena looks like if you take it completely apart !

Modena

I acquired a green one (Modena, that is) a couple of months ago after
doing a little research, and the beast has well surpassed expectations.
Nice tones, fab finish, no tuning problems whatsoever with the trem.
Well pleased except for one thing - absolute nightmare yanking the
strings out of the trem bar to change them, particularly the lower
wound strings. No chance of whipping on a new string if one breaks
during a gig, even if it's the half time intermission. Apart from that
it's thumbs up chaps. I'm really tempted to splash out on a Mondial
aswell but the only colour that appeals to me with that model is the
cream one with the black scratch panel(So fickle!). I'm yet to see one
in the shops. If anyone out there's got one, maybe you could post a
message and tell us if it's as good as the blurb in the brochure says?

Modena

These guitars are killer! I have a silver Modena, better than most Firebirds that I have ever played! I want another! I play slide and it is THE git for it! Guy's? you need an endorser? SIGN ME UP!
Sarge

Re: Modena

: Hey, Sarge -

I posted a message to you several months ago on the Big Road Blues discussion forum about Italia guitars, but I guess you didn't see it because I never got a reply.

I'm glad to hear that you like the guitar because I bought a Mondial for the express purpose of learning to play electric slide. I've been playing acoustic slide for a few years now, but I wanted to expand a bit.

So far, I'm really liking the Italia. Been trying to solicit some feedback from others like yourself.

Do you normally play play electric slide in open tuning? I've been playing acoustic slide almost exclusively in open G, but the Allman Brothers do "Statesboro Blues" in D, so I'm trying to adjust! How 'bout you?

See ya.

pearloid

pearloid

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Mondail

Please keep us old vox, supro, national, and italio guitarfreaks apprised of price availablity etc. These take me back especially
the Mondail, as I used to own a Supro that was nearly a ringer for this great looking guitar. Also I feel this guitar may
have all the features that I require as a contemporary Christian Musician who utilizes many different styles in my songwriting.

Re: Mondail

:Hey, Mark -
I,too, am in the Christian music business, although not professionally. I bought myself an Italia Mondial for Christmas this past year having tried it out several times in the local music shop before buying. Haven't found a reason to dislike it yet. I'm getting more comfortable with it all the time (I've been pretty much playing strictly acoustic guitar for about the last 25 years). I'm trying to get up the nerve to introduce this electric to the church choir I direct. It's getting close!!

Please advise of your experience with the Mondial - I'd love to hear someone else's opinion of it.

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