Rivolta Combinata 12-string, anyone?

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Rivolta Combinata 12-string, anyone?

Post by SignoftheDragon » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:13 pm

I've actually been slightly interested in some of Rivolta's offerings- and there's a few of them that look downright amazing.

For the Combinata 12-string though:

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Swing and a miss for me. I might grab a black one if they flash-sale it at a decent enough price, just to try it out. I've owned/played a couple of their (Eastwood's) Surfcaster 12s, and by many measures they are great sounding, great playing, and well-put-together guitars. I'm betting the Rivolta is at least on par with those.

At least they got the 12-saddle adjustment ability on the TOMish bridge so it'll intonate properly. (A major pet peeve of mine is missing this on a modern 12-string)

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Post by beauzooka » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:20 pm

I’d say that’s pretty hot!
Nice color combo.

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Post by SignoftheDragon » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:21 pm

Definitely more to my taste in black:

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Though something is definitely bugging me about the headstock logo- there's a lot of empty real estate up north there.

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Post by Maggieo » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:27 pm

SignoftheDragon wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:13 pm
I've actually been slightly interested in some of Rivolta's offerings- and there's a few of them that look downright amazing.

For the Combinata 12-string though:

Image

Swing and a miss for me. I might grab a black one if they flash-sale it at a decent enough price, just to try it out. I've owned/played a couple of their (Eastwood's) Surfcaster 12s, and by many measures they are great sounding, great playing, and well-put-together guitars. I'm betting the Rivolta is at least on par with those.

At least they got the 12-saddle adjustment ability on the TOMish bridge so it'll intonate properly. (A major pet peeve of mine is missing this on a modern 12-string)
I'll take it!

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Re: Rivolta Combinata 12-string, anyone?

Post by loveinathens » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:47 pm

Ngl, I wish they mirrored some of the body's curves for the headstock but regardless, these all look incredible!

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Post by Jan Deal » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:14 am

Love the body shape.
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Post by BoringPostcards » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:08 am

I dig it, but I am not keen on the headstock. It looks like a bloated Schechter headstock.
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Re: Rivolta Combinata 12-string, anyone?

Post by mbe » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:58 pm

BoringPostcards wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:08 am
I dig it, but I am not keen on the headstock. It looks like a bloated Schechter headstock.
No worse than the Fender hockey stick

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Re: Rivolta Combinata 12-string, anyone?

Post by Singlebladepickup » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:59 pm

mbe wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:58 pm
BoringPostcards wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:08 am
I dig it, but I am not keen on the headstock. It looks like a bloated Schechter headstock.
No worse than the Fender hockey stick
Buuut... it is

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Post by SignoftheDragon » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:02 pm

mbe wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:58 pm
BoringPostcards wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:08 am
I dig it, but I am not keen on the headstock. It looks like a bloated Schechter headstock.
No worse than the Fender hockey stick
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Re: Rivolta Combinata 12-string, anyone?

Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:07 pm

mbe wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:58 pm
BoringPostcards wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:08 am
I dig it, but I am not keen on the headstock. It looks like a bloated Schechter headstock.
No worse than the Fender hockey stick
I grew up playing and watching tons of hockey, so I always loved that headstock 100%.
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Re: Rivolta Combinata 12-string, anyone?

Post by SignoftheDragon » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:00 am

Hmmmm... Black Friday....

30% off.... (If I lump a Sidejack DLX 12 in with it to meet the $1500 threshold)

$840 for the Rivolta + $419 for the Sidejack

Sell the sidejack (after a rigorous tryout, of course) for $450 on the 'verb...

Mmmmm... damn. I thought I had enough 12-strings.

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**EDIT** Fecking small-print: apparently, the 30% off deal doesn't apply for items on their site marked as "NEW" offerings. False alarm, I guess.

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