1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Well, here's my first video with this guitar. Sorry it's not Smoke On The Water - royalty issues stopped that one...

  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Well it works! And sounds good to me. Are you pleased? Mind, you need to get more value out of those extra strings - only twice in 2 tunes - you were robbed! ;)
  3. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    Very good Rob the sort of skills I could only dream of:eek:.
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Seven plucks in all for the D, and none for the C. They didn't use them a huge amount, but they do make their presence felt when called for...

    Pleased? Yes, I love it already. I still have to get the right strings for it. These are a mixture of sets. But I know a string maker who is 'looking into it'. We shall see. It has a more piano-like quality than a Spanish guitar, and this is what I am finding a strange experience. All classical guitars these days follow the Spanish tradition in sound and build. But here we have an old Viennese tradition, which died out around the time the great Segovia starting rubbishing anything that wasn't Spanish. The irony was that he was playing a Spanish guitar made by a German. Anyway, here we have a different sound aesthetic for 19th-century music. I like it, and am looking forward to further refining my playing on it.

    Glad you like it!
  5. Dave Moss

    Dave Moss Active Member

    Sounds good Rob
  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Glen and Dave!
  7. Glenn Clabo

    Glenn Clabo Well-Known Member

    Rob...I tried to send this as a private msg...but your mailbox is full. I hope highjacking your post is ok...

    I have a friend that worked in Colonial Williamsburg VA USA for many years named George Wilson. He is an amazing craftsman...in both instrument and tool building. Here's one of his guitars being played...a jumbo curly maple guitar he made in the late 80's that showed up on YouTube in 2013.
    Someday Soon - YouTube
    and some more...


    George Wilson J-45 style dreadnaught (curly maple and bearclaw spruce) - The Acoustic Guitar Forum

    I met him through a wood working forum that I am a moderator on. Here's one of his posts about some of his work... A guitar I am currently making,George Wilson

    This is a 1976 video of him working
    Colonial Violin and Harpsichord Making -P1- George Wilson 1976 - YouTube

    Here are the other parts


    Colonial Violin and Harpsichord Making -P3- George Wilson 1976 - YouTube

    Colonial Violin and Harpsichord Making -P4- George Wilson 1976 - YouTube

    He's getting old and worn out... but still tries to do some things. Here's an old write up about him. Featured Builder - George Wilson

    I hope this didn't bore you...but I thought you would appreciate someone like him.
  8. Craig Sperring

    Craig Sperring New Member

    WOW! amazing! :)
  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Glenn, thanks for all that. It will take me some time to get through it all, but I'm looking forward to it!

    Cheers, Craig.

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