My new 150-year-old guitar

Discussion in 'Abstract, Still Life, Specialist and Macro' started by Rob MacKillop, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    A guy literally knocked on the door, wondering if I would be interested in his grandmother's guitar. I played it - fell in love - and am now recording an album with it. All this in two weeks.

    First, four SDQuattro/macro shots.

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    Next three are quick phone shots.

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    First video, soon after I got it:




    New video, promoting the album I'm in the process of putting together of the type of music that would have been played on it - contains a few excerpts from what I've done already:

     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
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  2. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Ow, wow! That is a beauty! The shape of the body, not modern at all... And the inlay-work (is that a word?) is amazing..... Wonderful Rob! Tonight I will listen to the videos....
     
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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Rense. Yes, inlay. It's a bit crazy, but I love playing it.
     
  4. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    What's crazy? The instrument? How to play it? How you react to it? :D
     
  5. Karishma Boghawala

    Karishma Boghawala New Member

    WoW! You had such a beautiful guitar. I m just mesmerizied by seeing your 150 year old Guitar!
     
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  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Karishma.

    Rense, I meant crazy in that I still can't believe a guy just knocked on my door with it. He was over 70 years old, and was so happy to find someone who knew how to play it appropriately.
     

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