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. 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.
     
  7. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    this a a truly beautiful instrument.
     
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  8. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful guitar, your playing of it sounds beautiful too. It sounds just like it looks as if it ought to sound - if that makes any sense!
     
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  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks. Well, I've finished recording an album. It will be available in two or three weeks' time from iTunes, Amazon, and literally a handed other places. Meanwhile, you can hear snippets and purchase it for download from here:

    https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/robmackillop4?SourceCode=HEARNOW

    If you do, I get 91% of what you pay. But here's the reality: one of my albums has had over 6,000 plays on Spotify, for which I was paid one single euro...
     
  10. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    What a great story and a nice continuation of the instrument's history. Love the recordings to date and I'm looking forward to that download. FLAC I hope! ;)
     
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  11. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Don't give me flack, Pete! I'm doing my best :)
     
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