Early Guitars and Vihuela

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelma van Amersfoort Sep 8, 2013.

Medieval Latin Guitar by Morillo for sale
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob MacKillop Aug 22, 2013.

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Rob MacKillop and jamie akers are now friends
Aug 30, 2018
Rob MacKillop replied to Christian Meesters's discussion Problems Donating
"I tried to donate, but also failed."
Oct 16, 2017
Rob MacKillop is now friends with Tom Monaghan and Yoshio Takayanagi
Oct 4, 2017
Monica Hall replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Buying Baroque Guitar Strings
"I am surprised too as I always buy my strings from B & N.  I use gut but I'm sure they must have others. You must have got the wrong person. Good luck tomorrow."
Jan 14, 2017
Gabriele Natilla replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Buying Baroque Guitar Strings
"thank your for taking the time to answer, Yuri.  Interesting to know the value of 28 kgs.  In fact I change very much my right hand technique when I switch from the classical to the XIXth century to the baroque guitar (and recently to the…"
Jan 12, 2017
Yuri Liman replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Buying Baroque Guitar Strings
"Sure the baroque is much more fragile than classical (and even more than steel string folk or jazz guitars) but still it should have some reserve in tension. Average total tension for baroque guitar is about 28 kgs. On my guitar I used strings…"
Jan 12, 2017
Gabriele Natilla replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Buying Baroque Guitar Strings
"Thank you Yuri.  So you're saying a bit bigger gauge won't hurt the guitar. Nice to hear, because these interments look so thin and fragile to me (I am used to classical guitars, you see).  I'll try. "
Jan 11, 2017
Yuri Liman replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Buying Baroque Guitar Strings
"Hi Gabrielle,  I see your point. Why would not you just try a bit bigger gauge? This won't kill your guitar.  I had the same problem more or less with my first guitar... I just ordered reccomended string set...  but I was not…"
Jan 10, 2017

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At 9:43 on April 18, 2013, Ian Watchorn said…

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your note. I'm glad to hear the harp lute is getting some more playing, it was in bits when it came to me and I wasn't sure until it was all glued up if it would be a viable playing instrument - it certainly surprised us all when it was done. With Rosemary Hodgson's help we got a good stringing for it and it has been going strong ever since. Hope you're enjoying it.

At 17:32 on December 17, 2012, David Norton said…

Nice to be here, I had no idea this site existed until yesterday.  Looks like some familiar names around. 

At 21:34 on December 21, 2011, Dr. Christopher Page said…

Dear Rob,

I don't understand anything about electronic social networking. All I want to do is get in touch with you to discuss a few things. I'm at chp1000@cam.ac.uk if you would like to talk. 


At 22:09 on November 30, 2011, Herman Vandecauter said…

I only discoverd this place this evening, that's why!

At 11:22 on October 11, 2011, Natasha Miles said…
Hi Rob, guitar playing is going well thank you.  I've been asked to learn some French dances to accompany a historical dance class so that's keeping me nice and busy.  Hope all's well with you.
At 17:51 on October 3, 2011, Bill Samson said…
Yes - making one would be a nice way of knocking the rust off my instrument making skills.  Must see if I can get a set of dimensions.
At 17:16 on October 3, 2011, Bill Samson said…

Hi Rob.  I was quite inspired by Gordon's guitar playing on Saturday.  I'd always thought of the 4-course guitar as not much more than an instrument for providing chordal accompaniments - but apprently not!


At 10:03 on September 29, 2011, Paul Daukas said…

Hi Rob,

Thank you for inviting me to be your friend !!  I enjoy your Early Guitars and Vihuela very much !!



At 22:23 on April 7, 2011, Gabriel Schebor said…

Hello Rob, I read all comments for my Carcassi etude. Thank you very much for your support!



At 10:13 on March 24, 2011, Eamon Sweeney said…
All good here thank God. Muddling through our national financial meltdown!

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