For Sale


INSTRUMENTS and BOOKS FOR SALE

Conditions of purchase:

1. Buyer pays shipping and insurance

2. Payment – by cheque, in which case I will wait for the money to clear before shipping; or by bank transfer; or by PayPal if buyer pays for paypal charges. Books by PayPal only.

Contact: robmackillop@gmail.com

INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE:

None at present.

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BOOKS FOR SALE

Postage – £3 per book for UK Buyers. Elsewhere, please ask first: robmackillop@gmail.com. Pay by PayPal ONLY

NONE At Present…

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Camera Equipment for sale

NONE At Present…

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16 thoughts on “For Sale”

  1. Hi Rob, It is Alan. I commented on you YouTube site previously. I hate to ask you opinion but what do you think of the Aria A19C-200N. It is a small ‘parlor’ size classical and think I might like it. I would appreciate your thoughts. If you remember, I play violins and such and was at an early time in my life a ‘guitar banger’ and now want to apply my fingers and brain to the guitar… playing… writing. I love Bach… baroque… etc. and of course some folk… So if you can tell me thoughts about this Aria A19C-200N… would appreciate.
    Alan

    • A student turned up with one one day. It was well made, somewhere between a Panormo and a Torres. Quiet, mellow sound. That’s all I can remember.

      • Oh, Thanks for the response. Mellow is nice (for me). I will let you know how the journey goes.
        Kindly,
        Alan

      • alandana@mindspring.com said:

        Hi Rob,I ordered the Aria A19C-200N-N, a ‘parlor’ size classical. The only real criticism I could find was that the lacquer was heavy. That being the case, I have a violin (the best one I have ever found and played) made in 1988 by a mandolin maker (now deceased) with an interesting low cut bridge and very heavy ‘glossy’ finish. I have ordered several of the Aquila string set to experiment with the sound when the guitar comes. I also ordered your ‘The Scottish Guitar: 40 Scottish Tunes For Fingerstyle Guitar (Book/Cd).’ I rather love playing the Bach Suites and Scottish tunes on the ‘fiddle.’ I am a ‘guitar banger’ of many years… but as many with the guitar players I never applied my brain to reading… now I want to do that so I embark on this journey. I have thought of perhaps at some point lessens (from you). But I am a true beginner on this instrument although I have played many other strings. I have always loved composition (especially counterpoint) and think perhaps leaning to read and then attempting to write at the same time might be a pathway to enhanced leaning. I just thought to share this new journey that this old(er) fellow was taking and let you know that I have appreciated what I have already learned from you.   Kindness,Alan  

      • Cheers, Alan. Good luck for your journey into guitar playing. One day we could do a Skype lesson, perhaps.
        Rob

      • alandana@mindspring.com said:

        Hi Rob,It’s Alan. I wrote this previous email to you last year. I just got a guitar circa 1860 which is 60cm nut to bridge which I am very much looking forward to its arrival (tomorrow). Here are a few snaps. I had previous ordered two sets of Aquila Ambra 2000 and two sets Aquila Rubino. The guitar has bridge pins. Is there a special knot I tie at one end of each string for below the pin as no ball is on them? By the way, the Aria guitar I played very little… it sat in the closet only for me to recently discover the top finger board is spitting all over the place. It is a nice 62cm nut to bridge guitar… but am very disappointed in this. It is fortunately under warrantee… so I will see how Aria deals with this… that whole affair is in process. I am loving the Sor book and the videos you have produced. Again, I am an ex-trumpet player from my early school days… as a teenager a guitar banger / picker… at 30 I took ‘cello lessons played… ten more year or so until I gave my niece my ‘cello… then into violas and violins… but, the sound of the classical guitar and the ability to utilize it write wonderful simple counterpoint it my present direction. I love learning to read the music. A teacher once told me “think with you brain not your hands.” So, I figured you might give me a tip on knot tying for these strings and guitar? I am inspired by your work… Many thanks,Alan  

      • alandana@mindspring.com said:

        Rob… not sure this text question got through… I had previous ordered two sets of Aquila Ambra 2000 and two sets Aquila Rubino. The guitar has bridge pins. Is there a special knot I tie at one end of each string for below the pin as no ball is on them? Thanks,Alan

      • Alan, the Aria A19C-200N-N has a tie-string bridge. It sounds like you have the steel-strung variety, which does indeed come with a pin bridge. You’d better check that out. You say “here are a few snaps” but I can’t see anything. Good luck with Aria!

      • I have written and confused! The Aria indeed has tie ends. The fingerboard on it has split. Its warrantee is in process. The other guitar I wrote about is circa 1860. It has a replaced mustache bridge on it with pins, but otherwise, is all original and quite nice. The size nut to bridge is 60cm… Can I use the Aquila Ambra 2000 and/or the Rubino strings on it (having no ball ends). Is there a knot one ties for under each bridge pin? Sent a few pictures of the guitar but you did not get them. Not sure if there is a way to send pictures. Hoping you might give me insight to use these strings on it. Again,
        you have been helpful in my journey and inspire…
        Kindly,
        Alan

      • alandana@mindspring.com said:

        I apologize for the confusion. The Aria (played little) is defective per the fingerboard. It is in process with the Aria folks to replace or fix it. Now, I recently bought a guitar circa 1860’s or so… all original… no crack or splits. It had been restored professionally with bridge being replaced (mustache type) which has pins. The nut to bridge string length is a mere 60cm. Excited to get it (tomorrow). I would like to use one of the four set of Aquila strings (non ball end strings) on it that I have previously purchased. It this possible? I would think there is a knot that one ties under each string to go under each pin?Uneducated? Yes, but learning. Your thinking would be helpful. I wanted to send a few snaps of the guitar but they didn’t transfer to you website.Thank for any help you might give… Kindly,Alan       

      • Ah, okay. Just tie a knot in the end of the string. It has to be small enough to get through the bridge hole, but large enough not to come out when the pin is inserted. It is not the best design ever!

  2. Rob I am wondering what make and model guitar you are playing for the Mickey Baker videos? It is the sunburst single cut away with a floating bridge. I can’t quite see the entire head stock. It looks and sounds beautiful. Thanks

    • Hi Don. That’s a cheap Asian thing, by a company called Vintage. I hope that helps. Cheers. Good luck trying to search for “Vintage archtop”! I wish they had used a different name!

  3. Robert Bollert said:

    Hello Mr. MacKillop, We exchanged messages about your Javier Hernandez Luthier Model. What price are you asking? Sincerely, Robert

    • Hi Robert. It’s not certain that I will be selling it. If I do, it will be £2,200.00 plus shipping. They cost £3,200 new now, and it’s in excellent condition, and only six months old. Original case included.

      • Robert Bollert said:

        Hi Mr. MacKillop. I am sure you will have many people interested in your lovely guitar at that price. If you do sell, please inform me or include me in whatever selling process you determine is the way to go. I am a lowly adjunct professor. My goal is to buy one beautiful classical guitar this year that will last for life. All good things, Robert P.S. Thank you for all of your ukulele books. I believe i have them all. Today I saw your new Mandolin books for children-congratulations- so now I will probably buy a mandolin and be driven out of the house and into the garden. Not so bad, actually:)

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