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Robin June Nakkula
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  • Dublin, OH
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Robin June Nakkula replied to jdjango's discussion Waiting for a CEO-7 in the group Martin Owners
"I don't know about lately, but that sounds familiar. Back in 1996, when my D12-2832 Martin Shenandoah was stolen for the second time, and we were sure that this time it wasn't coming back, I took the insurance money and tried to go…"
Jun 11
Robin June Nakkula commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Does anyone have any experience with finding a soundhole pickup for post-factory installation in a Little Martin? I know that there is one LM model that came with built-in electronics, but mine is the last purple one there was in town, and I…"
Mar 14
Robin June Nakkula replied to michael schwartz's discussion UV aging guitars in the group Martin Owners
"I tried that with my 1997 00-1R for a little while, but there was too little progress detectable without any before-and-after photos (which I didn't have any means of making) so I gave up after a week or so. Rosalie, my guitar, has one of…"
Mar 14
Robin June Nakkula commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Laminates as in plywood were on 1970's guitars IIRC.  Laminates as in Martin's HPL, of course, hadn't been invented yet."
Jan 27
Robin June Nakkula commented on Richard F. Benjamin's group Buckeye Pickers
"Sam Lester was inquiring as to whether there's to be another jam session this fall. I'd like to see if I can attend one, but since I'm already helping to plan the Ohio Valley Filk Fest in Worthington for Oct 24-27, I can't offer…"
Sep 26, 2013
Robin June Nakkula replied to Jeri Ann Payne's discussion Small guitar / size explanation in the group Small Body Guitars
"Martin guitars, back in the 1800's, came in 5 sizes: 1 through 5, with 1 being the largest and 5 being what's now often called a Terz guitar.  (For a reference point, a size 2 was 12 inches across the lower bout when new, and somewhat…"
Feb 26, 2013
Robin June Nakkula commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Jud, I seem to recall that or something very near it being said about the Shenandoahs, though that doesn't mean the Sigmas weren't the same way."
Feb 6, 2013
Robin June Nakkula replied to Craig MC's discussion SPROINGGG!!!! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yes, I suspect that the groove is grabbing the string and not letting it slide as the tension increases; the tension behind the nut builds up until it overcomes the groove's grabbing, and the string jumps.You can try graphite powder (or pencil…"
Feb 4, 2013
Robin June Nakkula commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Oops, Phil, your Sounding Board short-circuited itself on you.  If you can say which volume that article was in on page 14, here's the "front door" to it: http://www.martinguitar.com/component/content/article/207.html"
Jan 19, 2013
Robin June Nakkula commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Ron, I've heard that advice, and in some instances it's the best advice, and sometimes it's needless. I've watched a friend's off-brand 12-string fold itself into a sandwich, and the tuning down might have saved it if…"
Jan 5, 2013
Robin June Nakkula replied to Diamond Dave's discussion What did you name your Seagull? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"If you only have one of a type of item, you don't have to name it.   Once you have more than a handful of them, though, keeping them straight without names is tough.My guitars didn't have names until I'd accumulated 3 of them:…"
Dec 27, 2012
Robin June Nakkula replied to Diamond Dave's discussion What did you name your Seagull? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My Martin 00-1R is named "Rosalie" because she has rosewood on the back, sides, fingerboard, bridge, and headstock, which was a gratifyingly many more places than I was expecting to find my new favorite tonewood on her, back in 1998. "
Dec 26, 2012
Robin June Nakkula replied to Diamond Dave's discussion What did you name your Seagull? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My La Patrie Collection is named "Papillon" for the butterflies on its rosette (and its origin in French-speaking Quebec)."
Dec 26, 2012
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Dec 21, 2012
Robin June Nakkula commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My Landola is the only guitar where I take all the strings off before putting new ones back on, and that's because of a time when that's what it said on the Landola website. (All my other guitars get changed one string at a…"
Nov 29, 2012
Robin June Nakkula replied to FloridaGull's discussion Small body guitar with a 1 3/4" or greater nut under $300? in the group Small Body Guitars
"Not the Little Martin: the specs for the LX1 say 1-11/16 inch at the nut.  Although you can get them under $300 depending upon where you shop."
Nov 19, 2012

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Travel guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin D12-28, Martin 000-1R, Martin 2-17, Landola CC-37, Conn C-20 Classical, La Patrie Collection classical, Little Martins, Fender Telecaster Thinline.
Martin Style B Mandolin, Martin prototype 2-17 mandolin,Martin Style 1 bowlback Mandolin.
Gibson Tenor Banjo Junior.
What type of music do you like to play?
Filk, Folk, Classical, Christian-contemporary
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At 7:22pm on October 11, 2011, GNuck said…

Love the picture too, is that a white rat in the picture of your guitars. That's a cool picture.

 

Gary

At 7:16pm on October 11, 2011, GNuck said…

Hi Robin;

 

Wanted to welcome you to my Small Body Guitar group. Thanks for joining and feel free to jump in with any comments or questions.

 

Thanks;

Gary

At 1:10pm on July 8, 2011, Edward Sparks said…

Hi Robin,

Nice to meet you here.  I have a D-28-12 too.  It is currently in for a neck reset and will be tuned down a whole step for songs too high for my voice!  My wife calls them "the children!"  Edward

At 6:35pm on April 16, 2011, Downtown Freddy Brown said…
I've been filking for a little over 20 years. I used to go to the Star Trek cons and filk after midnight. Now we have a filk con right here in Mississauga, ON called FiKONtario in April. I spend most of my time in the dealers room selling my music jewelry and watches and this year I added ukuleles. I have some nice custom made ukes and banjo ukes for sale as well as some more lower priced standard fare. My web site has a "For Sale" section but I am working on a new Ecommerce site coming soon.
At 4:12pm on April 9, 2011, Luis Motta da Silva said…
It's me again: I forgot to mention that one of the features in Coimbra style is a really violent right-hand picking, with frequent use of the bass strings, even for chords. Lisbon style is milder with lots of expression produced by left-hand string manipulation (portamenti, vibrato, legato) and ornaments (apoggiatura, mordente). Now, I guess it would be very difficult to do the job on heavy gauge strings. In fact, the difference is not only in the dimensions and stringing of the two instruments, but also in the repertoire and playing technique...
At 3:58pm on April 9, 2011, Luis Motta da Silva said…

Dear Robin,

First of all: I'm very sorry, only today I saw your comment in my Portuguese guitars album. I don't know how this happened...

Using capos in Portuguese guitars is a problem, because of the octave pairs of strings. The capo will stop the thicker, low octave string, but will fail to stop the thinner, hi-octave string properly, just like it does in common 12-string guitars. Besides that, you must bear in mind that almost all Portuguese guitars have radiused, arched fretboards, but the radiuses are very different from instrument to instrument, depending on the constructor (old instruments tend to be more arched than recent ones). So, it's really difficult to find a capo that fits in your guitar's fretboard. Apart from that, Coimbra guitars are stringed with higher gauged strings, so, a Coimbra guitar with a capo in the 2nd fret will not sound like a Lisbon guitar. Besides, the Portuguese guitar neck joins the body by 10th fret, so, if you use a capo, you're going to shorten the playable area even more. Now, Portuguese guitars are leading instruments, not meant to play accompaniment chords, so, you will need the whole fretboard to play. But, in an extreme case, yes, you can capo them. Now, what will the listeners say... well, if you play for an audience of purists, they'll probably throw eggs and tomatoes (verbal ones, I mean). But if you're playing for common people, they'll probably just listen and it will depend only on what you play and how you do it... 

Now, how did you come to know Portuguese guitars to the point of knowing there are two kinds of them?

At 5:19pm on October 18, 2010, James P. Royle said…
Hey Robin, You went to the best Guitar shop around, that's for sure. Marty and Don are great!
At 9:37pm on August 11, 2010, Sam Lester said…
Welcome, Ms. Nakkula! Do friends call you Robin or Robin June or "late to dinner" or what?
(Please call me Sam.)
Sounds like you might be a really good player. Do you sing also? Matbe a little Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Janice Ian, or even Ian & Silvia.
I currently play and sing old folk-rock, country, and soft rock. A long time ago, I knew some folk music.
Great to have you in the group. (We need more ladies)
More later.

Sam Lester
At 8:48am on August 11, 2010, Sam Lester said…
Ms. Nakkula,
Please consider joining the group "Buckeye Pickers". We are looking for new members and hoping to have a jam session in or near Columbus this fall.

Thanks,
Sam Lester
 
 
 

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