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Rokkoman guitars

danensis 13 Sep 08 - 03:36 PM
Leadfingers 13 Sep 08 - 04:35 PM
JennieG 13 Sep 08 - 09:36 PM
danensis 14 Sep 08 - 09:52 AM
GUEST 20 Oct 08 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,Adrie 24 Sep 09 - 06:47 PM
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Subject: Rokkoman guitars
From: danensis
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 03:36 PM

My wife bought a Rokkomman guitar back in the late 1960s. Knowing their family, it was probably the most expensive guitar in the shop. Since her death it has languished in its case, and I was thinking there might be some deserving cause to which I could give it. Would a forty year old guitar still be any good? As you may guess, I am not a guitarist.


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Subject: RE: Rokkoman guitars
From: Leadfingers
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 04:35 PM

If its been languishing for that length of time , it may well need a bit of reset work ! Bring it to Getaway , and I am sure one of us take it off your hands ! LOL !


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Subject: RE: Rokkoman guitars
From: JennieG
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 09:36 PM

I have a Rokkoman and I love it. I bought it 2nd hand in 1991 and don't know how old it is. However it was always a bugger to tune, so a few years ago I asked a luthier to have a look at it - when I took it to his workshop one of his blokes took one look and said "ah ha" - he knew the problem straight away.

Apparently it is a copy of a Martin (don't know which model) and the original Martin guitar had the bridge a tidge too close to the soundhole. When the Japanese copied the design they made the same mistake. One new bridge later (in the correct position) and it tunes and plays like a dream.

I'm not a very good player but this guitar even makes me sound good.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Rokkoman guitars
From: danensis
Date: 14 Sep 08 - 09:52 AM

I think I might take it to my cousin, who is a professional guitarist, and ask him to take a look at it.

Thanks folks,

John


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Subject: RE: Rokkoman guitars
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 08 - 04:58 PM

Hi Rokkoman owners!

I own one too. Bought her very cheap about 35 years ago in a Swedish music store. Though I've got better guitars today I still play her from time to time. You can hear her play here:

http://www.macjams.com/song/47063

best wishes
Johannes Curry


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Subject: RE: Rokkoman guitars
From: GUEST,Adrie
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 06:47 PM

Great Japanese guitar


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