Erik Davies

Erik was born in Nigeria while his parents were teaching overseas.  He spent his childhood in California, then Ontario, then moved to Kenya to finish highschool. During this period guitar was always a part of his life, though teachers were sometimes hard to find. He studied classical guitar at Eli Kassner's academy in Toronto and played second trumpet in the Nairobi symphony orchestra.  In university Erik played in a number of rock bands.  Now after years of letting his music go, he has returned to his passion.  

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Based in Bangkok, Thailand Erik plays guitar with a local band and is also focusing on music composition.  He recently discovered the works of Gustavo Santaolalla. Falling in love with the sound of the charango, Erik recently purchased a ronroco (baritone charango). While still learning to play the ronrocco, Erik is already starting to compose pieces for ronrocco and guitar.

Instruments: 
Guitar
Instruments: 
Charango

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Concerning ronroco bone parts

Hey!

I recently purchased a ronroco from Pablo Richter. I must say I am quite, though not completely pleased with the sound of instrument.

I read that you added a bone nut and bridge to yours - naturally, I'd like to do that, as well. I have few questions about it:

- Where did you get your hands on a bone nut for yours?

- How does one go about actually adding a bone bridge to the instrument?

Hope this reaches you,

/Otto

Bone Nut and bridge

Hi Otto

I went to a local luthier here in Bangkok who works on classical guitars and asked him to do the job for me. Basically the bridge and the nut need to be aligned in a way that the action on your instrument is to your liking. Since I'm a classical guitarist by training my comfort zone is a little higher than say a lot of electrical guitarists.

The Ronrocco's are big enough that the nut and bridge can come from a classical guitar. A charango would likely require one from a uke.

Hope this helps! Sorry I'm not much of a do it yourself guy when it comes to instruments.

Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with

Cheers

Erik

Two more questions

Thanks for the reply, Erik!

I'll be visting the nearest luthier, right away.

About actually attatching the parts, though; I do wonder two things.

- Is the nut glued to the neck, or will it simply fall off, if I remove the strings

- Where on the saddle do I attatch the bridge, and will it have to be glued in place?

Sorry, I'm a bit of a newcomer when it comes to this stuff.

follow up

Hi Otto

Both the bone and nut were glued on my ronroco. I'm in Japan at the moment, but when I get back I'll try to remember to take a photograph for you of how mine was fixed up.

Once you get these more exotic instruments there's no avoiding the learning curve! So welcome to the club :)

Erik

follow up

Hi Otto

Both the bone and nut were glued on my ronroco. I'm in Japan at the moment, but when I get back I'll try to remember to take a photograph for you of how mine was fixed up.

Once you get these more exotic instruments there's no avoiding the learning curve! So welcome to the club :)

Erik

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Alright, looking forward to those pictures!

/Otto