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Andy Culpepper

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It's done!! 

Put the golpeador on, strung her up and brought her home today. All is right with the world



Sorry if that picture gives you vertigo. I will take some better ones soon

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 11 2010 15:27:36
 
ashod

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Congrats man! I envy you so much!

Can't wait to see some clear pictures and videos with some bulerias coming out of that belly!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 11 2010 16:03:36
 
CuerdasDulces

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Very nice guitar!
Great job
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 11 2010 16:21:38
 
kovachian

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

The clouds part, and the angel's choir sings...ahhhhhhhhhh

Great job!

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estebanana

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Howzit sound?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 11 2010 19:43:00
 
aleksi

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

looks like a real thing. concratulations Andy.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 11 2010 22:30:09
 
Stephen Eden

 

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Nice work looks good! get some more pics up and a sound clip!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 0:40:27
 
Anders Eliasson

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Hey, congratulations Andi. Its a good feel. My number 1 is with my Father and its a joy to play it.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 1:15:18
 
mrMagenta

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

looks beautiful! congratulations :-)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 2:01:47
 
Arash

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

congrats!
well done man.

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Andy Culpepper

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to estebanana

quote:

Howzit sound?


Actually it sounds very close to the guitar I was copying, a John Park from '05 (best guitar I could get my hands on). It has a little more lyrical sweetness in the trebles but it also has a great barking attack and midrange projection. The basses are maybe not quite as deep. But I'm comparing it to a mature, played in guitar.
I'm gonna wait til I can get a high quality video or recording of it cuz my crappy laptop cam won't do it justice.

Thanks everybody!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 5:39:23
 
estebanana

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

quote:

The basses are maybe not quite as deep. But I'm comparing it to a mature, played in guitar.


It's going to change over the course of the next few days and weeks. I'm almost always in great doubt about the sound when I string up a new guitar, then as it gets to know itself it changes its sound for the better.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 7:41:08
 
jshelton5040

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

I wish my first guitar had looked that nice.

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aarongreen

 

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Ditto what John said.

My first guitar is a huge 12 string with a foot long headstock. It weighs about a ton and would make a great defensive weapon.

Congratulations!
aaron
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Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Looks fantastic! As good as anything I've seen.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 11:45:36
 
HolyEvil

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

looking good mate.. how long did it take u to finish the guitar? and how hard was it?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 13:09:58
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to estebanana

quote:

It's going to change over the course of the next few days and weeks. I'm almost always in great doubt about the sound when I string up a new guitar, then as it gets to know itself it changes its sound for the better.


Yes, it's fun to hear it settle in though. Like teaching your baby how to walk and talk

lol Aaron. At least you could only go up hill from there right?

Holy Evil, the finish took roughly 30 - 35 hours or so. Very enjoyable process actually. I went through a few practice boards to get the technique right and it didn't seem too difficult after that. French Polish is very low stress because it's so slow-going and it's ALWAYS possible to fix any mistake.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 16:15:14
 
at_leo_87

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

great work andy! more pics, more pics!

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estebanana

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

So do you have a waiting list yet?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 17:04:26
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Notice my artistically placed knots



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 18:41:11
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

and the flipside



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 18:42:28
 
daffey

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

ahhhhhhhh
very sexy ~
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 19:03:05
 
estebanana

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

That's not just good for a first guitar, that's just plain good.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 12 2010 19:47:59
 
HolyEvil

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to estebanana

quote:

ORIGINAL: estebanana


It's going to change over the course of the next few days and weeks. I'm almost always in great doubt about the sound when I string up a new guitar, then as it gets to know itself it changes its sound for the better.


ok quick question.. would EVERY solid spruce top guitar get better as time go by?
would there ever be a guitar that get worse as the years go by?
or it's will only get better?

just really curious..

cheers
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Ron.M

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to estebanana

quote:

That's not just good for a first guitar, that's just plain good.


I'm just basically speechless, deteresa..

Just amazing!

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 13 2010 6:37:32
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to estebanana

quote:

That's not just good for a first guitar, that's just plain good.


Aw shucks There are plenty of little defects if you look close.

I'm already thinkin about the next one (which I MIGHT actually have an order for )

I think I'm going to make this rosette, inspired by some of the minimalist designs I've seen posted on here. whaddaya think? It's padauk and ebony. Not even glued up yet though



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 13 2010 7:12:53
 
estebanana

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Yeah do it. If you glue that up and then plane it down a little on each side it will fit really tight. Glad to see you're going to make your own rosette.

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HemeolaMan

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

incredible. wow

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Armando

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Hy deteresa1

Congrats to your guitar Nr. 1. It doesn't look like Nr. 1, it looks like a guitar made by a pretty experienced guitarmaker.

My Flamenca blanca Nr. 1 didn't looked that good as yours. I'm curious to hear it.
You seem to be very talented, congrats again. My first flamenca was playable but not more. I have donated it.

Have fun with your first guitar

best regards

Armando

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CuerdasDulces

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RE: It's done!! (in reply to Andy Culpepper

I like the headstock design.

Sorry if i'm highjacking your thread here but
I want to learn how to make a guitar
Where do I start?
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