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Andy Culpepper

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Thank you guys so much for commenting on my (and everyone else's) stuff.
Here's a little video I recorded on the Kauri guitar. It sounds great in person with a nice full bass.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 31 2013 20:38:07
 
Finnliengaard

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

The last Peghead i made:

-Spruce top
-Yew Back and sides
-African walnut neck
-650mm scale length

Was interesting to use Yew for the back and sides, nice, dry, fast attack, but can also be very sweet sounding when played softly

I will keep using it, am very happy with the results.

Ps, there are some nice looking instruments on here!

Finn Liengaard Yew Flamenco guitar 2012









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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 1 2013 19:52:41
 
Don Dionisio

 

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Finn,
Nice guitar. Where is Yew wood from?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 1 2013 20:01:57
 
Finnliengaard

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Its native to Europe.

but this piece is from Nottingham England, from a local wood yard...

I suppose its the same stuff robin hood was making his bows from ;)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 1 2013 20:13:58
 
tele

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Finnliengaard

quote:

ORIGINAL: Finnliengaard

Its native to Europe.

but this piece is from Nottingham England, from a local wood yard...

I suppose its the same stuff robin hood was making his bows from ;)

sound sample?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 3 2013 15:41:53
 
keith

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Finnliengaard

you could one up conde and others and their "royal" cypress with yew from sherwood forest. nice looking guitar.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 3 2013 23:47:42
 
Sean

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Very nice, I have one set of Yew stashed away.
I almost used it once, but when I realized I'd never see another two piece back, knot free, one colour set ever again in my life, I decided to save it.
I found my set buried under a pile of wood, and covered in an inch of dust, labelled English Yew 2002(year it was cut into a guitar set). The best part was the 2002 price I paid for it
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 4 2013 1:05:34
 
Finnliengaard

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to tele

Yew should Yews it Sean!

I will try to get a sound sample for you guys when I'm back in the uk.

I have enough Yew to last a lifetime i think, i bought half a tree from a country estate in Ireland... the tree was 800 years old! still haven't cut it up though... its a 6ft tall, 2 foot wide and 5 inch thick board

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 4 2013 15:19:06
 
Jim Kirby

 

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Finally, a guitar to show. This is based on the 1952 Barbero, ex Sabicas, but with slotted headstock (and no neck backbow). My first using Cypress rather than Yellow Cedar, and I learned a few lessons the hard way. I went ahead and did the self binding with cypress, which a few people here expressed concern over when I originally asked whether it was a good idea, so we'll see how it holds up.

I wish I had a good player close by to give it a good workout.







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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 6 2013 1:33:39
 
Andy Culpepper

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Looking good guys!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 6 2013 1:54:41
 
RTC

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Jim Kirby

Jim:
How about you, just want to listen to it.
Go for it !
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 7 2013 1:28:08
 
Jim Kirby

 

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Nah, not me, all you'd get is some lame strumming of Soleá chords.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 7 2013 1:33:05
 
RTC

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Jim Kirby

That sounds good to me, even if it just some chords. Just remember some people can't even strum a guitar!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 7 2013 3:29:48
 
El Burdo

 

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to RTC

Hi.
I've put a sound file up in another thread of my first properly made flamenco guitar (after SH). It sounds OK but not very flamenco at all to my ear. So, I don't think it belongs here amongst the real McCoy. But..if anyone has a moment? Thanks. ...http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=239303&p=1&tmode=1&smode=1
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 8 2013 22:41:39
 
RTC

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to El Burdo

That sounded good. Congrats
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 8 2013 23:21:41
 
theblackcat

 

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Finnliengaard

quote:



Hi Finn, I really dig the wood you've used for the neck, it looks like the vulcanized necks Suhr uses on their electrics...

The guitar looks really good, though if I may say, the rosette does not do it justice...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 9 2013 7:56:41
 
El Burdo

 

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quote:

That sounded good. Congrats
Thanks RTC ! - unexpected. I might as well post a couple of things that might be of interest to a beginner (like me)...

1. my 12 hole bridge with mirrored...holes - and stringing wound (not wound) below the bridge

2. my rosette showing off-radius curveture at the neck - spotted after digging out the slot

3. the head, FP burnt while melting the ends of a string for the first time as it sounded like a good idea. And in the background the great sounding but completely fortuitous attempt #1 hacked beyond what's fair.

4. the whole deal

So, it's all very hacked but OK. Looking forward to the next one!









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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 9 2013 11:50:00
 
constructordeguitarras

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Finnliengaard

Finn, your guitar looks beautiful. I especially like the back. Please pardon me for saying that yew did a great job. I wonder how dense (heavy) that neck wood is.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 9 2013 14:32:54
 
Ruphus

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

That is what I wondered too.
I suppose cedar has proven as being good and light weight material. I think it works best even on full body electric guitars.
Whereas hardwood should bring in weight and might not be optimal in terms of vibration either. Lesser for delicate flamencas. No?
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Love the color and grain of the yew!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 9 2013 15:07:44
 
El Burdo

 

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Jim Kirby

Looks good Jim - did I show you my cypress binding a long time ago? A bit battered? I like the bridge too. Can also see the tears in the cypress! If this is the Brune version of the Barbero that's the one I'm going to do next. Any hints!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 10 2013 19:21:32
 
koenie17

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Hey guys!

It´s been a long time but I´ve been busy building my first guitar.
It´s a Cedar top blanca (650mm) I´m very happy with the result an hope to build many more. I´m very bad with computers and I dont want to upload any giant pictures so I´ll just post a youtube link... Sorry for that, if there´s any pproblem let me know.http://youtu.be/9wYRsVkR4tI

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El Kiko

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estupendo ....pero gustaria un vid clip de alguien tocando ese guitarra ,, para saber como suena

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Jim Kirby

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: El Burdo

Looks good Jim - did I show you my cypress binding a long time ago? A bit battered? I like the bridge too. Can also see the tears in the cypress! If this is the Brune version of the Barbero that's the one I'm going to do next. Any hints!


I don't recall your bindings - info would be welcome. I'm probably going to try osage orange as the binding next time. Yes, tears, producing tears More care needed next time. Your's above looks nice. I haven't tried pegs yet.

This is based on the Brune drawing. I have not built many blancas so far - 2 according to Reyes/Blackshear and now this one. This one I like better, but I'm also more experienced. The only thing I would say is go with the thicker plates - this is more like a classical guitar in weight but it seems to benefit from it. It is very articulate and projects well.
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constructordeguitarras

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A client had a friend who bought some Brazillian rosewood planks from a luthier's widow. Through a complicated deal, I resawed the wood into three guitar sets, made one into a negra for my client, and got to keep one set. Here is the negra I just completed for my client.









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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 12 2013 0:39:26
 
Steve Wright

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Very nice indeed.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 12 2013 1:00:24
 
Ruphus

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Nice grain and good looking guitar!

On the second photo it appears as if the edges had been cut instead of being rounded.
That alike would be what I suggested for my commissioned guitar. Assuming that a small bevel be more comforting for a rest than a round would.

The corpus edges further appear as if there was a protruding hemline, which looks interesting as refreshing design. Probably helping with keeping the lower bout from slipping on the upper leg.
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Estimating the quality of your make by Nunez´choice ( who must have access to some quite resonating instruments), I must say that I find it a pity how mediocre tuners are being mounted on fine handmade guitars.

Sure, one can get along with any somewhat functioning mechanics, but once you experienced smooth and accurate working gear like those from Klaus Scheller, you know what nice guitars do deserve.

I know from former discussions on AG forum that many players and likely luthiers have neither experienced the actual benefits of precision and tempered tuning, nor those of highly efficient mechanics, but the results really justify the efforts.

Me only wished manufacturers like Scheller ( let alone brands with more expense for bling than for advanced function ) could be contend with more reasonable pricing, so that more users would check out their product.

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Wayne Brown

 

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Wow! Beautiful guitar Ethan! Your client should be proud.
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jshelton5040

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Lovely wood Ethan and impeccable craftsmanship. I bet you were a little nervous bending the sides . I have one set of Brazilian left but it's not as figured as the wood in your guitar and the sides are too narrow for a classic. I plan to build a cedar top negra with it some day.

I think the tuners are just fine.

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constructordeguitarras

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RE: "Luthiers share your creati... (in reply to jshelton5040

Thanks for your comments, Wayne and John. Yes, the sides were scary to bend. They were hard to bend, too, taking four times as long as usual. Some knots seemed to open up as they were heated, but fortunately they were trimmed off later. The tuners are Sloane, which the client requested. They work smoothly. Here's what he said in an email:
"Hey, as you know, I am no flamenco expert, but from my modest perspective, I think the negra is AMAZING! I've only had it for a few hours, but it seems to have the best of all worlds. It's voice is beautiful, (and unique I think). The action is the easiest I've ever encountered, without any unwanted buzz. Plus, it's simply gorgeous! I asked Donna what she thought when she heard it and she said it sounded more resonate to her than my blanca. I am completely thrilled with it! I really was satisfied with the blanca, but this instrument is really something special I think. Thank you!"



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Aug. 12 2013 15:06:12
 
Ruphus

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Great rosette, and the colours chosen are stellar!
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I have Sloanes too.
They compare to Scheller tuners roughly like pipe wrench to a caliper. Really.

You need to tweak with something like Schellers to realize the difference.

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