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constructordeguitarras

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

Great rosette/mosaic, too, Andy.

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Andy Culpepper

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Gracias Wayne and Ethan!

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Andy Culpepper

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Just completed! Pictures soon...



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constructordeguitarras

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

Great playing, Andy, and I'm sure beautiful guitar.

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Andy Culpepper

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Gracias Ethan! How are things?

Here are a few pictures.







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estebanana

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

Yeah that rosette is cool, it's all wizardy & shiet. It has a nice main motif and and another the fits between them. I was actually thinking about it during the day today and came to look again.

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Ruphus

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

A beautiful Cool pepper like always!
The ebony looks as smooth as a piano key, and so nicely meets the rosette. Only completed by that bindings subtle red. Perfect!

The rosette motiv somehow reminds me of the prehistoric Nebra disk. Just looks like crescent of the moon. http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/150200/enlarge

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That's a beautiful blanca Andy!

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Andy Culpepper

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Stephen, Ruphus,
Yeah it's a nice rosette but not made by me unfortunately. It's one of the Russian ones from LMI. I use premade rosettes on my "2A" blancas but I feel like I should attach some kind of disclaimer because I usually make my own rosettes

Thanks odinz, long time no see!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 7 2014 19:06:42
 
Andy Culpepper

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I don't think I ever posted completed pictures of this Ancient Kauri guitar which I made about a year and a half ago.
The guitar is (unfortunately) still in my possession due to problems with shipping in the part of the world where the buyer lives.
I had my suspicions about the tonal properties of this 45,000 year old wood but the guitar actually turned out really, really well.







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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 10 2014 19:06:56
 
Andy Culpepper

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The bindings are Bubinga.





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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 10 2014 19:09:45
 
constructordeguitarras

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

I made a new video of a piece I'm working on that will be familiar to you--on one of my own guitars, naturally. I posted it on Facebook and I don't know if this will do more than display the link but here goes.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205882289199569&l=8703582678734341632

(When I get a version with no mistakes I'll upload it to Youtube.)

Here's the same version, on Youtube:



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constructordeguitarras

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Re: "The bindings are Bubinga."

That's an extremely pretty guitar, Andy.

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

Nice playing and the guitar sounds really good and balanced

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ORIGINAL: constructordeguitarras

I made a new video of a piece I'm working on that will be familiar to you--on one of my own guitars, naturally. I posted it on Facebook and I don't know if this will do more than display the link but here goes.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205882289199569&l=8703582678734341632

(When I get a version with no mistakes I'll upload it to Youtube.)


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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 24 2015 17:01:05
 
Andy Culpepper

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Ethan, thanks for the complement and congrats on learning that piece. Sounds absolutely great.

Here is a little seguiriya on my latest blanca.



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Great playing Andy and a fabulous sounding creation!

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Ruphus

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Ethan, my friend.

That is quite a piece that you learned!
And the guitar sounds as nasty as can be. Absolutely flamenco.

Until years ago I never thought that such could be made anywhere other than in Spain.

Andy,

While listening to your track auditioning conditions here were less than perfect, but I know what to expect and the guitar is beautiful like always. Specially bridge and headplate are looking lovely and with a great glossy finish on top.

Such gems that you guys are building!
Time for the popular flamencos to note.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 31 2015 12:36:51
 
Andy Culpepper

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John, much appreciated maestro!

Thanks Ruphus!

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quote:

Great playing Andy and a fabulous sounding creation!


Agree

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Andy Culpepper

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Gracias Kevin!

Here are a few fotos of the guitar... it was ordered with Bubinga accents, inspired by the Kauri guitar above.





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Andy Culpepper

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Ruphus

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

A beautiful redhead!
Spoiled through the beauties in the foro, I try imagening how such design would attract my eye if spotted midst the stock of a store. It helps with fully appreciating the aesthetics.

Andy,

First of all congrats, as I assume these shots to have been taken in your new place. (I am jelous!)

Why don´t you build yourself a small / little visible support to hold the guitar for pics? Like say an angle iron on the tip of a triangular base plate. With the angle iron inside covered with rubber for grip.

Such should leave you with either no support visible or with only very little to be seen which could be photoshopped away very easily.

Further, as you are interested in progressing with photography / images, maybe experiment a bit with light. (Common lights will do if positioned to demand and / or be covered with paper / textiles for defuse.)
Daylight can do really great as well. ( I mostly prefer it.) For object photography countering with a mirror ( which again can be covered with something translucent if needed) can yield very nicely.

Only little versed with graphical manipulation ( apart from a little tinkering in Correl Draw many years ago, and from occasionally touching up photos in Canon´s SW - which can be really nice (now in DPP4 with all parameters availabe and even digital correction of your individual lens)- I started exploring Photoshop lately. And despite of my disliking of Adobes policies and spywares I have to admit that their PS really is the shizznizz. So intuitive and intelligently designed, a masterpiece of a tool.

Once you got the details covered in the photography you can manipulate your pics in any way desired.

As an example this crazy sun set that we had some 2 weeks or so ago. In need for a suiting object I chose a photo of one of my doggies, which however had been taken during midday with entirely different light.
In PPS I lend the dog some blue "skyish" light from the front, some shadow at the belly and hard hitting red sun light from the back.
And it was fun fiddling with it.


You may not have the time for diving into PS, but maybe your wife might be interested if she has a spare minute here or there(?)
For folks who enjoy visuals editing graphics can be a true blast.

If none of you have the time, I think to have an old little JPG program from Canon that I could try sending to you. It is very easy to learn, yet extremely versatile even for graphical editing, if the user only realizes that yet in conjunction all available parameters remain under your fingertips / thus allowing for nearly any operation desired.

Ruphus

PS:
While talking this stuff; for PS users: Know that there is a new plugin out since December which allows loading of RAW files. ( Name: "DNGConverter_8_7_1.exe")

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Andy Culpepper

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Ruphus,
Thanks amigo.
I am slowly evolving as a photographer. I wish I could hire Anders or Escribano

I like the idea of a less visible support. The other option might be an attractive wooden one.

Thanks for the tips on light and I like the doggie sunset picture. I do have a window that will provide some nice light... if the sun ever comes out over this winter Hellscape. haha. It could be worse though (I like snow).

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Ruphus

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

You are very welcome, meastro! :O)

Regarding light, that is what is great under the latitude I am. And interesting subjects like landscapes can be found as well, provided you manage to spot a detail without plastic bags / garbage. ( As it is being windy today the plastic bags are all the time passing before my windows on the upper floor. You wouldn´t believe it.)




However you risk headaches through executive, and indeed have we been observed twice on my photo excursions in the midst of nowhere, with the police maybe only not coming after us for their car unable to follow where my off roader had climbed to. (My companion was dreading, urging me to hurry up: "First thing will be that they take away your camera!")
Thank you for the positive remark for the sunset pic. :O)
I wasn´t certain at first whether I should take out the camera at all. The scene was looking so neon strange that morning that I thought the outcome could appear as if a totally tasteless bloke had cranked the colors. hehe
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Have you tinkered with HDR already ( blend of several exposures / resulting in reduced contrast / enhanced visibility in otherwise overly bright and dark sections)? If engaged with good taste it will reduce that photographic "interpolation effect" / helping texture and bring out details like grain
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Back to light: You could be positively surprised if experimenting with the light you are having currently.
Direct sun light would be too strong for most documenting situations anyway. Whereas northern / indirect light allows rather even conditions. And now with the snow enhancing brightness you could be finding conditions just ideal. Maybe dig out some mirror / reflective material and see how things turn out.
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I suppose visible supports would always detract the eye and cast shadows, etc. (Another point for post editing as you can darken / flatten/ let disappear your canvas / background.)
After my last post I had an idea about an eventual invisible option.
One could first stick some of that electro statically clinging foil (that is meant to protect against suction cups) on the bottoms finish and then put the guitar on a chunk of plasticine. Naturally, after checking reliability of the materials in a cushioned environment.

Ruphus

PS:
Sorry for spoiling the thread! Shall post no more unrelated pictures in here.

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Andy Culpepper

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Hmm I guess this thread is my personal blog now...

Unfortunately there are not enough hours in the day to mess around with Photoshop but here are some pics/video of what I've been working on.

Spruce/Padauk negra. Loud but records well too. This is the first flamenco with my 10 year old Andaman Padauk stash.






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Andy Culpepper

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A couple shots of a 2A blanca under construction :)





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0:31 to 0:38.. funny rhythm

Keep making up your stuff, someday you might start building your own guitars too
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Superb negra Andy.
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Ruphus

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The interieur looks like a visual piece of art on itself.
Guess you could be buidling models for architects and become just as appreciated for top craftmanship in that profession as well.
- But I am glad that you will stick to making guitars. That is much more important and rewarding to the art.

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Andy Culpepper

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Thanks for the comments!

When you slow down Solea compas you can find some interesting patterns :)

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