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Heartfeltflamenco

 

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blanca







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Hi Heartfeltflamenco,

Nice. More details please. What is your guitar made from?
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Andy Culpepper

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Nice rosette on that by the way. I like the simplicity of it. Very tasteful.


Just saw this comment, thanks Tom.
"Luthier's Gallery" probably a better name for this thread but it might be confusing to change it now?

Looking good everyone.
Heartfelt, are those your first 2? Everything looks good but those binding/purfling ends on the negra look a little scary/short under the fingerboard

Nice job, Jim. I have to try Palo Escrito soon...

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Heartfeltflamenco

 

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the blanca is monterey cypres and spruce top and the negra indian rose wood spruce top
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Heartfeltflamenco

 

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those ware my first to guitars that i made 5 years back i will be posting some pic of my newer ones soon. is nice to remember the beginning those first mistakes you never make again. you now that process. that is way i name that pic in the process .
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my latest, not finished obviously :D



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Gimar

 

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and a closeup of my very first handmade rosette



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estebanana

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Boxwood pegs Gimar? I likey.

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Gimar

 

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yes, boxwood for now. I might switch them for ebony just for the looks once the guitar is finished.
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Heartfeltflamenco

 

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blanca 1A









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Heartfeltflamenco

 

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same blanca















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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 24 2012 16:48:41
 
El Polaco

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My last guitar (#4) As Andy said correctly, the Padauk is a great sound somewhat in between a blanca and a rosewood negra. Dry, clean, crisp deep but not in any way "wooly"
Took an order for it the day I strung it up by a very respected professional musician.









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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 25 2012 18:55:23
 
El Polaco

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Bridge Detail



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 25 2012 19:15:36
 
Andy Culpepper

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Jorge, another beautiful guitar. I was admiring that rosette on Facebook, did you make that one yourself and if not where did you find it?

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estebanana

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I have been making unique stamps inside my guitars in addition to signing the top. I think I will stop signing them and just use woodblocks.




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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 31 2012 22:01:33
 
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I like your tentellones. Besides being very clean, they have funky stripes. And everyone is different in color and striping.

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estebanana

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I like your tentellones. Besides being very clean, they have funky stripes.


Hehe thanks, they all came from the same board, but I throw them in a box when I cut them and they get random. These came from a 2x8 of fir that was used in a roof and aged for 50 years under the roof material. How is that for kiln dried? Did you see the same guitar on page one where I used walnut and fir in the lower bout?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 31 2012 22:14:07
 
Blair Russell

 

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Stephen that's a pretty cool stamp. You carve it?
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estebanana

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Yes, I was in China many years ago in an art history program and as part of the program I learned how to carve the little stone seals that are used to stamp on Chinese brush paintings. I think we all have these very personal ways we can make a mark on our guitars, the stamps are something enjoy making and I'm doing them more and more. I have make labels for some customers which were stamps instead of my name.

Once a potential buyer told me he thought a Chinese stamp inside a Spanish guitar was a bad idea, but I'm not Spanish and I did study in China so to me it's honestly a real expression. Funny after I said that he asked me to make a rosette with words from a poem in Latin... I would have, for the right amount of silver crossing my palms.

I see other guitar makers doing these kind of things I think it's cool. Hopefully it not too over the top, you can go overboard.

Most people don't know this but the reason for those seals stamped on old Chinese pictures a calligraphy is not always to identify the artist by his seal with his name on it. Often times through the history of the painting a collector, scholar or even the emperor would stamp a favorite picture with his own seal and perhaps even write a poem on the painting in an area on the margin. It could make the painting more important because some collectors and scholars had such a high reputation as a person who knew about painting and had an important collection that their seal lent an imprimatur to the picture that increased it's cultural value. It's almost much like having Paco de Lucia or Tomatito sign your guitar, only in Chinese culture at that time it meant even more. It would be like Paco writing a letra he choose just for you on your guitar.

To put your own stamp in your guitar does not mean the same thing, but if later on someone pasted a small paper with stamp in there I would see it in the Chinese tradition. Although I doubt that would happen. At this point it is simply my off beat way of claiming authorship on an object, and I would rather use these stamps than a label with a name... some buyers prefer the name, some like the stamp.

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I think the Spanish tradition is to stamp Sanchis Carpio in the inside. At least that's what Conde does I hear

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Andy Culpepper

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I think the Spanish tradition is to stamp Sanchis Carpio in the inside. At least that's what Conde does I hear


(or the other way around...)


Stephen you bastard those tentellones are CLEAN


I am now marketing these special new lining clamps at $0.99 each:



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estebanana

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I have been making my tentties by hand with a plane, Japanese saw and splitting them from rectangular blocks with a wide paring chisel. Oddly enough I can make them faster like that than with my whole jigging up of slicing them out with power tools. And they are cleaner with less mess and waste.

Eugene Clark taught me the splitting tents moves a long time ago, but I thought I had to mechanize the process to go faster. You know what, it ain't faster or cleaner. Took me ten years to unlearn that jiggy stuff.

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El Polaco

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Noah's arc - Building 5 and 6 together.
It seems to be saving a lot of time doing 2 at a time. Tools are already set up and most of all my head is already tuned into the process at hand...
The Reyes top on the right takes twice the time to build because all the braces are different widths and heights and tapered from one end to the other. My #3 is a Reyes braced Blanca which is outstanding I must say even myself. This one will be a negra.
The top on theeft is a roja (santos) commissioned by a symphony musician who plays and composes flamenco/classical/jazz crossover music. My first roja I am keeping. :)



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Andy Culpepper

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A couple pictures of my 31st guitar in progress...





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El Polaco

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Beautifully clean work Andy! Love the rosette. Another roja I see?

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El Polaco

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#5 & #6



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Andy Culpepper

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Thanks Jorge, rojas all around I see.

I get to make a blanca finally, here's a shot of the rosette...



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That is very cool!
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Straight up Paracho style. Mexican cowboy guitar making.



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Orale, chingon!

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