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Andy Culpepper

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New blanca - video/pictures 

Just finished this blanca in Spruce and Spanish Cypress. It has an earthy growl but can be sweet when you want it to be.









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sartorius

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Beautiful crafmanship!!! If the sound matches the look, great guitar...
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pundi64

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Andy beautiful instrument, the sound comes thru with crisp accuracy, a real work of your art.
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Andy Culpepper

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Gracias sartorius and pundi!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 22 2017 23:37:27
 
Ruphus

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Aesthetics are great like always, and the sound as torro as can be. The tie block cover indicating from afar that this is no batch item.
I always like watching your snappy technique.

The fact that you maintain your playing skills in spite of all the guitar building, to me also reassuring in a way, -who is still a bit dumbfolded about an accomplished player like Todd having put aside the music chapter. (Not that I could be having objections as long as him being all right with the decision, but it always saddens me a bit when advanced performers stop playing. For one because of me liking to see arts spread as much as possible, secondly for seeing someone quit making me concerned about the idea that one day -who knows- I might hypothetically be putting the axe aside for good too. If one day not able to enjoy the sound of a guitar anymore, something substantial would be missing in my life´s array of delights.) Just sayin´.
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Argaith

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Great sounding guitar master and nice playing too :)


quote:

Todd having put aside the music chapter.


Todd's not playing anymore?!!!

A

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Ruphus

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

That´s what he sounded like.
http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=215347&appid=&p=&mpage=3&key=&tmode=&smode=&s=#308733
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Argaith

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Ruphus

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That´s what he sounded like. http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=215347&appid=&p=&mpage=3&key=&tmode=&smode=&s=#308733


Totally missed that thread. It's a real shame since he's such a great player.
He'll come back; he's got the guitar bug.

A

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 23 2017 12:09:08
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Damn, I missed that post too. That's a shame. Todd was always the consummate musician in any style.

We should all be happy for the gift to be able to play.

Thanks for the comments Ruphus!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 23 2017 13:24:12
 
jalalkun

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

that's a rubia bonita, great work andy.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 23 2017 20:01:51
 
Ruphus

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Argaith

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ORIGINAL: Argaith


He'll come back; he's got the guitar bug.

A


That´s what I always hope when a talent quits.
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You are very welcome, Andy!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 24 2017 10:04:12
 
conderio

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Nice sound - very Flamenco!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 24 2017 14:10:24
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Thanks jalal and conde!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 24 2017 23:22:09
 
bbfifas

 

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

I am just a lonely beginner but Andy I really enjoy following your guitars. Your videos clips are excellent and really shows off all your guitars, pics are great quality. I love the sound you get out of them and I enjoy your playing as well and provides me with inspiration to practice and get better. I think the way your present your product is great. Thanks for posting these on here and the tube.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 27 2017 14:23:20
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to bbfifas

Thanks bbfifas! I really appreciate the kind words.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 28 2017 1:01:37
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Guitar looks beautiful and sounds great...and your playing keeps getting better and better.

Thanks, Andy!

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 28 2017 1:21:39
 
JasonM

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

I love your rosettes! They remind me of particle physics/science or something.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 28 2017 1:24:19
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to JasonM

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I love your rosettes! They remind me of particle physics/science or something.



...reminds me of this one on my '67 Ramirez blanca The initials of Antonio Martinez are on the neck block. He seemed to like this one for both blancas and negras. I have seen it on Ramirez instruments with different initials.

RNJ



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 28 2017 22:15:17
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Richard, very kind, thank you. That Ramirez rosette was a big inspiration for me (for my headstock design too)

Jason, haha. Are you going to make the rosette on yours or go pre-made?
My wife thought this one looked "science-y"



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 28 2017 22:19:37
 
Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

I like the skull rosette, Andy. Have you actually used it on a guitar?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 30 2017 3:34:22
 
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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Looks great, sound fantastic, nice playing

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Andy Culpepper

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Pgh, sorry for the late reply but I did use it on a custom lefty guitar. Glad you like it.



Thanks Cervantes!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 4 2018 22:45:44
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Very nice guitar, Andy

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JasonM

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

quote:


My wife thought this one looked "science-y"



Whoa. That is some amazing craftsmanship! I'll probably go pre made since I have enough to worry about but I'm really inspired by yours designs - they rank at the top of my favorites - honestly . I wouldn't mind having some skulls in my rosette!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 5 2018 16:44:26
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Thanks Tom and Jason! I went premade for my first two. Now I pride myself on being open to pretty much anything I get asked to do, including (very rarely) premade.

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Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Andy,

Could you answer a commercial question for me?

Do you send your guitars to GSI for outright purchase or are they sent on consignment?

The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying to get some marketing strategy going to conduct some business in the future, if possible. This is going to be a wider search that I'll have to do with different music companies.

I understand we are not the same price line but a particular trend is nice to know when doing business with retail.

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Andy Culpepper

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Hi Tom,
They buy them outright.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2018 23:03:52
 
Tom Blackshear

 

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Thanks Andy, also I think I like your rosette style a little better than the Ramirez.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 24 2018 17:53:48
 
Andy Culpepper

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RE: New blanca - video/pictures (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Much appreciated, Tom!

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