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Andy Culpepper

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10th anniversary rosette 

I finished my first guitar 10 years ago this month, and I wanted to do something unique, when the idea hit me to put 10 years worth of history into one rosette. I had saved all the spare tiles and banding from the rosettes I've made over the last decade, and have now created a wood mosaic collage by painstakingly mashing them all together. Tiles from the first rosette I ever made by hand are included, as are elements from the one I made last month.
The edge banding is composed of various glued-up veneer strips I had collected over the years. And for anyone who thinks I was just being lazy by reusing extra rosette tiles, this was actually quite a lot of work!





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JasonM

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Wtf No skulls?

Really impressive how you’ve fitted all those tiles together so perfectly. And congrats on 10 years maestro!
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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Wow, Andy, it looks great. It reminds me of an expensive Persian carpet. What a unique idea.

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Good grief, that's amazing!!!

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Gorgeous!

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

So pretty! A beautiful patchwork quilt of rosettes.

Now you have to make a poster-size image of it with a reference chart below of rosette elements with guitar numbers and years

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Congratulations on the tenth anniversary of finishing your first guitar, Andy. It is nice when you can pursue your passion. I shall have my copita of jerez this evening in your honor, and to the next ten years.

Cheers,

Bill

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Looks nice! I want to touch it.

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Andy Culpepper

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Thank you all for the kind words!

@JasonM haha...I used a particularly bright white veneer for the skulls so I thought it might stand out too much.

This top is unfortunately not destined for a flamenco, it's actually a Nomex sandwich top for a classical guitar. I do plan on making another one for a traditional top, probably also classical...

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

quote:


This top is unfortunately not destined for a flamenco, it's actually a Nomex sandwich top for a classical guitar.

Looks like a cedar top. So its gonna be a classical guitar. What guitar number?

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Andy Culpepper

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to devilhand

quote:

Looks like a cedar top. So its gonna be a classical guitar. What guitar number?


Yes indeed. Number 117.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 25 2020 23:00:40
 
JasonM

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

quote:

.I used a particularly bright white veneer for the skulls so I thought it might stand out too much.


Is that the dyed white veneer from B&B? I remember learning about that source from you a while back and just ordered a bunch of stuff from them yesterday.
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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Andy,

Stunning really, I was looking and looking for a repeating pattern and realized you must have hand fit each piece... "Crazy quilt" comes to mind.

What would be amazing would be a time laps recording if you choose to make another.

Who knows it could become your "signature" rosette.

And just because I can be cheesy like that: one of your skulls with a Roman numeral X as two bones like a pirate inlaid on the headstock or better yet tucked away inside some where...

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to JasonM

quote:

Is that the dyed white veneer from B&B? I remember learning about that source from you a while back and just ordered a bunch of stuff from them yesterday.


Yep. I like them, and I also just found out about a company that carries a wide variety of veneers that's only an hour away from me (Certainly Wood in Aurora, NY). Looking forward to paying them a visit when this whole lockdown situation is over.

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Andy Culpepper

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to ernandez R

quote:

Andy,

Stunning really, I was looking and looking for a repeating pattern and realized you must have hand fit each piece... "Crazy quilt" comes to mind.

What would be amazing would be a time laps recording if you choose to make another.

Who knows it could become your "signature" rosette.

And just because I can be cheesy like that: one of your skulls with a Roman numeral X as two bones like a pirate inlaid on the headstock or better yet tucked away inside some where...

HR


HR, thanks a bunch. I like those ideas, and I am planning on doing another one. Perhaps the skulls are a little macabre in the time we're living in though

Here is a progress pic before I added the outer bands. Lots of little chisel cuts to get everything fitted in.



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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Otherwise not a fan of similar patchworks in arts and artisanry, this elevates itself into realm of art already only just by the fact of having been crafted in such perfection out of minuscule wooden bits. Beautifully tone in tone, adding to it the surprising effect of cord / velvety appearance that will divorce visual from haptic sensation.
And to me personally, it somehow reminds me of artwork of American Natives, which I´m having a soft spot for.

I could imagine that instrument exposed in a lofty arts gallery, -without any guitar expert objecting.
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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

A shame that the (white underlined) "splints" in the upper right section are going to be overlapped by the fretboard.
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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Let’s see the Chinese factory copy that one!

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

really beautiful and unique!
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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Wow! Really something beautiful!

Happy Anniversary.

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Andy Culpepper

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Thanks, everyone. I'm now taking the insanity even further by making some more of this stuff for headplate and tie block. Too much time on my hands...

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Ricardo

Ricardo, You always came up with comments that is least expected, at least to me. Very creative.
Andy, very special and artistic.
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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

quote:

I like them, and I also just found out about a company that carries a wide variety of veneers that's only an hour away from me (Certainly Wood in Aurora, NY). Looking forward to paying them a visit when this whole lockdown situation is over.


Is RC Tonewoods near you? I ordered a bunch of headplates from them and was not impressed with the quality.
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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Thanks Goldwing.

Jason, they're a couple of hours away...I've never been. I did order a few neck blanks from them back in the day and wasn't happy with them. Too ropy with changeable grain and internal stress galore.

I visited West Penn hardwoods when they were in Olean, NY but it looks like they've moved now. It was a very impressive place and I picked up some decent Indian Rosewood, but a lot of the woods I saw there were completely green/unseasoned and actually wet to the touch!

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Congratulations Andy, I do think that we need to celebrate this sort of thing. I like your take on this, I have seen others that used many rosette patterns but kept the original curves and I must say it just doesn't work. Yours does. When I hit 200 guitars I made something special to celebrate. I won't hog your thread with it but you can see it here. https://johnguitar.com/how-to-bring-out-the-beauty-of-the-wood/

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

John, I appreciate that. It appears the blind squirrel has found his nut
Your #200 is beautiful, and that's some of the tightest bearclaw I've ever seen.

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Andy, congrats. I still remember when you made your first guitar. Damn, man, time is flying by so freaking quickly! By the way, I plan to make a review of the Culpepper blanca cutaway that I got from you (your #99) in 2018. Coming soon, my friend. You're amazing!

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Andy Culpepper

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quote:

Andy, congrats. I still remember when you made your first guitar. Damn, man, time is flying by so freaking quickly! By the way, I plan to make a review of the Culpepper blanca cutaway that I got from you (your #99) in 2018. Coming soon, my friend. You're amazing!


Many thanks, my friend. I know time must be scarce right now.

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RE: 10th anniversary rosette (in reply to Andy Culpepper

Hi Andy,
Congrats on 10 years! I think I see a part of my rosette from old #4!
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Sig, yes indeed! Thanks, hope you're doing well.

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