Andy Culpepper wrote:Thanks all for the comments. It looks like the guitar is now sold already!
With the funding now arranged (I sold the DeJonge to a fellow who wanted it as self-gift for celebrating his retirement), and following a hearty recommendation from Eyedoc vis-a-vis his own new Culpepper, I am pleased to say that I'm the soon-to-be new owner of this one. It will be 640mm, with a black walnut hull. We can all watch the build proceed in due course.
Technically, I should say that I am going to be the "custodian" of this guitar versus its "owner", as it is being built for my granddaughter. Like the guitar, she's also still "under construction" (due June 7) but the label will have her name* and her birthdate on it. As with the 2008 Kenny Hill for my eldest grandson, and the 2015 Joseph Redman dedicated to middle grandson, this 2017 Andy Culpepper instrument will be mine to use until such time as the grandkid can play it better than I can, or until I take up Celestial Harp Lessons.
*And I am HOPING that the parents give her a name that won't blow up SpellCheck systems. The one they've picked now is.... Xenavieve. Xena for short. As in "Xena, The Warrior Princess".