Dream guitar

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Justfun » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:14 am

really nice thank you for sharing.

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Andy Culpepper
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Andy Culpepper » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:59 am

Binding and purfling details.

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by David Norton » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:41 am

What's the binding wood? Cherry from your last project? or something else?

The black walnut looks spectacular. Grain looks to be as straight as an arrow.
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Andy Culpepper » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:32 pm

The bindings are Indian Rosewood. The walnut is great and the subtle figure will really pop under finish. Thanks for the comments everyone.

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Andy Culpepper » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:42 pm

Man, this project really has me tickled from an aesthetic perspective. And David came up with the awesome idea to complete the design on the fingeboard!

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by David Norton » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:36 pm

Would partial frets (not impeding or intersecting with the marquetry) align under the strings well enough to work? Fret 18 looks to be the only trouble spot. 17 and 19 have plenty room. The bass side never gets played on those high frets.
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Andy Culpepper » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:00 am

I started finishing this guitar, but to my eye it needed a little something extra to tie in the bridge and headplate and continue the black/white theme, so I added these diamond inlays. It looks "complete" to me now.

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by David Norton » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:50 am

:bravo: Amazing work. :bravo:
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by hatalap » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:03 am

Looks great Andy!

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by sxedio » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:45 pm

The cutaway is similar to the Raimundo 1498 requinto
(Gr) (En) (very little Fr)

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Andy Culpepper » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:27 pm

Thanks all.

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Justfun » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:35 am

Andy,

lost for words.

Thank you.
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Andy Culpepper » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:18 am

Justfun wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:35 am
Andy,

lost for words.

Thank you.
Thanks Justfun, or should I say, you're welcome :)

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by vincentx » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:45 am

It is quite similar to a rosette I recently done.
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I got my inspiration from a church window.
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Andy Culpepper » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:28 pm

Very nice, Vincent! Similar kind of idea.

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It turned out to be a great guitar IMO. Rich sound and a surprising amount of "headroom", just keeps getting louder the harder you play, without losing tone quality at all. I would consider this type of cutaway a success. It gives good access to the higher frets and I don't think the guitar is lacking anything in terms of tone. I'm hoping David will be able to record a little something on it.

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