Dream guitar

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David Norton
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by David Norton » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:59 pm

This looks amazing! I look forward to getting it in the near future, realizing that it still needs final adjusting first.
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by David Norton » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:35 am

The guitar arrived today. It is excellent in every way. Thank you Andy for your exceptional skills in creating this gift for my granddaughter.
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Justfun » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:05 pm

+1
David_Norton wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:35 am
The guitar arrived today. It is excellent in every way. Thank you Andy for your exceptional skills in creating this gift for my granddaughter.
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Michael Butten » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:23 pm

Very nice!

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by Andy Culpepper » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:00 am

Thanks for the good report, David! I hope you and Xenavieve both enjoy it.

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by David Norton » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:16 pm

The Maiden Voyage of this new guitar will be tomorrow. Cindy Spell and I are playing at the newest branch of the Salt Lake City Library, under the auspices of "The Mundi Project", which is an organization aimed toward providing free pianos and piano lessons to lower income families. Utah Classical Guitar Society has partnered with Mundi Project in recent months, to expand this charter to providing free classical guitars and guitar lessons to the same demographic.
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by brooks » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:02 pm

What a great initiative. Good on you David, and on everyone involved in the Mundi Project. And congrats on what must be a wonderful instrument!

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by David Norton » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:27 pm

Here are three closeup shots, to further demonstrate the care that Andy Culpepper puts into his builds.

First, the inner edge of the soundhole is bound in ebony (or something similar. It doesn't SMELL like Magic Marker!!)
Soundhole binding.jpg


The soundport also has an inner binding, to match the purflings on the edges of the guitar:
Soundport binding.jpg


Lastly, the nut is shaped in such a way that the strings are unlikely to get bound up in the channels:
Nut shaping.jpg

Just a very well crafted build in every respect.


Oh, and YES I did attempt to make a short recording with it. But Garbage In = Garbage Out, and there were bleep-ups on everything I tried. So until I can get a 100% clean rendering of something, ANYTHING, you'll just have to hear this guitar in your own imaginations!
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Re: Dream guitar

Post by CathyCate » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:52 pm

Exquisite! All the best on the maiden voyage and what a worthy cause!

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Re: Dream guitar

Post by souldier » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:50 pm

Great attention to detail. Really love the nut design. Most guitars I have tried have at least a little binding.
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