So I've had the new guitar for almost a week now and I can't get enough of it! The best I've been able to come up with to describe the guitar is magical - quite literally. The sustain goes on forever. I remember watching a youtube video where Lowden is talking about tonewoods and I remember the sustain he got out of one of the guitars in the video. #84 is all that and more. It seems that they combination of sustain with the somewhat ethereal quality of the notes creates this blend in the music that is fantastic. Andy built the guitar to my specification and made a creation that fits like a glove and comes to life when played. At least with both of my Culpepper guitars, they take a few minutes more than my other guitars to truly warm up, but once warmed up the notes are so much more refined. While no guitar is complete without a player, I think Andy's guitars have this unique union with the player. They beckon, come here and play me, you know they kind of music we can play make together!
Great work Andy, I couldn't have hoped for more!