2021 Andy Culpepper SP/IN

in stock - SKU: GUCLCUL-06848B
$ 6,000.00

  Specifications
Year
2021
Top
Spruce
Back & Sides
Indian Rosewood
Scale Length
650 mm
Nut width
52 mm
Finish
French Polish
Country
USA
Condition
New
Exchange
ExchangePlus
Luthier
ANDY CULPEPPER
  Background

Prior to building, Andy Culpepper started to play classical guitar as a teenager, and later transitioned into flamenco – he even studied flamenco in Spain and has since done a good amount of performing – solo, accompanying and dance. As with many luthiers, Andy’s first guitar was to build himself an instrument to play on but after showing the guitar around, he began getting orders, and so eventually decided to become a full-time luthier. His formal studies were done with Richard Cogger, a classical and flamenco guitar maker in Ithaca. Andy shared work space with him for a couple of years before establishing his own shop where he continues to work today. So his guitars are truly a “players” instrument, very easy to play and responsive to both the left and right hands.

This guitar is traditionally built in the Spanish style, with a sound crafted to satisfy the modern concert guitarist. It has plenty of power, clarity, openness, and separation to fill a concert hall, but also has a beautiful voice that makes it hard to put down. It is loud and penetrating without being boomy and has great sustain and a rich, but controlled overtone content. It has a lightweight feel, with a big explosive attack followed by a rich sound of big overtones in every note. Made with spruce for the soundboard and Indian rosewood for the back and sides, Andy also decided to use some gorgeous reddish-orange pernambuco wood for the bridge, head-plate and bindings. Overall an excellent and well-made concert instrument by any standard.

Photos of this guitar taken during construction.

  Description

Prior to building, Andy started to play classical guitar as a teenager, and later transitioned into flamenco – he even studied flamenco in Spain and has since done a good amount of performing – solo, accompanying and dance. As with...

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