My 2018 Andy Culpepper Spanish guitar #92 | In the making | PART 3 


Made it to Andy's shop! - getting excited with my guitar bud, Victor Tarassov (photo shot)

LOOK! It's my Andy guitar,- HAHA

 

just kidding - now HERE's my Andy Culpepper #92 - standing to the man right next to me on the right


Taking in THE MOMENT

Andy Culpepper flamenco blanca cutaway - #92
with European spruce top supported by Sitka spruce-made braces, Alaskan cypress for back & sides

Rosette design matches with the tie block - nice!


Gerundino-style headstock carving (it's sooo beautiful) - rubner tuners…

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My 2018 Andy Culpepper Spanish guitar #92 | In the making | PART 2 

                                                                      design for the custom rosette - some math

I dreamed of having a guitar with my own specs and attention to detail. One of those customized things is the rosette design. For this, I went to my roots and decided on a traditional Greek key styling which derived from the Classical Age of Hellenistic art. The Greek key, known as a "Meandros" in Greek, which represents the idea of infinity and Unity. For this build, I wanted to go with a…

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My 2018 Andy Culpepper Spanish guitar #92 | In the making... 


Inside of guitar (with a sound port)

i'm sharing my first experience with having a custom-built Spanish guitar commissioned by American luthier, Andy Culpepper. 

 

Celebrating its first year of birth, "La Greca" (feminine form of "the Greek one"). He is an amazing guitar builder from Ithaca, NY who builds his guitars with the traditional Spanish construction. His years of luthiery skill and knowledge of the tonewoods has produced a beautiful and full-sounding Spanish guitar that has a lot of power and…

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Earth Hour 2018 - Turn Up The Dark 


EARTH HOUR 2018 - TURN UP THE DARK

Last year, the world collaborated together to send a powerful message in response to climate change. Musicians from near and far participated in their own way with live performances in a special "Turn Up The Dark" online presentation for Earth Hour. In the spirit of Earth Hour, I held a successful live performance "by candlelight" with only my guitar.

I felt it was a great idea, so once again I will be hosting an online live performance during Earth Hour via streaming on…

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Arrizza - on the airwaves (One World Music Radio) 

"Arrizza" - featured on One World Music Radio

 

I've recently been having my music featured on the radio waves, especially on the online radio station, One World Music Radio! (Show #66 and #68), hosted by Andy Rogers - "One World, Once Voice". It's been a true honor to have my own music shared across the globe and reaching out to all the listeners out there! I can only hope that it may bring a sense of "Peace, Love & Joy" into their lives...

(Special thanks to Andy Rogers and to Steve and Chrissie Shepperd…

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Summer News - 2017 

Summer News

Summer is officially here! - festivals, fairs and much more musica goin' on - It's already been quite a busy month so far, here's what's been happening!

Recent performances

Lately I've been sharing the stage alongside NJ Spanish guitar wizard, Victor Tarassov, at some familiar locales. We've recently been performing at the lovely Iron Plow vineyards located in the lovely farmland area of Columbus, NJ. Great folks and warm hospitality! Here are a couple of snapshots from a few of the recent shows…

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Earth Hour - TURN UP THE DARK 

"EARTH HOUR - Turn Up The Dark" - LIVE ONLINE EVENT



What a funtastic event this turned out to be! - On Saturday March 25, I participated on a live musical online event that permeated the globe with as much as 15,393 facebook pages donating their live feed towards the cause. Eco-conscious musicians from near and far joined in to perform some music for Earth Hour by candlelight and it was quite a success!

It was rather interesting as this was a first-time for me doing a live video streaming performance in…

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Star Traveler - featured on Pure Imagination 



Now here's something neat to share - I recently discovered that a good friend of mine, Dean Moraitakis, featured one of my songs (Star Traveller) on this nice promotional YouTube video for his new growing family entertainment business called "Pure Imagination" located in Lake Grove, NY.

A brief description posted below:


Making Children's Dreams Come True at Our Party Center

Pure Imagination offers an assortment of different party themes and options geared toward the interests and dreams of each…

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New Bandcamp music page 

New Music page - Bandcamp

I've mentioned a bit about it on my latest news post but I would like to proudly announce my brand new Bandcamp music page! I've finally got around to creating it and my music is now also available on the popular Bandcamp music website. What's great about it is that you can directly help support your favorite musical artists and purchase their music right from the source. No middle man, no online store logins, just straight direct-from-artist musical interaction...it brings that…

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Valentine's Day Week Sale 



(click on the links above)

With the day of L'amour only a week away, surprise that special someone in your life with the gift of music - For this week leading up to Valentine's day, my self-titled album (CD format) is on sale for only $10! Not only that but purchase a second one (valid for two or more copies) and it's 10% off the total amount, now that sounds sweeter than a box of chocolates! - With 14 original tracks and over an hour's worth of instrumental Spanish guitar music, set the perfect mood for…

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