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lizzard 04-11-2016 01:50 PM

COOL concept. ... on a slab of bacon!

Chris

Mark Hatcher 04-11-2016 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LouieAtienza (Post 4897142)
Mmmmm, bacon! Some beautiful Padauk there, always loved the look of ebony against it. Though I still call it vermillion.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizzard (Post 4897256)
COOL concept. ... on a slab of bacon!

Chris

I have to admit the idea of a bacon Padauk influenced my choice of a Sugar Maple neck. Definitely a morning guitar!

yoni 04-11-2016 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 4897273)
I have to admit the idea of a bacon Padauk influenced my choice of a Sugar Maple neck. Definitely a morning guitar!

I'm seeing egg shell inlay coming.

lizzard 04-11-2016 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yoni (Post 4897301)
I'm seeing egg shell inlay coming.

Yeah but ( I had to ) The Yoke's on you :D

lizzard 04-16-2016 11:14 AM

Looking at this shot again, and thinking about the entandre I have to suggest, Sam-I-Am, Green Eggs and Ham (thank you Theodore, RIP).

Chris

PS - I am WAY over-extended or I would but... someone will actually get the Green Eggs and Ham guitar!!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 4897129)
My ideas are coming together for spec guitars to replace the show specs that have sold. With spec guitars I like to use wood sets that I have more of in case someone says they want one that looks like that but, in a different model or modification of the same.

I am going to start a replacement for my ​Piņa on May first. Here is my plan;
I have a couple sets of this beautiful bacon figured Padauk and have been wanting to build with it because it has such a promising tap tone;

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1470/...a58a3347_c.jpg

So here goes. Here is the back set;

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1554/...bbe3282c_c.jpg

With master grade Swiss Moon Spruce;

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1648/...79ba45a2_c.jpg

Black Ebony trim and fretboard, black Schertler tuners for open headstock, flamed Hard Maple neck, and gold MOP;

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1577/...172c8eaa_c.jpg

I'm not sure where or exactly how but this gold MOP has got to go in here somewhere. Look at all that iridescent green in there against that red;

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1469/...dcd578a6_c.jpg

I'm working on ideas to replace the Greta and will have those up soon!

Thanks for checking this out,
Mark


Mark Hatcher 04-18-2016 02:16 PM

4TH Show Spec Ebony Penelope
 
This is the guitar I am emulating with my Black Ebony Penelope:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8853/...922c423d_b.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8878/...ffc59b51_b.jpg

This was my ​Piņa parlor model. I am using a Black Ebony set from the same wood billet. I am doing my next larger Penelope model this time and a few new features like the ebony and abalone back strip. While most of the purfling lines will be abalone, in places where I previously had maple lines I am switching up to this Holly I just got in:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1464/...dc7a44ac_c.jpg

The thing with Holly is it is whiter than maple and when the cut is orientated right you get a sparkle from it that you don't often see with maple. The whiter those little lines are the blacker that Gabon Ebony will look. It's a very subtle difference.
Other differences we'll see will be the elevated fretboard. This is a comfort feature I am adding as this is a full body guitar. I am also going with my pillow top sculpted headstock. It will have the Koa binding, and abalone purfling. The headplate will be black ebony. I've never done a black ebony sculpted headplate and am excited to see what it will look like with all those curves on a shiny jet black surface.
I went with a spalted Tamarind logo on this one;

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1461/...809b8ce2_c.jpg

Lot's more to come!
Mark

yoni 04-18-2016 08:38 PM

You're killing me. Your guitars are some of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen. Maybe when I strike it rich you'll make me a good strumming guitar. So, So rich.

lizzard 04-18-2016 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yoni (Post 4906169)
You're killing me. Your guitars are some of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen. Maybe when I strike it rich you'll make me a good strumming guitar. So, So rich.

And he WILL.

As for Les' quote - Maybe he was in the beta-group for .... flag-pole meds!

yoni 04-19-2016 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizzard (Post 4906244)
And he WILL.

As for Les' quote - Maybe he was in the beta-group for .... flag-pole meds!

It was 11 or 12 years ago, it was mid february and I went into manhattan to meet my dad at the iridium room. Les was flirting with his bass player, she laid a zinger at him and that was his response. I'll never forget it. He was wonderful that night. He died not long after that.

And don't say things like he'll make me a strummer. That's not what I want to hear right now. LALALALALALALA NO GAS NO GAS NO GAS LALALALALALALAALA

lizzard 04-20-2016 06:26 AM

This deserves a bump. Not just for Mark's work, but the Les Paul quote and story! Some don't know that he largely invented the multi-track recorder. (Les not Mark)

French polish is slow...

Good problems :D

Mark Hatcher 04-21-2016 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizzard (Post 4907673)

French polish is slow...

Good problems :D

Yes, French polish is slow but, it's coming along. I have photographic proof!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1661/...ca5cd19c_c.jpg

The first leveling is done. I am doing the second build coats, then another leveling, little more build, wait for it to harden some, then shine it some more. Your right, it's slow.

Mark

lizzard 04-21-2016 05:45 PM

Mark,

That is stunning! Thank you for the pic.

Chris

Haasome 04-24-2016 07:27 PM

Beautiful work Mark, simply outstanding.
Paul
(I worked in Peterborough for a few years. Nice place.)

Mark Hatcher 04-25-2016 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Haasome (Post 4913489)
Beautiful work Mark, simply outstanding.
Paul
(I worked in Peterborough for a few years. Nice place.)

Thank you Haasome!

We've been here in Peterborough for about three years now and love it. If ever you are coming up this way again call I'd be happy to give you the shop tour.

Mark

ross748 04-25-2016 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 4905776)
This is the guitar I am emulating with my Black Ebony Penelope:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8853/...922c423d_b.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8878/...ffc59b51_b.jpg

This was my ​Piņa parlor model. I am using a Black Ebony set from the same wood billet. I am doing my next larger Penelope model this time and a few new features like the ebony and abalone back strip. While most of the purfling lines will be abalone, in places where I previously had maple lines I am switching up to this Holly I just got in:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1464/...dc7a44ac_c.jpg

The thing with Holly is it is whiter than maple and when the cut is orientated right you get a sparkle from it that you don't often see with maple. The whiter those little lines are the blacker that Gabon Ebony will look. It's a very subtle difference.
Other differences we'll see will be the elevated fretboard. This is a comfort feature I am adding as this is a full body guitar. I am also going with my pillow top sculpted headstock. It will have the Koa binding, and abalone purfling. The headplate will be black ebony. I've never done a black ebony sculpted headplate and am excited to see what it will look like with all those curves on a shiny jet black surface.
I went with a spalted Tamarind logo on this one;

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1461/...809b8ce2_c.jpg

Lot's more to come!
Mark

Quite a nice piece to emulate. 👍


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