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Mark Hatcher 05-02-2019 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by amohr (Post 6051930)
Mark your solutions are always so elegant, thank you kindly for this continued education education.

Youíre welcome amour, it didnít start out that way! Thanks for commenting.

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Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird (Post 6051965)
Very elegant solution to that slopped saddle Mark. I currently just tilt the blank up on one edge of the clamping vice and consequently run the risk of getting more variability in the angle the saddle takes.

Thanks John, Geez, I didnít even think about how that could go wrong too! Itís amazing what a brain twister this quickly turned into. I was afraid the floor of the saddle slot wouldnít stay the same thickness which is what got me started on the whole jig idea in the first place.

Thanks for commenting,
Mark

Mark Hatcher 05-03-2019 04:34 AM

Cover Your Eyes!
 
I just got this "Tree" back and side set in to acclimate in my shop for a commission I will be starting in November:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...8ed7ddf7_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a4b6dbe4_b.jpg

I love that perfectly placed diamond shape figure in the middle of the back:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...33e1618a_b.jpg

I won't even try to guess what TomB'sox can see in that shape :)

Guitars44me 05-03-2019 09:09 AM

Unbelievable Tree set
 
Holy Smokes, what a set of wood.

The things we get to ogle here.... :)

Have fun with this!

Paul

Mark Hatcher 05-03-2019 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Guitars44me (Post 6053020)
Holy Smokes, what a set of wood.

The things we get to ogle here.... :)

Have fun with this!

Paul

It's ridiculously good looking. I normally mount wood sets on the back wall for upcoming guitars so they are there for me to contemplate ideas on the build. Not this one, if this was out it would just be too much of a distraction and I wouldn't get any other work done!

Mark

jaymarsch 05-06-2019 06:48 PM

This wood is outrageous!! Fabulous.

Best,
Jayne

Mark Hatcher 05-07-2019 03:47 AM

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Originally Posted by jaymarsch (Post 6055884)
This wood is outrageous!! Fabulous.

Best,
Jayne

Thanks Jayne,

It really is a beautiful set and Iím thrilled to get to fashion it into a guitar!

Thanks for commenting,
Mark

ukejon 05-07-2019 06:13 AM

That wood makes my eyeballs hurt....outrageous!

Mark Hatcher 05-08-2019 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ukejon (Post 6056091)
That wood makes my eyeballs hurt....outrageous!

Thanks ukejon! It is a great set of wood and that is just a teaser. :)

Mark

Mark Hatcher 05-10-2019 05:38 AM

Woods Woods Woods
 
Good Morning AGF Custom Forum,

Lot's of good things coming around lately. The Fiddleback Greta has her finish on, for one thing, and I'm setting her up for completion.

Here are a couple pictures I took trying to show what that finish has done:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...90521e25_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...30f6552b_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...98c01fe2_c.jpg

Thanks for viewing!
Mark

Leftyprs 05-10-2019 03:19 PM

Nice work as usual Mark, and an absolutely beautiful set of Mahogany!!!

Mark Hatcher 05-11-2019 03:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Leftyprs (Post 6058766)
Nice work as usual Mark, and an absolutely beautiful set of Mahogany!!!

Thanks Brad, this figure is amazingly deep and uniform. Iím looking forward to getting the strings on and hearing how it sounds!

Dustinfurlow 05-15-2019 11:46 PM

Absolutely beautiful fiddleback Greta...that Cedar Josie still haunts me, Mark! Hope all is well.

Mark Hatcher 05-16-2019 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Dustinfurlow (Post 6062943)
Absolutely beautiful fiddleback Greta...that Cedar Josie still haunts me, Mark! Hope all is well.

Thanks Dustin,

The Fiddleback Tree certainly does deserve itís celebrity tree status. A lot of old time wood guys are saying they have never seen better fiddleback figure so I feel fortunate to have gotten a couple of the better sets before they were all gone!

The cedar on Indian Rosewood on a small jumbo (or any model) is a great combination. It doesnít get the credit it deserves. Some of the best sounding guitars I have ever made, regardless of woods, have been cede on Indian Rosewood.
I have to say you do a fine job with it too. It was great to hear it in your hands at Woodstock,

Mark

ChuckS 05-16-2019 07:34 AM

Your fiddleback mahogany guitar is looking great.

Also, a while back you posted how you are now angling back the saddle in the bridge for better intonation (based on Alan Carruth info). I have a Carruth, with an intonated nut and saddle and with the saddle angled back. All these little design changes add up.

Mark Hatcher 05-16-2019 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ChuckS (Post 6063074)
Your fiddleback mahogany guitar is looking great.

Also, a while back you posted how you are now angling back the saddle in the bridge for better intonation (based on Alan Carruth info). I have a Carruth, with an intonated nut and saddle and with the saddle angled back. All these little design changes add up.

Thanks for commenting Chuck. It is a nice improvement. At this point in my career itís becoming increasingly rare to come across an improvement that works across the board which makes it especially sweet for me!

Mark


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