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Mark Hatcher 04-26-2016 04:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ross748 (Post 4914617)
Quite a nice piece to emulate. 👍

Thanks, That wasn't just a nice looking guitar. It had a wonderful sound to it too! I'd be very happy to do that again with this guitar.

Mark Hatcher 05-04-2016 09:28 AM

Show Spec #5
 
I started working on the fifth show spec. This is a Pina parlor to replace the first show spec that I couldn't seem to hold onto. I've shown the wood selection previously in this thread. Here is the Padauk back being joined and set up;

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/...82c74eba_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/...a0c1f64f_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7361/...78cae0b7_c.jpg

I'm looking forward to working the color pallet I've selected for this guitar.
Lot's more to come!

Thanks,
Mark

lizzard 05-04-2016 07:40 PM

Mark,

I'm pretty sure you are the Bob Guccione of the guitar-porn world!

Waiting with baited ears!

Chris

Mark Hatcher 05-05-2016 03:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizzard (Post 4925061)
Mark,

I'm pretty sure you are the Bob Guccione of the guitar-porn world!

Waiting with baited ears!

Chris

That's really funny :)
I'm glad I'm not the Larry Flint of guitar porn!

Thanks
Mark

lizzard 05-05-2016 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 4925294)
That's really funny :)
I'm glad I'm not the Larry Flint of guitar porn!

Thanks
Mark

I think Martin or Taylor may be the Larry Flint, I just don't care for the guitars - as of now!

lizzard 05-05-2016 09:31 AM

Who is the Hugh?

I'm thinking sKt has a shot!

Poor play on words. :cool:

Chris

Mark Hatcher 05-05-2016 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lizzard (Post 4925606)
Who is the Hugh?

I'm thinking sKt has a shot!

Poor play on words. :cool:

Chris

I'm sure Steve would appreciate that! :)

Mark Hatcher 05-05-2016 12:24 PM

Show Spec #2
 
I am pretty much finished doing the French polish on the Greta BRW spec guitar. The last sessions are done and I need to let it sit and harden before I can hand buff it;

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1588/...0171761a_c.jpg

While that hardens up I've done some of the other little jobs to finish up. I installed the strap buttons and started working on the wooly mammoth tusk bark that will be the nut, saddle, truss rod cover, and bridge pins.

These pieces of bark below will be the nut and saddle. I've already cut out the nut from the smaller pieces on the bottom. The big piece, up top is where I'll cut the saddle;

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/...1cd80c25_c.jpg

These bark pieces are partially fossilized so they are harder than regular Mammoth ivory which I think will be perfect for a cedar topped BRW guitar.
Here is a picture of the headstock coming together. It has live edged Oak burl as a faceplate and the nut and truss rod cover are roughed out. I'll finish shaping and polishing them after I cut the string slots;

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7746/...58c17434_c.jpg

I worked to keep one side of each piece in it's more natural texture.

Thanks for checking it out!
Mark

TomB'sox 05-05-2016 04:31 PM

Boy those are really cool and what a perfect color match!!! The texture adds another dimension completely!!!

lizzard 05-06-2016 05:56 AM

Just stunning. I have no other Cedar tops. I had a Taylor 714 once. Sold it to a band mate. He played one gig and 'dinged' the soundboard pretty robustly. He then said he didn't like Cedar and wanted to sell it back. I offered less 150 for the dings. He kept it, still has it and when I hear it the Cedar has really opened up. Nice. I can only imagine what THIS baby will sound like on day one, let alone when the kids pry from my cold-dead hands.

Mark Hatcher 05-06-2016 02:15 PM

Josie Maple Small Jumbo
 
I got my 3rd show spec back from the finisher late yesterday. I pieced it together an put a dummy bridge on it to show what it will look like;

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/...b548057f_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/...aae0ceb2_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7761/...321a27cd_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7757/...c36df193_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/...383f273b_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7130/...e4e28c9a_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7695/...75f6a93e_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7597/...32e24729_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7549/...212a7e4f_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/...142b6b75_c.jpg

And that's what it will look like :)

Thanks for looking!
Mark

Nemoman 05-06-2016 02:29 PM

Yowzah!
 
Wow, Mark--that's incredible!

Totally stunning--any chance we'll hear her sing? :D

Mark Hatcher 05-06-2016 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 4927221)
Wow, Mark--that's incredible!

Totally stunning--any chance we'll hear her sing? :D

Thanks!

Yeah, I'll try to set that up.

Mark

Mr. Paul 05-06-2016 03:01 PM

Dreamy :)

dcn 05-06-2016 04:14 PM

Man, that is an intensely beautiful instrument.


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