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Mark Hatcher 01-11-2019 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Ovation1 (Post 5945436)
Great thread!

Thanks Ovation1 and thanks for following!

Mark Hatcher 01-15-2019 09:47 AM

String'em Up!
 
Got the Woodsman all strung up. Nothing like a new set of strings. Wound'em up with my power winder and tuned her up nice with my analog tuner!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4830/...bb64011d_c.jpg

SJ VanSandt 01-15-2019 10:41 AM

Old school all the way! I still use my pitch-pipe tuner, but only to get me in the neighborhood. My ear can't match such dissimilar timbres. Just one more way I'm helplessly dependent on electronics.

Ovation1 01-15-2019 12:31 PM

Love the pictures and love this guitar. Canít wait to hear it and watch it being played on video.

oliverkollar 01-15-2019 02:02 PM

Just read through all 11 pages.....Very very cool!

That is a beautiful instrument and I love the look.

Can't wait to hear how it sounds!

Mark Hatcher 01-15-2019 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SJ VanSandt (Post 5949217)
Old school all the way! I still use my pitch-pipe tuner, but only to get me in the neighborhood. My ear can't match such dissimilar timbres. Just one more way I'm helplessly dependent on electronics.

I'll confess that I am not actually using old Black Diamond strings on this guitars. Let's just say here and there I have taken some liberties as I saw fit. Those old strings were pretty bad but, that old box set sure looks good there!

Mark Hatcher 01-15-2019 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Ovation1 (Post 5949341)
Love the pictures and love this guitar. Can’t wait to hear it and watch it being played on video.

Thanks Ovation1! It is starting off sounding great. At this point I have a dummy Maple saddle on it while the guitar sorts out being a guitar. I expect I'll have a real saddle on there next week and I will definitely get a some video up on it.

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Originally Posted by oliverkollar (Post 5949416)
Just read through all 11 pages.....Very very cool!

That is a beautiful instrument and I love the look.

Can't wait to hear how it sounds!

Thanks oliverkoller! If you just read it all I just don't have much to add at this point. I've still have a coffin case to make because, well, that's just what this guitar should have!

Cheers!
Mark

matthewpartrick 01-15-2019 07:57 PM

Read the whole thing as well, very cool!

Guitars44me 01-15-2019 08:11 PM

No tuning fork?
 
Come on Mark! This one needs a tuning fork. Good old A-440, and ear from there... haha. :)

Glad you are NOT using BD strings!

This is so cool....

Cheers

Paul

Mark Hatcher 01-16-2019 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by matthewpartrick (Post 5949743)
Read the whole thing as well, very cool!

Thanks Matthew!

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Originally Posted by Guitars44me (Post 5949760)
Come on Mark! This one needs a tuning fork. Good old A-440, and ear from there... haha. :)

Glad you are NOT using BD strings!

This is so cool....

Cheers

Paul

Hahaha! Now that you mention it, youíre right. I have one kicking around the studio somewhere.

Thanks

j. Kinnaird 01-16-2019 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 5949903)
Thanks Matthew!



Hahaha! Now that you mention it, youíre right. I have one kicking around the studio somewhere.

Thanks

Take some pictures of that case. I'd love to see how that came out. BEAUTIFUL guitar.

Mark Hatcher 01-16-2019 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird (Post 5949940)
Take some pictures of that case. I'd love to see how that came out. BEAUTIFUL guitar.

Thanks John! I have a new website in the works and since this is a new model I've been holding off working on the case so I could finish this guitar and start getting pictures for the site.
I have been getting all the required hardware for a case which, having never thought about it, I was a bit surprised on how much there is! Plus, being new to case making I had to figure out what everything is even called! It's already an adventure! So I'm just going to keep this build thread rolling into making the case. Hopefully, it may be a little help to other luthiers who may wish to give it a go.

Mark Hatcher 01-16-2019 04:23 PM

More Pictures
 
Here are more pictures of the almost completed Woodsman:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4909/...50c67fc1_c.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4807/...8f3763d5_c.jpghttps://farm8.staticflickr.com/7858/...15f16a74_c.jpg

Thanks for viewing!
Mark

Haasome 01-16-2019 04:46 PM

Gorgeous Mark. How’s it sound? Are you happy?

Mark Hatcher 01-17-2019 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Haasome (Post 5950589)
Gorgeous Mark. Howís it sound? Are you happy?

Hi Paul, thanks! During the initial break-in I use a dummy wood saddle which I then use as a reference for final set up after a week or two. I say a week or two because I take daily string height measurements and wait for final set up until a couple days after that height is stableized. No sense intonating a guitar until it knows itís a guitar! However good a guitar sounds initially I know it will be significantly improved in the final set up with a properly cut bone saddle. That was the long answer. Short answer is, it sounds great! I am happy 😃

Mark


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