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magirus 12-01-2019 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 6223868)
I have the sides pretty well set with the Spanish Cedar support wood in place for the arm bevel and the cut-away bevel. I'm careful to hollow these supports out some to save weight and air volume. This theoretically also helps with bass response. Of course, I have no way to test that so like many things on a guitar I'll put it in the best practices category. In any case, it saves weight and body air volume which is what I want and even though it's on the inside I think it looks cool.
I do have to say that if as builders we only did things that could be absolutely proven, guitars would sound like crap and would stay that way! :) M


That's beautiful craftsmanship. :)

Mark Hatcher 12-01-2019 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by magirus (Post 6225846)
That's beautiful craftsmanship. :)

Thanks magirus!

BBWW 12-03-2019 08:18 PM

I've always loved what you do with this wood Mark. So fun to watch from afar! Please keep posting photos and updates.

Mark Hatcher 12-04-2019 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by BBWW (Post 6228656)
I've always loved what you do with this wood Mark. So fun to watch from afar! Please keep posting photos and updates.

Thanks BBWW. There’s plenty more to come! I’ve been doing a lot on the brace work and am working out the flourishes for the rosette and bevels.

Mark

Lonzo 12-04-2019 08:15 AM

A piece of art
 
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Originally Posted by magirus (Post 6225846)
That's beautiful craftsmanship. :)

I completely agree.. and those proportions and ratios... havent measured it.. but it must be **** close to the „golden ratio“ .. at least to my gusto..
pls keep them coming Mark :o)

Mark Hatcher 12-04-2019 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Lonzo (Post 6228969)
I completely agree.. and those proportions and ratios... havent measured it.. but it must be **** close to the „golden ratio“ .. at least to my gusto..
pls keep them coming Mark :o)

Thanks Lonzo! More will be coming. I'll be closing up the body shortly and it will start looking like a guitar soon.

Mark

Mark Hatcher 12-06-2019 11:01 AM

Update Pictures
 
Here are a couple progress pictures. I have the back braced and voiced. The back is being glued on:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d3bf2c8c_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5c072d26_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...79fe0ed9_c.jpg

More to come!
Mark

Mark Hatcher 12-07-2019 10:23 AM

The Body
 
Here is the first picture of the body with the back attached and trimmed:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c986d225_c.jpg

It has a wide of Naptha to help show color

M

doodahdoug 12-07-2019 10:30 AM

Greta Tree
 
Beautiful work Mark. The tortise shell figuring on this Tree set is stunning.

Nemoman 12-07-2019 01:27 PM

Incredible!

Thais promises to be one amazing guitar...

emmsone 12-08-2019 06:38 AM

Mark,
This particular set of "The Tree" is just outrageous, even more so now you can see it as a box.
I'm pretty sure you've got it all planned out in advance but what were you planning to do with the binding? Do you have any "The Tree" binding? That with a simple black purfling line would look so cool and really let the wood do its thing. I find it interesting how much i'm liking how it's looking here without binding.

David

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 6232209)
Here is the first picture of the body with the back attached and trimmed:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c986d225_c.jpg

It has a wide of Naptha to help show color

M


SJ VanSandt 12-08-2019 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by emmsone (Post 6232869)
Mark,
This particular set of "The Tree" is just outrageous, even more so now you can see it as a box.
I'm pretty sure you've got it all planned out in advance but what were you planning to do with the binding? Do you have any "The Tree" binding? That with a simple black purfling line would look so cool and really let the wood do its thing. I find it interesting how much i'm liking how it's looking here without binding.

David

I agree with David about the binding. It's a shame you have to interrupt all of that with binding at all, though I suppose you have to for structural reasons. Something else highly figured like snakewood might keep the eye moving.

The Bard Rocks 12-08-2019 08:39 PM

I like that shot of the lattice work being glued in - the squares of the lattice are vaguely mirrored by the quilt of The Tree. Cool.

Guitars44me 12-08-2019 09:50 PM

This deserves a THIRD LOOK
 
Holy Smokes!!! This may just be the most beautiful box I've ever seen!

Quote:

Originally Posted by emmsone (Post 6232869)
Mark,
This particular set of "The Tree" is just outrageous, even more so now you can see it as a box.
I'm pretty sure you've got it all planned out in advance but what were you planning to do with the binding? Do you have any "The Tree" binding? That with a simple black purfling line would look so cool and really let the wood do its thing. I find it interesting how much i'm liking how it's looking here without binding.

David

This is calendar art!!!

And it will sing like angels, too

Paul

Mark Hatcher 12-09-2019 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by doodahdoug (Post 6232222)
Beautiful work Mark. The tortise shell figuring on this Tree set is stunning.

Thanks for commenting doodahdoug!

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Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 6232364)
Incredible!

Thais promises to be one amazing guitar...

Thanks Nemoman. It's coming together well and I'm excited to get going on the next steps.

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Originally Posted by The Bard Rocks (Post 6233634)
I like that shot of the lattice work being glued in - the squares of the lattice are vaguely mirrored by the quilt of The Tree. Cool.

Thanks Bard! I see what you are saying there. I'd like to say I planned it that way :)

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Originally Posted by Guitars44me (Post 6233694)
Holy Smokes!!! This may just be the most beautiful box I've ever seen!

This is calendar art!!!

And it will sing like angels, too

Paul

Thanks Paul, I believe it will!

Mark


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