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BBWW 01-07-2020 02:40 PM

Looks freakin' awesome Mark.

kentwinterton 01-07-2020 03:43 PM

I'm new to the AGF and Hatcher Guitars but must say you have an absolutely amazing gift. You're guitars are truly the finest I've seen. Am anxious to follow you along the journey. Thanks!!

Mark Hatcher 01-07-2020 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Parlorman (Post 6257584)
Lovely, just lovely

Thank you Parlorman

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Originally Posted by BBWW (Post 6258840)
Looks freakin' awesome Mark.

Thanks BBWW, that's a nice set of Tree isn't it?

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Originally Posted by kentwinterton (Post 6258897)
I'm new to the AGF and Hatcher Guitars but must say you have an absolutely amazing gift. You're guitars are truly the finest I've seen. Am anxious to follow you along the journey. Thanks!!

Welcome to the forum kentwinterton! You've arrived at a good time I have a lot a nice build schedule this year. I appreciate your comments!

Mark

Mark Hatcher 02-08-2020 03:57 PM

Neck Work
 
Here are a couple pictures of the neck coming together:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...906a1ca2_c.jpg

The face plate is from "The Tree". It has Macassar Ebony binding like the body and Maple purfling.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...628ee38d_c.jpg

Here are the mother of pearl side fret markers going in:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...08c102d1_b.jpg

On the back of the neck we have cross grained Macassar Ebony and Maple borders in the center laminates and the back of the headstock is also Macassar Ebony.

Thanks for viewing!
Mark

ukejon 02-09-2020 08:31 AM

That looks amazing....silly side question: what glue do you use on inlay/side dots?

Mark Hatcher 02-10-2020 04:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ukejon (Post 6287665)
That looks amazing....silly side question: what glue do you use on inlay/side dots?

Thanks ukejon. I use ca glue with the MOP side dots.

Mark

Mark Hatcher 02-19-2020 01:21 PM

That was hard.
 
Well that was a harder than I anticipated! After doing the flourish on the rosette my plan was to carry the theme over to the arm bevel. Except rosettes are pretty flat and arm bevels, not so much. After several tries and various techniques and I got it done!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...930060c9_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bff44f7f_c.jpg

Now that I have that figured out on a convex bevel it's time to take what I learned and carry it over to the concave cut-away bevel for another flourish to balance it all out!

David Wren 02-19-2020 02:06 PM

Love the inlay on the bevel Mark ... looks like a nightmare to execute, but beautiful!

Mark Hatcher 02-19-2020 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by David Wren (Post 6296822)
Love the inlay on the bevel Mark ... looks like a nightmare to execute, but beautiful!

Thank you David. I spent a lot of time on this one but, I've learned a lot in the process. I appreciate you commenting!

Mark

Mark Hatcher 02-21-2020 12:19 PM

Cut Away Bevel
 
I have the Maple and Holly flourish in the cut away bevel. Here is a picture showing all the inlay work:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...8a70293a_c.jpg

I just have clean up work to do now and it will be ready for finish. That's when all that figure in the top and back/sides will all come alive!

Nemoman 02-21-2020 12:29 PM

That is an amazing piece of artistry, Mark!

Kudos to you--can't wait to hear it!

islandguitar 02-21-2020 12:36 PM

Those inlays are AMAZING. Just love it........I don't think I've ever seen anything like that on those surfaces. Congrats on a spectacular job.

Lonzo 02-21-2020 12:56 PM

Ouch..
 
.. so pretty it hurts... a piece of art.. those 3 inlays really come to life as a composition... and the one in the cutaway bevel just has 1 wing and that is perfect.... subtly underlines the asymmetry of the upper bout....
and then the imagination of those wood patterns in back and sides, top and fretboard under finish..
Flabbergastingly beautiful I bet.
A looker ! Kudos Mark, yet another unique Hatcher !

TomB'sox 02-21-2020 05:14 PM

Wonderful workmanship, I am very fond of that rosette especially!!!

SJ VanSandt 02-21-2020 05:24 PM

I think that inlay is exquisite, Mark. It all works together brilliantly. I swear, you are going to convert me from my Spartan preferences yet!


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