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tyrohne 02-22-2020 04:57 AM

I havenít commented in years but this build speaks to me. I adore that quilt. I hope it sounds a 10th as beautiful as it looks.

Ty~

Mark Hatcher 02-22-2020 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 6298629)
That is an amazing piece of artistry, Mark!

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

Thanks for commenting Nemoman!

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Originally Posted by islandguitar (Post 6298634)
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.

Thanks islandguitar! You havenít seen other builders do something like this because, well, other builders are just smarter then me! I just donít know no better and usually say yes, and then later try to figure out what I said yes to!

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Originally Posted by Lonzo (Post 6298664)
.. 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 !

Thanks Lonzo, I never forget how lucky I am to be able to work with such special woods like The Tree.

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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6298881)
Wonderful workmanship, I am very fond of that rosette especially!!!

Thanks Tom! Iím happy how that worked out too.

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Originally Posted by SJ VanSandt (Post 6298888)
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!

Thanks, Spartan is a good look too. I guess Iím a bit fickle, cause I like them all!

Mark Hatcher 02-22-2020 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by tyrohne (Post 6299171)
I havenít commented in years but this build speaks to me. I adore that quilt. I hope it sounds a 10th as beautiful as it looks.

Ty~

Thanks for commenting Ty, that figure in the Tree Mahogany is mesmerizing. I usually keep it out of sight so I can get work done!

Mark

Delfuente 02-22-2020 07:07 AM

Following this BIG TIME!

Mark Hatcher 02-22-2020 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Delfuente (Post 6299222)
Following this BIG TIME!

Thanks for following along Delfiente!

Mark Hatcher 02-25-2020 07:26 PM

I was working on the final clean-up today get the guitar ready for finish:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6d4af820_b.jpg

Here is the last pic before I send it off. The back is wet with naptha:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c5511954_c.jpg

Thanks for viewing!
Mark

TomB'sox 02-25-2020 08:39 PM

Amazing guitar Mark, this has to rank near the top of all your beautiful builds and that is a tough list to crack.

Delfuente 02-26-2020 06:44 AM

Man oh man, I just blew all my desires out the window when i saw this build......do I have to sell a Kidney?

Mark Hatcher 02-26-2020 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6302623)
Amazing guitar Mark, this has to rank near the top of all your beautiful builds and that is a tough list to crack.

Thanks for the kind words Tom!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delfuente (Post 6302817)
Man oh man, I just blew all my desires out the window when i saw this build......do I have to sell a Kidney?

Welcome to the forum Delfiente, I see you just signed up last month and you are already losing a kidney? Uh oh, looks youíre going to be in trouble looking at the builds people put up here! 🙂

Thanks!
Mark

Nemoman 02-26-2020 10:37 AM

That's a gorgeous guitar, Mark--that naptha really shows how incredible this will look under finish! It brought out so much figure with lots of imaginary characters popping out!

Lonzo 02-26-2020 11:53 AM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6d4af820_b.jpg


That is such a cool picture composition and perspective, intimately close yet hard to ďgraspĒ ...

Let alone the gorgeous subject :)

Mark Hatcher 02-26-2020 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Nemoman (Post 6302991)
That's a gorgeous guitar, Mark--that naptha really shows how incredible this will look under finish! It brought out so much figure with lots of imaginary characters popping out!

Thanks Nemoman, I canít wait to see this with actual finish! Thanks for commenting.

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Originally Posted by Lonzo (Post 6303063)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6d4af820_b.jpg


That is such a cool picture composition and perspective, intimately close yet hard to ďgraspĒ ...

Let alone the gorgeous subject :)

Thanks Lonzo! It is a fun guitar to photograph. I just got a new laptop with an incredibly bright screen. I need to spend some time to adjust that so my pictures arenít so dark. Itís amazing how different images can look from screen to screen.

Mark

Mark Hatcher 04-01-2020 09:55 AM

First Gloss Coat on
 
Here is an update on the Greta "Tree": We have the first gloss coat on and I've got pictures to prove it!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ff5961e1_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bc4c081b_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3a751baf_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...afde16f1_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...79f4ec26_b.jpg

It will be a couple more weeks but I'm very happy to watch that figure come alive!

Mark

fitness1 04-01-2020 09:57 AM

Good god that wood is amazing! One of the best examples I've seen.

Going to be quite a nice package there!:up:

Parlorman 04-01-2020 10:28 AM

That is indescribably beautiful!


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