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Mark Hatcher 05-01-2020 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Parlorman (Post 6366120)
If that isn't the loveliest guitar I've ever seen, I can't think of what was. It's breathtaking

Thank you very much Parlorman!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lonzo (Post 6366249)
The top is no slacker either:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...529c1948_c.jpg

That top looks like the surface of a lake with a little wind causing gentle ripples on it...

It does have a ripple look to it, even more so when it moves and the light changes angle.

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Originally Posted by swiftz07 (Post 6366391)
looks absolutely spectacular Mark!

Thanks swiftz07!

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Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird (Post 6366530)
Beautiful guitar Mark. I want to know how you do that lacy inlay. And what is that material anyway?

Thanks John! The whiter inlay is Holly and the golden is curly Maple. The trick is to do the inlay on the overlays before they are glued to the guitar. That way you can get a jewelry saw in there. It is fine work though and took me about 3 weeks. If I were to do it again it would take about 3 weeks :).

You asked at a good time, I just took some close ups:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...06e810e3_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c61dcf67_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5f2e7d45_c.jpg

Thanks for all the comments!
Mark

The Bard Rocks 05-01-2020 07:20 PM

That is exceptionally nice aesthetics! Even for a cutaway.

Ovation1 05-01-2020 09:50 PM

That top looks amazing .

j. Kinnaird 05-02-2020 04:43 AM

Iím TrueType impressed by that inlay work, and the rest of the guitar as well

Mark Hatcher 05-02-2020 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bard Rocks (Post 6366888)
That is exceptionally nice aesthetics! Even for a cutaway.

Thanks Bard!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ovation1 (Post 6366981)
That top looks amazing .

Thanks Ovation! It has an almost a Koa coloring to it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by j. Kinnaird (Post 6367073)
Iím TrueType impressed by that inlay work, and the rest of the guitar as well

Thanks John!

Erithon 05-02-2020 11:13 AM

I like the visual simplicity of the Ebony bindings and the visual (but not technical!) simplicity of the Holly and Maple inlays because they don't compete with the busyness of that flamed Redwood and tortoise shell-veined Honduran Mahogany.

Mark Hatcher 05-02-2020 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erithon (Post 6367375)
I like the visual simplicity of the Ebony bindings and the visual (but not technical!) simplicity of the Holly and Maple inlays because they don't compete with the busyness of that flamed Redwood and tortoise shell-veined Honduran Mahogany.

Thanks Erithon. I wanted to add highlights to the overall look and very thin flourishes seem to roll well with all that wood figure.

Mark

Mark Hatcher 05-03-2020 01:27 PM

The Weekend
 
I do try to take weekends out of the shop but that doesn't mean we can't nail down which tuners we're going to use:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6dfb1f97_c.jpg

The custom Macassar buttons were an easy choice. Then it was between Gold, Black or Dark Metallic. We landed on Dark Metallic:

Then it was a choice between The Gotoh mini 510 or the open Schertler:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9533aa45_c.jpg

And the open Schedulers take the day!

Zandit75 05-03-2020 08:32 PM

**Voice over the loudspeaker**
"Can I have a cleanup on aisle 5, someone has drooled all over their computer screen"

Mark Hatcher 05-04-2020 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zandit75 (Post 6368780)
**Voice over the loudspeaker**
"Can I have a cleanup on aisle 5, someone has drooled all over their computer screen"

Thanks Zander75, sorry if I caused a mess!

Mark Hatcher 05-05-2020 10:09 AM

Mounting Tuners
 
I finished up the Macassar Ebony tuner buttons today and have them all mounted up:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ab99ebdf_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bced1388_c.jpg

Epicessay 05-05-2020 06:50 PM

Such beautiful and elegant rosette!

Mark Hatcher 05-06-2020 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Epicessay (Post 6370826)
Such beautiful and elegant rosette!

Thanks Epicessay!
I see this is your first post. Welcome to the forum!

Mark

Psychopasta 05-06-2020 02:35 PM

I'm new on the forum too, and I've been really enjoying the build threads. You're making a beautiful instrument!

Mark Hatcher 05-06-2020 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Psychopasta (Post 6371627)
I'm new on the forum too, and I've been really enjoying the build threads. You're making a beautiful instrument!

Thanks Psychopasta, and welcome to the forum to you too! :)
Mark


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