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Zandit75 05-25-2019 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 6070090)
Ha, ha, ha! You got me on that one! I admit that I donít like purfling to dead end. That is why I carry the purfling lines I have under fretboards carry right out under the nut on into the headstock.

Iíll make you a deal, you show me how I could miter those laminates in the neck to the laminates under the heel cap ďin 5minsĒ Iíll do it going forward and forever call the laminate miters ďThe Zandit75sĒ :)

Haha, whoops, did I say 5mins??!![emoji23][emoji23]

David Wren 05-25-2019 07:35 AM

What a completely graceful and elegant instrument Mark ... my hat's off to you!

Mark Hatcher 05-26-2019 04:51 AM

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Originally Posted by David Wren (Post 6070173)
What a completely graceful and elegant instrument Mark ... my hat's off to you!

Thank you David. It was a fun build! Mark

Mark Hatcher 05-30-2019 07:07 AM

New Website
 
I'm very excited to have my new website up!

http://www.hatcherguitars.com

I've been designing the site and putting together all of the content since last year and finally it's up and I've made my first rounds of corrections.
I took the time and effort to do it myself so I would thoroughly know it and be able to update it regularly without the struggles I had on the previous site.

Take a look! You may have to hit refresh if you have been on my previous site as it is still the same domain.

Mark

The Bard Rocks 05-30-2019 08:40 PM

Mark, that's an exceptionally well-done website. Comprehensive, highly informative, easy to navigate, visually attractive - and of course great photography. I visit a lot of luthier sites and cannot think of a better done one.

I was prepared to offer constructive criticisms - but you left me no room for them. Congratulations!

Guitars44me 05-30-2019 10:10 PM

Very IMPRESSIVE web site
 
My goodness Mark.

That website is fantastic! Must have been a ton of work... now you can get back to building full time again. Hooray!

Way to go and CONGRATULATIONS

Paul

Mark Hatcher 05-31-2019 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by The Bard Rocks (Post 6074663)
Mark, that's an exceptionally well-done website. Comprehensive, highly informative, easy to navigate, visually attractive - and of course great photography. I visit a lot of luthier sites and cannot think of a better done one.

I was prepared to offer constructive criticisms - but you left me no room for them. Congratulations!

Thank you, I had a lot to learn to make this site. I am happy to have gone through (and finished) the process of getting this new site up.

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Originally Posted by Guitars44me (Post 6074704)
My goodness Mark.

That website is fantastic! Must have been a ton of work... now you can get back to building full time again. Hooray!

Way to go and CONGRATULATIONS

Paul

Thanks Paul! Building guitars really are a lot more fun for me than making websites!

Mark

mikealpine 06-02-2019 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 6067226)
I have the Greta Fiddleback Tree guitar strung up and she's sounding really good:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...dd61b87e_c.jpg

The Sitka top has a subtle pillowing figure that compliments the strong fiddleback figure:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...198c10da_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e1b31065_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...70180392_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d8abfb4a_c.jpg

Nice sounding guitar. I'll say it sounds a lot like Cuban Mahogany. It's a little harder than average Honduran so it has more overtones than usual. Fundamentals are still strong though.

Thanks for viewing,
Mark

I havenít checked in here in a while, this is a real beauty! I havenít loved mahogany, then heard a really nice dread with Cuban, and it totally changed my mind. This must sound terrific!

Mark Hatcher 06-03-2019 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by mikealpine (Post 6077021)
I havenít checked in here in a while, this is a real beauty! I havenít loved mahogany, then heard a really nice dread with Cuban, and it totally changed my mind. This must sound terrific!

Thanks Mike! I have another Fiddleback Tree starting in November. Itís from my the Perfect Pairings offering I did awhile ago. This Fiddleback Josie small jumbo will have a remarkable Swiss Alpine ďmoonĒ Spruce top.

It makes sense that you would prefer the Cuban Mahogany as it has more of the rosewood/ebony charm because it tends to be harder and stiffer than the other Mahogany family members

Every wood family has a tough guy:

Mahogany has Cuban

Walnut has the appropriately named Bastogne

Rosewood has crazy Cocobolo

Maple has Rock Maple but his family calls him ďSugarĒ!

ukejon 06-03-2019 07:08 AM

Mark, the new website looks fantastic. So nice to see all of the various descriptions, photos, videos and the like. Such beautiful instruments!

Mark Hatcher 06-03-2019 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ukejon (Post 6077393)
Mark, the new website looks fantastic. So nice to see all of the various descriptions, photos, videos and the like. Such beautiful instruments!

Thanks ukejon it was a long time in the making. Iím still tweaking it regularly. Iím also doing some backfill on the Blog page and then trying to weave the blogs back into the rest of the pages through links. Iíd like to link up more of the Flickr build photo albums to show more details and steps.
I think it would be interesting to run comparative SoundCloud audio clips of same model-different woods. So itís a work in progress.

Mark

Mark Hatcher 06-07-2019 03:57 PM

Penelope is Back in Town
 
The finish is on and this Penelope is showing her stuff. Here is a picture of the two tone Amboyna Rosette on the Western Red Cedar top. The rosette and body is bordered with cross grained bacon figured African Padauk.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...381e83d0_c.jpg

The curly Koa back and sides have come up nicely:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f77ef61d_c.jpg

The sculpted pillow top headstock and custom buttons are also the same two toned Amboyna burl:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b934fe97_b.jpg

And the closer you look the more there is to see:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...fc58cf0f_b.jpg

I'll have this one strung up next week. Can't wait!

GeoffStGermaine 06-08-2019 09:41 AM

Another stunning one! That Koa is ok... ;)

-Geoff

Lonzo 06-08-2019 10:02 AM

..neither can I ... want to hear it.
Am hooked by the beauty of it... that ambonia burl and that headstock, the all so fitting and matching tunerknobs... this to me is the best looking piece of acoustic art I’ve seen.... ok.. I am a wood guy... but that knocks it out of the park. A bespoke build I assume? ... I hope it is... else I need to check what‘s left or print some....

Guitars44me 06-08-2019 12:09 PM

Out of control Beautiful
 
the two tone Amboyna Rosette on the Western Red Cedar top Is by far the most beautiful all wood rosette I have ever seen!
And the rest of the guitar is STUNNING!
Way to go!

Paul


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