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Jamiejoon 04-05-2021 05:01 PM

That is just stunning...as usual. :)

doodahdoug 04-06-2021 06:28 AM

I'm losing track of how many times while perusing Mark's build threads that I've thought to myself "that is the most beautiful guitar Mark has built to date". His latest Josie Tree has me repeating that mantra again. :up:

TomB'sox 04-06-2021 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doodahdoug (Post 6683455)
I'm losing track of how many times while perusing Mark's build threads that I've thought to myself "that is the most beautiful guitar Mark has built to date". His latest Josie Tree has me repeating that mantra again. :up:

I have to agree with this statement 100%.

Lonzo 04-06-2021 08:42 AM

+1
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6683462)
I have to agree with this statement 100%.

Count me in ;)

It is a matter of taste and preferences, but Marks designs tick many boxes for me.
And what a good thing tastes differ. ... else we all would be after the same guitars...

Like the saying goes..
So many beautiful women, so little time
Could be
So many beautiful guitars, so little time (and money) :D

... hope thatís not offending...

Mark Hatcher 04-08-2021 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamiejoon (Post 6683116)
That is just stunning...as usual. :)

Thanks Jamiejoon!

Quote:

Originally Posted by doodahdoug (Post 6683455)
I'm losing track of how many times while perusing Mark's build threads that I've thought to myself "that is the most beautiful guitar Mark has built to date". His latest Josie Tree has me repeating that mantra again. :up:

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6683462)
I have to agree with this statement 100%.

Thanks Doug and Tom, chasing the next most beautiful isnít a bad way to make a living! Thank you for the support.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lonzo (Post 6683534)
Count me in ;)

It is a matter of taste and preferences, but Marks designs tick many boxes for me.
And what a good thing tastes differ. ... else we all would be after the same guitars...

Like the saying goes..
So many beautiful women, so little time
Could be
So many beautiful guitars, so little time (and money) :D

... hope thatís not offending...

Thanks Lonzo!

ukejon 04-11-2021 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 6682773)
I've been quietly working away these past several weeks french polishing the top of this "Tree" Josie small jumbo. I am now getting to the last steps in this process:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f797afdb_c.jpg

I've also been picking away at some of the other final details like mounting the gold Waverly slot head tuners with Snakewood buttons:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b1f8d27d_b.jpg

I'm really looking forward to seeing this fat lady sing!

Familiar swoosh on that tail! Beautiful guitar indeed.

CarolD 04-12-2021 05:19 AM

This isnít a guitar, itís a work of art! I would be afraid to play something this outstandingly, breathtakingly beautiful!

Mark Hatcher 04-12-2021 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ukejon (Post 6688248)
Familiar swoosh on that tail! Beautiful guitar indeed.

Thanks ukejon, there is a certain familiarity to that swoosh :).

Quote:

Originally Posted by CarolD (Post 6688383)
This isnít a guitar, itís a work of art! I would be afraid to play something this outstandingly, breathtakingly beautiful!

Guitars are like cats, you can spend a lot of money on a show cat with all his papers etc. It wouldnít occur to anyone not to pet a beautiful cat. Cats like to be pettted. Guitars like to be played.

Mark

Guitars44me 04-13-2021 09:18 AM

Cats...
 
We have a neighbor cat who comes by most days for food and company. She only likes to be petted if she has managed to sneak in the house.

Unfortunately Cindy is quite allergic so we try to avoid that!

As for playing this or ANY BEAUTIFUL guitar, that is what they are for!!!

I really enjoy taking my BEST guitars to play for folks. Looking forward to more of my senior/healthcare gigs when it is safe again.

To play a spectacular guitar right next to someone who is bedridden is a real mind opening musical experience.

Beautiful instruments, Mark! And I see you are wisely French polishing from the armrest side of the box. :)

Thanks for sharing

Paul

Mark Hatcher 04-14-2021 03:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guitars44me (Post 6689484)
We have a neighbor cat who comes by most days for food and company. She only likes to be petted if she has managed to sneak in the house.

Unfortunately Cindy is quite allergic so we try to avoid that!

As for playing this or ANY BEAUTIFUL guitar, that is what they are for!!!

I really enjoy taking my BEST guitars to play for folks. Looking forward to more of my senior/healthcare gigs when it is safe again.

To play a spectacular guitar right next to someone who is bedridden is a real mind opening musical experience.

Beautiful instruments, Mark! And I see you are wisely French polishing from the armrest side of the box. :)

Thanks for sharing

Paul

Thanks Paul thatís great that youíve been involved in doing senior gigs. It is such a great thing to do for everyone involved.

Iím looking forward to everything getting back to normal too! Iím hoping by September. Iím looking forward to Tomís B.I.G. gathering and hope to meet you there.

Iíll also be hosting our first Granite State Luthiers meeting after a year off.

Mark

Dustinfurlow 04-14-2021 08:56 AM

I can't wait to see this finished and hopefully hear it. Whew.

Mark Hatcher 04-14-2021 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dustinfurlow (Post 6690375)
I can't wait to see this finished and hopefully hear it. Whew.

Thanks Dustin now that the french polish has had a chance to harden up a little I'll be able to move forward again. I'm excited to see this one come together!

Mark Hatcher 04-16-2021 04:34 AM

April Sunrise
 
April sunrise at the shop:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...213ba8c9_b.jpg

I am an early riser and am typically in the studio before sunrise. This morning I'm greeted with what is likely this season's last winter wonderland daybreak.

Back to work!

Lonzo 04-16-2021 04:57 AM

Early bird
 
Hi Mark

Same here in Bavaria, it is a stubborn winter this year, temps still around 0 įC and the last snow only a day ago...

Have a good day in the workshop!

Mark Hatcher 04-16-2021 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lonzo (Post 6691923)
Hi Mark

Same here in Bavaria, it is a stubborn winter this year, temps still around 0 įC and the last snow only a day ago...

Have a good day in the workshop!

Well it's managed to keep snowing all day but, that doesn't keep me from getting some work done:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2b993bde_b.jpg

I've got the neck on and am cleaning things up today:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...360aa076_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ceb4b731_b.jpg

I also set up the frets with semi-hemispherical end dressing and have them all set into the Snakewood fretboard:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...780ccb7a_c.jpg

Moving along well, the snow will take care of itself this time of year :)


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