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Mark Hatcher 01-27-2015 05:03 PM

Hatcher's Workshop '15
 
I've finished out my Hatcher's Workshop '14 thread and will now roll into the new year with the appropriate '15. I have a lot going on this year. I'm learning and working to set up a video/sound studio so that I can include sound clips on each or most of the guitars I make. Also, I am getting pretty far along settling into my new shop and would like to show more of the shop and what I do there. In fact I'd like to eventually try to give you a sense of the environment that I'm am working in and am inspired by.

Right now I have three guitars in process. I have my new parlor model which I will do a separate build thread on and I happen to have two BRW Josie small jumbo orders I'm working on. One will have the whole abalone treatment and has some great spider webbed grain. The other will be an all wood guitar. It has a nice quarter sawn BRW set with lots of red that I'm trying to capitalize on in the design. I'll start with some pictures of that:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7073/...ea71a9fb_c.jpg

We're going with Bloodwood for the binding and other accents. Bloodwood is very red and tends to stay red more than any other wood:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7488/...4e150552_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3940/...1b3409a0_c.jpg

This guitar is getting a very nice Adirondack top:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5608/...18e38b77_c.jpg

This guitar will be a short scale 24.75"
14 frets to the body
Full body small jumbo size 16" lower bout

Lot's more to come!
Mark

TomB'sox 01-27-2015 05:12 PM

I wanted to steal the honor of being the first to post in Hatcher '15 since Hatcher '14 had over 17,000 views.

I will say Mr. Hatcher, that you sure seem to have a knack for finding beautiful wood to use as your template...That is gorgeous BRW.

Bruce Sexauer 01-27-2015 05:28 PM

Happy New Year, Mark. Lovely BRW!

fountainhead 01-27-2015 08:24 PM

Hatcher's Workshop '15
 
I look forward to another year of special Hatcher guitar builds! Glad your doing the video / recording with each guitar now Mark, as it does wonderful justice to your magnificent photography skills!

ukejon 01-27-2015 08:36 PM

Can't beat 2014 in my book, Mark!

Jack42 01-27-2015 11:02 PM

That's some sweet looking BRW!

Mark Hatcher 01-28-2015 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 4331265)
I will say Mr. Hatcher, that you sure seem to have a knack for finding beautiful wood to use as your template...That is gorgeous BRW.

It's been my good fortune and pleasure to work with such great materials.

Mark

Mark Hatcher 01-28-2015 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Sexauer (Post 4331291)
Happy New Year, Mark. Lovely BRW!

Thanks Bruce, and Happy New Year to you as well

Mark

Mark Hatcher 01-28-2015 05:30 AM

Thanks fountainhead, ukejon, and Jack42!

I'm starting off with a lot of very nice projects this year so check in often.

I'm interested to see what people's opinions are on the difference in looks between these two BRW Josie models.

Thanks,
Mark

matthewpartrick 01-28-2015 05:34 AM

Ooooooh the others are right. That BRZ is killer.

Have you ever gone down the hide glue route? I'm a true believer.

Mark Hatcher 01-28-2015 12:47 PM

Second BRW
 
The second BRW Josie I am working on in addition to the abalone I previously mentioned will have a cutaway. It will be 25.5" scale and have a Swiss "moon" master grade top. Here are a couple of pictures of this one:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8592/...8a074ac6_c.jpg

I think the sides are particularly beautiful. This is what Ziricote wants to be when it grows up! :)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8646/...93eb25c5_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7565/...468ccd91_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7504/...76fab991_c.jpg

Abalone is going to go well on this, don't you think?

Mark

BenjaminPaldacci 01-28-2015 02:17 PM

Always a punch is the stomach Mark!

Mark Hatcher 01-28-2015 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by benbenbenben (Post 4332479)
Always a punch is the stomach Mark!

Thanks? You're Welcome? You OK?:)

TomB'sox 01-28-2015 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 4332360)
The second BRW Josie I am working on in addition to the abalone I previously mentioned will have a cutaway. It will be 25.5" scale and have a Swiss "moon" master grade top. Here are a couple of pictures of this one:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8592/...8a074ac6_c.jpg

I think the sides are particularly beautiful. This is what Ziricote wants to be when it grows up! :)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8646/...93eb25c5_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7565/...468ccd91_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7504/...76fab991_c.jpg

Abalone is going to go well on this, don't you think?

Mark

This is getting REDUNDANT! Where do you find this amazing wood!!!! It is like a BRW/Ziricote mix....

BenjaminPaldacci 01-28-2015 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 4332606)
Thanks? You're Welcome? You OK?:)

No, I want to increased my building level right now! :D


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