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Mark Hatcher 08-12-2016 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emmsone (Post 5031529)
Whoa! how shiny is that?! At first glance its looks like its a bit bling for my tastes, but actually its classy bling so it doesn't look over the top. I like it

Dave

Thanks Dave,

There is a lot of abalone on this one but, all that black keeps it from shouting!

Mark

TomB'sox 08-12-2016 06:26 PM

WOW, that is really nice!!!!

invguy921 08-12-2016 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Hatcher (Post 5031461)
I just got the finish on this 12 fret Black Ebony/Swiss Moon Spruce Penelope model. It's just popped together here so you can get the idea;

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8726/2...caae0b1f_c.jpg

You can see the guitar has a mildly elevated fretboard. This makes the higher frets a little more comfortable to play. I also like how it looks, particularly with my Penelope model

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8170/2...4127a0e4_c.jpg

And that Black Ebony is black! In real life there is just enough streaking to show this is not a painted guitar. The Koa neck and trim has figure that jumped out nicely with finish. I'll string this one up, hopefully, by the end of next week.

Thanks!
Mark

Gorgeous guitar Mark. That is one of the prettier guitars I've seen. The wood contrasts are eye popping. Nice work!

jessupe 08-12-2016 11:29 PM

I wish Johnny Cash was alive to see it. What I want to know is how many kids you had to sell off for scientific experiments to get Ebony that clean in those dimensions :D, wow factor 11

ukejon 08-13-2016 07:54 AM

Such a visually dramatic guitar....I bet it sounds gorgeous as well. Great work, Mark.

Mark Hatcher 08-13-2016 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 5032007)
WOW, that is really nice!!!!

Thanks Tom!

Quote:

Originally Posted by invguy921 (Post 5032105)
Gorgeous guitar Mark. That is one of the prettier guitars I've seen. The wood contrasts are eye popping. Nice work!

Thank you Woody! This is the second model I've done in this combination. The first was a parlor which I felt sounded great.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jessupe (Post 5032220)
I wish Johnny Cash was alive to see it. What I want to know is how many kids you had to sell off for scientific experiments to get Ebony that clean in those dimensions :D, wow factor 11

I got lucky. A couple years ago I found a large Black Ebony board which was very black throughout and had a good ring. I was able to resaw four back and side sets. This is the second set I've used with two more sister sets to go;
https://c2.staticflickr.com/3/2925/1...44bc54f2_c.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by ukejon (Post 5032398)
Such a visually dramatic guitar....I bet it sounds gorgeous as well. Great work, Mark.

Thanks Jon,
I've got high expectations!

jessupe 08-14-2016 01:58 AM

schweet...

Mark Hatcher 08-24-2016 02:50 PM

Strings are on
 
I have the strings on my Black Ebony Penelope;

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8360/2...11bd127d_c.jpg

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8179/2...bcf177fc_c.jpg

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8430/2...ecaeec84_c.jpg

It's very hard to take pictures of a very black, very shiny guitar!

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7732/2...b1269e63_c.jpg

I am very happy how the elevated fretboard improves playing comfort. I really like the look also. My Penelope has a nontraditional shaped upper bout that I feel goes very well with the look of this set up;

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8230/2...10391e6e_c.jpg

The figure of the Koa neck came up well and stays up with the additional abalone;

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8567/2...96a79092_c.jpg

Black Ebony, Koa, and abalone are a great combination which I kept going with on the rosette;

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8069/2...8b3363c5_c.jpg

For those who have been following along you may notice the subtle change in my bridge as it continues to evolve;

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8293/2...5c27df6b_b.jpg

I was excited to do the headstock on this one. It's the first Black Ebony sculpted headstock I've done. I'm going to try to shoot some video to give you an idea of how much motion the highlights have when you see it live;

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8209/2...c8c40978_c.jpg

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8217/2...7c32586d_c.jpg

Thanks for viewing!
Mark

TomB'sox 08-24-2016 03:23 PM

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have officially made me fall in love with black shiny guitars with the abalone! Wow Mark, this is fantastic.

Tom

Nemoman 08-24-2016 03:31 PM

Fantastic, Mark! Abalone is not normally my thing, but this is so elegant--you've taken it to another level...

TomB'sox 08-24-2016 03:33 PM

It's very hard to take pictures of a very black, very shiny guitar!

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7732/2...b1269e63_c.jpg



Mark[/QUOTE]

Hey Mark,

There was this thread started in the general forum regarding how to take good photos of guitars for sale, maybe there is something in there to help!!!!:D:D

I love this photo, the finish is so shiny that the blue velvet looks like it is water flowing right through the guitar....amazing.....

Mark Hatcher 08-24-2016 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 5044305)
It's very hard to take pictures of a very black, very shiny guitar!

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7732/2...b1269e63_c.jpg



Mark

Hey Mark,

There was this thread started in the general forum regarding how to take good photos of guitars for sale, maybe there is something in there to help!!!!:D:D

I love this photo, the finish is so shiny that the blue velvet looks like it is water flowing right through the guitar....amazing...../QUOTE]


Tom,

That guy doesn't know what he's talking about! Look what happens when I listen to him :);

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8162/2...11ba0a57_c.jpg

Thanks for your comments Tom and Nemoman!

yoni 08-24-2016 09:17 PM

You are literally the only person causing me gas.


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jessupe 08-24-2016 10:22 PM

Super duper amazing, mind blown, perhaps the prettiest mean looking guitar I've ever seen.

ross748 08-24-2016 11:12 PM

Love the combination Mark 👍


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