The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 01-20-2017, 06:30 AM
cigarfan's Avatar
cigarfan cigarfan is offline
Music soothes the soul!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Within the blast radius of Washington D.C.
Posts: 4,018
Default

Too late! Man I love that shot!
__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates ....
  #32  
Old 01-20-2017, 04:43 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,289
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ukejon View Post
Fantastic. By the way, the photo above of the famed Hatcher lattice bracing reminds me of the image that in 2013 absolutely lured me into Mark's lair:



Beware, don't look at it too long. You may be enticed in as well!
Quote:
Originally Posted by cigarfan View Post
Too late! Man I love that shot!
I guess I should take more pictures like that one!

When I am working with a highly figured wood I'll often go with laminated sides. It gives the sides more strength/stability and when you bend highly figured wood at full side thickness they can come out pretty lumpy.
On this guitar I am using maple laminates. This side is being compressed in the mold as it sets up:



Thanks for following!
Mark
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #33  
Old 01-21-2017, 04:36 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,289
Default Neck and Heel Blocks

Here are the neck and heel blocks going on. This process also joins the sides;

[/url]



You can see the maple laminates on the inside.

Thanks for viewing!
Mark
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #34  
Old 01-22-2017, 04:03 AM
emmsone emmsone is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 520
Default

Is there a reason why you picked Maple for the interior laminate?
Have you discovered previously it matches up with Paudauk sonically? it is a good combination structurally? or is it simply a looks thing?

The choice of the "interior" wood for use with double sides is something I haven't manage to spot any specific trends in yet.

Thanks

David
  #35  
Old 01-22-2017, 11:43 AM
Guitars44me's Avatar
Guitars44me Guitars44me is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Mountains east of San Diego
Posts: 3,464
Smile Nice story!

I am really loving this beauty! Nice story about your house and the reflections on the ceiling.

My pal Steve has a spectacular Padouk John Kinnaird axe that is both beautiful and super musical. Nice wood and makes me hungry!

Cheers

Paul
__________________
3 John Kinnaird Customs +1 incoming
R.T 2c 12 fret custom
4 90s Taylors
64 Martin 0-16 NY
Too many more...
"OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, TOO YOUNG TO CARE!"

FOR SALE: Hiscox LA-GAD Ivory/Silver MINT $550
  #36  
Old 01-22-2017, 04:26 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,289
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by emmsone View Post
Is there a reason why you picked Maple for the interior laminate?
Have you discovered previously it matches up with Paudauk sonically? it is a good combination structurally? or is it simply a looks thing?

The choice of the "interior" wood for use with double sides is something I haven't manage to spot any specific trends in yet.

Thanks

David
I chose maple for the interior laminate for several reasons; It is lightweight. It is not very porous so it doesn't suck up a lot of glue (adding weight) or have a lot of glue bleed through. The color isn't a problem. There is no sonic consideration or any need for one in my opinion unless you are considering using something that might deaden sound like maybe cork or balsa wood.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guitars44me View Post
I am really loving this beauty! Nice story about your house and the reflections on the ceiling.

My pal Steve has a spectacular Padouk John Kinnaird axe that is both beautiful and super musical. Nice wood and makes me hungry!

Cheers

Paul
Thanks Paul,

Padauk is an excellent tonewood. I only hear two types of complaints; one is it can be difficult to bend and when your sanding the usual red brick colored Padauk the red color gets everywhere, places you really don't want it to show up on/in!

Best
Mark
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #37  
Old 01-22-2017, 06:40 PM
palolowarrior palolowarrior is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: palolo valley, hawaii
Posts: 1,367
Default Breakfast?

Bacon and scrambled eggs?

Mark,
You got me looking in my wallet again.

Alan
the Pina
__________________
2017 Michaud OMR Moon Spruce/Brazilian
2019 Pre-War OM Adi/Granadillo
2014 Paul Woodson Signature, “the Samurai”
Adi/AfrBW
2019 SCGC H13 BC Sitka/white ebony
2015 SCGC OM Redwd/African BW
2016 SCGC 1934 D ADI/BRAZ
1980 Nakade classical
and bunch of ukulele

“...nuff said!”
(A tribute to my hero Stan Lee)
  #38  
Old 01-22-2017, 06:44 PM
palolowarrior palolowarrior is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: palolo valley, hawaii
Posts: 1,367
Default

Mark,
What's your take on Macassar vs ebony for fretboards?
__________________
2017 Michaud OMR Moon Spruce/Brazilian
2019 Pre-War OM Adi/Granadillo
2014 Paul Woodson Signature, “the Samurai”
Adi/AfrBW
2019 SCGC H13 BC Sitka/white ebony
2015 SCGC OM Redwd/African BW
2016 SCGC 1934 D ADI/BRAZ
1980 Nakade classical
and bunch of ukulele

“...nuff said!”
(A tribute to my hero Stan Lee)
  #39  
Old 01-22-2017, 07:34 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,289
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by palolowarrior View Post
Bacon and scrambled eggs?

Mark,
You got me looking in my wallet again.

Alan
the Pina
Great!

Quote:
Originally Posted by palolowarrior View Post
Mark,
What's your take on Macassar vs ebony for fretboards?
Functionally I don't see significant differences. There are some small differences; Black Ebony tends to be a little more brittle which might mean you would have more chip out on a re-fret job. Macassar rings better when you tap it generally. Macassar tends to be a little more resinous or feel a little more oily. In practice if you are using a treatment on your fret board they would feel the same and probably wear about the same.
The biggest difference is the looks. Black Ebony being the more traditional black, though lately that straight black is often assisted with dye. Sometimes the streaky gray is left to show. Macassar can have some beautiful grain and depth similar to Brazilian Rosewood.
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #40  
Old 01-23-2017, 09:44 AM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,289
Default Back On

The back braces have been shaped and we're closing the body up. Here is a picture of the back going on:

]
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #41  
Old 01-24-2017, 04:22 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,289
Default Sound Port

We are going with a sound port;



Here the back is on;



Next the top gets voiced and the body gets closed.

Thanks for viewing!
Mark
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #42  
Old 01-24-2017, 04:24 PM
ukejon ukejon is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 6,502
Default

How about a picture of the bracing through the sound port?
__________________
My YouTube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ukejon



2014 Pono N30 DC EIR/Spruce crossover
2009 Pono koa parlor (NAMM prototype)
2018 Maton EBG808TEC
2014 Hatcher Greta 13 fret cutaway in EIR/cedar
2017 Hatcher Josie fan fret mahogany
1973 Sigma GCR7 (OM model) rosewood and spruce
2014 Rainsong OM1000N2
....and about 5 really nice tenor ukuleles at any given moment
  #43  
Old 01-26-2017, 12:29 PM
Mark Hatcher's Avatar
Mark Hatcher Mark Hatcher is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Peterborough, New Hampshire
Posts: 3,289
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ukejon View Post
How about a picture of the bracing through the sound port?
OK, A bit of a trick but, my IPhone with a little fish-eye attachment lens did the trick:



Mark
__________________
Mark Hatcher
www.hatcherguitars.com

My new website is up!
Try it out.
  #44  
Old 01-26-2017, 12:40 PM
Nemoman Nemoman is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: N. California
Posts: 1,890
Default

Cool shot, Mark!

This one is looking great--still loving that Padauk...
__________________
Brazzie (Rio Lava)--2015 Stehr Auditorium (Adirondack/BRW)
Tigger--2013 Stehr Auditorium (Carpathian/Myrtlewood)
Melee--Razo 19 OM (German/Malaysian)
BevelBelle--Wilborn Ellie Belle (Old Stika/EIR)
Dana--1999 Bourgeois OM (Sitka/EIR)
Malachite Machinga Meridian--2020 Baranik Meridian (Machinga/ Colorado Blue Spruce)
Ariel--2020 Wilborn Arum (Cocobolo/Tunnel 14)
  #45  
Old 01-26-2017, 01:06 PM
cigarfan's Avatar
cigarfan cigarfan is offline
Music soothes the soul!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Within the blast radius of Washington D.C.
Posts: 4,018
Default

Now that is cool! Awesome shot Mark.
__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates ....
Closed Thread

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Custom Shop

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=