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Old 01-27-2015, 04:03 PM
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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:



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:





This guitar is getting a very nice Adirondack top:



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!
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:12 PM
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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.
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Happy New Year, Mark. Lovely BRW!
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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!
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Can't beat 2014 in my book, Mark!
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That's some sweet looking BRW!
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:22 AM
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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.

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Thanks Bruce, and Happy New Year to you as well

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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.

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Ooooooh the others are right. That BRZ is killer.

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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:



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







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

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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:



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







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