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Old 06-07-2014, 02:39 PM
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Thanks for your comments everyone! I've got the top clamped up so I can post some pictures next week that will better show the body.

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:19 PM
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:22 PM
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Getting ready for finish and already looking beautiful


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One of my favorite features of a Hatcher guitar...


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The top appears to be darkening nicely on its own


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Stainless steel frets...


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And with Naptha to emulate the stain for the top...


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Old 06-18-2014, 06:45 AM
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Awesome looking so far. The headstock looks incredible and I love those fretmarkers on the player side of the neck. Special.
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That is an absolutely brilliant design. Can't wait to hear a recording.
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Mark Hatcher does such extraordinary woodworking..... I can always appreciate that!
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Mark,
Looking at the binding at the tailblock, it looks like you're going to do a floating tailpiece with cello gut (a la Bendetto archtop)....is that correct?

The guitar looks GREAT. BTW, you probably need some practice building a lefty, so I'll be happy for you to build a lefty and send it to me, so I can check your progress....you know, for free. I'm widely known for my selflessness.

Also, I love the headstock, I like the fact that it looks like the strings are straight from tuner to nut.

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Looking at the binding at the tailblock, it looks like you're going to do a floating tailpiece with cello gut (a la Bendetto archtop)....is that correct?

The guitar looks GREAT. BTW, you probably need some practice building a lefty, so I'll be happy for you to build a lefty and send it to me, so I can check your progress....you know, for free. I'm widely known for my selflessness.

Also, I love the headstock, I like the fact that it looks like the strings are straight from tuner to nut.

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Thanks Jimmy, Ukejon, Cigarfan, and cpabolting!

Yes, that is a piece of bone to protect the body from the tail adjustment strap.
And, yes it is a pretty straight run from the nut to the string posts with this headstock style.

And thanks for your selfless offer to help me out by giving you a free guitar
It's offers like this that afford luthiers the opulent lifestyles we lead

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Old 06-19-2014, 06:32 AM
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Thanks Jimmy, Ukejon, Cigarfan, and cpabolting!

Yes, that is a piece of bone to protect the body from the tail adjustment strap.
And, yes it is a pretty straight run from the nut to the string posts with this headstock style.

And thanks for your selfless offer to help me out by giving you a free guitar
It's offers like this that afford luthiers the opulent lifestyles we lead

Mark
Mark,
You know me, always trying to help!!!

Maybe if you would stop spending so much time driving your stable of Ferraris and Lamborghinis, maybe you would get some work done!

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Back from the finisher. What do you think?


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Mark found some incredible white ebony for the tuner buttons... The one in the middle


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Schweeeet!
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Schweeeet!
No doubt just when I thought I'd seen everything, this thing happened!
Such a display of talent and creativity. I'd love t have a custom some day
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Back from the finisher. What do you think?


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Mark found some incredible white ebony for the tuner buttons... The one in the middle


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J.R.,
That is just lovely. Who did the finish work (Tony or Joe???)?

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:26 PM
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J.R.,
That is just lovely. Who did the finish work (Tony or Joe???)?

Jimmy
Tony does my finish work. These pictures show the finish in process but, it's not back to the shop yet.

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