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Old 09-02-2023, 09:46 AM
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Such a beautiful guitar. I like everything about it, including the story. Im looking forward to hearing a sound sample.
Well done Mark.
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Old 09-04-2023, 02:55 PM
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Such a beautiful guitar. I like everything about it, including the story. Im looking forward to hearing a sound sample.
Well done Mark.
Thanks NTS, It has been a fun build. Im looking forward to hearing it too!

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Im catching up on this thread. The story is compelling. The guitar is gorgeous. The deep creamy brown case is scrumptious. Now, I want to hear the guitar and I want chocolate and a train set! :-)
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I agree! And perhaps a chocolate train set

Beautiful stuff Mr. Hatcher

Woohoo.

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Old 09-05-2023, 03:40 AM
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I agree! And perhaps a chocolate train set

Beautiful stuff Mr. Hatcher

Woohoo.

Paul
Thanks Paul, Im two weeks into french polishing this guitar. The depth of the colors are deepening. The BRWs contrast in color is showing up more than expected which is working wonderfully with the cloud figured Cocobolo trim.
I hope to captures this with some photos when I get closer to completion.

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Old 09-11-2023, 01:46 PM
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Man, the "SP" pin in the headstock is killer. And the "flaming" fingerboard bowls me over every time I see it! Incredible work, sir.
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...It has been a fun build. Im looking forward to hearing it too!

Mark
I'm looking forward to hearing it to. I check everyday looking for updates on this guitar, it's just so cool! What a story!!!
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Old 09-12-2023, 04:29 AM
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Man, the "SP" pin in the headstock is killer. And the "flaming" fingerboard bowls me over every time I see it! Incredible work, sir.
Thanks BlueBowman, Im glad the Southern Pacific lapel pin worked out. Im enjoying this build. Its great for me when a theme comes together on a build and it starts to take on a life of its own!

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I'm looking forward to hearing it to. I check everyday looking for updates on this guitar, it's just so cool! What a story!!!
Thanks rockabilly69, Ive just finished the french polish filler coats and today Ill be leveling. Its just a couple light polishing sessions after that and
I can get to the final assembly. Ill have photos of the bridge and setup as I go.
Thanks for following along!

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Old 09-13-2023, 06:45 AM
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Here is the Woodsman body as I am working on the final french polish finish coats:





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Such beautiful work, Mark.
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Looking great Mark, How are you enjoying the French polish? It is tough to get it right. Does your right arm resemble Popeye's arm now?
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That thing looks like it's on fire!!!
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Old 09-13-2023, 07:13 PM
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Such beautiful work, Mark.
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Looking great Mark, How are you enjoying the French polish? It is tough to get it right. Does your right arm resemble Popeye's arm now?
Thanks John! I have always enjoyed French polishing. I like the process and I like the look of it when it is all done. Its like Im looking right at the wood instead of through a glass cover.

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That thing looks like it's on fire!!!
Thanks for saying so cause thats what Im after!

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Old 09-15-2023, 07:38 AM
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I'm making the bridge (BRW) soon and will need to select the nut and saddle blanks. Seems to me buffalo bone will work both tonally and thematically.:





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Old 09-16-2023, 04:13 PM
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Mark, this is a beauty! Will it make an appearance in Woodstock?
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Hi There Mark

Coincidentally, I have a good friend whose mother was a D'Autremont and the train robbing brothers were her grand-uncles. I told her about the guitar and she's fascinated and looking forward to seeing a picture when it's done. I will share your posts with her.

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