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Old 11-02-2018, 10:43 AM
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Another fun Hatcher build to follow and enjoy! Love that redwood and the story behind it. A deep body 00 is one of my favorite shapes and sizes in guitars.

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Old 11-02-2018, 12:12 PM
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Awesome project, thanks for posting!
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Typically mahogany is lighter than rosewood. Just sayin'.

That redwood top is mouth watering. This whole project is just too exciting, Mark - I'm going to be following closely!
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Old 11-02-2018, 02:36 PM
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I'm in love with this already, Mark! That redwood is amazing, and I'm looking forward to hearing what this guitar's unique take on the Hatcher sound will be! Thanks for posting all of this and letting us follow along!

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Thank you beth! I'm glad you love this already because there will be a lot more. A guitar maker's view through history as it relates to guitars and the art of lutherie.

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Another fun Hatcher build to follow and enjoy! Love that redwood and the story behind it. A deep body 00 is one of my favorite shapes and sizes in guitars.

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I'm enjoying doing the research for this build. There are a lot of stories when you go old! This train route was quite a sensation in it's time. Here is a clip from an 1899 Women's Journal Magazine ad. I suppose you might call it 1800s style targeted marketing but, I'm sure they had a different name for it back then:



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You're welcome, I'm excited about this project too!

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Typically mahogany is lighter than rosewood. Just sayin'.

That redwood top is mouth watering. This whole project is just too exciting, Mark - I'm going to be following closely!
I hear what you are saying. Spanish Cedar is lighter than Mahogany and that will find a place in the neck. The back and sides will be different though.

It's great to see the excitement this has already generated!
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:34 AM
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Absolutely love this project.
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Can't wait to see and hear some finished products. Cool idea.
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Pretty cool project Mark! I wish I had friends that happen upon such great lumber!
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Redwood?? Oh no...I’m in trouble...
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Given the stated nod to years past, will this be x-braced (Martin X), or fan braced (Martin Ditson), or ... ?
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:23 AM
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Absolutely love this project.
Great! Thanks for commenting.

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Can't wait to see and hear some finished products. Cool idea.
Thanks s2y, Me too!

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Pretty cool project Mark! I wish I had friends that happen upon such great lumber!
There is a lot of great wood out there and I think we'll see more and more of it as this idea of repurposing catches on.

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I could help you with that!

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Given the stated nod to years past, will this be x-braced (Martin X), or fan braced (Martin Ditson), or ... ?
This will be a non-scalloped X braced guitar. This is what I get the best results from on a steel string guitar. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:58 AM
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I worked on the top today. I joined the top halves Friday so first thing is to cut out the profile a little proud of the final size:



Then comes the rosette. I am going with a pretty traditional design which will be black and white purfling lines and a simple Bloodwood ring:







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Old 11-05-2018, 10:11 AM
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Thanks Mike, I am making an old style guitar and it will be no frills but, I assure you it will not be "just a guitar"! For one thing some of the joinery on those old guitars has fallen from common usage. Not because it was replaced by something better but, because it was too time consuming or needed too much skill to do properly or it just didn't fit well into a manufacturing environment. On this guitar model I am moving away some from art on guitar and concentrating more on the art of guitar.
I'm very interested in following this build. My tastes are more on the conservative/traditional side than the 'artsy' side; looking forward to seeing your take on "the art of the guitar".

That redwood top looks fantastic.
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That redwood top looks amazing, Mark!

And the backstory only makes it all the more special.

Thanks for taking us along on the ride...
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200 year old Brazilian RW would make for a perfect pairing with that redwood.
Better if it is of dark chocolate type.
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Old 11-06-2018, 04:15 AM
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I'm very interested in following this build. My tastes are more on the conservative/traditional side than the 'artsy' side; looking forward to seeing your take on "the art of the guitar".

That redwood top looks fantastic.
Thanks ChuckS, I hope you enjoy following along on this. I am particularly interested in many of the older guitar making techniques, especially in context of the Second Industrial Revolution often called the American Industrial Revolution. This started during the Civil War and came on full steam from there.

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That redwood top looks amazing, Mark!

And the backstory only makes it all the more special.

Thanks for taking us along on the ride...
Welcome aboard Nemoman!

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200 year old Brazilian RW would make for a perfect pairing with that redwood.
Better if it is of dark chocolate type.
I have a Brazilian Rosewood back and side set from an old church which is older than 200 years. I consider it the crown jewel of my wood stash. I’ve had it for years. I am planning to make a guitar with it when I am older. When I get the feeling that the peak of my building skill is cresting. In other words, I’m in absolutely no rush to use it!
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