Prelude

“Great art picks up where nature ends”

Marc Chagall

How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling

 

Claude Debussy

Exposition

Mark Hatcher

Jan 27  2018  ” Dover Landing”

Piña

Piña

Soundboard Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata

  Back, Sides,  High Alpine Koa  Acacia Koa

Neck Honduran Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla

Bridge, Fretboard Ebony Diospyros

 

BODY LENGTH 19 1/2″
LOWER BOUT 14″
NECK DEPTH AT TAIL BLOCK 3.25″
UPPER BOUT 10 1/4″
BODY DEPTH (STANDARD—DEEPER DEPTH OPTIONAL) 4 1/8″
NUT WIDTH 1 3/4″
STRING SPACING 2 1/4″
FRETS TO BODY 12
PRICE  $7200

Complication

1.Chordal Response:  a fast-warm energetic-lively response, balanced- thick chordal weight with warm developed spectrum, warm productive, intimate bass  4.85
𝑑1 = 4.85   ( 5-n) +1 =1.85 )
2.Individual note decay as well as blended in a chord:  14 secs  superb sustain with upper/ lower partials,    4.9
𝑑2 = 4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9 )
3. Basic volume and presence: a powerful intimate, dynamic and rich voice, rewarding and balanced blend of “open” responsive tone, loud and crisp   4.85
𝑑3 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9 )
4. Individual note separation and focus: excellent note separation and focus, full bodied  -rich highs, dark and present bass, wet and dry notes, possible, excellent balance and articulation     4.9
𝑑4 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9)

5.Systematic sustain: warm full bodied sustain, wet and dry response possible, versatile sustain from flat picking to finger-style, orchestral malleable sustain, capable of building amplitude  4.9
𝑑5 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 =1.9)
6. Response compliance: energetic, lively response with balanced finish, active and balanced spectrum, intimate, pleasing, excellent overall response      4.8
𝑑6 = 4.9 ( 4.85 -n) +1 =1.9 )
7. Balance and quality of tone: very well balanced with a crisp defined acoustic note , an enthusiastic fun voice, inviting vibrant, Chirping harmonics, effortless playability, intimate, pleasing, rich, comfortable            4.85
𝑑7 = 4.9 ( 4.8-n) +1 =1.9 )
8. Even strength and balance of each string: strings are very well balanced, refined sound with expert articulation, great fundamental, fun energetic box with loads of dynamics  4.9
𝑑8 = 4.9 ( 4.75-n) +1 =1.9 )
9. Tone projection: nervous box, forward intimate. concert, focused tone production, radiated sound full box breaths, crisp-sharp-radiant-highs      4.85
𝑑9 =4.95 ( 5-n) +1 =1.85)
10. A large dynamic range: a large array of  dynamics, soft, open, sweet, honey dipped classical spectrum, raspy, dark and sultry, growly,   4.9
𝑑10 =4.9 ( 5-n) +1 = 1.9 )

11. Tonal bloom: full bloom cycles, even and consistent bloom from string to string   4.85
𝑑11 =4.85 ( 5-n) +1 =1.85 )

 

Quality Of Tone

An enthusiastic response to the slightest of touch paired with a citrus sweetness enveloped behind a dark sultry vocal display; that only this cedar/koa can render. This instrument presents a colourful spectrum of traditional nuances enriched with clear defined flavours from both the classical realm (due to it’s comfort, playability, balance, projection) and fingerstyle (a large range of dynamics with a crisp sharp steel string focus)  Pina presents a full bodied sound with an even concert balance. I personally love the size, intonation (loads of harmonics on all frets and string lengths), the way the guitar is so easy to play and you can attack it with ample headroom (your fingers can easily explore making it easier to do wide fingerings and separate highs and lows for counterpoint phrasing) and lastly the record-ability of the instrument.

 

Power

∑𝑑 = (𝑑1+𝑑2+𝑑3+𝑑4+𝑑5+𝑑6+𝑑7+𝑑8+𝑑9+𝑑10+𝑑11)=19.7
𝐏= ∑ 𝐅 ∕ T ∑𝐅=∑𝑑⧹𝐀
P = 19.7 / T
𝐏= 19.7/ 22 ≅9 /10 ≅ 90%

The Ecstatic Guitar Theorem

Sincerity

This is a Hatcher Guitars original design. This guitar was crafted in Mark Hatcher’s shop in New Jersey, USA.

Notion of Design

Built to be lightweight and extremely comfortable, this little Piña’s size shouldn’t fool you.  You get tons of responsiveness with surprising tonal range for a Parlor Model guitar.. —Mark Thatcher

 

A super comfortable guitar with a rewarding and unique voice.

Peripetie

Retardement

Finale

MM (1 of 1)

MM (1 of 1)

Jan 27  2018  Dover Landing

Piña

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