Mark Hatcher  

Artist Statement

Few instruments evoke the visceral response from both artist and audience as an acoustic guitar cradled in the arms of a performer.  With its similarity to the human figure, we are naturally attuned to the finest details of a guitar’s size, shape, and certainly its voice.

As a professional luthier I handcraft fingerstyle acoustic guitars using master grade tonewoods and choice materials for an international clientele.  My guitars are individually voiced and often are embellished with my original inlay designs.   Select fragrant woods are incorporated into the internal structure.  By blending the natural beauty of various woods and their tonal characteristics I seek to design visually pleasing instruments that delight the senses and are a pleasure to hold, play, and hear.

Biography

I’ve been a guitar player since age 13 and have a long history of woodworking including furniture making and cedar strip-built ocean kayaks. In 2002 my passions for woodworking and guitar joined as I built my first guitar.  To help develop my skills I’ve studied with master luthiers Ervin Somogyi and Frank Finoccio.  I started designing my own models in 2004.  For the last decade I have worked to develop these and add new models.  Each guitar is built with attention to overall design, sound, and ease of play.

Memberships:

Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers

New England Luthier Association

Monadnock Art FDAC

Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans

Sharon Arts

Contact Information

Studio Address:
189 Old Street Rd
Peterborough, NH 03458

Address:
189 Old Street Rd
Peterborough, NH 03458

Telephone: 908 500 3261

Website: hatcherguitars.com

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