Mark Hatcher Piña model acoustic guitar, 2015 build (#36), with deluxe appointments.  This is called a parlor size, but the dimensions are the same as a Martin 12 fret 00, so think of it as a parlor/00. The Master Grade Englemann Spruce top is gorgeous (even, perfect grain; near-white coloring) and the Gabon Black Ebony back/sides is striking, and hauntingly beautiful. Neck is figured Koa with maple and ebony center laminates. Mark did amazing things with the purfling, decorating the top, sides, back and fretboard of the guitar using a multicolored abalone that sparkles and shows colors as if light through stained glass. Plus matching fret markers (3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 12th frets) and a gorgeous Koa, ebony and abalone rosette. I’ve owned high end guitars, and can honestly say I’ve never owned (or for that matter, seen) a more beautiful instrument.

Guitar has the following spec’s: 1 3/4" nut, 24.75” scale length, 14” lower bout, string spacing 2 1/4”, 13 frets (24 total due to fretboard extension), no cutaway. Headstock is ‘open’with ebony and maple overlays, top and back, and Schertler 18:1 tuners with black ebony buttons. Frets in excellent condition, with semi-hemispherical end treatment on them. Bridge is ebony with abalone dot ebony pins, and binding is flamed Koa on both body and fretboard. No pickup. All the ebony on this guitar was from the same Gabon Black Ebony board (fretboard, headstock top and back overlays, heel cap, bridge and neck center laminate).

The tone is awesome; big sound for a parlor/00. Responds beautifully to light fingerstyle touch, but also handles being driven hard. Fingerstyle response is fantastic – treble is strong, it’s well balanced across the strings, and enjoys an especially strong base response (likely due to the stiff ebony back). Relatively slim (Taylor-like) neck makes it especially easy to play. Tone in the video clip is representative of my experience.

No significant blemishes of note on the guitar – it’s in superb condition. One imperfection: A quarter inch shallow string-change scratch on the middle left side of the headstock…and that’s it. No other noticeable dings, bumps, scratches or scuffs (I inspected it carefully, and repeatedly!). Case is black hardshell (red plush interior), perfect fit for the guitar and in very good shape - a few minor scuffs on the top, latches are slightly off-bronze in color but case is solid and everything about it is fully functional.

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Listed5 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • Pina (parlor/00 size) acoustic guitar
  • Tan / Black
  • 2015
Made In
  • United States

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Pewaukee, WI, United States
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