Paul's weekly "Guitar Talk"

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  1. Shawn@PRS

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    Some of you may remember that I mentioned Paul hosts a weekly "Guitar Talk" session for employees. He discusses everything from headstock shapes to strap buttons. Well it seems I've convinced him that we should build an actual guitar from start to finish during these meetings. Many of us at PRS have worked in various departments within the factory, but few of us have worked in ALL of the departments. For example, I've never worked in the electronics department or the buffing room. So, by building a guitar with this group, it will give us all the opportunity to help build a complete guitar through every single process. I'm hoping the film and photo crew (I'm looking at you Hunter and Andrew) will document the process to create a cool youtube video in the end. I will also take photos/videos with my phone and post them here, if you guys are interested. In the end the guitar will be given away to charity.
     
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  2. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    That sounds fantastic...Great idea, all.
     
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  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Hell yeah! I'd love to see that. It's also a great way to get everyone to buy into the process. Smart move, from a business acumen perspective.
     
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  4. Olds442

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    i'm looking forward to seeing this build, i'm sure i'll learn a thing or ten. :)
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    Bangin'!
     
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  6. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    Fantastic!! Looking very forward to seeing the process!

    Kevin
     
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  7. Blprice

    Blprice Musicman 1950

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    Great idea !!!! Way to go Shawn !!! Maybe a CD for the Club Members ?
     
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  8. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Interested...very interested.
    Sounds like another great idea from PRS!!!
     
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  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It'll be fascinating!
     
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  10. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    abso-frickin'-lutely!
     
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  11. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    I'm ready!

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  12. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Absolutely!

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  13. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    What a great idea, Shawn! SUBSCRIBED.
     
  14. QuiltTop319

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    Excellent idea
     
  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Sub didley scribed!
     
  16. BMiller

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    Excellent idea!

    I'm a big proponent of learning the "why" behind any given task. This is something that try to instill in the members of the team that I lead. For example, the guys pulling cable do a better job in routing and labeling if they know what the device installers will have to do if the wire pulling is done haphazardly or is mislabeled. The device installers will do a better job if they know what the panel builders and start up guys have to do. So on and so forth. Because even the "lowest" guys on the Gant chart knows the end goal, everyone does a better job. Some work even harder to learn more about what everyone else does in order to be promoted or moved into a position they like better. How would you ever know that you wanted to do something if you weren't exposed to it?

    Nonetheless, this is a great idea and I'd love to see the process!
     
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  17. Boogie

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    Hell yeah!
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  18. Egads

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    Very cool!
     
  19. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
     
  20. Audie

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    Super cool. Maybe add an extra forum truss rod cover to the case candy for the final touch! Or better yet, a PRS employee only truss rod cover!
     

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