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  1. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    To me, my owning a PS is like choosing the blue pill in the Matrix. I choose to delve on the pretty inlays, the wow factor that goes through the eyes, the occasional otherworldly tone that I choose to attribute to the wood etc.

    But had I chosen the red pill, I would no doubt discover the killer tone and playability of core S2 SE. In fact I get reminded a red pill exists whenever I play my excellent Bernie Marsden and go “hey this is on par with a 58 reissue”. I test my 57/08 limited and I can’t help thinking “if they made this look like a Violin guitar and put on celtic knots, would I know the difference?”

    And I know it’s a fact that many people out there would urge me not to take the blue pill. Fact is I’m happy with the blue pill. But I know a lot of people would not be, and they’d be happy with the red pill.

    The point is whether it’s the blue or red pill, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re happy with your choice.
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    My only lament is not being able to post in PS threads, nothing else.

    I took the purple pill, my Westie is exactly what I would’ve spec’ed, and exactly what I did spec. I’m the luckiest guy in the world.
     
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  3. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Haha good one. You’re like Mace Windu!
     
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  4. Mark Barton

    Mark Barton New Member

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    OK, it’s Monday and still no sign of my 594 on PSF :-( - so I will post my current favourite ...
     
  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    This might be a bit fragmented from my phone, but I’ll try to share a vault visit with the Mrs.
    Tina and Paul had found some tops with characteristics I was interested in, so I went to talk to Paul about a finish I wanted to try. Here he is explaining their process for multi colour tops.
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    and me explaining what how I would like to vary that. Notice my drawing by the wood. I had printed life size images of the top so I could draw on it with my crayons to show Paul what I was after.
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    We settled on the top and Mrs drew where she wanted the top cut from the wood to give the best view of the features in the top.
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    We looked at lots of necks, but this one was hidden away on the back of the top shelf of the backs bookcase. They had gotten it about 10 years earlier and it was ready for a home.
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    Paul Smith stopped by to offer some other prime necks, but I could not be swayed. I was going to see how cocobolo worked, and looked on the neck of a guitar.

    The rest of the guitar was easy. Here is the wood pile. We’ve drawn on everything to record where everything should be cut.
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    All done and time for a leisurely chat.
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  8. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Glamour shots from Brian:
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  9. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    And now you have one of the coolest guitars I've seen. It doesn't get any better than that.
     
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  10. bodia

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

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    The top is outta this world, but man, that back!
     
  11. Shizzrock

    Shizzrock New Member

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    Man that's definitely one of the all time best
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    +1
     
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  13. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    My all time favorite inlay
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  14. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Sorry to post late today...crazy travel day...

    PS cases can be almost as beautiful as the guitars themselves.....

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  15. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Wow the blue and maroon ones are amazing!
     
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  16. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I’ll try to post interesting and unusual ones from what I have. Here’s one. PRS has a color stain called dirty violin.

    Well here’s an actual dirty violin guitar. From the original run of 50 with a pernambuco neck.
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    Official stain is black gold but boy is it dirty.
     
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  17. Mark Barton

    Mark Barton New Member

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    Just realised that my previous post was missing the image... here it is:[​IMG]
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yep that would do me!;)
     
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  19. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    There was a brief time not that long ago, when you could order a pernambuco neck on your PS build. A small fairy tale window in the history of PRS. Here’s one from that time:
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  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Every time I see that one, I ooh and aah over its beauty. The thing is just...gorgeous!
     

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