Prs moving away from V12?

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  1. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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    A lot of people noticed that the silver sky does not have a v12 finished body.

    Shawn said something about PRS moving away from V12 years ago... Lots of 2018 guitars are still coming out with a V12 finish or at least dealers are saying it’s V12. I don’t think I’ve seen any finish other than v12 on the standard core and artist models for the past couple years.

    Anyone know anything or willing to speculate?

    Shawn might be able to set the record straight and put this thread to bed pretty quick.

    Edit: this may be just my own personal knowledge gap I guess. Let’s see what you guys say.
     
  2. grausch

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    I am also very interested in this. V12 is quite nice, but I know that PRS initially had some issues with the finish. Perhaps this is just the latest iteration of V12.
     
  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I think it’s v12 on the body and a nitro neck?

    I remember reading that amongst the insults!
     
  4. Drew

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    I believe V12 was quietly retired after the finish flaking that occurred on some guitars. They used to list it in the specs for each guitar, but all mentions of V12 on the site have been gone for years now.
     
  5. Elliot

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    It's not V12, according to Shawn.
     
  6. Drew

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    I believe he said standard polyester base and acrylic top.
     
  7. Elliot

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    Any reference for the finish flaking? I hadn't heard that.

    Most dealers still say V12 finish on their guitars.

    yup


    edit: I should say, most dealers either say V12, or don't mention the finish composition at all.
     
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  8. Drew

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    Pretty old news. Years ago now. But, some of the initial runs of V12 guitars had guitars where the top coat would peel completely off. It was mostly the necks that were prone and it usually started where the rosewood board met the mahogany. Again..very old news.
     
  9. Alnus Rubra

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    Customer support centre quotes v12 used on guitars since 2010, unless it’s not been updated on their website.
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It’s not been updated. Shawn said that the Silver Sky uses the exact same finish as all current Core and Artist guitars do at this point.

    I have no idea when the changeover occurred; in fact, I had no idea it even happened until he said so. It’s one of those non-issues for me. As long as the guitar sounds good, feels right, looks nice, I’m on board.

    Some of my guitars are PS, and have nitro finishes that are pretty darn nice - not sticky, not flaking off, feel right, etc. I have a couple of recent 594s with what’s evidently the new finish, and it certainly meets all my criteria for a nice guitar finish.

    Dealers who state the finish is V12 on their websites are simply in error. It happens!
     
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  11. bluenova

    bluenova Electrified since '84

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    Does anybody know what the V12 finish was even composed of? Just curious
     
  12. Elliot

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    I heard it was made from the tears of virgin unicorns.

    So it kind of upsets me that they stopped using it. But if it had issues then I guess it’s for the best...
     
  13. bodia

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

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    The new stuff is better. Now they only use the tears of PINK virgin unicorns.
     
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  14. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf I'm a Dog! I do Dog Things!

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    I think the original supply was black market unicorns from China, they are up to no good unicorns.
    you just have to make sure that you get the real stuff.

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  15. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I want to say it was a blend of nitro
    and something unusual, fiberglass or something? I know that sounds very odd but I swear I heard such a thing.
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

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    Cool.
     
  18. Elliot

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    Brian just posted your Ex-PS santana on instagram. She looks great. You trading in for something or just thinning?
     
  19. bodia

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

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    Maybe a little of both. The intent was thinning. Sending it to him on consignment was like ripping off the bandage. I couldn't bring myself to list it, or any others, so I did the hardest one first!
     
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  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    :confused::( Brother I feel your pain!
     
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