Shawn's 15 Year Employee Guitar, Start To Finish

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Shawn@PRS, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. bodia

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

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    That Santana is so much hotter since I sent it to the PTC to have the back redone in white and the NFs installed.
     
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  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I have no words...
    The guitar's raison d'etre is fantastic
    This thread is fantastic
    The guitar is fantastic, as is the new owner

    Oh wait... I had words...
     
  3. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    More beautiful than I ever expected! Congrats and thanks for sharing the whole journey! But most of all thank you for making the more beautiful by choosing...my signature color...
    Scotts DREAMSICLE burst! o_O
     
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  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Dear Customer Service,
    You accidentally shipped my guitar to the sun. Neither my guitar, nor the UPS man, look like they did before the delivery. Can a brother get a little help here?"
    Sincerely,

    Your friend Shawn
     
  5. fretrat

    fretrat New Member

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    Shawn your guitar is amazing! Thank you again for sharing with us...

    Great choice BTW... I have the same model in black gold burst... :p:p:p
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Dude, you can’t just come on here complaining. Customer service aren’t here just ‘cos your guitar doesn’t look like it should.

    Oh! Hang on different thread!
     
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  7. Guitarsan

    Guitarsan "I floor it. That’s technical talk." SRV

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    Stellar guitar!
     
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  8. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Incredible...just...INCREDIBLE.
    I guess we all know what you’ll be doing this weekend. Enjoy that beast!!!
    Well deserved.
     
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  9. charliefrench

    charliefrench New Member

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    Simply, congratulations. And thank you for sharing the build process with us.

    It is a lovely guitar.

    Wasn't going to be anything else really was it :)
     
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  10. bluenova

    bluenova Electrified since '84

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    Time to play it like you stole it. :cool:
     
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  11. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Incredible the transformation from chunk of wood to the instrument it became. Congrats. Wish I worked at the factory.
     
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  12. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    Shawn - I'm not the most active poster on this forum, but I'm a regular-enough visitor. It was not until this weekend that I sat down and read through all 23 pages and watched the dozens of videos that illustrated the creation of your wonderful guitar. I've sent you a long post via PM in appreciation. Shorter version:

    Your series of videos brought the company to life, and really give a sense of how many experienced people are working daily at PRS. I especially liked how you named every single person in the videos, for indeed, they have names to go with their skills and positions. They’re people, not units of production, not interchangeable parts on an assembly line. Seems like a small point, but it's important.

    The bestselling crime writer Don Winslow was recently asked what the best part of selling his book to Hollywood was. Money? No. He replied: "Going to the movie set and seeing 150 people at work at their trade, making their rents, buying food, paying tuitions. Putting people to work at what they want to do and what they're good at. That was the best part."

    After watching your videos of PRS employees doing their work, I see what the author was talking about. Enjoy the guitar, and especially: Enjoy it, knowing everyone around you put a bit of themselves in it.

    =K
     
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  13. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    o_O Must have been “let the chimp spray your guitar day” immediately following “Home chrome dip tank adventures” day. It’s not completely unappetizing.
     
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  14. mad monk

    mad monk Junior Mint

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    Sweet.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    Well said! I totally agree with your perspective. This was about far more than Shawn's guitar being built. It may not have started out that way, but it sure morphed into it.
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I think this one was made in the “Wonka’s amazing miniaturising Room” :D
     
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  17. Shawn@PRS

    Shawn@PRS yogi
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    Thank you for your kind words Kiwi, they are very much appreciated!

    I want to thank everyone for the support and encouragement (enabling?) you've shown me throughout this process. It was fun for me to share this journey with those who could truly appreciate it as much as I do.

    Shawn
     
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  18. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Congrats, Shawn! Well-earned and well-deserved. Looking forward to a tone report.
     
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  19. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    This is going to sound sort of silly, but I'm kinda sad this process is over.
    Super happy for Shawn though.:cool:
     
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  20. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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