Shawn's 15 Year Employee Guitar, Start To Finish

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  1. ScottR

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

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    Every time I see this beautiful Dreamsickle hottie...I think, wow, I knew her when she was just a few pieces of wood and a dream...oh, and a lot of PRS magic sawdust! ;)
     
  2. jcha008

    jcha008 New Member

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    Incredible, incredible, incredible!!!! That guitar is to die for Shawn and it couldn’t have gone to a better person!! Congrats brother, enjoy it in good health and I hope it brings you a lifetime of joy.
     
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  3. SuperFly53

    SuperFly53 BacardiMcCarty

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    Thank you for taking us through the build process. Reminds me of why I have been a fanboy for over 20 years!

    Congratulations on 15 years, and most importantly, thanks for inspiring me to go play!!

    Norm
     
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  4. Shawn@PRS

    Shawn@PRS yogi
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    Some of you have asked for photos of my other employee guitars, so here they are all together.
    From left to right, 2 years, 15 years and 7 years. IMG_8154.jpg
     
  5. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    Man, awesome collection!

    I can't get over the fact that you get one after just 2 years - a core one, no less!
     
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  6. Shawn@PRS

    Shawn@PRS yogi
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    I think one of the reasons why so many of you love PRS guitars, is because of the man who puts his name on them. He's no ordinary guy, he's no ordinary guitar builder and he's no ordinary boss. Paul is a generous person who appreciates hard work and loyalty. I have busted my tail for this company and I continue to do so, but my hard work is appreciated and respected. As brilliant as Paul is (I'll go as far as to say that he is a genius when it comes to guitars), PRS Guitars, the company, wouldn't be what it is today if we didn't have a whole bunch of people who poured their heart and soul into what they do every day. And I think Paul would agree with me.

    Having said that, yep, I am very fortunate to have these beauties. Hopefully one day my grandkids can play these guitars and say "Damn, granddad was a cool-ass dude". It won't be true of course, but I'll let them believe it anyway. :)
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I was so agreeing with everything in your post until this.
     
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  8. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Ditto!
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Just watching the guys at work in the factory (seems wrong to call it that), you can see the care and attention to detail that they give each guitar.

    The skill level that is seen is brilliant.

    @Shawn@PRS you’re so right, PRS is only as strong as all you guys, without your commitment they wouldn’t be half as good as their materials and design.
     
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  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    I’ve met a lot of the team over the years. They are all nice, helpful and care about the product. Eventually I got over being surprised how many quality people were gathered together in that little place close to the middle of nowhere.
     
  11. jjpish68

    jjpish68 New Member

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    My son Joey started working there in June and he has nothing but things to say about where he works.
     
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  12. Shawn@PRS

    Shawn@PRS yogi
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    I'm glad to hear he's enjoying his work!
     
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  13. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    That is tailor made for an Archon! You could rule the earth with that combo!
     
  14. bodia

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

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    Wait, so you're saying you need a 594 now? I'm on it!
     
  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenablin’
     
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  16. bodia

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

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    Well, yeah! :D
     
  17. Shawn@PRS

    Shawn@PRS yogi
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    Duh hahahahaha :)
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Do it! Do it! :D:p:eek::D:p:eek::D:p:eek:
     
  19. Bogner

    Bogner New Member

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    Very cool thread and the end result is brilliant. Congrats on a beautiful guitar and thank you and everybody at PRS for all you do. It's nice to see the videos and know what makes this company and their instruments so special.
     
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  20. JimmyDee

    JimmyDee New Member

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    Excellent thread.
    I just spent a little over 2 hours going through it from start to finish.

    Congratulations on your anniversary... and your new guitar! She's beautiful.
     
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