Forum Wood Library 509 Run???

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  1. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Hello everyone.
    For folks that have been here too long (like me) the thought of a forum guitar brings back memories of endless spec revisions and ultimately no guitar...although some of the ideas for this were truly awesome. About a month ago...a thread about the 509 model started a conversation between a few of us about specs we would like for a Wood library 509. Fortunately enough of us agreed, so this run is going to happen! (Thanks to one of our most excellent PRS dealers here...initials BG).
    The basic idea was a run of 509s with maple necks and swamp ash bodies...and some cool colors.

    The final specs look like this:
    Model 509
    Neck: Satin Artist figured maple
    Fingerboard: Artist figured maple
    Top: Artist grade Flame or Quilt Maple...to be selected by dealer based on best tops available.
    Body: Swamp Ash (3 piece)
    Inlays: Black Corian outline, Sparkle MOP Centers
    Hardware: Smoked Black w Nickel mounting screws
    Case: Black Paisley Artist

    There are still some available...so thought we'd throw it open to the group to see if anyone else wants to join us. There is still the opportunity to possibly pick the color (from core or artist package list) of your choice (definitely if two people want the same color). Let me know if you're interested and I'll PM you the details.
     
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  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Wow!
    Sounds awesome... sorry I missed the thread!
     
  3. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    It's not too late to join in the fun...PM me if you're seriously interested.
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Gettin’ it done!!!
     
  5. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Congrats on getting a run done, not easy I can say from experience.....
     
  6. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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    Super cool, guys!

    I’m excited to see these guitars.
     
  7. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc New Member

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    Sounds tempting. Color by choice?
     
  8. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    Congrats!

    Not the specs I'd be looking for but glad you got what you were looking for :)
     
  9. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    That is awesome! So cool you could actually come to a consensus on features, and super cool the amazing BG can put the deal together for you!
     
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  10. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    So, will this run actually be a “forum guitar?” Will it be identified as such on the back of the headstock, on the TRC, or come with a certificate? Will it be endorsed as such by PRS?
     
  11. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    I did not mean to imply that this was the case...only that the concept originated among forum members, based on discussion from a forum thread. That being said...if the entire run was pre-ordered by forum members...maybe we could request something like that. I/we have been looking/hoping for a 509 with these specs since they came out, and this appears to be the only way to make it happen, short of a PS build...so a special inscription, certificate or TRC wasn’t really discussed. If there is sufficient interest I would be happy to request this through the dealer.
     
  12. Brian G

    Brian G Authorized PRS Dealer
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    Each guitar will come with a certified certificate hand-written in the finest of gold paint pens by yours truly. Picture of certificate below:

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  13. bodia

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

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    Works for me!
     
  14. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    LOL!!! Hilarious!!!

    Kevin
     
  15. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs New Member

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    Man, that sounds fantastic. I’ve been hung up on the idea of a maple neck PRS. I just got a DGT in yesterday, so it’s way too soon to think about. Besides, the first thing I’d have to do is check with PTC if they could put a Floyd in it - because I’m sick. But imagine? Faded Whale Blue with smoked black hardware and a Floyd? Killer!
     
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  16. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Collectible value just shot through the roof!!! I may need to get two or three now.
     
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  17. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Nicely done Tosca, and Brian.
     
  18. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I guess I was just confused by the topic line: Forum Wood Library 509 Run??? And apparently, I missed the prior thread about this.

    But, Brian cleared that all up with the certificate. :rolleyes:

    Sounds like a nice build, BTW.
     
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  19. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Looks cool! We should have done a 594 run.
     
  20. bodia

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

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    Sounds like you need one! :D
     

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