Hello, new member here! PS Custom 2408.

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by b1n4r7, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. b1n4r7

    b1n4r7 New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to this forum. I'm an acoustic guitar guy, but I fall in love with PRS guitar after I read all "Private Stock Friday" thread. Yes... I read all 509 pages... lol.

    I went to the Vault last week and I placed an order for Custom 2408. It was a really exciting experience. I met Tina, two Pauls and they were super friendly.

    I wanted one-piece quilted maple top and back, but there were not killer one-piece quilted maple boards available. I chose what Paul recommended. I would be better if these were one-piece boards, but these are beautiful, too. I can't wait to see the finished guitar!

    Nice to meet you everyone!

    Thanks!

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  2. Outlier22

    Outlier22 New Member

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    That's awesome! On a side note, I prefer 2 piece tops because of the symmetry you can get. That's gonna be a sweet top (and back) Congrats!
     
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  3. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Welcome aboard! That is some gorgeous maple! Hell of a way to make an entrance!
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That is going to be killer! Congrats!
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Brilliant!
     
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  6. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    That's awesome, can't wait to see the finished guitar.
     
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  7. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    I see you met/ went there with Larry Urie, aka- Angry Larry
     
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  8. goof1073

    goof1073 New Member

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    First off...congrats on your PS / visit to the Vault; it's something that I hope to do myself some day.

    That's a bummer to hear...and frankly one of the only concerns I have going to visit the vault in person; i.e. not finding a piece of wood that fits what I'm looking for.


    There is a key word in your statement..."CAN"; I've seen a number tops that totally loose their symmetry after being carved. I understand how nature works and what not, but on Private Stocks there is always the hope that a selected piece of wood won't "go there" too badly. That's the main reason I prefer a one-piece top...if the pattern moves around post carve it just isn't noticeable side to side.
     
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  9. bodia

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

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    Way to jump in with both feet! Congrats!
     
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  10. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    What a dream: select the wood from birth, and spec a guitar the way you want!

    I did that with an acoustic once because my next door neighbor hand built Martin pattern guitars.
    Got a beautiful “OM” guitar!
     
  11. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    Nice entry!

    I've been in that room with the two Pauls and Tina as well, no Larry though. A fun place indeed.

    Nice quilt BTW. And as with most really nice quilt tops, I see faces. :eek:
     
  12. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Congrats! Love the ‘tubular’ quilt you picked out. I wanted a top like that but none was available at the time. That’s ok, my Build ended up with a real 3D quality to the depth of the figure which I like a lot as well (avatar).
     
  13. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    love the wood you picked. There are a lot of people who like a good bookmatch on this forum. 2-piece tops are killer!
     
  14. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    My one piece top. Not a private stock by any means but I love this guitar. :D

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    (pix snagged from the original ad that caused me to buy this instrument. And yes, I am pretty sure most people here are tired of seeing them. But, if you are new, maybe you aren't sick of them yet.....lol)

    On a side note:
    That wood I saw you snatch up will be ridiculous when finished!!!
     
  15. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    Welcome to the club.
    If you need help picking a while-you-wait-for-it-to-be-built guitar just let us know. We'd be happy to help find you something to play while you wait for your ps to be built. Folks here are good like that.
     
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  16. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Welcome, that's going to be killer.
     
  17. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Congrats! The vault visit is one of the best parts of the PS journey - the Pauls and Tina are great people.

    Great wood sets you grabbed. It would have taken me half an hour to figure out which was the front and which was the back, and I'd have second-guessed my choice for weeks. Can't wait to see the final product.
     
  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That’s going to be a winner.
     
  19. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats on that...gonna be killer!!



    Sweet top!
     
  20. b1n4r7

    b1n4r7 New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!!

    That's exactly what I've been through! It was pretty easy to figure out which was the front and which was the back because I just followed Paul's suggestion, but I can't stop having second-guessed my choices one-piece vs. two-pieces. hahaha...
     

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