Is this something we'll ever see from PRS?

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  1. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    This morning's YouTube feed included this interesting nugget...not sure how the construction affects tone in this case...:p

     
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  2. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Bet it sounds......metal
     
  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    It’s a tin top.
     
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  4. DickBanks

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    How would you have a "relic'd" or "road worn" model?
     
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  5. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    I can't see PRS making one - at least not in the 'near' future.

    I do think this is quite cool though - maybe not my favourite Pick-up arrangement (looks a bit odd in a SC LP-type guitar). I can see those on the internet using this as part of their argument about 'tone wood' and how that doesn't matter - a whole guitar of 'metal' so no 'tone wood'. Of course I know that any material that is rigid has a 'tonal' quality - Brass bells for example have a 'tonal' quality when struck and I would expect this guitar to have some of the resonance of its material in its sound too.

    If I had the money to spare, I would perhaps consider a guitar like this. Not necessarily as my 'main' instrument but more as a talking piece, something I could literally keep anywhere without worrying if it gets dropped or knocked over, knocked off the wall or sat on by mistake. There are a fair few ways you could make this more 'aesthetically' interesting, make it more 'versatile' - switch from a 3 SC design to a 2 HB or 2HB with a middle SC design all by just unscrewing the plate the Pick-ups are mounted on to a different plate - something like the Swiss made 'Relish' guitars where you can pull of the back and just drop a Pick up out and pop another one in in literally seconds.

    The holes in the body, obviously reducing weight whilst also being strong, could be more aesthetic too, maybe have some cool design made out of either the 'holes' or the material. I could also be lit using LED's. It would be interesting to see how the frets wear - probably not at all with Titanium. I wouldn't want the scalloping though.

    Its interesting but for now I will stick with PRS - at least until these become readily available and incredibly affordable - by which time, I may have acquired at least 1 of the majority of PRS models I love...
     
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  6. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    Well, that's one way to get stainless steel frets, I guess.
     
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  7. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Bet there’ll still be people complaining about dead spots.
     
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  8. Shawn@PRS

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    Brings new meaning to the term "Axe"
     
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  10. Great Gazoo

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    The only possible name for this guitar should be "Locutus" (of Borg). Resistance is futile.
     
  11. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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  12. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    The people making the guitar also seemed to be pretty full of themselves as well.

    Why, if it's such a strong neck, does it need an oversized heel? Did they not actually talk to a guitar player before designing this thing?
     
  13. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i expected the neck to be thinner. in any case it sounds like a mailbox.

     
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    DreamTheaterRules New Member

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    Respectfully, but even more strongly, disagree.
     
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    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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  16. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Next up in the year 2300 - tone metal.

    “It’s a big mistake to use titanium and stainless steel. Too much high end and thin sounding. I prefer the mid range plonk of figured brass. The grain helps transmit tone.”
     
  17. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    my guitar was hewn from a 12th century bronze bell. speakers still paper tho.
     
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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Now if they could adapt this technology to make underpants that won’t blow out in the back... they’ll really have something.
     
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  19. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    'the first stainless steel neck'?

    nonsense. There is the Gittler.

    I completely agree with using alternative materials for guitars. My ideal guitar would have no wood in it at all.
     
  20. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Made out of a tone can.
     

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