My modded SE Paul's Guitar

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  1. Darkside Six

    Darkside Six New Member

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    Hey everyone, I recently purchased a SE Paul's Guitar and there is something special about this guitar. The notes ring and sustain with such musicality it's a joy to play. Unfortunately I wasn't completely sold on some aspects of the looks particularly the black pickup rings. I like the shape but didn't like the black color, so I decided to change them out with some rings I had lying around my place. I also had some lampshade knobs that I pulled off a guitar I sold previously, that I decided to use as well. Finally I ordered some Phase III tuners which I just installed this morning...She turned out amazing!! (I think) I know the replacement rings take away some of the looks of "Paul's Guitar" but I really like the cream color better. If you look at the video you can see a slight flame to the neck and the rosewood fret board looks stunning!! Over all very happy with the mods and guitar!!

    I couldn't figure out how to upload pics, so I just made a video with the pics in it. I apologise for my lack of computer skills!

     
  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Great looking guitar.
     
  3. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    That's an SE fretboard???


    oh..Congrats!



    Sweet top!
     
  4. WA Paul

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

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    Nice! Looking good!
     
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  5. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Beautiful! Congrats, and nice job.
     
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  6. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    That fretboard is gorgeous! :eek::eek:
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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  8. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Were the new rings a direct fit or did you have to drill new holes?
     
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  9. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    $weetne$$!!!
     
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  10. bodia

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

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    Coolio!
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    She’s a beauty. Nice mods and yes that fretboard!
     
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  12. Darkside Six

    Darkside Six New Member

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    Thank you everyone for the kind words regarding the guitar!! And yes!! That's an SE fretboard! The pickup rings were a direct install, no new drilling...They're actually Gibson pickup rings that I had laying around, they match the switch tip perfectly too.
     
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  13. brett

    brett Authorized PRS Dealer
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    Damn man!!! That's so sharp. Sure that's an SE? :)
     
  14. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Wow, just a stunning fb and guitar overall! Congrats, and don't forget to put some strings on. Staring at it all day is just weird and I would never do that. :D
     
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    markd21 New Member

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    VERY nice!!!!! Was the background music played on that guitar? Nice tone....
     
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  16. Darkside Six

    Darkside Six New Member

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    Thank you! The background music was actually played on a Musicman Majesty, loved that guitar but couldn't get used to the neck and fretboard radius :(
     
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  17. dogrocketp

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

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    I love the figure in that fretboard! You did a great job with your mods.
     
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  18. kipkohl

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    She's a real beauty for sure. But tell me, were the phase 3 tuners a drop in, or did you have to do some reaming?
     
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    Great Mods :)
     
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  20. Darkside Six

    Darkside Six New Member

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    I used the bushings from the original tuners So I did have to ream the holes on the backside of the headstock, but it was very minimal. There is a small lip on the new tuners that is wider then the original holes, which is why I had to ream it a bit. Took maybe 1 min per hole to ream. Not bad at all and the Phase III Tuner mounting screws lined up beautifully. Bought the Tuners on Amazon, and they were listed by Music Zoo. Definitely feel like an upgrade and it could be a placebo effect, but the notes sound a bit clearer with the new tuners.
     
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