My PS Build Arrived!

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  1. WA Paul

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

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    Quick iPhone pics since I hear all of you like pictures :)

    I wan to thank James, Sean and Ted at The Guitar Store in Seattle. They’ve put up with my nonsense for years about what a custom build would look like and were a key part of the success of this build. They really helped me quite a bit in determining which specs to go with. James, Sean and Tina did a superb job picking out the woods for me and answering my questions over the phone on wood selection day. Then, later in the process I had what could only be described as a panic attack over the back wood - African hog or South American hog? Everyone was patient while I worked through this :) I’d be remiss not to mention James Fox, our PRS rep up here in the PNW - very nice guy and helped keep all of us on the same page!

    These pics don’t do this beauty justice. Totally nailed that tropical Hapuna Beach color I was going for, really 3D on the woods and of the 7 different Pattern Vintage neck carves I’ve owned at one point, this is the best of the bunch! Totally made it under my 8lbs or less weight requirement do to my bad back, in at 7lbs, 11oz, not easy with the P245 body thickness.

    Enjoy the pics while I go play! :D


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  2. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Gorgeous, Paul! Absolutely beautiful, even the TRC is hot. Enjoy!
     
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  3. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Looks like a shark should be swimming through that finish. Stunning!
     
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  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    While it’s all very beautiful, I’m really taken by the headstock and TRC.
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Whoa! Congrats!
     
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  6. Tonart

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

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    Beautiful! I noticed you made sure to capture the birds. That paua is full of powah!
     
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  7. JustRob

    JustRob Just a member

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    Good Lord that is incredible!
    All the way around. (Wait. I just went back to look at the pics.... I'm going to need to see the back and the neck. to confirm ;))

    Congrats!
     
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  8. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    Bluetiful!
     
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  9. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum New Member

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    That top is awesome! Don't think I've seen anything quite like it before; awesome figuring.
     
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  10. WA Paul

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

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    Not seeing any pics of the headstock ahead of time left for a nice surprise when we opened the case. :)
     
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  11. WA Paul

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

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    Ha! I realized after I posted that I didn’t take any back pics. The Braz is dark chocolate and they did a great job matching the grain on the back plates.
     
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  12. WA Paul

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

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    The clarity on this one is amazing, close to Miss Pernie. The trem felt stiff then I saw they have 5 springs on it, when I’m used to 2-3. (EDIT - apparently 4 springs) The 245 scale length with the PV neck is awesome. Love mixing in the piezo on clean and dirty sounds for some extra subtle color. The 59/09s really work well tone wise in these SC bodies with RW necks for me. Some nice sweet top end on this SC for sure!
     
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  13. WA Paul

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

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    Well, it is shark week! :)
     
  14. WA Paul

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

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    I had those inlays on the Bahama Mama Mk II SCT I foolishly sold. Made sure to get those on this one (since they won’t let me do Celtic knots :)). Blue paua of course!
     
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  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Gorgeous!
    Great picks and exquisite execution.
    Enjoy.
     
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  16. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    Can I fondle it?
     
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  17. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    How did I miss this!!!! Whoa, full quilt everywhere and what else can you say. Play it in good health!!
     
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  18. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Exceptional guitar!!!
    Congrats.
     
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  19. toothace

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

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    Totally amazing!! Congrats on a super fantastic build!
     
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  20. WA Paul

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

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    Go play your own! :D
     

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