NGD* PTC Makeover

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Kine, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Kine

    Kine Large Member

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    So I got my McCarty back from the PTC yesterday and all I can say is that I'm completely floored. It is indeed a new guitar: DGT refret, Black Gold Wrap refinish and Rosewood Treatment of Extreme Awesomeness!

    It was pretty difficult to capture the nuances of the new stain properly with the camera. I know this type of character in the wood isn't for everyone, but I absolutely love it! Also the finish is satin.

    Just wanted to thank Shawn and the PTC for their hard work! Everything is of outstanding workmanship and quality.

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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Excellent make over.
     
  3. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    That's awesome! Congrats, that turned out great!
     
  4. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    That finish has a nice pop to it now. Plus satin is super cool on maple tops. Nice work PTC!
     
  5. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Nice! Their fret work is perfection.
     
  6. watelessness

    watelessness Member

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    that is amazing. it has flames now!
     
  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Killer! I love the character of the top, and it's my favorite PRS color.

    Aren't the setups to die for?



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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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  9. Kine

    Kine Large Member

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    Thanks everyone! The refret is just unreal. So tight feeling and smooth on the edges. With the setup it's playing unbelievably well. Better than ever!

    I'm really blown away by how the top came out. I love the unusual random stuff going on! There are flames, dark storms, and other cool imperfections that I'm really diggin. The satin finish is epic! I really would love all my guitars in this finish.

    The rosewood treatment is indeed AWESOME! I've been playing my new DGT now for the time that this one was at the PTC. I have to say I love the neck on the DGT but I love rosewood much more as compared to the V12 finish. It is also much smoother and better feeling than before. I'm glad I decided on it!
     
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  10. Hopeful Sinner

    Hopeful Sinner Angry Southern Gentleman

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    Looks killer man!!!

    Can you expand on the Rosewood Treatment of Awesomeness? How does it compare to the feel before?

    Again, congrats!!! You're guitar looks truly awesome..
     
  11. blaren

    blaren New Member

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    Do the rosewood necks not ship from the factory with awesomeness originally or is that purely a PTC upgrade? If so...weird. Or is it just a new thing that they weren't doing to previous guitars?
     
  12. sleary

    sleary New Member

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    Great job again by the Ptc
     
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    Is the "Rosewood Treatment of Awesomeness" a completely new neck or did you already have a rosewood neck and they simply stripped the finish off?
     
  14. Michael B

    Michael B New Member

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    Nice!! Made it look like a different guitar! The PTC re frets are top notch!! and DGT frets are awesome...as always PTC knocked it outa the park!! Congrats!!
     
  15. Kine

    Kine Large Member

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    Regarding the Rosewood Treatment of Extreme Awesomeness:

    It is the same rosewood neck as before but has been treated in some mysterious way by the PTC. It feels much slicker than before. It is also darker so I'm thinking some type of oil was used and maybe some very fine sanding or filling?

    Moving around is virtually effortless with zero drag. I couldn't believe the difference as compared to my V12 finish. Night and day! The V12 is definitely stickier.

    I do believe all newer rosewood is already treated this way, but I'm not sure... This guitar is an '05 and before it was still smooth but you could feel slight unfinished wood as you moved. Not now. It's indeed extremely awesome!
     
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  16. Shawn@PRS

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    Thank you Kine, I'm glad you're enjoy your (new) guitar!
     
  17. themike

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    yesssss, New Old Guitar Day threads are the best - especially when PTC knocks it out of the park!
     
  18. TAJ

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    Love the top with that stain color! Man, the PTC guys sure do an amazing job!! :congrats:
     

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