Opinions Please... Private Stock order inlays

Which Inlay would go best with this color combo

  • curly maple

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • abalone

    Votes: 9 37.5%
  • opal

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • azurite

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Chryscolla

    Votes: 6 25.0%
  • other

    Votes: 3 12.5%

  • Total voters
    24

Solteroblues

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So I'm getting my PS order worked up, and I am stuck on the inlays. The color of the guitar will be Whale Blue Dragon's Breath, similar to this:

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I thought originally to go with curly maple birds inlays stained to match the top... Having second thoughts because I'm afraid that might not be blingy enough LOL

So, Here's some other choices:

abalone
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Azurite Web
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Opal
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Chryscolla
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Or do you guys know some other choice that isn't shown on the private stock page but that they offer?
 

Solteroblues

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Azurite Web will not show up well on a dark board (Needs light-dark contrast IMO). I‘d choose a 20th anniversary bird pattern (or another pattern that says “PS”) in paua. As a side note, the inlays will stand out better against ebony.
Good point. I'm going with a ziricote board.

Big Abalone fan here.
Or paua.
I am too, but my core guitars have that and I wanted something different. Still an option though because I do love them so much
 

ViperDoc

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It really depends on the board wood. Assuming a dark board, you can't go wrong with Paua birds with White MOP outlines.

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And the best pattern, IMO, is 20th Anniversary Birds with wisps.

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Whatever makes it yours, though, is probably what you ought to do. I'd stray from wood birds, personally. With a blue dragons breath (this one is Iceberg DB), let's get some bling on the board. Have fun with it.
 
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Solteroblues

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I know everyone here holds the 20th anniversary birds in high regard... not a big fan.

I agree that it needs to stand out. Does anyone have the opal birds? I definitely will be going with MOP outlines if possible.
 

Rockmark

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For some other choice and you said more bling. Silver etched birds tastefully enhances any board and PRS. Really going outside the box, how about gold hardware and slugs and 14k etched gold birds. Now w your blue you would have something very special.
 

Solteroblues

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wow! you really got outside of the box there. I did consider the etched birds, but my wallet changed my mind for me lol
 

WA Paul

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For some other choice and you said more bling. Silver etched birds tastefully enhances any board and PRS. Really going outside the box, how about gold hardware and slugs and 14k etched gold birds. Now w your blue you would have something very special.
They will also etch MOP inlays. Wildwood tends to order their PS guitars with them.
 

LSchefman

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I have a few PS runs, but if I ever order another one, it won't have birds.

Not that I dislike birds, but damn, I've been buying guitars with 'em since 1991, and I would want something everybody and his sister doesn't have.

I'm just not sure what that would be.
 

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I have a few PS runs, but if I ever order another one, it won't have birds.

Not that I dislike birds, but damn, I've been buying guitars with 'em since 1991, and I would want something everybody and his sister doesn't have.

I'm just not sure what that would be.

I‘ve had quite a few (including a PRS 1st) with a single eagle covering the 11th-13th frets. It a cool, clean look, especially if you want a figured fretboard to speak for itself (like a ziracote FB).

 
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Moondog Wily

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Blue moons! Otherwise, I would go with the brushstrokes or outlines only!! I am sure it will be beautiful however you roll, congrats on getting it into the queue (soon)!!!
 
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