Post your pernambuco!

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  1. Tonart

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

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    There was a brief time when you could build order a PS to Collection Series spec, ie pernambuco neck and celtic knots. However what’s extra distinctive about this particular one-off Santana is that it’s got the words “Collection” inlayed onto its headstock. “Unicorn” is well used here!
     
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    geese_com New Member

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    And I regret it every single day....
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Where’s Markie when you need him? NOBODY’S owned more pernambuco PRSi than him.
     
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  4. ViperDoc

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    Is Pernie now verboten on a PS order?
     
  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Yes. It has been unavailable for PS builds for a while now.
     
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    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    Then I shall dream of ”Pernambeaucoup”.

    One day...
     
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  7. Twinfan

    Twinfan 408 Sig Club President

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    I don't think PRS had very much of it. It was only available on PS orders for a short while around 2010, then the remainder was used up on the Collection guitars in 2012. I don't think it's been used on anything since then.
     
  8. ViperDoc

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    Guaranteed there’s a secret stash somewhere. Gotta be a way to tap into that....
     
  9. Tonart

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

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    I’ve still seen one or two pernambuco fingerboards from PRS in recent years, but no more full necks. Interesting fact - did you know Pernambuco is restricted and listed in CITES appendix II, yet the restriction is for raw timber and does not apply to finished prodcuts? That is, you could freely ship a pernambuco guitar even though it’s listed in CITES.
     
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  10. Twinfan

    Twinfan 408 Sig Club President

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    I asked many times for a pernambuco neck blank for a PS build and was told there were none. I even had my dealer ask Paul directly at a meet and greet, and I asked him too, and he said there's none.

    There may be some blanks left, but they're not available to mere mortals!
     
  11. Tonart

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

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    I guess that’s all understandable. In the wild pernambuco has been depleted and only tiny remote clusters remain of what was 200 years ago a huge coastal swathe in Brazil. It was never used for structural or mass construction, so you can’t find recycled stump wood. It was used to make violin bows and red dye. The CITES restrictions would probably have been stricter were it not for the influence of the classical orchestral world.
     
  12. bodia

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

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    I'll help ya out. I've got a Honda Ridgeline, no one knows there's a trunk in the back. I think we could get it done!
     
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  13. Tonart

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

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    Violin guitar. This thing oozes vintage without thinking about it.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. Tonart

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

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    Another Violin, this one with unbelievably dirty and messy figuring. A good model for the Dirty Violin stain! :p
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    FWIW (nothing :oops:), while I like both, given my choice I’d choose BRW.
     
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  16. ViperDoc

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    Noted.
     
  17. Twinfan

    Twinfan 408 Sig Club President

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    I prefer the tone and sustain characteristics of a pernambuco neck, but raw BRW does feel good to play...
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    You have better ears than me (and mine are not good). In a blind test, I wouldn’t be able to discern the tonal difference. And one of the things I like about both is the sustain. Therefore, I admit my preference has to do with feel and aesthetics. Purely subjective, but the look of pernambuco does not inspire me like BRW.
     
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  19. Boogie

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    Nor the smell.
     
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  20. Twinfan

    Twinfan 408 Sig Club President

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    Wood and guitars vary, I'm just very happy with my pernie guitars and would seek out others based on them. It's all good!
     
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