Private Stock Friday

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by [email protected], Dec 7, 2012.

  1. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    I see a dude with a big moustache, big eye brows and the trem cavity as a mouth! The Groucho guitar...
     
  2. ViperDoc

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    Sweet PSF. Thanks, Shawn!
     
  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Hey Shawn. I saw a guy that looked just like you on Friday. However, it couldn't have been you because this dude didn't have a camera.
     
  4. GC Ron

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    PS 5078

    A big thanks to Tina, Paul Miles and Shawn for this build. Customer placed the order in April, low and behold I was going to the factory in May so I was able to pick the woods. Paul found the perfect board for the Glacier Blue. Tina found the only figured sinker neck in the pile. I do not know who picked the inlays but the 12th fret inlay and the head stock eagle glow like they are back lit. When Shawn posted the in process photo the owner got a nice surprise that morning. Those pieces of wood equal to one very happy owner.

    From this:
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    To the final product:

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  5. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    The Brent Mason top looks flat and not the violin carve or maybe my vision is blurred due to the blue godies i'm oggling this morning?
    Thanks a million Shawn
     
  6. Shawn@PRS

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    These are 100% cell phone pics.

    PS- I think I'm taller than that guy :)
     
  7. Shawn@PRS

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    Congrats on a beautiful PS build!
     
  8. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    LOL

    I don't know..........this dude had a lot of charisma.
     
  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Indeed.
    Excellent piece of work.
     
  10. Tag

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    Beautiful Ron!!!!
     
  11. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Epic stuff. Always brightens my day to see the latest factory magic. Thanks for taking the time Shawn.
     
  12. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    Another great PSF installment! Last week's was great for me as Wednesday the 8th I was at the Factory with Eric of Willcutt Guitars spec'ing a new PS, so I had seen almost everything Shawn had posted Friday the 10th, from just two days earlier, LOL!

    I had a great day with Paul Miles, Paul Reed Smith, Eric Jim Cullen. I spec'ed this bad boy:

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    A DC 245 Ted, of course!! ;) Obeche body, One piece quilt top, Sinker Mahogany Neck, Blackwood Board, will have the new 5815 pickups and a Stoptail. (Plan to do a Trem on the next one...) This one will be Citrus Glow like Kingsly's awesome DGT PS, with a Smoked Burst.

    Paul M took us around to see a bunch of cool PS stuff in progress, including some amazing acoustics.

    Paul RS invited me into his office and we played a new guitar of his he was proud of, it was terrific! I have pics of the guitar for my own enjoyment, but will not post them here given I have not seen him out with it yet, and it had some new stuff on it that might not be out of the bag yet. ;)

    I helped Eric and Jim Cullen spec a Wood Library Run for Eric's shop, that was great fun, we ran all over the factory looking at guitars on the line to pick the finishes.

    Ended the day with a nice dinner with Paul Reed Smith, Eric and Jim Cullen.

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    Thanks guys, for another EPIC day at the factory, can't wait for this new creation!!
     
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  13. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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  14. Shawn@PRS

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    Wait for it, wait for it :)
     
  15. CatStrangler

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    I hear you guys are busy and it may be quite a wait ha ha.
     
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  16. Shawn@PRS

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    it'll be worth it in the end
     
  17. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Excited for some 7 string action!

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  19. Shawn@PRS

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    That'll kick all kinds of ass! What color will it be?
     
  20. Shawn@PRS

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    Many of you seemed to enjoy the pre-factory guitar featured in last week's PSF thread, so I thought I'd go into the archives and highlight a different model.

    This is the Sorcerer's Apprentice from 1982. This shows many sophisticated leaps in design and quality over previous PRS models. Paul shopped this guitar around to other guitar manufacturers trying to secure a deal. Yamaha agreed to build the guitar under their brand, but Paul didn't feel the offer was fair so he walked away. Thankfully for us, he did. If Yamaha went into production with this guitar, Paul Reed Smith Guitars may never have existed (and I would have been forced to get a real job years ago).

    Let's look at this beauty.

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice (SA) has a steeper headstock angle than earlier PRS deasigns
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    The SA incorporated non-locking Schaller tuners with the familiar shared D&G screw on the back of the headstock. No serial number.
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    The headstock shape and eagle inlay are in continuous use to this day (although slightly refined)
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    This photo shows the finish sinking around the eagle inlay. It also shows an early PRS string nut and the truss rod cover.
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    More to come...
     
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