Private Stock Friday

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

  1. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    Yes, it's the same guitar...so fantastic!!
     
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  2. WA Paul

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

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    Apparently it’s a C24 Retro and it’s going to Wildwood. It’s a Blue Steel Fade which is likely why the top pops differently than Blue Fade. Ah, the subtlety of staining and finishing these beautiful fiddles!
     
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  3. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I wanna see more pics of this one as it goes through production.

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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    +1
     
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  5. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    I never understood why these woods became guitars, but maybe that's just me...
     
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  6. Jkater

    Jkater New Member

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    Is this pic uploaded in another hosting site? I'd love to see it clearly but PB have made it unclear. Thanks!
     
  7. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    To each their own! I have the same opinion about a typical flame maple top.
     
  8. Tonart

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

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    That’s destined to be a hollowbody
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  9. Steve Dombroski

    Steve Dombroski New Member

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    Ok, I need to ask a question. It may be an easy answer and when someone answers it, I know will probably feel like a complete idiot. What happens to the nail holes?!!? You can see them in the picture above where the top is nailed down to the body in the gluing process...but then are they removed during the carving process? This mystery has plagued me for a while and I know the answer has to be simpler than I'm making it. Someone?
     
  10. iahawk36

    iahawk36 Prince of Paisley

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    Nail holes? They glue the top to the body, and clamp them together....there are no nails involved, at least in the 9-ish plus times that I've visited the factory.
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Natural f-holes!
     
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  12. Steve Dombroski

    Steve Dombroski New Member

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    Fast forward until about 3:50 in.

     
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  13. Shawn@PRS

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    Two things are going on here. (Not pictured) When the top is glued to the back, small nails are shot into the wood on the outside margins. This is to help keep the top and back from sliding in opposite directions when the body goes into the press. The margins are trimmed off before the guitar goes into the CNC machine.

    What you're seeing on the attached photo are holes that are drilled into the top for guide pins to hold the body in place and line up the CNC as it cuts the back of the body. Once the guitar is flipped over and the top is carved, the guide pin holes are carve away.

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  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Yeah sure. You can't fool us. The plant is infested with termites.
     
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  15. Shawn@PRS

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    There's fungus among us
     
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  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I spalted your error right away!
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    How long have you been holding on to that one?!;)
     
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  18. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    Great, now I can't get another factory tour out of my mind...
     
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  19. Steve Dombroski

    Steve Dombroski New Member

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    Thanks Shawn! You are a wealth of knowledge my friend.
     
  20. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Puns like this are an as-spalt on the senses...
     
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