Private Stock Friday

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

  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Are you referring to the black Limba back with the buckeye burl top (on the far right)?
     
  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Looks like the buckeye selection in the vault has vastly improved.
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    What will the stain be on the maple on top? Cool idea, btw.
     
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  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I agree!

    I have a variation of this in the works, but I’m not using maple.
     
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  5. d2g

    d2g Commitment lacking talent

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    I'm a lefty too - started on drums ('both ways'), and also play credibly on piano (ie, with others) -- righty guitar because I couldn't find a lefty 40+ years ago...

    It's a tough question - my right hand has struggled for decades to progress in picking precision and speed - I've learned to embrace my limitations.

    Many many famous lefty's play righty - Mark Knopfler being my favorite - so many other examples -

    I can't count the number of times I've wondered if I started over whether it'd be lefty guitar - piano is a totally different animal, not a valid comparison lefty/righty as the fine motor skills differ. Biggest question is what does he want to play - if it's fast/shred/metal/jazz, stay lefty. If it's more subtle/nuanced, less speed dependent, maybe swap to right -

    Either way, the selection of lefty guitars today far exceeds even a few years back - there are many many pro-level lefty's - and we all have guitar acquisition syndrome, but sometimes a limitation becomes a strength - countless guitar heroes are known for a single guitar. We love many, but need only one...

    Regardless of the handedness - what matters is a love of the challenge of learning and making music.

    Good luck!!
     
  6. d2g

    d2g Commitment lacking talent

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    Congratulations Doug!! Love the walnut!!
     
  7. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    That’s it. The way the limba grain comes up it looks like it matches the top markings! Nice job.
     
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  8. Utkarsh

    Utkarsh A Les Paul guy who loves PRSs

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    Charcoal.
     
  9. Utkarsh

    Utkarsh A Les Paul guy who loves PRSs

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    Hey another piece of advice/ something to check out.
    Josh Middleton of Sylosis and Architects.
    Lefty but plays guitar right handed.
    And simply has the most monster technique, in both hands (if I could imbibe of the chops of ant any guitarist dead or alive, it would be him)
    He even has a video on this matter of being left handed yet playing right handed
     
  10. Nightfall

    Nightfall Guitaraholic

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    That mosaic eagle is amazing... it looks like a stained glass window.
     
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  11. Tonart

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

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    Can’t wait to see it!
     
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  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Sure does.
    I think I need one.
     
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  13. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    I think there was a PS guitar of the month with these mosaic birds...
     
  14. Hunter@PRS

    [email protected]RS PRS all day, every day.
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    Happy Friday, everyone! Here's something interesting I saw as I walked into the Private Stock area this week - a complicated looking clamp technique with two top woods.

    PSF229(1000)1.JPG PSF229(1000)2.JPG

    It was explained to me that we glue-up tops this way when using multiple types of wood, like the design below:

    PSF227(1000)3.jpg

    Educational for me so I thought I'd pass it on!
     
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  15. Hunter@PRS

    [email protected] PRS all day, every day.
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    And onto the rest...

    PSF229(1000)3.JPG PSF229(1000)4.JPG PSF229(1000)5.JPG PSF229(1000)7.JPG PSF229(1000)8.JPG PSF229(1000)10.JPG PSF229(1000)9.JPG
     
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  16. Hunter@PRS

    [email protected] PRS all day, every day.
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Looking forward to seeing the one in clamps revealed!
     
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  18. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Just...Green!!!!!!!. What a wild top!!! And tons of neat woods burling up lately.
     
  19. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    I feel it's been too long, so I just have to say again:

    I love this page, I look forward to it all week. Thanks again to Hunter and Shawn for doing this EVERY week, and to the guys working in PS that share their skill, love, and passion for making such amazing guitars. (Guitars? Works of Art?? What's the right word here?!?!?!)
     
  20. QuiltTop319

    QuiltTop319 New Member

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    Green with envy! What a crazy top.
     

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