Private Stock Friday

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  1. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I think you are talking about this one
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    Keep in mind, I am by no means an expect in the PRS process, but I have seen a lot of their wood and talked to Paul Miles several times.
    Most of the swirling you see on the top of this guitar is wood grain. They often stain more than once to enhance the grain. In Private Stock, they may use different colours, and sand the first one back. This further accents the grain in the wood.
    It’s hard to be sure in the current state of this top, and the lighting, but they may have sprayed a darker burst around the edge.
    Here are a couple of examples of naked wood, and the stained result. There is a bunch more in an old thread.

    This is a natural stain - basically making permanent what the wood looks like sprayed with water.
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    This has a hint of copperhead to enhance the grain - basically make the dark bits a bit darker.
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  2. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Yours are spectacular and I'm well astonished with their staining technics. I was actually asking about the spalted top? Below it the yellow orangy with black shades, giving it an awesome 3D effect.
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Not wishing to contradict Peter, but I think that one is air-brushing.
     
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    If by air brushing, you mean the burst around the edge, and the sound holes, I agree that those are sprayed.
    I'm trying to communicate that swirls and such on the top are not air brushed - those are the art of nature, not the hand of a PRS emplyee.
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    so this top - I agree with Alnus that the dark 'shadows' may have been sprayed
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    The edges on most spalt are sharper than that. This one before and after (just a natural finish) show just a dark black line at the borders of the 'good' wood. Those lines have been fattened on one side in the top above.
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  6. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    That was my initial thought, sprctacular.
     
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  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Still some incredibly accurate masking and work!
     
  8. patmurris

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    Friday night over here... Need my PSF fix!
     
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  9. Mikko Dumadag

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    Happy Private Stock Friday, everyone!

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  12. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Dear God those Paul’s 85s......I can almost hear them in those pics.
     
  13. Tonart

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

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    Lots of Paul’s 85 action!
     
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  14. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    Excellent shots today. Thanks, all!
     
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  15. Chester

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    Stunning flame and colour .. wow
     
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  16. prsjohnk

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    That electric tiger glow finish is sexy.
     
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  17. IshGuitars

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    The colors of autumn in this batch!
     
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  18. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    I’d take that Paul’s 85 as is...doesn’t even need the edgeburst....what a perfect flame.
     
  19. Mikko Dumadag

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    Happy Private Stock Friday, everyone! Here's this week's batch.

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