Private Stock Friday

docteurseb

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So I'm getting a Private Stock order started here soon, and I'm having a hard time with the color. I know WHAT I want, just not sure what it's called... but something along these lines.

What color are these 3 called? They aren't all aqua violet glow/Dragon's Breath are they? is maybe the middle one a Steel Blue?
Although the processing applied to these PSF pictures makes blue particularly unreliable, none appear to be Aqua Violet.
The first one looks like Ocean Mist Glow, the last two are both Sub-Zero Glow/Dragon Breath.
 

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Because the Private Stock team stopped, for now, doing exotic configurations due to the long backlog they have. They must have deemed that saves them time; although in your case that seems a little weird because I think @Moondog Wily has a configuration like that made for NAMM (if so there is no design fee/extra time needed so they don't save anything...)

For the same reason:
- no more custom-designed fingerboard/headstock inlays for the time being; you can still order whatever has already been designed though (walking zombies, bats in flight, owls in flight, birds of a feather, etc...)
- no more custom designed color/stains
What I really enjoyed was going back and forth for over a month with a dealer specing out a new Private Stock only to get to final approval and being told they won’t do the headstock inlay I asked for. Now I can understand that they are super backlogged and need to streamline things but, this was not an elaborate inlay design, in fact it’s already in there CNC programming as I had it spec’d on my 2013 PS and others have too. The thing that got me is the rep didn’t even know that they would no longer do inlay work and was surprised as the dealer and I were! PRS should let these changes be known so people’s time and energy is not wasted. I think people want inlay options on a 13k+ guitar. Just my 2 cents.
 

docteurseb

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What I really enjoyed was going back and forth for over a month with a dealer specing out a new Private Stock only to get to final approval and being told they won’t do the headstock inlay I asked for. Now I can understand that they are super backlogged and need to streamline things but, this was not an elaborate inlay design, in fact it’s already in there CNC programming as I had it spec’d on my 2013 PS and others have too. The thing that got me is the rep didn’t even know that they would no longer do inlay work and was surprised as the dealer and I were! PRS should let these changes be known so people’s time and energy is not wasted. I think people want inlay options on a 13k+ guitar. Just my 2 cents.
Look at it positively: you saved $13k
 

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Although the processing applied to these PSF pictures makes blue particularly unreliable, none appear to be Aqua Violet.
The first one looks like Ocean Mist Glow, the last two are both Sub-Zero Glow/Dragon Breath.
See... that's why I asked, I knew someone may know. I've never even heard of ocean mist glow!
 

WA Paul

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See... that's why I asked, I knew someone may know. I've never even heard of ocean mist glow!
OMG is my avatar, a PS P245T

5150-C47-C-1-AE3-449-A-AB11-09-E6-EC9-BD90-A.jpg


The PSF picture looks like Blue Fade Glow (now just Blue Glow?) with a smoke burst. Notice the colors are much darker than mine.

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Direct sunlight (don’t worry, no fading occurred LOL)
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docteurseb

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What's funny is. My dealer has been great, answers every question quickly... except when it comes to color. I've asked twice now, and included pictures. Crickets! Lol

That would typically require them to check w/ PRS which takes time. Most dealers are clueless and just forward the spec sheet/questions to PRS, that does take time.

My only advice is not to try to aim for a very specific look/color e.g. "I'd like a guitar a guitar that looks like this color-wise, stain pattern-wise, and figuring-wise". It'll hardly even look close, especially with some of the more variable-looking colors (aqua violet), and you'll be setting up yourself for disappointment. Been there.

Don't be surprised Ocean Mist Glow on the PS Friday pic looks way different than @WA Paul 's pictures; it could also have been Aqua glow instead... you just never know when it comes to blues here.
That is how my MEV Aqua Violet glow looked with PS Friday's official pics. I'm surprised you could at least see the purples in there:
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In person it looked more like this:
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docteurseb

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OMG is my avatar, a PS P245T

5150-C47-C-1-AE3-449-A-AB11-09-E6-EC9-BD90-A.jpg


The PSF picture looks like Blue Fade Glow (now just Blue Glow?) with a smoke burst. Notice the colors are much darker than mine.

AECAEC29-5623-42CA-B57B-9327D630B286.jpg


Direct sunlight (don’t worry, no fading occurred LOL)
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I love that color and was so close to selecting it (with smoked burst) when I spec'd that MEV.
 

Solteroblues

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That ocean mist is gorgeous, but its not the color I'm after. The PS Friday post of @docteurseb is what I want it to look like, not so much as the pic you posed in the leather chair.

BTW, my dealer thinks that these restrictions on what PS will and will not do is a permanent change, not just temporary until things settle.
 

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Seems I started some discussion. FWIW my dealer put me in touch directly with PRS Europe to talk the build over. He also felt like the thinner CU24 body was what was likely to be the problem, so he has emailed asking if a thicker body will make it possible.

I'm actually a custom knife maker, I'm well aware of what goes into any kind of custom item. Some times I have turned down a project simply because it will take so much time away from regular orders that even if I were to be paid in full for all the time I spent on one thing, it would negatively impact my business, so I get the business sense behind slimming down the options available. What has annoyed me about the process is the total lack of any transparency from PRS.

Tell me something isn't possible if you want, but tell me why. How hard would it have been for someone to look at it and email back "not possible, cu24 body isn't thick enough for the routing"?
 

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I love that color and was so close to selecting it (with smoked burst) when I spec'd that MEV.
My crappy old camera doesn’t capture it right - it’s much better in person. If you like tropical water, it’s perfect. Really reminds me of Hapuna Beach on the Big Island.
 
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