Private Stock is fading!!!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by windsongstudios, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. WA Paul

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

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    Mighty fine collection of blue color awesomeness!
     
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  2. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    It is a fine balance between forcing and encouraging. I hope by having the instruments out that it will feed their curiosity. Certainly want to avoid the 'you can't touch that' attitude
     
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  3. WA Paul

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

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    Did someone say ukulele? :D

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  4. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    When I realized how much my young kids loved touching my guitars (playing with the switches, tuning pegs, strumming in the stand, etc.) I decided to buy a $100 used Ibanez from GC - chose a sparkly black model, that was an instant draw for the kids. I never played it, but it's the one they always went for (which was the plan.)
     
  5. Solteroblues

    Solteroblues New Member

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    Thank you very much! I wish I still had my original P22... along with the other 10 or so blue PRSi that I've owned over the years! LOL
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    We just left things where they were available. They were more likely to play my bells, kalimba, basically any little thing than a guitar. Both would bang away on a keyboard when they got a bit bigger, say 3-5. We let them take lessons when they wanted to - but once they signed up they had to go or they wouldn’t get signed up for the next batch. Both took a guitar with them when they went away to school and still have one.
     
  7. leokula

    leokula New Member

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    To the OP, that's great news they're refinishing it for you!

    But man... if I were you, I'd maybe ask them to have some super coat of something on top of that... the original finish looked amazing.
     
  8. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Well, good resolution all around: PRS will refinish the guitar for you under warranty, and now you understand the lighting in your studio better!

    Looking forward to seeing the restored finish!
     
  9. windsongstudios

    windsongstudios New Member

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    Well today was the day to take my guitar over to the factory for her refin. I woke up early and came down into the studio around sunrise and stood there in shock and horror. The empty space in the guitar rack when me beloved NL/PS had been was being absolutely hammered by the morning sunrise! I have always treated my guitars with TLC and here I was speechless in the realization of what had happen. I don't have any children but this must be what it feels like to be a failing parent. Needless to say the studio will be rearranged now. I headed over to the shore and luckily it was a beautiful day and traffic was great, no backups on the bridge. I always get an exciting feeling when I start to get close to the factory, just knowing the minds and the artistry at work and that goes into these guitars we all adore is such a positive feeling. I was so excited at this point I rolled in pretty quick to the crowded visitor parking lot aiming at the only free space. As I got closer and was about to park I noticed "PAUL" painted on the ground in front of the space. Haha how embarrassing would that have been, stealing THE MAN himself's space. Anyway I dropped off my guitar in the lobby and then wandered into the accessory shop where I had a great chat with Dave for about an hour and bough a couple new shirts. The accessory shop has some amazing guitars in glass showcases displaying some of Paul's earliest guitars as well as some of their finest accomplishments in the craft. I managed to take a couple photos while I was there to share with those on the forum who have never been to the factory being as I live so close. Please excuse the poor lighting and glare. Cheers.
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  10. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    Honest question. It seems that a warranty repair was agreed to on the grounds that your guitar faded inappropriately despite the absence of exposure to sunlight. Now that you realize that the fading was likely the result of repeated and fairly prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, will you be required to pay for the guitar repair?

    I wouldn't think in other cases that human error, however inadvertent, would typically be covered under warranty, especially as it pertains to the guitar finish fading.

    Just curious.

    Kevin
     
  11. windsongstudios

    windsongstudios New Member

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    Nothing has been discussed at this point but I am prepared to accept that responsibility should it be presented as such.
     
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  12. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    I do have a cheap Yamaha that I'd quite happy leave out for my kids, maybe when they're a bit older and can sit with a guitar properly. At the moment they just want to flip the switches whilst I hold it and hit the strings
     
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  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I got my son a CU22 Soapbar when he was 14. And he grew up and became a Fender player, because people like what they like. I still think there’s hope, however.

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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Not dissin’ ya brother, but only a person without children could possibly make that statement. ;)
     
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  15. shallbe

    shallbe New Member

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    Glad you are getting a refin from the PTC. That guitar is a beauty! I don't believe in guitars being in cases unless they are being transported somewhere. All mine are out and stay out for inspiration and easy access. YMMV.
     
  16. Tonart

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

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if I found PS numbers behind their headstocks, dear Mr Koa!
     
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  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Understatement of the decade!
     
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  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Man, I'm making my first trip to the factory, for a tour, in October. I hope they don't take offense to random hugs!
     
  19. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    Nope - it's his dad.
     
  20. WA Paul

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

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    Ha!

    No PS numbers, but David Gomes numbers in the sound holes.

    If you are on the Big Island, go up to Hawi to meet him. Great guy, been building for 40 years.
     
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