PRS Archive Guitars

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  1. Shawn@PRS

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    Hey all,

    It was suggested that I do a series of videos about the guitars residing in the PRS Archives. So as I find time in my schedule, I'll create short videos featuring different guitars in the collection. I'll post the videos here and I'll try to answer any questions you might have about the instruments.

    I'm going to start at the beginning. These are the first two guitars built by Paul. The single cutaway model is #1 and it started out as a class project while in his freshman year at college. He was 18 years old! The double cutaway (#2) followed shortly after. As Paul likes to say, "When people first learn to play the guitar, they play covers of other people's music." When he first started building guitars, he was making covers of other people's guitars.

    Enjoy

     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Oh boy! This thread gets an immediate Bangin’! Award.
     
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  3. Shawn@PRS

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    Here is a video featuring the two guitars built by Paul that launched the PRS Guitars company. Paul built these guitars in 1984. He traveled around to various guitars shops trying to drum up enough orders to start a factory. He came home with $300,000 worth of orders, but he lacked start-up capital. He found private investors who believed in a young, unknown, guitar maker from Annapolis Maryland. Paul rented a building, made jigs and fixtures, hired a staff and started building guitars in 1985. The rest is truly history!

     
  4. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    [​IMG]

    *clicks Watch Thread*
     
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  5. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Wow. Thanks so much @[email protected]! I have the warm fuzzies already, sheesh -- between the VY and the inlays I'm jello right now.
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    The beautiful simplicity of the LPJ style guitar and the lovely attentions to detail (jack plug cover/control cavity cover etc) show the shape of things to come!
     
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  7. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    That's what I'm talkin about! Shawn I hope you know you have officially opened the the proverbial can of worms! I have 2 words...THANK YOU! MORE PLEASE!

    OK, OK.... 4 words actually:D

    OH, and we're gonna need a "LOVE" button for this thread....just sayin;)
     
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  8. TerraRich

    TerraRich New Member

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    Those guitars look well gigged. Used and enjoyed. Thanks for posting, Shawn!
     
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  9. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Extra points for the chrome dog ear P90's... :cool:
     
  10. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Love it, this is the good stuff.
     
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  11. bodia

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

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    This is going to be EPIC! Great thread!
     
  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Very cool.
     
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  13. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    In perpetuity!
     
  15. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    For anyone on the fence about Experience, just know...they have put some of these guitars on display there.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Tears of joy!:(
     
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  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    I wonder how far I’d make it out of the parking lot...
     
  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    The real guard dragons would get you, Tyrian de Blanc!:D
     
  19. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Drool cup....check.
    Spit rags....check
    Clean pair of underwear....check

    Hitting “watch thread” button....
     
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  20. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Soooooo there's gonna be a run of Mira "2's" right???? Ironically with one pickup? That guitar is BAD ASS.

    And it needs to come with a replica of the case.
     

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