Prs Knaggs Acoustic Prototype

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  1. 144742

    144742 New Member

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  2. WA Paul

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

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    I don’t know the answers to those questions, but I believe Joe builds current versions of these under his Knaggs brands today - I’ve seen a few in the wild for sale. The Angelus and Tonare were designed by Steve Fischer when he worked at PRS, so I would suspect they are a bit different.
     
  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I have no idea how many were made at PRS.
    I tried two or three of the first ones made after Joe went out on his own. They were really nice guitars, but it was long enough before I played a Tonare that I can’t really compare them.
     
  4. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Wow!
     
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  5. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    Ditto!
     
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  6. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Holy wow that's stunning.

    Definitely gonna have a different sound to the Tonares/Angeluses of the world...

    As mentioned, Joe is still building these, but only "to order" with long lead times I've been told. Acoustics are still a bit of a side project. Was nice of Paul to let him keep the blueprints for these.
     
  7. Collywobbles

    Collywobbles New Member

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    Looks very classy, Strangely (as I thought he signed all PS) no Paul signature either on the headstock or the certificate as far as I can see. So I wonder how much Paul was behind it. GP Guitars are very reputable so I'm sure it's exactly what it says it is, so I'm not questioning anyting about the guitar, just noting the lack of Paul's sig.
     
  8. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Interesting observation! The Chesapeake prototypes were very much Joe's own project as I understand it, so could be why Paul didn't necessarily sign all of them...
     
  9. WA Paul

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

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    I thought the backstory was the Chesapeake line was going to be a separate division under PRS before Joe and Paul ultimately decided to part ways? Might explain the lack of Paul’s sig on this prototype.
     
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  10. Collywobbles

    Collywobbles New Member

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    Would explain it! Whatever the story is it looks really nice. The headstock is really neat and kinda reminds me of an old D'Angleico, which is praise indeed.
     
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