Shawn's 15 Year Employee Guitar, Start To Finish

Discussion in 'Greatest Hits' started by [email protected], Apr 20, 2017.

  1. WA Paul

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

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    What a great build - the orange color is really growing on me. Love the thread showing all the steps!

    On a separate note, thanks for your time on my build today Shawn!
     
  2. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    That's exactly how I felt after having seen the previous guitar build series you did (and reinforced by this thread as well).

    OK, "bargain" might not be a word I'd use, but I definitely agree with the sentiment :)

    How many man/woman-hours goes into an instrument, do you think?
     
  3. Shawn@PRS

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    We have over 20 labor hours involved with making a core guitar. That does not include the time it takes to build the tuners or bridges.
    I read that Toyota has a truck factory in Texas(?) that can build a truck in 10 hours.
     
  4. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    20 for cover models... what's the average for a Private Stock considering the extra attention to detail and added things like more inlays, bindings, headstock overlays, perfling, more complicated stains.... ??
     
  5. ScottR

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

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  6. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    The CE (current) and S2 guitars save some time and cost with different processes and designs, but they're handled in much the same way. You can get glimpses of them in the background of some of Shawn's videos.

    I suspect labor hours on a PS could be all over the map depending on complexity.
     
  7. Shawn@PRS

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    Jordan scraped the binding to remove any unwanted paint.

     
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  8. Shawn@PRS

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    And Ben spraying the top coat. The grain pops so beautifully!

     
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  9. bodia

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

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    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! How are you staying in control? I would be chomping at the bit at this point.
     
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  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Yoga Master.
     
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  11. ScottR

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

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    Hello my name is Scott and I am addicted to Shawns guitar porn. :confused: man I am gonna miss these videos. Thanks again Shawn oh and you are an enabler...:D
     
  12. bodia

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

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    Good point
     
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  13. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Stunning Shawn!!
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    So, what’s the wait time until it’s ready to be buffed? You guys don’t “cook” the Core stuff with UV like the s2’s right?
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Artistry. That guitar is gonna be SO beautiful!

    It’s a lot of fun to see it coming together like this. These are wonderful videos. Keep ‘em coming, Shawn!
     
  16. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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    Shawn that burst looks so sick. I'm glad you went for a burst. I love the look of burst with Solana
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    That’s a steady hand!
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Gotta love the reflection that appears on the lower bout when the top coat hits, showing off that gorgeous carve
     
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  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Me too, me too, me too!! How long before you get the next!! Maybe a semi hollow, faded whale! Pleeeeeeese!!!
     
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  20. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    G!!!!!

    A slow release colourgasm!
    Or is that colorgasm?
    Gasm nonetheless. Fantastic!!!:eek:
     

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