Shawn's 15 Year Employee Guitar, Start To Finish

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

  1. aduayer

    aduayer Zomb!e One, DFZ

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    86
    HB 594 with those inlays?! keep it coming, Camarada. Loving it already
     
    [email protected] likes this.
  2. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    5,258
    [email protected] likes this.
  3. Shawn@PRS

    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 1985
    Messages:
    6,787
    Likes Received:
    16,186
    I'll be sure to indulge myself and bore you guys with more videos of the build process.
     
    albert808, Egads, JonW and 8 others like this.
  4. bodia

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

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    22,287
    Likes Received:
    34,052
    Yes, please! Those were the best peek inside the build process, ever!
     
    ScottR, aduayer, Tosca and 3 others like this.
  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    7,473
    Likes Received:
    13,352
    Droolicious!
     
    [email protected] likes this.
  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Messages:
    11,818
    Likes Received:
    20,878
    “Indulge” - please do!

    “Bore” - never!!
     
    ScottR, aduayer, Tosca and 3 others like this.
  7. aduayer

    aduayer Zomb!e One, DFZ

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    86
    you know me well, you just can't bore me with any guitar related topic. keep it coming
     
  8. Katherine S

    Katherine S Multi-Mediocre

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2020
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    356
    I'm late to this party but what a fascinating look at the process. That is one FOXY guitar. Congratulations and thanks for sharing this with us!
     
  9. Shawn@PRS

    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 1985
    Messages:
    6,787
    Likes Received:
    16,186
    Thank you!
     
    VirginiaAve and dogrocketp like this.
  10. pdq

    pdq New Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2020
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    30
    Shawn:

    I recently took delivery of a 2020 Custom 24 Black Gold Artists Series -- my first PRS. I'll never have the opportunity to work at PRS and get an employee guitar (congrats BTW!!!), but after playing the one I received, and now seeing this thread, I think I need to save up some money and buy a Private Stock. These guitars are what I refer to as "functional art".

    Question -- I live about 2 hours away from Stevensville. If someone orders a PS guitar, am I correct that they can come and choose the wood(s), design the inlays for fretboard, etc.? Also, similar to the journey you presented, can the buyer come periodically and see their guitar being built?

    These truly are magnificent.

    Thanks.
     
    dmatthews likes this.
  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    11,512
    Likes Received:
    16,329
    Your dealer can take you to the vault for wood selection.
     
  12. Craig Bennett

    Craig Bennett New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2020
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    38
    I stumbled across this thread. WOW! First congratulations on your length of service at PRS and second, that is a sweet guitar! I would be tempted to have the owl inlaid in the truss cover.

    As a first time PRS owner, I am so impressed with the quality of the guitars. Seems to me PRS has found the right mix of machine versus craftsmanship.
     
    ScottR and dmatthews like this.
  13. ScottR

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

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Messages:
    3,313
    Likes Received:
    7,094
    Yeah man...that's how they roll! Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of PRS.
     
  14. Shawn@PRS

    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 1985
    Messages:
    6,787
    Likes Received:
    16,186
    We have a moratorium on factory visits at this time, but once things get back to normal, you can certainly visit the factory along with your dealer and select all of the components to your new Private Stock guitar. If you haven't yet, check out the "Private Stock Friday" thread. It'll provide you with a good amount of inspiration for your PS build.
     
    bodia and Alnus Rubra like this.
  15. Shawn@PRS

    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 1985
    Messages:
    6,787
    Likes Received:
    16,186
    Thank you
     
  16. Roy

    Roy Still warming up

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2020
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    125
    Shawn,

    That is a fabulous guitar! Thank you for sharing its and your journey!

    It's amazing how much work goes into these work of arts!!!

    Is part of the "flow time" thru the factory to allow the internal stresses of the wood to stabilize between each step?

    Thank you!
    Roy
     
  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Messages:
    11,818
    Likes Received:
    20,878
    definitely the neck, I believe they are allowed to settle for approximately a month during the build.

    The bodies tend to be more stable because of the surface areas that are adhered to one another.
     
    bodia and Roy like this.
  18. Shawn@PRS

    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 1985
    Messages:
    6,787
    Likes Received:
    16,186
    Thank you.

    There is a "rest" period between each step. Sometimes that "rest" is to allow the wood to stabilize, or the finish to dry, but sometimes it's just because the volume of work won't allow the guitar to move forward at that particular time.
     
  19. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    10,498
    Likes Received:
    16,522
    So the guitar has to rest until the folks at the next stage can wrest some time to finish the rest?
     
    JonW, Warmart, bodia and 2 others like this.
  20. bodia

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

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    22,287
    Likes Received:
    34,052
    Moan! :p
     
    DougUSMC, Alnus Rubra and Warmart like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice