Shawn's 15th Anniversary With PRS!

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  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Everybody's favorite PRS employee Shawn Nuthall has put in 15 years this week!

    Shawn has given us an unprecedented look inside PRS as the OP of Private Stock Friday, and as the Manager of the Customer Service Department, has to field more silly questions about guitars from knuckleheads like us than Paul himself probably has to on a daily basis... and all without going postal!

    Show him some love for all he has done for us!!! Congrats, Shawn!!!

    ...now, what's your new employee guitar gonna be?
     
  2. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    HAPPY Birthday !!! Shawn
    and thanks for the great Threads and service from PTC
     
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  3. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I bought my first PRS a couple years after Shawn started then. Guess I was waiting for them to get it right.

    Happy anny, Shawn!
     
  4. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Way to go Shawn! Congrats!!
     
  5. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    Happy 15 years Shawn!
     
  6. Buildermike

    Buildermike Can you have too many?

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    Happy anniversary Shawn!
     
  7. bodia

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

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    Happy Anniversary Shawn! I'm with Sergio, what are ya gonna build?
     
  8. Basauri

    Basauri Diamonds x Guitars deal with Paul

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    Happy 15th anniversary!
    Limited run of Employee-guitar-for-the-forum to celebrate it!!!
     
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  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    That's a good run Shawn.
    I'm looking forward to your guitar build.
     
  10. Shawn@PRS

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it! On one hand, the 15 years as flown by, but on the other hand it seems like a lifetime ago when I think of my days working in the wood shop sanding guitars. It has been an amazing experience regardless.

    For those who may not know, as PRS employees, we get a pretty sweet perk called "Employee Guitars". We get a guitar after 2 years of service and again at 7 years, 15 years, 20, 25, 30, etc. With each increment, the list of options grows broader. We do have to pay for the materials used to build the guitar, but we don't have to pay for the labor. It allows us to get some amazing guitars at a deeply reduced rate. And of course Paul hand signs each guitar with the inscription "Employee Guitar Custom Built For ________"

    For my 15 year employee guitar I'm going to get an SC594 Artist Package with a dark Brazzy board, figured mahogany body and neck, maple top. I haven't decided on the color yet and the color will determine if I get a flame maple top or quilt. Either way, I'm looking forward to the build process and of course adding another Employee Guitar to the PRS collection!
     
  11. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    It would be neat to chronicle your build als PSF...call it Shawnstock Thursday or something like that:)
     
  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Congrats and Happy Anniversary Shawn! Thanks for all you do for us!

    And Sergio,... how did you know this???
    Dangit Dangit DANGIT!

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  13. charliefrench

    charliefrench New Member

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    Happy Anniversary, Shawn. Are you able to show us what you chose for the years two and seven?
     
  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I bother Shawn a lot. :oops:
     
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  15. Shawn@PRS

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    I'll have to take some photos. Year 2 is a Custom 22 in Blue Matteo with rosewood neck and 57/08's. Year 7 is a Custom 22 with matching headstock veneer. It originally had Starla pickups in it, but they were too bright for me so I installed a set of covered 59/09's. And of course I have the Paul's Guitar the forum so kindly gave to me. The SC594 will round out the collection nice (for my style), although I will add a Hollowbody one day.
     
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  16. charliefrench

    charliefrench New Member

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    That sounds awesome. Thank you, Shaun :)
     
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  17. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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  18. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Happy anniversary, Shawn!
    PICTURES! PICK. CHERS. PICTURES.

    Also, where's that PSF/M you promised us...
     
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  19. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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    congrats, Shawn
     
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  20. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I call BS - everyone knows you stole that little black book out of Paul's car!
     

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