The Comprehensive PRS Inlay Guide

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  1. Baimun

    Baimun New Member

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    Gary J. Nichol's Jamaican Eagle Santana (PS #1668)

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    From Willerty

    Custom 22 Artist Package with Brazilian Rosewood.
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    Old birds on a Shootout guitar
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    The new filled in 2011 birds (aka. "Dirty Birds")

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    Mike Cantrell's Private Stock #935 - Mother of Pearl Birds with gold surrounds

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    from 58junior - 2010 birds
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    From Flametop - 10th Anniversary Etched Birds
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    Some unusual ones from Zilmo:

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    SE Santana #00001
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    From Bennett Oppenheim

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    MOP on maple
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    Neck heel inlay on Permanbuco Santana 1.
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    From PRSHB2 - SC58 with ME II type birds
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    From KerryO2 - 1992 Employee guitar
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    From Mykewright - Arist IV Gold Etched Birds
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    Also from Myke - Employee guitar - Ebony Birds on Brazilian Rosewood
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    Dancing Frog - Mocha Birds on Maple ("Dirt birds")
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    From watelessness - Signature Ltd birds
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    This concludes everything I've transferred over from the old house. Looking forward to what people post from this point out.

    I'd like to see more 513 style birds from BRW 513's as well as early 305 guitars.
     
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    Black hollow birds ...
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    Paua ...
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    Here's one more - 'reverse modern eagle' - mother of pearl interior with abalone outline

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    Just found this one from a user called "Soundperf".

    It's a 513 Swamp Ash with a maple neck, rosewood board, and modern (513) birds. Love it!!!

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    Blackbird singing in the dead of night...



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    Please tell me that's on a 305 with black pickups.... [​IMG]
     
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    It's z's black ce22!
     
  16. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Does anyone know - are PS etched birds always made from mammoth ivory? I guess they are a pretty hefty upcharge?
     
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    The most common materials for etched birds are gold or mammoth. Gold is a very expensive option, Mammoth less so. Seems they dig them out of the Siberian tundra all the time, so the material is not that expensive.
     
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    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Cool, thanks. I know mammoth ivory itself is surprisingly plentiful, I guess I just reckoned the actual time spent etching them would drive the cost up quite significantly - how much I suppose depends on whether they are done by hand or by machine, anyone know the answer to that?
     
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    Cool to see these together like this.
     
  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I don't know the cost of etching or how they do it, but since no one else has posted a shot of the plain mammoth ivory, here is the un-etched mammoth ivory inlay on my McCarty Singlecut taken when it arrived at Jack's shop; I like the simplicity and natural beauty of it. The wingtips of the Eagle don't appear to be etched, they appear to be a different piece of ivory, but honestly that detail is a guess on my part:

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