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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Baimun, May 7, 2012.
Gary J. Nichol's Jamaican Eagle Santana (PS #1668)
Custom 22 Artist Package with Brazilian Rosewood.
Old birds on a Shootout guitar
The new filled in 2011 birds (aka. "Dirty Birds")
image by MS53
Mike Cantrell's Private Stock #935 - Mother of Pearl Birds with gold surrounds
from 58junior - 2010 birds
From Flametop - 10th Anniversary Etched Birds
Some unusual ones from Zilmo:
SE Santana #00001
From Bennett Oppenheim
MOP on maple
Neck heel inlay on Permanbuco Santana 1.
From PRSHB2 - SC58 with ME II type birds
From KerryO2 - 1992 Employee guitar
From Mykewright - Arist IV Gold Etched Birds
Also from Myke - Employee guitar - Ebony Birds on Brazilian Rosewood
Dancing Frog - Mocha Birds on Maple ("Dirt birds")
From watelessness - Signature Ltd birds
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.
Black hollow birds ...
Here's one more - 'reverse modern eagle' - mother of pearl interior with abalone outline
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!!!
Blackbird singing in the dead of night...
Please tell me that's on a 305 with black pickups....
Does anyone know - are PS etched birds always made from mammoth ivory? I guess they are a pretty hefty upcharge?
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.
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?
Cool to see these together like this.
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:
Mammoth Ivory is my favorite - been that way since I first saw it on Jamie's PS HB at one of the unofficial PRS forum gatherings almost 15 years ago.
Also makes me want one of those hammer of the Gods PS SC's...