The Edward Van Halen (EVH) Prototype PRS; 1 of 2

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  1. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    Hans Van Den Halen ....................... Rock'in that Biatch .................. All night long :rock:
     
  2. BlackMoons

    BlackMoons New Member

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    Nice piece of history. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with her.
     
  3. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    I must confess I'm definitely a "hardcore EVH fanboi". I've owned pretty much all of the EVH guitars, except for the striped Charvels. So, I do understand what those guys like about Ed's early tone. But...

    I'd LOVE to get my greasy, little mitts on the PRS EVH. If Hans would sell her to me, I'd put on an old school Floyd with a big brass trem block and a Duncan EVH pickup (or 78...whatever they're calling it now).

    I want it.

    Seriously.

    Like a fat kid wants cake.

    Like Lindsay Lohan wants coke.

    Like a crooked politician wants re-elected.
     
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  4. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I don't want any frigging cake!!!!

    Stupid stereotypes....

    :wink:
     
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  5. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© ▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲

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    The shark has now been jumped. :top:

    Click images to enlarge.

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    I started with ebony tuner buttons. I mounted them to some old SE tuners and a large paint stick. Then I sanded them and cut some masking tape to a width that I thought might work.

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    The first coat of paint is white primer.

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    Then I stripped off the tape to expose the black ebony. After that, I added more tape in different widths.

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    Then I added several coats of a candy red.

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    After it dried (for over a month) I sanded them with 800 grit and added 5 coats of clear.

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    Can you dig it?

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  6. Woundtight

    Woundtight New Member

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    I dig it!!! :top:
     
  7. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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  8. BenFrantz

    BenFrantz New Member

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    You just made a seriously cool guitar even cooler.
     
  9. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    So very freakin' cool!
     
  10. JustRob

    JustRob Zombie Six, DFZ

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    That's awesome! Nice work. :rock:
     
  11. Michael B

    Michael B New Member

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    Totally dig it!! So sweet!!
     
  12. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    That's ridiculous! And I mean that in the best possible sense. :)
     
  13. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I kind of want to say that is way too much work, but it looks so cool I have to say it was time well spent.
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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  15. solacematt

    solacematt New Member

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    wow...just... :eek:
     
  16. geese_com

    geese_com New Member

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    This guitar just keeps getting better. Great job, Hans.
     
  17. prsrocker1988

    prsrocker1988 New Member

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    Awesome guitar and story!

    I love single hum guitars. I stay on the bridge pickup 90 percent of the time anyway as mostly I go for a chunky yet twangy tone. I'm more of a rhythm guy so I dig that but I play a lot of leads on the bridge pickup too. I have a single hum guitar with a SD JB in it that I use live in Eflat for Bob Seger's "Her Strut". I'd love to see a single humbucker guitar in the PRS lineup sometime!
     
  18. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    That is totally bats?!t insane and I love it!! :biggrin:
     
  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Not that you're obsessed with guitars or anything... ;)

    But very cool indeed!
     
  20. HighGain510

    HighGain510 Just one more...

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    The tuners came out great, nicely done! :D
     

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