TIMBERRRRRRRR!!! PRS Artist lll Semi-Hollow Private Stock 4804 Natural Cedar !!!

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  1. WildWestGuitars

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    SPECS
    Model Artist lll
    Year 2014
    Body Type Semi-Hollow
    Top Wood Cedar
    Body Wood African Mahogany
    Finish Type DGT Nitro
    Finish Color Natural
    Neck Wood Macassar Ebony
    Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
    Neck Carve Pattern
    Frets 22
    Neck Finish Satin
    Inlays Mammoth Ivory
    Side Dots Ivoroid
    Headstock Mammoth Ivory
    Bridge Pickup 57/08™ Treble
    Neck Pickup 57/08™ Bass
    Hardware Hybrid
    Bridge PRS Temolo
    Tuners PRS Phase lll Locking with Ivoroid Buttons
    Controls 2 Volume, 2 Tone with 5-Way Blade Switch
    Case PRS Private Stock Leather
    Weight 6.8 lbs


    More Pictures: http://wildwestguitars.com/electric/prs-artist-lll-private-stock-4804-natural-cedar
     
  2. veinbuster

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    Sweet.
    I wouldn't mind giving an ebony neck a go.
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Three way purchase!
     
  5. Egads

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    That is amazing!
     
  6. Tag

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    Stunning guitar. Do you know if it is McCarty thickness? Is the back a separate piece from the sides, or is it one piece? (They do semi hollow both ways) Really nice to see one of these out there! IMO, one of the best sounding designs PRS has come up with.
     
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  7. jfb

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    Paging woundtight to the service desk.
     
  8. Tag

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    Lol! Just one other thing. Without Artist 3 Purfling or truss rod cover, what actually makes this an artist 3 vs a CU 22 with pau birds? This huge artist 3 fan needs to know!
     
  9. Woundtight

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    This is the same as your Pomegranate Artist III, so yes it has the thick one-piece body. I went to Stevensville fully expecting to build an Artist III because I wanted to do a semi-hollow body without an F hole and I like the thicker body guitars. I did it because I like the one Markie has and you were raving about the AIII. While I was at the factory I got to see your guitar right before they added the electronics. That clinched it.
    I would really like to hear this guitar. It should be amazing-- mellow(er) Cedar top Semi hollow with 57/08s & trem, coupled with the snap of ebony...
     
  10. Tag

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    I bet that is going to sound unreal. Really cool choice of woods! My Pomegranate, like my 10th anniversary and all semi hollow artist IIIs, has the back as a separate piece of wood that gets glued on after routing. You can see the seem when you look close. You should double check and see which the above guitar has, or ask Paul Miles, he seems to be the only one aware of it.. For some reason unless you specifically state the separate back, the PS team (Paul included) defaults to the one piece back. (Not that its better or worse, just different.) My blue Artist 3s (Both of them) have the one piece back like you are describing above. My Pomegranate and 10th anniversary Artist have the separate glued on back. So right now I have 2 of each kind! So I guess I am saying if its like my Pomegranate, its not a one piece back!
     
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  11. veinbuster

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    I feel a road trip coming on.
     
  12. Woundtight

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    Interesting, I just said 'build it like that one.." lol.
     
  13. Felipe

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    Jeez...Semi Hollow? Oh no. I can't. I shouldn't. But.
     
  14. Tag

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    Ha! When you find out for sure which way it is, let me know. It should have the cap on the back if you told them that.
     
  15. jfb

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    Contact you soon!
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I might be able to swing the case.
     
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    When you guys get there, you have to call me for a phone demo of that bad boy at the very least. :rock:
     
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    Maybe DFD could have the mighty one...PapaStache rock this baby hard video style just for you (in the night)!!
     
  19. geese_com

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    Me too!
     
  20. Felipe

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    I'm very tempted, but I've never played a guitar with whole neck made of Macassar Ebony. It's a very dense, heavy and hard wood. Denser than BRRW. Even denser than regular ebony. Almost like Snakewood. ITOH the cedar is very soft and light, and being semi-hollow, it will probably soften a bit of the ebony snappiness. But it's gorgeous, anyway...
     

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