Vault Trip PS #7154

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  1. enfilade

    enfilade New Member

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    Well yesterday I made the trip to the Private Stock Vault and what an awesome day that was. I flew here all the way from Australia and the guys could not have made me feel any more welcome. Paul and Tina were really great and such nice people. They were very informative and answered about ten thousand of my questions lol. I even got to meet the man himself which was very very cool. Such a nice guy and again very welcoming. It was so surreal being in the vault. I've seen all the YouTube vids and pictures but being in there myself was something else. I was there with my partner and it was a very relaxed feel and never rushed. My mate DFD was a huge help in all this too, I can't recommend him enough. Absolute champion of a bloke.

    Now to the build. I'm a big fan of Incubus and "Morning View" is one of my favorite albums of all time. The tone Mike Einziger had back then with the Archtop is something I have always loved so this build is inspired by that. I had a pretty clear idea on what I wanted going in, but it would be no surprise to any of you that it's easy to be side tracked once you are surround by all of that excellent wood. Still nothing really changed from what I had spec'd out.
    So I from now until next year I will be checking PSF for an
    Archtop II
    Spruce top
    Quilt maple back (matching my last PS color subzero light glow)
    Mahogany middle
    Ziricote neck
    African Blackwood fretboard and headstock Veneer.
    Black lip MOP birds
    53/10 pickups.

    The idea is for it to be traditional looking on top but then flip it over and you've got that "wow" moment. Kind of like the most recent PS single cut Archtops.

    Anyway here's a pic and now the waiting begins!
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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Bangin'!
     
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  3. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Sweet! It's a great thing to experience for sure. My trip was very special as well. That back is bitchin' & it looks like ya got some bear claw figuring on that spruce. Can't wait to see it take shape. Congrats!
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Congrats! Looks like it'll be killer!
     
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  5. prs19

    prs19 New Member

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    Great choices!!! Looking forward to hearing this one!
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Superb!

    I thought "Morning View" was a terrific album, too. Good stuff all around.
     
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  7. Shizzrock

    Shizzrock New Member

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    Dat neck tho, killer choices!
     
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  8. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    It's gonna be a great build on all accounts
     
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  9. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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    ...in the night by look of that ABW!
     
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  10. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc New Member

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    Very nice. I'll be looking for it as well.
     
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  11. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Schweet! Yeah, Einziger had a special thing going on back then. Though I sounded very much not like him when I was playing a Hollowbody through a Mesa Maverick...
     
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  12. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Is It A Bird ! Is It A Plane ! Nah It's Only Me!!!

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    Fantastic. Looking forward to this.
    One day I'll make that trip.!!!
     
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  13. Callan

    Callan New Member

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    I saw the pic before reading the post and thought you were getting 3 made!
    This one's gonna be killer though, maybe one day I'll see it out and about in Melbourne!
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    Wood porn! That's a hot stack for sure! Glad to hear you had a great experience!
     
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  15. JSanta585

    JSanta585 New Member

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    Some of my favorite rock/alternative tones were from that album as well. Had a hard time finding an archtop so I got a HBII instead (no regrets there!). Great specs, glad you went with the spruce top!
     
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  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Most excellent.
     
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  17. Shawn@PRS

    Shawn@PRS yogi
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    Sweet!
     
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  18. JohnPRS

    JohnPRS New Member

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    I don't think I've ever seen a guitar with that wood combination before, I bet it will sound and look amazing
     
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  19. The Robot Cow

    The Robot Cow New Member

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    Funny that I've been listening to Morning View a lot lately. The wood combination looks killer and I'm excited to see it!
     
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  20. brett

    brett Authorized PRS Dealer
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    Very cool build, that neck is exceptional!
     
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