Who was the Luckiest? Paul or Carlos... #7777 Tribute

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  1. GTRMAV

    GTRMAV Authorized PRS Dealer
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    When you look at the History of a young Paul Reed Smith and the introduction and relationship with Carlos Santana, the question has to eventually be asked... Who was the Luckiest?
    https://www.guitarmaverick.com/prs-private-stock-ps-7777-the-lucky-man-guitar/
    18 months ago, that question came into my mind and the Private Stock Team was very kind to Let me Spec and Build the # 7777 Private Stock. The inspiration also had a personal connection to this Forum for me. Some of you also were here very early, and will remember or still have a PRS Playing Card that Paul had signed and given to early Forum members who committed to help support this wonderful PRS Forum...
    The 7 of Diamonds, was the card I received signed from Paul. In Fact, The Club, Diamond, Hearts and Spade # 7 Cards where the Santana Guitar.. so we began the quest to build # 7777
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    Carlos, has spent a ton of time performing in Las Vegas and the thought occurred I should spin this guitar based on the Lucky Man Theme..
    Carlos Santana Signature Model and Color most represented by Carlos (like the Card)
    Start with a PS Eagle on the Headstock... Classic Paul Design
    Moving Down the Fretboard
    There the 4 Aces...A Winning Hand
    Tumbling Dice 5+2 Combination = 7
    A Slice of the Roulette Wheel with the Ball in the #7 Slot
    And Finally the One Arm Bandit combination 7777 on the Heel..
    This is a Very Special Guitar, and the PS Team made sure it was Spectacular!
    Enjoy!! We picked every single piece of wood for this Guitar in October...
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  2. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    That is really cool! Congrats on the build and having a sweet story to go with it!
     
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  3. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    That’s cool as heck!!! Let’s get a closeup of that inlay work!!!
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Love the story, love the concept, and I stand in awe of the execution.

    Bangin’!
     
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  5. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    Whilst its not my particular taste (not a fan of yellow or Gambling), I have to say the artistry and craftsmanship of this is absolutely stunning!! The inlay work on the neck is absolutely incredible. For the right person, you would have to say they are the 'lucky' ones for getting an incredible instrument with incredible craftsmanship...
     
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  6. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    JD, that is spectacular! Great origin story, flawless execution from concept to extraordinary guitar. Someone is going to get a great fiddle!
     
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  7. bodia

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

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    Love everything about it, and the idea behind it. Well done, JD. I raise my glass to you!
     
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  8. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Fantastic piece of work JD.
    My card happens to the 7 of clubs, so same Santana as yours.
     
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  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    One of my favorite inlays EVER.
     
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  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Tasty build!
     
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  11. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Very, cool! I like this idea a lot. I remember those early forum days. The cards are one of my absolute favorite memories. I still remember getting mine. It just so happens to be...

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    JD is 7 of Diamonds
    Veinbuster is 7 of Clubs
    I am 7 of Hearts
    Any chance the last 7 will make an appearance?!
     
  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I think this means we have to visit JD.
     
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  13. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I'm in. I think the 7's should each pay 25% and pick Q1, 2, 3, or 4.
     
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  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    @andy474x is, I believe, the 7 of spades
     
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  15. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I would gladly split a guitar with you three. :p
     
  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I thought you lucky 7 guys were gonna draw straws for it.
     
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  17. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    Signed on 5.7.2019 to boot. That’s got to be the coolest Santana I’ve ever seen.
     
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