YES!!! Got a phone call today....

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  1. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    *UPDATE on the CE24 Dustie Waring refinish project

    Got a phone call from Marty Bell today regarding further details on the refin of the DW CE24. Our initial phone conversation left it that I would just get the whole guitar painted in Brilliant Fuchsia Glitter. Marty wasn't sure about the natural binding and such. Well, he's ready to start the body....

    Or conversation went something like this (not exactly word-for-word):

    Me: "Hello?"

    Marty: "Mark? It's Marty Bell."

    Me: "Yeah! Hey, what's going on?!"

    Marty: "Getting ready to start the PRS. If I remember right I kind of discouraged you from doing the top in glitter, utilizing the natural binding and doing the back black. Well, after looking at this, that binding looks great - it's very bright and evenly colored. It really looks like regular plastic binding. Forget what I said...let's do the top in Fuchsia Glitter and the back in gloss black, keeping the natural binding!"

    Me: "Yeah?!?! Cool!!!"

    From there we discussed price. The phone call ended with him letting me know he'd be in touch in about a week. I'm PUMPED!!!!

    Here's a refresher on the color scheme:

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    In the meantime, here are some pics of the parts I have grabbed to make the guitar more "customized" to my desires....

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    Here's what I grabbed...

    * Chrome S2 locking tuners - they were a direct drop for the satin black tuners that came on the guitar.

    * A German-made, "Original" Floyd Rose "1984" Limited Edition tremolo. This bridge is like the original Floyds Kramer distributed in the '80s. It has a screw in arm, wood screw fulcrum attachments (I'll be using the stock black ones).

    * Paul Reed Smith 57/08 Treble and Bass pickups

    I really think this guitar is going to go from "Meh" to "F-YEAH!!!!!".

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    More updates as they arrive. Debating doing an "unboxing" and "assembly" video for my YouTube Channel. Thoughts?
     
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  2. WA Paul

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

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    Great news!

    Assembly is more interesting to me but unboxing vids seem to be wildly popular so what do I know?
     
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  3. Deli6505

    Deli6505 Rockin' the D!

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    I definitely can't wait to see this when it's done.
     
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  4. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Looking forward to seeing it done!
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Freakin' WOW!
     
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  6. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Thanks, guys! Yeah, this one is gonna be fun.

    I still need to grab a couple parts - a 32mm Brass "Big Block" for the Floyd, and some pickup rings. I can't decide, though - black or crème? Black'll look good, but crème is just SOOO decidedly PRS that I can't imagine the guitar with anything BUT crème rings. Opinions????
     
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  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Tough one... hmmm...
    I vote crème
     
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  8. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Would say creme but on pink sparkle black is the deal.
     
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  9. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    If this comes out half as good as it sounds, Sergio is going to [email protected] himself purple!
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Can’t wait to see it!! That’s gonna be so badass!
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Chrome....

    ....just throwing it in there!
     
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  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    With a pink top, I’d go creme. Either way would work, though.
     
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  14. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Yeah, the more l think about it, the more l am leaning toward creme. I think it'll keep a little touch of traditional PRS amongst the garrishness that I'm going for....
     
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  15. toothace

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

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    Creme it up!
     
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  16. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    This is gonna be sofa-king awesome!
     
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  17. bodia

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

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    Where’s my popcorn?! Love this!

    Creme from this guy, as well.
     
  18. CyFan4036

    CyFan4036 New Member

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    Black birds, black headstock so black rings. Creme would make the rings a focal point. That's a fun project you have going there.
     
  19. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    I'm all about that color. I was going to do a Tele that way but settled on HUGE purple flakes instead.
     
  20. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Cool! Yeah, this should have some pretty big flakes - not HUGE, but big. Marty is the guy that paints G&L's flake-finished guitars, and those are pretty spectacular. I am really looking forward to this getting done....
     
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