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06-30-2012, 01:43 PM
One of my all-time favorite PRS Guitars is the Rosewood Limited (RL). It is the result of two great ideas from Paul and Ms. Bonni Lloyd (of Bonni Pink fame). RL's are adorned with a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and the original Tree of Life inlay (not to be confused with the Tree of Life model introduced in 2011).

The RL inlay was designed by Pearl Works and constructed of mammoth ivory, brown lip mother of pearl, abalone, mother of pearl, paua, coral, and gold. In addition, the inlay was etched, adding a tremendous amount of detail to the overall aesthetic.

Some were semi-hollow and a few even had a tremolo but I've only seen one.

While admiring the detail on the fretboard, many people fail to flip them over to see one of the things that makes them truly special. They were the 1st production PRS (100 guitars) to feature a solid Indian Rosewood neck. You may also notice that the neck is finished, another somewhat unusual feature.

While the Rosewood Limited is an exceptionally beautiful guitar, the combination of wood, McCarty-thick mahogany body, and flawless construction makes for one of the best sounding guitars to come from the factory in the late-'90's. If you think about it, the Modern Eagle (especially the ME2) can find it's roots (sorry, couldn't help myself) right here.

Show your Rosewood Limited!

Here is #71. To steal a phrase from one of it's former owners (The Honorable Gerald Johnson), it is one of the "crown jewels of my collection."

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/RL1_Big_zps78e04109.png

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/RL2_Big_zps872b7b79.png

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/RL3_Big_zps75de2bb4.png

sergiodeblanc
06-30-2012, 02:20 PM
I don't get to crazy about inlay work but these have always tickled my fancy. I have also heard there were a few made with a trem, glad to hear you have actually seen one.
Black cherry with a wanger would be my ideal ostentatious lottery winning dream guitar.

themike
06-30-2012, 02:27 PM
Does Bonnie ever come to Experiences? She seems like she has a lot of good stories! haha

And as always, the Rosewood Ltd is flippin' gorgeous man. I think I need some rosewood in my life...

veinbuster
07-03-2012, 11:26 AM
This could be my all time favourite. You can't imagine how much time I spent in a parking lot trying to decide 'should I or shouldn't I' after playing one in Atlanta.

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07-03-2012, 02:14 PM
This could be my all time favourite. You can't imagine how much time I spent in a parking lot trying to decide 'should I or shouldn't I' after playing one in Atlanta.Right now there are probably a dozen guys calling guitar stores in Atlanta (after reading your post) to find it. Better jump on it.

slowro
07-03-2012, 03:20 PM
No wonder there is a shortage of rosewood ;)
just kidding that is a beauty, that is a keeper!

veinbuster
07-04-2012, 06:58 AM
Right now there are probably a dozen guys calling guitar stores in Atlanta (after reading your post) to find it. Better jump on it.
HaHa. The possibility did cross my mind. 15 years ago the guitar looked amazing in a glass case in the center of the store and sounded amazing in a private listening booth. My wife gave me the OK, but I decided to put the money on my house and chip away at the principal. Still have the house. Still miss the guitar a little.

sergiodeblanc
09-15-2013, 03:20 AM
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[/B]Here is #71. To steal a phrase from one of it's former owners (The Honorable Gerald Johnson), it is one of the "crown jewels of my collection."

[/SIZE][/SIZE]http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/PRS_Rosewood_Limited_71_Front.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/PRS_Rosewood_Limited_71_Back.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/PRS_Rosewood_Limited_71_Headstock.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/PRS_Rosewood_Limited_71_BackHeadstock.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Rosewood_Limited/Rosie.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Rosewood_Limited/IMG_0017.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Rosewood_Limited/IMG_0015.jpg



http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Rosewood_Limited/IMG_0032.jpg





http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Rosewood_Limited/IMG_0034.jpg

This thread sucks now...empty pictures bum me out.

justmund
09-15-2013, 06:54 AM
This thread sucks now...empty pictures bum me out.
Hearing you, have you checked out Hans' "harem" thread lately?

sergiodeblanc
09-15-2013, 02:30 PM
Hearing you, have you checked out Hans' "harem" thread lately?

No, but I'm sure it's just as empty. I totally understand though.. my Photobucket library is filled with crap and needs to get cleaned up, I can't even bring myself to wade through 12 pages of random stuff to find the Bangin' photo.

Man, I really wish PRS would put more flowers on guitars. They have really expanded their inlay designs over that past ten years or so, and nothing has been as dope as the Rosewood LTD. I would geek out so hard if they did a less opulent or more restrained version of those pretty little flowers... I like flowers. I'm a sissy, so what?

RedGuitars
09-15-2013, 09:12 PM
The only Trem version I've ever seen was a violin amber for sale years ago on eBay out of Chicago. I think they were asking $7500. Wish I'd bought it!

sergiodeblanc
09-16-2013, 12:13 AM
I would marry a trem Rosewood LTD.

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09-16-2013, 12:19 AM
This thread sucks now...empty pictures bum me out.

Oooops. Guess that happened when I swapped over to my new Photo hosting account. Give me a few minutes and I'll fix it.

The harem thread will get fixed to. I just had the photographer here for some pics of the recent stuff. Final images should be here in about a month so I'll fix it and update it while I'm there.


I would marry a trem Rosewood LTD.

An RL with trem would be amazing. An RL trem that was also semi-hollow? Ooofff.

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09-16-2013, 01:02 AM
Fixed.

Daniel
09-16-2013, 01:08 AM
How about an ALL hollow? (I know it's not a RL but it's pretty cool and does have a BRW back.)

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/2012-PRS-Private-Stock-Archtop-P90-Piezo-Carved-Brazillian-Rosewood-Stock-6029-/00/s/MTYwMFg2OTE=/$(KGrHqV,!jkFChzYTSonBQvPLG36SQ~~60_57.JPG

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09-16-2013, 01:13 AM
I once called to make a play for that one. Wish I could swing it.

sergiodeblanc
09-16-2013, 01:14 AM
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Just amazing lookin', more beautiful and refined than any Dragon... The continuation from the headstock to the TRC? So prissy.

Daniel
09-16-2013, 01:16 AM
I do love that inlay. I wonder if they would/have put it on an Angelus acoustic?

sergiodeblanc
09-16-2013, 01:28 AM
I would really like to see them take 75% of that inlay away on the fretboard but use the same motif. All of the recent super-inlay guitars have a rather masculine, or" hard" design to them bordering on Ed Hardy... It would be cool to see them balance it out with something softer.

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09-16-2013, 01:29 AM
Like this?

http://truefiretv.net/sites/ngm2/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/prs.jpg

sergiodeblanc
09-16-2013, 01:38 AM
Pretty much.

Tag
09-16-2013, 12:16 PM
Pretty much.


I played one years and years ago at mandolin Brothers. To me, its still the most beautiful inlay I have seen. Not sure why, because I can see how people would think its overdone, but for me, it actually makes me tingle. When I was first starting my business, I use to mainatain this ladies property and she had all kinds of flowers for cutting, and the place used to smell like heaven. For some reason, evertime i see that inlay i can see her yard and can smell those flowers! Anyway, the one I played at mando blew my mind tonally as well. It had a WF neck that was huge, and a big, fat, thick tone. I wanted it SO bad but i think it was 10K and no way i could afford it then. Years later, I spotted what may be the rarest of them all. I have a picture of it somewhere on my computer, but its a WF, semi hollow with trem!! :bawling: I think they posted it was the only one made like that, but I could be mistaken. In any case, you know there were VERY few of them like that, and to me, thats tonal heaven. It was also a great deal if i remember, like 7.5 K or something, and in dead mint condition. I think the only reason i did not buy it is because its a true collectors piece, and get any marks on it and the price gets cut 50%. I play all of my guitars, so thats just not possible for me. Again though, I think they are the most beautiful of all PRS guitars. :adore:

Tag
09-16-2013, 12:42 PM
Here it is! I cant believe I found one of the pics. PRS Semi Hollow with trem. One of the true PRS Holy Grails. Sorry about the pic size. cant seem to reduce it! http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1448/13605694/24389897/407580099.jpg

sergiodeblanc
09-16-2013, 12:46 PM
That is just so...... perfect.

jfb
09-16-2013, 12:49 PM
Here it is! I cant believe I found one of the pics. PRS Semi Hollow with trem. One of the true PRS Holy Grails. Sorry about the pic size. cant seem to reduce it! http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1448/13605694/24389897/407580099.jpg

I was going to ask for it bigger! That guitar shreds!

Sekunda
09-16-2013, 12:54 PM
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http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/RL3_Big_zps75de2bb4.png

Now that is one sick, sweet looking headstock. I like the neck inlay with the spacing as well... very classy, and sassy!

RedGuitars
09-16-2013, 12:56 PM
Here it is! I cant believe I found one of the pics. PRS Semi Hollow with trem. One of the true PRS Holy Grails. Sorry about the pic size. cant seem to reduce it! http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1448/13605694/24389897/407580099.jpg

Outstanding!

I wonder if any of them have come into the PTC to have the neck finish removed?...

Egads
09-16-2013, 02:14 PM
How about an ALL hollow? (I know it's not a RL but it's pretty cool and does have a BRW back.)

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/2012-PRS-Private-Stock-Archtop-P90-Piezo-Carved-Brazillian-Rosewood-Stock-6029-/00/s/MTYwMFg2OTE=/$(KGrHqV,!jkFChzYTSonBQvPLG36SQ~~60_57.JPG

I get a chubby every time I see is guitar! Beautiful!

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12-15-2013, 11:37 PM
Wow! That makes 2 RL's I've ever seen with a Trem. I'd love to have this one.


Here it is! I cant believe I found one of the pics. PRS Semi Hollow with trem. One of the true PRS Holy Grails. Sorry about the pic size. cant seem to reduce it!

1077

sergiodeblanc
12-15-2013, 11:51 PM
This is still the only inlay work that stops me in my tracks, while I think it could/should be edited down and applied more often in PRS's offerings, it's still a stunner to this day.


I'm a little ashamed to admit that I take all the incredible work and developments that has happened with inlays for granted..."Alabam" and CNC have made things economically viable for inexpensive guitars to sport crazy inlay work, those Schecter "Classic's" and a few others have over saturated my senses to the point that I admire the old split-moon inlays in some PRS even more so than I did in the past.