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iahawk36
08-20-2012, 08:30 AM
After seeing Paul Miles' 20-year guitar in progress on FB this weekend, I got to thinking...I'd LOVE to see some PRS employee guitars and see what the people that build them dream up themselves.

So Shawn, James, and whoever else may be reading....let's see 'em!!!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-20-2012, 09:31 AM
After seeing Paul Miles' 20-year guitar in progress on FB this weekend, I got to thinking...I'd LOVE to see some PRS employee guitars and see what the people that build them dream up themselves.

So Shawn, James, and whoever else may be reading....let's see 'em!!!Man! Makes me wish I still had a FB account (but barely). Got any pics of Paul Miles' 20 year guitar???

themike
08-20-2012, 09:58 AM
Man! Makes me wish I still had a FB account (but barely). Got any pics of Paul Miles' 20 year guitar???

Since they are on his personal account I'm going to ask permission before I post them here :)

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-20-2012, 10:22 AM
Since they are on his personal account I'm going to ask permission before I post them here :)

Good man!

iahawk36
08-20-2012, 11:33 AM
Good call Mike....it's going to be fuggin' awesome!!!

C'mon PRS Employees....let's see some stunners!!

Jet Whitey
08-20-2012, 05:33 PM
The "One" I shouldn't have sold!!!!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/Guitars2006029.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/Guitars2006030.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/Guitars2006031.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/Guitars2006032.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/Guitars2006034.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/Guitars2006008.jpg

MykeWright
08-20-2012, 06:06 PM
None of these are mine, but they have all passed through my hands for me to work on....

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f256/mykewright/Guitars/Other%20Guitar%20Stuff/P6190061.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f256/mykewright/Guitars/Other%20Guitar%20Stuff/PA060011.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f256/mykewright/Guitars/Other%20Guitar%20Stuff/PA060015.jpg

Not STRICTLY an employee guitar, but so little is known about it, that it COULD be!

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f256/mykewright/Guitars/Other%20Guitar%20Stuff/P3120022.jpg

Aldwyn
08-20-2012, 08:11 PM
I cant remember who this was made for... I haven't owned it in years, so have forgotten. But it is a McSoapy with chrome covers, clear knobs, and wraparound raspberry color. The neck pup was the bees knees!

I think this sucker is living in the UK at the moment... Ian? Is this yours, now?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/McSoapy5.jpg

CE-man
08-20-2012, 08:56 PM
This is an early one, a CE-24 with a cedar top and H/S/H pickup configuration. Made by Roger Molnar in 1991
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac76/Longgone440-6/1991%20PRS%20CE-24%20employee%20guitar/KGrHqNh8E9bk0JcMiBPe6NMLHg60_57.jpg

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac76/Longgone440-6/1991%20PRS%20CE-24%20employee%20guitar/KGrHqVqUE88fkJvPiBPe6M-FkE60_3.jpg

CE-man
08-20-2012, 10:22 PM
[QUOTE=Jet Whitey;19110]The "One" I shouldn't have sold!!!!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/Guitars2006029.jpg

Beautiful guitar! What's the single coil pickup, a Vintage Duncan?

markie
08-21-2012, 07:06 PM
I no longer own this one, she is currently residing in New Castle :-)




http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Employee%20guitars/Employee24.png







No longer have this one either. Couldn't bond.............. as badly as I wanted to!




http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Employee%20guitars/Picture8962.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Employee%20guitars/Picture8976.jpg







Here is the only one I've kept............




http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Employee%20guitars/12%20string/014.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Employee%20guitars/12%20string/011.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Employee%20guitars/12%20string/013.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Employee%20guitars/12%20string/019.jpg

Boogie
08-21-2012, 08:51 PM
I no longer own this one, she is currently residing in New Castle :-)
Here is the only one I've kept............




http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Employee%20guitars/12%20string/014.jpg


Ohhhhhh....*drool* My pants are tight. :0

MrKnaggs
08-22-2012, 12:27 AM
I think your 12 string is freakin' beautiful! Man that's porn to me. I bet she really sings.
That's a 'gonna take her to the grave with me' guitar.

Thanks for sharing those.

MykeWright
08-22-2012, 04:11 AM
I cant remember who this was made for... I haven't owned it in years, so have forgotten. But it is a McSoapy with chrome covers, clear knobs, and wraparound raspberry color. The neck pup was the bees knees!

I think this sucker is living in the UK at the moment... Ian? Is this yours, now?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/McSoapy5.jpgIt now resides in Hasting with Mr Cheeba!

And YES, that guitar does indeed fuggin' ROCK!

docbennett
08-22-2012, 10:23 AM
1992 Employee....birds, moons, sweet switch, tone control.....obviously "Dave O." couldn't make up his mind. The "trucker girl" inlay on the headstock was what convinced me I had to own it. I had an offer and was just recently going to sell it overseas...and then I decided I needed to keep it, so now it's locked up away from temptation!!


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7796520522_17e3147407_z.jpg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8295/7796532416_2ff6d34acb_z.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7796531822_f0c9b77513.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7796532594_42ac42d396.jpg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/7796521134_e6163c03ca_m.jpg (http://www.vintagerocker.com/photos/68912971@N07/7796521134/in/photostream)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7796521266_723e62f991_m.jpg (http://www.vintagerocker.com/photos/68912971@N07/7796521266/in/photostream)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7270/7796521562_75d1d32d64_m.jpg (http://www.vintagerocker.com/photos/68912971@N07/7796521562/in/photostream)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8307/7796522198_b57c111477_m.jpg (http://www.vintagerocker.com/photos/68912971@N07/7796522198/in/photostream)

themike
08-22-2012, 10:40 AM
1992 Employee....birds, moons, sweet switch, tone control.....obviously "Dave O." couldn't make up his mind. The "trucker girl" inlay on the headstock was what convinced me I had to own it. I had an offer and was just recently going to sell it overseas...and then I decided I needed to keep it, so now it's locked up away from temptation!!


Just so you know, unless another one exists, this is probably going to be the only guitar ever that has a trucker girl! I remember speaking with Tina last year about exactly what wouldn't Paul do in PS and she pointed out things like pot leaves and "stripper ladies" probably wouldn't get the final nod anymore hahaha

docbennett
08-22-2012, 10:46 AM
1999 Employee CU22 with Turquoise birds and TRC:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/7838719556_b1acb4f964_z.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7838719406_b8243fdf43_z.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7838719242_23ee305fc1_z.jpg





http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7838719694_bc6e30fa94_z.jpg

docbennett
08-22-2012, 01:52 PM
Just so you know, unless another one exists, this is probably going to be the only guitar ever that has a trucker girl! I remember speaking with Tina last year about exactly what wouldn't Paul do in PS and she pointed out things like pot leaves and "stripper ladies" probably wouldn't get the final nod anymore hahaha

That is why, even after I received an offer well in excess of the numbers people pay for brand new Private Stock.... from an overseas collector....when the moment of truth came I decided to keep it. This is one that will eventually get sold....but probably not for several more years. I get too much joy out of just looking at it...now, if only it had a wide fat neck.......oh well.

As for the red bold comment above....well, for that, I have the "Employee 4-20 guitar"....so I guess I have all the taboo bases covered!

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/SAS%20from%20Howie/101_2910.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/SAS%20from%20Howie/100_3656.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/SAS%20from%20Howie/100_3661.jpg


http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/SAS%20from%20Howie/101_2512.jpg
http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/SAS%20from%20Howie/100_3660.jpg

iahawk36
08-22-2012, 02:03 PM
C'mon employees....no one wants to show their creations off?!

themike
08-22-2012, 02:06 PM
C'mon employees....no one wants to show their creations off?!

Yeah - Shawn, I know you have to have a few under your belt!

11top
08-22-2012, 05:46 PM
I no longer own this one, she is currently residing in New Castle :-)




http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Employee%20guitars/Employee24.png



Some lucky bastid?

markie
08-22-2012, 10:20 PM
Some lucky bastid?



You got part of it right.............. Hehehe!

Danerada
08-23-2012, 06:49 AM
Here is mine. HB II w/Piezo. Archtop pups.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y6191JISCEM/TT2GMLMXeBI/AAAAAAAAB9k/l3b2iHZQfY8/s800/IMG_3743.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Drac7CzNj_4/TT2FzXHO-fI/AAAAAAAAB9E/85HtZStxBd0/s800/IMG_3736.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HBtwI7drxVc/TT2Gfj2tkcI/AAAAAAAAB-A/lImY__kqkK0/s800/IMG_3750.JPG

11top
08-23-2012, 10:01 AM
You got part of it right.............. Hehehe!

How'd you know I got lucky?

BTW, did my phone call interrupt anything?

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-23-2012, 10:57 AM
How'd you know I got lucky?

BTW, did my phone call interrupt anything?
In order for the call to be an interruption, it would have to alter his action(s) when said call was answered. Since we both know Markie will take care of business when and where the business needs taking care of -- and that he never alters course once he sets his mind to the business -- I'm guess the answer is "no".


:D

markie
08-23-2012, 11:55 AM
In order for the call to be an interruption, it would have to alter his action(s) when said call was answered. Since we both know Markie will take care of business when and where the business needs taking care of -- and that he never alters course once he sets his mind to the business -- I'm guess the answer is "no".


:D


Damn straight............................. Put your listening Ears on PhennyVonPhenstrom!

11top
08-23-2012, 02:07 PM
and that he never alters course once he sets his mind to the business --


:D

I think he was alone.

james
08-23-2012, 02:57 PM
I have these two and a cherry SE soap bar

Ted SC245

http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/ted1.jpg
http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/ted2.jpg


Dallas Shoot-Out McCarty

http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/dallas1.jpg
http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/dallas2.jpg


I have a long time to go until I get another. Need to figure out how to get a black Starla at some point.

iahawk36
08-23-2012, 03:19 PM
HOLY MOLY JAMES!!! I'd say you've got your bases pretty well covered!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-23-2012, 03:42 PM
Love the top on that Shootout, James!

Coffee table ain't bad either.


http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/dallas1.jpg

themike
08-23-2012, 09:57 PM
Staci's Employee Studio

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/301064_2153591925562_1557830848_n.jpg


Skitchy's line up (Proto Torrero, Billy Martin, McRosie and Archtop! - all very custom and special!)

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/377134_3617161393884_97331110_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/405566_3617163913947_9742846_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/320285_3617166314007_1250433447_n.jpg

james
08-24-2012, 02:16 PM
HOLY MOLY JAMES!!! I'd say you've got your bases pretty well covered!

they're both ridiculous guitars. I deserve neither.

Aldwyn
08-24-2012, 05:59 PM
I especially like that Ted, James... Ted's are da bomb!

What are the specs on it?

Canadian PRSGUY
08-25-2012, 01:05 AM
I have had this one since 2005. Brz hdsk, fingerboard,bone nut, birds w/14k gold surrounds and PS eagle, custom dark cherry sunburst, natural "f" holes, blistered mahogany neck

Love this one

http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/45037/2102819320037779273S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2102819320037779273ZNtvNC)



http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/46047/2532250210037779273S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2532250210037779273zsRtIa)



http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/47439/2041898860037779273S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2041898860037779273DlKFnc)


http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/44763/2272508460037779273S600x600Q85.jpg (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2272508460037779273BhlAXg)

james
08-25-2012, 11:32 AM
I especially like that Ted, James... Ted's are da bomb!

What are the specs on it?

It was actually just an "off the shelf" guitar...liked it so much I bought it as my employee guitar.

Aldwyn
08-25-2012, 07:17 PM
It was actually just an "off the shelf" guitar...liked it so much I bought it as my employee guitar.

That is kind of my feeling about the Ted. They are just that good! (which is why I have one hum and one soapy!)

Dkimber
01-30-2013, 12:01 PM
I worked there in the early 90's for about 3 years or so. I'll post pics of my emp. guitar soon!

themike
01-30-2013, 01:08 PM
I worked there in the early 90's for about 3 years or so. I'll post pics of my emp. guitar soon!

Awesome! Have any fun stories you could share from then as it was mostly a whole different crew and shop?

Dkimber
01-30-2013, 01:16 PM
Awesome! Have any fun stories you could share from then as it was mostly a whole different crew and shop?

I definitely do! I'm at work now (I'm a video game developer at this point), but later on this evening I'll get some shots of my axe and bring up some interesting experiences.

One tidbit: Once Ted Nugent walked into the Final Assembly area where I was installing electronics and stringing up guitars (he was there to pick up 3 of his Serengeti models). Someone pipes up and says 'Hey Ted, you gonna' play the Cap Center tonight?!' He puffs up and says 'Naw, I'm gonna' ROCK the Cap Center tonight.'

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-30-2013, 01:19 PM
I definitely do! I'm at work now (I'm a video game developer at this point), but later on this evening I'll get some shots of my axe and bring up some interesting experiences.

One tidbit: Once Ted Nugent walked into the Final Assembly area where I was installing electronics and stringing up guitars (he was there to pick up 3 of his Serengeti models). Someone pipes up and says 'Hey Ted, you gonna' play the Cap Center tonight?!' He puffs up and says 'Naw, I'm gonna' ROCK the Cap Center tonight.'

So that's the proper name for the zebra-striped PRS?

themike
01-30-2013, 01:20 PM
I definitely do! I'm at work now (I'm a video game developer at this point), but later on this evening I'll get some shots of my axe and bring up some interesting experiences.

One tidbit: Once Ted Nugent walked into the Final Assembly area where I was installing electronics and stringing up guitars (he was there to pick up 3 of his Serengeti models). Someone pipes up and says 'Hey Ted, you gonna' play the Cap Center tonight?!' He puffs up and says 'Naw, I'm gonna' ROCK the Cap Center tonight.'

That's freaking AWESOME! I can't wait to hear more stories - thanks for sharing!

TAJ
01-30-2013, 01:26 PM
Great story!! I'd love to hear some more. Thanks for sharing!! :laugh:

docbennett
01-30-2013, 01:46 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;45629']So that's the proper name for the zebra-striped PRS?

Sounds so much more appropriate than "Whackmaster", don't you think?

jcha008
01-30-2013, 03:24 PM
I definitely do! I'm at work now (I'm a video game developer at this point), but later on this evening I'll get some shots of my axe and bring up some interesting experiences.

One tidbit: Once Ted Nugent walked into the Final Assembly area where I was installing electronics and stringing up guitars (he was there to pick up 3 of his Serengeti models). Someone pipes up and says 'Hey Ted, you gonna' play the Cap Center tonight?!' He puffs up and says 'Naw, I'm gonna' ROCK the Cap Center tonight.'

Spoken like a true rock star haha! I still hold a slight personal vendetta against Ted though. At NAMM a few years ago he made an unexpected visit to the PRS room and put on a show for a while. Any other time this would have been epic, but he cut into Mikael Akerfeldt and Fredrik Akesson's (Opeth) clinic. They never got to play and I was sad. It was funny seeing PRSh trying to get him to stop playing, but the Nuge would not be denied haha!

Dkimber
01-30-2013, 03:31 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;45629']So that's the proper name for the zebra-striped PRS?

Heh, not sure if it was the proper name, I thought I saw it referenced in his catalogue, but the red spray was called a 'Serengeti spray' by us in the shop.

Rango
01-30-2013, 03:39 PM
I cant remember who this was made for... I haven't owned it in years, so have forgotten. But it is a McSoapy with chrome covers, clear knobs, and wraparound raspberry color. The neck pup was the bees knees!

I think this sucker is living in the UK at the moment... Ian? Is this yours, now?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/McSoapy5.jpg

WOW... that's my favorite of the bunch so far! Very Cool :D

Dirty Bob
01-30-2013, 04:09 PM
I cant remember who this was made for... I haven't owned it in years, so have forgotten. But it is a McSoapy with chrome covers, clear knobs, and wraparound raspberry color. The neck pup was the bees knees!

I think this sucker is living in the UK at the moment... Ian? Is this yours, now?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/McSoapy5.jpg

This is a hot looking guitar...something about those chrome pups...the guitar just pops!

Dkimber
01-31-2013, 11:08 AM
Spoken like a true rock star haha! I still hold a slight personal vendetta against Ted though. At NAMM a few years ago he made an unexpected visit to the PRS room and put on a show for a while. Any other time this would have been epic, but he cut into Mikael Akerfeldt and Fredrik Akesson's (Opeth) clinic. They never got to play and I was sad. It was funny seeing PRSh trying to get him to stop playing, but the Nuge would not be denied haha!

Haha, I'm unsurprised. Definitely the kinda' guy that feels like the sun revolves around HIM (was my impression).

docbennett
01-31-2013, 12:34 PM
Haha, I'm unsurprised. Definitely the kinda' guy that feels like the sun revolves around HIM (was my impression).

Actually, according to the man himself, the sun revolves around EVH.....Ted is only a satelite. EVH= "no bigger ego in the world"