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08-27-2012, 12:30 PM
As some of you know, I have an affinity for the SE One. A few years ago I tricked-out a white, mahogany, SE One with US hardware, an adjustable PRS stoptail, and a Deep Dish 2 pickup with exceptional results. That guitar just killed and it was a favorite in the house. I dubbed the guitar "Bad Mutha F$%^r". It was my 1st SE and I was blown away by the finish quality and fretwork. Some of you may recall my rant about SE-snobs that followed. Obviously, that thread died with Birds & Moons (BaM).

Aaaaaaaaaaaaannnyway...

I had a co-worker who fell in love with Bad Muth F@#$er. While it was amazing for Voxy shimmer and warm cleans, it was an all-out rock monster through my 25th Anniversary amp and his 5150. He had been a very good friend to me - and he got my back when a screw-ball co-worker tried to railroad me (sometimes the good guys actually win). Anyway... I gave him the guitar.

6 months (or so) later, I started planning BMF Version 2.0. When I should have followed the winning recipe, I let my inner-geek talk me into a few tweaks. v2 was based on a Korina SE One platform (instead of mahogany) and was 2 Tek'd with brass saddles. I don't know if it's the bridge or the wood. Both? But v2 is pretty different from BMF v1. Acoustically, v2 it isn't as woody. v2 is quite twangy. The big plate on the back of the 2Tek gives it a distinctly hollow and metallic tone like resonator guitar and even a little like a banjo. It is quite "spanky". I think that's why a 2Tek works so well on a tele platform. But I'm not much of a country player so I'm going to try to reclaim the sound of BMF v1 with BMF v3!

I'll post the progress in this thread.

An SC58-style 2-piece stoptail would be pretty cool this time around. A PRS stoptail is going on v3 either way. I want to drive the vibration back into the wood as much as possible. I am truly torn about whether or not to go back to Mahogany or stay with Korina. I am leaning toward Korina once more but they are more expensive and I'm trying to fly under the radar with my budget. What can I say, I've pushed my wife too far, too many time, with guitars. The good news is that SE's are quite affordable so it makes well executed experimentation low risk.

v3 will get a lipstick pickup (slanted) in the neck position. I am pretty stoked about that! I'm thinking a 3-way switch routed behind the bridge (so it's in the usual McCarty position) would be the way to go. A 3-way in the usual LP position isn't very intuitive for me because I don't play LP's. Also, I think I'll try a stacked pot this time instead of adding a 2nd pot (for tone control) and moving the volume pot forward. I'm not a big fan of volume pots under the bridge pup because I hit it too much when I'm playing.

The color combo really works well for me on v2 but I'm jonesing for an Orange guitar with black trim and the black headstock with black pickguard is all ready to go on a Korina SE One. Next step... buy the donor guitar and send it off to the PTC! I'll keep the updates posted here. Give me a little time to find and fund the donor guitar. I'll post pics of it before it heads to Stevensville.

sergiodeblanc
08-27-2012, 02:06 PM
Can't wait to hear more about this guitar, the lipstick in the neck sounds right up my alley!

markie
08-27-2012, 02:35 PM
Sound interesting...................

iahawk36
08-27-2012, 02:47 PM
I'm watching how this goes with great interest, m'boy!

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08-27-2012, 03:09 PM
Anyone have a suggestion for a good lipstick pickup or is Seymour Duncan the only real choice?

sergiodeblanc
08-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Are you talking Tele style, or Dano style?

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08-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Dan-O, all the way!

sergiodeblanc
08-27-2012, 03:37 PM
These look interesting. (to me)http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://curtisnovak.com/pickups/images/str-lipstick_md.jpg&imgrefurl=http://curtisnovak.com/pickups/str-lipstick.shtml&usg=__OXIZR3BfG-atK3pPzJmvt7tRnjE=&h=450&w=600&sz=131&hl=en&start=7&sig2=uNu6Ttceg-Dly_8yUH2AkQ&zoom=1&tbnid=GDaUkwUkXy7XrM:&tbnh=101&tbnw=135&ei=tNg7UO2eOoTUyQGIqoAg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dlipstick%2Bpickups%26hl%3Den%26client %3Dsafari%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Den%26tbm%3Disch%26prmd% 3Divns&itbs=1
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mojotone.com/pickup-rene-martinez-lipstick.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mojotone.com/guitar-parts/pickups-rene-martinez/Rene-Martinez-Lipstick-Pickup-Set&usg=__5l5xete5Snm5s44XHsrueAEJ0Jg=&h=750&w=588&sz=77&hl=en&start=18&sig2=NGlfsuhpBU09g2dxvfqb1A&zoom=1&tbnid=ua1HgzKvMl7_3M:&tbnh=141&tbnw=111&ei=tNg7UO2eOoTUyQGIqoAg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dlipstick%2Bpickups%26hl%3Den%26client %3Dsafari%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Den%26tbm%3Disch%26prmd% 3Divns&itbs=1

Buildermike
08-28-2012, 12:44 AM
Anyone have a suggestion for a good lipstick pickup or is Seymour Duncan the only real choice?

Ron Thorn makes a killer lipstick pickup.

justmund
08-28-2012, 01:19 AM
Looking forward to this one! I know you said Dano but maybe these might interest you? I am biased of course!

http://www.kinman.com/guitar-pickups/telecaster/

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
08-28-2012, 03:27 PM
Looking forward to this one! I know you said Dano but maybe these might interest you? I am biased of course!

http://www.kinman.com/guitar-pickups/telecaster/Ok... why are you biased?

justmund
08-29-2012, 01:49 AM
Ok... why are you biased?

Sorry, the Kinman guy is an Aussie. Never actually heard one IRL, just read good things about them (tone and no hum).

If I had $600 to spare I'd be trying a set of the P-90s in my CU22 Soapy.

garrett
08-29-2012, 12:21 PM
Anyone have a suggestion for a good lipstick pickup or is Seymour Duncan the only real choice?

All I know of are those and the Kent Armstrong Split Tubes. I have an old set of the Armstrongs in my Ibanez Talman, and they're cool sounding pickups. Choose your bridge pickup carefully, though. Lipsticks are generally very low output.

sergiodeblanc
08-29-2012, 12:46 PM
I have a Kent Armstrong "Vintage" Tele pickup in my Tele, and it is really nice, not too expensive either.

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08-30-2012, 04:26 PM
Kent Armstrong for the win! Just ordered a Hot Gold Split Tube with the reverse wind. Looks like I got the last one, too.

http://www.wdmusic.com/media/images/products/pickups/SLHC_1GDR.jpg

Also, I am going to keep the black and gold motif. It's the perfect combo for a Korina SE One.

sergiodeblanc
08-30-2012, 04:49 PM
Bangin'.

veinbuster
08-31-2012, 07:00 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;20193']Kent Armstrong for the win! Just ordered a Hot Gold Split Tube with the reverse wind. Looks like I got the last one, too.

http://www.wdmusic.com/media/images/products/pickups/SLHC_1GDR.jpg

Also, I am going to keep the black and gold motif. It's the perfect combo for a Korina SE One.
That's the ticket.
I have a feeling I'm going to want that guitar.

garrett
08-31-2012, 09:13 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;20193']Kent Armstrong for the win! Just ordered a Hot Gold Split Tube with the reverse wind. Looks like I got the last one, too.

http://www.wdmusic.com/media/images/products/pickups/SLHC_1GDR.jpg

Also, I am going to keep the black and gold motif. It's the perfect combo for a Korina SE One.

Nice. Forgot about the "hot" option.

Hopeful Sinner
08-31-2012, 11:43 PM
Have you seen the 2012 SE Korina One guitars? Look very cool with the beveled body, old birds and bound neck! SWEET looking axe! Looking forward to watching this shape up...

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09-21-2012, 01:33 PM
Have you seen the 2012 SE Korina One guitars? Look very cool with the beveled body, old birds and bound neck! SWEET looking axe! Looking forward to watching this shape up...I have but the binding on the new ones kills it for me. It's too much.

This guitar is killer and the fretwork is exceptional. I suppose I could just redrill the top for the studs. It would be interesting to hear how the giant hole in the body impacts the tone - especially that close to the studs. But it would be ugly as hell. Maybe I could put an aquarium in there. HAHAHAHAHA

Should I put some Sole (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Lined_sole.jpg/250px-Lined_sole.jpg) back in the Hole? :laugh:

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09-21-2012, 01:37 PM
http://tonalinstruments.com/assets/images/91_AQ_Guitar.jpg

11top
09-21-2012, 01:41 PM
Something fishy going on here.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-21-2012, 01:47 PM
Something fishy going on here.

Or... I could put a trap door on it and keep my weed in there.
http://youtu.be/muA5EBmpDhA

mcbprs
09-21-2012, 02:52 PM
sounds good apart from the stacked controls, for me the only PRS I did not get on with (out of the 20 + I have owned) had been modded by a previous owner (SAS, added piezo saddles and stacked the volume and tone) fine if you don't use the controls but something of a nightmare on a gig where trying to adjust one invariably moved the other.

Shawn@PRS
09-21-2012, 08:08 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;23147']I have but the binding on the new ones kills it for me. It's too much.

This guitar is killer and the fretwork is exceptional. I suppose I could just redrill the top for the studs. It would be interesting to hear how the giant hole in the body impacts the tone - especially that close to the studs. But it would be ugly as hell. Maybe I could put an aquarium in there. HAHAHAHAHA

Should I put some Sole (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Lined_sole.jpg/250px-Lined_sole.jpg) back in the Hole? :laugh:

Send it to me, I can fix it for you

Dirty Bob
09-21-2012, 08:52 PM
Epoxy time!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-21-2012, 09:49 PM
Send it to me, I can fix it for you
You're on!

Shawn@PRS
09-21-2012, 09:49 PM
Bring it!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-21-2012, 09:55 PM
Bring it!


OH... IT'S ALREADY BEEN BROUGHTEN!

http://nycweboy.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c892653ef01156fbe2ea2970c-320wi

Shawn@PRS
09-21-2012, 09:56 PM
You have no idea what you're in for

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-21-2012, 10:10 PM
You have no idea what you're in for
Ooooohhh... I LOVE surprises!

Tell Skitchy to do whatever he wants and send me the bill.

Dirty Bob
09-21-2012, 10:52 PM
I think he needs another "Hello Kitty" guitar in the house!

Shawn@PRS
09-22-2012, 06:22 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;23208']Ooooohhh... I LOVE surprises!

Tell Skitchy to do whatever he wants and send me the bill.

You got it!

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09-22-2012, 11:06 AM
I think he needs another "Hello Kitty" guitar in the house!
Hello Kitty rocks.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Discussion/EdenRocks.jpg

But one day she'll move up to her '86 Magenta Pearl.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Discussion/30June2012.jpg

Dirty Bob
09-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Awesome shots Hans...she's a cutie.

That 86 is the beezzz kneezzzz!

Boogie
09-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Like I mentioned the other night, I have a penchant for the SE One. OK, more like a heroine addiction, but you get my drift. ;) This new project geetar MUST come to BF Egypt next spring. And by MUST, I mean It had better fuggin' be there!!

Yikes. Sorry. Couldn't control that. My name is Boogie and I'm an SE One-a-holic. :yikes:
:p

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09-27-2012, 03:08 PM
Shawn, did you guys receive the Korina doughnut? :biggrin:

Shawn@PRS
09-27-2012, 03:12 PM
So BMF version 3.0 has arrived and we started working on it immediately.

This is what it looked like when we got
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/1.jpg

It was routed for a humbucker and aftermarket bridge
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/2.jpg

First Skitchy cut a nice block from a chunk of Private Stock Korina
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/3.jpg

Next, the block was glued into place to fill the void and the original stud locations are marked
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/4.jpg

The epoxy trick was used to fill in the recessed area on the back
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/5.jpg

Some neat surprises are in store for this one. More to come!

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09-27-2012, 03:43 PM
Skitchy my man... you are a straight up Ninja.

That 1st picture makes my heart skip a beat. It sure is a beautiful guitar. I can't wait to see it back together again.

Jester
09-27-2012, 06:43 PM
Looks like you are going with a standard PRS hard tail. Did you consider a tune-o-matic or a PRS two peice hard tail? Perhaps a trem?

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09-27-2012, 07:22 PM
A Floyd would have been cool, no doubt. TOM bridge too! But if I'm going to try and reclaim the tone of BMF v1, the standard stoptail is the winner.

Perhaps the next one! :)

justmund
09-27-2012, 10:59 PM
Awesome! I'm a tinkerer by nature and this really appeals, cant wait to see this one unfold!

Shawn@PRS
09-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Making progress

So new studs have been installed and the bridge test-fitted
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/6.jpg

Also, the route for the lipstick(!) pickup has been completed
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/7.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-28-2012, 01:13 PM
KICK ASS!!! :box:

south89
09-28-2012, 01:25 PM
That is some impressive work going on right there. Thanks for the updates from inside PTC Shawn. Hans I bet the anxiety of waiting is a killer but it looks like it will be well worth it.:congrats:

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-28-2012, 01:41 PM
That is some impressive work going on right there. Thanks for the updates from inside PTC Shawn. Hans I bet the anxiety of waiting is a killer but it looks like it will be well worth it.:congrats:

I have 3 guitars at the factory right now. And... a 4th being built.

Keeping a handful guitars THERE is a fun way to make it look like there are fewer guitars HERE. :D

Besides, I love sending things to the PTC and asking them to do whatever they want to do. It's always better than I could have imagined it myself.

Exhibit A: Mushok Baritone with Tremonti pups and Ghost Piezo system. This is one of the coolest guitars I've ever played. The 3-way blade gives me full Treble pup, full bass pup, or bass pup with a filter cap of some sort. The Piezo system has two modes: Dreadnaught and Jumbo body. I can even blend them from the same output jack - or run them to separate amps (1 Acoustic & 1 Electric). I'm sure there's more than I'm forgetting. It even has an LED! That's a heavy metal requirement.

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

south89
09-28-2012, 02:02 PM
Thats pretty damn cool guitar Hans . Now you got me thinking about sending my custom 22 crackwood into PTC and maybe get it refinished to show off the wood a little better.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020317.jpg

Its the blue one in the bottom right corner of this pic

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-28-2012, 02:11 PM
Thats pretty damn cool guitar Hans . Now you got me thinking about sending my custom 22 crackwood into PTC and maybe get it refinished to show off the wood a little better.


Its the blue one in the bottom right corner of this picDid you see what they did to 3-Mike's blue guitar?

Jump to post #48 in the attached thread: http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?837-PTC-Prowess/page3&highlight=piezo

south89
09-28-2012, 02:21 PM
Ha yea I did see that :rock: Thats another reason why I have been thinking about it. I think I have to be patient though because I am waiting on a 408 with a rosie neck and gotta pay for that first:D

Then I will have to contact Shawn and see what I am going to have to sell to make that happen :evil:

dprather
09-28-2012, 04:16 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;24003']
Besides, I love sending things to the PTC and asking them to do whatever they want to do. It's always better than I could have imagined it myself.


I think I'm going to do that with one of mine, it sounds like fun...

Shawn@PRS
10-01-2012, 11:58 AM
BMF Version 3.0 will have two pickups now, so it will need some sort of pickup selector switch. Hans has allowed us full creative freedom on project so it was decided to add a toggle switch on the upper bout.

Skitchy routed out the cavity by hand. Is that clean or what?
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/8.jpg

And the crresponding hole on the top of the guitar.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/9.jpg

It will now go to basecoat to start the finish process.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
10-01-2012, 12:13 PM
HORAYYYY!!! :dancing:

So Shawn, I gotta ask... did the PS guys squawk when you swiped a chunk of their Korina for an SE? I'm guessing it was the only Korina in the factory.

Shawn@PRS
10-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Base coat has been sprayed and sanded.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/hans12.jpg

Now ready for color coat.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/hans1.jpg

Hopeful Sinner
10-09-2012, 08:35 PM
So, how much is the "do whatever the heck you want" service at the PTC? Could be just what the doctor ordered for my SE Santana...

John Beef
10-10-2012, 11:20 AM
If you have to ask, you probably can't afford it. :)

Shawn@PRS
10-10-2012, 11:25 AM
So, how much is the "do whatever the heck you want" service at the PTC? Could be just what the doctor ordered for my SE Santana...

We can do as much or as little as you like. Just drop me a line with your ideas and we can start the discussion.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-05-2012, 09:29 PM
INCOMING!!! :rock:

iahawk36
11-05-2012, 09:56 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;28370']INCOMING!!! :rock:

Ya mon!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-06-2012, 10:16 PM
BMF Version 3 is here and it is KILLER. Thank you Shawn and Skitchy! The finish is simply flawless and the truss rod cover is a classy touch (thank you, Paul).

The lipstick pup sounds even better than I thought it would. It's perfect! When the volume pot is pulled, it puts the 2 pickups out of phase and gets super funk tones! The 3-way toggle just looks like it was always there. I think I'll probably swap the Artist pup for a Starla before it's all over with but I am really taken aback by how well that giant hole was plugged.

Full tone report coming soon.



http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0031.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0037.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0030-1.jpg

The waves in the glare is the texture of the ceiling in my living room.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0044.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0041.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-06-2012, 10:19 PM
Oh yeah... it also came with a key chain! :rock: That Skitchy is a funny Mutha[shut-tch'o-mouth]!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0027.jpg

sergiodeblanc
11-06-2012, 10:33 PM
bangin'

Egads
11-06-2012, 10:56 PM
That is too cool. Off to look for a One...

Mikegarveyblues
11-07-2012, 12:05 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;28492']BMF Version 3 is here and it is KILLER. Thank you Shawn and Skitchy! The finish is simply flawless and the truss rod cover is a classy touch (thank you, Paul).

The lipstick pup sounds even better than I thought it would. It's perfect! When the volume pot is pulled, it puts the 2 pickups out of phase and gets super funk tones! The 3-way toggle just looks like it was always there. I think I'll probably swap the Artist pup for a Starla before it's all over with but I am really taken aback by how well that giant hole was plugged.

Full tone report coming soon.



http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0031.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0037.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0030-1.jpg

The waves in the glare is the texture of the ceiling in my living room.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0044.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0041.jpg

That looks stunning! Great work by the guys at PTC there... If I had the dough and lived in the US i'd be sending my SE off for a little TLC.

"Full tone report coming soon."

Any chance of uploading a sound clip to somewhere? Would love to hear it!

Buildermike
11-07-2012, 06:35 AM
Wow looks great! Kudos to the PTC group for another stellar project.

Boogie
11-07-2012, 07:46 AM
:o Dude, that fuggin' ROCKS!! :rock: That is SO bada$$ with the natural korina neck, black and gold hardware. C-l-a-s-s-y. The Starla pup is a must...and a great idea. This beast needs to be at the spring sabbatical in BF Egypt. Hear that, Dane?? ;) (soon to be a mini SE One-fest)

Hats off to Shawn and the PTC for another impressive project. If this thread doesn't start a wildfire of GAS, I don't know what will. :D

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-07-2012, 12:12 PM
Any chance of uploading a sound clip to somewhere? Would love to hear it!

It's better to be seen and thought to be a crummy player than to post a sound clip and remove all doubt. :D

My guitars definitely exceed my abilities. But I play the snot out of 'em anyway.

sergiodeblanc
11-07-2012, 12:31 PM
So how well does it do "Le Freak"?

Dirty Bob
11-07-2012, 12:46 PM
Dude that looks smokin!!!! Congrats!!!!!!! Great job guys!

themike
11-07-2012, 01:02 PM
WOW................... I CANT THINK OF THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW AMAZING IT CAME OUT!

thieves&foxes
11-07-2012, 02:23 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;28492']

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/IMG_0031.jpg



Wow, that is simply amazing. I must have one. Now just to convince the missus.

crgtr
11-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Looks awesome!

justmund
11-07-2012, 03:07 PM
"I want you to go in that bag, and find my guitar"
"Which one is it?"
"It's the one that says Bad Mother..."

It turned out awesome Hans, congratulations!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-07-2012, 03:11 PM
So how well does it do "Le Freak"?
How about I just send it to you after I get the bridge pup swapped out and you can see for yourself.

Rick
11-08-2012, 12:07 AM
that is REALLY cool ! love the lipstick tube , curious how it'll sound with the starla pickup. the PTC did a marvellous job , as always

sergiodeblanc
11-08-2012, 12:01 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;28582']How about I just send it to you after I get the bridge pup swapped out and you can see for yourself.

I'd love it, but I think I would have to wait for you to put a couple of scratches on it first!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-14-2012, 12:15 PM
Aaaaaaaaannnnnd... the final tweak is in! Starla pup in the bridge position!!!

This guitar is just amazing. I'll post a better photo tonight. Tone clips forthcoming.

The boys at PRS just knocked this one out of the park.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/SE_One/BMFv3_Starla.jpg

sergiodeblanc
11-14-2012, 12:40 PM
That looks like a lot of fun.

I sold my tele last week and I guess I never realized how much I really used its neck pup for recording, I may have to jock your style and find a DC SE to "Fender up" my sound.

Danerada
11-14-2012, 12:42 PM
Hans that looks killer!!!!! I LOVE that you put a Starla in the bridge! Whew....niiiiice

Chuck_P
11-17-2012, 01:09 PM
I may only have acquired my first PRS last week, but I have owned a black Les Paul Custom with gold hardware for years - since my grandfather gave me his when I was still in high school - and I am feeling that guitar. Congratulations on a successful project and a beautiful axe!

Dirty Bob
11-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Yeah...that looks really sweet with the Starla in there!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-17-2012, 01:42 PM
Thanks Dane, Sergio, Chuck, and Bob!

Sorry for the delay getting some good pics of the final version posted. Here they are.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/SE_One/SE_One_1_zps46c6a646.jpg[/URL]

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/SE_One/SE_One_4_zps7bb5bde2.jpg[/URL]

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/SE_One/SE_One_2_zps3386d33c.jpg[/URL]


The back is so perfect that it's like a mirror.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/SE_One/SE_One_3_zpsc8ae4f5b.jpg[/URL]

Boogie
11-17-2012, 02:53 PM
That's almost too pretty to put finger prints on it.


Almost...


Wow, that thing is just *drool*.

Dirty Bob
11-17-2012, 04:32 PM
One Baaaaaaaaad Mother!!!!

Shawn@PRS
11-17-2012, 04:38 PM
Skitchy knocked it out of the park

Egads
04-17-2013, 04:33 PM
Dude! Where are the pics? I need my fix. Hook me up. I'm jonesing.

sergiodeblanc
04-17-2013, 04:38 PM
Dude! Where are the pics? I need my fix. Hook me up. I'm jonesing.

+1

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04-17-2013, 04:45 PM
Ooops. Sorry. I am rebuilding my PhotoBucket Library. I'll get this thread fixed tonight.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
04-17-2013, 11:05 PM
Fixed, as promised. Post#81 has the pics.

Egads
04-17-2013, 11:19 PM
Whew! Thanks. NOW I can go to sleep tonight and have awesome sounding dreams. :)

JustRob
04-18-2013, 05:13 AM
I was not a fan of the look of the SE One, but that is awesome. I wish the Forum guitar would have been that, except covered in paisley.
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Egads
04-18-2013, 06:04 PM
I was not a fan of the look of the SE One, but that is awesome. I wish the Forum guitar would have been that, except covered in paisley.
:top:

You have no idea how many times I brought that up! That would make an awesome, relatively affordable, instantly identifiable Forum guitar!