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]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-04-2012, 04:18 PM
So I have this guitar idea I can't stop obsessing over...

You know that whole "End of the World" discussion tied to the end of the Mayan calendar? That date is 21 Dec 2012. Never to be repeated again.

The Mayan calendar is comprised of 13 "baktun's" and this is End-of-Times scenario is framed by the end of the 13th Mayan baktun.

EDIT... This spec sheet (below) was revised on 6 Sept

Base Model: DC22
Control Layout: DC22
Scale: 24.5"
Frets: 22
Neck Carve: Santana
Body: 1-piece, flat-sawn, Mahogany (hand-selected for tone and weight)
Top: Cocobolo
Neck: Figured Mahogany
Fretboard: Mexican Blackwood or Ebony (gotta be black) with 11.5" radius
Fretboard inlay: (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQed...n-Priest19.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQedg/Sy5ymHCTfAI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/4CsQRD3ZatY/s400/Mayan-Priest19.jpg))
Frets: Same as West Street Limited with hidden tang
Headstock Shape: Santana
Headstock Color: Gold Leaf with etched gold PS Eagle and a banner reading "End of the World"
Hardware: Gold
Bridge: Stoptail
Pickups: Humbuckers (splitable) or P90's in maple and stained Azul Maya
Color: Clear nitro over back, top and neck
Binding: Bound body, neck and headstock in flamed maple stained Mayan Blue (http://www.nationalgeographicexpedit...0945539_71.jpg (http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/images/photocontest/2009/photos/1230945539_71.jpg))
Case: Silhouette hard case with Leopard print interior (Mayans loved Leopards)
Guitar build date: 21 Dec 2012 (The end of the 13 b'ak'tun on the Mayan calendar) DC22

LSchefman
09-04-2012, 04:34 PM
That would be a very cool guitar!

Assuming, of course, that the world doesn't actually, you know, end that day... ;)

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-04-2012, 04:36 PM
That would be a very cool guitar!

Assuming, of course, that the world doesn't actually, you know, end that day... ;)
That's the upside! I wouldn't have to argue with my lovely wife about it. :)

ACE
09-04-2012, 04:37 PM
I would think you'd want to make sure it's Honduran or Central American Mahogany.

aduayer
09-04-2012, 04:37 PM
Nice idea. PRS could do a limited run "End of The world" guitar. well, if they don't do it, somebody will

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-04-2012, 04:38 PM
I would think you'd want to make sure it's Honduran or Central American Mahogany.
Exactly. It would have to be wood from that region.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-04-2012, 04:39 PM
Nice idea. PRS could do a limited run "End of The world" guitar. well, if they don't do it, somebody will

13 of them would be ideal. One for each B'ak'tun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baktun).

soundbee
09-04-2012, 07:09 PM
and of course, it would have to be completed by the end of the world

aristotle
09-05-2012, 12:44 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;20960']So I have this guitar idea I can't stop obsessing over...

You know that whole "End of the World" discussion tied to the end of the Mayan calendar? That date is 21 Dec 2012. Never to be repeated again.

The Mayan calendar is comprised of 13 "baktun's" and this is End-of-Times scenario is framed by the end of the 13th Mayan baktun.

Base Model: DC22
Scale: 24.5"
Frets: 22
Neck Carve: Santana
Body: 1-piece Mahogany (hand-selected for tone and weight)
Neck: Figured Mahogany
Fretboard: Mexican Blackwood or Ebony (gotta be black) with 12" radius
Fretboard inlay: Circular Mayan Calendar @ 12th fret (http://www.crystalinks.com/aug11mayacalendar.jpg)
Frets: Same as West Street Limited with hidden tang
Headstock Shape: Santana
Headstock Color: Gold Leaf with this inlay (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQedg/Sy5ymHCTfAI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/4CsQRD3ZatY/s400/Mayan-Priest19.jpg)
Hardware: Mixed (Gold and Nickel) Ebony buttons on tuners.
Bridge: P22 Stoptail
Pickups: Brushed Gold 53/10's (splitable)
Body Color: Azul Maya (http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/images/photocontest/2009/photos/1230945539_71.jpg)
Neck Color: Clear (to see figured mahogany)
Case: Silhouette hard case with Leopard print interior (Mayans loved Leopards)
Guitar build date: 21 Dec 2012 (The date the Mayan calendar ends)

TGS Beat you to it! (well, not to your spec's of course, and not with your uber-cool headstock inlay)

"EARTH 2012 PRIVATE STOCK LIMITED RUN

2012 is supposed to be the "end" of Earth as we know it.

I don't buy it.. So I created a few guitars that would be pretty outstanding keepsakes for the years to come, to commemorate our survival.

EARTH 2012 SPECS
Intense Curly REDWOOD top
Curly Redwood backplate and heel cap
OBECHE back
Intense Curly MAHOGANY neck
Pattern Wide Fat carve
Cocobolo fingerboard
Mammoth Ivory 20th Anniversary birds w/mammoth Ivory Wisps
GOLD BANNER ENGRAVED \"EARTH 2012\"
High Gloss nitro
Natural w/Smoked Burst
57/08 pups
McCarty Switching
Gold/Nickel PRS STOPTAIL
Phase 3 Tuners with IVOROID buttons"

Turned out fantastic in my opinion....

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k493/trmckn/Earth-2.jpg

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k493/trmckn/Earth-1.jpg

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k493/trmckn/IMG_4791.jpg

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k493/trmckn/IMG_4824.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-05-2012, 01:15 PM
TGS Beat you to it!

That's a negative, Ghostrider. Brent dreams up some way cool stuff but if it's not Mayan, it's not the same.

aristotle
09-05-2012, 01:44 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;21073']That's a negative, Ghostrider. Brent dreams up some way cool stuff but if it's not Mayan, it's not the same.

Can't argue with that!!!!

Em7
09-05-2012, 04:03 PM
EARTH 2012 SPECS
Intense Curly REDWOOD top
Curly Redwood backplate and heel cap
OBECHE back
Intense Curly MAHOGANY neck
Pattern Wide Fat carve
Cocobolo fingerboard
Mammoth Ivory 20th Anniversary birds w/mammoth Ivory Wisps
GOLD BANNER ENGRAVED \"EARTH 2012\"
High Gloss nitro
Natural w/Smoked Burst
57/08 pups
McCarty Switching
Gold/Nickel PRS STOPTAIL
Phase 3 Tuners with IVOROID buttons"


I was beginning to wonder what PRS was going to do with all of that left over obeche. ;)

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-05-2012, 05:00 PM
I was beginning to wonder what PRS was going to do with all of that left over obeche. ;)
It sustains forever. Sometimes you have to tell Obeche to shut the hell up. I'm not saying that you should smack your Obeche around, but there is a limit to how much a son of Obeche can take!

Many would like to think they can just summon Obeche when they wanna play but it doesn't work that way. You have to keep your Obeche in a nice case, take it out and clean it up from time to time. Maybe even oil it when it needs it.

Mike Duncan
09-05-2012, 07:47 PM
I'm thinking Steam Punk.

11top
09-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Ziracote top?

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20PRIVATE%20STOCKS/SANTANA%20PRIVATE%20STOCKS/PRSPSZIRACOTEFULL.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20PRIVATE%20STOCKS/SANTANA%20PRIVATE%20STOCKS/PRSPSZIRACOTE2.jpg

MA Pete
09-05-2012, 09:25 PM
DC 22, awesome! I can vouch that the DC 22 is a TERRIFIC configuration, should be a production model IMO!

Nice spec! Would be killer...

P.S. Obeche rules too! ;)

LSchefman
09-05-2012, 10:04 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;21088']It sustains forever. Sometimes you have to tell Obeche to shut the hell up. I'm not saying that you should smack your Obeche around, but there is a limit to how much a son of Obeche can take!

Many would like to think they can just summon Obeche when they wanna play but it doesn't work that way. You have to keep your Obeche in a nice case, take it out and clean it up from time to time. Maybe even oil it when it needs it.

Me like this humor!

LSchefman
09-05-2012, 10:07 PM
Ziracote top?

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20PRIVATE%20STOCKS/SANTANA%20PRIVATE%20STOCKS/PRSPSZIRACOTEFULL.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20PRIVATE%20STOCKS/SANTANA%20PRIVATE%20STOCKS/PRSPSZIRACOTE2.jpg

I see you saved a few bucks going with the cheap wood instead of the maple. ;)

11top
09-06-2012, 08:01 AM
I see you saved a few bucks going with the cheap wood instead of the maple. ;)

First of this cheap wood ever used on a PRS. :cool:

aristotle
09-06-2012, 08:37 AM
Evidently, I've been pronouncing Obeche wrong all this time, which rendered Hansomatic's humor underwhelming on first read. Isn't the first time, and won't be the last that the clever stuff flies right over my head... That's OK. I'm with the program now. To paraphrase an immortal former mayor from around these parts, obeche set me up.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-06-2012, 11:05 AM
...which rendered Hansomatic's humor underwhelming on first read.

I'm afraid it doesn't get much better. :(

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo6shlaC5B1qakh43o1_500.gif

Dirty Bob
09-06-2012, 11:20 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;21187']I'm afraid it doesn't get much better. :(

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo6shlaC5B1qakh43o1_500.gif


I admit being a fan of this movie.

The "end of the world" theme is also intriguing.

Boogie
09-06-2012, 11:48 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;20960']So I have this guitar idea I can't stop obsessing over...

Headstock Color: Gold Leaf with this inlay (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQedg/Sy5ymHCTfAI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/4CsQRD3ZatY/s400/Mayan-Priest19.jpg)

Awesome headstock art. Gotta inlay garnets or rubies for the nipples. Those things could cut glass! :p

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-06-2012, 02:05 PM
Ok... I think I have a new approach. I will update the 1st post too.

Base Model: DC22
Control Layout: DC22
Scale: 24.5"
Frets: 22
Neck Carve: Santana
Body: 1-piece, flat-sawn, Mahogany (hand-selected for tone and weight)
Top: Cocobolo
Neck: Figured Mahogany
Fretboard: Mexican Blackwood or Ebony (gotta be black) with 11.5" radius
Fretboard inlay: (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQed...n-Priest19.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQedg/Sy5ymHCTfAI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/4CsQRD3ZatY/s400/Mayan-Priest19.jpg))
Frets: Same as West Street Limited with hidden tang
Headstock Shape: Santana
Headstock Color: Gold Leaf with etched gold PS Eagle and a banner reading "End of the World"
Hardware: Gold
Bridge: Stoptail
Pickups: Humbuckers (splitable) or P90's in maple and stained Azul Maya
Color: Clear nitro over back, top and neck
Binding: Bound body, neck and headstock in flamed maple stained Mayan Blue (http://www.nationalgeographicexpedit...0945539_71.jpg (http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/images/photocontest/2009/photos/1230945539_71.jpg))
Case: Silhouette hard case with Leopard print interior (Mayans loved Leopards)
Guitar build date: 21 Dec 2012 (The end of the 13 b'ak'tun on the Mayan calendar) DC22

sergiodeblanc
09-06-2012, 03:15 PM
Just hope I don't show up in a conquistador outfit.;)

docbennett
09-06-2012, 03:25 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;21187']I'm afraid it doesn't get much better. :(

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo6shlaC5B1qakh43o1_500.gif

My name is "the Destroyer". You killed my father. You took all my private stocks. Your wife received a prototype. I actually have 5 fingers on both hands. I do believe that masks will be the fashion rage in the near future. Andre the Giant made a nice straight man. Which chalice will you drink from???

Prepare to die!

Inconceivable! How many other bowdlerized and otherwise distorted quotes from one of my favorite movies could I have stuck in there?? Oh, say "hi" to "miracle Max".

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-06-2012, 03:33 PM
Shut up, witch.

The ROUS's?

Would anybody like a peanut?

Now... DROP. YOUR. SWORD.

jpm100eb
09-06-2012, 03:46 PM
So how about this, these 13 EOTW PRS guitars get created from wood from the Mayan area. Then sold........does the end of the world happen with a 13 part harmony from all the owners playing at once?

"Life IS pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something"

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-06-2012, 03:53 PM
Outstanding first post!

http://volume1brooklyn.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/inconceivable.jpg


So how about this, these 13 EOTW PRS guitars get created from wood from the Mayan area. Then sold........does the end of the world happen with a 13 part harmony from all the owners playing at once?

"Life IS pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something"

JMintzer
09-06-2012, 04:37 PM
Would they be endorsed by R.E.M.?


Jamie

LSchefman
09-06-2012, 05:02 PM
First of this cheap wood ever used on a PRS. :cool:

Very thrifty of you, and in these perilous economic times, I say it was a responsible choice, no matter what anyone else says! ;)

Aldwyn
09-06-2012, 05:08 PM
Change it to brazilian rosewood neck, and I'll take that guitar!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-07-2012, 11:36 AM
Change it to brazilian rosewood neck, and I'll take that guitar!
I wish.

Sadly, this guitar will not be happening unless I win the lottery by Monday. :(

10TopPhantom
09-07-2012, 12:00 PM
I know what I am saving up for... END OF THE WORLD PRS!!! Cocobolo top and Mahogany body... As long as there isnly much of a stain. And why only 22 frets?? 24 is the way to go! If it's the really the end of the world, I want to be able to shred as high on the neck as I can! 22 frets doesn't quite do it for me! Here is my PRS Custum 24 10 top from 93... Thats my baby! http://on.fb.me/Qmm3sH

markie
09-07-2012, 01:29 PM
I know what I am saving up for... END OF THE WORLD PRS!!! Cocobolo top and Mahogany body... As long as there isnly much of a stain. And why only 22 frets?? 24 is the way to go! If it's the really the end of the world, I want to be able to shred as high on the neck as I can! 22 frets doesn't quite do it for me! Here is my PRS Custum 24 10 top from 93... Thats my baby! http://on.fb.me/Qmm3sH




Dude................................. Your Guitar looks like an X :o :confused:







I couldn't resist :D :D

Sam
09-07-2012, 10:54 PM
If it's the really the end of the world, I want to be able to shred as high on the neck as I can! 22 frets doesn't quite do it for me! http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/398930_10150594457050388_221828791_n.jpg
Says the guy playing a cowboy-chord with his tongue out! ;-D Great looking fiddle.

LSchefman
09-07-2012, 11:07 PM
Guys, an old friend who is a physicist at MIT got in touch with me to discuss the end of the world, and apparently, the date has been moved up. He says some of the alien astronauts that gave the Maya all that information to do their calculations predicting the December 21, 2012 date, got in touch with him.

Apparently the world was created as a kind of Disneyland for alien visits, and they don't really give a darn about us, they're creating a new alien Disneyland. So they're shutting us down.

But their Disney type client wants them to move the date up to November 7, 2012, so they can get holographic imaging video of the end of the world shot, edited and scored to picture in time for Alien New Year broadcast on the History2 cable channel on their planet. It'll be kind of a retrospective of the complete history of the world, and of course will culminate in spectacular footage of the world ending.

My friend tells me they know I worked with the voice of Darth Vader (hey, they're aliens, maybe they think he's really Darth Vader?), heard I work pretty quickly, and wanted a quote for the score and audio post; the thing is that, since the Earth will be ended, if I'm picked I'll be obliged to do the score aboard their mother ship. Anyway, I gave them a quote. I guess we'll see if they dig the reel.

He says because it's cable, they really don't have a big budget, which, ok, the world is ending anyway, where am I going to spend it?

Anyway, if you're planning to get one of these guitars done, you might want to get started a little earlier. ;)

Oh yeah, he says they all use iPhones and Macs. He didn't say what kind of guitars they play, but since I haven't seen them, I'd say it's possible they don't play guitars. Maybe they play accordions or banjos. It's anyone's guess.

Albrecht Smuten
09-10-2012, 04:36 AM
Maybe they play accordions or banjos. It's anyone's guess.

I'm pretty positive that they play vuvuzelas.

11top
09-10-2012, 06:48 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;21303']I wish.

Sadly, this guitar will not be happening unless I win the lottery by Monday. :(

Renamed "End of the discussion guitar". ;)

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-10-2012, 10:49 AM
Renamed "End of the discussion guitar". ;)

I'll be filling the hole in my heart with a shiny new 3-Mike-7.

markie
09-10-2012, 09:29 PM
Renamed "End of the discussion guitar". ;)




Go ahead Steve......................... twist that dagger that has already been sunk deeply into his heart!

veinbuster
09-11-2012, 09:26 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;21205']Ok... I think I have a new approach. I will update the 1st post too.

Base Model: DC22
Control Layout: DC22
Scale: 24.5"
Frets: 22
Neck Carve: Santana
Body: 1-piece, flat-sawn, Mahogany (hand-selected for tone and weight)
Top: Cocobolo
Neck: Figured Mahogany
Fretboard: Mexican Blackwood or Ebony (gotta be black) with 11.5" radius
Fretboard inlay: (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQed...n-Priest19.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQedg/Sy5ymHCTfAI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/4CsQRD3ZatY/s400/Mayan-Priest19.jpg))
Frets: Same as West Street Limited with hidden tang
Headstock Shape: Santana
Headstock Color: Gold Leaf with etched gold PS Eagle and a banner reading "End of the World"
Hardware: Gold
Bridge: Stoptail
Pickups: Humbuckers (splitable) or P90's in maple and stained Azul Maya
Color: Clear nitro over back, top and neck
Binding: Bound body, neck and headstock in flamed maple stained Mayan Blue (http://www.nationalgeographicexpedit...0945539_71.jpg (http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/images/photocontest/2009/photos/1230945539_71.jpg))
Case: Silhouette hard case with Leopard print interior (Mayans loved Leopards)
Guitar build date: 21 Dec 2012 (The end of the 13 b'ak'tun on the Mayan calendar) DC22
Can I steal the spec and rename it 'Another Tomorrow '?

11top
09-11-2012, 10:42 AM
Go ahead Steve......................... twist that dagger that has already been sunk deeply into his heart!

Well...............................I am that kinda guy. ;-)

markie
09-11-2012, 05:51 PM
Well...............................I am that kinda guy. ;-)


Many of us didn't need an explanation:biggrin:

11top
09-11-2012, 09:51 PM
Many of us didn't need an explanation:biggrin:

Yeah well, it was for all the rest.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-01-2012, 12:15 PM
As the 21st of December approaches, I can't help but think about this guitar. I couldn't make it happen. It has become a genuine regret. :(

I wonder... what will all the Mayan Calendar experts say when we're all still here on the 22nd of December?

veinbuster
12-01-2012, 12:43 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;31680']As the 21st of December approaches, I can't help but think about this guitar. I couldn't make it happen. It is become a genuine regret. :(

I wonder... what will all the Mayan Calendar experts say when we're all still here on the 22nd of December?

Don't know about the calendar experts, but I'm pretty sure the Mayan who came up with the calendar would say something like "Silly monkeys. That's just how far I got before quitting time."

Goldtop
12-01-2012, 09:40 PM
http://ancientworldstudies.pbworks.com/f/1287166453/Mayan-Calendar.jpg