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vchizzle
09-28-2012, 09:29 AM
Having trouble digging up info on them. Do you have one? played one? Tell me everything ya know:prslogo:

Twinfan
09-28-2012, 09:59 AM
From what I can remember:

McCarty model
57/08 pickups
Pernambuco neck

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09-28-2012, 10:08 AM
From what I can remember:

McCarty model
57/08 pickups
Pernambuco neck

With European Maple tops. That's the maple traditionally used to make violins. It has super tight growth rings like spruce. This was one of the chief differences between the Violin Guitars and the Paul's 28 guitars. The P28's were also completely shielded and grounded in the cavities (pup cavities too).

The US versions had Brazilian Rosewood fretboards. The Violin Guitars made for international sale did not.

All of them had Celtic knots. I've never seen one with a trem.

FlameTop
10-01-2012, 07:31 AM
One other nice touch is the hidden fret tangs on the fingerboard. Seen that on a couple of Private Stocks as well.

The Violin is well up there with the Collection series as far as quality etc. At the time they seemed expensive, but with the cost of a Collection, they were a bit of a bargain really :)

Mine on a sunny day .....

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/Violin%20%281%29.jpg

Fox77
10-01-2012, 08:30 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;23982']With European Maple tops. That's the maple traditionally used to make violins. It has super tight growth rings like spruce. This was one of the chief differences between the Violin Guitars and the Paul's 28 guitars. The P28's were also completely shielded and grounded in the cavities (pup cavities too).

The US versions had Brazilian Rosewood fretboards. The Violin Guitars made for international sale did not.

All of them had Celtic knots. I've never seen one with a trem.

Hans, do you know whether the pickups were also specifically selected as with the P28s?

Cheers!

markie
10-01-2012, 09:21 AM
Hans, do you know whether the pickups were also specifically selected as with the P28s?

Cheers!



57/08 P-ups......

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10-01-2012, 09:25 AM
Killer top on that one. That's a gem.


Mine on a sunny day .....
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/Violin%20%281%29.jpg

aduayer
10-01-2012, 01:57 PM
I don't have one (I wish), but I did played the prototype once. it had a IRW or BRW neck instead of the Pernambuco (here in Brazil we call it Pau Brasil) neck.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/8044422462_d5c3bf54e9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73286327@N07/8044422462/)
Violin Gtr Proto2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73286327@N07/8044422462/) por aduayer (http://www.flickr.com/people/73286327@N07/), no Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8042/8044414957_7517bdf94f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73286327@N07/8044414957/)
Violin gtr proto (http://www.flickr.com/photos/73286327@N07/8044414957/) por aduayer (http://www.flickr.com/people/73286327@N07/), no Flickr

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10-01-2012, 02:09 PM
Wow! I'd have stuffed it down my pants and whistled all the way out the front door. ;)

vchizzle
10-01-2012, 04:02 PM
One other nice touch is the hidden fret tangs on the fingerboard. Seen that on a couple of Private Stocks as well.

The Violin is well up there with the Collection series as far as quality etc. At the time they seemed expensive, but with the cost of a Collection, they were a bit of a bargain really :)

Mine on a sunny day .....

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/Violin%20%281%29.jpg
Incredible!

Woundtight
10-01-2012, 04:15 PM
57/08 P-ups......

Are you sure? :D

Got one you'd like to show us?

FlameTop
10-01-2012, 04:19 PM
Yup they are simply marked '57/08'. They date from before the 'tm' was added.

WEDGE
10-01-2012, 06:11 PM
One of my bucket list guitars along with a Paul's 28............

Daniel
10-02-2012, 03:46 AM
Having trouble digging up info on them. Do you have one? played one? Tell me everything ya know:prslogo:

Yes. Yes. I think they made 50. All but one have the same specs, AFAIK. It plays great, feels great, sounds great. Doesn't feel, play or sound anything like butter (Thank God!). This is the only picture I can find right now.

http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/101/02e33886bf3f4053adf0a9d88b19d997/l.jpg

vchizzle
10-02-2012, 07:52 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;24292']Wow! I'd have stuffed it down my pants and whistled all the way out the front door. ;)
Is that a violin guitar in your pants or are you happy to see me :D

So Euro maple, pern neck & knots are the main things...were they built by the PS team as well?

Daniel
10-03-2012, 03:16 AM
Is that a violin guitar in your pants or are you happy to see me :D

So Euro maple, pern neck & knots are the main things...were they built by the PS team as well?

Yes, they are PS guitars with PS #s and COAs.

FlameTop
10-03-2012, 05:20 AM
If you are in Europe, it seems Thomman have one NOS.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/prs_mccarty_private_stock_violin.htm

Fox77
10-03-2012, 05:48 AM
There's another one here: http://www.guitars-shop.de/product_info.php/products_id/198

veinbuster
10-03-2012, 05:08 PM
I don't have one (I wish), but I did played the prototype once. it had a IRW or BRW neck instead of the Pernambuco (here in Brazil we call it Pau Brasil) neck.


Brazilian neck and finger board.
The pickups are prototypes of the collection pickups.

Pernny
10-19-2012, 11:38 PM
Having trouble digging up info on them. Do you have one? played one? Tell me everything ya know:prslogo:

The guitar has incredible tone ( = sweet and punchy) and amazing response to pick attack...

I really love it. :wink:

http://yahoo.jp/5wGTVg

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10-19-2012, 11:49 PM
Monday can't get here fast enough! :rock:

vchizzle
10-20-2012, 01:46 AM
The guitar has incredible tone ( = sweet and punchy) and amazing response to pick attack...

I really love it. :wink:

http://yahoo.jp/5wGTVgfreaking amazing!!!

Boogie
10-20-2012, 09:03 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;26529']Monday can't get here fast enough! :rock:

By any chance will this fit in carry-on? ;)

nicolasrivera
10-20-2012, 09:44 AM
Did you say Violin guitar???

Custom made #2:

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo36/8d2studios/SV2.jpg

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo36/8d2studios/IMG_9320.jpg



Having trouble digging up info on them. Do you have one? played one? Tell me everything ya know:prslogo:

alantig
10-20-2012, 09:53 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;26529']Monday can't get here fast enough! :rock:

You be quiet!!! DELIVERY can't get here soon enough, but Monday?

Bleah.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yteMugRAc0

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10-20-2012, 02:27 PM
By any chance will this fit in carry-on? ;)
Yeah but I'll be using that space to hand deliver a very special guitar to its new owner.

Serious Poo
10-20-2012, 02:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yteMugRAc0

You stay classy, San Diego.

Daniel
10-21-2012, 02:21 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;26529']Monday can't get here fast enough! :rock:

Wait just a damn minute. Monday is MY birthday so you'd better be sending that guitar to me. I need bookends. :proud:

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10-21-2012, 02:26 AM
Wait just a damn minute. Monday is MY birthday so you'd better be sending that guitar to me. I need bookends. :proud:
Happy birthday, my man!

If it makes you feel any better, top on yours is WAY better.

Daniel
10-21-2012, 02:45 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;26606']Happy birthday, my man!

If it makes you feel any better, top on yours is WAY better.

You are more than kind, my friend.