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11-17-2012, 09:56 PM
We recently had family photos taken by the talented Ms. Stephanie Brauer who's new name (she just got married) I do not know. While she was here, I had her photograph some of my PRS guitars for insurance purposes. I thought the photos came out quite well. There are 4 shots of each guitar; front, back, back of the headstock (or other serial number location), and one of whatever makes that guitar special to me.

We missed a few guitars in the shuffle - and I got a couple right after we did the shoot - but I'll get her to snap them when we do family photos again next fall.

Anyway... I thought I would share the pics for the PRS freaks among us who like candy threads. Enjoy!

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1990 Limited Edition #119/300ish - AKA "Signature Limited Edition"

673 674
675

Singlecut Modern Eagle (Original, not NOS)
(Upgraded with 59/09's, 1-piece Mann bridge, & raw brass saddles)

676 677

The White Rabbit
(PTC Modified SE One Korina, narrow 408, tele neck pickup, Bigsby)

732 733
734

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Singlecut Jumbo (SC-J) Thinline Limited
(with Bigsby, Starla Pickups & Push/Pull Tone Pot)

680 681
682

Swamp Ash Special - AKA "SAS"
(with 1-piece body, Artist Tweaks, new-style nut, zebra 53/10's, and 1-piece Mann bridge)

683 684
685

DC22
(59/09's and Artist Tweaks)

735 736
755

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Rosewood Limited #71
(1st Production PRS with an East Indian Rosewood neck, original Tree of Life Inlay, 1 of 100 made)

686 687 688


Signature Limited - AKA "Siggy"
(Lowest serial number from the 5 presented at the 2012 Winter NAMM show, Artist Tweaks, new-style nut, and1-piece Mann bridge)

689 690
1418

Walnut Limited
(1 of 25 made, 1-piece walnut top, semi-hollow, 57/08's)

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1271&d=1391460734 http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1272&d=1391460735

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1273&d=1391460736

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1980 West Street Limited - AKA "Westy"
(one of the 1st 3 made for the NAMM show, Artist Tweaks, zebra 59/09 pickups, proto nut, custom "1980 spec" Mann bridge that is 1-piece in raw brass)

691 692

Modern Eagle Limited #11/100
(Madagascar Rosewood neck & fretboard, rose gold pole-pieces on Narrowfield pickups)

694 695
696 697

305 Prototype
(believed to be the 1st of the 20 prototypes, figured 1-piece alder body, flamed neck/fretboard, wood inlay, gold hardware)

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1264&d=1391231378

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1266&d=1391290771

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1268&d=1391290774

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DGT
(Early David Grissom Tremolo Goldtop with old birds)

698 699
700

CE24
(Classic Electric custom painted alder body by Bud Davis & the PTC, \m/ Pickups, 1-piece Mann bridge, 1985-spec saddles, mini 3-way switch.
The initial images had different pickups. The outside photo shows the guitar as it is today, with \m/ pickups.)

701 702 756
703

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Brazilian Rosewood McCarty - AKA "The Mother of Brazilians"
(Pre-dates the limited run, adjustable bridge, non-engraved 57/08 pickups, one of the 30 "Lanahan Specials")

710 711
712

Brazilian Rosewood McCarty #77/250
(One of roughly 12 production BRW McCarty models with P90's, 1-piece top)

713 714
715

Silver Sparkle Starla

744 745

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"408" Signature, Artist Stock #132
(Prototype, Private Stock built, East IRW neck, Madagascar RW fretboard, 1-off inlay, Robson tuners, amazing mineral streaks)
*This one technically belongs to my wife and daughter; a gift to them from Paul - for putting up with me.

704 705
706

Archtop Artist 12-String Proto #3
(2-Piece Brazilian Rosewood Neck & the original prototype 12-String bridge from Excel Machine)

707 708
709

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1998 Archtop 2 - AKA "King Louie"
(1st year & Quilt)

729 730

2013 Paul's Guitar - AKA "PG13"
(1st year, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, "666" Paisley case)

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=851&d=1382412395

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1987 Standard
(Fire Red with birds)

716 717
718

1986 PRS Guitar - AKA "Pre-Standard"
(Magenta Pearl with moon inlay)
*This one belongs to my daughter. I gave it to her on her 1st birthday.

719 720
721

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1997 Eddie Van Halen (EVH) Prototype
(25.5" scale, 1 of 2 made)

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1440&d=1395195099&thumb=1

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1441&d=1395193908&thumb=1

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1442&d=1395193910&thumb=1

http://prsguitars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1450&d=1395199499&thumb=1


Private Stock Violin McCarty #14/50 - AKA "Violin Guitar"
(US version, Pernambuco neck, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, Celtic Knots, 1 of the 4 loose sets of Paul's 28 pickups)

725 726
754

305 - AKA "The Raven"
(PTC modified 305, Skitchy madness, Floyd Rose bridge, Deep Dish II treble pickup, hot-rod PRS singlecoils)

742 743
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r727/PRSGuitarLover/PRS_Guitars/The_Raven/IMG_0003_zpsb672e0a4.jpg

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SE Korina One - AKA Bad Mutha F***er 3
(PTC modified with custom paint, lipstick pickup in the neck, Starla in the bridge, adjustable bridge, all US hardware in gold, new-style nut, push/pull tone knob, push/pull volume knob to put pickups out of phase)

750 751

Mike Mushok SE Baritone
(Heavily Modified by the PTC, nut, fret tweaks, US tuners, Tremonti pickups, Ghost Piezo system, and other "Skitchy" wizardry)

748 749

7-String SE CU24
(A thoughtful birthday gift from Markie and my wife)

752 753

LSchefman
11-17-2012, 11:00 PM
Beautiful, Hans! Every single one is absolutely off the charts!

sergiodeblanc
11-18-2012, 01:13 AM
Ummm, well, uh yeah. :bawling:

justmund
11-18-2012, 02:17 AM
Wow Hans. Desirable, diverse & delectable.

edit - Thank you for sharing!

Boogie
11-18-2012, 02:35 AM
You've amassed a beautiful collection, Hans. The BMF still gets me. ;)

Iceman101
11-18-2012, 03:10 AM
Superb collection. Love the paintjob on the CE. Usually I don't like when people mess with the One, but this is amazing. This should be a regular SE line. Killler....:D:D:D

Rodicus
11-18-2012, 06:09 AM
WOW! Thanks for making me drool on my keyboard!

MykeWright
11-18-2012, 06:19 AM
Amazing collection Hans and really nice pictures. I make that 22, not counting the "gift" ones. A few more than 14 now ;)

Shawn@PRS
11-18-2012, 06:45 AM
Damn Hans, these are even more impressive when you see them all together!

iahawk36
11-18-2012, 07:17 AM
Outstanding Hans!! Just outstanding!!!

Jester
11-18-2012, 07:48 AM
Where's that little emoticon where the eyes bluge out of its head indicating that you are so overwhelmed you can't put into words how absolutely stunning something is? I need that one here.

Aeetus
11-18-2012, 08:31 AM
Holy crap!!!! Awesome ........... "listen to the sound of my jaw hitting the floor"........

Serious Poo
11-18-2012, 08:44 AM
Great collection, Hans. You've got some truly wonderful instruments. Just amazing. Thank you for sharing pictures of them.

JustRob
11-18-2012, 09:15 AM
Beautiful guitars. Excellent pictures, too. Can't wait to see how the ones in the oven come out!

veinbuster
11-18-2012, 09:45 AM
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http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Violin14/Violin_McCarty_BackHead.jpg

Awesome collection.
Usually the prototypes are pretty close to the final product, but check out the differences in this one.
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_12ViolaSerial.JPG

james
11-18-2012, 10:12 AM
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http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/PRS_BRW_McCarty_Goldtop_Front.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/PRS_BRW_McCarty_177_P90_Front.jpg

DO WANT

south89
11-18-2012, 12:07 PM
Hans those are truely some amazing guitars
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/drooling_homer.gif

Mike Duncan
11-18-2012, 01:13 PM
wow!

sergiodeblanc
11-18-2012, 01:40 PM
So about that CE, did you piece that one together or did you just luck out with birds on a newer profile neck and an alder body?

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11-18-2012, 02:56 PM
So about that CE, did you piece that one together or did you just luck out with birds on a newer profile neck and an alder body?
The body and the neck are both from '94 - but they did come from 2 separate guitars.

Egads
11-18-2012, 03:12 PM
Wow, man! What an amazing collection! How much do you pay a month for the around-the-clock security guard?

Did I miss the blue 513 PS? I still want to know what all the toggles do. ;)

markie
11-18-2012, 03:50 PM
Handsomatic...................... You rock Muh-man :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

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11-18-2012, 04:15 PM
How much do you pay a month for the around-the-clock security guard?
They're safe. Robbing my house is an exceptionally bad idea.


Did I miss the blue 513 PS? I still want to know what all the toggles do. ;)
That wasn't my guitar.

slowro
11-18-2012, 05:46 PM
Hans that is an amazing collection!
I hope you have a nice big room to display them

andy474x
11-18-2012, 05:59 PM
I envy you sir.

Incredible!

AaeCee
11-18-2012, 06:15 PM
Unreal collection!

So I've gotta ask.......How does the SCJ with Starla's sound? Funny, I've been thinking about that exact combination since I bought a Starla, surmising that it just may prove to be the secret sauce for that guitar.

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11-18-2012, 06:20 PM
Unreal collection!

So I've gotta ask.......How does the SCJ with Starla's sound?
Through my Bad Cat with EF86/EL84 combo?

Magic.

I specified Starlas in the PS HB2 because of this one.

AaeCee
11-18-2012, 06:35 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;29748']Through my Bad Cat with EF86/EL84 combo?

Magic.

I specified Starlas in the PS HB2 because of this one.Thanks Hans. Looking forward to seeing/hearing about that one. I mean, how could it not just kill?!! I'm now a huge fan of Strala pickups. Despite all of the great new pickups PRS has developed in recent years, Starla's really stand out for me.

bluefade
11-18-2012, 09:00 PM
HANS, all that beautiful wood must sound fantastic !! Shurely, you could post some video of yourself playing them for all of us!! I've never seen a more incredible selection of PRS guitars in one place!! Please, do us the honor of a sound check or two!!! thanks

Dirty Bob
11-18-2012, 09:06 PM
Congratulations on an absolutely stunning collection Hans. Absolutely beautiful. Covers a lot of PRS history. Awesome instruments.

Herr Squid
11-18-2012, 09:32 PM
Just stunning! I'm agog.

But tell us how exactly you forgot to get the Violin guitar out when the photographer was around...?

(And really I think Paul gave Heather and Eden that guitar for putting up with him!)

aristotle
11-18-2012, 09:37 PM
That's about as tasteful a collection as one can imagine. Not sure if you designed it that way or stuff just fell into place, but the end result is stunning.

Hopeful Sinner
11-18-2012, 11:20 PM
Outstanding collection Hans!!! When my collection grows up, it wants to be like your collection...

Dancing Frog
11-19-2012, 12:49 AM
My old one looks better than ever. Thanks for letting me see her again.

Egads
11-19-2012, 11:42 AM
That wasn't my guitar.

Ah! I mis-read a post about replacing knobs with a pic you posted of a 513+ with ivory knobs. Thought that was yours.

Again, awesome collection.

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11-19-2012, 04:18 PM
My old one looks better than ever. Thanks for letting me see her again.

Thanks for selling her to me! As Timmy can attest, that Fire Red Standard roars through my PRS 25th Anniversary (plexi).

aduayer
11-19-2012, 04:38 PM
I used to love you...but I think it became hate

clcwarlock
11-19-2012, 07:39 PM
Hans,
It would be cool if you got the 305 painted EVH black and yellow. The perfect PRS super strat.

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11-20-2012, 09:16 AM
Hans,
It would be cool if you got the 305 painted EVH black and yellow. The perfect PRS super strat.
It's tempting but what we have planned is very personal and sets out on a path all its own.

That said... I LOVE THIS GUITAR. :rock: If the owner/builder is a member, I'd love to hear from you about tis project.


http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk120/Austion440/IMG_0711.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/wcomp10632/IM000001.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/wcomp10632/IM000009.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/wcomp10632/IM000012.jpg

Dirty Bob
11-20-2012, 09:21 AM
wait that's real? I always thought it was a photoshop job?

Shawn@PRS
11-20-2012, 09:21 AM
OK fess up, who owns this beauty? ^^^^^^

BostonGuitar
11-20-2012, 10:48 AM
You should get a set of "brass-insert" tuner buttons for the DGT if you play it much. That way the ones on it can be kept in good condition...

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11-20-2012, 10:55 AM
You should get a set of "brass-insert" tuner buttons for the DGT if you play it much. That way the ones on it can be kept in good condition...

Thank you for the suggestion Mr. President.

Sekunda
11-20-2012, 12:25 PM
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little... I *thought* I had a sickness... Wow, gorgeous collection. :beer:

Dirty Bob
11-20-2012, 02:21 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;29996']It's tempting but what we have planned is very personal and sets out on a path all its own.

That said... I LOVE THIS GUITAR. :rock: If the owner/builder is a member, I'd love to hear from you about tis project.


http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk120/Austion440/IMG_0711.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/wcomp10632/IM000001.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/wcomp10632/IM000009.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/wcomp10632/IM000012.jpg


Well...I think I may have just found myself the next PTC project!

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11-20-2012, 02:23 PM
Well...I think I may have just found myself the next PTC project!

Consider it a dare.

No... a double-dog dare.

Cheaper by the pair? :biggrin:

Dirty Bob
11-20-2012, 05:31 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;30031']Consider it a dare.

No... a double-dog dare.

Cheaper by the pair? :biggrin:

hmmm....I don't have a maple board ce...I do have one with a rosewood board I would be open to modding...I would probably have to find a good candidate...I wonder...what about a modded 305? I should probably give shawn a call about the stupidity of me doing a project like this before openly committing on the forum! Should we do twins? Do you have a candidate in the stash you would consider sacrificing? There I go...

yankeebulldog
11-21-2012, 09:19 AM
So, what's up with the "new style nut" you've gotten installed on some of these beauties?

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11-21-2012, 12:13 PM
So, what's up with the "new style nut" you've gotten installed on some of these beauties?
There is a new nut on all new production guitars - the details of which need to come from Shawn. I'm sure it's probably a secret-sauce.

Some of my guitars were used in the beta-testing of the new nuts.

guitarsong
11-21-2012, 02:03 PM
My compliments on a killer collection.
Ric

MA Pete
11-21-2012, 09:03 PM
WOW. Awesome collection!! I am pretty much speechless, seeing them all together in one thread, amazing!!

Fox77
11-22-2012, 04:34 AM
Wow Hans, fantastic collection!

Aldwyn
11-25-2012, 03:09 PM
Nice!

But you are missing a 305 prototype. ;)

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11-25-2012, 07:38 PM
Nice!

But you are missing a 305 prototype. ;)
You magnificent bastard!

thieves&foxes
11-26-2012, 12:45 AM
Hans, all this does is show me how lacking my collection is. Congrats you have some magnificent guitars there.

Sekunda
09-16-2013, 12:58 PM
Dammit! All the image links are broken now... so much for my drooling at lunch :(

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09-16-2013, 02:06 PM
Dammit! All the image inks are broken now... so much for my drooling at lunch :(

I'll get the images fixed. I lost them when I swapped over to a new image hosting account.

Boogie
09-16-2013, 02:43 PM
Pics or they're all Epiphones. :biggrin:

Sekunda
09-16-2013, 03:09 PM
Pics or they're all Epiphones. :biggrin:

Oh dayum... if that ain't a callout. Ha! :hello:

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09-30-2013, 01:54 AM
Dammit! All the image links are broken now... so much for my drooling at lunch :(

Fixed. Sorry that took so long.

jfb
09-30-2013, 06:37 AM
Wow. Nice collection. Again. :biggrin:

Dirty Bob
09-30-2013, 07:08 AM
All of them are awesome! Very nice!

BrianC
09-30-2013, 08:48 AM
Wow you have some really cool pieces!!!

I didn't realize you had THAT many!

markie
09-30-2013, 09:20 AM
I didn't realize you had THAT many!


Hehehehe! :laugh: :laugh:

He's heard that one before ......................... at Home :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

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09-30-2013, 09:38 AM
Hehehehe! :laugh: :laugh:

He's heard that one before ......................... at Home :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Hi, my name is Kettle. :tongue:

jfb
09-30-2013, 09:40 AM
Hehehehe! :laugh: :laugh:

He's heard that one before ......................... at Home :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

What NGD really means? Where to hide this from wife and for how long.

QueenCityGuitars
09-30-2013, 10:22 AM
What a stunning collection, Hans! :rock: Aside from the collectible aspect, it's a very diverse and balanced group. Stupid nice, mon! :congrats:

sergiodeblanc
09-30-2013, 12:02 PM
Dude!

Sekunda
09-30-2013, 12:06 PM
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Thank you! We all appreciate the chance to know how slacking we really are. Ha!

You... my friend... have a sickness.
:beer:

JMintzer
09-30-2013, 12:29 PM
Seems a few are missing?

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09-30-2013, 12:48 PM
Seems a few are missing?

:bawling:<---ME

Egads
09-30-2013, 01:46 PM
Damn, Hans. Stunning, diverse, and classy.

Danerada
09-30-2013, 02:20 PM
I keep coming back to this one...whew.


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Brazilian Rosewood McCarty #77/250
(One of roughly 12 production BRW McCarty models with P90's, 1-piece top)

713 714
715

LSchefman
09-30-2013, 02:42 PM
Such a nice collection. Hans.

A few weeks ago my niece and her husband were in from Arizona, and the hubs wanted to check out my studio, so they came over. After looking around, he said, "I'll bet you have a killer guitar collection to go with this stuff."

And I said, "Yes, I do. All PRS. My entire collection is right over there." Sitting in the room were 2 guitar cases. (now that I have gone over to the dark side courtesy of Hans, I am not ashamed to call it a collection).

"Only two?" he said. "I thought you'd have a lot more."

"Oh," I replied, "These two are more valuable to my work than a hundred guitars by anyone else. I'm happy. For now." ;)

RedGuitars
09-30-2013, 02:47 PM
Seems a few are missing?

What's your harem looking like these days Doc?

JMintzer
09-30-2013, 04:43 PM
What's your harem looking like these days Doc?

Just like me... Lighter...

PS #234

758

Tonare Mahogany Concept

759

Singlecut Jumbo

760

BRW McCarty #14/250

765

57/08 McCarty #2/150

761

57/08 Singlecut #11/150

762

Limited Edition Korina McCarty Soapbar (BRW/Old Birds)

763

CU 22/12

764


Jamie

LSchefman
09-30-2013, 08:17 PM
Nice variety there, Jamie. Beautiful guitars.

jfb
09-30-2013, 08:28 PM
Nice variety there, Jamie. Beautiful guitars.

Quite nice. I dig those.

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09-30-2013, 09:02 PM
Dibs on the korina McCarty.

jfb
09-30-2013, 09:08 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;104711']Dibs on the korina McCarty.

Sick avatar. The Agents of Orange!!!

Dirty Bob
09-30-2013, 10:53 PM
Very nice Jamie! That Tonare kills me wow!

Shawn@PRS
10-01-2013, 09:27 AM
Sick avatar. The Agents of Orange!!!

Ah yeah!

rugerpc
10-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Sick avatar. The Agents of Orange!!!


Ah yeah!

(congratulation-punches self in arm... ) I take the best pics! :)

jfb
10-01-2013, 11:22 AM
Hmm...which one to call dibs on...????

JMintzer
10-01-2013, 12:45 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;104711']Dibs on the korina McCarty.

You've had your share...