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south89
11-26-2012, 11:02 AM
Look what showed up at my door :proud:
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/ups1.jpg

Well I can dream a liitle right ? Any way on to the business at hand . Here she is
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020465.jpg
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020466.jpg

Looks like its a black guitar right ? Well thats what I thought also when I got it out of the case but it is supposed to be charcoal. Once you put a flash from a camera or an actual flashlight on it this is what you see.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020475.jpg

The guitar plays like a dream right out of the box . Perfectly in tune and ready to Rock:rock:. Oh and the rosewood neck is definately an added bonus.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020468.jpg

sleary
11-26-2012, 11:31 AM
That's sweet. At first I thought the same as you until ypu flipped the guitar. Great score

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-26-2012, 11:42 AM
Killer!

I know there are some black 408 pickup rings out there in the world. And ebony tuner buttons. Just sayin...

:evil:

south89
11-26-2012, 12:34 PM
Hans- I like the way you think that would definately be very cool . Where would be a good place to find the 408 pickup rings ? I have looked and didn't have much luck.

I must say I am a little bummed about hte so called charcoal because it doesn't look like what is represented on the website. I was expecting to be able to see more of the wood grain of the guitar.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-26-2012, 12:54 PM
Hans- I like the way you think that would definately be very cool . Where would be a good place to find the 408 pickup rings ? I have looked and didn't have much luck.
I have seen a set but they were on a Private Stock guitar. Perhaps they are only available through the PS program.


I must say I am a little bummed about the so called charcoal because it doesn't look like what is represented on the website. I was expecting to be able to see more of the wood grain of the guitar.
Return it and get one you love. I had a 20th Anniversary CU24 Artist like that. From far away it was black but under the bright stage lights (or photographed with a flash) the top popped.

None more black!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Gone/20thAnnieBlack.jpg

WEDGE
11-26-2012, 12:56 PM
A Sharpie should make those rings black enough.......killer guitar!

vchizzle
11-26-2012, 01:24 PM
I wish that were my delivery person :)
Great looking guitar! I'd definitely go black rings.

Aeetus
11-26-2012, 01:32 PM
Congrats that's a real beauty, however that delivery girl is awesome! :)

Egads
11-26-2012, 01:40 PM
Look what showed up at my door :proud:
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/ups1.jpg

I don't know, man. That box looks a little beat up. If she can't carry a five pound box of face cream, how is she supposed to carry 25 lbs of guitar and case. :)

south89
11-26-2012, 01:43 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;30581']I have seen a set but they were on a Private Stock guitar. Perhaps they are only available through the PS program.


Return it and get one you love. I had a 20th Anniversary CU24 Artist like that. From far away it was black but under the bright stage lights (or photographed with a flash) the top popped.

None more black!

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/Gone/20thAnnieBlack.jpg

Hans- Funny you say that and call me crazy but I was serioiusly thinking about contact Shawn and seeing about sending her for a trip to the PTC and get it refinished in the charcoal satin finish so that the wood grains would be more visible . While she was there if maybe I could coax some of those black pup rings and ebony tuner buttons out of Shawn ( eh hum SHAWN :wave: hint , hint )

south89
11-26-2012, 01:47 PM
I don't know, man. That box looks a little beat up. If she can't carry a five pound box of face cream, how is she supposed to carry 25 lbs of guitar and case. :)
Good point BUT how could you be disappointed with a delivery person like that :rofl:

Shawn@PRS
11-26-2012, 02:08 PM
Hans- Funny you say that and call me crazy but I was serioiusly thinking about contact Shawn and seeing about sending her for a trip to the PTC and get it refinished in the charcoal satin finish so that the wood grains would be more visible . While she was there if maybe I could coax some of those black pup rings and ebony tuner buttons out of Shawn ( eh hum SHAWN :wave: hint , hint )

Now when you say "her", you're talking about the guitar right? :)

I will echo your sentiments concerning the Charcoal finish on an all mahogany body. I find it too dark as well.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-26-2012, 02:16 PM
I didn't realize that it was all hog. That certainly explains why none of the grain showed up in the photo.

Regarding what "her" means... I'm still stuck on the 20-pound box of "creme". More specifically, what she's got planned for it.

south89
11-26-2012, 02:37 PM
Now when you say "her", you're talking about the guitar right? :)

I will echo your sentiments concerning the Charcoal finish on an all mahogany body. I find it too dark as well.

Shawn,

So could this be something that the PTC could do as far as getting a lighter finish ala some of the old satin finish charcoal PRS that I have seen before?

south89
11-26-2012, 02:39 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;30614']I didn't realize that it was all hog. That certainly explains why none of the grain showed up in the photo.

Regarding what "her" means... I'm still stuck on the 20-pound box of "creme". More specifically, what she's got planned for it.

Well Hans some things just have to be left to the imagination :eek:

Shawn@PRS
11-26-2012, 02:49 PM
Hi Matt,

The problem with the charcoal on mahogany is that to get even coverage, that doesn't look blotchy, requires a lot of color. We could do something for you, but I don't know if the results would justify the price. I would love to have your business, but I don't want you to walk away feeling you didn't get your money's worth. We could do something else altogether like Frost Blue Metallic or try something like Vintage Cherry if you're interested in that?

south89
11-26-2012, 02:58 PM
Shawn,

Correct if I am wrong but wasn't there at one time guitars that were mahogany in charcoal stain with just a satin finish as opposed to the gloss so that the wood grain came through more? I am just asking because I am not very knowledgable in differant finishes and what not . Thanks for your responses .

Shawn@PRS
11-26-2012, 02:59 PM
Hi Matt,

You are correct, but some of those looked a little blotchy when we did them. But, we can certainly do that for you too

south89
11-26-2012, 03:02 PM
Thanks Shawn I might be contacting you soon . Thanks again for the help.. You Rock :rock:

Shawn@PRS
11-26-2012, 03:11 PM
My pleasure

John Beef
11-27-2012, 11:42 AM
As a lover of black opaque finishes, I think it's fantastic. I would love to show all my friends how you could see the grain in the right light. Also, I like the white rings for contrast.

It's 100% what I love to see, an understated rock machine. the only way to make it better would be some moon inlays.

But as my dad says, there's an a$$ for every seat.

aduayer
11-27-2012, 12:10 PM
I loved those satin series of guitars you had a few years back, matter of fact, I think the all mahogany guitars could had that option like those Standards 20th Anniversary.

south89
11-27-2012, 12:45 PM
I loved those satin series of guitars you had a few years back, matter of fact, I think the all mahogany guitars could had that option like those Standards 20th Anniversary.

Thats kind of where I'm at . I have always liked that satin finish. Just makes it feel and look like a bare bones tone machine.

aduayer
11-27-2012, 01:57 PM
Bare Bones tone machine...thanx, you found the right words. and since PRSh loves to use letters we could have Starla, Mira, 408, DGT, NF3 and DC3 BBTM series