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south89
11-29-2012, 06:08 PM
SO I have 2 Siggy's . One in fire Red Burst
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020438.jpg
And I have a Charcoal Burst that is probably my favorite color.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020440.jpg


So I had this crazy idea today and the more I thought about it the cooler it sounded.:D

I am not crazy about a black back and neck and was thinking what would my charcoal burst look like if I sent it to Shawn and the great team at the PTC and had the back of the body and the neck stripped of the black and refinished in natural or some kind of light stain to show off the WOOD.

I am open to everyone's thoughts . Thats why I started this thread to get everyone's opinion.

justmund
11-29-2012, 06:17 PM
I love the idea! I like you, dig CB but don't go so much on the black back/neck. I even think that a painted neck would have more resistance than an unpainted one (even tho the V12 top coat is the same on both, it's a psychological thing!)

I do love a natural back on a PRS so I say go for it, you'll end up with something unique and very cool. I also love how natural back Siggy's look with the slightly darker "sinker" hog neck.

south89
11-29-2012, 06:39 PM
Thanks for your thoughts justmund. Yea I think it would look pretty cool . ANy other thoughts anybody ?

markie
11-29-2012, 09:16 PM
I like it!

11top
11-29-2012, 09:31 PM
May be difficult to sand it back to natural if the black has been absorbed into the pores.

LSchefman
11-29-2012, 09:48 PM
CB is one of my favorite colors, too, but I think the black back and neck set off the burst really well.

Ultimately, it's just a matter of personal taste and whether you want to spend the money.

hemantooth
11-29-2012, 10:42 PM
Is there a particular reason what guitars get a specific color back? Is it all aesthetics or are their issues like bleed through with certain colors?

prscat33511
11-29-2012, 11:49 PM
I'm not a big fan of black
Love teh Red one
Not crazy idea
PTC is the place to do it right ?

Twinfan
11-30-2012, 02:06 AM
May be difficult to sand it back to natural if the black has been absorbed into the pores.

That's what I would think too. No harm in shooting an email to the PTC to ask though!

south89
11-30-2012, 07:56 AM
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I guess I will contact Shawn and see what he thinks. He is probably gonna think I'm crazy because I talked to him about another idea I had a couple days ago so hopefully he finds amusement in my craziness.:vroam:

themike
11-30-2012, 07:59 AM
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I guess I will contact Shawn and see what he thinks. He is probably gonna think I'm crazy because I talked to him about another idea I had a couple days ago so hopefully he finds amusement in my craziness.:vroam:

Trust me, I've bugged Shawn for things that made WAYYYYYYYYY less sense than this! I think its a great idea and would look fantastic. Hopefully since its paint and not stain you'll be able to get away with it :)

sergiodeblanc
11-30-2012, 12:10 PM
You could do it way cheaper with one of these!

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/cowboy-belt-buckle.jpg

QueenCityGuitars
11-30-2012, 12:33 PM
So I had this crazy idea today and the more I thought about it the cooler it sounded.:D

I am not crazy about a black back and neck and was thinking what would my charcoal burst look like if I sent it to Shawn and the great team at the PTC and had the back of the body and the neck stripped of the black and refinished in natural or some kind of light stain to show off the WOOD.

I am open to everyone's thoughts . Thats why I started this thread to get everyone's opinion.

I'm going against the grain (pardon the pun) on this one. I think you should leave the back as it is for several reasons.



A natural back will provide zero contrast to the darker top and natural body binding.
Refinishing the back won't change one thing about how well it plays or how good it sounds.
It's the back of the guitar. :dontknow:


I would say save the money you would spend on refinishing the back and put it toward a new or used guitar with a different pickup configuration and stain to provide some variety from what you already own. Just my $0.02.

Mike Duncan
11-30-2012, 01:18 PM
Make it so.

newfmp3
11-30-2012, 01:48 PM
Just buy another one with the right colors. I can't imagine the cost of a refin like that?!?
I prefer the red myself. Black just scratches too easy. But the red is the color I was looking for when shopping for my first PRS months back.

Danerada
11-30-2012, 01:52 PM
oh man...I love that idea! I love the natural back and neck look.

south89
11-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Just buy another one with the right colors. I can't imagine the cost of a refin like that?!?
I prefer the red myself. Black just scratches too easy. But the red is the color I was looking for when shopping for my first PRS months back.

I have the color I want in the charcoal burst but they are all with black backs. If this can be done it would definately be unique to all othe sig limiteds.:rock:

hoofarted
11-30-2012, 08:40 PM
I like the idea. Wraparounds aside, I can't think of a single translucent color I like better with a painted back. Natural backs just catch my eye so much better and really make the stain pop. I loved my old Emerald CU24, the worst thing about it was the black back. Uggh! Same with Whale Blue. Love the stain, HATE the black back.

gush
12-01-2012, 06:57 PM
YesYesYes! Im a big fan of natural backs. Love the wood grain. I bought a 2011 cu24 this past summer. It doesnt have a natural back or neck but the top is so beautiful that I HAD to have it. It has a blue stain on back so i can still see the wood grain. I will try to get pics of my very small prs collection posted.

veinbuster
12-02-2012, 07:10 AM
I love natural wood wherever I can get it, but I don't think I would mess with a perfectly good guitar to get there, especially one that looked as good as yours does now.

Dirty Bob
12-02-2012, 08:21 AM
I would leave it alone!

vchizzle
12-02-2012, 11:12 AM
I'd do it if you love the guitar. Before PTC existed, I bought a black McStd for the sole purpose of painting it a custom white color by paintguy(Larry). Mainly because I had a hard time finding this model in any white color. I think yours would look great with a natty back...the only risk you run is if the wood isn't looking hot and sexy under that paint. Paint is much easier to refin than a dye. There's a sealer(clear) below the paint if I remember correctly. I'd guess PTC would have no problem.

Artist
12-03-2012, 02:19 AM
This is the closest one I found similar to your idea.

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/8426/naturalbackblack.jpg

bluefade
12-03-2012, 04:40 AM
I have a red sig. lim. like yours and i say DON'T FIX WHAT AIN'T BROKE !!! Go private stock,if you want to mess around with colors,etc.

south89
12-03-2012, 07:05 AM
This is the closest one I found similar to your idea.

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/8426/naturalbackblack.jpg


Tahnks for the pic Artist. Its close but I don't have a quilt top. Makes it an even more interesting idea

south89
12-03-2012, 07:07 AM
This is the closest one I found similar to your idea.

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/8426/naturalbackblack.jpg


I have a red sig. lim. like yours and i say DON'T FIX WHAT AIN'T BROKE !!! Go private stock,if you want to mess around with colors,etc.


Well this where I consider myself very fortunate in the fact that I have a red and the charcoal burst so I plan to leave the red one alone. I am just waiting to hear back from Shawn as far as what something like this might cost.:dontknow:

themike
12-03-2012, 07:30 AM
I'm on the road right now so I only had a few minutes but how's this quick render work for you? ;)

http://i48.tinypic.com/2ibkbd4.jpg

south89
12-03-2012, 07:36 AM
I'm on the road right now so I only had a few minutes but how's this quick render work for you? ;)

http://i48.tinypic.com/2ibkbd4.jpg

Mike that is AMAZING !! Now I am really Sold if it could come close to looking like that .

justmund
12-03-2012, 01:58 PM
I'm on the road right now so I only had a few minutes but how's this quick render work for you? ;)

http://i48.tinypic.com/2ibkbd4.jpg
That looks great! I especially love the light charcoal binding, v nice touch! Love your work Mike!

themike
12-04-2012, 08:15 AM
Haha glad you like it! :)

south89
12-04-2012, 08:34 AM
The trigger has been pulled and the process started :biggrin: