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justmund
12-02-2012, 02:41 PM
Ok so you're the boss of PRS, what production PRS model would you release, and why?

The rules are simple, it needs to make sense economically (for the company), fit with the company ethos and take in to account long-term materials availability. Personal taste and preference should be put aside, and list as many specs as relevant (woods, bridges, tuners, body thickness, artist package yes/no, pickups, switching, neck profiles etc).

-Maybe a new artist signature model
-Maybe a trem equipped P22/P24 (ok that's the obvious one!)
-Maybe an acoustic amp (no. 2 obvious one!)

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-02-2012, 03:02 PM
SE One singlecut body shape (in Swamp Ash) but more of an angle between neck and body. 25 and 1/4" scale. Fat Maple neck and fretboard. Old birds. Stoptail. Starla bridge pup. Lipstick neck pup (slanted). Push/pull volume (for Power out of phase) and push/pull tone pot to tap the Starla.

Oh! OH! And P22 piezo. :)

Bluesverb
12-02-2012, 03:06 PM
I agree with the trem on a P24. For me, I think a swamp ash body set neck, CU24, with a 59/09 in the rear and 2 narrow fields up front, and a flamed maple neck/board (or solid rose wood) would be my guitar of choice.

thieves&foxes
12-02-2012, 03:14 PM
The 408 hollowbody (solid back) with trem, and the LR baggs Piezo system.

The versatility of the 408 and P22, with the sexiness of the hollowbody, yes please.

sergiodeblanc
12-02-2012, 03:48 PM
I think it would be more like a mid-priced line that took the "X" series concept in a different direction, and it would be called "Moons by PRS".

Mira and Starla flat style body shape out of alder, back routed to lose that ugly pickguard, trem, Santana headstock on a maple bolt on neck with maple/rosewood fretboard options, 25" scale, moon inlays, covered HFS at the bridge, Tele/lipstick at the neck, vol-vol-tone-toggle layout (use the DGT back plate for high commonality of parts), satin finished to keep production costs down, assembled out of USA made parts by inmates at a Baltimore correctional institution for troubled youths overseen by their newly appointed warden John "Orkie" Ingram.

andy474x
12-02-2012, 05:13 PM
I've always thought this would be a cool PRS guitar:

Mira body shape, mahogany, but with the thickness of a singlecut. Back routed to do away with the pickguard, maple top optional.
Mahogany neck, ebony board, 22 frets, 24.5 scale, pattern profile, moons or birds.
Wrap around or trem
Phase III's
57/08 bridge, 53/10 neck, 5-way, 2 vol, 1 tone

And I will gladly test the prototypes ;) Ok, maybe that's being a bit lofty.

But really.

veinbuster
12-02-2012, 05:33 PM
SC245 with DGT controls.
But I might try a run of SC with the upper tone a piezo blend - and a mini toggle to switch the piezo in.

wilerty
12-02-2012, 05:59 PM
PRS needs an under $2,000 (street) USA McCarty model. McCarty body, mohagany back and neck, rw fretboard, old birds, 5708s, trem or stop tail, std maple top (or all mahogany), etc, etc.

hoofarted
12-02-2012, 06:28 PM
PRS needs an under $2,000 (street) USA McCarty model. McCarty body, mohagany back and neck, rw fretboard, old birds, 5708s, trem or stop tail, std maple top, etc, etc.
This in BLACK, yes please!

hemantooth
12-02-2012, 06:51 PM
SC245 with DGT controls.
But I might try a run of SC with the upper tone a piezo blend - and a mini toggle to switch the piezo in.

Love this idea. I've always wanted a Singlecut, but I prefer McCarty or DGT switching over LP style. I know I can get it on Private Stock or get a SCT, but I want the body thickness with a wraparound or two piece bridge.

Shawn@PRS
12-02-2012, 06:53 PM
DGT SC

DGT pups
DGT electronics
DGT frets
DGT neck carve
SC body shape
Trem bridge
Do it David, do it!

fatb0y
12-02-2012, 08:25 PM
DGT SC

DGT pups
DGT electronics
DGT frets
DGT neck carve
SC body shape
Trem bridge
Do it David, do it!

Yes, please!

bluefade
12-02-2012, 08:59 PM
Standard mcarty body,408 pickup system,BUT here's the special touch...CARVE the back of the body the same way as the front,with that nice sexy arch!!! I suppose that would make it a lot like the hollow body guitars; witch means the CNC programing is already in place!! A little modification to the progam and BINGO, we'll have us a sweet piece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dirty Bob
12-02-2012, 09:19 PM
I would release another run similar to the Dirty 100 but different colors...same everything...body thickness, 24.5 scale, tone woods, covered 59/09's....well maybe add a trem as an option....And of course the Dirty Moon inlays!

I also think the 305 platform needs a bigger marketing push....that model is just fantastic! Not much I would change except bring back the OLD BIRDS!!!!!!

Egads
12-02-2012, 11:14 PM
Anything with 408s and a piezo.

Or 513 pickups and switching...and a piezo.

I guess I'm one of the few, but I still want them to bring back the maple top Mira (and I'm even OK with the pick guard;) ).

OsirisProtocol
12-02-2012, 11:58 PM
I'm all for a production USA seven string. McCarty body thickness with 25.5" scale length. Ash body for non Maple topped models and Mahogany body for Maple topped models. Maple neck (I would prefer mahogany but I figure Maple would sell better) and Rosewood fingerboard. Prs tremolo, 24 frets with overwound 408 style pickups and we are good to go. At some point during its production life I'd love to add the option of a piezo loaded tremolo.

WEDGE
12-03-2012, 02:36 AM
Production 4 string bass. Bolt on. Keep the fancy knobs and switching for the Private Stock models just make something solid and sounds good. Basically a McCarty look but stretched out, so it is familiar looking; Kinda like a P bass is a stretched out S guitar. Keep it under $2K.

A DGT with a rosewood neck would also make me open my wallet again...........or a DGT standard in an all black motif, hardware, pickup rings, knobs, etc. would be so badass.

vchizzle
12-03-2012, 11:47 AM
PRS needs an under $2,000 (street) USA McCarty model. McCarty body, mohagany back and neck, rw fretboard, old birds, 5708s, trem or stop tail, std maple top (or all mahogany), etc, etc.
Completely agree Bill. Or even offer the DGT with a stoptail. Most times I've said this though, people usually tell me there are enough on the used market.


Production 4 string bass. Bolt on. Keep the fancy knobs and switching for the Private Stock models just make something solid and sounds good. Basically a McCarty look but stretched out, so it is familiar looking; Kinda like a P bass is a stretched out S guitar. Keep it under $2K.

A DGT with a rosewood neck would also make me open my wallet again...........or a DGT standard in an all black motif, hardware, pickup rings, knobs, etc. would be so badass.
I think the bass is a great idea, An SE bass would be good too.

But I suppose that these models were done away with for a reason.

John
12-03-2012, 03:36 PM
24 fret Singlecut trem with an trem up rout, flamed maple top, ebony fingerboard, killswitch, older version of a wide thin neck much like those from the 90's, and I'd slap in some Bareknuckle Blackhawks just to try those out.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-03-2012, 03:47 PM
Do you guys recall all the discussions we used to have (on BaM) about trying to get a "Forum Guitar" build in limited quantities?

People's tastes are so varied it was hard to get many people to agree on a single model with the same specs. This thread is a perfect example of that.

Danerada
12-03-2012, 03:52 PM
I would release a SE Acoustic model with the Santana headstock, a passive pickup (maybe a K&K Western) with a satin finish, bone nut and saddle.

Blackbear
12-03-2012, 04:33 PM
I would depart from the norm and bring out a PRS made of materials other than wood. It would be a Custom 22 or 24 with the body and neck made from graphite composite as one piece. I would make it available as trem and non-trem, locking tuners, 57/08 pickups, a phenolic finger board. This instrument would be impervious to heat and humidity and water. The guitar would be light weight and if you wanted they could mould chambers inside the body to "tune" the instrument.

justmund
12-03-2012, 04:34 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;32164']Do you guys recall all the discussions we used to have (on BaM) about trying to get a "Forum Guitar" build in limited quantities?

People's tastes are so varied it was hard to get many people to agree on a single model with the same specs. This thread is a perfect example of that.

I could imagine it would be akin to cat herding, and would probably end up like the "Swiss Army" guitar!

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/18300_501195733234663_1107104537_n.jpg

LJD
12-03-2012, 05:07 PM
A 24 fret hollowbody ii! No piezo, but a coil tap, and series/parallel switch. Also a fuller/fatter neck carve, like the old wide-fat.

hippietim
12-04-2012, 08:30 AM
P24 w/Gotoh Floyd - alder body, maple top, maple neck, rosewood board

Brad737
12-04-2012, 08:39 AM
I remember reading an interview with Paul where he said the satin finishes were a lot more labor-intensive than the "dipped in glass" finishes.


satin finished to keep production costs down

Brad737
12-04-2012, 08:44 AM
Here's one that I'd personally like to see, and I bet they'd sell a ton of em. How about a DC245 Modern Eagle?!?!?! Satin back, gloss top, SHORT SCALE IRW neck with classic PRS (not Santana) headstock, choice of mix-n-match pickups between 57/08, 59/09, and 53/10. Options could also include semi-hollow body, ebony fretboards, and Tune-o-Matic bridge. This is basically where I'm heading for my Private Stock...

sergiodeblanc
12-04-2012, 01:21 PM
I remember reading an interview with Paul where he said the satin finishes were a lot more labor-intensive than the "dipped in glass" finishes.

I recall there being two different satin processes, one for the ME and then a quicker/less involved one for the standard satin series, all done by one guy! My plan would require there to be at least a couple of troubled youth in need of rehabilitation, so maybe I should change my finish idea to each one having a unique graffiti finish.