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veinbuster
12-26-2012, 06:28 PM
I wasn't planning to order a new guitar last July.
I was just picking up some guitars from PTC, chatted up Shawn a bit about making a SAS a Siggy.
And I had some top finish ideas to discuss with the good Mr. Miles.
And then a 'do you want to stop by the vault for a minute?'
This meant I would have to stay a bit longer
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_PS4097RawBookMatchFromBrent.jpeg
There were some interesting back options, but I ended up going with a simple bit of obeche, which I think of as kind of a secret weapon for backs.
The tricky bit was finding the right fingerboard, I almost went with pernambuca, but wasn't 100% convinced it was the right choice. Then Paul Miles has a light bulb click and says "hmm...I think we could cut a fingerboard out of the top". We would also get a headstock, back plate, truss rod over and tuning pegs out of the top.
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_PS4097RawFingerboardFromBrent.jpeg
All that was left was to pick a piece of birds eye maple for the neck.

fast forward to the Experience, and my wife and I search out the private stock crew, learn they are about to start the guitar so have a chat with the build team about what we had in mind. They get excited and plan out how they can get 6 fingerboards to choose from.

then to early December when the guitar shows up the day I leave the country for a couple of weeks, but I took a detour on the way to gramma's for Christmas to pick up this.
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_508AlohaAtHome.JPG
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_513AlohaTopGloss.JPG
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_516AlohaBack.JPG

AaeCee
12-26-2012, 06:32 PM
Wow, wow, wow. That looks just so perfect!

Mike Duncan
12-26-2012, 06:42 PM
Holy COW!!! Very nicely done! Fingerboard is flippin' NUTS!!:top:

Dirty Bob
12-26-2012, 06:48 PM
Are you serious!!! That is absolutely out of this world amazing! Congrats! Holy wow!

aduayer
12-26-2012, 06:52 PM
bad ass. congratz

nicolasrivera
12-26-2012, 07:21 PM
That is absolutely amazing!

Shawn@PRS
12-26-2012, 07:30 PM
Man I love koa!

wilerty
12-26-2012, 08:30 PM
Very nice. My kinda thing ...

LSchefman
12-26-2012, 09:06 PM
Yeah, that really turned out great!

alantig
12-26-2012, 09:15 PM
That is outstanding.

watelessness
12-26-2012, 09:54 PM
Oh, my!

jfb
12-27-2012, 08:06 AM
Mr. Pete that is one fine guitar. Love seeing a build come together. Koa, Obeche, Bird's Eye Maple...so many awesome things going on with this one. Big congrats! This is why I am taking you with me for my next build. :five:

jcha008
12-27-2012, 03:41 PM
Absolutely insane. Having Koa as the fingerboard must be awesome!

markie
12-27-2012, 04:32 PM
Yummy..................... That's all I got!

veinbuster
12-27-2012, 07:01 PM
Absolutely insane. Having Koa as the fingerboard must be awesome!

The koa fingerboard is very different. The guitar is very bright, noticeably more than anything else I own.
On first play, I thought I might have to play country on it, but by the third session I found another voice.

KazJY
12-27-2012, 07:48 PM
WOW.

Called my wife in to see this one. Enjoy. Play it in good health!!

LJD
12-27-2012, 09:10 PM
Incredible!

geese_com
12-27-2012, 10:23 PM
That is one wicked PS DGT!

vchizzle
12-28-2012, 12:59 AM
Obeche Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.

Buildermike
12-28-2012, 07:26 AM
What a beauty! Tone report please :)

38Roars
12-28-2012, 12:12 PM
Stunning, does not embrace how awesome that looks!

guitarsong
12-28-2012, 12:47 PM
WHOA!

veinbuster
12-28-2012, 04:25 PM
What a beauty! Tone report please :)

The guitar is very bright, more so than anything else I own - think of the polar opposite of a braz necked guitar.
It has a very nice growl playing the humbuckers through a dirty channel.
Switching to single coil through a clean channel sings quite nicely.
In the 3 sessions I've had with it so far, I feel it is best served by keeping the guitar controls in the 6-10 range.

Sustain is notably shorter than rosewood. It is fine for stretching a note out, but you aren't going to hold it for bars at a time without some electronic assistance.

jrw32
12-29-2012, 09:53 AM
Wow! Really love the unique, yet understated vibe on that one...absolutely stunning! Well done! Enjoy it!