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themike
12-29-2012, 02:17 PM
So I actually picked this bad boy up a few weeks ago, but when I got it it was much more beat up than the store had initially explained. While this bummed me out, I knew Shawn and the PTC guys could fix it. Since its a older model I decided I wanted to keep it and have the work done. So I shipped it to PTC and just got it back. I must say, they knocked it out of the parkk.


Its a 2007 Mark Tremonti signature 10 top. They installed a new set of Tremonti pickups. They also replaced a bad pot, cleaned everything up, set it up and shipped it factory tuned to B for me.

This is my 2nd Tremonti. I love this model - its everything I love about the SCT and everything I'd change about it. Really digging the MOP inlays on the 07 model too.

Ill update the thread with better photos when I get a chance but I'm running around all weekend and wanted to get it up before i forget. Any marks or scuffs you see are merely dust/fuzzies from the case and wrapping.

Again - thanks to Shawn, Skitchy and PTC for turning what I thought was a mistake purchase to a guitar thats moved to the front of my pack. I love it!

http://oi49.tinypic.com/2m5o3le.jpg

http://oi48.tinypic.com/2mb66d.jpg

http://oi49.tinypic.com/34pc5tf.jpg

LSchefman
12-29-2012, 02:22 PM
Ooo...nice!

sergiodeblanc
12-29-2012, 02:25 PM
Congratulations!

sleary
12-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Sweet

Shawn@PRS
12-29-2012, 05:54 PM
I'm glad it arrived safe and sound during this crazy shipping season.

themike
12-29-2012, 06:00 PM
I'm glad it arrived safe and sound during this crazy shipping season.

I cant thank you enough - you turned this guitar into a "oh crap, I hope I didn't buy something that I'll regret" all the way to a "Well...I think I found a new #1".

Everything about it is flawless now and is because of you and the PTC guys. You rock as always!!!!!

Shawn@PRS
12-29-2012, 06:37 PM
Our pleasure as always Mike. Thank you for your support!

Dirty Bob
12-29-2012, 07:14 PM
You know I pretty much look at alot of the used inventory of GC as fodder for the PTC! So much potential! Awesome! Congrats!

iahawk36
12-29-2012, 08:52 PM
Cool addition, 3-Mike!!

sleary
12-29-2012, 09:05 PM
Great work and nice top. Would love to see the before pics....

VHTStark
12-29-2012, 09:53 PM
Awesome work PTC and I would say that looks like a heck of a nice Tremonti; love the grey/black singlecuts myself!!

themike
12-29-2012, 11:50 PM
You know I pretty much look at alot of the used inventory of GC as fodder for the PTC! So much potential! Awesome! Congrats!

This came from a GC in Maryland and I must say, I am absolutely DUMBFOUNDED by how poorly they handled this sale and if PTC wasn't as good at what they do, I would have sent the guitar back.



Great work and nice top. Would love to see the before pics....

Thanks! I have them but they honestly aren't worth posting - basically the guitar had creme rings, covered McCarty pickups, black speed knobs and silver tuner buttons. I had PTC replace all of those items as well as the new pickup set.

bretwomack
12-30-2012, 01:41 AM
I'm jealous of your Tremonti squabbins!

SausageofPower
12-30-2012, 01:41 AM
So wait...now the Tremonti set is two uncovered humbuckers? Interesting.

Michael B
12-30-2012, 07:43 AM
Dude...that's a sweet Tremonti!!! WOW way to go PTC!!! Lovin the new squabbins!!!

11top
12-30-2012, 08:10 AM
Cool model for a good guy!

slowro
12-30-2012, 12:19 PM
Another sweet guitar mate
We do need a group shot of all your collection now :top:

themike
12-30-2012, 02:03 PM
So wait...now the Tremonti set is two uncovered humbuckers? Interesting.

No its not - the standard Tremonti set still has the covered neck pickup.


Another sweet guitar mate
We do need a group shot of all your collection now :top:

Ha thanks man! I think once the 7 string is finished I'm going to have to although I have no idea how to photograph that many guitars in one shot.

Hey Markie - can I borrow your couch?

markie
12-30-2012, 02:35 PM
No

Hey Markie - can I RENT your couch?





You sure can 3Mike ...................... I'll even give you a discounted rate :proud:


Dude, That is the kind of Guitar that belongs in your stable ............. Congrats :congrats:

jcha008
12-30-2012, 09:34 PM
Love the uncovered neck pup.

tdiers
12-31-2012, 04:55 AM
Beautiful axe! congrats!
Is there a tonal difference between the older round bobbin and the latest version, featuring the new square bobbin design?

themike
12-31-2012, 08:48 AM
You sure can 3Mike ...................... I'll even give you a discounted rate :proud:
Dude, That is the kind of Guitar that belongs in your stable ............. Congrats :congrats:

Hahah sounds good! Thanks brotha - its pretty damn close to perfect for me. I love everything about it.



Beautiful axe! congrats!
Is there a tonal difference between the older round bobbin and the latest version, featuring the new square bobbin design?

Ummm I want to say I notice minor differences but they aren't big enough for me to describe it. Its also hard for me because my other Tremonti is set up in standard while this guitar is set up in B so its a verrrrrrrrrrry full, large sounding tuning. I will say they look absolutely killer though. I can't stop staring at them! They remind me of a more sophisticated EMG look haha

7dbk
12-31-2012, 04:57 PM
I love a story with a good ending, especially about redemption of a lost soul that was obviously in the wrong hands!
Did you get the tuning knobs replaced as well? They look like wood. I have a 2001 Tremonti Signature and it has the black tuning knobs. I like them more than the chrome ones.
Also, how does the uncovered neck pickup sound compared to others you have that are covered?
I love it that you got it back tuned to B. I'll have to explore that tuning some day.
Happy new year with a new friend.

themike
12-31-2012, 05:54 PM
I love a story with a good ending, especially about redemption of a lost soul that was obviously in the wrong hands!
Did you get the tuning knobs replaced as well? They look like wood. I have a 2001 Tremonti Signature and it has the black tuning knobs. I like them more than the chrome ones.
Also, how does the uncovered neck pickup sound compared to others you have that are covered?
I love it that you got it back tuned to B. I'll have to explore that tuning some day.
Happy new year with a new friend.

Thanks for the kind words man! I did have them replace the tuner buttons - they are ebony. The uncovered neck doesnt sound much different to me than the covered one - mainly aesthetics. Happy new year to you as well!

themike
12-31-2012, 05:55 PM
I forgot to mention - this guitar is Tremonti approved!

http://i49.tinypic.com/1zme90m.png

jfb
12-31-2012, 05:56 PM
Awesome!

slowro
01-01-2013, 04:12 AM
Ha thanks man! I think once the 7 string is finished I'm going to have to although I have no idea how to photograph that many guitars in one shot.

Hey Markie - can I borrow your couch?

Looks like you will need a panorama shot with that couch haha
When your 7 String is finished I don't think you will have time to take pictures after playing it

vchizzle
01-01-2013, 09:19 AM
looks awesome Mike, love everything about that guitar!

Shawn@PRS
01-01-2013, 10:22 AM
I forgot to mention - this guitar is Tremonti approved!

http://i49.tinypic.com/1zme90m.png

Sweet!

aduayer
01-01-2013, 12:41 PM
congratz. Killer guitar