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38Roars
01-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Wow!!!!!
Just saw the new brushstroke inlay bird details on the PRS website! Also an Artist option with Brazialian Fretboard! This is going to be a SWEEEEEEEET new guitar! WANT.....WANT.....WANT!!
I'm traveling so maybe someone will post those pictures....

markie
01-09-2013, 08:47 PM
I got nutt'in Bruddah, but I would like to see some pics as well.........

themike
01-09-2013, 08:52 PM
The best photo we've seen is the one James posted for us:

http://prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/paulsguitar.jpg

butterfly
01-09-2013, 09:09 PM
Wow. Those birds are different. Elegant.

Dirty Bob
01-09-2013, 09:17 PM
That is just a sick guitar...can't get over it!

moyboy
01-09-2013, 10:47 PM
I think the product site should have larger pictures like the one above. Shows a lot of the details we can't see on the smaller images.

vchizzle
01-10-2013, 12:17 PM
I think the product site should have larger pictures like the one above. Shows a lot of the details we can't see on the smaller images.Agreed.

james
01-10-2013, 12:31 PM
the site should have a lot of stuff we don't have at the moment. it's all on the list! Bigger pictures are definitely a priority! fear not!

here's a link to a real big image (warning people on slow mobile networks...image over 1MB): http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/paulsinlays.jpg

CoreyT
01-10-2013, 12:34 PM
Thanks James, my new wallpaper at work now :D

james
01-10-2013, 12:37 PM
no prob!

markie
01-10-2013, 01:48 PM
She's Hot!








http://prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/paulsguitar.jpg

moyboy
01-10-2013, 02:34 PM
Would be awesome if you can click on the guitar and up pops the englarged image with the rest of the page faded out. =D


the site should have a lot of stuff we don't have at the moment. it's all on the list! Bigger pictures are definitely a priority! fear not!

here's a link to a real big image (warning people on slow mobile networks...image over 1MB): http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/paulsinlays.jpg

Twinfan
01-10-2013, 03:35 PM
Any more info on the finish yet?

themike
01-10-2013, 03:55 PM
Would be awesome if you can click on the guitar and up pops the englarged image with the rest of the page faded out. =D

See - I, personally, hate that. I would rather be able to click a photo and be brought to a hi-res photo of it. I hate the click to zoom on ebay haha

Solocaller
01-10-2013, 04:52 PM
I love this guitar! I can't wait to try one out

Mgamm1ll
01-10-2013, 07:36 PM
$????? with a brazilian fingerboard is a great price... Hopefully the tops will look as good as the stock photo.... anyone know when they will hit the stores?

No price discussion please.

moyboy
01-11-2013, 12:40 AM
Mike, yeah that ebay way is awful, I was thinking of the hi-res too.... def. not ebay style though.


See - I, personally, hate that. I would rather be able to click a photo and be brought to a hi-res photo of it. I hate the click to zoom on ebay haha

bluefade
01-11-2013, 04:27 AM
The best photo we've seen is the one James posted for us:

http://prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/paulsguitar.jpg

Looks like the Brent Mason private stock !!!

docbennett
01-11-2013, 08:25 AM
Actually, just looking at the body...it looks like the "sinker mahogany signature private stock"...the 2 mini switches, the 408 type pickups...very similar to my PS Sig. #58 except for the color. Very very similiar to the PS Sig. proto that Howie plays...similiar color, both stoptails...I wonder what the essential differences are??

Twinfan
01-11-2013, 08:40 AM
It's essentially a Sig Limited with a narrow 408 in the bridge, different colours/birds/headstock logo and a different finish...

MA Pete
01-11-2013, 06:23 PM
Darn it, I was 100% GAS-free until I saw this model!!

;)

sergiodeblanc
01-11-2013, 07:43 PM
Darn it, I was 100% GAS-free until I saw this model!!

;)

And there's the first official sale.

LSchefman
01-11-2013, 07:52 PM
Darn it, I was 100% GAS-free until I saw this model!!

;)

Save your money (for now). You'll just want to order a Private Stock version of the same darn thing.

themike
01-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Save your money (for now). You'll just want to order a Private Stock version of the same darn thing.

"Pullin' A Pete" - when you enjoy a production guitar, then fall in love with a wood library run only to find your TRUE soulmates in the private stock department.

AaeCee
01-11-2013, 10:02 PM
I'm waiting for the HB version of that configuration. Hopefully it won't be too long.....

MA Pete
01-11-2013, 10:33 PM
Save your money (for now). You'll just want to order a Private Stock version of the same darn thing.

I need to sample one first, and THEN order a Private Stock just like it, but in a 245 scale! ;)

LSchefman
01-12-2013, 12:10 AM
I need to sample one first, and THEN order a Private Stock just like it, but in a 245 scale! ;)

Of course, you could simply go to a store and play one, thereby sampling it. They'd probably let you play it for hours if you needed to. You could probably even get PRS to hand you one when you go there to pick out the next private stock, and ask to spend a few hours with one so you could decide if you like the pickups.

But there will be an NGD post.

You know it, I know it, and the American People know it. The post will have pics, and be complimentary, but somewhere in that post the Seed Of The Rationalization will be sown.

Maybe, as you say, it will be scale length. Maybe the headstock. Maybe the artist grade dirty top is too dirty. But within a few days, the guitar will be Moved. It will be Gone, Vamoosed, Outta there. It will not really be given a chance. It will be unappreciated. "I really like it for playing X style, but I'm not sure about the scale length." Or, "This one's going to be my travel guitar when I go to Canada for gigs (this one is the fastest kiss of doom)."

No, it will not hang on the Wall of Doom for more than a few days. poor thing (I call it the Wall of Doom because a guitar hanging there is ultimately doomed to be cast aside like the wife who stayed with her man only to later find a trophy wife on his arm when she no longer looks the part).

Yes, it's a sad day when the poor guitar finds out your plans, as you lay it in its case, its little heart broken, its dreams dashed on the rocks, to travel to some far flung destination. I hope you feel very, very guilty. ;)

sergiodeblanc
01-12-2013, 01:38 AM
And there's the first official sale.


Of course, you could simply go to a store and play one, thereby sampling it. They'd probably let you play it for hours if you needed to. You could probably even get PRS to hand you one when you go there to pick out the next private stock, and ask to spend a few hours with one so you could decide if you like the pickups.

But there will be an NGD post.

You know it, I know it, and the American People know it. The post will have pics, and be complimentary, but somewhere in that post the Seed Of The Rationalization will be sown.

Maybe, as you say, it will be scale length. Maybe the headstock. Maybe the artist grade dirty top is too dirty. But within a few days, the guitar will be Moved. It will be Gone, Vamoosed, Outta there. It will not really be given a chance. It will be unappreciated. "I really like it for playing X style, but I'm not sure about the scale length." Or, "This one's going to be my travel guitar when I go to Canada for gigs (this one is the fastest kiss of doom)."

No, it will not hang on the Wall of Doom for more than a few days. poor thing (I call it the Wall of Doom because a guitar hanging there is ultimately doomed to be cast aside like the wife who stayed with her man only to later find a trophy wife on his arm when she no longer looks the part).

Yes, it's a sad day when the poor guitar finds out your plans, as you lay it in its case, its little heart broken, its dreams dashed on the rocks, to travel to some far flung destination. I hope you feel very, very guilty. ;)

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/3q9j0d_zpsc5301398.jpg

Skeeter
01-12-2013, 01:46 AM
I don't know whether to laugh or cry that discussion about this guitar has been limited to the friggin' inlays! How about what a narrow treble 408 pickup might actually sound like? Or is the scandal of an extra TR screw, or quality of online images more important?

Please don't hate, I'm just having fun with you guys :)

On a serious note, I always wondered what a guitar with two full bridge sized 408s would sound like. It seems the wider treble pickup gives a better chance of hitting sweet spots. I've found the sound of the narrow neck to be too similar split vs. full for my personal tastes. So i wonder how Paul arrived at this idea. Again, YMMV or IMHO :)

FWIW, I think the coolest news is that the new AP offers a BRW fretboard!!

LSchefman
01-12-2013, 02:02 AM
I'm digging the orange hat and the cape.

Seriously, Pete knows I think he's a good guy and I like to kid him.

dprather
01-12-2013, 06:14 AM
...
On a serious note, I always wondered what a guitar with two full bridge sized 408s would sound like. It seems the wider treble pickup gives a better chance of hitting sweet spots. I've found the sound of the narrow neck to be too similar split vs. full for my personal tastes. So i wonder how Paul arrived at this idea. Again, YMMV or IMHO :)
...


Didn't the Brent Mason Private Stock have two treble 408's? It might be a borrowed idea... I'm more interested in the 'new finish' and might have to pick one up.

sergiodeblanc
01-12-2013, 12:22 PM
I'm digging the orange hat and the cape.

Seriously, Pete knows I think he's a good guy and I like to kid him.

And he knows I'm just jealous. I do wish he would start dropping a few of his guitars before selling 'em though, he always has the finest examples.

I'm diggin' the Jheri curl look myself.

Aeetus
01-12-2013, 01:36 PM
Wow, superb looking guitar and those "birds" are very cool.

kukumba
01-12-2013, 09:13 PM
Can anyone tell me what a "Dirty" maple top is? Does that just mean it has those mineral streaks?

As far as the birds go, at first I didn't like them but they are growing on me. I think they would be nicer made if some kind of shell.

And, lastly, why no trem or hybrid option. I still can't wait to try one. Nice surprise.

Twinfan
01-13-2013, 03:39 AM
No trem, because Paul doesn't use one. It's Paul's Guitar, remember ;)

Dirty maple = mineral streaks.

aduayer
01-13-2013, 07:57 AM
loved it. the inlays are very cool. the only thing is those narrow 408 in the bridge. I wish I know how different they sound from the wider one

Twinfan
01-13-2013, 07:59 AM
Probably thinner and brighter, which is why I'm guessing they probably aren't for me.

yakbass
01-13-2013, 09:17 PM
Probably thinner and brighter, which is why I'm guessing they probably aren't for me.

I have what might be the prototype for this model (formerly Paul's personal 408) and mine is not "thinner or brighter". It is very balanced and has a very impressive bottom end without any bloom. Sounds very nice through a bunch of different amps.

Mine has a pernambuco neck, but PRS says a sinker mahogany neck is close. So if this model sounds anything like mine, it will be a winner.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a630/yakbass/Pauls408FrontB.jpg

Dirty Bob
01-13-2013, 09:26 PM
I have what might be the prototype for this model (formerly Paul's personal 408) and mine is not "thinner or brighter". It is very balanced and has a very impressive bottom end without any bloom. Sounds very nice through a bunch of different amps.

Mine has a pernambuco neck, but PRS says a sinker mahogany neck is close. So if this model sounds anything like mine, it will be a winner.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a630/yakbass/Pauls408FrontB.jpg

Thats a beaut!!!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-13-2013, 09:51 PM
Wow!


http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a630/yakbass/Pauls408FrontB.jpg

cjmwrx
01-13-2013, 10:01 PM
I love how the binding has not been taped off. Looks beautiful!

kukumba
01-15-2013, 07:46 PM
I saw this guitar in person in CT and it was great. A real jem. The neck really caught my eye. You are lucky dude to have convinced PRSH to give this one up!

Mikegarveyblues
03-09-2013, 06:26 AM
It's a stunning guitar, very 'earthy' looking.

Wasn't keen on the pup / pup ring aesthetics initially but i'm warming to them. The smaller ones that is.

WEDGE
03-09-2013, 08:03 AM
Here is a pic I took yesterday of PRSh with both his personal guitar from the ads along with a stock one off the wall at Brian's Guitars in CT.

He AB'ed the stock one with a killer strat and other single coil and P90 guitars and it sounded terrific through an old Fender Concert amp. He was showing off the single coil sounds of it which sounded really good.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/wedgepaul/image-6.jpg

joebalaguer
03-09-2013, 09:48 AM
Whoa! Love those birds!

TGSCAN
03-09-2013, 11:10 AM
Was lucky enough to meet "JAMIE" who designed these.. it all makes sense after that.

These are STUNNING !! IMHO

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8542624136_e851bbc123_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8542623802_2840b8111b_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8105/8541524943_3857329e11_b.jpg

Shultzie
03-09-2013, 12:16 PM
Here ya go...

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq324/toomany_pix/PGFBJ_zps4fd3f35e.jpg


Here's my 'Dirty Bird' FBJ Quilt Paul's Guitar...

Gonna shoot for a different kind of tone report once I get my new JVM-1H unboxed, and lay down some 'blistering' single watt tone (through about a million different speaker cabs I've got laying around)

Anybody else have one of the 50th Ann. heads, that they've enjoyed one speaker over another?

'Nuff said,

Shultzie

Blackbird
03-09-2013, 12:19 PM
^^Beautiful quilt!

Shultzie
03-09-2013, 12:31 PM
Thanks!

I've yet to post a picture of the 'dirty' mahogany - it's blue, but it sho' is dirty...

Shultzie

MA Pete
03-09-2013, 07:23 PM
Here ya go...

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq324/toomany_pix/PGFBJ_zps4fd3f35e.jpg


Here's my 'Dirty Bird' FBJ Quilt Paul's Guitar...

Gonna shoot for a different kind of tone report once I get my new JVM-1H unboxed, and lay down some 'blistering' single watt tone (through about a million different speaker cabs I've got laying around)

Anybody else have one of the 50th Ann. heads, that they've enjoyed one speaker over another?

'Nuff said,

Shultzie

Nice!!

I have all 5 Marshall 50th anniversary 1 watters, JTM, JMP, JCM and DSL in the head versions and the JVM in the combo. I have a JVM head on backorder. I play the combo through a separate cab like a head.

My JVM is the favorite of the bunch, killer medium to high gain tones at lower volumes at .1 watt, and a monster at higher volumes at 1 watt. I play it through a PRS 4x12 with Vintage 30's, and Marshall 1960V 4x12's with their version of the V30 in there, both sound great!!

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9OZjCgd3Jkk/USLi6B9-XBI/AAAAAAAADj0/LQCDmd08gyY/s979/Marshall+Stack+2.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O_hGV4GGofQ/UQlHkY-3B3I/AAAAAAAADcg/W4BytqBzWf8/s979/Marshall+6.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Lb4o3QPuJc0/UQMlzg4AJ3I/AAAAAAAADWQ/8I-775McSJA/s979/Amps+11.jpg

slang05
04-08-2013, 06:56 PM
WOW! I just played one! Totally blown away, best playing guitar ever! And it sounded so good. very mature and it just sang like angels from heaven. I'm going to have to do some trading!

MA Pete
04-08-2013, 08:19 PM
WOW! I just played one! Totally blown away, best playing guitar ever! And it sounded so good. very mature and it just sang like angels from heaven. I'm going to have to do some trading!

Cool!

But I didn't need to hear that... ;)

LSchefman
04-08-2013, 10:29 PM
WOW! I just played one! Totally blown away, best playing guitar ever! And it sounded so good. very mature and it just sang like angels from heaven. I'm going to have to do some trading!

More details needed....

slang05
04-09-2013, 09:21 PM
More details needed....

Well, I live in a podunk town with a guitar center that rarely has PRS and a few other Fender outlet stores but one store in town carries a decent amount of PRS guitars. They usually only order Custom24's but for some reason they got in Paul's guitar. While it was extremely attractive i didn't think I'd like the pickups, boy was I wrong. The one they have is yellow tiger and it's so sweet. I've had a difficult time finding any time to actually sit and play recently so when I picked it up I was expecting to stumble on it but I flew. I was doing runs at speeds that I rarely can do when I am playing a lot so the neck just called to me, but really the tone was what got me. So smooth and rounded with tons of sustain. I was not expecting that with those pickups.


Gonna up tomorrow to do some trading, I doubt I'll end up with it, but hey, why not try??

FlameTop
04-23-2013, 12:25 PM
Here's mine that finally came home to roost yesterday :) (Colour is Copper)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/BDO2-4.jpg

sergiodeblanc
04-23-2013, 12:59 PM
I'm not really a "bird" guy in the first place, but the brushstroke birds are really growing on me.

barryc
04-23-2013, 03:19 PM
My Paul ... Black Gold...https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/163550_10200818947617329_1939320115_n.jpg

tolm
04-23-2013, 04:07 PM
Here's mine that finally came home to roost yesterday :) (Colour is Copper)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/BDO2-4.jpg

Gorgeous colour!

FlameTop
04-23-2013, 04:31 PM
I'm not really a "bird" guy in the first place, but the brushstroke birds are really growing on me.

I must admit I too was not sure about the brush birds when I first saw them in photos. But in real life I'm sold on them. A really nice artistic take on the bird theme.

FlameTop
04-23-2013, 04:32 PM
My Paul ... Black Gold...

The tops on these Pauls are just spectacular. Love the ripples in that one.

Grapeshot
04-25-2013, 07:31 AM
LMAO!!!


Of course, you could simply go to a store and play one, thereby sampling it. They'd probably let you play it for hours if you needed to. You could probably even get PRS to hand you one when you go there to pick out the next private stock, and ask to spend a few hours with one so you could decide if you like the pickups.

But there will be an NGD post.

You know it, I know it, and the American People know it. The post will have pics, and be complimentary, but somewhere in that post the Seed Of The Rationalization will be sown.

Maybe, as you say, it will be scale length. Maybe the headstock. Maybe the artist grade dirty top is too dirty. But within a few days, the guitar will be Moved. It will be Gone, Vamoosed, Outta there. It will not really be given a chance. It will be unappreciated. "I really like it for playing X style, but I'm not sure about the scale length." Or, "This one's going to be my travel guitar when I go to Canada for gigs (this one is the fastest kiss of doom)."

No, it will not hang on the Wall of Doom for more than a few days. poor thing (I call it the Wall of Doom because a guitar hanging there is ultimately doomed to be cast aside like the wife who stayed with her man only to later find a trophy wife on his arm when she no longer looks the part).

Yes, it's a sad day when the poor guitar finds out your plans, as you lay it in its case, its little heart broken, its dreams dashed on the rocks, to travel to some far flung destination. I hope you feel very, very guilty. ;)

docbennett
04-25-2013, 08:32 AM
Yes, it's a sad day when the poor guitar finds out your plans, as you lay it in its case, its little heart broken, its dreams dashed on the rocks, to travel to some far flung destination.

Students.....pay attention...this is an example of "Anthropomorphization" at its finest! :adore:

LSchefman
04-25-2013, 09:57 AM
Students.....pay attention...this is an example of "Anthropomorphization" at its finest! :adore:

Well...

Just go to the guitar store, and they're hanging there, all bright-eyed, just waiting for someone to take them to a nice home where they'll get some love and a new set of strings. When you buy a guitar from a store, it's like rescuing a puppy from the pound. You feel good about it. The guitar wags its trem bar oh-so-happily. It can't lick you, but you can play licks on it.

Merriment and joy to both.

A special order guitar is even better - the stork (UPS) brings you the guitar, and it's made just for you, You open the case, and there it is, your newborn, opening its eyes for the first time to gaze on its proud parent. And you gaze back, lovingly. You can't wait to hear it "cry." And you have a wah wah for that very purpose!

Perish the thought of having to give it to the adoption agency (eBay)...imagine the heartbreak for both of you.

docbennett
04-25-2013, 12:03 PM
Well...

Just go to the guitar store, and they're hanging there, all bright-eyed, just waiting for someone to take them to a nice home where they'll get some love and a new set of strings. When you buy a guitar from a store, it's like rescuing a puppy from the pound. You feel good about it. The guitar wags its trem bar oh-so-happily. It can't lick you, but you can play licks on it.

Merriment and joy to both.

A special order guitar is even better - the stork (UPS) brings you the guitar, and it's made just for you, You open the case, and there it is, your newborn, opening its eyes for the first time to gaze on its proud parent. And you gaze back, lovingly. You can't wait to hear it "cry." And you have a wah wah for that very purpose!

Perish the thought of having to give it to the adoption agency (eBay)...imagine the heartbreak for both of you.

I am definitely missing out on this experience. My guitars only play when I stroke them the right way. Otherwise they remain silent and fail to express any emotions whatsoever.