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Shawn@PRS
01-29-2013, 01:24 PM
Several months ago Premier Guitar Magazine sent us a beat up old CE and wanted to see what we could do with it. What we did was a complete "off the frame restoration", including new pickups, new electronics, V-12 refin on the body and new 'barely there' neck finish, refret, tuner conversion, new bridge, etc. When we completed the project, we shipped it back to them and they were thrilled with the work. The last time I spoke to them, they said they were so happy with the guitar, they might make it the cover. Well guess what? We got it! I am so proud of the PTC crew. Not only are they amazing at their jobs, they are amazing guys and it's a real pleasure being associated with them.

Article is now available online: http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2013/Mar/PRS_Makover_Blasphemy_or_Alchemy.aspx

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/pgmag.jpg

Thanks to Ben and the entire Premier Guitar team for giving us this opportunity to show what we can do!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-29-2013, 01:33 PM
A well deserved "Congratulations" to you and the fellas!

Danerada
01-29-2013, 01:34 PM
That is outstanding!!!!!

Blackbird
01-29-2013, 01:35 PM
Nice! Any pics of the before-after process?

themike
01-29-2013, 01:45 PM
Best group of people ever - I'm forever grateful for your departments implementation, creative freedom and just friendships in general! Couldnt have happened to a more deserving group of guys.

WEDGE
01-29-2013, 02:01 PM
Congratulations, and well deserved! :congrats:

Dirty Bob
01-29-2013, 02:02 PM
Congrats! You guys are the best!

Shawn@PRS
01-29-2013, 02:08 PM
Thanks Guys

There is a 7 page article inside the magazine with plenty of photos, but it hasn't hit news stands yet and I don't want to steal their thunder by posting pics. I probably shouldn't have posted picture of the cover yet, but I was so excited I got carried away. :) I will post pictures and a link as soon as Premier releases the info to the public.

Buildermike
01-29-2013, 02:09 PM
Was there any doubt about their conclusion? I guess I need to post my refin here.

themike
01-29-2013, 02:13 PM
What other companies actually offer factory-direct mods?

Mike Duncan
01-29-2013, 02:23 PM
This is why PRS Guitars and employees are my favorite people!

TAJ
01-29-2013, 02:26 PM
Contrats! Those PTC guys are truly artists! And what a great magazine to make the cover of! :top:

jfb
01-29-2013, 03:08 PM
I would love to have been able to hear the conversations that lead to the creation of PTC. Big congrats on not only creating an outstanding program but blowing minds in the process. Good job PTC dudes!

iahawk36
01-29-2013, 03:22 PM
Well deserved!! Way to go PTC crew!!

Michael B
01-29-2013, 03:51 PM
Congrats to the PTC!! That's sweet Shawn, can't wait to read that article.

Mikegarveyblues
01-29-2013, 04:39 PM
Congrats to the PTC team!!!

aduayer
01-29-2013, 04:55 PM
The world is starting to know what we already know here: PTC Rules. Parabens, camarada. Tell the boys, the Brazilian Fat Fat is very proud!

veinbuster
01-29-2013, 06:39 PM
Awesome.
Well done.

Rick
01-29-2013, 06:44 PM
cool ! I can't wait to read this !

alantig
01-29-2013, 10:54 PM
Nice! And in the only magazine that has printed my picture!

And don't forget, folks - PG puts their magazine up on their site in digital form every month for free.

CoreyT
01-30-2013, 03:07 AM
Congrats!
I have a sub to the magazine, will check it out.
Still reading the most recent issue though.

Twinfan
01-30-2013, 03:38 AM
Fantastic result - congrats!

izzyizborn
01-30-2013, 05:29 AM
Congrats to you and the team, Shawn!

rugerpc
01-30-2013, 07:56 AM
:beer: A toast to Shawn and the PTC crew. I can't wait to read the article and see the pics!

Boogie
01-30-2013, 08:03 AM
Surprisingly, no one here is, well, surprised! :D Congratulations to Shawn and the whole PTC crew for getting the accolades they deserve. :rock:

LSchefman
01-30-2013, 10:34 AM
Awesome stuff!

sergiodeblanc
01-30-2013, 11:58 AM
bangin'

clcwarlock
01-30-2013, 12:05 PM
Nice to see this, Very well deserved.

Shawn@PRS
01-30-2013, 07:15 PM
PG just released a photo on their facebook page

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/ptc.png

Herr Squid
01-31-2013, 10:58 PM
Several months ago Premier Guitar Magazine sent us a beat up old CE and wanted to see what we could do with it. What we did was a complete "off the frame restoration", including new pickups, new electronics, V-12 refin on the body and new 'barely there' neck finish, refret, tuner conversion, new bridge, etc. When we completed the project, we shipped it back to them and they were thrilled with the work.

Thanks to Ben and the entire Premier Guitar team for giving us this opportunity to show what we can do!

So very cool. Congrats to you and the guys!

Is that neck finish the one that's on the Artist Package maple necks? I love that finish! Maybe even more than rosewood... :flute:

sergiodeblanc
02-01-2013, 12:35 AM
PG just released a photo on their facebook page

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/ptc.png

So let me get this straight. You painted a perfectly red guitar blue?! This means that you effectively nullified my taking one more blue PRS out of circulation!

OK then, I see it's me against the PTC, that's cool Bra! I'll just find another blue PRS and paint it with this:
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/images-3_zps271740c9.jpeg

Albrecht Smuten
02-01-2013, 04:01 AM
All citey, foolz!

TAJ
02-04-2013, 08:54 AM
Just read the article in my PG mag. Congrats again!! This article says alot about PRS and the PTC crew!!

crgtr
02-04-2013, 05:51 PM
I got mine in the mail today. Great article. Congrats guys!! Your work should get this kind of attention. You deserve it!

Nodealcreel
02-04-2013, 06:40 PM
Thank goodness for digital subscriptions! Got to read it offshore! Fascinating rebuild (although erasing the names of the Vixen girls MUST have been tough!) Great job Shawn and PTC, you guys are building one heck of a reputation!

Shawn@PRS
02-04-2013, 06:59 PM
The article is now available online. Check it out, it's a well written piece.

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2013/Mar/PRS_Makover_Blasphemy_or_Alchemy.aspx

alantig
02-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Got mine in the mail today as well and read it. Nicely done, folks!

sergiodeblanc
02-04-2013, 09:34 PM
Cool article!

CoreyT
02-06-2013, 04:53 AM
Still waiting on my March issue, but they just released a video showing the guitar.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Zs2-5LX0Y

KazJY
02-06-2013, 07:47 AM
Yeah, read this the other night. Very cool. I think the guy made some good decisions about things to update or change about the guitar, though I cringed initially... like "nooo, keep the originals!" at first, but I think it ended up perfect.

themike
02-06-2013, 07:56 AM
Aw, thats a cute PTC project http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/images/smilies/cool2.gif http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/images/smilies/laugh.gif

Shawn@PRS
02-06-2013, 08:21 AM
Yeah, it seems kind of minor compared to some of the others! LOL

I am grateful to PG mag for having the faith in us to transform this guitar and for taking the time to write about it!

DavidE
02-06-2013, 07:07 PM
It looks amazing and I'm sure it looks and sounds great too. But nobody has addressed what all that work would cost. Care to put a price tag on it!

bluefade
02-06-2013, 08:07 PM
All citey, foolz!

Do you TAG public structures in your off time ??????????????????

sergiodeblanc
02-06-2013, 09:12 PM
Do you TAG public structures in your office time ??????????????????

This would be the real question.

francric
02-10-2013, 08:01 AM
Very cool, Congrats!

FJ4
02-17-2013, 01:48 AM
That is a work of Art! congratulations to you and the team Shawn!

Faded
04-01-2013, 07:55 PM
You could always just send an email to the PTC and ask for a quote...pretty simple really.


It looks amazing and I'm sure it looks and sounds great too. But nobody has addressed what all that work would cost. Care to put a price tag on it!

Shawn@PRS
04-10-2013, 01:08 PM
So the latest Premier Guitar magazine just arrived (May 2013) and inside is a letter to the editor concerning the CE make-over we did. I thought the letter was funny and I can certainly relate. :)

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/letter_zps4132e6b1.jpg

JustRob
04-10-2013, 01:15 PM
Yes, Ray. If you're on this Forum, we feel you pain. :biggrin:

jfb
04-10-2013, 02:42 PM
Nice! And in the only magazine that has printed my picture!

And don't forget, folks - PG puts their magazine up on their site in digital form every month for free.


So the latest Premier Guitar magazine just arrived (May 2013) and inside is a letter to the editor concerning the CE make-over we did. I thought the letter was funny and I can certainly relate. :)

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/letter_zps4132e6b1.jpg

Awesomeness.