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crgtr
03-05-2013, 12:01 PM
So.... I literally had a dream about building a Private Stock guitar last year. I even spoke with the PS boys at the EXP about it. They were all scratching their heads. Why? Because I wanted a Paisley covered guitar. The actual cloth they use on the amps. I didn't want any clear coat on it. Nuthin'! If it gets dirty or sweaty, so be it. I wanted amp knobs on it. I had a ton of ideas. So, we talked & I talked to Morgan Guitars & he talked to PRS & everybody was still scratching their heads. Wondering if the tone would suffer. Will it get dirty. Stuff like that.
So, I thought I'd take down a notch & try it on an SE. So I got in touch with Shawn & he was down with it from the get-go. I was gonna keep it a secret so I would have the 1st PS Paisley, but because of my current situation I don't see a PS in my immediate future. So here's my idea made possible by the boys in the PTC. Thanks to Shawn & 'da boys!!
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/The%20Paisley/IMG_2606_zps76a809d1.jpghttp://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/The%20Paisley/IMG_2599_zps9e9c284d.jpghttp://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/The%20Paisley/IMG_2598_zps4ed39783.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/pais2_zps684d9627.jpeg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
03-05-2013, 12:10 PM
I need a cigarette now.

themike
03-05-2013, 12:14 PM
HOLY CRAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!

Shawn@PRS
03-05-2013, 12:14 PM
Scott crushed this one!

I'll post up some "build" pics in a bit.

JustRob
03-05-2013, 12:22 PM
WANT!

rugerpc
03-05-2013, 12:31 PM
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/The%20Paisley/IMG_2598_zps4ed39783.jpg

O. M. G.

want!

Shawn@PRS
03-05-2013, 12:35 PM
It started life as a standard SE 245.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/P1010363_zps785db668.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/P1010366_zpsf5eadb11.jpg

Scott spend a lot of time making sure the fabric laid on the surface without any wrinkles or creases. He also made sure the fuzzy edges didn't fray.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/IMG_2341_zps67820b36.jpg


We toyed with different hardware and knob options
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/IMG_2331_zps0c0ba5b2.jpg


But found this to be the best. We pulled the studs and inserted US stud wells and US bridge and studs
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/IMG_2616_zps6674674d.jpg

CoreyT
03-05-2013, 12:37 PM
Very cool.
How do you clean it, with a vacuum cleaner?

Shawn@PRS
03-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Any vacuum will do, but the brush must have bristles made of the finest Russian sable

Jazzedout
03-05-2013, 12:48 PM
You burned the edge of the fabric, so it doesn't get destroyed?

WEDGE
03-05-2013, 12:53 PM
Chris that is bad ass! PS or not that rocks!

south89
03-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Chris this very cool and congrats on an original. Once again the PTC crew nock it out of the park :adore:


So who is going for a Black Paisley Guitar :vroam:

crgtr
03-05-2013, 01:32 PM
Thanks guys! Now all I need is a paisley strap!

Steph
03-05-2013, 01:41 PM
WOW! :o

A great idea + Skillful craftmanship = Awesome guitar!!!!

Congrats to all involved!

Just WoW!!!

sergiodeblanc
03-05-2013, 01:43 PM
Uhhhh............

So fresh it gets two!!! The first ever Double Bangin'!
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/bangin_berrics1_zpsb7150622.jpghttp://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/bangin_berrics1_zpsb7150622.jpg

iahawk36
03-05-2013, 01:54 PM
SOOOO freakin' cool!!!

Egads
03-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Markie Mod, Hans Mod, Th3Mike 7 string:

Very cool.

CHRIS MOD:
:adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore:

Shawn@PRS
03-05-2013, 03:18 PM
Thanks guys! Now all I need is a paisley strap!

I'm working on it

jfb
03-05-2013, 03:26 PM
Uhhhh............

So fresh it gets two!!! The first ever Double Bangin'!
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/bangin_berrics1_zpsb7150622.jpghttp://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sergiodeblanc/bangin_berrics1_zpsb7150622.jpg

I'm with Serg.

Danerada
03-05-2013, 03:58 PM
Man!!! I want that on a SE One something bad!!!!!!!

justmund
03-05-2013, 04:19 PM
I think we just found the forum guitar (in black!)

That is truly awesome Chris, so cool on so many levels. Can't wait for the first demo!!!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
03-05-2013, 04:33 PM
Man!!! I want that on a SE One something bad!!!!!!!

Please make that two.

Egads
03-05-2013, 04:40 PM
I think we just found the forum guitar (in black!)

Yeah, on a One, with a lipstick pickup in the neck!!!!!!!! I am SO in on that! I'll take two!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
03-05-2013, 04:51 PM
Yeah, on a One, with a lipstick pickup in the neck!!!!!!!! I am SO in on that! I'll take two!

...and a Starla in the bridge position.

Oh yeah!

I'll be needing another cigarette, please.

What would we call it? The "US One"? "US 1.5"?

Michael B
03-05-2013, 04:56 PM
WOW that's so sick!! I love it!! Paisley straps huh Shawn???? I'll take 2!!!!!!!!

justmund
03-05-2013, 04:59 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;56107']...and a Starla in the bridge position.

Oh yeah!

I'll be needing another cigarette, please.

What would we call it? The "US One"? "US 1.5"?
Bad Mutha Paisley 1.5?

Boogie
03-05-2013, 05:06 PM
Chris...the Nashville visionary. :rock: Some guys around here hoard wood, you should invest in a few bolts of paisley cloth because I get the feeling this won't be your only project.

Very VERY cool bro. (the cream amp knobs were a stroke of genius)

Audie
03-05-2013, 05:20 PM
Make it three, four if that is the forum guitar with black paisley and that paisley TRC. Whaaaaaat!

I am going to see if I can locate a SE245 soapbar and send it to the PTC!!!

Buildermike
03-05-2013, 05:57 PM
Off the hook awesome!

s.fitzsimmons
03-05-2013, 06:31 PM
That's cool!

mad monk
03-05-2013, 07:27 PM
THE COOLEST!!!! So cool on so many levels.

11top
03-05-2013, 07:52 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/not-worthy-1.gif

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/tumblr_lf3p0v1jf61qawc1p.gif

LSchefman
03-05-2013, 08:55 PM
I'm awestruck!

Better than Waylon's Tele.

veinbuster
03-05-2013, 10:41 PM
Chris is brilliant and his guitar rocks.

CharlieFoxtrot
03-06-2013, 12:20 AM
That paisley top is seriously cool! Nice work PTC, and congrats Chris. I'm looking forward to your demonstration video when it gets sent to you. :rock:

WEDGE
03-06-2013, 12:31 AM
Yes that should be forum guitar......offer it in your choice of SE's covered in Paisley........sign me up for an SE version of the CU24 in black Paisley with those cream knobs right now......

sergiodeblanc
03-06-2013, 02:58 AM
Yes that should be forum guitar......offer it in your choice of SE's covered in Paisley........sign me up for an SE version of the CU24 in black Paisley with those cream knobs right now......

Hmmmm... Santana SE.....

Boogie
03-06-2013, 05:11 AM
This is the biggest PS/PTC hit since the 3Mike7!:star:

Shawn@PRS
03-06-2013, 02:51 PM
This deserves a sticky!

Shawn@PRS
03-06-2013, 05:11 PM
Thanks to Marc Quigley, Art Director at PRS Guitars, for some proper photos.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/pais1_zpsa33ce494.jpeg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/MISC%20Repairs/pais2_zps684d9627.jpeg

crgtr
03-06-2013, 05:23 PM
Damn! That is sexy!!

sergiodeblanc
03-06-2013, 06:21 PM
They did a wonderful job with the placement of the paisley design.

slowro
03-06-2013, 07:57 PM
I love it!
LOVE LOVE LOVE

mad monk
03-06-2013, 08:25 PM
I keep coming back to this thread to look. I haven't had this much GAS since.....I don't think I've ever had it this bad. That is so beautiful.

jfb
03-06-2013, 09:35 PM
Chris I'm coming to Nashville later this month and I'm stopping by to see this sexy thing in person.

So
Much
Mojo
!!!!

Gnal
03-06-2013, 09:44 PM
That is pretty cool, Chris! That is one wild vision that turned out really totally top notch!

Dirty Bob
03-06-2013, 10:47 PM
Ok...I disappear for two days and this is what happens while I'm gone?!?!?! Holy Cripes.....that's pretty badass! Great job! Congrats!

crgtr
03-07-2013, 08:16 AM
Chris I'm coming to Nashville later this month and I'm stopping by to see this sexy thing in person.

So
Much
Mojo
!!!!

Be good to see ya again Jesse. You & your lovely better half are always welcome in my ghetto palace!

crgtr
03-07-2013, 12:42 PM
Thanks again guys for all the kind words. And thanks again to the guys @ the PTC. This guitar REALLY went from a dream to a reality. It came out far better than I could've imagined. "The Paisley" should be arriving today and I can hardly wait. There will be a video or two up in a few days.
EDIT: The Paisley has landed!!!!!! It looks awesome!!

Shawn@PRS
03-07-2013, 01:16 PM
According to UPS, the guitar has arrived Chris. go talk to "Mario". :)

crgtr
03-07-2013, 02:04 PM
According to UPS, the guitar has arrived Chris. go talk to "Mario". :)

Oh yea!!
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/2943396D-70E3-4C47-B0F2-E222C9C36091-7826-000003AF93B66DF6_zpsae08379e.jpg

Shawn@PRS
03-07-2013, 02:24 PM
you don't look very happy

Mikegarveyblues
03-07-2013, 02:29 PM
That's a hot looking guitar!

crgtr
03-07-2013, 02:31 PM
you don't look very happy

It has nothing to do with the guitar. I just got off the phone with my soon-to-be-ex. I love the guitar!!
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/537cbe4c-073d-4f8f-8c94-c557389675d7_zpsb9d27a4c.jpg

Shawn@PRS
03-07-2013, 03:10 PM
I'm glad you're enjoying it Chris!

ps, I added a couple more "build' shots to my earlier post.

crgtr
03-07-2013, 03:21 PM
I think we just found the forum guitar (in black!)


Like this?
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/9BEA952F-31D8-4ACF-9385-08AF6F1F0ABC-7826-000003AF4F1BEDB2_zps9c64fd57.jpg

CHARISMAFIRE
03-07-2013, 04:06 PM
A SMILE JUST ENCIRCLED MY ENTIRE HEAD!!!

justmund
03-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Like this?
Oh yeah!

http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthread.php?2968-The-quot-Forum-quot-Guitar/page12

martysnarf
03-07-2013, 09:05 PM
<chant> VID, VID, VID, VID, VID....!!!!!! <chant>

crgtr
03-07-2013, 09:11 PM
<chant> VID, VID, VID, VID, VID....!!!!!! <chant>

Easy there cowboy! I'm editing right now. It will be up tomorrow!

justmund
03-07-2013, 09:29 PM
Private Stock Friday AND a new vid from CR? Heck yeah!

crgtr
03-08-2013, 08:11 AM
Video up in a few hours. It's finalizing now.
1st impressions....AWESOME!!! Big chunky feel & tones. The guitar resonates very well. I get good vibration at the headstock with each open string. I'm sure the anodized brass studs have something to do with that. Thanks Shawn. Good call! I shot about 10 minutes as soon as I got home. I also got a new Tonal Insanity pedal in the mail so it gave me a chance to demo both. The new pedal is awesome too! Anyway, the Paisley sounded and played great, but y'all know me......I can't leave anything alone. SO.... I swapped the pickups with a set of PRS #6's and added some Phase II tuna's. Oh yea, I also added a Volume/Treble Bleed kit. So I put on a set of PRS 11's to get some manly sized strings on there & WHOA!!!! I went head-to-head with Riza & Paisley held his own. I may still fool around with pickups a bit. I have a set of 57/08's and they may end up in there. But right now, all I can say is, in my opinion, I have a seriously BAD-ASS SE. Looks cool & sounds great. The video will be up in a few hours. It's finalizing right now. Will post as soon as its done.
GREAT JOB PTC!!

TAJ
03-08-2013, 09:31 AM
That looks AMAZING!! Congrats and well done Shawn and the PTC crew.

Shawn@PRS
03-08-2013, 10:59 AM
That looks AMAZING!! Congrats and well done Shawn and the PTC crew.

Thanks man, but this was all Scotty B (as shown in the first posted photo)

crgtr
03-08-2013, 11:01 AM
Thanks man, but this was all Scotty B (as shown in the first posted photo)

Scotty B....you are my hero!!

Shawn@PRS
03-08-2013, 11:04 AM
Scotty B....you are my hero!!

He is the wind beneath my wings

TAJ
03-08-2013, 11:31 AM
Thanks man, but this was all Scotty B (as shown in the first posted photo)

Great Job Scotty B!!

crgtr
03-08-2013, 11:47 AM
Here's the 1st video. The tone is a little dark, but I think you'll get the idea. I will correct that for the next demo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeO5XbHin_U

Aeetus
03-08-2013, 03:03 PM
That is just fantastic Chris, I love it!

Shawn@PRS
03-08-2013, 03:18 PM
Very cool Chris!

Mikegarveyblues
03-08-2013, 04:30 PM
Great playing and the guitar looks great!

What's that pic in the background with the Union Jack btw?

WEDGE
03-08-2013, 04:45 PM
So cool.

cwhenke
03-08-2013, 04:54 PM
That's freakin' awesome. Great idea with even better execution.

crgtr
03-08-2013, 07:44 PM
Great playing and the guitar looks great!

What's that pic in the background with the Union Jack btw?

That's the British Audio Amp logo. They gave me a flag when I got my amp .

crgtr
03-12-2013, 09:45 AM
I dropped a set of brushed 57/08's in "The Paisley" last night & WHOA!!! Perfect match for this guitar!! Video to follow!!

Danerada
03-12-2013, 09:47 AM
I dropped a set of brushed 57/08's in "The Paisley" last night & WHOA!!! Perfect match for this guitar!! Video to follow!!

You're an animal!!!!

rugerpc
03-12-2013, 10:35 AM
I'm so jealous on so many levels.

Guitar - want
Chops - want
Sunglasses - want

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/5603559424/h655C226D/

crgtr
03-12-2013, 11:47 AM
I'm so jealous on so many levels.

Guitar - want
Chops - want
Sunglasses - want

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/5603559424/h655C226D/
You can have my chops. I need new ones anyways!

rugerpc
03-12-2013, 12:34 PM
You can have my chops. I need new ones anyways!

Cool - just drop your chops into this here wormhole and I'll pick them up on the other side...

http://www.absolutelyfobulous.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/animated-gif-art-1.gif

crgtr
03-12-2013, 01:29 PM
Cool - just drop your chops into this here wormhole and I'll pick them up on the other side...

http://www.absolutelyfobulous.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/animated-gif-art-1.gif

Chops dropped into the big donut. Now I'm hungry....

sergiodeblanc
03-12-2013, 01:45 PM
bangin'

crgtr
03-14-2013, 08:06 PM
Another video using "The Paisley".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxaCMvead30

Boogie
03-14-2013, 08:59 PM
I like the strap. :rock: (but it's still not paisley:biggrin:)

Diverdan
03-16-2013, 10:53 AM
Awesome!!!

crgtr
03-19-2013, 09:57 AM
A VERY nice forum brother made this for me. There are some of the best folks on earth here.
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/The%20Paisley/78CE742C-479A-44CA-99C9-704E1516AB2D-20440-00000A1ACDD68EE3_zpsecaef7a1.jpg

rugerpc
03-19-2013, 10:01 AM
^^^^^^ Way cool!

crgtr
03-21-2013, 03:43 PM
Installed & LOVIN' IT!!!
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/The%20Paisley/0BB798AF-64F0-47E4-B140-7CDA57A9CE86-22962-00000B4B9BB724C7_zpsaed2c05c.jpg
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/The%20Paisley/A821F209-0C25-48BE-9F15-041719A0F6DC-22962-00000B4B98F19A67_zpsf025d08c.jpg

markie
03-21-2013, 03:48 PM
Indiana will be rock'in "The Paisley" in 24 hrs............ :rock: :rock: :rock:

Shawn@PRS
03-21-2013, 06:31 PM
A VERY nice forum brother made this for me. There are some of the best folks on earth here.
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd490/crgtr/The%20Paisley/78CE742C-479A-44CA-99C9-704E1516AB2D-20440-00000A1ACDD68EE3_zpsecaef7a1.jpg

That looks great man, enjoy!

Hopeful Sinner
03-21-2013, 06:42 PM
That TRC is sofa king awesome!!!

themike
03-21-2013, 07:33 PM
A VERY nice forum brother made this for me. There are some of the best folks on earth here.

He's the best! He's also very very modest with his skills as he is AMAZING!

crgtr
09-08-2013, 01:38 PM
I just installed an uncovered set of PRS #6 pups with some gold poles & I have to say...............LOVIN' IT! In this gtr, the #6's trump the 59/09's. They just work better. I sure didn't see THAT coming! They do a killer tapped tone and I do love the zebra look with gold poles!
Never underestimate a set of #6's! They did very well in my pickup shootout and they KILL in "The Paisley".....video to come......

Rider1260
09-08-2013, 09:32 PM
Can't wait :)

slabuda
04-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Reading this I thought it would be grosser than Marmite....and thats nasty. But.....actually.......HOLY CRAP!

I mean I wouldnt get it done but that is pretty darn original and cool!