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kingsleyd
04-27-2012, 01:47 PM
Hey, y'all! Another chance to show our Collection guitars.

I'll prime the pump with a couple of video clips to show mine. Enjoy!

ECOL#004
[youtube:2wg6eluf]sCf7UobPB_A[/youtube:2wg6eluf]

ECOL#041
[youtube:2wg6eluf]Emmzxjocg-g[/youtube:2wg6eluf]

markie
04-27-2012, 01:59 PM
DGT Prototype

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/Collection%20DGT%20Proto/007.jpg




Colection #13

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/Collection%20-13/016.jpg




Collection #36

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/Collection%20036%20Mc%20F%20Holes/072.jpg




The Set

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/Collection%20036%20Mc%20F%20Holes/Trio.jpg

veinbuster
04-27-2012, 05:02 PM
Oh no. Somebody pilfered one of Markie's Collections off of the couch.

veinbuster
04-27-2012, 05:03 PM
Now I have to check if my guitar gets clipped.
oops - apologies to anyone who doesn't want to see an acoustic here.
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_389CollectionFullTop.JPG

Tim
04-27-2012, 08:34 PM
Markie...... #36 in phenomenal in a way only The Excavated Emerald coul describe!!! Wow!

jcha008
04-29-2012, 03:06 AM
The rosette on that collection acoustic is just outstanding! Man, the collection guitars are just incredible.

The Ratchet
04-29-2012, 12:58 PM
DGT Prototype

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/Collection%20DGT%20Proto/007.jpg



And that burst, is stained on, not sprayed yes? Wow. That one is literally perfect. I've seen a few where they take the color a bit too far towards the pickups for my tastes, but this one just flows like the sun on the water.

kingsleyd
04-29-2012, 01:41 PM
DGT Prototype

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/Collection%20DGT%20Proto/007.jpg



And that burst, is stained on, not sprayed yes? Wow. That one is literally perfect. I've seen a few where they take the color a bit too far towards the pickups for my tastes, but this one just flows like the sun on the water.

That one also happens to be about the most amazing solidbody electric guitar I've ever had in my hands from a purely "player" point of view. Alive and resonant to a degree that defies explanation. Just... ...wow.

FlameTop
04-30-2012, 05:01 AM
#27

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/ColDGT-18.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/ColDGT-33.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/ColDGT-34.jpg

james
04-30-2012, 03:37 PM
http://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/blo ... vate_stock (http://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/blog/post/collection_series_iii_by_private_stock)

[youtube:pwnshwe5]FCQOrJ7yT-U[/youtube:pwnshwe5]

[youtube:pwnshwe5]b92GuEH1_W8[/youtube:pwnshwe5]

themike
04-30-2012, 03:52 PM
videos

I must watch each PRS uploaded video roughly 30 times the day its posted - love it.

Although I think Shawn might have to talk Mike into embracing the whole "throw/catch" mentality of guitars :lol: :shock:

james
05-01-2012, 09:09 AM
I must watch each PRS uploaded video roughly 30 times the day its posted - love it.

that's good to hear! Do you mind if I ask: how are you notified that a new video has been uploaded? YouTube feed? Facebook?

themike
05-01-2012, 10:23 AM
I must watch each PRS uploaded video roughly 30 times the day its posted - love it.

that's good to hear! Do you mind if I ask: how are you notified that a new video has been uploaded? YouTube feed? Facebook?

I honestly manually check the channel myself - but I would say Facebook or Twitter are also primary sources for new content because, well you know - sometimes Paul doesn't text right away when he just filmed a new video :lol: :lol:

docbennett
05-03-2012, 07:54 AM
Collection DGT #26;


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6597296693_eee338a84f.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6597301701_55ac7f7fab_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6597299369_6f69981bac.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6597300811_61a6fd199e_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6597304149_1e4db864ac_z.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
05-03-2012, 10:29 AM
That is stunning. :shock:

Boardwlk17
05-12-2012, 09:44 PM
now thats what i call a top . the best guitars in the world
gary
www.facebook.com/mfMuddFence (http://www.facebook.com/mfMuddFence)

Homer
05-15-2012, 05:26 PM
Collection Acoustic #33 landed in France (from Canada) early this week !
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb361/Link_Zee/IMG_2493.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb361/Link_Zee/IMG_2510.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb361/Link_Zee/IMG_2489.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb361/Link_Zee/IMG_2504.jpg

DISTORT6
05-16-2012, 11:25 AM
Love the flame on the back! Nice.

veinbuster
05-16-2012, 05:50 PM
Collection Acoustic #33 landed in France (from Canada) early this week !
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb361/Link_Zee/IMG_2510.jpg

Excellent.

Artist
05-17-2012, 10:18 PM
videos
Although I think Shawn might have to talk Mike into embracing the whole "throw/catch" mentality of guitars :lol: :shock:

For some PRS throw/catch lessons please contact the best of all:
Ed "Insane" Roland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKROlUWkbsQ&t=4m)

:shock: :o

themike
06-06-2012, 02:06 PM
http://www.wildwestguitars.com/images/product-images/1336757547McCartyHollowMocha051main.jpg

This thing is gorgeous.

kingsleyd
07-18-2012, 09:00 PM
Updated shot of ECOL#041…

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/userpics/10098/PRS%20ECOL%20041%20v2.jpg

RickO
09-03-2012, 11:54 PM
These guitars are stunning! I would love to get my mitts on one!

kingsleyd
09-05-2012, 08:40 AM
And #004:

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/userpics/10098/PRS%20ECOL%23004.jpg

LSchefman
09-05-2012, 08:47 AM
Those are some amazing guitars, folks.

vchizzle
09-08-2012, 09:50 AM
For some PRS throw/catch lessons please contact the best of all:
Ed "Insane" Roland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKROlUWkbsQ&t=4m)

:shock: :o
WOW.


Those are some amazing guitars, folks.
Not much more to be said.

themike
09-20-2012, 08:47 AM
Did anyone that was privy enough to experience the Collection V at Experience take a photo?

markie
09-20-2012, 09:12 AM
Did anyone that was privy enough to experience the Collection V at Experience take a photo?


Nope......................... but it's blue :D

themike
09-20-2012, 09:21 AM
Nope......................... but it's blue :D

Ugh, fine I'll wait for a NGD from one of you guyzzzzzzzzz hahah

Twinfan
09-20-2012, 09:52 AM
There are a few pics on the PRS site:

International:

http://www.prsguitars.com/privatestock/gallery/img/collection_electric_intl_5a.jpg


http://www.prsguitars.com/privatestock/gallery/img/collection_electric_intl_5b.jpg


USA:

http://www.prsguitars.com/privatestock/gallery/img/collection_electric_usa_5a.jpg

http://www.prsguitars.com/privatestock/gallery/img/collection_electric_usa_5b.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
09-20-2012, 10:13 AM
Did anyone that was privy enough to experience the Collection V at Experience take a photo?

I'll post pics of the acoustic. Soon.

Sorry I haven't done it yet. I am incredibly busy this week.

themike
09-20-2012, 11:13 AM
There are a few pics on the PRS site:

Thanks man - I caught those, I was hoping for some in the flesh ones.




-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;22975']I'll post pics of the acoustic. Soon.

Sorry I haven't done it yet. I am incredibly busy this week.

I got to hold the one they gave Tony so acoustically, I'm satisfied :congrats: hahaha

loversmoon
10-01-2012, 08:03 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/loversmoon69/013.jpg

38Roars
10-04-2012, 11:22 AM
Here is my Collection IV Brent Mason #57
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/Collection%20IV%20Brent%20Mason%2057/PA030778.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/Collection%20IV%20Brent%20Mason%2057/PA030768.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/Collection%20IV%20Brent%20Mason%2057/PA030766.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/Collection%20IV%20Brent%20Mason%2057/PA030764.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o70/38Roars/Collection%20IV%20Brent%20Mason%2057/PA030761.jpg

QueenCityGuitars
10-04-2012, 02:02 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c251/loversmoon69/013.jpg

Umm...:dontknow:

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
10-04-2012, 02:41 PM
Umm...:dontknow:

The man is just showing us his Collection, Bryan. Don't make me send you a "do better" letter.






:rofl:

QueenCityGuitars
10-04-2012, 04:01 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;24671']The man is just showing us his Collection, Bryan. Don't make me send you a "do better" letter.

:rofl:

Hey now! :box:

Chris528
11-03-2012, 05:37 PM
My collection is not impressive like everyone else's but here you go

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/SteelCurtain1974/cc19c292e113a57b5ce7c2845b9c8946.jpg

CoffeeDude
04-11-2013, 05:26 AM
Just asking for clarification, is this thread for showing our guitar collection, or for PRS Collection Series guitars? If it is Collection Series, well... I'll get back to you in a few years time :biggrin:

markie
04-11-2013, 05:40 AM
Just asking for clarification, is this thread for showing our guitar collection, or for PRS Collection Series guitars? If it is Collection Series, well... I'll get back to you in a few years time :biggrin:



It was started for Collection Guitars, but you can post whatever you wish here. Please show us some pics. You can do it here or just start another thread introducing yourself & showing pics pf your Guitars................... Welcome to the Forum Sir :shakehands: :D

CoffeeDude
04-17-2013, 06:38 AM
Ok, cool. Wanted to clarify as some forums can be a little bit nitpicky about thread topics :D And thanks for the welcome, Markie! :rock:

kukumba
04-25-2013, 10:59 PM
Here is my latest. By far the finest guitar I have ever played...
http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y536/robert_gomez2/CollectionElectric054_1534copy_zpsac5a9580.jpg

geese_com
04-25-2013, 11:48 PM
Here is my latest. By far the finest guitar I have ever played...
http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y536/robert_gomez2/CollectionElectric054_1534copy_zpsac5a9580.jpg

Very nice!

jfb
04-26-2013, 12:10 AM
Here is my latest. By far the finest guitar I have ever played...
http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y536/robert_gomez2/CollectionElectric054_1534copy_zpsac5a9580.jpg

Very classy.

Egads
04-26-2013, 10:35 AM
Here is my latest. By far the finest guitar I have ever played...
http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y536/robert_gomez2/CollectionElectric054_1534copy_zpsac5a9580.jpg

Love it!

John Price
06-03-2013, 06:27 PM
Here is my latest. By far the finest guitar I have ever played...
http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y536/robert_gomez2/CollectionElectric054_1534copy_zpsac5a9580.jpg
Very nice! Reminds me of the early days.

Object47
07-08-2013, 12:45 AM
10 from the '80's...

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/object47/PRSI.jpg

FlameTop
07-20-2013, 07:59 AM
Bit of a special NGD this one. Its a Collection Santana (or Stan Tanner as I like to call them). But they don't do a Collection Santana you say! Nope, this is a one-off.

It has all the normal Collection appointments; Pernambuco neck, Madagascar fingerboard and headstock. South American Mahogany body with curly maple top. Mammoth ivory and paua Hollow Celtic Knot inlays. Nitro finish, 57/08 pups with Santana I switching. Colour is Faded McCarty Sunburst (and is luminous).

Its pretty light at 7lbs 8oz. Going to have to brush up on my Santana switching. I had always assumed the pair of switches just controlled each pup, buts its plainly more complex than that :)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/COLSA-3.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/COLSA-1.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/COLSA-2.jpg

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

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/COLSA-5.jpg

Kine
07-20-2013, 08:29 AM
Oh that thing is just sick! That's one hell of a grab! Congrats on that one. Don't let it outta your sight!

jfb
07-20-2013, 08:38 AM
Oh that thing is just sick! That's one hell of a grab! Congrats on that one. Don't let it outta your sight!

Not much to add to what Kine said. Wow and more wow maybe. Insane!

veinbuster
07-20-2013, 08:47 AM
Brilliant Santana.
I'd have that in a heartbeat.

Tosca
07-20-2013, 08:50 AM
Speach less....

Paul L
07-22-2013, 11:45 PM
Some really stunning guitars here, folks. :congrats:

jfb
08-04-2013, 04:55 PM
While I don't own a Collection I recently had the privilege to play a few. I must say they were all very impressive. The mojo they possess is quite strong. I especially liked the BRW McCarty with 408's and the DGT. Coral Snake is a brilliant color as is the one used for the DGT. Great, great guitars.

veinbuster
08-04-2013, 05:45 PM
While I don't own a Collection I recently had the privilege to play a few. I must say they were all very impressive. The mojo they possess is quite strong. I especially liked the BRW McCarty with 408's and the DGT. Coral Snake is a brilliant color as is the one used for the DGT. Great, great guitars.

That collection DGT is awesome. Then the Brent Mason was brilliant. The one I really wanted to take home was the international V. It is amazing how they stepped it up for those guitars.

guitarsong
08-06-2013, 01:43 PM
Bit of a special NGD this one. Its a Collection Santana (or Stan Tanner as I like to call them). But they don't do a Collection Santana you say! Nope, this is a one-off.

It has all the normal Collection appointments; Pernambuco neck, Madagascar fingerboard and headstock. South American Mahogany body with curly maple top. Mammoth ivory and paua Hollow Celtic Knot inlays. Nitro finish, 57/08 pups with Santana I switching. Colour is Faded McCarty Sunburst (and is luminous).

Its pretty light at 7lbs 8oz. Going to have to brush up on my Santana switching. I had always assumed the pair of switches just controlled each pup, buts its plainly more complex than that :)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/COLSA-3.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/COLSA-1.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/COLSA-2.jpg

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

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2478388/FT/COLSA-5.jpg

Oooooh!!! I'm jealous. Congrats.

kingsleyd
08-06-2013, 09:25 PM
Wow, that Santana collection electric looks really nice!

So here's a demo track I did last week in which my Collection #004 (the first run, a McCarty with a vibrato) is the lead instrument.

https://soundcloud.com/kingsley-durant/chalkhills-and-children-v1-3

There are a couple of rough bits, playing-wise, but I really like the sound of the guitar overall.

jfb
09-26-2013, 08:32 PM
I like what's going on here...a lot.

Twinfan
09-28-2013, 02:22 AM
That collection DGT is awesome. Then the Brent Mason was brilliant. The one I really wanted to take home was the international V. It is amazing how they stepped it up for those guitars.

;)

Mine is a complete and utter game changer for me. I haven't bought or even lusted after another guitar since:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121019_153343.jpg

veinbuster
09-29-2013, 07:40 PM
;)

Mine is a complete and utter game changer for me. I haven't bought or even lusted after another guitar since:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20121019_153343.jpg
And here I was hoping you would get tired of it.

Twinfan
09-30-2013, 03:17 AM
No chance I'm afraid!

kukumba
10-06-2013, 08:09 AM
It's true, once you play a collection guitar it kind of reduces or eliminates your PRS GAS. These guitars are so different and great that nothing seems to compare. When I was at the 2013 PRS Experience I mentioned this to a couple guys that work in the final assembly area. They both agreed that they felt the same way about how great the collection guitars are. The bottom line is that every private stock I play has similar magic. It's just a great guitar!

veinbuster
10-06-2013, 08:29 AM
No chance I'm afraid!

I was pretty sure that was the answer, but a guy can always dream. Maybe someone else will grow less attached to their's.

Twinfan
10-06-2013, 10:13 AM
By my calculations there are only 7 or 8 International Collection Vs out there, so you may have quite a wait for one to come up for sale!!!

Twinfan
10-06-2013, 10:14 AM
The bottom line is that every private stock I play has similar magic. It's just a great guitar!

For me, the Collections are a step above PS. I have three other PS and the Collection V is the "best" of the bunch in every way.

jfb
10-06-2013, 10:21 AM
Some of the most rad guitars I've ever played were Collection Series instruments. I'm normally not a big fan of Rosewood necks but the Coral Snake McCarty 408 I played was life altering. The Collection DGT I played was also the same experience. I think those Celtic Knots are some ancient X-Files action and alter your mind to believe that you're holding the best guitar ever made. That or they simply are. I'm going with X-Files!!!

veinbuster
10-06-2013, 11:19 AM
By my calculations there are only 7 or 8 International Collection Vs out there, so you may have quite a wait for one to come up for sale!!!

I'm sure there are no more than that, but I am very patient. If I was a betting man, I would predict it might take 7-8 years before one shows up.

Twinfan
10-06-2013, 01:25 PM
I'm not sure why it's listed as Coral Snake in a few places? The colour of the V is Blue Tourmaline with Smoked Burst...

jfb
10-06-2013, 01:37 PM
I'm sure there are no more than that, but I am very patient. If I was a betting man, I would predict it might take 7-8 years before one shows up.

In the meantime I know where you can get International BRW neck/board guitars. :tongue:

jfb
10-06-2013, 01:38 PM
I'm not sure why it's listed as Coral Snake in a few places? The colour of the V is Blue Tourmaline with Smoked Burst...

That's for the update. I was unaware of the different name. Note made.

veinbuster
10-06-2013, 02:56 PM
In the meantime I know where you can get International BRW neck/board guitars. :tongue:

Not for me. Perny V is the one, though I might try another perny while I wait.

jfb
10-06-2013, 03:23 PM
Not for me. Perny V is the one, though I might try another perny while I wait.

I am also being bit by the Perny bug.

Twinfan
10-06-2013, 04:01 PM
I have a couple of Pernys and wish I could get more...

jfb
10-06-2013, 04:13 PM
I have a couple of Pernys and wish I could get more...

Good luck with the search.

Twinfan
10-06-2013, 05:06 PM
Thanks - they're pretty rare here in the UK...

geese_com
10-06-2013, 06:21 PM
If anyone finds any please let me know!

jfb
10-06-2013, 07:36 PM
If anyone finds any please let me know!

:wave: