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WEDGE
04-29-2012, 07:12 AM
I was thrilled when PRS announced the new Artist Package. I envisioned a McCarty 58 in faded blue burst quilt ten top, uncovered 59/09's, Mixed hardware, figured maple fretboard and neck, and all was good..........until I saw in my head the black headstock overlay on top of all that figured maple goodness.... which is not an option to leave it as a plain maple face.

Kind of ruins the aesthetics for me......don't want to sound like a chick hung on the looks of something, but for a good chunk of change for what would be my own version of a Private Stock guitar this kills it for me. Wondered if anyone else had this thought, am I the only mental case with this hang up, and can one be had without the overlay? I don't even care about losing the inlaid signature, would settle for the gold stickered signature if it could be had in maple.

Thanks for listening, this is cheaper than therapy........ :?

vchizzle
04-29-2012, 09:33 AM
Are you talking about the collection series? http://www.prsguitars.com/privatestock/ ... ccarty.php (http://www.prsguitars.com/privatestock/gallery/collection1_mccarty.php)
I think it looks perfect on that guitar pictured. Either way, I know what you're talking about. The overlay looks better with some colors than others IMO. Wouldn't be a deal breaker for me though.

WEDGE
04-29-2012, 09:53 AM
talking about this.....

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/wedgepaul/artist_package_is_back.jpg


as opposed to this.......stupid I know but this bugs me......... :oops:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/wedgepaul/sasface.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/wedgepaul/sasfront.jpg

vchizzle
04-29-2012, 09:55 AM
OH. yes, with the maple board, that looks terribly wrong.

tfancil
04-29-2012, 09:59 AM
It looks like one black sock! I don't really like it either.
tfancil

WEDGE
04-29-2012, 10:04 AM
Yeah It looks wrong to me.....I would liquidate a guitar or two to fund one of these in a moment if this could be had with the maple face.......maybe on this forum the right people will read this?

Even the Pope grants a special dispensation for a good reason/cause once in every great while? 8-)

11top
04-29-2012, 10:06 AM
I have to agree the natural maple looks better.

After all, what looks better than natural maple except Carrie Underwood (Who I'm watching on TV right now :o :shock: )

themike
04-29-2012, 11:51 AM
I wouldnt mind the ebony overlay if I was getting a dark colored guitar, but I really like the maple on maple as well.
Add a maple trussrod cover and you have something bordering on perfect

chuckbville
04-29-2012, 12:40 PM
What about a maple color-matched headstock? That would be a deal maker for me, on any of the models.

Serious Poo
04-29-2012, 12:41 PM
I wouldnt mind the ebony overlay if I was getting a dark colored guitar, but I really like the maple on maple as well.
Add a maple trussrod cover and you have something bordering on perfect

Same here.

cwhenke
04-29-2012, 02:44 PM
The ebony cap wouldn't bother me, but I'd be getting an ebony board. It looks out of place on the maple.

crgtr
04-29-2012, 04:54 PM
I agree. Black looks wrong on the maple neck. :ugeek:

MykeWright
04-29-2012, 05:30 PM
Black headstock with maple fretboard = JUST PLAIN WRONG!!!!!

JMintzer
04-29-2012, 06:18 PM
Reminiscent of the old CE's. I'd have to see one in person to be sure, but at first blush, a Maple headstock is my preference...


Jamie

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04-29-2012, 06:28 PM
OH. yes, with the maple board, that looks terribly wrong.


It looks like one black sock! I don't really like it either.
tfancil


I agree. Black looks wrong on the maple neck. :ugeek:


Black headstock with maple fretboard = JUST PLAIN WRONG!!!!!

Boy... you guys are going to HATE #1 on my Final Countdown. :o

WEDGE
04-29-2012, 06:41 PM
Hans.....that's the beauty of Private Stock.......everyone gets their version of 'right'..........besides you have gotten so many right you can be forgiven for wearing black socks with shorts just once 8-)

The Ratchet
04-29-2012, 06:46 PM
I don't see what the big deal is, from PRS' perspective. If you're going to offer a customizing program with all these options, is it really that big a deal to leave the maple headstock on a maple neck/board alone? And just let it be maple?

They make an specific point on the spec sheet (IIRC) of stating that the only fretboard allowable on the maple neck....is the maple board. So I don't see why they can't leave the headstock alone. (And also considering that in the color list there's plenty of body colors available with 'natural back').

However also to the OP, have you confirmed on this being the only configuration through a dealer or PRS? Just because they slapped it in the promo photo like this, doesn't necessarily mean that come build time its an absolute, unless someone has specifically confirmed this to you.

GC Ron
04-29-2012, 06:59 PM
Shawn, is that a photoshop job on the site?

Why not leave the face natural?


talking about this.....

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/wedgepaul/artist_package_is_back.jpg


as opposed to this.......stupid I know but this bugs me......... :oops:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/wedgepaul/sasface.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/wedgepaul/sasfront.jpg

cwhenke
04-29-2012, 07:18 PM
Hans.....that's the beauty of Private Stock.......everyone gets their version of 'right'..........besides you have gotten so many right you can be forgiven for wearing black socks with shorts just once 8-)

What about forgiving someone for wearing shorts with white socks and loafers?

JMintzer
04-29-2012, 07:38 PM
Hans.....that's the beauty of Private Stock.......everyone gets their version of 'right'..........besides you have gotten so many right you can be forgiven for wearing black socks with shorts just once 8-)

What about forgiving someone for wearing shorts with white socks and loafers?

It'll never happen. He's dead to me...


Jamie

LSchefman
04-29-2012, 07:58 PM
No soup for you.

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04-29-2012, 08:32 PM
Hans.....that's the beauty of Private Stock.......everyone gets their version of 'right'..........besides you have gotten so many right you can be forgiven for wearing black socks with shorts just once 8-)
What about white socks with deck shoes? :D

WEDGE
04-29-2012, 08:40 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/wedgepaul/loafers-meme-generator-white-socks-shorts-deck-shoes-you-know-who-i-m-talking-about-c21daf.jpg

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04-29-2012, 08:49 PM
He's like a ninja; hiding in plain site.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Discussion/IMG_0015.jpg

markie
04-29-2012, 09:26 PM
It is said that he sometimes goes undercover :o



http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/bunny1002.jpg

wilerty
04-29-2012, 10:29 PM
In order to have the inlayed logo, they need to use a veneer on the headstock. They have done RW veneers with the inlayed logo for years, I'm not sure they couldn't do maple veneers with the logo ... if they chose to. Shawn?

The Ratchet
04-29-2012, 11:01 PM
In order to have the inlayed logo, they need to use a veneer on the headstock. They have done RW veneers with the inlayed logo for years, I'm not sure they couldn't do maple veneers with the logo ... if they chose to. Shawn?

Bill, what on earth are you talking about? I don't see what relevance headstock veneers have to white socks and bunny slippers. Geesh. Stay on topic, dammit Bill. :mrgreen:

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04-29-2012, 11:05 PM
Bill, what on earth are you talking about? I don't see what relevance headstock veneers have to white socks and bunny slippers. Geesh. Stay on topic, dammit Bill. :mrgreen:
Yeah... Mark? I'd back off a little. You do NOT want to mess with Bill.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Discussion/Wilerty.png

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Discussion/Wilerty2.png

ReigningGlory
04-30-2012, 12:44 AM
Yeah, I have to agree with everyone. The maple's better. But hey, if Paul has trouble unloading these things, I um, wow . . . I'll be like, uh, willing to find a home for them somewhere. No, it's ok. Really . . . it's the least I could do. Lemme know, I'll pick 'em up.

WEDGE
04-30-2012, 04:22 AM
[quote="Hans"]

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Discussion/Wilerty.png

Damn Bill, I don't remember you being so buff.......that time spent away on the illegally imported rosewood rap did you good.......... :shock:

wilerty
04-30-2012, 08:12 PM
Moderator, moderator ... I want to report this guy Hans ... oooops :o

It can't be me ... I would never wear those chains or buttons with my guitars ...

markie
04-30-2012, 08:15 PM
Bill is Buff :twisted:

vchizzle
05-01-2012, 10:50 AM
Hans.....that's the beauty of Private Stock.......everyone gets their version of 'right'..........besides you have gotten so many right you can be forgiven for wearing black socks with shorts just once 8-)
Black socks work as long as the shoes are black, the shorts are black and the shirt is black :lol:

markie
05-01-2012, 12:05 PM
Hans.....that's the beauty of Private Stock.......everyone gets their version of 'right'..........besides you have gotten so many right you can be forgiven for wearing black socks with shorts just once 8-)
Black socks work as long as the shoes are black, the shorts are black and the shirt is black :lol:




Knee highs :?:

The Ratchet
05-01-2012, 01:47 PM
Knee highs :?:

Nein...nein...

Ist....

Lederhozen
http://ak.buy.com/PI/0/350/217005219.jpg

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05-01-2012, 01:53 PM
AHHHHHH... My eyes!!!! :? :roll: :cry:

LSchefman
05-01-2012, 05:19 PM
Knee highs :?:

Nein...nein...

Ist....

Lederhozen
http://ak.buy.com/PI/0/350/217005219.jpg

A Bonni Pink and Vintage Yellow combination is always in good taste. ;)

steam-powered
05-01-2012, 06:26 PM
I have to agree the natural maple looks better

Same thoughts here. It would be a deal-breaker for me.

WEDGE
05-25-2012, 02:23 PM
Resurrecting this back to original point because I never got a definitive answer............if I scrape together the coinage can the maple neck option be had without the dark headstock overlay???

Slush fund is growing and needs a direction to throw it towards......... :)

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05-25-2012, 02:31 PM
Resurrecting this back to original point because I never got a definitive answer............if I scrape together the coinage can the maple neck option be had without the dark headstock overlay???

Slush fund is growing and needs a direction to throw it towards......... :)
Paul, I suggest calling your local dealer (today) and have them ask the question for you.

pontaeri
05-28-2012, 05:10 PM
matching is better than not matching

http://image.spreadshirt.com/image-server/image/composition/4465563/view/1/producttypecolor/1/type/png/width/280/height/280/game-set-match-tennis-tshirt_design.png



black on black its a fact

http://www.wallchan.com/images/mediums/15436.jpg



deal breaker

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_d4Fw-OAa1ms/TI754RNxiEI/AAAAAAAAEGs/Ic4mglEc7g0/s1600/Lockheed_A-12_1.jpg