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Shawn@PRS
05-09-2012, 02:38 PM
Scotty B from the PTC recently knocked this one out of the park! The customer requested an ebony board and birds for his custom 22/12. Check out the progress pics

Frets removed from original board and new board ready for installation
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/12-1.jpg

Old board is removed
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/12-2.jpg

New board is installed and radiused
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/12-3.jpg

New frets too
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/12-4.jpg

look at that fretwork!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/12-5.jpg

Completed product
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/12-6.jpg

Aldwyn
05-09-2012, 03:13 PM
If there were a "dude" smiley, I would be applying it here!

Nice work, gents!

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05-09-2012, 04:26 PM
V V V V V --- Scotty B --- V V V V V

http://www.ninjaquestonline.com/attachments/Image/ninja_crouch.jpg

GroovyTubes
05-09-2012, 04:28 PM
that is pretty awesome. Great job Scotty B!

Jedi
05-09-2012, 04:35 PM
Fantastic! What a cool 12 string...I would love to hear that beauty!

Mike Duncan
05-09-2012, 06:25 PM
That's impressive!

VHTStark
05-09-2012, 06:42 PM
WOW! Awesome jobs guys!!!

gear_freak
05-09-2012, 07:02 PM
That is just awesome! Are those ME birds? Thanks for sharing Shawn.

iahawk36
05-09-2012, 07:18 PM
Outstanding!!

Shawn@PRS
05-09-2012, 07:43 PM
That is just awesome! Are those ME birds? Thanks for sharing Shawn.

I'm glad you guys are enjoying the pIcs. It's really amazing for me to see something like this come together. The ebony board and birds would have normally gone on a JA 15

markie
05-09-2012, 10:43 PM
PTC Boyz ....................... Fugg'in Rock!

Dirty Bob
05-09-2012, 11:31 PM
That is killer! :shock: :mrgreen: great job!

Chester
05-10-2012, 01:41 AM
PTC Boyz ....................... Fugg'in Rock!

+1000

We need a PCT in Europe to take care of our needs across the pond. How about it PRSh?

Blackbear
05-10-2012, 04:26 AM
I love the workmanship the PTC exhibits, they are truly masters of their trade!

veinbuster
05-10-2012, 04:54 AM
Very cool.
It almost seems lame to just ask you to make a pickup work again.

Jack Gretz
05-10-2012, 08:01 AM
Very outstanding work, that is a very hard modification to do and do correctly.

s.fitzsimmons
05-10-2012, 08:18 AM
Wow! Had no idea that this could be done at PTC!

LerxstFan
05-10-2012, 11:26 AM
WOW!!! That looks awesome - amazing work all around!! PTC = The Right Stuff :D

Buildermike
05-10-2012, 12:32 PM
Oh snap I should not have clicked on this, its got me thinking. Shawn sorry it this was answered in another thread, but will you be setting up a section solely to show of the work of the PTC? I can post pics of my '87 that the PTC worked on.

slowro
05-10-2012, 03:15 PM
PTC Boyz ....................... Fugg'in Rock!

+1000

We need a PCT in Europe to take care of our needs across the pond. How about it PRSh?


Exactly what I was thinking +1 for a UK PTC!
Amazing work guys

I love looking at PTC work

cwhenke
05-10-2012, 03:18 PM
AMAZING WORK!!!

vchizzle
05-11-2012, 01:16 AM
That's pretty awesome right there!

Baimun
05-11-2012, 06:03 AM
I notice the drill points on the old fingerboard.... to get a steam point in?

themike
05-11-2012, 08:20 AM
Love it - as always, flawless execution my friends.

Faded
05-11-2012, 07:25 PM
Awesome Work!!!

Shawn@PRS
05-12-2012, 06:50 AM
I notice the drill points on the old fingerboard.... to get a steam point in?


I think you are seeing the place where Scott marked the fretboard to show him where the guide pins are located. Each neck/board has three guide pins to assure the board is properly positions on the neck and that the fret slots aren't accidently cut through the inlays.

Baimun
05-12-2012, 07:41 PM
I notice the drill points on the old fingerboard.... to get a steam point in?


I think you are seeing the place where Scott marked the fretboard to show him where the guide pins are located. Each neck/board has three guide pins to assure the board is properly positions on the neck and that the fret slots aren't accidently cut through the inlays.

Are they just marked or are they drilled out. The dots on the surface of the old board look like there is a hole where each of the guide pins used to be.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/12-2.jpg

Shawn@PRS
05-14-2012, 09:59 AM
I've marked the holes where the guide pins go in red and the grease pencil marks showing where the guide pins are located under the board are noted in blue.

Note, the middle guide pin is still in the neck, the other two are open holes prior to guide pin installation

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/12-21.jpg

Dirty Bob
05-14-2012, 10:30 AM
That's really cool...always wondered how you did that!

wilerty
05-14-2012, 04:55 PM
Very, very cool. ;)

Michael B
05-17-2012, 05:25 AM
PTC....you guys continue to amaze me!!! Great job and please post these all the time, love the amazing products that come out of the best company in the world...PRS :D

Shawn@PRS
05-17-2012, 08:22 AM
Thanks Michael. Yours will be done before you know it!

Shawn@PRS
06-08-2012, 09:46 AM
Here is a recent refin we did for a customer. Was Gray Black, now Blue Matteo.

Before
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/stuck002.jpg

After
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/ptcstuff023.jpg

Zilmo
06-08-2012, 10:21 AM
That's awesome Mr. Nuthall!

clmazza
06-08-2012, 10:32 AM
Excellent work! :)

Dirty Bob
06-08-2012, 10:38 AM
sweet!

Shawn@PRS
06-08-2012, 10:59 AM
Thanks guys!

Here's a repair we did a while back. The headstock was broken and a bad repair was attempted by someone other than PRS. Many of the wood pieces were missing so we did some reconstructive surgery.


How it arrived at the factory
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/PTC-1.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/PTC-2.jpg


Glued up and ready for finish
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/PTC-3.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/PTC-4.jpg


Ready to Rock
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/PTC-5.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/P1010059.jpg

crgtr
06-08-2012, 11:50 AM
Awesome work y'all are doing Shawn. Top notch fo sho!!

FrankiePRS
06-08-2012, 12:56 PM
That headstock repair is incredible. Amazing work! Bummer about having to lose the small logo though... what year is the guitar?

themike
06-08-2012, 03:28 PM
I spy a Skitchy mohawk in the refinish photos! haha Both jobs are amazing as usual.

Mike Duncan
06-08-2012, 05:58 PM
Excellent work....as always!

SuperFly53
06-08-2012, 07:28 PM
great thread!

A real treat to see what the PTC can do!!!

Shawn@PRS
06-08-2012, 08:25 PM
Thanks guys!

BlackhawksCRNA
06-09-2012, 02:23 PM
Amazing work!

MykeWright
06-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Great work Shawn and the team. How about you guys come over to the UK for a month every year and do all the PTC work that Europe wants doing? Or will I get that Ravens ring in my chops for asking again?

LSchefman
06-09-2012, 10:07 PM
This thread is absolutely fantastic! This is real-deal luthiery, beyond first-class!

cosmic_ape
06-10-2012, 02:05 AM
Wow, you guys do some great work. God forbid anything happens to my PRS, I will send it your way immediately!

Shawn@PRS
06-12-2012, 12:56 PM
Some of you may remember this refin we did for The Mike. He documented it online a few months back, but it's so awesome it's worth sharing again.


This started life as a nice looking Royal Blue Custom 22
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/IMG_0556.jpg

But ended up being an amazing Beast!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/IMG_0794.jpg

Top detail
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/IMG_0795.jpg

Back detail
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/IMG_0798.jpg

themike
06-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Yes. PTC turned a beat up CU22 I had got with dreams of making it usuable, and turned it into a guitar that I couldn't even dream of. When I opened the case I was literally speechless for a few minutes. Shawn's photos are a little harsh on the color because of the ultraviolet lighting in the factory, but trust me when I say that I have never seen this kind of detail in a guitar finish before. From the seemless color blending, to the sandingout of the charcoal, to the verticle striations of the natural wood color. Photos do it 0 justice, but its my most prized possession and the leader of the pack out of my PRSi.

http://themikedesigns.com/Gear/IMG_1150.JPG

http://themikedesigns.com/Gear/IMG_1151.JPG

http://themikedesigns.com/Gear/IMG_1152.JPG

http://themikedesigns.com/Gear/IMG_1158.JPG

You can't even tell but its loaded with a Graphtech Piezo system. The wiring and harnessing job Skitchy did was FLAWLESS. You can't see any wires or clues that its not just regular saddles. He also custom made a battery door to make changes easy!

http://themikedesigns.com/Gear/IMG_1161.JPG

http://themikedesigns.com/Gear/IMG_1171.JPG

and lastly I leave you with my favorite photo. Its the back plate signed by everyone who worked on the guitar. Hours of details, and hard work done by a group of people I would consider personal friends. It's because of these guys and the passion they have that has won me over as a PRS player for life and made me realize that its not just a company......

http://themikedesigns.com/Gear/IMG_1167.JPG

themike
06-12-2012, 01:09 PM
And no, that guitar was NOT a 10 top. Just a regular, production guitar ;)

sergiodeblanc
06-12-2012, 01:09 PM
I wish all blue guitars looked like that one.

themike
06-12-2012, 02:24 PM
I wish all blue guitars looked like that one.

PTC knocked it out of the park. We did a lot of cool stuff on it including the piezo system, Bareknucle Pickups (Aftermaths), and also the charcoal binding. PRS must have gotten plenty of calls becuase about 2 months later there were a couple of production models that implimented the finish concepts from our guitar :) The color originally was created by Private Stock. Emil's modern eagle, a single cut and also a 513 were the original models with this finish.

veinbuster
06-13-2012, 02:20 PM
And no, that guitar was NOT a 10 top. Just a regular, production guitar ;)

It is a rocking piece of work whatever the original top was rated as.
Brilliant.

sergiodeblanc
06-20-2012, 01:34 PM
C-L-E-A-N!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
06-20-2012, 09:21 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VEG8JxTXJ-I/Tfv8w0mNSWI/AAAAAAAAAL0/5nBO2x1Hp7M/s1600/lightbulb1-despicableme.jpg


Midi installation

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/IMG_4694.jpg

slowro
06-21-2012, 06:04 AM
I would kill to work for PRS especially the PTC department. I think I would be excited to go to work everyday

that is such a clean conversion!

I keep thinking about sending my ce24 over to get a new fretboard with birds, I think carriage would come to a small fortune thats all that puts me off

themike
06-21-2012, 08:22 AM
I would kill to work for PRS especially the PTC department. I think I would be excited to go to work everyday

that is such a clean conversion!

I keep thinking about sending my ce24 over to get a new fretboard with birds, I think carriage would come to a small fortune thats all that puts me off

Lets not forget the fact that you're halfway around the world from the Factory hahahah

11top
06-21-2012, 08:56 AM
Would we expect less? The best in the biz!

slowro
06-22-2012, 09:03 AM
Lets not forget the fact that you're halfway around the world from the Factory hahahah

A minor issue ;)

prsrocker1988
06-24-2012, 06:19 PM
Great work!!!

Shawn@PRS
09-20-2012, 07:09 PM
I lost the photos in this thread during the migration, so I had to go back and restore them.

aduayer
09-21-2012, 07:00 AM
I lost the photos in this thread during the migration, so I had to go back and restore them.
absolutely stunning

south89
09-21-2012, 07:09 AM
This makes me think about doing crazy things with my custom 22. Badass guitar Mike and another great job done by the PTC :top:

Harker1440
09-21-2012, 09:30 AM
Is Jade green and mammoth birds available through PTC?

themike
09-21-2012, 09:40 AM
Is Jade green and mammoth birds available through PTC?

HAHA only boards that are available on production models can be swapped and sadly that doesn't include mammoth! :congrats: on the attempt, though!

Shawn@PRS
09-21-2012, 09:40 AM
We will only install current production birds/boards. We don't offer custom inlay or things reserved for Private Stock.

slowro
09-21-2012, 12:12 PM
Was the White/red PRS with Floyd on the PRS twitter a PTC job?
It is unreal! I won't post pictures, I don't want to steal anyones thunder

Shawn@PRS
09-21-2012, 12:21 PM
Was the White/red PRS with Floyd on the PRS twitter a PTC job?
It is unreal! I won't post pictures, I don't want to steal anyones thunder

Yep that was ours. He sent it in for the Floyd install and then later decided he wanted a white burst to go with it. It's wild looking!

slowro
09-21-2012, 12:26 PM
I could not stop looking at it!
It doesn't look real at first its so bright and vibrant
Another amazing job you guys did on it

I really want to send my ce24 for birds

Dirty Bob
09-21-2012, 01:00 PM
Shawn...where is the 4th Metal? Dying to see it!

Harker1440
09-21-2012, 03:01 PM
I don't need a custom inlay I just have Old Birds on the guitar I wanted to send in and wanted to make sure that if I replaced the fret board the new fb would have old birds as well

themike
09-21-2012, 03:50 PM
I don't need a custom inlay I just have Old Birds on the guitar I wanted to send in and wanted to make sure that if I replaced the fret board the new fb would have old birds as well

If my memory serves me right I dont think they are able to transplant birds from an old board onto a new one.

Shawn@PRS
11-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Here is a new project we recently completed.

I'm not sure how it happened, but the neck and fretboard on this 513 had been cracked into several pieces.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/1-1.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/2-1.jpg


Scott pulled it all apart and removed the fretboard
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/3-1.jpg

He then started piecing it all back together
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/4-1.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/5-1.jpg


Of course the guitar was re-fretted
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/6-1.jpg


And while we were at it, the owner decided on a color change to Charcoal with Black back.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/8-1.jpg
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/7-1.jpg

themike
11-20-2012, 11:36 AM
P T C - youuuuuu completeeeee meeeeeeeee haha

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-20-2012, 12:17 PM
Wow! The fretboard is new, right?

Shawn@PRS
11-20-2012, 01:00 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;30011']Wow! The fretboard is new, right?

Nope. Original fretboard was repaired and reinstalled on the neck.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-20-2012, 01:16 PM
Nope. Original fretboard was repaired and reinstalled on the neck.

:eek:

Mikegarveyblues
11-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Nope. Original fretboard was repaired and reinstalled on the neck.

That is seriously impresive!

Dirty Bob
11-20-2012, 02:18 PM
HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!

Artist
11-20-2012, 03:10 PM
Nope. Original fretboard was repaired and reinstalled on the neck.

WHAT!!

Daniel
11-20-2012, 03:19 PM
Amazing work. Just amazing. PTC rules. Compare that to: I sent an acoustic back to Gibson for a warranty repair and they said they didn't know how to remove the bridge without destroying the guitar.

wilerty
11-20-2012, 03:25 PM
The work is great Shawn ... But ... Wouldn't it have been easier, stornger, faster, sturdier ... and less expensive to just replace the whole neck and fretboard?

Mike Duncan
11-20-2012, 03:57 PM
I like the love that the 513 has seen...look at the wear on the bridge! LOVE IT! Nice save gang!

aduayer
11-20-2012, 04:12 PM
PTC = PRS' Special Ops

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-20-2012, 04:15 PM
PTC = PRS' Special Ops

:top:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/BRW_McCarty_168/IMG_0012.jpg

Shawn@PRS
11-20-2012, 05:25 PM
The work is great Shawn ... But ... Wouldn't it have been easier, stornger, faster, sturdier ... and less expensive to just replace the whole neck and fretboard?

Easier and faster perhaps, but Scott reinforced the neck so it's probably stronger than new.

Also, when we started this up, Paul made it clear that we didn't sell replacement necks or bodies, so if we can't repair it, it would need to be scrapped. BTW- we have never seen a guitar we could not repair. Maybe that day will come, but the PTC guys are some of the best in the world and it would have to be something really astonishing if it's going to defeat them.

DISTORT6
11-20-2012, 06:35 PM
whoa....

Rodicus
11-20-2012, 07:06 PM
Great to know we can obliterate our guitars and you'll always be able to put them back together again!

Blackbird
11-20-2012, 08:07 PM
Also, when we started this up, Paul made it clear that we didn't sell replacement necks or bodies,

Do you know what his reasoning was behind that stance? It seems like there would be a lot of interest around neck upgrades/replacements.
Just curious.

Artist
11-20-2012, 08:14 PM
I am still in shock with this repair. Even knowing it is reinforced I don't think I coud dare to adjust the truss rod again if it was mine. :violin:

alantig
11-21-2012, 12:08 AM
SA-LUTE! That is unreal.

Shawn@PRS
11-21-2012, 08:26 AM
Do you know what his reasoning was behind that stance? It seems like there would be a lot of interest around neck upgrades/replacements.
Just curious.

We are first and foremost a guitar and amp manufacturer, we don't want to become a seller of wholesale parts/pieces. Others have filled that niche in the marketplace nicely.

themike
11-21-2012, 08:41 AM
I feel like Scott was sent away years ago to some mountain in eastern Asia to train on the ancient arts of instrument ninja-ry - much like Bruce Wayne did.

aduayer
11-21-2012, 09:11 AM
I feel like Scott was sent away years ago to some mountain in eastern Asia to train on the ancient arts of instrument ninja-ry - much like Bruce Wayne did.
yeah, but since Scott didn't have to fight crime, he became the Ultimate Master and learned the art of bringing back to life dead things. From guitars to people.

AP515
11-21-2012, 10:11 AM
we have never seen a guitar we could not repair. Maybe that day will come, but the PTC guys are some of the best in the world and it would have to be something really astonishing if it's going to defeat them.

I think the PTC is amazing. I do have a memory of one that you could not fix though. This was before the PTC opened, but I know of a guy who sent his Cu24 to you and you had to tell him you could not fix it. It was in a house fire and though it was not burned, the case had water damage and you said the guitar had dried out in the heat so much that it was not rocoverable. This was about 2008 I think.

Shawn@PRS
11-21-2012, 10:13 AM
This was before the PTC opened, but I know of a guy who sent his Cu24 to you and you had to tell him you could not fix it. It was in a house fire and though it was not burned you said it had dried out in the heat so much that it was not rocoverable. This was about 2008 I think.

If I recall correctly, the heat caused the top to split and it couldn't be fixed to our standards. It would have been fine if we painted it an opaque color, but the centerline would always show signs of seperation if the color was left translucent.

aduayer
11-21-2012, 11:33 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;30050']:top:

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd272/hansomatic/Collection/BRW_McCarty_168/IMG_0012.jpg

that's what I am talking about

Rango
12-16-2012, 11:05 AM
Wow.... :D

ljpukgtr
12-20-2012, 11:21 AM
This work is amazing guys

QueenCityGuitars
12-20-2012, 11:36 AM
Impressive...most impressive! :adore: