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wsaraceni
05-09-2012, 02:47 PM
Who has playing wear on the PRS? we've seen the sunken finishes. how about play wear.

My PRS Santana Brazilian has some arm wear. I used to play a lot sitting at the computer desk and would always knock the corner of the guitar into the desk. it started as a just being white. as i play and sweat on the guitar, it chips off very nicely. it's started out being very uncomfortable. then it gradually smoothed out.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
05-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Frankie to the white courtesy phone....

wsaraceni
05-09-2012, 03:30 PM
yea...casper is the norm for PRSi with wear. what about the rest of you? I'll take pictures later to post but its really hard to see since its mostly just clear missing.

Dirty Bob
05-09-2012, 11:44 PM
Ummm..I've put some serious and not so serious love marks into some of them and then sent em in to the PTC(A couple have been in more than once)...and wouldn't ya know...it's like a NGD all over again! so I'm no help...One of my ce's is well loved but doesn't show in pictures well at all...

as already stated the Holy Grail of reliced PRSi is Casper....somebody had a killer blue one with some serious gouging and pick wear going on...trying to remember who it belonged to...Brent's got the cobbled together monster he runs around with in the woods...Todd has the Traveling GoldTop

Would love to see some good examples of these and others...although I'm pretty sure I've saved images over the years of the ones I mentioned...

Twinfan
05-10-2012, 03:10 AM
I've got rusted stoptail studs, gouged pole screws and tarnished pickup covers on my ME1, plus a few little dings and scuffs. I'll have to get some pics done sometime.

Other than that mine are in good shape, except for a massive ding in my blue PS Signature done at its first gig...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/2012-01-23091725.jpg

Bjørn M
05-10-2012, 03:27 PM
'89 CE alder. Bought new in '90. Heavily gigged during my cover-band days. And have done some experiments with playing with a coin and other objects. But the main wear is from playing HARD. I have almost worn out the original neck pup ring (seriously). Originally came with VB and Chainsaw pickups, and countless pup swaps later it turned out that 59/09s are the perfect fit.

I apologize for my photography skills.

Here with Duncan Phat Cat and Custom Custom:
http://iloapp.skallerud.com/data/_gallery//public/6/1250892461_resized.jpg

Buckle rash:
http://iloapp.skallerud.com/data/_gallery//public/6/1279309257_resized.jpg?width=784&height=653

Wore off most of the neck finish. Used steel wool to smooth it:
http://iloapp.skallerud.com/data/_gallery//public/6/1279309298_resized.jpg?width=264&height=640

With 59/09s. Treble side wear is about 1 mm into the wood, maybe a tad more:
http://iloapp.skallerud.com/data/_gallery//public/6/1306660542_resized.jpg?width=1070&height=640

http://iloapp.skallerud.com/data/_gallery//public/6/1306964451_resized.jpg?width=1024&height=673

Itzed
05-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Bjorn, original frets?

Dirty Bob
05-10-2012, 09:42 PM
'89 CE alder.

http://iloapp.skallerud.com/data/_gallery//public/6/1306964451_resized.jpg?width=1024&height=673


Yep...this is the one I was talking about....sweet!

wsaraceni
05-11-2012, 06:29 AM
that is sweet!

Aldwyn
05-11-2012, 10:27 AM
I have an '88 Electric that I call "Chip" for a reason. Beat to hell. Pick wear, finish off the back of the neck (and it's has a bit of a green patina), the body's edges are all chipped up, etc...

But she ooozes mojo. :)

AP515
05-11-2012, 03:54 PM
I have an '88 Electric that I call "Chip" for a reason. Beat to hell. Pick wear, finish off the back of the neck (and it's has a bit of a green patina), the body's edges are all chipped up, etc...

But she ooozes mojo. :)

Pics or it's an Epiphone.... ;)

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
05-11-2012, 07:43 PM
I have an '88 Electric that I call "Chip" for a reason. Beat to hell. Pick wear, finish off the back of the neck (and it's has a bit of a green patina), the body's edges are all chipped up, etc...

But she ooozes mojo. :)

Pics or it's an Epiphone.... ;)
Careful what you ask for with Aldy. Especially photos. ;)

vchizzle
05-12-2012, 10:42 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8009/7121518927_0752765bec_b.jpg

little chips/dots in clear coat
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6107/7029498983_f6fa02885f_b.jpg

My Black McStandard has some nice chips too.
I should take some headstock shots some time.

markie
05-12-2012, 11:14 AM
Where is 11Top :?:

Aldwyn
05-13-2012, 10:37 AM
Pics or it's an Epiphone.... ;)
Careful what you ask for with Aldy. Especially photos. ;)

Ok, that's some funny stuff right there!

Gotta remember that "pics, or it's an Epiphone... good one!

And Hans, for your information, I only have 1 picture of me currently, where I am naked with a guitar (the infamous Tele picture... Ratchet owns the Tele now! I cleaned it before sale, of course... or did I?? heh!). But of course, I could take more... Requests? ;)

Anyway, I do have a couple of pictures of "Chip" though taken back in 2005 before I had any decent photo gear.... I need to get more/better shots of Chip.

But here are two.. they dont do her justice, but you can see some of the damage on the edges, and the finish coming off the neck.

Anyway, here's Chip... SN 514.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/chip07.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/ChipRear.jpg

FloridaSam
05-13-2012, 07:18 PM
Here's my 2006 CU24 I picked up in December from a local pawn shop, All wear was there when I got her. She plyas perfectly, sounds heavenly and the one piece top is superb. Lots of mojo.

http://i39.tinypic.com/10ymc74.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/2mq2g54.jpg

Jet Whitey
05-22-2012, 09:09 AM
Badass!!!!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_2342.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_2340.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_2344.jpg

QueenCityGuitars
05-22-2012, 11:26 AM
Where is 11Top :?:
Ha! 8-)