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    "End Of The World" Guitar?

    So I have this guitar idea I can't stop obsessing over...

    You know that whole "End of the World" discussion tied to the end of the Mayan calendar? That date is 21 Dec 2012. Never to be repeated again.

    The Mayan calendar is comprised of 13 "baktun's" and this is End-of-Times scenario is framed by the end of the 13th Mayan baktun.

    EDIT... This spec sheet (below) was revised on 6 Sept

    Base Model: DC22
    Control Layout: DC22
    Scale: 24.5"
    Frets: 22
    Neck Carve: Santana
    Body: 1-piece, flat-sawn, Mahogany (hand-selected for tone and weight)
    Top: Cocobolo
    Neck: Figured Mahogany
    Fretboard: Mexican Blackwood or Ebony (gotta be black) with 11.5" radius
    Fretboard inlay: (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQed...n-Priest19.jpg)
    Frets: Same as West Street Limited with hidden tang
    Headstock Shape: Santana
    Headstock Color: Gold Leaf with etched gold PS Eagle and a banner reading "End of the World"
    Hardware: Gold
    Bridge: Stoptail
    Pickups: Humbuckers (splitable) or P90's in maple and stained Azul Maya
    Color: Clear nitro over back, top and neck
    Binding: Bound body, neck and headstock in flamed maple stained Mayan Blue (http://www.nationalgeographicexpedit...0945539_71.jpg)
    Case: Silhouette hard case with Leopard print interior (Mayans loved Leopards)
    Guitar build date: 21 Dec 2012 (The end of the 13 b'ak'tun on the Mayan calendar) DC22
    Last edited by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ; 09-06-2012 at 03:37 PM.
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    That would be a very cool guitar!

    Assuming, of course, that the world doesn't actually, you know, end that day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    That would be a very cool guitar!

    Assuming, of course, that the world doesn't actually, you know, end that day...
    That's the upside! I wouldn't have to argue with my lovely wife about it.
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    I would think you'd want to make sure it's Honduran or Central American Mahogany.

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    Nice idea. PRS could do a limited run "End of The world" guitar. well, if they don't do it, somebody will

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACE View Post
    I would think you'd want to make sure it's Honduran or Central American Mahogany.
    Exactly. It would have to be wood from that region.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aduayer View Post
    Nice idea. PRS could do a limited run "End of The world" guitar. well, if they don't do it, somebody will
    13 of them would be ideal. One for each B'ak'tun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baktun).
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    and of course, it would have to be completed by the end of the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    So I have this guitar idea I can't stop obsessing over...

    You know that whole "End of the World" discussion tied to the end of the Mayan calendar? That date is 21 Dec 2012. Never to be repeated again.

    The Mayan calendar is comprised of 13 "baktun's" and this is End-of-Times scenario is framed by the end of the 13th Mayan baktun.

    Base Model: DC22
    Scale: 24.5"
    Frets: 22
    Neck Carve: Santana
    Body: 1-piece Mahogany (hand-selected for tone and weight)
    Neck: Figured Mahogany
    Fretboard: Mexican Blackwood or Ebony (gotta be black) with 12" radius
    Fretboard inlay: Circular Mayan Calendar @ 12th fret (http://www.crystalinks.com/aug11mayacalendar.jpg)
    Frets: Same as West Street Limited with hidden tang
    Headstock Shape: Santana
    Headstock Color: Gold Leaf with this inlay (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ecezKRKQed...n-Priest19.jpg)
    Hardware: Mixed (Gold and Nickel) Ebony buttons on tuners.
    Bridge: P22 Stoptail
    Pickups: Brushed Gold 53/10's (splitable)
    Body Color: Azul Maya (http://www.nationalgeographicexpedit...0945539_71.jpg)
    Neck Color: Clear (to see figured mahogany)
    Case: Silhouette hard case with Leopard print interior (Mayans loved Leopards)
    Guitar build date: 21 Dec 2012 (The date the Mayan calendar ends)
    TGS Beat you to it! (well, not to your spec's of course, and not with your uber-cool headstock inlay)

    "EARTH 2012 PRIVATE STOCK LIMITED RUN

    2012 is supposed to be the "end" of Earth as we know it.

    I don't buy it.. So I created a few guitars that would be pretty outstanding keepsakes for the years to come, to commemorate our survival.

    EARTH 2012 SPECS
    Intense Curly REDWOOD top
    Curly Redwood backplate and heel cap
    OBECHE back
    Intense Curly MAHOGANY neck
    Pattern Wide Fat carve
    Cocobolo fingerboard
    Mammoth Ivory 20th Anniversary birds w/mammoth Ivory Wisps
    GOLD BANNER ENGRAVED \"EARTH 2012\"
    High Gloss nitro
    Natural w/Smoked Burst
    57/08 pups
    McCarty Switching
    Gold/Nickel PRS STOPTAIL
    Phase 3 Tuners with IVOROID buttons"

    Turned out fantastic in my opinion....







    Last edited by aristotle; 09-05-2012 at 12:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aristotle View Post
    TGS Beat you to it!
    That's a negative, Ghostrider. Brent dreams up some way cool stuff but if it's not Mayan, it's not the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    That's a negative, Ghostrider. Brent dreams up some way cool stuff but if it's not Mayan, it's not the same.
    Can't argue with that!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aristotle View Post
    EARTH 2012 SPECS
    Intense Curly REDWOOD top
    Curly Redwood backplate and heel cap
    OBECHE back
    Intense Curly MAHOGANY neck
    Pattern Wide Fat carve
    Cocobolo fingerboard
    Mammoth Ivory 20th Anniversary birds w/mammoth Ivory Wisps
    GOLD BANNER ENGRAVED \"EARTH 2012\"
    High Gloss nitro
    Natural w/Smoked Burst
    57/08 pups
    McCarty Switching
    Gold/Nickel PRS STOPTAIL
    Phase 3 Tuners with IVOROID buttons"
    I was beginning to wonder what PRS was going to do with all of that left over obeche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Em7 View Post
    I was beginning to wonder what PRS was going to do with all of that left over obeche.
    It sustains forever. Sometimes you have to tell Obeche to shut the hell up. I'm not saying that you should smack your Obeche around, but there is a limit to how much a son of Obeche can take!

    Many would like to think they can just summon Obeche when they wanna play but it doesn't work that way. You have to keep your Obeche in a nice case, take it out and clean it up from time to time. Maybe even oil it when it needs it.
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    I'm thinking Steam Punk.
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    Ziracote top?



    Sh*tter's full

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    DC 22, awesome! I can vouch that the DC 22 is a TERRIFIC configuration, should be a production model IMO!

    Nice spec! Would be killer...

    P.S. Obeche rules too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    It sustains forever. Sometimes you have to tell Obeche to shut the hell up. I'm not saying that you should smack your Obeche around, but there is a limit to how much a son of Obeche can take!

    Many would like to think they can just summon Obeche when they wanna play but it doesn't work that way. You have to keep your Obeche in a nice case, take it out and clean it up from time to time. Maybe even oil it when it needs it.
    Me like this humor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    Ziracote top?



    I see you saved a few bucks going with the cheap wood instead of the maple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    I see you saved a few bucks going with the cheap wood instead of the maple.
    First of this cheap wood ever used on a PRS.
    Sh*tter's full

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    Evidently, I've been pronouncing Obeche wrong all this time, which rendered Hansomatic's humor underwhelming on first read. Isn't the first time, and won't be the last that the clever stuff flies right over my head... That's OK. I'm with the program now. To paraphrase an immortal former mayor from around these parts, obeche set me up.

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