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    Tell about the Violin guitar

    Having trouble digging up info on them. Do you have one? played one? Tell me everything ya know

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    From what I can remember:

    McCarty model
    57/08 pickups
    Pernambuco neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    From what I can remember:

    McCarty model
    57/08 pickups
    Pernambuco neck
    With European Maple tops. That's the maple traditionally used to make violins. It has super tight growth rings like spruce. This was one of the chief differences between the Violin Guitars and the Paul's 28 guitars. The P28's were also completely shielded and grounded in the cavities (pup cavities too).

    The US versions had Brazilian Rosewood fretboards. The Violin Guitars made for international sale did not.

    All of them had Celtic knots. I've never seen one with a trem.
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    One other nice touch is the hidden fret tangs on the fingerboard. Seen that on a couple of Private Stocks as well.

    The Violin is well up there with the Collection series as far as quality etc. At the time they seemed expensive, but with the cost of a Collection, they were a bit of a bargain really

    Mine on a sunny day .....

    Last edited by FlameTop; 10-01-2012 at 07:35 AM. Reason: add pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    With European Maple tops. That's the maple traditionally used to make violins. It has super tight growth rings like spruce. This was one of the chief differences between the Violin Guitars and the Paul's 28 guitars. The P28's were also completely shielded and grounded in the cavities (pup cavities too).

    The US versions had Brazilian Rosewood fretboards. The Violin Guitars made for international sale did not.

    All of them had Celtic knots. I've never seen one with a trem.
    Hans, do you know whether the pickups were also specifically selected as with the P28s?

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox77 View Post
    Hans, do you know whether the pickups were also specifically selected as with the P28s?

    Cheers!


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    Killer top on that one. That's a gem.

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    I don't have one (I wish), but I did played the prototype once. it had a IRW or BRW neck instead of the Pernambuco (here in Brazil we call it Pau Brasil) neck.


    Violin Gtr Proto2 por aduayer, no Flickr


    Violin gtr proto por aduayer, no Flickr

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    Wow! I'd have stuffed it down my pants and whistled all the way out the front door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlameTop View Post
    One other nice touch is the hidden fret tangs on the fingerboard. Seen that on a couple of Private Stocks as well.

    The Violin is well up there with the Collection series as far as quality etc. At the time they seemed expensive, but with the cost of a Collection, they were a bit of a bargain really

    Mine on a sunny day .....

    Incredible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    57/08 P-ups......
    Are you sure?

    Got one you'd like to show us?

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    Yup they are simply marked '57/08'. They date from before the 'tm' was added.

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    One of my bucket list guitars along with a Paul's 28............
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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    Having trouble digging up info on them. Do you have one? played one? Tell me everything ya know
    Yes. Yes. I think they made 50. All but one have the same specs, AFAIK. It plays great, feels great, sounds great. Doesn't feel, play or sound anything like butter (Thank God!). This is the only picture I can find right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Wow! I'd have stuffed it down my pants and whistled all the way out the front door.
    Is that a violin guitar in your pants or are you happy to see me

    So Euro maple, pern neck & knots are the main things...were they built by the PS team as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    Is that a violin guitar in your pants or are you happy to see me

    So Euro maple, pern neck & knots are the main things...were they built by the PS team as well?
    Yes, they are PS guitars with PS #s and COAs.

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    If you are in Europe, it seems Thomman have one NOS.

    http://www.thomann.de/gb/prs_mccarty...ock_violin.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by aduayer View Post
    I don't have one (I wish), but I did played the prototype once. it had a IRW or BRW neck instead of the Pernambuco (here in Brazil we call it Pau Brasil) neck.
    Brazilian neck and finger board.
    The pickups are prototypes of the collection pickups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    Having trouble digging up info on them. Do you have one? played one? Tell me everything ya know
    The guitar has incredible tone ( = sweet and punchy) and amazing response to pick attack...

    I really love it.


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