How about a limited run of SE 7's. Black with PRS FORUM inlay at 12th fret. No other inlays. PRSh signature on headstock with SE truss rod cover. Special gig bag included as well.
I think a carved-top PRS body (not a flat top like the NF3) with a swimming-pool route and a wood pickguard like this one would be amazing.
Can you imagine a maple fretboard with a maple pickguard like this one on a guitar?
I dig it, something totally different to all other PRSes too
Chris Reynolds...Nashvegas TN
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This is starting to sound promising. I don't want to make this any more difficult, but I think this needs to be opened up to the floor:
The cheapest way to do this is to:
-Pick one SE model
-Agree on mods (if any)
-Get it covered in black paisley
-Get the forum TRC put on there
-This becomes the "forum guitar"
The advantage is this can be like a "production run" within the PTC, all the paisley blanks are the same (templates can be made), which I assume would go a long way to reducing the cost. Same deal with the mods (if any). The disadvantage, as evident by the lack of traction so far on this project, is it will be very difficult to come to a decision, and no doubt the end product (if there is one) will be a deal breaker for several members.
Another option is:
-Open it up to all SE models (or maybe one or 3, a SC, a DC and "The One")
-Get it covered in black paisley
-Get the forum TRC on there
This becomes the Forum Guitar LE Series.
Slightly higher cost due to several templates (or even all custom cuts on the paisley) but a bit more catering to the masses.
What you do after this point is up to you, pickup swaps/adds, hardware upgrades, refinishes on the back etc. This will obviously become a little more difficult to manage, but maybe Shawn could make up a special forum guitar order sheet, with some limited choices that we all agree on.
If the paisley design can be translated to an appliqué and over sprayed, this might be produceable. But I'm betting that Shawn is crapping a small woodland creature with the thought of creating a few dozen of Chris' beauty. That does not look like it was easy or easily duplicated. Otherwise, maybe reducing the guitar options to 2 models...all SE...and the "forum" mods, could become realistic. Affordable for more people and minimally invasive for PRS.
The bear looks over at the rabbit and says "Hey there little bunny. Do you ever have trouble with poop sticking to your fur?"
The bunny, bewildered by the odd nature of this question, just shook his head (no).
So the bear giggles, picks him up, wipes his ass, and walks away.
Black Paisley One or a Black Paisley SE SC Soapbar! Or both. Here! Take my money!
My name is Matt and I'm a guitarholic
1994 McCarty; 2010 Charcoal Burst Modern Eagle Quatro; 2012 Fire Red Burst Signature Limited;2012 Charcoal Buster Siggy ( PTC Modified ); 2012 Vintage Burst Stripper; 2012 Charcoal 408 Standard w/ Crackwood; 2012 NOS ME1 Tiger Eye
You know... the wood library program is open again.
I was thinking a lot about this project. how cool it will be if we could come up with the forum guitar.
I think it will be impossible to reach for a concept that pleases 100% everyone. so why don't the administrators come up with the specs and we vote for them?
At minimum it should a have a black paisley case and black paisley strap included.