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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    Neck carve and bridge are the only options we really need I think.
    Agree with this one too

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    Okay....here's my contribution to this thread. Just listen, okay...read, and think about it. This isn't a real flashy idea, but the cost would probably be more approachable to more people:

    Mira One or Mira Junior.

    Think how cool a Mira with one snarling Deep Dish II in the bridge slot with an adjustable bridge.

    Birds with a Pattern Thin or Regular shape.

    Hybrid hardware and Phase IIIs.

    Tortoise guard? With some one-off finishes that would be exclusive to our guitar!

    Just a thought from a devoted tremolo user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Duncan View Post
    Okay....here's my contribution to this thread. Just listen, okay...read, and think about it. This isn't a real flashy idea, but the cost would probably be more approachable to more people:

    Mira One or Mira Junior.

    Think how cool a Mira with one snarling Deep Dish II in the bridge slot with an adjustable bridge.

    Birds with a Pattern Thin or Regular shape.

    Hybrid hardware and Phase IIIs.

    Tortoise guard? With some one-off finishes that would be exclusive to our guitar!

    Just a thought from a devoted tremolo user.

    Mike
    How about bridge options? I really want a piezo trem!

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    Mike, I dig your idea. I was thinking something a bit more simple would be cool. I'd dig a 22-fret Mira w/ a regular neck in white with a tortoise guard. I think I'd rather have a 57/08 or 59/09 treble in there, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Duncan View Post
    Okay....here's my contribution to this thread. Just listen, okay...read, and think about it. This isn't a real flashy idea, but the cost would probably be more approachable to more people:

    Mira One or Mira Junior.

    Think how cool a Mira with one snarling Deep Dish II in the bridge slot with an adjustable bridge.

    Birds with a Pattern Thin or Regular shape.

    Hybrid hardware and Phase IIIs.

    Tortoise guard? With some one-off finishes that would be exclusive to our guitar!

    Just a thought from a devoted tremolo user.

    Mike

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    My favorite pickups of all time are the 57/08s...I could be very happy with one of those in the Mira Uno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Duncan View Post
    Okay....here's my contribution to this thread. Just listen, okay...read, and think about it. This isn't a real flashy idea, but the cost would probably be more approachable to more people:

    Mira One or Mira Junior.

    Think how cool a Mira with one snarling Deep Dish II in the bridge slot with an adjustable bridge.

    Birds with a Pattern Thin or Regular shape.

    Hybrid hardware and Phase IIIs.

    Tortoise guard? With some one-off finishes that would be exclusive to our guitar!

    Just a thought from a devoted tremolo user.

    Mike
    I like this! Think of this: a Mira uno in white/goldtop/black color choice with a mahogany neck and ebony board without inlays! It would look understated yet classy and ROCK!
    Also, I think a model like this would be accessible to a larger number of forum members.
    Last edited by VHTStark; 04-18-2013 at 04:24 PM.

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    As soon as you brought up Mira, I lost complete interest. Not trying to be rude, just not interested in the slightest in a Mira.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjmwrx View Post
    As soon as you brought up Mira, I lost complete interest. Not trying to be rude, just not interested in the slightest in a Mira.
    That isn't being rude at all. Like I have said before....there are LOTS of dealbreakers for most people that buy guitars in the price range of an American made PRS. People want what they want/need.....nothing wrong with that. You can even see it in the way the tentatively designed DC22 model is going. "DC22....that needs a trem....with a piezo....with 408's....and brazillian and chaltecoco and.." See what I mean? Everything is being added in and then options to boot! For me personally, I think a DC22 like that would be hella cool; I bet it would sound, look and play fantastic. But going back to grad school and buying a home this past year means I wouldn't be able to buy a $4000+ forum guitar. Something more along the lines of what Mike is suggesting: traditional wood choice, simple layout etc will open a forum guitar to more members. Or so I think. Maybe not!

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    I'm wondering if designing two (2) forum guitars would actually bring in more than twice the number of people a single model would. I'm thinking that a "Tier 1 model" along the lines of the DC22 with all the options would be the more expensive of the two....maybe even more than a typical production model...kinda like a wood library special run, but with options like Brazilian neck, piezo, etc, etc.

    Then, the "tier 2 model" is more along the lines of the stripped down Mira described above.

    This way, you get those who can't afford a hi-end model AND those who can...hopefully buying into the "forum guitar concept".

    Or maybe not.

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    Stick to the polls. Focus on a single solution. Stay the course.
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    Ah the Mira One! It's been dreamed in another PRS location. This is not my work, it's from one of our friends in the UK (olioli).
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    I recall drafting up a Starla One with a narrowfield and an SE One pickguard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Stick to the polls. Focus on a single solution. Stay the course.
    Yes lets. I think we were converging on this
    Right now we're working from this baseline:
    Model: DC22
    Scale: 24.5"
    Bridge: Piezo Trem (potential option)
    Neck Carve: Santana (potential option)
    Pickups: Narrow 408 (like on Brent Mason & Paul's guitar)
    Hardware: Nickel
    Body: Mahogany
    Top: Maple
    Neck: Chaltecoco
    Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
    Headstock Image: Hand-signed by Paul
    Finish: Ultra-thin Nitro
    Case: Black Paisley
    Dealer: Your choice
    How about it we count "I wills" and see how big the number gets.
    I'll start 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    I recall drafting up a Starla One with a narrowfield and an SE One pickguard.
    Why can't the One be made without a pickguard? We cover plate the electronics of lots of models. Why not cover plate the small area needed to get one pup, a knob, and a jack? And maybe the knob can be concentric pot and get a tone in the same spot. Just a thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    Yes lets. I think we were converging on this


    How about it we count "I wills" and see how big the number gets.
    I'll start 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    Yes lets. I think we were converging on this


    How about it we count "I wills" and see how big the number gets.
    I'll start 1
    Does anyone have a ballpark on what this config will cost? Unfortunately my guitar budget does have limits.

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    If you have an opinion on this (even if the answer is "it depends on the price") NOW is the time to speak up.

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    A very hesitant (price dependent) 5

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