#17 if it's the DC22
Last edited by veinbuster; 04-20-2013 at 07:47 AM.
I'd be in for
Regular neck profile
Stoptail or trem
57/08s or P90s
As of yet, I have received no official answer to the question. How shortsighted would it be for us to finally agree to specs for this guitar only to it labeled "for US Domestic sales only" and thus leave our international members out in the cold?
I submit to the group that BRW should be off the table for any part of this guitar unless we learn officially that BRW can be exported to our international members.
I have literally lost count as to how many times I have brought this point up only to have it ignored and, if addresses at all, to have the point casually dismissed.
I'll not bring it up again.
These are the questions that are associated with Life, The Universe, & Everything!
OK...back on track with regard to the ultimate potential exportability of the "chosen one" (along with, perhaps the ability to delete an original post when necessary).
I started this thread to help generate a fun topic and get people excited about things we might be able to accomplish if we unify our effort.
I am not a PRS employee. Anyone waiting for me to answer questions about what PRS will or won't do will be waiting a long time.
Asking PRS or their reps to make any public statement about CITES controlled wood (without the statement coming from their legal office) is wishful thinking.
I don't have to do any of this. If I get the impression this will create more butthurtedness than goodwill for the super-loyal PRS fans, this thread is history - along with my involvement.
Bottom Line: IF I ever decide to meet with PRS Execs and ask them to consider a forum guitar, the request will include every member regardless of their geography. If that means the wood has to change for some or all guitars, so be it. Cutting the wish list short when we're still just wishing doesn't make any sense to me. When/if the day comes, I'm sure PRS will be clear about what's on the menu (at home or abroad).
Just avoid starting threads you might later regret.
I honestly don't think the mods owe anyone an explanation for forum policies. It's PRS' forum, it ain't a democracy. You might think of it this way: participation is a privilege, not a right.
If your question hasn't been answered, maybe stop trying to call people out about it?
You don't like the rules of the game? Don't play.
That's what is. Deal with it.
Last edited by LSchefman; 04-20-2013 at 01:04 PM.
Paul and Jack are very much into this forum and I think they would consider producing a forum guitar if folks could decide on some basic option. Obviously each guitar cannot be customized to a very specific level because that treads into PS territory and with that, the price would go considerably higher. So if you guys decide on a basic model, maybe a couple different neck carves and a couple of different bridges could be the options? Either way, I'm really digging the ideas so far and I'd love to see this come to fruition.
Hans and Shawn,
It is not my intention to indruduce any sort of anxiety into this thread, call any one out on any subject or sabotage the idea of a 'forum guitar.' Quite the opposite. My intentions have been only to try to make the process as inclusive as possible with respect to our forum community. My sole intention has been to point out that we have many materials choices other than BRW, one that has obvious questions if not outright limitations.
I now regret that advocacy as it seems to have had the undesired effect of division instead of inclusion.
I am in - no matter what. I don't make enough money for this to be considered a small purchase for me no matter what, but this place is special to me and the vision Hans has for a guitar that represents all of us and our opinions is beautiful to me and I'd love to have a guitar that when I play it I can think "wow, this is OUR guitar." I've made some truly great, life long friends because of this company and a guitar to pay tribute to that would be fitting.
Paul Reed Smith 7 - S t r i n g A c t i v i s t | Fueled by P T C
Last edited by LSchefman; 04-20-2013 at 08:42 PM.
I feel like I am in. Some things need to be worked out though before i am comfortable to fully commit. Not whether or not they are things I want does not matter, but pirce point does. Such as type of maple top, (10 top, artist grade?) hardware (knobs, dials, coiltap switches, push/pull pots. As much as I would like to buy it just to have it, unfortunately I have to look at price. So for what ever it is worth, I am tentatively in.
I've made some great friends here too...unfortunately my ultimate friend, who does much more for me than any of you , has the final say in how much I spend on a guitar.
I still love you all.
I can promise to admire the forum guitar from afar.
I loved the Forum guitar idea since the beginning. I am pretty sure that if this guitar becomes reality, it won't be my dream guitar, but it would be a great guitar, one if a kind item and very social because it will reminds me if people I met because of PRS guitars.
I new guitar isn't on my plans, but I am going to make it happen, just because how much special that instrument would make me feel.
So lets get back to the instrument:
We have quite a few yes for a basic forum guitar. What if neck carve and bridge are optional and we could have with or without artist package as another option. This way we could have the BRW fretboard or not.
We need to ask and what they say it can and can't be done and then come back to the forum for another poll.
In but with a caveat, I'm poor for the next 5.5 months. Please continue the finalization of details until then. By the way, Mike totally sold me.
Very tempting if the piezo option is added.