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    18 in so far. Anyone else thinking of biting? You know you want a Forum Fiddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    18 in so far. Anyone else thinking of biting? You know you want a Forum Fiddle.
    I'm in the probable camp. Need to see what is offered and for how much. I would again admonish us to keep the price as low as possible and forgoe options like Brazillian Rosewood in favor of all being able to participate in the event. 408 pups and piezo would be great if it falls within a price point for the average guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AP515 View Post
    I'm in the probable camp. Need to see what is offered and for how much. I would again admonish us to keep the price as low as possible and forgoe options like Brazillian Rosewood in favor of all being able to participate in the event. 408 pups and piezo would be great if it falls within a price point for the average guy.
    Did you vote for price over here?

    I think we are pretty close to submitting a solid build for review. We can tweak as necessary in some back and forths with the powers that be. Most of our pricing votes fall in the middle brackets with about 15 or more votes each. I'm confident we can make something happen here. A great number of the almost 20 people in want to see this happen enough they will budge on specs if needed. I would also wager a dealer or two might be down to buy a few as stock, cause the guitar will dominate, which would help with our numbers.
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    Looking back at the "price poll thread" quoted above....I am thinking that it would be a GREAT idea, as we move closer to actual, potential (how's that for being equivocal) implementation....that the final street price should include $XXX dollars in PTC upgrades, tweaks, options, etc.

    I would think that this would bring the final build into a much larger spectrum of potential buyers given the (albeit paid up front) option to change the basic model in significantly personalized fashion.

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    To build on what the two posters just above me said we are reasonably close. The guitar we are shaping into place resembles the 408 MT or 408 standard. That said, when all is hammered out, we could offer a standard version and a maple top version. This would address what Shawn was talking about with two different guitars with only a few minimal and reasonable option changes that are affordable to produce and sell. Basically a standard or deluxe wood option, hardware color choice for the deluxe (hybrid maybe for the standard), trem or stoptail for both models, piezo trem option for deluxe.


    The deluxe guitar would be the one mentioned thru most of this thread. We basically can consider that one done and take it to Paul and Jake). The standard would be an affordable version with solid hog body, neck and rosewood fretboard maybe? Does not have to be this of course. I am simply putting a logical choice on the board. The common denominator for both would be the black paisley case and the paisley TRC. Both of these guitars would easily address the two most popular price choices from the poll that JFB right above has a link to in his post with the standard being closer to 2K or just under. Now that I have solved this problem can both guitars have the dual coil tap switches.

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    Actually, I would love to do this with everyone. I'm on the fence a little bit. Yes, I'm worried a bit about the specs, but then again, it's PRS, so it's not going to be a dog.

    However, I've been discussing a specific type of guitar with my dealer, and I would not want him to lose that sale because of this.

    Would I be able to buy the guitar through my dealer? And could the piezo be an option instead of mandatory?

    Would we have a few months' notice? i.e., a reasonable deadline...

    It would allow me to move forward with existing plans, fill the basic need I have in the studio first, etc. Because I do see this as somewhat of a flyer...

    Anyway, a tentative 19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    And could the piezo be an option instead of mandatory?
    Yes please?

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    I'd switch it to an ebony board since it's likely to be a problem to export it with Brazilian r/w.
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    Any progress?
    I have a revised guitar to propose that should get a little more traction. Will post later today.
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    REV 2: A less expensive option with better balance

    Model Name: FG22
    Scale/frets: 24.5"/22
    Hardware: Nickel
    Top: European Maple (to be hand-selected by Shawn Nuthall & Jack Higginbotham)
    Body: Regular PRS shape from heavy Mahogany (and then routed semi-hollow)
    Neck: Chaltecoco
    Fretboard: Black Ebony (polished)
    Frets: Standard PRS fretwire
    Headstock overlay: Match fretboard
    Headstock Design: Hand-signed by Paul (in gold metallic)
    Truss Rod Cover: Official Forum TRC
    Tuners: Phase 3 with faux ivory buttons to match cream pup rings
    Inlay: Mirror Birds (flying toward the headstock) MOP & Paua Heart
    Custom: Single f-hole on upper body
    Pickups: Starlas wound 10% hotter (brushed?)
    Control Layout: P22 Trem and McCarty 3-way for non-piezo bridges
    Finish: Raw or matte nitro on neck, thin glossy nitro on body
    Case: Silhouette, like Hollowbody case, in black tolex (Black Paisley is WAY too expensive)

    Only 3 options:
    1) Color: Natural with natural back, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th color to be determined
    2) Neck Carve: Santana, Pattern Regular, Pattern Thin
    3) Bridge: Piezo Trem, Regular Trem, Stoptail

    Dealer: Your usual PRS dealer.
    Last edited by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ; 05-01-2013 at 11:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    REV 2: A less expensive option with better balance

    Model Name: FG22
    Scale/frets: 24.5"/22
    Hardware: Nickel
    Top: European Maple (to be hand-selected by Shawn Nuthall & Jack Higginbotham)
    Body: Regular PRS shape from heavy Mahogany (and then routed semi-hollow)
    Neck: Chaltecoco
    Fretboard: Black Ebony (polished)
    Frets: Standard PRS fretwire
    Headstock overlay: Match fretboard
    Headstock Design: Hand-signed by Paul (in gold metallic)
    Truss Rod Cover: Official Forum TRC
    Tuners: Phase 3 with faux ivory buttons to match cream pup rings
    Inlay: Mirror Birds (flying toward the headstock) MOP & Paua Heart
    Custom: Single f-hole on upper body
    Pickups: Starlas wound 10% hotter
    Control Layout: P22 Trem and McCarty 3-way for non-piezo bridges
    Finish: Raw or matte nitro on neck, thin glossy nitro on body
    Case: Silhouette, like Hollowbody case, in black tolex (Black Paisley is WAY too expensive)

    Only 3 options:
    1) Color: Natural with natural back, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th color to be determined
    2) Neck Carve: Santana, Pattern Regular, Pattern Thin
    3) Bridge: Piezo Trem, Regular Trem, Stoptail

    Dealer: Your usual PRS dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    REV 2: A less expensive option with better balance

    Model Name: FG22
    Scale/frets: 24.5"/22
    Hardware: Nickel
    Top: European Maple (to be hand-selected by Shawn Nuthall & Jack Higginbotham)
    Body: Regular PRS shape from heavy Mahogany (and then routed semi-hollow)
    Neck: Chaltecoco
    Fretboard: Black Ebony (polished)
    Frets: Standard PRS fretwire
    Headstock overlay: Match fretboard
    Headstock Design: Hand-signed by Paul (in gold metallic)
    Truss Rod Cover: Official Forum TRC
    Tuners: Phase 3 with faux ivory buttons to match cream pup rings
    Inlay: Mirror Birds (flying toward the headstock) MOP & Paua Heart
    Custom: Single f-hole on upper body
    Pickups: Starlas wound 10% hotter
    Control Layout: P22 Trem and McCarty 3-way for non-piezo bridges
    Finish: Raw or matte nitro on neck, thin glossy nitro on body
    Case: Silhouette, like Hollowbody case, in black tolex (Black Paisley is WAY too expensive)

    Only 3 options:
    1) Color: Natural with natural back, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th color to be determined
    2) Neck Carve: Santana, Pattern Regular, Pattern Thin
    3) Bridge: Piezo Trem, Regular Trem, Stoptail

    Dealer: Your usual PRS dealer.

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    Change that neck to maple and I'm selling a few guitars.

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    I'd probably be in dependent on price, and there being an option for black rings and tuner buttons. Creme colored rings/buttons would only look good on a few colors. But when it comes down to it, I guess I could swap them out if needed. And to be honest, I'd have to go look at a Starla to see what the pickups look like, I pray they aren't zebras.

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    Do Starla's use standard routing? If so, I am down. Cause I am just gonna put what I want in there.

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    A piezo Trem Faded blue jean with natural back would be reaaaaly cool!!
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    Now that I like. I'd be in for one of those.

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