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    Any progrees?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzedout View Post
    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.
    Oh hell yes.
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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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    I'm definately curious. Seeing as how I just pulled trigger on a PS I got to see what the cost would be
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    Starlas, I'm out.
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    Couple of random thoughts from me.....


    Not sure about a semi-hollow, I like heavier guitars

    F-hole.....no thanks

    Scale length of 24.5......not a deal breaker but prefer a longer scale and the tension of it

    Fret wire option for DGT/large wire would be preferable for me but not a deal breaker

    Never played a starla pickup so I cannot comment on their tone but dont like the look of them....I know that is superficial but they look odd with the slugs showing through the covers, but I could change em out

    Having said all of that the rest of the spec's sound killer. I could be in if it is not priced out of my range.......would help if the color options had some cool colors that might be unique to this model
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    Again... we can see why there are so many PRS models. Everyone has a preference that could be a deal-breaker. Rev 2 doesn't seem to have the traction of Rev 1 and I'm not taking the idea any further until we find something that will sell 30 guitars. That's the magic number.

    I must admit, I thought the humbucker route would garner more support so people could swap out pups to anything they want. 10% hotter Starla pups would sound great, be special for this run, and would sell fast if you yanked 'em in favor of something else.

    Oh well...

    Lemme give some thought to Rev 3.
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    Subtle changes but I am in on this.....


    Model Name: FG22
    Scale/frets: 25"/22
    Hardware: Nickel
    Top: European Maple (to be hand-selected by Shawn Nuthall & Jack Higginbotham)
    Body: Regular PRS shape from heavy Mahogany
    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
    Pickups: 59/09
    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 5 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
    4) Neck: Flame maple
    5) Frets: DGT

    Dealer: Your usual PRS dealer.
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    Anyone else? If so, now's the time. If not, I'm pushing on to Rev 3.
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    I will not purchase a Tank. So if it's heavy, I am out. I am fine if it's hogged out hollow.

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    Ok... I'm going back to the drawing board with a less expensive spin on Rev 1.
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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 (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.
    As the casual outsider who just browses this forum and MIGHT consider this if it was a good spec, I gotta say I'm not surprised 30 people won't agree to that. There is nothing genuinely awful about it, its just WAY out there. Usually small batch guitars are pretty close in spec to a standard model with the exception of a handful of small tweaks that make it unique.....color, truss rod cover, maybe pickups, fret size, fret material, etc. What is listed there is more like someones personal idea of a one-off dream guitar. A certain other guitar maker does limited small batch runs of which I own 2 and its amazing how small things such as a unique color or something simple as using stainless frets can transform a model into someone unique and special. I think if you reel this in, then the response would be more positive.

    I don't think a forum guitar should deviate from things that make PRS a PRS.... such as the 25" scale. 24.5" scale just doesn't appeal to a lot of players because it's tough for people with large mitts....like myself. Semi hollow and or chambered guitars only appeal to a select few. I like the hand signed headstock. That is a perfect example of one small touch that goes a long way and everyone could agree on. I'm sure the ebony board would appeal to a broad base as well. I have experience in trying to get a lot of people to agree and the stance one has to take is to take yourself out of it completely and try to think of options that many people would like. Nickle hardware is something generally liked. Who doesn't like paua or MOP birds? I'd personally take it more seriously if we went with a CU24 or CU22 and just had a unique color, hand signed headstock, engraged truss cover, covered 59/09s, etc.

    Just my 2 cents.

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