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    Artist Guitars- PTC

    I thought the Artist guitars deserved their own thread so here it goes.

    Carlos Santana plays many different PRS guitars, but this one is his #1. Once or twice a year, he'll send guitars to us for set up, tweaking and general maintenance.



    First the truss rod is adjusted so that the fretboard is completely level


    Then the frets are marked up



    The frets are then leveled out so that there are no high or low frets



    We crown and polish the frets




    And now it's back in playing shape
    Last edited by Shawn@PRS; 01-30-2013 at 01:30 PM.

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    This thread idea is freaking amazing - pleasae please please continue it with any artists you see fit.
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    That's a way cool guitar. Nice dark Brazilian neck too, if I recall correctly.
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    This one came to us from Steve Austin from "Today Is The Day". This one is a true road warrior!


    The headstock has a few minor scratches on it



    The hardware is slightly tarnished




    Some very light pick scratches





    A little bit of wear




    Plenty of life left in those frets (now that they've been leveled and polished)
    Last edited by Shawn@PRS; 01-30-2013 at 01:32 PM.

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    HOLY CRAP! Was that in the Nashville floods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    HOLY CRAP! Was that in the Nashville floods?
    Nope, just played very hard for 20+ years.

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    This is already off to a great start. Thanks shawn!

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    Well, this is now my very favorite thread on the interwebs!!

    Nothing cooler than a played and loved instrument!
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    Wow, that black one is crazy! What's up with the trem routing on that one? Looks like it has a massively oversized rout.
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    Is that a homemade uproute on the trem?

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    This thread rocks!!!!!
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    I think it was modified at some point after it left the factory

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    I recognize those hands.

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    Great thread! Thanks Shawn...
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    This is a very cool thread! Thanks Shawn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    This one came to us from Steve Austin from "Today Is The Day". This one is a true road warrior!
    What a cool surprise to see one of Steve Austin's guitars. Having seen him live many times I know why that guitar looks the way it does. I am off to listen to some Today Is The Day now! Thanks for sharing Shawn.

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    once more, Chief, awesome thread.

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    Here's one more from Steve Austin's guitar

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