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    Have you experienced "Rosewood treatment of extreme awesomeness" from the PTC?

    I am considering having the BRW neck treatment done when I ship my ME1 off to the PTC to have the finish turned glossy. Has anybody here had this done? If so, what differences did you see or feel when you got your guitar back? Would you do it again?

    Thanks!!!

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    No experience with it, but with a name like that how could you go wrong?
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    Ive heard from customers and techs alike that it is nothing short of lifechanging. Take that information as you may..... haha
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    The name surely says it all. Rumor has it they use Unicorn Spleen Oil. That would explain the fact that it changes peoples lives.

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    Just curious. Are you saying you want to change the satin sunk-in finish to a glossy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egads View Post
    Just curious. Are you saying you want to change the satin sunk-in finish to a glossy?
    Yep, I'm going to have this guitar turned glossy. Faded FBJ and all. Sorry for the shadows.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSHB2 View Post
    Yep, I'm going to have this guitar turned glossy. Faded FBJ and all. Sorry for the shadows.

    Either way, that is one beautiful guitar!

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    Great guitar! So what exactly do they do to the neck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeetus View Post
    Great guitar! So what exactly do they do to the neck?
    I don't have even the slightest clue. Sorry.

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    I assume the guitar is back. Any updates on the neck treatment? My PTC RMA box for my ME1 is out for delivery today

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    Funny you brought this up. We're making a new guitar for Carlos and Lenny just did the rosewood treatment of extreme awesomeness on the guitar for Mr. Santana

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    What is this mysterious rosewood treatment?

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    Treatment of extreme awesomeness?...

    You gotta give a little better explanation than that if you expect people to pay for it.

    I know the initial rosewood limited guitars had finished rosewood necks. Starting with the MEI's they were unfinished. Is this new treatment somewhere in between or what?
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    First of all, I just love the ME1 satin finish. I wish PRS could still be offering that kind of finish, anyway.
    I have. ME SCT that went to PTC for tweaks and up grades and the neck came to me like a velvet touch.
    They way I see it, you can see and feel the difference but nothing very big or impressive until you turn up the volume and jam. It's like a F1 car, any tweak improves the performance, but you can only see them when you're driving full throttle

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    Quote Originally Posted by aduayer View Post
    First of all, I just love the ME1 satin finish. I wish PRS could still be offering that kind of finish, anyway.
    I have. ME SCT that went to PTC for tweaks and up grades and the neck came to me like a velvet touch.
    They way I see it, you can see and feel the difference but nothing very big or impressive until you turn up the volume and jam. It's like a F1 car, any tweak improves the performance, but you can only see them when you're driving full throttle
    Vroom!

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    More details on the neck treatment?

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    I have one of the NOS ME1s that I got recently and the neck feels like it has baby powder on it, it is soooo smooth. Wonder if this got the treatment since I cannot imagine a neck feeling better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSHB2 View Post
    Yep, I'm going to have this guitar turned glossy. Faded FBJ and all. Sorry for the shadows.

    Im not really a fan of satin. However, be aware that glossing FBJ tends to darken it so that it almost appears a different color.
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    While the neck of my '02 McRosie stayed really dark over the years, the rosewood on my former SCT IRW, now SCF, bleached out very much and turned from dark brown to a very light reddish brown. So my slightly unrealistic expectations were that this treatment might regain some of its original colour, which it didn't. But otherwise the results are quite amazing:

    The neck feels extremely smooth, the surface looks almost shiny and by the reek of it lots of linseed oil was involved in this treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juka View Post
    While the neck of my '02 McRosie stayed really dark over the years, the rosewood on my former SCT IRW, now SCF, bleached out very much and turned from dark brown to a very light reddish brown. So my slightly unrealistic expectations were that this treatment might regain some of its original colour, which it didn't. But otherwise the results are quite amazing:

    The neck feels extremely smooth, the surface looks almost shiny and by the reek of it lots of linseed oil was involved in this treatment.
    Nice. I take it you like it better than how it was before?

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