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    Spec Your Artist Package

    So those that aren't in the position to pull the trigger right now on a new guitar, spec your dream Artist Package here. Slightly more realistic than a PS, and with more boundaries, but I bet there's some cool combos to be had! Post some reasons why and your expectations of the axe.

    I'm thinking:

    Studio
    Maple Neck
    Ebony Board & veneer/TRC (I'm in Aus, so BRW is out, maybe...)
    Uncovered 59/09 (they look great with the Narrowfields)
    Livingstones Lemondrop w/Natural back
    Flame top (which is off for me, usually I like quilts but I think flame would work best with this colour/PU combo)

    I reckon it would one versatile axe, the maple/ebony combo would give the NFs some real snap and clarity and teamed up with the 59/09, you could cover some serious sonic territory. I've got the same PU combo in my SE, and going back and forth between that and the NF3, I notice the SE is just a little... duller... This combo, IMO, would rock.

    Damn I just gave myself GAS.

    Next?

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    SC 245
    Flame Top
    Mahogany Neck
    Brazilian Fretboard/Veneer/TRC
    Covered 57/08
    All Nickel Hardware
    Abalone w/ Natural Back

    Oh god. Beef on Beef on Beef.
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    Flame Top- Red Tiger finish
    Korina back
    Mahogany neck
    Ebony fingerboard
    fencesitting between SC250/Dragon and HFS/PRS 7 bass
    Nickel Hardware
    Trem up route

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    Sorry I should have been a bit more specific, it's gotta be within the confines of the current 2012 Artist Package offered by PRS:

    http://www.prsguitars.com/artistpack...d_electric.php

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    I'm pretty sure mine is spec.

    Let's hear some more!
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    I spec'd one that arrived last fall.

    SC58
    Flame top
    Mahogany Neck
    Ebony board
    53/10s
    Burnt Almond


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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    So those that aren't in the position to pull the trigger right now on a new guitar, spec your dream Artist Package here. Slightly more realistic than a PS, and with more boundaries, but I bet there's some cool combos to be had! Post some reasons why and your expectations of the axe.

    I'm thinking:

    Studio
    Maple Neck
    Ebony Board & veneer/TRC (I'm in Aus, so BRW is out, maybe...)
    Uncovered 59/09 (they look great with the Narrowfields)
    Livingstones Lemondrop w/Natural back
    Flame top (which is off for me, usually I like quilts but I think flame would work best with this colour/PU combo)

    I reckon it would one versatile axe, the maple/ebony combo would give the NFs some real snap and clarity and teamed up with the 59/09, you could cover some serious sonic territory. I've got the same PU combo in my SE, and going back and forth between that and the NF3, I notice the SE is just a little... duller... This combo, IMO, would rock.

    Damn I just gave myself GAS.

    Next?
    THIS! It would be like a PRS super Strat, and I love ebony fretboards. Someone should do a special run like this, ha.

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    I LOVE the idea of the new artist guitars. Allows customers the choice of many commonly asked for specs (ebony boards, maple necks etc) and killer woods while not stepping on the PS program's toes. Hopefully they keep this artist package program going for awhile because while I want to order one bad, it just isn't in the cards now. That said, I have thought up 3.

    1) Custom 22: adjustable stoptail, 5909's, Flame top, maple neck, ebony board and charcoal.
    2) Tremonti: Maple neck/board combo, flame top and yellow tiger.
    3) Tremonti: Maple neck, ebony board, flame top and charcoal.

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    The artist package options really are great. They had an artist program going for a while a few years back, and the options were essentially limited to a nicer top, hardware, and trim. This is much, much better.

    I love the guitar I got. It's a tone monster.

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    There are a LOT of awesome options available. I wonder how long it takes from order till delivery?
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    That Sir, is certified-badass.


    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    I spec'd one that arrived last fall.

    SC58
    Flame top
    Mahogany Neck
    Ebony board
    53/10s
    Burnt Almond

    Model citizen...Zero discipline

    http://reverb.com/shop/brad737

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    I spec'd one that arrived last fall.

    SC58
    Flame top
    Mahogany Neck
    Ebony board
    53/10s
    Burnt Almond

    Les... that is a real winner! Love the ebony boards and it's not bad to look at either! I think mine would be very similar:

    SC245
    Quilt Top
    Mahogany neck
    Ebony board
    Nickel hardware
    Covered 59/09's (<----- I know, I know, cheating...)
    Black Gold Wrap
    And looking at Les' axe there, and thinking how good it would look, I might just throw a set of rosewood knobs on there when I got it.
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    Thanks, guys...it's not only badass looking, its tone kicks some serious booty!

    Just a HUGE sounding guitar! Gobs of sustain, great for soloing.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 03-01-2013 at 11:07 AM.

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    I'm taking the PRS plunge for the first time, and I'm expecting my guitar sometime around the end of this month. Here's how she'll break down:

    Artist 408MT
    Flame top
    Hybrid hardware (stop tail)
    Rosewood neck
    Rosewood fretboard
    Rosewood headstock veneer
    Charcoal Burst

    Granted, there aren't as many Artist package options available with the 408, but my-oh-my are those 408 pickups worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    I spec'd one that arrived last fall.

    SC58
    Flame top
    Mahogany Neck
    Ebony board
    53/10s
    Burnt Almond


    Damn Les, is that yours too? Another stunner. We have very similar tastes in guitar looks I think, although the Turquoise colors (Like that little gay clock in the background LOL!!!) always ends up #1 with me.

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    That dream came true last fall for me as well:

    HBII
    Flame Maple top&back
    Amber Black finish
    Indian Rosewood Neck
    Ebony Fretboard
    Nickel Hardware
    53/10 Pickups

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    Just like this with an ebony board: http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...ADED-BLUE-JEAN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJD View Post
    That dream came true last fall for me as well:

    HBII
    Flame Maple top&back
    Amber Black finish
    Indian Rosewood Neck
    Ebony Fretboard
    Nickel Hardware
    53/10 Pickups


    Holy smokes! Who needs PS when PRS is putting out pieces like some of the ones in this thread. That thing is SICK! Great to see PRS is putting out absolute top shelf guitars without the need to go PS.
    VERY VERY VERY VERY GOOD!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJD View Post
    That dream came true last fall for me as well:

    HBII
    Flame Maple top&back
    Amber Black finish
    Indian Rosewood Neck
    Ebony Fretboard
    Nickel Hardware
    53/10 Pickups
    Whoa!!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tag View Post
    Damn Les, is that yours too? Another stunner. We have very similar tastes in guitar looks I think, although the Turquoise colors (Like that little gay clock in the background LOL!!!) always ends up #1 with me.
    Thanks Tag, it's a cool guitar, beautiful sound, really. A bit heavy, but has the tone. I'm pretty boring when it comes to color, usually the earth tones, etc.

    I like your turquoise guit! A player at your level should have something that really stands out.

    At my level, well, it's good to hide behind the amp! Haha!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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