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    PRS Says, "We Want A (Your Name Goes Here) Signature Model" - Spec It!

    OK, everyone, you get a call from PRS Artist Relations; they're pleased to tell you that you've been chosen as their newest Artist Signature Model Endorser, and would like you to spec out a guitar that will be the (insert your name here) Signature Model. You'll be asked to perform at Experience, do some artist appearances, do a show at NAMM, pose with the guitar for some publicity shots and do a few video demos.

    After you pick yourself up off the floor, you ask them, "Anything I want? What are the limitations?"

    Here are the rules PRS gives you:

    1. Must Be A Regular Production Model; It can be USA or SE, or both. Not A PS or Limited Run.

    2. Must Street For About the Same or Less Than Paul's Guitar.

    3. Artist Package Option Will Be Available for USA models. Spalted veneer available for SEs.

    4. They will tweak an existing production pickup to your preference, but designing a new pickup isn't in the budget.

    The rest is entirely up to you. Spec it out!

    I'll post mine in a bit. Have fun!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Fun! I'll play!

    OG style singlecut with locking tuners and adjustable bridge.
    25 inch scale
    DGT (jumbo) frets
    Santana fretboard radius (11.5)
    black hardware (bridge, pickup rings etc)
    Korina back, maple top, rock maple neck and ebony board
    pearl white with black binding; handwritten PRS sig on headstock in black
    Shawn's new jacked up "prototype" pickups!

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    Stock Artist 3 semi hollow/trem but with nitro finish. Done!


    Have to change one more thing! A 57/08 in the bridge, and a Dragon 2 in the neck.
    Last edited by Tag; 03-18-2013 at 11:57 AM.

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    Super easy for me!!

    "MA Pete" DC 245 Ted McCarty. A double Signature LOL, like a Slash Les Paul. (Ignores rule #1, but that is justified because the DC 245 Ted *SHOULD BE* a production model!!)

    Pattern Neck Carve
    Mahogany Neck
    Mahogany Body
    PRS Stoptail
    Santana Headstock Shape
    Rosewood Board
    Rosewood Headstock Veneer
    Phase III Tuners with Ivoroid Knobs
    DGT Frets
    Old MOP Birds
    Ivoroid Binding on neck - all three sides of Board though! (None on Headstock)
    Big 408 Bridge Pickup
    5909 Uncovered Squabbin Neck Pickup (Interesting pickup combination - built for best tone, 408 bridge and 5909 neck...)
    Sig Switching with 3 Way Toggle
    Nitro Finish

    Options:
    Obeche Body!
    Hybrid Hardware
    Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard

    Artist Package:
    Upgrades Binding to Maple and Adds Thin Purfling to Headstock Veneer
    Upgrades to Old Paua Birds with MOP Outlines
    Artist Top in Flame or One Piece Quilt
    Black Paisley Case

    That would ROCK!!!

    MAP $3800 for Base Model, $4800 for AP (Because Maple Binding ain't cheap!)
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    I'll play. Since Pete's covered most the bases I'd normally want for a double cut, I'd do something similar to my PS Singlecut spec:

    SC245

    Korina Body
    PRS Trem
    Korina Neck
    Wide/Fat Neck Carve (no pattern up in here)
    Ivoroid Bound Honduran Rosewood Board
    Phase III Tuners
    DGT Frets
    Old MOP Birds
    408 Bridge Pickup (Full Sized)
    408 Neck Pickup (Narrow but overwound like Brent Mason Treble)
    2 Vol/ 2 Tone with 3 way toggle (mini switches for coil taps)
    Gloss Nitro Finish on body, Satin Nitro Finish on back of neck

    Options:
    PRS Adjustable Stoptail
    Floyd Rose & Locking Nut

    Colors:
    Gold (Dark Cherry Back)
    Fire Red
    Santana Yellow
    Smoked Cherry Burst
    Sapphire Smoked Burst (Vintage Natural Back)
    Charcoal Burst (Vintage Natural Back)
    Solana Burst
    McCarty Smoked Burst
    Silver Burst

    Artist Package:
    Artist Top in Flame or Quilt
    Artist Birds
    Hybrid or Gold Hardware
    Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard
    Flamed Maple neck
    Last edited by yankeebulldog; 03-17-2013 at 12:47 PM.
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    I'll go with an SE to start.

    Bernie marsden neck profile (Slightly oversized wide fat).

    SE C24 body shape but slightly deeper.

    Mahog body

    Maple cap

    Rosewood fretboard w/bird inlays

    Bound body and neck

    Covered SE245 pups

    2 Vol, one tone, coil tap via push pull tone

    3 way toggle or blade

    Large frets

    Adjustable stoptail or SE Trem options

    Tusq nut or US nut as standard.
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    Hmm... I love this game. Let's see...

    Mira body shape but with SC245 body thickness
    24.5" scale
    W/F carve with short neck heel
    Mahogany body and neck
    Quilt top and headstock veneer
    Ebony board
    Jumbo frets
    Adjustable stoptail
    2 vol, 1 tone, blade switch (maybe like the P22 layout)
    covered 59/09's, or an SE version with covered SE 245's
    ...in black gold wrap. The End.
    -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.

    S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow - SE Akesson+57/08's - SE Custom 24 25th Anniversary - SE 30 Head/Cab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    I'll go with an SE to start.

    Bernie marsden neck profile (Slightly oversized wide fat).

    SE C24 body shape but slightly deeper.

    Mahog body

    Maple cap

    Rosewood fretboard w/bird inlays

    Bound body and neck

    Covered SE245 pups

    2 Vol, one tone, coil tap via push pull tone

    3 way toggle or blade

    Large frets

    Adjustable stoptail or SE Trem options

    Tusq nut or US nut as standard.
    ^^^^ I would play that!
    -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.

    S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow - SE Akesson+57/08's - SE Custom 24 25th Anniversary - SE 30 Head/Cab

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    The "JFB" - My take on a Custom 22. Minimal changes. There's bound to be some red inlay material that keeps this within budget. Regarding Charcoal Cherry Burst I consider it fair game due to a Sprayer's Choice and PTC refinish with this color.

    JFB MODEL SPECS

    BODY
    Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
    Back Wood Mahogany

    NECK
    Number of Frets 22
    Scale Length 25"
    Neck Wood Mahogany
    Fretboard Wood Ebony
    Neck Shape Wide Fat
    Fretboard Inlays J-Birds, Red Outline, No Center

    HARDWARE/ELECTRONICS
    Bridge PRS Stoptail or PRS Tremolo
    Tuners PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
    Truss Rod Cover "JFB"
    Hardware Type Nickel
    Treble Pickup 57/08 Treble
    Bass Pickup 57/08 Bass
    Pickup Switching Volume and Push/Push Coil Tap Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle

    OPTION
    Top Option Flame or Quilted Maple
    10-Top Flame or 10-Top Quilted Maple
    Hardware Option Mixed, Brushed Nickel Pickup Covers

    COLORS
    Red Tiger, Scarlett Red, Charcoal Cherry Burst
    Plank Owner

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    Forgot to add...

    Colour choices for the Mikegarveyblues SE Signature Guitar (2014) are:

    Eriza Verde
    Goldtop
    Black (With Cream or white binding)
    White with black binding
    Faded Blue Jean
    Blue Crab Blue

    There will also be a limited run of Paul Smith Vs Paul Smith finishes.

    This exclusive 100 piece run of MGB SE Sig guitars will feature an exclusive design by British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith. (I know... You said no limited runs but this is just on the finish...)

    I'll see you all at Winter NAMM 2014!!!

    (Hey... It's a dream thread so i'm allowed to dream right?!)
    Last edited by Mikegarveyblues; 03-16-2013 at 09:43 PM.
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    Wishing for a Blue Bernie!
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    They already make it, as the new sc245 or the old sc58 is perfect for me. But if I were to come up with something new...


    Signature Model #1
    Singlecut body and electronics
    Push/pull pot for splits, push/pull pot as a killswitch
    2 piece bridge
    Extra Wide-fat neck
    Compound radius
    24.75 scale
    DGT pickups
    Jumbo stainless frets, with rounded ends
    High gloss nitro
    Satin neck
    Mother of pearl j-birds, paua center

    Signature #2
    Double-cut Body, McCarty thickness.
    Dgt electronics if dragon pickups
    Sig electronics if 408s
    Push pull pots for killswitch
    Extra wide-fat neck
    Compound radius
    String through body, with the saddle section from the 2 piece bridge
    25" scale
    Direct mounted Dragon I pickups or 408 pickups
    Jumbo stainless with rounded ends
    High gloss nitro
    Satin neck
    No fretboard inlays

    Heaviest woods available! I want these things to be boat anchors
    Last edited by jcha008; 03-18-2013 at 03:38 PM.

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    Possibly deviating from the rules a little:

    SC HB with mahogany back and sides
    25.25" scale (from the 513)
    Rosewood neck
    408 pickups with Sig Limited control layout
    Piezo
    One eagle in the 12th fret

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    Perspex (clear) SE Custom 24!

    With a few of those Rosewood LTD. flowers as inlays.

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    Custom 24

    I want to keep the cost down for my fans.

    All Mahogany Body, Neck, Ebony fretboard.
    Only the bird at the 12 fret for the inlay.
    Zebra uncovered 53-10's
    Nickel hardware
    McCarty Tobacco Burst
    Whatever proceeds I am suppose to make from the guitar goes to the Childrens Hospital

    Included in the case is a small tin (size of altoids mints) with a taped seal. The tin reads " Charlie's MOJO-use liberally " Inside is a note that says "look deep into your heart and spirit to touch someone else's soul"

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    US One (Maryland version of the SE One)

    Mahogany body and Rock Maple neck.. 10% overwound Starla pickup in the bridge position and a slanted lipstick in the neck position. Mexican Blackwood fretboard. "Lefty" bird inlay. 25" scale. Santana neck carve. Santana headstock. 12" radius on the fretboard. New stoptail with brass contact points.

    Forearm area sanded down so there is no sharp edge.

    Black body. Black headstock. Natural matte finish on the maple neck. Gold hardware. Silhouette hard shell case.
    One Life

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    Modern Eagle 1
    RP or 57/08 bridge pickup & Lollar P90 Soapbar neck pickup
    Trem

    I could write a lot of cool stuff on a guitar like that.
    Be.
    Do.
    Have.

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    Very interesting thread.

    I'll go with:

    USA Tremonti II body
    24.5" scale
    24 fret Pattern regular neck
    Ebony fingerboard with the new birds
    DGT frets
    Dragon I pups with brushed nickel covers
    Phase III tuners
    Gotoh Floyd Rose with Graph Tech piezo saddles
    Locking nut
    2 volume, 1 master tone, 1 piezo volume
    Push/pull coil splits for each pup on their respective volume pots
    Goldtop finish
    Last edited by _pete_; 03-17-2013 at 02:52 PM.

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    It already exists, and it's got someone else's name on it! I'm referring to the Brent Mason model. The only electronic change I'd make would be a push-pull on the tone control to allow neck and bridge pickups together. If I could make cosmetic changes, maybe a figured black-limba (korina) body--otherwise, just the way it comes! Oh--maybe a swamp-ash body in whitewash--that would be cool!

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    All I want is a Singlecut Trem with the specs of a DGT. Keepy everything else the same - neck shape, pickups, controls, frets, etc.

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    Custom 24 with Braz board. Dragon Is just like this.. Go figure!!!!!
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