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    Custom Work in NJ

    So I'm kicking around the idea of getting a Floyd Rose installed on my SE Custom 24. I live in New Jersey and was wondering if anyone would suggest someone to do the job locally? Also (and I don't even know if they do this kind of thing) I'm 2.5 hours from the PRS Facility in Maryland and have family down there I could go visit if I were to drive it down there and drop it off (again ...that's if they can even do that kind of work there).

    Thoughts?

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    Decisions of this nature for me are very simple...the PTC does amazing work. They are the only guys I trust to do serious work on my PRS...and they do it flawlessly.
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    While I know several experienced luthiers and amazing techs but I will say this....

    You dont buy a ferrari and have it serviced at Jiffy Lube, so my guitars are treated the same way. I bought the best, and I want it to be maintained by the best - PTC all day, every day.

    Especially in your case when you're talking about removing a good chunk of wood and making sure the routing is the appropriate depth and in line with the strings.
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    I'm going to make a suggestion based on the install costs for this type of project...it might be worth your while to look at the PRS SE Torero first...to add another axe to your collection rather than modifying your existing guitar...just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    I'm going to make a suggestion based on the install costs for this type of project...it might be worth your while to look at the PRS SE Torero first...to add another axe to your collection rather than modifying your existing guitar...just a thought.
    Super valid point. When you combine the install price AND the cost of the floyd itself, you're literally within the ballpark of a Torrero.

    See - thats why you make the big bucks around here Bob-o! hahah
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    I'm going to make a suggestion based on the install costs for this type of project...it might be worth your while to look at the PRS SE Torero first...to add another axe to your collection rather than modifying your existing guitar...just a thought.
    I actually have been looking at it. I want to see how much it's going to cost to get a FR installed, though. Then I have like a one-of-a-kind ya know? I mean if it's a crazy amount, then I won't do it, but if it's reasonable I would do it.

    So I'm a noob ...what is PTC? And how would I contact them?

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    PRS TECH CENTER

    410-643-9970 or by email at custserv@prsguitars.com.
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    Awesome ...thanks man!

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    We can install the Floyd with locking nut for $775. That includes parts and labor

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    Two words: The Raven

    'Nuff said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    We can install the Floyd with locking nut for $775. That includes parts and labor
    I see a used Torero in my future lol

    I only paid $400 for the guitar used, so I'll probably consider just buying a Torero. Thanks for the quote, though!

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    How about a 7-string Floyd Rose install, Shawn? Will the 3-Mike-7 convert?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    How about a 7-string Floyd Rose install, Shawn? Will the 3-Mike-7 convert?
    7, 8, whatever it takes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    7, 8, whatever it takes
    Depends on the groupie...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    7, 8, whatever it takes
    Is that a Mr. Mom reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Is that a Mr. Mom reference?
    Yes.

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