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    How much freedom on a private stock?

    Two questions:

    1. exactly how much freedom is one allowed on a private stock build? For example, let's say that my dream guitar is essentially a satin custom 24 in charcoal ( http://www.prsguitars.com/standardsatin/ ). Since the model is not in production anymore, would the private stock folks build it?

    2. If the private stock folks were to build a satin finished custom 24, do they have fixed prices or is there negotiating room?

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    You can pretty much do what ever you want in Private Stock. PRS has set pricing. Any negotiations will only be with your Dealer.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    You can pretty much do what ever you want in Private Stock. PRS has set pricing. Any negotiations will only be with your Dealer.............
    Are there limits Markie? If I were to ask for an SC58 with 24 frets and a 25 inch scale with a Pattern Regular rosewood neck. Can they do those kind of adjustments?

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    While almost anything goes if you mix and match from PRS' current/past lines, wild changes may be impossible. For example I heard that someone enquired about a lot of carbon fibre on a a PS. It was determined just too expensive for PRS to tool/skill up on such a material.

    The only other things they wont consider are copyrighted items (e.g. you cant get a PS Les Paul replica) and also replicas of past PRS limited models like Dragons etc.

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    Freedom!!!

    There's quite a bit of it happening in PS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clcwarlock View Post
    Are there limits Markie? If I were to ask for an SC58 with 24 frets and a 25 inch scale with a Pattern Regular rosewood neck. Can they do those kind of adjustments?
    They absolutely can. However, because a 24 fret SC58 with a longer scale isn't typical, there will be an upcharge over base for those options. That would be a cool guitar btw!!

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    I am doing a DC-58 (a DC245 but SC58 thickness) with 24 frets and 24.5 inch scale with a pattern thin rosewood neck, so I don't see why they cannot do those specs.

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    Hmmmmm, decisions, decisions....

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    Quote Originally Posted by geese_com View Post
    I am doing a DC-58 (a DC245 but SC58 thickness) with 24 frets and 24.5 inch scale with a pattern thin rosewood neck, so I don't see why they cannot do those specs.
    That's pretty wild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    That's pretty wild.
    That's nothing.

    They're building me a house.




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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    That's nothing.

    They're building me a house.




    Shaped like a guitar.

    We're trying to decide on the case.
    I couldn't swing the cash for a whole house especially with the price of brazilian and such. Paul Miles said concrete would be cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    That's nothing.

    They're building me a house.




    Shaped like a guitar.

    We're trying to decide on the case.
    Just make sure it has a bug shield.
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    If I had the cashola I could spec my PS pretty quickly.

    Good to hear that (For the most part) imagination (And funds) are the only barriers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    That's nothing.

    They're building me a house.




    Shaped like a guitar.

    We're trying to decide on the case.
    Paul Smith is going to personally install the HVAC system. It'll be tuned to A minor

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    That's nothing.

    They're building me a house.




    Shaped like a guitar.

    We're trying to decide on the case.
    What tune did you pick for the doorbell?
    Smoke on the Water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tosca View Post
    What tune did you pick for the doorbell?
    Smoke on the Water?
    I'm speccing "Whipping Post" on mine. I think "Freebird" comes standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tosca View Post
    What tune did you pick for the doorbell?
    Smoke on the Water?
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    You should ask for "Big 10"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by south89 View Post
    I couldn't swing the cash for a whole house especially with the price of brazilian and such. Paul Miles said concrete would be cheaper

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