I love the aesthetics of your new guitar. Enjoy!
2013 LP R9 VOS, SG Standard VOS
2012 P22, IRW
2014 Clapton Strat
Suhr PT 100 Amp, Forte 212 Cab, Marshall 425A Cab
Marshall Vintage Modern and SL5, Fishman Loudbox
Amazing. Simply a work of art... Hope it sounds as good as it looks!
That is impressive! Simple (relatively speaking), tasteful, classy... Quality. A real beauty. In my opinion, too often some Private Stock builds end up being about 'how can I out-flashy the other guy?'. Not the case here. It's obvious that you had a vision and stuck with what matters most. I hope you enjoy it. Please give us a tone report?
'No... Look away... I'm hideous!' - Cosmo Kramer
Out of curiosity Les, what is that inlay material that you used? Paua? Abalone?
Very Nice Les, Congrats!
Thanks for the kind wishes and comments, guys!
But had I done so, a certain person in this establishment would have been very unhappy, and this way she was actually looking forward to this guitar coming..
My original plan was to order it without any color stain on the maple, so it'd look to most folks like a basic, traditional small jumbo. I had this idea in my head that if I pulled something too fancy looking out of the case at a session, I'd have a lot of explaining to do! I sort of was thinking about stealth.
But when Jack discussed it with the PS team, they suggested this Smoky Blonde color instead. Gosh, I'm happy they did! And during the finishing process, they also suggested the very light burst around the edges.
As if pulling a PRS, any PRS, out of its case wouldn't result in a discussion with those present at a session! I always get questions about how I like it, or how nice it looks, etc.! Occasionally I get the snarky, "Oh another fancy PRS for Les" comment. And I've made my peace with that one!
Truth is, I'm a good player -- at that certain set of things I do -- but going beyond that small set of things, I'm not very impressed with my skills. So I have been kind of shy about pulling out an attention-getter at a session. But recently I decided that it ain't about deserve - it's about what you want. So to heck with the idea that you have to be great to somehow deserve a great guitar.
I really valued the PS team and Paul M's input, as they've put together a lot of guitars. I went with both suggestions. Sometimes ya gotta let an artist be an artist!
Last edited by LSchefman; 06-21-2013 at 11:34 AM.
Gorgeous, almost too beautiful to play. Congrats!
12 408 - 12 DGT - 09 Tremonti II - 98 CU24 - 97 CE22 - Mesa MarkIV - Kemper Profiler Amp - EVH 5150 III - PRS Archon
It honestly doesn't look any fancier in person than, say, a Martin 40 series, unless you look closely. Than you see the very high level of quality. But you truly do want to play it when you see it!