Seriously, thanks for the kind words guys! This is still a rattle-can spray job and it's in no way going to be even close to what PRS or the PTC would crank out on their worst day, but it's lookin' pretty good from a couple of feet away. I'm kinda impressed with the glitter paint, in the last pics it kinda looks greenish at times but when the sun hits it.. it's like a blinding pot of Leprechaun/Taylor Swift/Glitter-bomb GOLD! It looks sick with the white contrasting back in my opinion.
I heard somewhere that PRS is not doing anymore glitter finishes, I don't know if thats true or not but if it is I can understand why. The paint was more like a can of pressurized glitter with a tiny bit of poly mixed in for bonding than what I would call "paint", it's been over a week and the entire backyard still shimmers in the sun. As soon as the glitter was done I had to hit it with a coat of poly just to keep it from shedding too much, and I'm still waking up with glitter in random places on my person just from handling and sanding this a few days ago. Maybe that's why the Orianthi SE got changed to Scarlet Red... too many wives of the Korean workers were yelling at their husbands for cheating on them with strippers because they were coming home with red glitter all over 'em!
I ordered a bunch of parts off ebay last night, including some clear PRS lampshades (I love those knobs!) and I have a cool truss rod cover coming from one of our coolest forum members in Scotland (Thanks again, Dan!). Even though the pickups I want are under a hundred bucks for the pair, I'm holding off ordering them for as long as I can stand it just to give me an extra week of "forced" drying time. It's gonna be super hard to wait though, and I think I need to get some different swirl remover for the bigger scratches.... but it's gonna be Bangin'.
Have you finished this one up yet? We need pics
Man that is a glorious transformation!
You got skills by the bucket load. Congrats on a great project!!
'12 Mira Green Burst - '09 Cu24 Charcoal Burst - '09 SC250 Dark Cherry Burst - Taylor 514CE - Ibanez SR300 Bass - Mesa MkV Head & 1x12 Cab
Serge, man, I want to run down to Graceland to witness the miracle of Elvis' arm extended from the grave, sporting \m/!! That is complete bad-a$$ery. Keep up the good work. And take Shawn up on his offer. The cheap beer in Annapolis is better than Old Style.
+ '01 Custom 24 + '11 DGT Standard (Mr. Clean) + '09 SE One + Super Dallas + Stealth 2x12+
That is freaking outstanding! Great great great work...
And come on out to Stevensville...the land of pleasant living.
He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo.
Tracking #'s for some goodies I ordered are lookin' good for today.
The project is turning out amazingly - love the flake finish!!
I hate my mailman's FACE!!! I got my tuners, some chrome pup rings (don't do plastic) and I got a totally bangin' ME style TRC from one of our most excellent Scottish forum members Dan (Thanks Dan! it's really makin' this look extra nice!), now all I'm waitin' on are a set of those sexy PRS lampshade knobs... They were the first thing I bought, the only thing I paid full price for, and of course they are the last thing to show up! I put the stock SE pickups in just to give 'em a whirl (it has nothing to do with the fact that I blew my lipstick money on another SE) but I doubt they will stay too long, they just don't look "right" on this guitar... Damn! I wish the post had Sunday delivery.