Page 11 of 21 FirstFirst ... 910111213 ... LastLast
Results 201 to 220 of 412

Thread: Show your PS!

  1. #201
    Auth. PRS Dealer TGSCAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    276
    loosing marbles daily... must resist .... must buy.... must resist....


  2. #202
    Large Member Kine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Koastin
    Posts
    388
    ^^ Mesmerizing like the waters in the tropics!!

  3. #203
    Auth. PRS Dealer TGSCAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    276
    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    ^^ Mesmerizing like the waters in the tropics!!
    yes.. my friends at PRS really nailed this one for me/us/we/whomever . etc .. Its totally incredible !!

  4. #204
    Large Member Kine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Koastin
    Posts
    388
    Quote Originally Posted by TGSCAN View Post
    yes.. my friends at PRS really nailed this one for me/us/we/whomever . etc .. Its totally incredible !!
    Seems like you're the man to contact for a PS!

  5. #205
    Just one more... HighGain510's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    269
    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I'm certainly on the lookout. Though I am thinking semi-hollow tremolo or DGT next.
    If my DGT weren't so fuggin' amazing, I'd be looking to spec out a PS version! Thinking if things settle down next year, I might be taking my first trip to the library to spec out a PS, just trying to figure out what specs to go with. Seen a bunch of dealer stock PS that I could take home but the more I think about it I'd like to do something really unique.
    -Matt

  6. #206
    Senior Member jfb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    O'Fallon, MO
    Posts
    4,831
    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    Seems like you're the man to contact for a PS!
    He certainly is.

    Quote Originally Posted by HighGain510 View Post
    If my DGT weren't so fuggin' amazing, I'd be looking to spec out a PS version! Thinking if things settle down next year, I might be taking my first trip to the library to spec out a PS, just trying to figure out what specs to go with. Seen a bunch of dealer stock PS that I could take home but the more I think about it I'd like to do something really unique.
    Sounds like a fantastic plan.
    Plank Owner

  7. #207
    Large Member Kine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Koastin
    Posts
    388
    Quote Originally Posted by HighGain510 View Post
    If my DGT weren't so fuggin' amazing, I'd be looking to spec out a PS version! Thinking if things settle down next year, I might be taking my first trip to the library to spec out a PS, just trying to figure out what specs to go with. Seen a bunch of dealer stock PS that I could take home but the more I think about it I'd like to do something really unique.
    I think this is the best part of PS: The ability to bring forth your unique vision of the perfect guitar!

    I've seen really good dealer PS's as well and I can see how if you've seen your dream guitar there to scoop it from them. Regardless, they sure are a good point of inspiration and reference if/when you decide to spec out a PS. All the details are so amazing!

    I definitely hear ya on the DGT though! I love playing mine!

    However, I'm seriously jonesin for a PS of my own!
    Last edited by Kine; 06-15-2013 at 10:36 AM.

  8. #208
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by HighGain510 View Post
    Not sure how I missed this thread! My contribution, PS # 2815 - Singlecut Hollowbody Spruce (sprayed in DGT Nitro )

    Bearclaw spruce top:










    Flamed maple back:











    Mahogany sides:






    Flamed mahogany neck:






    Ebony fretboard and headstock overlay with 14K Gold bird surrounds and pearl bird interiors and purfling:
















    She's one sexy beast!

    WOW!! That is one of nicest PSs I have seen for sure. 4 Base hit. Total class front and back. The color is perfect.

  9. #209
    HighGain510 and Yankee Bulldog, those guitars are amazing. Just...wow.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
    -- Homer J. Simpson

  10. #210
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I am thinking semi-hollow tremolo
    With the thicker artist III series semi hollow body.


  11. #211
    Senior Member jfb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    O'Fallon, MO
    Posts
    4,831
    Quote Originally Posted by Tag View Post
    With the thicker artist III series semi hollow body.

    With or without an F-Hole...any opinions?
    Plank Owner

  12. #212
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    With or without an F-Hole...any opinions?


    Both! I have 2 of each! VERY GOOD VERY GOOD!!

    Last edited by Tag; 06-15-2013 at 04:07 PM.

  13. #213
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    With or without an F-Hole...any opinions?

    Now for the serious answer. The F hole simply makes it jazzier sounding. Oddly, you hear the fundamental note in the middle, and then the hollowness around it. Without the F hole, you dont have that fundamental, so its a little fatter sounding, but not quite as clear or articulate. I love both equally. For a non jazzer, I say no F hole, but there are many rockers who love it, so its a hard call. You know what? If its your first one, go without the F hole. If you totally love it like I am sure you will, get another later on with the hole.

  14. #214
    Senior Member veinbuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    GTA, or PA, or vacation
    Posts
    2,085
    Quote Originally Posted by TGSCAN View Post
    loosing marbles daily... must resist .... must buy.... must resist....

    I totally forgot about this one when I stopped by.

  15. #215
    Senior Member veinbuster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    GTA, or PA, or vacation
    Posts
    2,085
    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    With or without an F-Hole...any opinions?
    I would totally get the f-hole. It looks brilliant, and in my mind without it, it is just weight relieved.

  16. #216
    Senior Member jfb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    O'Fallon, MO
    Posts
    4,831
    Quote Originally Posted by Tag View Post
    Now for the serious answer. The F hole simply makes it jazzier sounding. Oddly, you hear the fundamental note in the middle, and then the hollowness around it. Without the F hole, you dont have that fundamental, so its a little fatter sounding, but not quite as clear or articulate. I love both equally. For a non jazzer, I say no F hole, but there are many rockers who love it, so its a hard call. You know what? If its your first one, go without the F hole. If you totally love it like I am sure you will, get another later on with the hole.
    Thanks for the description.

    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    I totally forgot about this one when I stopped by.
    I'm surprised it wasn't the reason for the trip.

    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    I would totally get the f-hole. It looks brilliant, and in my mind without it, it is just weight relieved.
    I am leaning towards the F-Hole. I wonder if I can get the inside stained so it doesn't look like raw maple when looking inside the cavity.
    Plank Owner

  17. #217
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    I would totally get the f-hole. It looks brilliant, and in my mind without it, it is just weight relieved.
    There are both chambered and semi hollow models, and both are specifically designed. Neither was for weight relief from everything I have heard. For starters, both have thicker bodies than their solid body equivalents . The chambered is about 1/4" thicker than solid, and semi hollow about 1/2" thicker. Oddly, the production CU22 semi hollow LTD with the F hole is the normal thickness of a Cu22. (KILLER guitar, but does not have the same bigness of tone as the thicker bodied Artist models. I have them all right here.) The Artist series offered the chambered and semi hollow bodies as options, and very few were made. IMO, they are still the finest sounding guitars PRS has ever made, although changing the Artist pups to 57/08s or Dragon 2s would improve them even more. Now that being said, I agree the F hole looks SUPER cool, and it does change the tone. But dont get it just because it looks good if you are a player. They sound quite different, and you want to get the one that sounds better to you!

  18. #218
    Senior Member jfb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    O'Fallon, MO
    Posts
    4,831
    The thicker bodies of the Artist 3 chambered and sem-hollow intrigue me. Off to find one of each to try. Wish me luck.
    Plank Owner

  19. #219
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by Tag View Post
    There are both chambered and semi hollow models, and both are specifically designed. Neither was for weight relief from everything I have heard. For starters, both have thicker bodies than their solid body equivalents . The chambered is about 1/4" thicker than solid, and semi hollow about 1/2" thicker. Oddly, the production CU22 semi hollow LTD with the F hole is the normal thickness of a Cu22. (KILLER guitar, but does not have the same bigness of tone as the thicker bodied Artist models. I have them all right here.) The Artist series offered the chambered and semi hollow bodies as options, and very few were made. IMO, they are still the finest sounding guitars PRS has ever made, although changing the Artist pups to 57/08s or Dragon 2s would improve them even more. Now that being said, I agree the F hole looks SUPER cool, and it does change the tone. But dont get it just because it looks good if you are a player. They sound quite different, and you want to get the one that sounds better to you!

    One more point on this. Back on the original birds and moons, there were Xrays of both chambered and semi hollow guitars. Both were semi hollow, but the "semi hollow" had something like one additional small area hollowed out. That leaves the additional 1/4" body thickness as the main difference. I went through all of this in detail with PRS back when I ordered my first PS. I had no idea (and neither did most on B&M) at that time that there even was a "chambered" model. The same guitars were called both. It was not until my first PS came in, and I saw the body was thinner than my Artist 3 semi hollow that I found all this out. By sheer chance I ordered a "chambered" instead of "semi hollow" artist 3 because I used both terms interchangeably. If I ordered an hour later, I may have stated 'semi hollow", its just what my brain was thinking at that particular moment as to which term I used. Anyway, when I looked at the guitar and held it next to my production artist 3, I saw the thinner body and thought they sent me a solid body by mistake. My dealer called PRS, and they informed them on the spot of both varieties, and I had speced "chambered". They told us to hold it side by side with a solid bodied one, and we did. Sure enough, it was thicker than the solidbody, but thinner than the semi hollow I had really wanted. Remember I had waited 2.5 years for the guitar!!!! This is when i found out how cool PRS was. It was my mistake, and they STILL offered to make me another guitar if I was not 100% happy. they told me to play it side by side with my production artist 3, and see what i thought, which I sat down and did. That particular artist 3 was the best sounding of all the artist 3s I had owned (many), and it sounded every bit as good. On top of that, look at that top!!! No need to build me another one!!!

  20. #220
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    446
    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    The thicker bodies of the Artist 3 chambered and sem-hollow intrigue me. Off to find one of each to try. Wish me luck.

    It took me years to find them. Especially with trems. That makes all the difference. By the way, "Markie" has one of my old ones, and its a KILLER, even with a WT neck. Oh yea, and I have never even seen a chambered one other than the one I own. I never knew they existed until PRS told me they did, and had me hold up my guitar next to a solid one. I have all three types now. The solid thickness CU22 semi hollow LTD, my first PS which is thicker and "Chambered", and my 2 semi hollows which are thicker yet. LOVE these guitars! Why PRS does not offer the option for them is a huge mystery to me. My second one (sky blue, F hole, Indian Rosewood neck) is the smoothest guitar in overdrive I have ever owned. Smoother than my old Fender Robben Ford Ultra Sprce, and that guitar was SMOOOOOOTH.
    Last edited by Tag; 06-15-2013 at 06:30 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •