View Poll Results: Would you send your guitar to PTC Europe?

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Thread: Petition for "PTC Europe"

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    Senior Member Jazzedout's Avatar
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    Petition for "PTC Europe"

    How many of you would like to see "PTC Europe" happening?
    With the logistics and cost of shipping guitars to the factory being somewhat prohibitive or not even possible (i.e. brw in guitars) who would like to have a PTC Europe for things like:
    -Broken necks/headstocks
    -Finish repairs
    -Complete refinshes
    -Refrets
    -Floyd routes
    -Electronics customization
    -Rosewood treatments etc...

    I created a little poll for this.
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    Pioneer Of The SCF juka's Avatar
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    I voted with "Yes" although I have mixed feelings about this from my own recent PTC experience:

    - On the one hand as PRS insists on Fedex as their (international) logistics partner, shipping a guitar from Europe to Maryland and back is an absolute nightmare and I wouldn't do it again. Never ever! Don't get me wrong, Skitchy really did magic and Shawn and Dave really tried to support where ever they could. The nightmare was totally on the logistic side, but as you cannot get one without the other, no PTC magic for my other two PRS.

    - On the other hand, as long as they don't find a way to clone Skitchy, I don't see an European branch of the PTC coming. Three so-called master luthiers here in Germany failed miserably on my PRS before I sent it to the PTC and all three are very well known internationally and claim to have worked "for the stars". Again, don't get me wrong, but even if someone can do a pro-level service on a Fender or a Gibson and maybe builts quite good Fender-Copies on his own, that doesn't mean he's good at servicing PRS, too. PRS seem to be totally different animals ;-)

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    Two of my guitars have been on the care package that Headline (PRS Europe) offered. First year they got shipped back, but since then I've all taken to driving them to Cambridge. Always had an excellent service from Mat & Nick – both excellent guys.
    It would be good to have a PTC centre in England as there are a couple of things I like to have done, it would be totally cost prohibitive to send them back to Maryland.
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    I thought that more people would be interested in this...
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    I'd be interested in a STC Europe.... preferably in the south of France...On a beach.

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    Who would be crazy enough to not want this as an option and vote no!??!?
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    Hell yeah for PRS invasion to Europe in general (see the Headline situation). Though because it's gonna be in the UK, I have to settle with my local guy.
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    Hell yeah, that would be a cool option to have for us Europeans - especially for some of the wackier mods one could come up with (or BIG repairs)... let's make it happen!!

    (PS: first post here, so, hi guys!)

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    I'm all for it - and hopefully I'll have the dough to spend at PTC Europe by the time they get started
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    Bumping for ultimate justice!

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    Senior Member Jazzedout's Avatar
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    Hope we can have a PTC Europe in 2014! Happy new year everyone!
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    Interesting question... i voted yes. I really like the Sergio's idea of a PTC centre on a beach in France...

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    i voted yes, but i doubt it will ever happen.
    they are not able to realize a website though.
    so i continue fixing my stuff myself.
    it was also a stupid idea to centralize all to one european distributor.
    (at least for the customers)
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    Senior Member Jazzedout's Avatar
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    I setup all my guitars myself too, but I would not attempt a refret or a floyd route by myself.
    Having a centralized european distributor makes it easier IMHO to have a european PTC at their location...
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    Senior Member Proxmax's Avatar
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    as you are in greece and me in germany we wouldn't have a benefit from a PTC
    located in UK.
    there they will not have the PRS luthiers from maryland, just any luthiers
    that you have in your country as well.
    i don't see any need to ship the guitar to a foreign country then.
    when you see their talents as distributor you can easily imagine the quality of a PTC EU.
    support your local...
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    There's a way to get around the high fees. If anyone knows(and trusts)a U.S.serviceman, the guitar can be shipped through military channels then proceed through the civilian counterpart.

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    A big yes from me!

    I'm sure Shawn talked about it as a maybe last year but I don't know if it's on the back burner or dropped as an idea. I did fret (excuse the pun) for a while with the idea of sending my Bernie off but I couldn't justify the cost. The only issue is that a Euro PTC probably wouldn't do all the things I want doing to my Bernie.
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