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    Anyone know what the inside gold parts of the birds on my Tremonti actually are?

    Hey folks, wondering if someone knows what the insides of the birds are on my 2012 Tremonti. I think its Paua Heart. Its gold with white outlines of birds. I'll post a pic below.
    Thanks ....Mike
    2010 Black cherry 10 Top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti Modded by PTC DGT frets/signed by PRS
    2012 FBJB 10 top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti
    2012 Tremonti CustomSE Grey/Black heavily modded, DGT frets and nut at PTC
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    There they are...I think they are very cool and don't see them often. Thanks in advance guys!
    2010 Black cherry 10 Top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti Modded by PTC DGT frets/signed by PRS
    2012 FBJB 10 top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti
    2012 Tremonti CustomSE Grey/Black heavily modded, DGT frets and nut at PTC
    2014 ARCHON

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    closer pic
    2010 Black cherry 10 Top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti Modded by PTC DGT frets/signed by PRS
    2012 FBJB 10 top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti
    2012 Tremonti CustomSE Grey/Black heavily modded, DGT frets and nut at PTC
    2014 ARCHON

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    All 2012 models have this. It is magical, mystery material. If I told you, I'd have to kill you.

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    LOL!!! C'mon man!!!
    2010 Black cherry 10 Top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti Modded by PTC DGT frets/signed by PRS
    2012 FBJB 10 top Tremonti-signed by Tremonti
    2012 Tremonti CustomSE Grey/Black heavily modded, DGT frets and nut at PTC
    2014 ARCHON

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    Corian, I believe. Some vocal people are not fond of them, but I like them just fine on my 2012 513.
    PRS/Thorn/Hamer USA ==> ENGL/Bogner/Marshall

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    They're 14k gold obviously.....

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    My understanding is the 'outside' of the birds is Corian, and the 'inside' is some composite material they found. I'm not crazy about them either, but no choice at the time.

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    I've seen them listing it as copper somewhere, but I might be wrong...since Paul's very obsessed with brass as having superior tonal properties, I can see why copper is a possible choice for him.

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    I believe it's a man made material that they conjured up, but not 100% sure. I like the looks of it on some certain finish colors, less on other colors. I'm still of the opinion that the original birds in either abalone or MOP look best across the board on all PRS colors. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    I believe it's a man made material that they conjured up, but not 100% sure. I like the looks of it on some certain finish colors, less on other colors. I'm still of the opinion that the original birds in either abalone or MOP look best across the board on all PRS colors. Just my opinion.
    +1, personally the old school birds are still the best, actually it was the plain jane birds that turned me on to PRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtuna26 View Post
    +1, personally the old school birds are still the best, actually it was the plain jane birds that turned me on to PRS.
    Same here. I love the old abalone birds!
    Last edited by RickO; 02-05-2014 at 08:40 PM.

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