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    PTC Prowess

    Scotty B from the PTC recently knocked this one out of the park! The customer requested an ebony board and birds for his custom 22/12. Check out the progress pics

    Frets removed from original board and new board ready for installation


    Old board is removed


    New board is installed and radiused


    New frets too


    look at that fretwork!


    Completed product
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    Here is a recent refin we did for a customer. Was Gray Black, now Blue Matteo.

    Before


    After
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    That's awesome Mr. Nuthall!

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    Excellent work!

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    sweet!
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    Thanks guys!

    Here's a repair we did a while back. The headstock was broken and a bad repair was attempted by someone other than PRS. Many of the wood pieces were missing so we did some reconstructive surgery.


    How it arrived at the factory




    Glued up and ready for finish




    Ready to Rock

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    Awesome work y'all are doing Shawn. Top notch fo sho!!
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    That headstock repair is incredible. Amazing work! Bummer about having to lose the small logo though... what year is the guitar?
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    I spy a Skitchy mohawk in the refinish photos! haha Both jobs are amazing as usual.
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    Wow, you guys do some great work. God forbid anything happens to my PRS, I will send it your way immediately!

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    Excellent work....as always!
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    great thread!

    A real treat to see what the PTC can do!!!

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    Thanks guys!

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    Amazing work!

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    Great work Shawn and the team. How about you guys come over to the UK for a month every year and do all the PTC work that Europe wants doing? Or will I get that Ravens ring in my chops for asking again?
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    This thread is absolutely fantastic! This is real-deal luthiery, beyond first-class!

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    Some of you may remember this refin we did for The Mike. He documented it online a few months back, but it's so awesome it's worth sharing again.


    This started life as a nice looking Royal Blue Custom 22


    But ended up being an amazing Beast!


    Top detail


    Back detail
    Last edited by Shawn@PRS; 09-20-2012 at 08:06 PM.

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    And no, that guitar was NOT a 10 top. Just a regular, production guitar
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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    And no, that guitar was NOT a 10 top. Just a regular, production guitar
    It is a rocking piece of work whatever the original top was rated as.
    Brilliant.

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    Yes. PTC turned a beat up CU22 I had got with dreams of making it usuable, and turned it into a guitar that I couldn't even dream of. When I opened the case I was literally speechless for a few minutes. Shawn's photos are a little harsh on the color because of the ultraviolet lighting in the factory, but trust me when I say that I have never seen this kind of detail in a guitar finish before. From the seemless color blending, to the sandingout of the charcoal, to the verticle striations of the natural wood color. Photos do it 0 justice, but its my most prized possession and the leader of the pack out of my PRSi.









    You can't even tell but its loaded with a Graphtech Piezo system. The wiring and harnessing job Skitchy did was FLAWLESS. You can't see any wires or clues that its not just regular saddles. He also custom made a battery door to make changes easy!





    and lastly I leave you with my favorite photo. Its the back plate signed by everyone who worked on the guitar. Hours of details, and hard work done by a group of people I would consider personal friends. It's because of these guys and the passion they have that has won me over as a PRS player for life and made me realize that its not just a company......

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