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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?
    2Tek'd to the MAX

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    This thread is absolutely fantastic! This is real-deal luthiery, beyond first-class!

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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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    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 07:06 PM.

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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......

    Last edited by themike; 06-12-2012 at 01:10 PM.
    Paul Reed Smith 7 - S t r i n g A c t i v i s t | Fueled by P T C

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    And no, that guitar was NOT a 10 top. Just a regular, production guitar
    Paul Reed Smith 7 - S t r i n g A c t i v i s t | Fueled by P T C

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    I wish all blue guitars looked like that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I wish all blue guitars looked like that one.
    PTC knocked it out of the park. We did a lot of cool stuff on it including the piezo system, Bareknucle Pickups (Aftermaths), and also the charcoal binding. PRS must have gotten plenty of calls becuase about 2 months later there were a couple of production models that implimented the finish concepts from our guitar The color originally was created by Private Stock. Emil's modern eagle, a single cut and also a 513 were the original models with this finish.
    Paul Reed Smith 7 - S t r i n g A c t i v i s t | Fueled by P T C

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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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    C-L-E-A-N!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Midi installation

    One Life

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    I would kill to work for PRS especially the PTC department. I think I would be excited to go to work everyday

    that is such a clean conversion!

    I keep thinking about sending my ce24 over to get a new fretboard with birds, I think carriage would come to a small fortune thats all that puts me off

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowro View Post
    I would kill to work for PRS especially the PTC department. I think I would be excited to go to work everyday

    that is such a clean conversion!

    I keep thinking about sending my ce24 over to get a new fretboard with birds, I think carriage would come to a small fortune thats all that puts me off
    Lets not forget the fact that you're halfway around the world from the Factory hahahah
    Paul Reed Smith 7 - S t r i n g A c t i v i s t | Fueled by P T C

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    Would we expect less? The best in the biz!
    Sh*tter's full

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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    Lets not forget the fact that you're halfway around the world from the Factory hahahah
    A minor issue

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    Great work!!!

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