This has been in development for a very long time. My idea was to take the best features of my personal favorite guitars and combine them into one. With the help of Jodoin Guitars doing the amazing woodworking job and contouring/body shaping this really turned out exceptionally. The most obvious is the body shape that was inspired by the petrucci model. It’s definitely not the exact same shape to accommodate a vintage scale, only 21 frets, pickguard and a bolt on neck, switch location, etc but it’s curves are very similar. You’ll also notice a deviation from the petrucci are the inside horn carves . There’s a recessed area for comfortable playing but it’s less like a PRS and more like an old SG. There’s more meat around the neck pocket than the majesty to support the bolt on flame maple and black ebony neck. Which is part of the look we wanted. The etched shield design was turned into the pickguard itself. Thick black plexi material that Gilmour sports on his black strat. The chrome pickup covers were inspired by Brian May’s (queen guitarist) red special. Pickups are also a mix. Seymour Duncan ssl5 bridge pickup for Gilmour tones, clone pickup in the middle for vintage 60’s jangle and a custom wound by MJ Seymour Duncan neck pickup designed to sound like a vintage neck pickup but louder to keep up with the powerful ssl5 bridge. Very SRV sounding. Electronics are petty pretty straight forward. 250k cts pots, traditional 5 way switch, Black1 wiring and a .022uf poly cap for the middle and bridge pickups and a separate .047uf ceramic cap for the neck to tame a little high end. The neck is insane. Stunning cut of quarter sawn 5A flame maple and jet black ebony. The neck also sports a new 3×3 headstock design. Higher end PRS models have a very similar look. They stain those flame necks black and sand them back before they spray them to make the flame pop like crazy. It really suits the look! The hardware is chrome vs the regular nickel look for a more modern shine. Graphtech has new tuners called ratio tuners and we installed pearloid buttons. Best tuners on the market imo. I wanted a vintage tremolo but it didn’t fit the look. This wilkinson tremolo is vintage inspired with more comfort in mind and is retrofitted with graphtech graphite saddles. The finish is the same color of my 1995 mustang I had in high school. Ultraviolet pearl. In warm light its a royal purple and in cooler light its a royal blue. It’s a metallic pearl lacquer that consists of red, blue and silver flake. So depending on the light it’ll look different. A nightmare for digital cameras! Specs not mentioned above: -2 piece old growth premium white alder body -9.5 neck radius, 6105 frets, pearl dots, 1.65 nut width, imitation bone nut, chunky c shape neck -nitrocellulose lacquer finish on neck -multi layer paint -wood -black nitro lacquer -mirror chrome -primer nitro lacquer -ultraviolet pearl lacquer -gloss nitro lacquer clear coat
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