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PRS Employee Guitar build

 
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Cobe



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:56 am    Post subject: PRS Employee Guitar build Reply with quote

Anyone else seen this? A nice detailed looked at how a PRS is built from start to finish. Pretty interesting to see the various build steps (and what they use).

The thread with videos and pics: https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/shawns-15-year-employee-guitar-start-to-finish.26606/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, that's way too cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got to do something similar at Kauer Guitars a couple of years ago. Here's the ReRanch thread on that build, if you're curious.

Project Plaid Hammmer
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really cool!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started watching that PRS thread last night and all of a sudden it was almost 1 am. I still have half to go. I wonder how much a CNC machine like that costs. How many people does that place employ? It sure is impressive.

Still have the other one to watch.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really cool project Dave, it looks great!

I've heard CNC machines can easily run in the thousands (especially nice ones like in the PRS videos, plus all those bits...). A simple 3-axis CNC may be a bit cheaper.

Just found out there's one at the university where I work, with a little bit of training they'll let faculty use it for free. When I'm done with the current build I think I'll try it out. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BluesmanDave, That is a really nice step by step. We are almost neighbors. I am outside of Auburn.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had a chance to read through that topic yet, but I want to.

I was lucky enough to take a tour of the factory at Experience PRS some years back that included some local politicians, so instead of the usual employee, it was done by Jack Higginbotham, the CEO. Not only did we get alot more information that we normally would, I seem to recall he may have mentioned a cost of $100k for the CNC.

The factory is pretty amazing. I've been there for all of the Experience PRS events, and a couple of tours. BTW, I just found an article in 2013 that mentioned 230 employees.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ladyfinisher wrote:
BluesmanDave, That is a really nice step by step. We are almost neighbors. I am outside of Auburn.

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Hey, cool! Right up the road! You ought to come down and check out Doug's shop at some point if you haven't already. He's in the southeast end of Elk Grove, basically. I'd love to be there if that happens - I've had nothing but good experiences meeting other 'Ranchers. I've really loved the collaborations between you and Mr. Clevername - I bought a guitar from him a few years ago, and I've had the chance to visit him at home a couple times (and bought gear from him) - great guy, and enthusiastic too!
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