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« Reply #9 on: Apr 10th, 2010, 3:01pm »

i'm not looking to have it done from scratch; it's modifying this one that i'm considering. as for 'murdering', yes it's been considered, too (along with the negative resale value). this isn't an 'early' mccarty; in fact, it's a 2005 20th anniversary (you can barely see the relief logo on the truss rod cover) that was bought new just last year. so there's some bareknuckle fans around here, huh?
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 10th, 2010, 3:04pm »

on Apr 10th, 2010, 3:01pm, guccieng wrote:
i'm not looking to have it done from scratch; it's modifying this one that i'm considering. as for 'murdering', yes it's been considered, too (along with the negative resale value). this isn't an 'early' mccarty; in fact, it's a 2005 20th anniversary (you can barely see the relief logo on the truss rod cover) that was bought new just last year. so there's some bareknuckle fans around here, huh?


i say murdering tongue in cheek smiley

ah well if its a 2005 go for it, and yup, i am a BKP fan, got a set in my mcarty oddly enough
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« Reply #11 on: Apr 11th, 2010, 4:00pm »

on Apr 10th, 2010, 2:48pm, tekbow wrote:
no no thats fair enough mate, thats why i have three guitars and counting, they all do different specific things, im not a fan of one particular kind of music or having a do it all guitar because i dont think one guitsr can.

my strat with texas specials is getting a hell of a lot of hendrixy/SRV play atm


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on Apr 10th, 2010, 3:01pm, guccieng wrote:
i'm not looking to have it done from scratch; it's modifying this one that i'm considering. as for 'murdering', yes it's been considered, too (along with the negative resale value). this isn't an 'early' mccarty; in fact, it's a 2005 20th anniversary (you can barely see the relief logo on the truss rod cover) that was bought new just last year. so there's some bareknuckle fans around here, huh?


Bareknuckles are indeed awesome.
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 13th, 2010, 6:08pm »

I'm sure you know... but there are lots of actual guitar builders out there. Could build you what ever you want.

She looks good as is.

Those mods will ruin any resale should that day come. A custom build will hold.

I'm always messin whith stuff too. Ruined plenty of guitars and amps.

My 2 cents, look long and hard at custom luthers.
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« Reply #13 on: Apr 18th, 2010, 8:48pm »

Cool concept. I would say leave well enough alone, though- that's a lot of cash up on top- if she doesn't end up sounding like you hope though- esp. after 500 dollar X 2 or 3 modifications- that would be very disappointing.

I set up a guitar for slide once- thought I would never sell it. Fast forward 7 years and it is gone- original nut was trashed so needed to get new one. See a lot of custom.one-off guitars for sale on ebay and forums- it's sad.
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« Reply #14 on: Apr 18th, 2010, 9:25pm »

i hear ya. i value the feel of the guitar over the sound; the sound i can change, but the feel is what it is, and it's gonna take money to get it. i'm still undecided, but the cheesy ms paint up there still makes my mouth water... oh yeah, imagine indian rosewood pickup rings, knobs and switch tip...
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« Reply #15 on: May 17th, 2010, 8:37pm »

update: going to sell the prs. i just got a hunk of east indian rosewood from gilmer in oregon and carvin just agreed to make me a one-off ct4m similar to the one i have with the neck wood i will supply! all for $1350 out the door (plus $105 for the neck blank)! lets see prs do that...
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« Reply #16 on: May 18th, 2010, 03:56am »

excellent, congrats man grin
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« Reply #17 on: May 18th, 2010, 12:25pm »

Cool, that's awesome!
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« Reply #18 on: May 20th, 2010, 7:11pm »

got the wood! even the cat approves; check this out:

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« Reply #19 on: May 20th, 2010, 8:28pm »

thats a gorgeous piece of rosewood
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« Reply #20 on: May 23rd, 2010, 10:25am »

the prs is gone! guitar center gave me $1750 for it. i then walked out with this (brand new gibson les paul traditional pro):


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« Reply #21 on: May 25th, 2010, 5:52pm »

There are white McCartys out there. They did a special run of cu22s and SCs and McCartys. It's just finding them.

I would look into Thorn, McNaught, PWE, Grosh, Suhr, Tyler, Huber, Schroeder, Tom Anderson, etc. long before I modded that. Most of these builders will build what you want, if they don't already have it.

Do you want the PRS scale? Some of the above do 25". Why change frets, pups, paint, bridge, etc. Necks are easy to match. String thru is also something some of the above builders would do. Add up your mods and the original cost and I don't think it's a good value compared to a custom from one of the above.


Check out these:

http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=723524&highlight=white

But if you can get exactly what you want, and want those birds on the neck then it would be worth it for you.
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« Reply #22 on: May 25th, 2010, 10:07pm »

on May 23rd, 2010, 10:25am, guccieng wrote:
the prs is gone! guitar center gave me $1750 for it. i then walked out with this (brand new gibson les paul traditional pro):


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Now you're talkin'! wink Now I'll see ya on the MLP forum as well?
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« Reply #23 on: May 25th, 2010, 10:18pm »

Man, I never even saw some of these post. So, disregard what I said. LOL


Sweet LP, and even sweet wood. That Carvin will smoke. Post pics when done.
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