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Hey guys. Ok so heres the story on this guitar. Recently I was contacted by Rascal Flatts (I know you guys hate country) to do a run of "patriotic" red, white & blue themed guitars for them. I brain stormed & brain stormed...I didn't want to do your "typical" red, white & blue guitar...you know, the ones you see with the standard flag painted on the front...I wanted to come up with something really really unique, something custom, something original, something that flowed with the body lines of the guitars, something radical, but something thats also not over done, and lastly something that wouldn't be easily duplicated by your avg individual/painter. I just finished the PRS today, earlier in the month I did 2 Les Pauls & a Fender Jazz Bass, but they had different paint schemes than this one.

After thinking for about a week, and tossing around different ideas, heres what I came up with. I thought you guys may enjoy seeing some guitar porn :)



 

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Not all of us "hate" country. I prefer "older" country versus the current stuff for the most part, but some newer stuff is OK.

That is a great paint job! I think this version will get more attention than if you would have simply painted a flag on it.
 

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Great paint job, but its blasphmy to do it on a prs.
Thanks! But I'm not sure I understand....custom paint jobs should not be done on nice guitars such as PRS's? It wasn't like the guitar had a nice top, it was just a solid color to begin with. So what about Les Paul's (like Zakk Wyldes bullseye for example)....since their just as expensive as a PRS is it wrong to custom paint those too?

Not trying to be confertational at all, just trying to understand that point of view. I see artists all the time with custom paint jobs on their high end guitars. This guitar is way cooler now than just your avg solid white PRS (which they probably made 1000's of). It's all about being unique & having something different than everyone else's guitar.
 

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Thanks! But I'm not sure I understand....custom paint jobs should not be done on nice guitars such as PRS's? It wasn't like the guitar had a nice top, it was just a solid color to begin with. So what about Les Paul's (like Zakk Wyldes bullseye for example)....since their just as expensive as a PRS is it wrong to custom paint those too?

Not trying to be confertational at all, just trying to understand that point of view. I see artists all the time with custom paint jobs on their high end guitars. This guitar is way cooler now than just your avg solid white PRS (which they probably made 1000's of). It's all about being unique & having something different than everyone else's guitar.
I think he was thinking you were painting over a 10-top or something.
 

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Not all PRS's have fancy tops, he just said it was blasphemy to do it on a PRS. This guitar was a vintage white color.

But if a guitar has a fancy top I agree painting over it would be a shame.
You cant expect hateweasel to put what he means to text particularly succinctly, although hes come a VERY long way :lol:

Not my style, but as always looks immaculately done.
 

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I agree, I really like old outlaw country. I like new country if it's got good guitar picking in it like some of Brad Paisley stuff for example.
Can't forget dudes like Clint Black, Vince Gill, Roy Clark, Jerry Reed and Marty Stuart to name a few. Phenomenal players. :agreed:

Cool little Marty Stuart story... A while back I was working a Marty Stuart show. I was eyeballing the famous Parsons/White tele that he owns. I heard this voice behind me say "Go ahead and check it out, son." I turn around and it was Marty. Pretty badass. So of course I whipped out my best George Lynch impression on it. :lol:
 

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I agree, I really like old outlaw country. I like new country if it's got good guitar picking in it like some of Brad Paisley stuff for example.
I grew up on a steady diet of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash, and about the only modern guys I'll bother with are Shooter Jennings and Ryan Adams.

Not something I'd personally play, but awesome work.
 
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