I’m a big fan of PRS guitars, and over the last few months they have released several videos on Periscope where they pick out the woods and design a private stock guitar, guided by voting from the live Periscope users. One of the regular types of post on this site will be interesting videos that I’ve found on YouTube, whether old or new, and I’m kicking that off by linking to all of these Periscope wood selection videos so far.
I found these videos fascinating, to see the private stock wood library and the actual pieces of wood that they turn into beautiful and incredibly expensive guitars!
The original (unfortunately they committed the cardinal sin of holding the phone upright rather than on its side). This is a Custom 24, and right now it’s actually up for sale secondhand at World Guitars for £7995. More pictures can be found on the PRS Guitars blog entry about this guitar.
Number two, a semi-hollow McCarty – again, they made a blog entry for this one:
Number Three – this one is a Paul’s Guitar:
An interesting nugget of information from this video: most curly Maple trees don’t grow big enough to make one-piece tops.
Numbers 4 & 5 – they started to do them two at a time. Interestingly, they show the finished second Periscope guitar at the start, and a fine instrument it looks too! Here they did two Tremonti guitars.
Six and seven were done together again. Fortunately, by now they’d figured out how to hold the camera the right way up!
And the latest one was eight and nine:
I’ll try to keep an eye out for more pictures of the finished guitars – some of them probably haven’t been finished yet, and PRS has only blogged about the first two, as I linked above.
Enjoy these videos!