My Shamray PRS clone

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  1. possumkiller

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    So yeah I wanted a Private Stock Singlecut but I didnt feel like shelling out 10 grand. This is my first Shamray and since Im hearing a lot of you guys are mixed about them I will let you all know how it turns out :)

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    6-STRING SET-NECK CUSTOM GUITAR
    Construction Method : PRS-SC-style body, set neck + carved top
    Material for neck : Instrument grade Curly or Quilt figured maple
    Neck features : one piece quartersawn (like PRS)
    Neck Shape : OVAL Medium *C*-shape (like most modern Fenders and Gibsons)
    Neck Profile : 1960 Slim-Taper (20mm@1st, and 23mm@12th)
    Material for fretboard : Macassar Ebony
    Fretboard radius : 10 inch (254 mm)
    Fretwire : Sintoms 280140 - *6100* (medium tall, AKA *Jumbo*)
    Number of Frets : 22
    Nut : Buffalo horn (dark color)
    Nut Width : 43 mm (standard for 6-string)
    Fret markers : pearl *birds*
    Fretboard binding : unbound fretboard
    Headstock Binding : No headstock binding
    Truss rod cover : Instrument grade flame maple (matching top finish)
    Side markers : white Mother of Pearl dots
    Logo : Custom pearl headstock inlay (PRS eagle) with outline artwork
    Body wood : Mahogany (medium weight)
    Top wood : Instrument grade flame maple (wide flames) top budget
    Back wood : No decorative back
    Body binding : 1- layer *faux-binding* on top (dyed maple tops only)
    Finish : Dyed color transparent (for figured maple) acrylic lacquer *TIGER EYE*
    Headstock Overlay : Instrument grade flame maple (matching top finish, burst edges)
    Tone Chambers : no tone chambers (solidbody)
    Scale Length : 25.00 inches (*PRS or Martin Scale*)
    Strings : Ernie Ball round-wound (.010 - .046)
    Machine heads : Customer-supplied (Gold locking w/ ebony buttons)
    String-tree : No string trees
    Neck Attachment : Not Applicable! (SET-NECK)
    Bridge : TonePros PRS-style wraparound with locking studs (Gold)
    Strap buttons : straplocks (2 pieces) Gold Schaller
    Pickguard : No pickguard
    Chrome panel : No chrome panel
    Neck pickup : Chernishev - custom wound humbucker w/gold cover
    Middle pickup : none
    Bridge pickup : Chernishev - custom wound humbucker w/gold cover
    Pickup Bezels : Plastic bezel 2 pcs (cream)
    Toggle switch : DiMarzio (switchcraft) 3-pos. (gibson-style) — cream switch tip
    Output jack : Switchcraft mono jack
    Jack-plate : Customer-supplied gold anodized aluminum
    Potentiometers : CTS ( 500K) 4 pcs
    Pull-pots : no pull-pots
    Knobs : Customer-supplied (PRS 'Lampshade')
    Tone Capacitors : Ceramic, 2 pcs
    Control Cavity cover : flame maple, matching neck
    Battery box : No battery box
    9V battery : No battery
    Extra switches : No extra switches
    Active Preamp : none
    Active EQ : none
    Notes: : All hardware and mounting screws gold
    Notes: : See client photos for color example and details
    Notes: : Client will approve back-of-headstock artwork
    Extras! 3 : One-piece body upcharge (mahogany)
    Extras! 4 : *Pashin* special rounded fret ends treatment
    Extras! 5 : Back of neck dyed to match top (but with no burst)
    Blueprinting : none (entire guitar from standard templates)
    Wiring: : Neck V&T, Bridge V&T, 3 way toggle
    Tuning: : Tuning — Standard (E A D G B E )
    Control layout: : Usual PRS Singlecut placement, check client photo for wiring
     
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    Looks great so far! Can't wait to see it finished
     
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    lmao I've been thinking about doing the same thing, for the same reason!
     
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    That doesn't look like a very thick top. Is he planning on carving it?
     
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    BlindingLight7 Needs moar Gear.....

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    thats a smexy peice of PRS , hardee har har
     
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    Looks cool so far, but as Darren said that top looks to be 1/4" which is definitely not thick enough to do the PRS carves...
     
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    I just noticed that myself actually thanks for pointing that out. I will definitly bring it up to Michael.


    Actually nevermind. I looked at my other pics of it and the top was pretty thick when it first went on. I think maybe in these pics it has some initial carving done on the top.

    Actually yes it does. Look at the shadow of the ruler.
     
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    looks cool, but as said Darren top is way to thin to make it real archtop :)
     
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    If you read pk's response it looks like some of the carve is already done in that pic.

    Hmmm have to check out some single cut pics, as it occurs to me I was looking at that thinking of the carve on the double cut :lol:
     
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    It looks like the top has already been carved, as possumkiller pointed out. I think the other thing that's throwing it off for me is that the mahogany body is VERY thick... like Les Paul thick or more. PRSes are quite thin in comparison.
     
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    I noticed most Shamrays seem to start out (and usually remain) hella' thick. :agreed:
     
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    les paul thickiness with PRS styling, good call.

    looking forward to finished pics :D
     
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    This.

    :wavey:
     
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    I can't wait to see the finished product and hear your thoughts as i'd like to get Shamray to make me a PRS doublecut clone.:shred:
     
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    here are some more pics :)

    if you check PRSs specs the hardtail singlecuts are LP thickness and the tremolo ones are PRS doublecut thickness ;) except the Tremonti model.

    also look in the bridge pickup hole to see how thick the top is.
     
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    Very nice! Great piece of wood for the fretboard, too! Is this going to be a six or a seven?
     
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    Just a six. Actually Im going to pretend to be Opeth with it lol. The back of the headstock will be signed by the maker and have the Shamray logo only it will look like the writing on the back of a private stock headstock. And the serial number will be my sons birthday. Yeah I know the headstock isnt EXACTLY shaped like a PRS they could shave some off the top but to be honest I really dont mind at all.
     
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    The body getting ready for dyeing and the inlays being glued in.
     
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    same here man :yesway:
     

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