Private Tour

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  1. otterhound

    otterhound New Member

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    As a part of the Mid-Atlantic Luthiers , I will be in Stevensville , Md on Thursday morning form a private tour at PRS .
    Hopefully , it will be interesting .
     
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    Lucky! Take some pictures.
     
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    PRS is now giving regular tours .
    There was a mixup , but I was able to take a tour with two other people .
    They asked that no pictures be taken once inside .
     
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    No pictures?!?! What kind of crap is that! :scratch:
    I guess you'll have to put a hidden GoPro in your ball cap or something:hmm:

    Seriously, you should ask them why. Can't be any worse than watching the tours of the Heritage factory on YouTube. That place looks terrible, filthy un-organized. So much extra junk around it looks like a safety hazard...just my opinion...

    Now I'm curious if they are trying to keep some special procedure under wraps. Like installing frets correctly or something...or doing amazing finish work...
     
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    Proprietary things was the basis .
    I found it interesting at how the production floor was truly a pair of parallel lines for the most part .
    Finishing area not so .
    The acoustic area upstairs was 1 guy with a few bending machines , vacuum presses , work bench .
    Not much to speak of .
    In all fairness , electrics are their bread and butter and they did start the acoustic thing at almost the exact time of the economic crap in 2008 . Just ill timing . I had heard some time ago that they simply weren't even building acoustics in Stevensville because of the timing .
    They do need to put more effort into it in order to have any chance of gaining any marketshare . It is risky to legitimately make a run at the acoustic market when they are as strong in the electric world . Most companies aren't capable of doing both well at the same time . I understand their reluctance to dive in with anything other than the imported line at this time .
    I would not call the place filthy by any means . Their wood production area is not as spotless as what you will see at Martin , but the finishing area , electronics and after finishing assembly/setup areas are quite clean .
    This is still a somewhat small company after all .
     
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    Was at Blues Creek Guitars today and John told me that they had 5 of his bending machines there .
    They sure did look familiar .
     

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