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A tour of the PRS factory in Indonesia

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by warrent, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. warrent

    warrent Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks.
     
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    That’s really neat. I toured the Gibson factory in Memphis. It’s really neat to see how the instruments we love get made.


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    Thanks, I enjoyed that!
     
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    Cheers, I enjoyed that too.
     
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    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

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    Popped up on my feed last night. When I saw the length I rolled my eyes, but turns out I was completely engrossed. Very cool video. I had an SE that didn’t really fit my musical needs, but was an exceptional player.
     
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    That video will come as a shock to some of the people on here who have maintained over the years that all Asian factories have terrible working conditions ....
     
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    Thanks, that was informative, seeing the types of work that go into making the instruments and the job breakdowns.

    I own a PRS SE II Soapbar MIK, bought used. Mahogany body and neck I believe, solid white finish, very light. All stock. While inexpensive, it's a fine instrument, plays and sounds good and fun to play, though the fretboard radius, and neck width, length and shape are very different than Fenders or Gibsons. Nice P90 snarl and the sound/feel of the wrap over stop tailpiece. Looks like this:

    big prs se soapbarDSCN9014.jpg
     
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    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    I know some professor in Beijing who works on some of the world's most advanced technology and he regards English industry as comical. It makes me chuckle when people on here say things like 'cheap Chinese metal'. They are probably typing it on a pc built there, to a nanoscale that would make a guitar manufacturer choke
     
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    I have a Phil Jones amp and I watched a video of his factory in China. I can honestly say, it's nicer than where I work in Canada. Here it is:

     
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    Good video, but the first 2:41 of it are completely skippable, unless you like corporate heritage rah-rah.
     
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    Ya that was very interesting! Want another one. Just picked up Custom 24 real nice player.
     
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