04.09.09 PAUL STANLEY WASHBURN GUITARS
While chatting recently with Terry Atkins, Washburn's Custom Shop Director, I mentioned that I was looking for more PS5 guitars as soon as he could deliver... as the response has been AMAZING! He suggested sending 2 from the 2nd run - NOW. The second run was commissioned by BSG with Seymour Duncan 'Custom Shop' GOLD Plain Covered humbuckers!
So - yesterday, #1 of 8 and #5 of 8 arrived. #5 was on hold for my great Canadian friend and customer, Dave. And I have a feeling #1 won't make it past today. But we will see. Folks - these guitars are amazing!
Some quick history on the PS5 guitars. In 2007 and 2008 I worked with Paul and Washburn Owner, Rudy Schlacher on two runs of very high quality PS8500 Preacher guitars. 2 runs of 50 guitars. One black and one white. Numbered, custom - the whole deal. They came out extremely well and have been gobbled up by BSG customer base and the KISS Army quickly. While we were considering putting together a 3rd run of PS8500 Preachers, I became very dismayed at how truly exceptional Korean construction prices have continued to spiral - UPWARD. Drastically. The more I kept thinking about it - the more it made sense to go back to the drawing board.
Currently, I've commissioned many 'high-end' Paul Stanley USA Custom Shop Preachers - with amazing flame and quilt tops - high end appointments - just amazing, amazing guitars. These guitars fall under the PS9500BSG USA Custom Shop moniker and are not part of the Washburn Catalog. They are exclusive to BSG. However, the idea I had this round was to work hard with Terry Atkins and his crew to see if we could make a really top notch - organic - USA Custom Shop Preacher that would hit the street at around 2K USD. And I'm happy to say - the PS5 was born!
The PS5 is an oil finished guitar. No high gloss - just a true, vintage and organic fit, feel - and TONE! Got a tube amp? You would LOVE this guitar! We spec'd them out with mahogany bodies, mahogany carved tops, maple set in neck, ebony fretboard, large mother of pearl block inlay and the beautiful slender Preacher headstock ordained with the 'art deco' headstock inlay. Both initial run of 8 peices each are done in black hardware. Chrome covered Seymour pickups on run 1 and gold on run 2.
There is a custom 10" x 16" Certificate of Authenticity from Paul and myself. We also include a large vinyl Paul Stanley/Washburn/Boogie Street dealer banner as well as our BSG 'swag'.
Ok - enough of the 'sales' stuff. Below are some pics of the 2nd run PS5 guitars with Gold Plain Covered Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbuckers. We can be reached at www.BoogieStreet..com or by email at email@example.com or by phone at 412-716-3150 .
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