NGD (again) My First PRS

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  1. JPsuff

    JPsuff Satisfaction is complacency

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    I think I really have a sickness and I suppose I should seek help. :confused:


    But not just yet. ;)

    My latest acquisition should arrive tomorrow and it will be my first PRS!

    It's a "SE Paul's Guitar" and I like it because it has some neat features that, to me, make it more than a "typical" PRS.

    • Mahogany body with a REAL maple cap (only the "pretty part" is a veneer).
    • A compensated Bridge/Tailpiece with brass inserts for saddles (a unique feature).
    • Synthetic Bronze Blend Nut
    • Abalone "Birds" on the fretboard.
    • Coil tapping via Micro Switches along with your basic Three-way switch for pickup selection.

    It"s got a nice clean and functional look to it and I love the Amber color!
    It's a Demo (one of five) and this one had (to me) the nicest bookmatching and after some back and forth emails with my man Taylor, he got me an after-tax price that was less than the demo price, so I'm happy with the deal.

    It has a "Wide-Fat" neck and I have no idea what that feels like but most everyone who comments on it say that it's a great neck and not a "baseball bat".

    Anyway, here's a few pics of the actual guitar from Sweetwater:

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  2. MikeR

    MikeR Guitar Challenged
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    Congrats! That's the guitar I was looking at (and I still am) before I got my CE24. Let us know how you like it.
     
  3. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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  4. Zzzen Dog

    Zzzen Dog Blues Newbie

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    That is a beautiful guitar!! I'm kinda digging the features of a "Paul" guitar, and I have to admit that I just like the look of the rounded off pickup rings. It's a cool look.
     
  5. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Puuurty! and welcome to the Club!
     
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  6. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    When I grow up, I want one:Beer:
     
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  7. Shodai

    Shodai Blues Junior

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    Beautiful guitar. I like the PRS SE guitars. I especially like that Paul takes a vested interest in the quality of those guitars, and didn't just slap his name on some imports for the sake of making money.

    Play it well, it's a piece of art!

    I think you'll find all the help you need right here! :sneaky:
     
  8. PapaRaptor

    PapaRaptor The Central Scrutinizer
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    Make up your mind. You can't do both!
     
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  9. JohnHurley

    JohnHurley Blues Junior

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    Its a fine looking guitar dude congrats!!!

    One PRS leads to another!!!
     
  10. tommytubetone

    tommytubetone New bottom feeder

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    Nice!! I pretty much alternate between my SE Custom 22 and my American Strat. You'll like it!
     
  11. RussellC

    RussellC Blues Newbie

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    Hey John, that's is a really nice looking guitar. Sickness? no way dude you rock!
     
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  12. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    I haven't had a good out loud laugh in a while.............I did just now:ROFLMAO:
     
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  13. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    Hey congrats on finding a great deal on what is no doubt a great guitar... Have fun with it.
     
  14. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    HHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA New year , New GaS
     
  15. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Very nice! Congrats!
     
  16. Elwood

    Elwood mushin

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    What a beauty! Hope it's everything you want in that guitar!:thumbup:
     
  17. Randy S

    Randy S Blues Newbie

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    I had been looking hard at the "Paul's Guitar" also but now they are coming out with an S2 McCarty model that has me rethinking, even though the S2 is considerably more expensive. If they keep coming out with new models maybe I can procrastinate forever. I really don't need any more guitars.
     
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  18. CapnDenny1

    CapnDenny1 Student Of The Blues

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    Love your choice.

    Wide fat is pretty much the standard neck shape. Pretty close to a Fender. The Les Paul I had was a lot thicker than either of my PRS guitars.

    Enjoy!
     
  19. JPsuff

    JPsuff Satisfaction is complacency

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    GASP!!! :sick:
     
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  20. JPsuff

    JPsuff Satisfaction is complacency

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    Good to know.
    If it's like a Fender then I'm fine.