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Old 01-14-2012, 05:04 PM
Jeremy A Jeremy A is offline
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PRS Custom 24 vs PRS DGT

Really interested in getting a PRS guitar. I've been looking at their guitars and these two have stood out. Both look very versatile. Which is better and/or what's the difference?
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:49 PM
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Hard to compare 22 fretters to 24 fretters. They BOTH do their objectives well! The DGT is more "Vintage" LP/Tele/Strat/ all in one guitar. The CU24 is more "Modern" voiced and excels @ more high gain alternative tunings.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:53 PM
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no comparison imo, which is for you is subjective (see above) ... the DGT is IT IMO for a PRS, the CU24 has no attraction for me. ymmv.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:57 PM
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Thanks guys. From what you said the DGT is much more appealing to me.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:21 PM
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I think the neck carve and fret size are totally different, so you probably need to get your hands on both to see which is more comfortable for you.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:57 PM
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Hard to compare 22 fretters to 24 fretters. They BOTH do their objectives well! The DGT is more "Vintage" LP/Tele/Strat/ all in one guitar. The CU24 is more "Modern" voiced and excels @ more high gain alternative tunings.
+1 What he said
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:33 PM
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no comparison imo, which is for you is subjective (see above) ... the DGT is IT IMO for a PRS, the CU24 has no attraction for me. ymmv.
That's your opinion..... but for me the CU24 sounds more articulate and plays quicker and smoother. The DGT has a throwback feel and sound. The only thing I prefer on the DGT is the pickups. Otherwise, I'd take the CU24 first. Would love a DGT as a second PRS though.

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Hard to compare 22 fretters to 24 fretters. They BOTH do their objectives well! The DGT is more "Vintage" LP/Tele/Strat/ all in one guitar. The CU24 is more "Modern" voiced and excels @ more high gain alternative tunings.
I don't agree with much of this either, except the DGT covers vintage and the CU is more modern. The Custom gets an amazing strat tone in the 2 and 4 (split) positions. I can get very close to a LP as well. It's just more articulate whereas the DGT is a bit smoother. The CU24 can get closer in tone to my Historic Gibson RO. Maybe the DGT can get closer to the R4 (or other p90 LPs)

Really you need to A/B side by side.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:06 PM
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I'm thinking of trying to bond again with a PRS. Are there any pickups that sound uniquely PRS?
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:47 PM
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After listening to more demos and doing some research, I think the DGT is more for me. I love its smooth vintage tone and of course its color. My main problem: I don't know what color I like best on the DGT!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:15 AM
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DGT =

Humbucker & single coil versatility
IMHO a wonderful neck profile
Volume control for each pickup / blending for more options
Longer scale length for better note definition
Great feeling V12 finish

....all around great guitar!
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:13 PM
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So I was looking on the PRS website and The DGT Goldtop looks sort of "light gold" while a McCarty 58 Goldtop looked like a "dark gold" which I liked better. They have different color goldtops or is that just because of my computer?
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:24 PM
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DGT... Understated Perfection!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-15-2012, 02:03 PM
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Sweet thanks for the pic!
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:19 PM
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I like the DGT much better.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:39 PM
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As someone who owns both, I would say that the 24 is a much more versatile guitar. Working the tone knob can get the 59/09's into DGT territory. Also the control layout on the 24 is more gig friendly for me. The pull pot on the Grissom always gets stuck down during a show and my sweaty fingers can't work it well. The DGT neck however is literally perfect while the Patt Reg neck on the CU24 is just almost perfect. Both are stellar though and the only way to know for sure is to get your hands on both and make a decision from there.
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