First PRS -- Honeymoon Underway!

sgt_steiner

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Hello Gear Pagers --

Been playing well over twenty years now, owned just about everything at one time or another... except a PRS. I dunno... I just never got the birds thing.

So I went into a local shop to check out the Jackson USA stuff (it pretty much sucked, IMHO) and switched gears completely on the salesman, asking about PRS. Played five of 'em, and obviously went a little crazy (ya think?) over this flamed orange Custom 24 --

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Having it set up professionally as we speak. Not totally mesmerized just yet -- the frets seem a little small to a lifelong Gibson SG man, and the neck (Standard carve) hasn't totally won me over -- but I must say, there's something ABOUT this axe I really like that I can't quite put a finger on.

It definitely looks great. And I really dig the PRS Tremolo -- first bar I've ever used with any regularity. I'm also a fan of the HFS bridge pickup -- some searing lead tones for sure. So I figured, what the hell, play it for a few weeks and get to know each other...

But I gotta admit -- something about seeing this guitar in the house always makes me want to go pick her up and plug in.

Hmmm... is this how PRS fever starts? ;)

By the way -- I still don't get the birds.
 

noctilux1

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Congratulations on your new, PRS. Great color choice. I was never into PRS's either, except for a satin finish, deep body archtop that I played years ago. It took me about six years to find another one. I now have that satin finish beauty. It is a wonderful guitar. It really fills a void in my guitar arsenalIt was worth the wait. And, it has moons.
 

guitararmy

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Congrats on your PRS! I have an orange one that looks just like yours.
The more you play it, the harder it will be to go back to anything else...
 

webe123

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I remember how I felt when I first picked up my PRS mcarty Soapbar all mahagony.I was in tonal bliss.That guitar is NEVER leaving my stable.


Now, I am working on getting a PRS Modern Eagle......I guess what they say about wanting more than one PRS is true! LOL!
 

sgt_steiner

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Here's a question -- doesn't PRS make any bound fretboards? Or is that a "private stock" or custom shop order?
 

jimlp

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Here's a question -- doesn't PRS make any bound fretboards? Or is that a "private stock" or custom shop order?

I don't think they offer bound necks at all, period. That's one thing I never got, why no options? No ebony boards? If you order a custom guitar from a builder a regular ebony board is a $30.00 upcharge, I also see no reason why PRS or Gibson do not offer jumbo or SS frets. Binding would make the PRS guitar more "complete" to my eyes but that is expensive to do, plus they would have to retool the machinery to cut the groove for the binding. Does PRS upcharge for nice maple tops? I am pretty sure Gibson does, a local music store owner designed his own guitar and got this wood for the top for about $40.00. He designed the guitar by combining his 3 favorite guitars from the 70's.
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BBQLS1

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Ebony board are now available on some models.


The neck thing, I think everybody who doesn't like them has that issue. It's just not like a Fender or Gibson. It fits in the hand a little different that seems awkward at first. The more I played mine, the more comfortable it felt. It took me a week or two to love it.
 

XKnight

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Congrats! Although I would have expected you to look a bit more excited.:)
I got my first PRS a few weeks ago and am blown away by the playability and quality. I'm already contemplating my next PRS purchase. I hear you cannot own only one. :AOK
 
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So as a general rule of thumb -- is the "Wide/Thin" the smallest/fastest neck profile PRS makes?

The neck on the new DGT is narrower than the wide necks. Haven't seen them in the shops yet, but I'm waiting...and then I'll have my own PRS honeymoon.

That orange top is just beautiful! Handsome axe!!!:AOK
 

wrxplayer

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Hello Gear Pagers --

Been playing well over twenty years now, owned just about everything at one time or another... except a PRS. I dunno... I just never got the birds thing.

So I went into a local shop to check out the Jackson USA stuff (it pretty much sucked, IMHO) and switched gears completely on the salesman, asking about PRS. Played five of 'em, and obviously went a little crazy (ya think?) over this flamed orange Custom 24 --

Time to upgrade the profile. Put the PRS on top. ;)
 

Taller

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Gorgeous. That's the flagship of the PRS line.
Very versatile with the 5-way - just wait 'til you put some miles on her and see how she handles.

I've got an '89 Cu24 that I've owned for 17 years now and I just can't bring myself to sell it, even though I dislike the WT neck. It just does what none of my other PRSs does.
 

LHanson

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I let a quilty orange Custom 24 slip thru my fingers a couple of years ago. Still regret it.
 




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