Depends on what your wife wears on that trip. Tropical Island... Mrs. DTR in a bikini.... those mental images last a lifetime. Now, if she only takes a one piece, I'll take the guitar.For myself, I can't justify such a pricey guitar, but if I was to spend that kind of money, I'd definitely spend it on a guitar vs. a trip. You can't play a trip, and you can only reminisce about a trip after it's done. A guitar gives pleasure much, much longer. YMMV, FWIW, OMGBBQ.
Which I think PRS has done for well over 20 years. Just sayin
They certainly do--I've got a McCarty wraptail that's wonderful! But I much prefer the looks of the Collings, as I tend to be more of a traditionalist. The PRS wraptails (Hubers, too) work very well, but I like how the Collings doesn't have the obvious intonation compensation, yet intonate great anyway. And the Collings style, in my unscientific experience, seem more resonant.Which I think PRS has done for well over 20 years. Just sayin
Thanks a bunch!
It's a neck TB and a TB+ in the bridge. The pickups sound so good to me. I had no idea and how great they would sound, but I just trust in the builder and the pickups are top notch. Congrats have to go to @sinasl1 too as those were the set of ears approving the sound these great pickups. Frankly, every Suhr pickup / combo I have sounds wonderful. ML's, V60's, SSH, SSH+, SSV's, they all sound wonderful. Imagine demo's coming from someone who can really play like Pete. He will have one, count on it. Oh, and Pete, it's your fault I fell in love with Suhr guitars, I learned about them from you, so yeah, another notch in your belt.
I get that, we all have our little things that we like. I'm not big on tradition more on what works well. but there are certain things that I want to be a certain way. However I was thinking as I drove my car to my first work appointment yesterday I sure wish I could find a Parker Fly nite fly that wasn't more than 2k. There was a time when I wouldn't have remotely owned one.They certainly do--I've got a McCarty wraptail that's wonderful! But I much prefer the looks of the Collings, as I tend to be more of a traditionalist. The PRS wraptails (Hubers, too) work very well, but I like how the Collings doesn't have the obvious intonation compensation, yet intonate great anyway. And the Collings style, in my unscientific experience, seem more resonant.
Well said...One fundamental quality of this, and very, very few other, guitars is the intent to do everything to the maximum degree of design, materials, and most of all, execution. For the Aura, having a builder whose knowledge, capability, and -- far from least -- commitment is unexcelled makes the product of this enterprise majestic. IMO, this kind of guitar-making helps drive the entire guitar-making world forward for everyone. Even the many producers who essentially employ robots feel the influence and are impelled to raise standards rather than cutting corners for greater profit. I am a painter, and in my world -- art -- the true artists are always looking not for shortcuts, but for ever more challenging work to undertake. Truly expensive guitars sometimes make my head spin (though I own three!) but when I stop to really pay attention to what they are, I no longer view them as fancy versions of anything, but as the inspiring leading edge of the art and profession.
You mean like under the pickups, or the electronics or both I guess?Congrats! Let’s see the gut shots! Most guys ask for amp gut shots but this deserves a peak into the cavity......what say you?