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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Tag, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    Ha! But in that pic I held the guitar up into the light to specifically show the construction method they do not use anymore except on PSs if you SPECIFICALLY demand it.
    Paul Reed Smith and Paul Miles were unaware the method had changed until I pointed it out to them. :eek: Paul Miles went into the archives and dug out the original build sheets for these guitars to get it right! Great guy!
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  2. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    Bluesful,
    They will build them as plain as you like.
    YOU go in and pick every piece of wood, and every bit of cosmetic detail you want, not them. My guitars were made to my specs, with my appointments. Its exactly how I wanted it.
    :beer
     
  3. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    Really sorry to hear that.
     
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    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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  5. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    2 PRSs crushing a Gibson Wildwood Murphy R9.
    :eek:
     
  6. texhex

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    Just as long as it's a Shelby. ;)
     
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    Do tell. That’s a lot of dough
     
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    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd love to see David Lindley with that guitar--

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    The best? I like Korina the best-est. :D
     
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    You can say what you will about PRS, but if you splash out on a Core or something like that, you know what you are getting is impeccable.
     
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    How do you compare the 3 bridges on the PRSs for tone and comfort. The Stop tailpiece, the tuneomatic and the trem...
     
  12. Tag

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    All have their place, but the trem with the extra routing and springs always adds resonance, and I NEVER use the bar.
    :)
     
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    No, just some of the most expensive.
     
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    @Tag I love the figuring in that top.

    It reminds me positively of something Ted Nugent might have played in his Damn Yankees phase.

    Do the humbuckers also coil tap or split?
     
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    That Les Paul is sitting there quietly knowing it’s the coolest guy in the room, and wondering why the two overdressed nerds are trying so hard.
     
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    Got some Pretty Rotten Service I take it:eek:!

    Many times I tried to like that pretty Maryland bird wood myself but my ears objected to the bird's tones every time, except once, when their song turned the sky a lovely silver;)! However I can make any guitar sound equally bad...so there's that too!
     
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    A Custom 22 was one of my first high end guitars. Also the first guitar I bought online without trying first. Was very impressed! I also owned a spruce Hollowbody II (? on the exact name) and an SC245. I do like them, but I love Fenders more :eek:
     
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    Some folks like em' I s'pose.
     
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    Gibson flame tops, for the most part, are not color enhanced, soft big-leave western maple. They are, for the most part, Rock hard eastern maple. It would have some flame, but the point of hard eastern maple is the snap and tone it displays on mahogany. Western maple is a soft wood. That’s one of the reasons it makes such spectacular tops.
    The western big leave maple is exciting to look at but might not serve its purpose as well.
     
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