prs se custom?

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  1. tristan

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    anybody getting excited over this guitar aswell?

    looks really sweet, anyone kno where the best place to get one is and the best price?

    opinions?
     
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    It looks like Elderly has a bunch of them, although no pictures. They all say $549.
     
  3. QuickDraw

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    too bad it's a veneer top
    loks like a nice guitar for the money though
     
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    The PRS web site says "Mahogany back with flat maple top and flame maple veneer". Apparently it's real maple on mahogany for tone, and a veneer on top of that for looks. There's enough maple there for a maple edge.
    If you look at the Soapbar II Maple, there's no maple edge and just a veneer for looks, "Mahogany, topped with flame maple veneer ". Makes since considering what a hit the McSoap Standards have been.
     
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    Whoa! First I've heard of these. The SE has one of my favorite necks on a guitar, ever. That, combined with the featherweight, quality, and TONE (not to mention price), make these irresistable for me.

    I was just thinking about carving up an SE Soapbar for buckers, a la Tremeloking; this may scuttle that idea.

    /rick
     
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    Yeah, I haven't seen those yet either. That's the SE I've been looking for... sweet! May just have to hunt one down to demo it out.
     
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    i'd still rather have a plain maple top, than a veneer over plain maple
     
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    I predict they will sell a lot of these.

    /rick
     
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    Not too shabby looking for $549.
     
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    sorry to be an idiot, but whats a veneer? i gather its like a transparency or something over the top of the guitar? so is the burst like a sticker or something?
     
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    No, it's just a "waffer thin" layer of wood. The top layer is real flame maple, just extremely thin. By thin-slicing, they can get a lot more fancy tops out of a piece of wood with good flame.

    Note that the veneer is too thin to have much sonic impact; it's for looks only. But it does sit on top of a thicker slab of maple, so it's kind of the best of both worlds.

    /rick
     
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    Do they make this model with P90's ?

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    OK - I answered my own question ... talk about hitting one out of the park - PRS got it right - I predict they will OWN the low end P90 market with this & their solid mahogany bodied guitars (where else can you get a wide fat neck ... period) !! Awesome stuff ...

    http://www.prsguitars.com/showcase/current/sesoapbar2maplematteo.html
     
  14. QuickDraw

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    i would think it would have a negative sonic impact, maybe i'm wrong though
     
  15. tristan

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    this looks like the guitar i might buy to accompany my usa tremonti. ill probably chuck in some joe satriani paf pups and coil tap them. then put in a graphtech ghost piezo system/ sound like a plan? :)
     

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