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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by rockinforJesus, Sep 5, 2021.

  1. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Country Gent

    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    wow, that's purdy!
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  2. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
    I have probably posted this before. Supposed to be amber but has a lot of orange in the flame. My only solid body and a keeper...

    PRS SE Paul's
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  3. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Country Gent

    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    Posting my NGD in 3, 2, 1…
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  4. sgarnett

    sgarnett Synchromatic

    Apr 14, 2020
    I had an SE singlecut trem. It had a fantastic neck with perfect fretwork. The pickups were a little hot for my taste, but lowering them and raising the poles helped.

    I sold it because, like many PRS (and Gibson) guitars, it had a fairly sharp radius at the edge of the top, and because I just don’t get along with Les Paul-style guitar shapes.

    Due to a nerve issue in my right arm, I get along best with at least a 16” lower bout and a gentle radius at the edge.

    If not for the tingling, numbness, pain, and electric shock sensations, I’d probably still have that guitar.

    I did get sucked in by the feel and sound of a Junior Jet Club, which has a similar shape but with rounded edges. That helped some, but nope, small guitars just don’t work for me.
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
  6. MichaelRopp

    MichaelRopp Electromatic

    Jan 20, 2021
    @LivingMyDream -- would love to hear some audio from that PRS if you're ever so inclined.
  7. chicago slim

    chicago slim Synchromatic

    Dec 27, 2008
    Bowling Green, KY
    I'm a long time fan of PRS guitars. I started with plain ash or mahogany guitars, that looked pretty plain. I wasn't a big fan of their pickups, so I would swap TV Jones, Retrotrons or Starla pickups, into my PRS guitars. I now like their newer pickups and the way that they sound with a maple top. Some of the newer switching options, allow for parallel split coils or humbucker bridge, with split neck, in parallel.

    2019, Custom 22, with 5-way switching.

    2017 Zach Myers, with Bootstrap Vintage Clean (low wind A2 neck & A5 bridge), pickups.
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  8. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Michael, I'm terrible at recording, and it would be a raw bedroom recording at best, but I will try to get something done for you.

    I will say that because there can be a single or separate outputs for the magnetic and piezo pickups, to really do this guitar justice, I would have to make multiple recordings.

    Because of that, you might want to check out these videos:

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  9. xtcclassic

    xtcclassic Gretschie

    Jan 9, 2019
    It’s a heavily modded 1994 CE-22. It started life emerald green with a rosewood fretboard and MOP birds, I still have that neck but a buddy of mine who was a PRS endorser got them to install a one-off wide-fat neck with the Johnny Hiland inlays. I have the original neck as well. I removed the finish myself and had the top re-stained.
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  10. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2012
    I have this one which basically has a '55 Les Paul Special neck on it.

    Personally, I think GMP does the PRS thing (and the Gretsch Jet thing) better and for way less money but I do have a few PRSi. I also have a hollowbody (the big one) and a baritone which I think they made 12 or 24 of.



    And I have this one:

  11. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Ohhhhhhhhh....This thread is enabling the inner tone chasing demon in me. The Vela? Love it and 10-out-of-10 for me. The killer though is my limit/floor is 43mm width at the nut and this is narrower....the reason I don't own more Fenders. BUT..... it has given me the ideal of sticking T-Armonds in my Edwards LP92 currently with Lollars that just cannot leave its mid-range borders.

    With above said there are about 10 different PRS models on the GAS list with that fit the tone/comfort match perfectly but that SE Hollowbody II Piezo is right up the neck, love the tone and great price point.
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  12. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    I’ve had the Standard 22 for almost 20 yrs, and I like it. It’s warm like an SG

    I picked up a MIK SE One for slide, and it’s fantastic, too A7A2046F-F236-4798-84AB-4F9000ED9E5D.jpeg
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  13. Scamp

    Scamp Gretschie

    Feb 22, 2018
  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  15. Been looking at these since they were released.

    They are nice. Getting a lot of positive press too, whether that is customer enthusiasm, or smart marketing. Nobody has much of any PRSs (beyond a few SE level stragglers) in stock.

    Make one as a McCarty 594 & I’d have to think hard about it. Despite 6+ month lead times.

    Are you unloading it (so…), or changing pick ups?

    The custom paint job on the limited edition Tremonti guitars was gorgeous.
    I almost bought one for the paint job. Well, assuming they were under $1800…

    Then I thought… its a display item. A lot for something hanging on the wall.

    No idea who this Tremonti guy is, I assume a metal guy. Nor do I care, if that is the case.
    My interest flags when nearly all of the examples in videos are metal.
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  16. Since this was revitalized as a thread…

    The narrower neck may be what the doctor ordered, in my case.
    I’ve been fighting the push to a narrower neck, but the narrower necks with a thicker neck mass may balance well. The “wide-thin” necks have an abrupt edge at the binding.

    I suppose I should check out the Gretsches.
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  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    So …I changed the hi output buckers to a Rio Grande HB and Fender Fat50 SC.
    I might restore to stock and unload anyway. Not the biggest fan of fat necks.

    Tremonti is known from Creed and Alter bridge and now his own band Tremonti. Nowadays he’s more of a metal guy but don’t let that deter you. The guitar doesn’t know who it’s named after. :)
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