Unexpected NGD!!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by TSims1, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Really didn’t see this one coming. PRS Silver Sky! My friend had one, sold it, and wound up buying another because he regretted it. I was at Ken Stanton music yesterday, and they had a few in stock. I sat down with one to see what it was all about. MISTAKE.

    This is an INCREDIBLE guitar. So refined. So smooth. Such a wonderful neck with PERFECT fretwork. The tremolo stays in tune no matter WHAT you do. The pickups sound big and bloomy.......the best sounding “Strat” I’ve played. For real.

    I gotta say, I didn’t see this one coming but I am pumped UP about it. Kinda wanna jump up n down. :)



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  2. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    769
    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    yeah, i played one not long ago and I want one SO BADLY now it's crazy. Had it been a gold one, I probably wouldn't have been able to say no. I have a serious weak spot for strats, and these things are reeeally excellent. Congrats man.
     
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  3. unknown fan

    unknown fan Gretschie

    281
    Aug 7, 2018
    Tn
    They get a lot of needless trash talk on the internet from small minded people. I think they are awesome guitars! Play it in good health
     
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  4. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Congrats, that finish looks fabulous.
     
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Yeah, I'll admit it was a head-scratcher for me. Then I PLAYED one. I mean.......WOW is this thing incredible. Best Strat of all time.
     
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  6. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    What do you think of the somewhat wider flatter fingerboard than most guitars.

    Oh ya, it is beautiful. I look at those and Suhr’s all the time.
     
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  7. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Congrats on a great guitar! Not gonna get into the "politics" of it's origins. Just glad you really enjoy the guitar.
     
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    62
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Tony ... you're still " the king " of the NGD threads IMO . She's a beauty especially the inlays in the neck ..... beautiful . Enjoy and congrats
     
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    74
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That is quite an endorsement. Congrats and end enjoy!
     
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  10. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    It’s kinda weird to say tbh. But it is simply PERFECT in its execution. I’ve never heard or played a better Strat, and I’ve played lots. It’s simply wonderful. I keep putting it down and 10 minutes later I gotta go back in and play it again. Crazy.
     
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  11. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    congrats :)
    I really like the green colour and the birdy inserts.

    What pups does PRS stick in these - noiseless single coils or ???

    And the trem - can you dive bomb this baby ?
     
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  12. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    The pickups are NOT noiseless, but they are rather quiet for singles. The pickups are the PRS 635JM's. And they are spectacular. The trem STAYS IN TUNE. Yep, bombs away.
     
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  13. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Didn't know they made one of these, but it's beautiful!
     
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  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Gotta be honest, it’s NOT about the looks for me.....it’s the craftsmanship, playability, and TONE........but the look of it is growing on me too as the hours go by..........
     
  15. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    It has the 7 1/4” radius, correct? How does that feel on the PRS?
     
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  16. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Congrats. That's a sweet git and keep enjoying it.
     
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  17. GretschPraise

    GretschPraise Gretschie

    239
    Jun 26, 2017
    Tampa Bay
    Congrats, Tony. PRS USA does everything right. Make that baby sing!
     
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  18. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Yes, which I am generally NOT a fan of. But THIS guitar enables me to set it up with nice low action and Elixir 10s so it is WONDERFUL.
     
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  19. PDogga

    PDogga Gretschie

    412
    Jul 3, 2011
    Perth
    Congrats Tony.
     
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