Fresh Squeezed Orange Tourmaline

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  1. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    Well, now that Les' Northern Lights are shining tonight, it's time to wake up with some fresh squeezed Orange Tourmaline 20th. There was some serious stable rearranging to wrangle this girl in - thanks to Brian and Corey for everything! I had some major ga...-age when these were announced, but I really never seriously considered going for one - mostly because I wasn't in a position to do so financially, and I figured everyone would have already snatched them up.

    So, when I hit Brian's web site on the 28th, and saw this amazing thing staring back at me, I called. I assumed that it was already on hold, or sold, but she was not. I was done. Let's just say that my basement is ALOT emptier now - so tonight I am blessed to be able to enjoy this:

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    How does she sound? Read Les' review ;) Seriously, read Les' first impressions. He nailed it. Otherworldly sustain, all over, a throaty, fluid voice. Absolutely perfect playability. Marrying the 408Ns with the NF - genius.

    I need alot more time with her (as I am sure Les does as well) but here's my overall take after a few hours: If PRSes were originally designed to straddle the line between Strats and Les Pauls, well, then, this 20th is a genuine organic MATING of a Strat and a Les Paul - not something engineered, or designed - but rather BORN. It's BRILLIANT - literally. Sounds corny, but that's my story. I am smitten...
     
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  2. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    You guys are killing me! Congrats Carl, most delicious.
     
  3. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    WOW!!!!!!!!! That is just awesome.
     
  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Wow, that is GORGEOUS!

    You and I completely agree on this model. It's really stellar, and what you said about the mating of a Strat and LP is right on. The only thing I'll add is that the offspring has it goin' on even more than the parents do!

    Anyway, superb guitar, gorgeousness, and great write-up.
     
  5. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc New Member

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    THAT ORANGE TOURMALINE IS SENSATIONAL. HONORABLY PLAYED!
     
  6. VHTStark

    VHTStark New Member

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    Absolutely fantastic! !
     
  7. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Is It A Bird ! Is It A Plane ! Nah It's Only Me!!!

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    Congratulations she's a cracker. A proud moment indeed!!!
     
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    prsrocker1988 New Member

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    Berten New Member

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    wow! just wow!!
     
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    IKnowALittle New Member

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    Sweet ... like Strawberry Wine.
     
  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Oh my! That's a sweet looking machine Carl. Congrats on a greats score. Terrific write up too.
     
  13. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Carl, that color is brilliant! Congrats! It was a big PS Friday here yesterday!
     
  14. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Geez, one of these too??? You're in heaven Carl!
     
  15. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Wow! Congrats and enjoy!
     
  16. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    Unfrickinbelievable! No more words...........

    Except, congtatulations.
     
  17. JustRob

    JustRob Just a member

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    You guys make these things sound so awesome I'm 2nd guessing my PS decisions. lol.

    Congrats. That orange looks incredible.
     
  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    They are truly incredible, Rob. I've never played a guitar like this one.

    Not saying you should make a switch, but might be a good idea to try one out.
     
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  19. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    The guitar he spec'd out will be awesome so, I'm afraid he'll more likely be selling a body organ on the black market to get one of these. :D
     
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  20. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Great Score Carl! I drooled over Brian's pics of this one too...you have chosen wisely!!
     

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