Private Stock Monday: For ALL Forum Members - Share the Love

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  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    There’s also a reason why my wife “strong-armed” me to the opticians last year.

    But obstinately, I still “forget” to wear them! It will be my downfall! Haha!:D

    You must be overjoyed at its progress. Is it FBJ?
     
  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    My apologies in advance for sounding like a parrot and saying the same things over and over. That said...

    HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unfreakin believable.
     
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  3. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Oh, it’s been in my hands for a couple years now. I’m just reposting a few pics each Monday because it’s my only PS. My thread on the guitar got lost when the forum moved I think. Sooner rather than later, I will run out and not be able post more :) Color is quadruple faded indigo. It’s faded some and looks more like a natural charcoal with blue highlights.
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I read your reply with the biggest smile on my face! Nice one!!:D
     
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  5. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    I think the key word in your post is subtle. My PS is a great guitar but outside of specs I'm not sure it's appreciably better in a way I could describe. I do know that it just feels right when I strap it on. That's good enough for me.
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Yep, exactly so. I love my Core PRSes as well. Each does a cool thing.
     
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  7. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    There definitely is something though. For me it's less subtle, though I'm not sure I can describe in words. I have core guitars that I really, really like! My PS though...I just don't wanna play anything else unless I'm going for a very different sound. Or tuning. I have no regrets other that I can't get another PS.
     
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  8. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I already feel the awe playing my SE Bernie Marsden. I love that guitar so much I’m afraid to ding it.

    I’m a lucky guy.

    We’re all lucky guys (and gals).
     
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  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    So very true.

    Plenty of generations before us were happy just to have a hut made of straw and dung.

    “Wait, don’t you still live in a hut made of straw and dung, Les?”

    “Yes, but I’m not happy about it.”
     
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  10. WA Paul

    WA Paul New Member

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    Yep, I agree with your thoughts, especially on dialing in the amp settings based on my past experience - I’ve had the 2013 EXP LTD 408SH, PS Koa HBII and PS SC594SH at various points, decided it really wasn’t a fit for the other voices in my head :)
     
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  11. jcha008

    jcha008 New Member

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    I agree with everyone regarding the feel thing. It's hard to identify/quantify what makes the feeling of a PS special, but it's not just any one thing to me. It's the whole package of the best premium woods, the best construction, the best luthier team, the best finishes, the best attention to detail, it's just everything. No guitar from any brand makes me smile and feel the way a PS makes me feel.

    I must admit, as some chatter earlier, having Paul still around personally checking these guitars hold personal value to me. It's the current Stradivari ensuring his guitars are the best they can be and he still believes in them above anyone else. I just love that, and it will be a devastating loss when Paul is no longer with us. I feel lucky and fortunate beyond belief to be able to own/play these guitars. I could go on forever, and I realize I'm waxing poetic a bit, but I do mean what I say as they have been absolute treasure in my life. Love these pieces of wood, glue and metal :D!
     
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  12. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    This certainly is a good place to do it!
     
  13. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Kiesel sucks

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    Those inlays my gosh :eek:
     
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  14. WA Paul

    WA Paul New Member

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    I agree with most of this. However I have a Knaggs and a Huber I love as much as my PRS.

    Having Paul still personally involved is a great, great thing! That said, since he trained the folks behind him, I take comfort in knowing that they are extremely high quality, conscientious people who are master artisans in their own right with tremendous knowledge, skill and ability. Paul wouldn’t risk his hard earned reputation without fully vetting, training and mentoring those who will replace him (they already have). I believe the culture he has founded and nurtured over many years stands out in a crowded industry. The combination of passion, skill and curiosity are hard to teach.

    The true test will be what happens after Paul leaves. I think the mosaic looks very promising!
     
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  15. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Man, this is such a nice thread. PSF and PSM mirrors the new and preowned sections of some kickass Super-dealer website!
     
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  16. TRJC24PRS

    TRJC24PRS Kiesel sucks

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  17. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    The closest I’ll come is having my guitar sit in the PS area for 10 years. :oops:
     
  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Great things take time my friend.
     
  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    For real. Honestly I don’t know why I put the sad face in my post...
     
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