A Funny Thing Happened On The Way Home From Guitar Center Friday...

CantankerousCarl

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As with Wastelessness' McKorina, I too walked innocently into my local GC on Friday. It was with less innocence that I left. Actually I went home, grabbed a few older pieces of unused gear, and drove back, and then left again with HER.

2012 Studio 10-Top Trem, Scarlet Smokeburst with Pattern neck, OHSC, all candy, etc. They were letting her go for a NEAR-CE PRICE. SERIOUSLY. She is in excellent shape, only a few minor signs of wear - even the setup was decent.

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I was never a huge fan of these cosmetically because of the way that the covered 57/08 looks with the NFs. So I had never really considered owning one, let alone sough one out. But she sought me out...and over the course of several moments, won over my musical heart. I love Narrowfields (have 2 NF3s) - definitely a different vibe from the NFs with mahogany instead of korina & maple. Also very cool to have a tappable 57/08 in the bridge position. Position 4 is especially fun to noodle around with tap on/tap off. And for that price, I couldn't pass her up...

I will probably remove the cover on the 57/08 at some point, 'coz I think that will look badass. But as-is I think she's pretty awesome anyway.
 

coyote

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Congrats! Beautiful guitar; how does it sound??

It was at GC that I stumbled on my 408.... I've also made some other great scores there. Not the biggest fan of their business model, but it can really work in your favor sometimes.
 

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Awesome! I'm with ya on the covered pickup. Just didn't look right to me either. I went with a 59/09 and black rings (didn't like the white ones). The Studio is such a killer guitar. Nice find....you did the right thing!
 

guitarman001

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Good catch - would love to try one.
I love the white rings.
PRS Europe told me their covered pups are potted and really recommend not removing the covers....??
 

Herr Squid

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Score!!! Studios were seriously underappreciated when they were in production. I love mine! The only thing I would want to change would be to have the pickup switch in a more Strat-like location.
 

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Congrats man. I also ran across one of those at a GC. The price was great, but still to steep for me, so I didnt even play it. I just KNEW Id be in trouble if I did.
 

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Congrats & great score! Can't say enough about how much I like narrowfields and 57-08's - and you have both on the same guitar!
 

CantankerousCarl

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Awesome! I'm with ya on the covered pickup. Just didn't look right to me either. I went with a 59/09 and black rings (didn't like the white ones). The Studio is such a killer guitar. Nice find....you did the right thing!

Hey Bodia did you get a squabbin 59/09 or an older non-squabbin one? Wondering if this is a drop-in. I was considering taking the cover off the 57/08 (PTC says it's safe, just need to get me a Radio Shack Special soldering iron) but I am wondering if that will accentuate the brightness of the 57/08 against the NFs even more. Sound-wise it's dialed-in well now, but I think something like a 59/09 that's a tad more compressed/darker would go well in here.

Didn't realize there were so many white pickup ring haters ;) I do suppose she would look totally badass with black rings and an uncovered bridge pickup.
 

bodia

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Hey Bodia did you get a squabbin 59/09 or an older non-squabbin one? Wondering if this is a drop-in. I was considering taking the cover off the 57/08 (PTC says it's safe, just need to get me a Radio Shack Special soldering iron) but I am wondering if that will accentuate the brightness of the 57/08 against the NFs even more. Sound-wise it's dialed-in well now, but I think something like a 59/09 that's a tad more compressed/darker would go well in here.

Didn't realize there were so many white pickup ring haters ;) I do suppose she would look totally badass with black rings and an uncovered bridge pickup.

It was a non squabbin, I think. To be honest, I'm a little fuzzy on the definition of squabbin. Such a nub I am :iamconfused:

It was a direct drop in though, that much I can say.

As for what it would look like with black rings and an uncovered pick up......

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