Announcing: NOS Modern Eagle!

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  1. james

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    The original Modern Eagle has been described as a Private Stock style production guitar and is representative of the guitar that Paul Smith personally performed with at the time. In addition to these distinctions, these instruments also feature Brazilian rosewood necks and fretboards. Brazilian rosewood has long been considered by musical instrument builders and collectors as a cherished tone wood with extraordinary aesthetic characteristics and rich sustain. Its exceptional tone and quality arguably make Brazilian rosewood the most coveted wood in the music industry.

    Each one of these “new old stock” instruments has been updated with “tweaked” Phase II tuners. The fretboards have been cleaned and dressed and the necks oiled. Some retain their original pickups, serial numbers, and the original hang tags are included in the cases (a new hangtag was completed as each instrument was re-cased). Others that were set aside earlier in the manufacturing process will be built to current spec. PRS is pleased to make these instruments available for players and collectors in the United States.

    http://www.prsguitars.com/nos_moderneagle
     
  2. Twinfan

    Twinfan 408 Sig Club President

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    Awesome!

    Wish I was in the US....
     
  3. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    QueenCityGuitars Vamanos Pest

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  5. Harker1440

    Harker1440 New Member

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    Already called my pusher !!! Faded Blue Jean !!!!!!!!!
     
  6. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Oh man that faded grey black (?) one with the natural back is doing my head in.
     
  7. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Holy ****! I was thinking private stock this year but now this........damn!
     
  8. james

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    I see that the spec says V12...I don't believe that's the case. I'll change update it when I get back to my computer. Sorry!
     
  9. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    How many available and when do they get released? List price on these?
     
  10. markie

    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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    I want one!
     
  11. crgtr

    crgtr Twang Banger

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    Damn Craig! I wanted the faded Blue Jean he's getting......that's ok Your my bud & when you decide to flip it, just let me know!
     
  12. crgtr

    crgtr Twang Banger

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    I know where 2 are going.........
     
  13. slowro

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    whats the story behind the NOS?

    was it the export problems?

    I dream of a red ME with trem. :proud:
     
  14. QueenCityGuitars

    QueenCityGuitars Vamanos Pest

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    One? Stop it!
     
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    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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    Giggity..........
     
  16. Shawn@PRS

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    No solid number yet, still going through old inventory, but not many will be available

    Immediate release

    Call your dealer for price
     
  17. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Now that's all kinds of cool! Were they guitars that weren't finished or shipped before the BRW embargo?
     
  18. iahawk36

    iahawk36 Prince of Paisley

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    Wow, those look awesome!!!
     
  19. Jester

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    I'm confused as to exactly what these are.

    Are these pre-owned ME1's that have been reacquired and refined?

    Are these newly produced guitars built to ME1 specs with some refinements?

    Are these ME1's that were sitting at dealers, were never sold, and have been reacquired and refined? Thus, true NOS.

    Are these ME1's that were in production back in the day and for some reason were set to the side and not completed . . . until now?
     
  20. MykeWright

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    The last option. Put to one side until the provenance of the BRW was confirmed and cleared. The differing states they were left in is reflected in whether it has original spec pickups or newer ones.

    Either way, it's cool that these guitars are finally seeing the light of day rather than having some pointless eco-vandalism commited on them! Now if only there could be a commercial solution that encouraged new trees to be planted so that older ones could still be harvested in a ecologically sympathetic way........resulting in a restored BRW tree population - or any other CITES listed species.
     
    #20 MykeWright, Nov 13, 2012
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