Anybody have an se Paul’s guitar yet?

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  1. horax

    horax New Member

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    Anybody have the new se Paul’s guitar?
    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    I just received word that my order is delayed until May. :(
     
  3. horax

    horax New Member

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    What color did you purchase?
     
  4. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Amber. Was originally scheduled for end of March, but is now delayed.
     
  5. rich-96db

    rich-96db New Member

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    Where did you order yours from?
     
  6. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Sweetwater. I am just about exclusive with them, and they make it worth the wait.
     
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  7. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    +1 for Sweetwater. I used to only buy guitars that I've had a chance to play. Their amazing customer service together with PRS ridiculously high standards changed my perspective on buying guitars online despite my reluctance.
     
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  8. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Another vote for Sweetwater. I preordered my CE24 Semi-Hollow through them. Supposed to get it in just a couple months!
     
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  9. horax

    horax New Member

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    I usually buy from musician's friend....what's the main comparison between the two?
     
  10. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    ^ Musician's Friend is great, but Sweetwater is just on another level, IMO. With Sweetwater you get to see high def pictures of the actual guitar you're buying and know the weight before you get them. That's true even if you're buying a lower price point guitar. Their customer service is amazing and their guitar sales engineers are actually experienced guitarists who know what they're talking about. They're super approachable and will bend over backwards for you to be happy with your purchase. For instance, if you're picky about what the finish looks like and the weight on your guitar they will work with you until one comes in that fits what you're looking for. My S2 SC SH in whale blue was a bit darker than what they were used to getting. My sales engineer sent me pictures and pointed that out to me. I turned out that I really liked how the guitar looked, but I was happy that he pointed that out to me in a very informative way.
     
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  11. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Plus getting candy is cool.
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Not if it’s Smartees and yellow Laffy Taffy. :oops:
     
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  13. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Hey, I like Smartees! I'm sure that is not related to the fact that some feel I'm a Smartaas.
     
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  14. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Last week I got a bag of bit-o-honeys and tootsie rolls, with a couple of fireballs tossed in the box. Good stuff.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    Me too! Of course, I lost a filling chewing the Bit-O-Honey
     
  16. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    MF is part of Guitar Center.

    Sweetwater is independent.
     
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  17. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    I’ve been to Sweetwater Gearfest a couple of times (fantastic experience), and made several trips up there just to hang out, sometimes with my sales engineer, Spencer Kennedy. It’s about a 2-1/2 hour trip, but well worth it. It is like a mall, with a food court and everything, very cool. :cool:
     
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    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    I’d love to go to that some time.
     
  19. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Oh yeah! Sweetwater is a terrific place, and during Gearfest it is terrific times ten! There are so many vendors there, all setup in huge tents in the parking lot, live demos of tons of gear, hourly giveaways (very nice gear). The last one I went to (2017), Eric Johnson ended the 3-day event with a Q&A and short performance. I have heard stories about PRSh being there many times (at Sweetwater at least, don't know about Gearfest), would love to bump into him sometime.
     
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  20. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I almost forgot about Gearfest! My church's worship team is looking to do a trip to Gearfest this year. If everything gets approved, I'll be headed to Indiana this summer :D
     
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