Best Santana Model Ever

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  1. Louisguitar

    Louisguitar New Member

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    Hi,
    over the years there have been some reissues of the guitar that PRS made for Carlos Santana in the 80s. The Santana Signature guitars model l, ll, lll, Brazilian, MD, Retro and West Street LTD are all fascinating and beautiful instruments. What I would like to ask you is which is in your opinion the most effective edition from the sound point of view and which are the ones with the greatest collector interest.
    In short, the version that most stimulates your desire to own it.
     
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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    West Street Limited for both your questions.
     
  3. bodia

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

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    Ditto for me. I’ve got a ‘97 Santana I, a DC-22, and a Westie. And had a KL-33 and two newer Santana’s (‘15 and ‘18). I would have liked to hang on to them all, but I needed to meet some life goals, at the time I moved those last 3. Hands down, all awesome guitars, but the Westie is just a smidge more.
     
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  4. Tele295

    Tele295 Maluhia

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    I’ll go with the Westie, too, if only for the solid brass bridge
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    My Westie is the most convenient for me to play. Probably for a reason.
     
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  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Santana Brazilian Ltd

    Brazilian Rosewood neck. End of discussion.

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    AaeCee New Member

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    Santana Brazilian Ltd. FTW. Got that extra sparkle.

    #153 owner here, Santana Yellow flame top.
     
  8. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    Immediately dealing with a 'Bond theme' ear worm upon reading this.
     
  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Its easy to bond with a SBLtd.
     
  10. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    LOL!
    Where's the 'rim-shot' icon when you need it?!! Ba-dump-bump!
     
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  11. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Hands down....... THIS !!
     
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    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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  13. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Best. Santana. Ever.

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  14. Louisguitar

    Louisguitar New Member

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    The “007” is an amazing guitar and this Private Stock is incredible what is top’s wood?
     
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  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Most unusual Santana ever. Single chunk of English Walnut for top/body supplied by yours truly (before prohibition & private stock).

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  16. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Everything on front (top, FB and headstock overlay) is cocobolo.
    Figured mahogany body (semi hollow), BRW neck, flamed Koa binding.
     
  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Oh stop it! You know the effect your crotch (walnut) Santana has!
     
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  18. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    That is a bad ass guitar. I love the mahogany back. Since you weight relieved the body, what does it weigh?
     
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  19. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    No idea...I’ll have to check sometime. That top and back were super dense/heavy, one of the reasons I decided to go with a semi hollow. Even with that, I’m guessing it is still well over your weight limit.
     
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  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Maybe, but it’s a work of art.
     
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