Favorite guitar?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Rusty Chos, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    I played my Pernie neck P22 last night and I wondered why I play anything else.

    Then I play one of my other guitars and have the same thought!
     
  2. Tonart

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

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    LOL perhaps favorite 5 guitars would have been easier..
     
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  3. Steve Dombroski

    Steve Dombroski New Member

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    Hey Andrew,

    Does Dave's limited have a hollowed cavity? Like a semi-hollow?

     
  4. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    It has to be, it’s very light. Really an awesome guitar.
     
  5. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    I also bought one of the Dave's limited that you have although I got vintage yellow. I'm pretty sure they were solid mahogany/maple even though they were very light. As always I could be 100% wrong.
     
  6. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    The original 300 LE 89-91 were semi Hollowbody. I’ll email Dave’s shop just to confirm about the special run. ;)
     
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  7. swede71

    swede71 Tja ba!Läget?

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    My fav guitar is My 2010 DGT.It's actually the best guitar i've ever had.It has the tone and feel that makes it very fun and inspiring to play.
     
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  8. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    My DGT just got promoted to the music room cabinet. Great guitars.
     
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  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    How did I miss this magnificent specimen before?? Wooooooo! So cool!
     
  10. Em7

    Em7 deus ex machina

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    I have posted my favorite PRS guitar here several times. I have owned four core PRS guitars to date and still own two. While my McCarty 58 is a piece of art that plays beautifully, my Mira Korina is my #1, which is weird because I almost liquidated the guitar before I took advantage of the PTC coupon that I received when I purchased it. I have no idea as to what the guys at the PTC did to the guitar while performing the pickup swap, but it is like they sprinkled fairy dust on the instrument. It has become my desert island guitar.

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  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That even looks like it’d sound great! Very cool.
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I’m sure there has to be an awful one out there but, the sheer sight of an all Korina guitar practically guarantees that it’s gonna be a superb sounding guitar for me.
     
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  13. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    Now its even more difficult to pick a Favourite. I bought my 4th PRS in January - a Hollowbody ii with a 1 piece Maple top and back as well as a Piezo. It also came loaded with the 58/15 LT's. What I can say though is that this is my favourite Hollowbody guitar and I include my Washburn Electro-Acoustic (which I have owned for 30yrs+ and has sentimental value to me).

    My Hollowbody ii...
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    Since I wrote the 'above', I have acquired my HBii and if anything, its knocked my PRS 509 down a smidgen and I must admit, I am not playing it as much as the others. I still wouldn't get rid of my 509 as it does have its own unique tonal options that my others cannot give me but I have always been a double humbucker, shorter scale length fan so that may explain why its not quite on the same level as my others right now. Maybe I will find something where the 509 can make that tiny step-up to join my others but right now, if I really had to get rid of a guitar, my 509 would be sacrificed so therefore it cannot be at the very top alongside my others.

    I cannot pick between my HBii, my 594 and my Custom 24 - all are equally favourites to me and I love each equally and each has its own qualities that I really cannot pick between. I know my 509 is unique too, but for the reasons above and the fact that I find myself reaching more fore my other 3 than I do for this so if anything, my HBii has replaced this as 1 of my favourite '3' - I cannot narrow it down to just 1 favourite - sorry!
     
  14. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    Finally got around to the picture (7 months after posting).

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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That HB is beautiful, Mozzi.
     
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  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I still can’t pick a favorite. I rotate between them, and they’re each bringing something to the party.

    “You still go to parties, Les?”

    “Uhm, well, uh...you know, the party in my head.”
     
  17. Tremontinator

    Tremontinator Banned

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    I'm just here for the guitar porn
     
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  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I’m much the same. My favourite is the one in my hand.
     
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  19. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    Thank-you :)

    I totally understand - I can't pick between my HBii, 594 or Cu24 at this moment. Each has something special that the others don't, something that sets them apart and makes them all special to me in their own way. My 509 is still a great guitar that I have absolutely no desire to get rid of it. I still love it but its the fact that I find myself opting to pick up and play the others more so its just missing out on being a favourite by a very small margin but maybe I will discover something that puts it on the same level as my others.

    I am looking to get a PRS Special which is similar in a lot of ways but given the choice of 'just' the middle pick-up like the 509 or both humbuckers without being able to play just the middle, I would take the double humbucker combination every time. Being a semi-hollow too may make it more difficult to include my 509 as a 'favourite' but I expect it will still be a loved and special guitar that adds to my tonal palette.

    I think it makes it more difficult to pick a favourite with a more varied collection of instruments that offer something unique the others don't. If all my guitars were Gibson Les Pauls, I think I would have an easier time picking a favourite. I know my collection isn't as varied as others as all my electrics are the same brand but they are still different enough to me to make it incredibly difficult to puck a favourite. Its not like I constantly reach for my 594 for example that may be indicative of a favourite.
     
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  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I reach for my 594 more than my others, but that’s more a reflection of a couple of factors: It sits more or less in the middle of the tone continuum in my head, and it’s very light. So it’s easy.

    When the time comes to evaluate which guitar suits a track or mix best, I’ll usually put more thought into it.
     
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