Fun little trip to Nashville

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  1. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    I was in Nashville earlier today for work and decided to stop into Carter Vintage Guitars. This place was incredible! Tons and tons of wonderful instruments young and old. The best part....not a locking hanger in sight! Here are some of the PRS’ I saw and noodled with us an extra cool one \m/. Enjoy!

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  2. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    I love that place, I left with a nice core PRS acoustic when I stopped in. Could have happily left with many more, lots of killer guitars and friendly hands off sales people.
     
  3. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    It really is a great place. I absolutely loved that Santana I. The Roland PRS plugged guitars were interesting too.
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I hope you didn’t get too tempted by anything?
     
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  5. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Sadly no. Holding out for the one we talked about the other day.
     
  6. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Love it there...the synth access guitars are part of the Ed King collection.
     
  7. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    My folks live in Nashville and somehow I've never been to Carter's. I need to remedy this. That Santana and DGT are mega!!!!
     
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  8. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    I was wondering what those were all about. There weren’t any tags and the sales people were busy so I just browsed.
     
  9. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    You definitely need to check it out the next time you visit. It’s super cool.
     
  10. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    Glad you liked Nashville, it's an alright place to be. I've played that Santana. It's incredible. Carter is strange because they usually don't price PRSi well/get the year identification correct. Otherwise it's a great store and a cool hangout.
     
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  11. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    You can definitely tell that they are much more vested in the vintage stuff. The ‘86 I posted was proper but I didn’t look too hard at the other stuff.
     
  12. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    Gruhn's just down the road on 8th there had an 86 last time I was in there and it was also incredible. Amazing just how little the overall design has changed in almost 35 years. Nashville just isn't a PRS town. Like you said, everyone is all about vintage. One time I was at Gruhn's and they had a 94 custom 24 priced and listed as a 2004 custom 24.

    That goldtop DGT at Carter though seems like it's a great deal.
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    @LSchefman i think Bowtie has found your DGT GT for you!;)

    I know you don’t do used, but even from the pictures, that one looks like it has tonnes of mojo!:D
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    Cool! I need to make a trip to Nashville at some point. That Santana! Want!
     
  15. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    It was awesome!
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

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

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    They all are.
     
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  17. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I’m overdue for a trip to Tennessee.
     
  18. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Don't wanna stockpile on, but, yeah, last time I was down they had a DGT with 9's or 10's on it, that 11's would have remedied the playability immensely, so I tried to suggest this without sounding like a schmuck...don't know if they heeded the suggestion or not?? Definitely more invested in vintage...as the name implies. But the Santana plays niiiiice. The have a few guitars left from Ed King ( Skynyrd guitarist that just passed away)...73 $trat used for Sweet Home Alabama...that was cool. Oh, and a Trainwreck. Mmmmmmm
     
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  19. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    That DGT certainly did not have 11’s on it. I think they were 9’s. Just a bunch of cool stuff there. It’s nice to visit shops like that. Too many I go to have mediocre pieces locked up.
     
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  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Party in Nashville. Memphis isn't that far - I know a certain basement there worth visiting.
     

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