Hollowbody Spruce

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  1. 88prs

    88prs OCD for PRS

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    Looking at a 20 year old Hollowbody Spruce but no video on it. Would use it for blues and classic rock. Not many youtubes on them either. Anyone use one for blues stuff?
     
  2. bodia

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

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    I don’t have one, but have played Sergio’s. Fantastic guitar. I prefer the spruce over the maple on the HBII. Woodier tone. Should be perfect for what you are after.
     
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  3. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    I don't have one but I have an old Byrdland. Spruce tops are wonderful.
     
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  4. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Terrible Ted made some pretty decibel-heavy use of the Byrdland. I'd say it will do what's needed.
     
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  5. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Yeah, spruce tops are great in the HBs. Let us know when you get it. ;)
     
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  6. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    Paging Mr. @dogrocketp ! Paging Mr. @dogrocketp ! I'm surprised he hasn't weighed in here on this. I was looking at one a while back. In fact, one that he had recommended. Due to some health issues I couldn't move quickly enough and it got sold. But dogrocket has considerable intelligence on and experience with spruce hollowbodies. And has used it for blues. Hopefully we'll see him here soon.
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Yeah, I got one. It can do anything!

    The tops on the spruces come alive when you play them, it’s such a tactile joy to play. I understand the allure of the looks of a maple top but... Spruce is the sh!t.
     
  8. 88prs

    88prs OCD for PRS

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    cool, hopefully I can make it happen! Certainly affordable for a '99 HB Spruce in great condition.
     
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  9. P90s

    P90s New Member

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    These are great guitars. Because of the spruce top, they also sound wonderful without an amp, so it's a great guitar for playing around the house.
     
  10. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    This thread needs a pic...
    Here's my HB Spruce.

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    These guitars can do ANYTHING.
    Allman Bros to Slayer and everywhere in between.
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Yes, pics make every thread better!

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    mine.
     
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  12. 88prs

    88prs OCD for PRS

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    Sweet, I like being able to see the wood on the tops for sure, the one I'm looking at is antique white so I'm still on the fence.
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    The white one on reverb with gold hardware? God, I love that guitar! I wish I had that one instead.
     
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  14. 88prs

    88prs OCD for PRS

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    yes, and it's an even better deal if you call them direct.
     
  15. bodia

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

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    It IS dead sexy!
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Fortunately you guys cured my white guitar GAS or I’d be c*ckblocking everyone for that.
     
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  17. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Whatever you do, don’t send me the link.
     
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  18. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Should I send it to your wife instead?
     
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  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Go for it.
    I would just forward it to her anyway - somebody needs a new guitar while I’m on vacation.
     
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  20. jimfisher

    jimfisher Guitar Geezer

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    Twinsies!![​IMG]
     
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