How is the Santana Retro different from previous Santana models?

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  1. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    The title explains it. As I understand it, or I saw it somewhere, the Santana Retro is somewhat different from previous Santana models. I have often professed my confusion here. I tried a Santana at Chicago Music Exchange and the neck somewhat shocked me. Then I tried one somewhat later and the neck wasn't asoffensive.

    I tried one yet again yesterday, a 2014, and the neck didn't bother me at all. Maybe I'm growing up?:rolleyes:

    I didn't plug it in; I just played it a little bit unplugged. It actually felt really sweet. I'm going back tomorrow, possibly, and spend some quality time with it plugged in.

    The specs of this one are:

    • Mahogany Body
    • Flame Maple 10 top
    • Mahogany Neck
    • Abalone “Santana” body inlay
    • V12 finish
    • Santana pickups
    • Bird inlays
    • New Eagle headstock inlay
    • 24.5 scale
    • Pattern neck carve
    weight 7lbs 8 oz.

    It's a charcoal burst. Purdy, Not my favorite but it's cheap enough I could live with it;)

    Thoughts on how this would be different from a new Retro?
     
  2. ChesterB

    ChesterB New Member

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    The Santana Retro’s I have seen lately make it hard to want to buy a used one. And after getting a SSH last year I can attest to the fact that PRS is building better guitars than ever. The only exception to this might be if a Santana Brazillian came around.
     
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    matonanjin New Member

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    Anyone else? (bump)
     

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