I did a bad thing...

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by hord1080, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. hord1080

    hord1080 New Member

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    I recently acquired a minty Korina McCarty and love it, but...my brother-in-law brought over his 19 Custom 24 Artist and I am having serious guitar envy. Opened the sick paisley case and the sweet smell wafts out to greet my nose, and my eyes take in the redic Trampas Green flame top that dances in the light. Lo and behold, there is a beauty of a natural satiny flame maple neck and fretboard/head stock that just feels like wood when you caress it - I am now 100% a maple neck fan. Fast neck too, love the wide thin profile and the hardware and details are spec'd perfect - all smoked out tuner knobs and bridge, filled in outline birds and black PRS signature. It is a pretty thing but also you can tell it has a dark side. I usually prefer chrome, gold, or abalone signature but it all just works here. And finally with 85/15s that sounded as amazing as I have read about and was able to cover all the territory I want with clarity...I was immediately on Reverb coveting a similar guitar! Anyone else have this happen to them? I will try to get some pics up soon. He got it at Moore Guitars online with their insane 48mo 0% financing, which begs the question - is there really any excuse to not buy a new guitar and also get one every 4 years :p
     
  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    "Anyone else have this happen?" Yeah, only everybody here, at least once a month. :) Your timeline is a little long, I would say a new guitar every 4 months, not 4 years.
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I think you meant “and...” there is no “but”.

    It’s time to escalate tensions between you BIL and you. He’s gonna be the envious one when you have two PRS.
     
  4. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

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    I bought a custom 24 sight unseen back in 2017 and it just happened to have a satin maple neck. Fast forward to now and all of my PRSi have satin maple necks, welcome to the dark side :cool:
     
  5. bodia

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

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    48 months, 0%......Hell yeah. You gotta be all over that!
     
  6. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    Do yourself a favor and play one with a solid rosewood neck before you profess your never-dying love for a maple neck.

    I have an AP HBII with the maple neck and an AP 24-08 with the rosewood neck (pattern thin). The 24-08 with the rosewood neck in pattern thin might just be the perfect modern 6 string guitar.

    ETA.....
    Finding a 2408 with a rosewood neck is going to be next to impossible, but Custom 24s with a rosewood neck are easily found. One example:

    https://reverb.com/item/30635428-pr...razilian-rosewood-fretboard-pattern-thin-neck
     
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  7. Silvertree

    Silvertree I love the smell of a PRS case in the morning.

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    I bought my 594 for the same reason. It will be here tomorrow. Give into the temptation.

     
  8. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I wish I had a friend like that, but my wallet doesn’t!
     
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  9. JonH

    JonH New Member

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    Have we met?? It was only April when I bought a WL CU24 and only yesterday also went for one of the new PRS Exp ME V’s ..... it’s an illness!!
     
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  10. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    An illness to which I hope there is no cure. :cool:
     
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  11. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    To resist is a lesson in futility...

    Feed the beast...

    Brother-in-law, schmother-in-law.

    DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

    You're welcome...:cool:
     
  12. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Those satin maple necks are killer! I only have one with that feature.









    (and I may like the feel better than rosewood...)
     
  13. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    Blasphemy!! ;-)

    I have a satin maple neck and a satin rosewood neck and they're both just amazing in feel.

    If I ran across a 594 SC with a rosewood neck I'd go weak in the knees and probably figure out a way to say I'm sorry to my wife for buying without thinking.
     
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  14. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    I have 5 coats of Meguiar's liquid cleaner/car wax on my satin DC 3 neck now. Can you say handgasm?
     
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    zgordon22 New Member

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    LOL. I LITERALLY SAID THIS AFTER IMPULSIVELY GETTING A PRS SE CUSTOM 24 IN THE FIREBURST RED WHILE MY NEW LES PAUL WAS A DAY AWAY FROM ARRIVING. I feel your pain/happiness brother!
     
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  16. hord1080

    hord1080 New Member

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  18. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    So is this brother-in-law your sibling's husband, or it is your spouse's brother?

    Because, if the former, your sibling could possibly be awarded the guitar as a divorce settlement, or might inherit it in the case of his demise, and naturally it would make sense to then gift it to you...just want to make sure you are aware, not suggesting anything of course...

    :eek:

    I keed, I keed!!!!
     
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  19. hord1080

    hord1080 New Member

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    I feel like the pics don't do it justice! The whole guitar just shimmers with all the flamey goodness. LOVE the Trampas Green on the natural back. I am a nat back guy. Hopefully I can find a similar axe in the near future...
     
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  20. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Mmm...I can almost smell it! She's a stunner! Congrats!!
     
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