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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by rmg471, Jul 10, 2018.
Now that would make me happy to be "old"!
Be interested to hear your thoughts on it vs newer PRS.
I'm right with you Ron (Matonanjin), and still working so I can buy another PRS.
I was promised pictures yesterday.
Ask, and you shall receive. Knock, and the door shall be opened.
I can sum it up in one word: honky. The bridge pickup (first position on the rotary) and the second position are really honky. As far as playability and staying in tune, it’s just as good as my new Artist Pack CU24.
When I say “honky,” I mean it has a mid range that is different than any of my other PRSi. I haven’t heard anything like it.
If you turn the sweet switch on, it sounds more like the new 85/15 pickups. If you leave it off, it’s honky.
Everything on the guitar works. Everything is still tight and snug. It’s been played the heck out of though. That just means it was a good one.
Oh! Is honky good, bad or just different? The T&Bs are unusual pickups in that they have both feeder and slug magnets, which I think is one of the reasons they sound unlike most other pickups. Position two is 'power out of phase' assuming it's stock, which tends to be a 'hollow' sort of a sound. In an '86 guitar it should be both pickups together other out of phase. A bit later it changes to one coil of (from memory) the B pickup against both coils of the T out of phase. The power out of phase seems to vary a lot guitar to guitar. Ditto the sweet-switch. I've found the early guitars quite sensitive to the volume control position too - i.e. the sound changes a lot if you back the volume down a bit. Anyway I hope you like it
Congrats. I also look at birth year guitars. 1980!
Unless PRSh was making guitars in utero, it'll never happen for me as we are the same age.
But... a '56 anything would still make me pretty dang happy!
Oh... and congrats! What a cool guitar.
I think I have something I bought new from that year.
Hot lookin' axe!
I’m #blessed that most guitars made in the 70’s kinda suck.
Yes, but you have your "magic touch".
I don't know that I want a guitar from my Birth year - PRS certainly weren't around and I don't recall any manufacturers even looking at re-issues or making guitars inspired from this decade let alone my actual year. You get 58/59 Gibsons, 60's neck profile, even the Silver Sky Pick-ups are inspired by 64/65 strats but I can't think of any 'great' guitars that I would want. The 70's was when the Japanese copies seemed to flood the market - at least as far as I can tell - I was too young to know from experience.
I am happy with the more recent PRS guitars but my oldest guitar is currently a 1990's Washburn EA20WR (Electro Acoustic in Mahogany Wine Red burst). I did have a 70's Epiphone Les Paul Custom but my oldest electric now is a 2016 PRS 594. I guess if I had the opportunity to buy an 80's/90's PRS (especially their Dragon's with Dragon inlay on the neck) at a good price, I would...
The wood tone standards have always been my fav. I was thinking about buying a cherry colored SE, stripping the finish, then giving it a Tru-Oil coating.
I’m loving it. At first I missed the normal tone knob, but I’ve adjusted.
I live about 15 minutes from this shop and have played this guitar. It's a beaut. Great buy!