Japan is a great place to go PRS hunting. Some great finds!

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  1. Utkarsh

    Utkarsh A Les Paul guy who loves PRSs

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    So folks, I'm not sure if I have told you this before, but Japan is a PRS (and guitar) lover's paradise.
    You are absolutely spoilt for choice and there are great deals to be had all the time. No wonder, I have purchased three PRS's from there in the last 15 months or so.

    So I have another upcoming biz trip potentially and I had started the process again. Instead of doing it in isolation, sharing is caring and so I just screencaptured the whole thing live.

    The three final shortlisted guitars are actually what I will go and check out. Enjoy, but please don't buy them before me. Pretty please:)

    Just kidding. I am fickle. If you like it , please go ahead. A lot of Japanese retailers ship overseas but make sure you contact them directly (Digimart can tell you which retailer actually owns the guitar), instead of paying a hefty premium to resellers on Ebay.

     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Japan has all the good sh!t. Bottom’s Up is like, my dream store.
     
  3. Utkarsh

    Utkarsh A Les Paul guy who loves PRSs

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    Bottom's up is an interesting one. Has many unique 1990s era PRSs and old limited runs.
    A little out of the way outside of Tokyo (I got terribly lost finding them because of local trains that skip stations and then my phone ran out of battery after a conference call which I took at their reception, so God only knows how I found my way back to the hotel) Staff is friendly enough but more aloof and slightly less foreigner friendly than the stores in Ochanomizu or in Tokyo main city like Shibuya or Shinjuku.
    Sadly they are not tax free so you end up paying 10% more than you would need to.
     
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  4. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Ah Japan - those stores always seem to have a lot of Koa and blue guitars! :)
     
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  5. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Uh............Wrong forum, dude.
     
  6. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I think he’s trying to say he can’t be topped. :eek:
     
  7. GarrettIvo

    GarrettIvo New Member

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    Looking forward to my Olympic trip in August, with some guitar hunting on the side.
    Although I'll be looking more for strats, definitely interested in finding a PRS deal.
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    More like won’t be, I’ve asked.
     
  9. bodia

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

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    I thought he was a Top, an 11Top :p
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Depends where he’s measuring from.
     
  11. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Does this explain why Japan gets all the pink guitars?
     
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  12. bodia

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

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    I hear it's base of your thumb to tip of your fore finger.
     
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  13. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Here you go. Hello Kitty and all.:D
    [​IMG]
     
  14. bodia

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

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    Most definitely would!
     
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  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Precisely what I’m talking about.
     
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  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Race ya!
     
  17. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Totally agree. I got this bonkers topped custom 24 from Japan...

    Mind blowing stuff they got there. Seriously.
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    :eek:
     
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  19. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid Other Alan!

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    enjoyable vid, I'm the same way with my daily reverb feed :D
     
  20. Collywobbles

    Collywobbles New Member

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    Mine too- followed by GP Guitars, who are a bit nearer to PRS' home
     
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