Meet Betty...

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  1. IRG

    IRG New Member

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    I don't normally name my guitars, but when I got this the other day on Betty White's 98th birthday, and it just seemed appropriate. Plus it was my grandmother's name, long since passed (died at 101.5 years old - and my nickname for her was "Unsteady Betty" which is not what you really want in a guitar, by I digress.

    I found out after getting a new S2 CU 24 in November from Sweetwater that I really was into PRS again, and then I found out I had a really good local dealer only an hour away, Ish Guitars, in Syracuse. I saw this on their website, and it immediately had my attention. I bought a new SE Mira just last month from there, but it never scratched the itch. So I sold a Les Paul (had been my #1), traded in the new Mira, sold some stuff around the house I didn't need, to be able to afford "Betty".

    A CE 24 in Antique White top. Just a lovely shade of almost french vanilla colored white. But I love the fact that it has the natural back and sides, and lovely antique binding too. I really dig the different textures too, gloss body, but the maple neck is a thin satin finish (almost feels like there's no finish, but is so smooth). The Pattern Thin neck suits me just a bit more than the Pattern Regular of the CU24, but both great in their own ways. The CE has the USA 85/15 pickups, but the S versions seem awfully close to me, perhaps a bit brighter on the S version. I definitely prefer the toggle switch over the blade. Tremolo and tuners are the same and work great. Similar guitars, slightly different voice, but very different feel because of the necks. I had 6 electrics, now down to these two, and a Tele. No more buying. For a bit.

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  2. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    +1. i was going to buy that if you didn’t.
     
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  3. IRG

    IRG New Member

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    I was surprised it lasted long enough for me to get it. They have some very cool stuff there. I was considering an S2 594 when they come out, but their ETA was really quite a ways off, and I couldn't wait. Something to consider in the future.
     
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  4. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Lookin good Betty!

    Dressed in white, perhaps "Nurse Betty"??? ;)
     
  5. Asmonaco

    Asmonaco New Member

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    As the proud owner of an Antique White/Natural 594 SC, I can say that this is indeed a fantastic color - Congrats on your new addition!
     
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  6. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Woah White Betty, bab-ba-lam

    Lovely Lady ;)
     
  7. Plugske

    Plugske You plug it in, it turns you on.

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    That white top and natural back and neck really does it. Astonishing! Excellent choice.
     
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  8. IRG

    IRG New Member

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    I really like the contrast too. Loved to see them do a black top and natural back as well.
     
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  9. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Betty makes me sweaty....

    Nice one!!!
     
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  10. IRG

    IRG New Member

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    I wonder how a CE would work with a bolt on single cut style? Has this been done before?
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Classic beauty, congrats!
     
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  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Hello Betty.
    Solid move.
     
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  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Love the way that looks! Great choice.
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Bangin’!

    I did one of my CE’s in that color scheme a few years ago... should’ve kept it like that.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    Yeah, man, that's a sweet score! Love it! Just had some interaction with Jesse myself. Good guy to deal with.
     
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  16. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    superb!
     
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  17. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    FANTASTIC
     
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  18. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    Took the words right out of my mouth.!!!
     
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  19. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    Howdy Doody Betty. Looking good.!!!
     
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  20. IRG

    IRG New Member

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    What did you change it to? I understand you like blue...
     
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