Modern Eagle I Questions

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by MBM54, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Send him my way - I still have 3 fiddles to sell!
     
  2. MBM54

    MBM54 New Member

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    That is spectacular! I'm sure it plays just as good as it looks and was meant for you!
     
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  3. MBM54

    MBM54 New Member

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    Smart choice to hold onto them. I assume the wood grade/selection from the earlier (2007) and later (2012) runs are the same? Having 9 at the moment, I can't imagine anyone would know better than you. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it!
     
  4. MBM54

    MBM54 New Member

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    Thank you so very much for that, Sir. I very appreciate the help! I had feeling something was off as its on reverb for a price lower than an ME1. I prefer the RW necks myself as well. In combination with the stoptail bridge, that became my standard after owning an ME1.
     
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  5. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    If you're after dark, old-growth, BRW, my opinion is... skip the ME1 and find one of the 250 'Brazilian Rosewood McCarty' models and upgrade the stock pickups to 57/08's. Also consider one of the Brazilian Rosewood Limited McCarty models with East Indian RW neck and BRW fretboard.

    If you must have an ME1, consider the SCT variant before you pull the trigger on the more common double-cut.
     
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  6. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    I only have one from the original run, but it’s #1 in my collection. RPs and all. :D

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  7. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    Although it looks similar to a ME1 in tiger eye finish, this CU22 has many different ingrediants compared to ME1, like:
    - sapwood quilt maple top VS ME1's heartwood maple top
    - CU mahogany back thickness VS ME 1/8" increased thickness
    - hard gloss finish VS thin satin nitro finish
    - Indian RW thin neck VS BRW RW fat neck
    - gold plated VS gold anodized hardware
    - low VS high increment in future value

    To me, this CU22 is uncomparable to ME1. It's a good guitar, but sit in a different league. Keep looking for the real one if you have such budget.
    I don't own ME1 as ME1's used prices are so insane so I got an MEQ instead. Superb PRS Artist grade quality in a reasonable price IMHO.

    Sorry for the fire though. Life must go on!

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  8. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    That is a VERY cool looking piece of wood!
     
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  9. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    The ME1's that were released in 2012 were 2007-ish guitars that PRS stopped building and stored away when the federal government was cracking down on transport of Brazilian rosewood due to its status as an endangered species. After that cleared up, PRS finished building those guitars and shipped them. Depending on how complete they were when production was halted, they may have gotten old or new parts installed.
     
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  10. MBM54

    MBM54 New Member

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    I received a phone call this morning from the seller saying he’s going to hold onto his ME1 as it’s the only one he has and knows he’ll never find one in that condition again.

    After all the positive feedback here on the ME1, I’m searching for another. There’s one on eBay in charcoal (not my favorite color for PRS but it’ll do). The price is little high, with offers indicating its firm, but looks truly NOS from 2012. Hoping a forum member is the seller, knows them or this guitar in particular. With something of this price and on eBay, I want to be smart and prefer personal referrals or feedback rather than eBay feedback. Worse case scenario I’ll pay a little extra and go Private stock if you all advise. Thank you all very much.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/223484721365
     
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  11. MBM54

    MBM54 New Member

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    Thanks for this! Very much looking forward to having one again.
     
  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I’d like to point out that I’ve never been to med school, dental school, or law school. I’m just a voluntary servant serving my fellow man, and none of the currency in this photo ever belonged to me. I was merely a fiduciary of said funds.
     
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  13. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    Welcome to this forum MBM54. I know the seller. He does not play guitar AT ALL so it's probably as he says, stored away, nos unplayed. I don't think he's on here however not sure. He will most certainly honor the bargain you strike with him so feel confident there is no possible rip-off involved. Good luck if you proceed. Tell him I said hi.
     
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  14. MBM54

    MBM54 New Member

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    Thanks! Planning this as and possibly another guitar from a fellow forum member as backups if the original seller won’t accept my increased offer. I may just have to let him have an amp I love, but he wants enough to contemplate a trade, plus cash and I promise to sell him the ME1 if I part with it.
     
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    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    Still my favorite, Tom.

     
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  16. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Yeah, that one is legend!
     
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  17. tdarian

    tdarian Searching for the sound

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    Thats the one that sucked me into the ME1 fold, photos won’t do it justice!
     
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  18. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    Perfection!

     
  19. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    Lordy, I remember that guitar. AMAZING top!


     
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  20. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    My first ME1 was a FBJ stoptail. I LOVED that guitar, but hated the RP pickups. Perhaps hate is a strong word, but 57/08s REALLY made it something special. However, over the years, the Faded Blue Jean faded a bit too much for my taste. It sort of turned a weird light-greenish, natural. Instead of having it refinished, I sold it to finance my Private Stock. I ended up replacing it with the last original-spec, Emerald ME1 produced. I still didn’t like the RPs, so I swapped in a set of zebra Dragon 1s. It’s ungodly good. When PRSh visited the Cincinnati GC a few years ago, QueenCityGuitars gave it a spin through something like a 5150. If you guys don’t know him, Bryan is a MONSTER guitar player. He literally had guys line up and ask him to play stuff. Grab one if you can. The Modern Eagles are only a pickup swap away from perfection.

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