Moons and Dots Please

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  1. ( . )( . )

    ( . )( . ) New Member

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    I own 4 prs core guitars.. a 91 CU24 with birds, a 2011 CU22 with outline birds, an 01 McCarty Standard with moons, and a 97 CE24 with dots. Aesthetically, I like the 91 birds the least - in fact, I wish PRS would make more guitars with dots or moons, because some of us just don’t dig the birds that much.

    That said, the 2011 CU22 is by far the best of the bunch playability wise so I think PRS is improving with age. The all hog McCarty is pretty special also though.

    I just wish I could get a new core model besides a DGT without birds. I understand that it really doesn’t cost PRS more to do birds nowadays, and that’s their signature thing, but I still would like the option.

    Side note - I’m not a fan of most of the S2’s (I know I can get a dot satin) I’ve played - maybe I’m just spoiled, but they don’t feel anything like what I’m used to. In all honestly, I generally prefer SE’s.
     
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  2. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Feed & Seed

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    Speak to your choice of PRS sales rep. They can special-order one for yourself with moons or dots that would reduce the cost a little from a core model.
     
  3. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    How about Bats?

    They're kind of like "moon birds" :)
     
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  4. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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  5. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    I dig the bats. :cool:
     
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  6. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Coolio!!!
     
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  7. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    Bats!

    Far out!

    I have a couple with moondots. They’re cool.

    But I dig the birds too.
    The whole story of Paul’s mother being a birdwatcher, and getting artists to render versions from a bird field guide is interesting to me.

    Putting your name on a headstock is one thing, putting a tribute to your mom on buzzions of guitars is bueno!
     
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  8. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    I like the old moons
     
  9. Big Mike

    Big Mike This space for rent

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    Both of mine have moons. Wish I had birds on one, but it's a minor detail. I don't pay for 10 or artist upcharges either anymore.
    Been there, done that, just want to enjoy them.

    Only played 1 S2 Standard 24 but I was seriously impressed for the $$. <shrug>
     
  10. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    The purple one was my first PRS... still have it! Was very impressed with the bat inlays... so nicely done.
    I've had few with moons also, they are very classy.
     
  11. bodia

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

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    Dig them bats!
     
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  12. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Gotta have the bats
     
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    Parralax view New Member

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    Since I don't have one with Birds, I will love the moons forever.
     
  14. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    I will never buy a guitar with 'dots' on the neck - they look cheap to me! I much prefer a decent inlay and the more ornate and shaped the better. Any idiot can drill a hole for a 'dot' inlay but it takes time to cut in a bird shape. I know its done on a CNC machine these days but its still a sign of quality to me. If they are taking the time to cut and inlay the birds, then they are likely to be taking their time over the rest of the instrument to make sure its quality - not just drilling a hole...
     
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    The bats are difficult to re-sell...

    I've seen one listed for nearly two years around Detroit CL at a low price and it just hangs on. Bumped weekly then off for a while then back on. I haven't seen it since the holidays so either they just pulled it or maybe it sold. But haven't seen any NGD posts with a super deal either. So it will be back I expect.

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  16. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    That's no moon, that's space station.
     

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