My dream guitar - HBII with rosewood neck

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  1. Jo-

    Jo- f-hole lover

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    Hey, hey! Years ago when I got my first 2003 Hollowbody and after experiencing the feel of a naked rosewood neck I always wished for a HB with one. But PRS said they would never make them as they were too neck heavy, bla bla bla. But as always, things change and PRS did make a few non PS HB's with IRW necks.

    I was thrilled when I was able to snag one second hand for a good deal. Black Cherry wasn't my ideal colour but and would have preferred a vintage yellow or something different (I already have 2 black cherry PRSi), but it had the rosewood neck. I wasn't going to be picky.

    It sounds incredible, although I must say the sound of the rosewood neck isn't as pronounced as the irw neck on my CU22. However, it just feels great. It also isn't neck heavy, maybe it's a little more heavier than a mahogany neck, but I would in no way call it neck heavy. It balances nicely on my lap and when standing.

    So I present to you my 2013 PRS HBII Artist package with Indian rosewood neck and Brazilian fretboard. So here's the eye candy.

    Flamey arse shot first! Look at that neck!!

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    So what do you think?
     
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  2. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    That's a beauty!! Congrats!


    Sweet top!
     
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  3. bodia

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

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    Can’t beat the feeling of that raw rosewood. I know why you longed for one.
     
  4. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    OK, that's my new favorite guitar!:)
    I hope you get many years of enjoyment from it.
     
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  5. RickP

    RickP One Guitar Short...

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    Rosewood necks are habit forming. I have the 594 HBII BRW dream from time to time, but always wake up. I'll keep dreaming, but I'm glad you found yours!
     
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  6. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    That is killer!
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Bloody awesome.
     
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  8. Jo-

    Jo- f-hole lover

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    They sure are... they don't call it "crackwood" for nothing. :D
     
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  9. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Oooooo, HB2, rosewood neck and Brazilian rosewood? Hey-O!
     
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  10. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    That's a GORGEOUS guitar. Congrats.





    Also, my local dealer has an artist package HBII with rosewood neck in stock. It's yellow.
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Meh!



























    Tee-hee. Couldn’t resist.

    He’s gorgeous, so much woody goodness;)

    Congratulations :D
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Bangin’!
     
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  13. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Wow! Love the look of the rosewood neck with the black cherry finish!

    Also, the wrapped stain with the black center looks soooooo cool. A lot of people prefer the look of exposed maple binding (I like both exposed and wrapped binding) but this just looks absolutely killer with the wrapped black cherry and black center.

    Congrats, that is an incredibly unique and superb build, right there!
     
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  14. WA Paul

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

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    Congrats and thanks for posting this beauty! Sounds like you found a lighter weight IRW neck, or PRS selected it for the HB II run they did. Some RW necks DO weigh a ton!
     
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    docteurseb New Member

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    Congrats on the HBII, those RW necks are fantastic feeling/playing.


    That one sure looks like it's from Danville's Music in CA. Got to see/try it in person, really beautiful HBII too.
     
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  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    What a beautiful guitar! Wow.
     
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  17. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Mmm mmm good!
     
  18. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Dayum fine!
     
  19. Mozzi

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

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    Stunning guitar and I love the Black Cherry. I would love a Rosewood neck on my Hollowbody ii as well.

    Mine is a Fire Red Burst 1 piece Maple top/back Hollowbody ii
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    This seems to have replaced Black Cherry now. Its interesting seeing the way yours has the colour all round where the binding would be and the Mahogany sides painted black...
     
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  20. Jo-

    Jo- f-hole lover

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    Absolutely beautiful... I can only assume that mine got the binding dyed because maybe they did a boo-boo and ruined the natural binding. And normally black is the back colour for black cherry (isn't it). Interesting that yours didn't even get the black. I also have a Singlecut HBI in black cherry, I will have to check what the back mahogany colour is ... I think it may be black cherry too. Can't remember now. My black cherry CE24 has the black back.
     

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