My first PRS

Herr Squid

I was severely impressed
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(I'll take Steve's like as an implicit "yes")

Here's my first, no longer with me, but fondly remembered:

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11top

Cousin Eddie's cousin
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I would totally change the saddles and pickups but…. Then it wouldn’t be the same as my first PRS.

Makes me cringe a little to see this beauty laying directly on pointy looking gravel…especially with an exposed truss area.

Aren’t there decency laws pertaining to exposing your truss rod hole in public?!! :eek::oops:
 

sergiodeblanc

Don’t you ever cry again for the rest of your life
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Makes me cringe a little to see this beauty laying directly on pointy looking gravel…especially with an exposed truss area.

Yeah, but it’s like, a good cringe.
:eek::eek:



Aren’t there decency laws pertaining to exposing your truss rod hole in public?!! :eek::oops:

Ehhh… I get a thrill from it. Why, you gonna narc on me?
 

Alnus Rubra

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Makes me cringe a little to see this beauty laying directly on pointy looking gravel…especially with an exposed truss area.

I think you’re a little rash with this comment!

:eek::eek:



Aren’t there decency laws pertaining to exposing your truss rod hole in public?!! :eek::oops:

Some would call it visual art! Or a perfect analogy!
 

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Cousin Eddie's cousin
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OK.
The guitar is beautiful.
That being said...
Is there a story behind the guitar?
Why did you acquire that guitar?
What led you to the PRS world?

I saw PRS guitars in a magazine ad. I was drawn to the figured maple in the ad pics, having acquired a figured wood interest from my father who was a wood collector.

I found a PRS shop in Indy, Guitars and More (Dean became a life-long friend), and I ordered a CE and this Artist II, both in natural. I told Dean I was only interested in the Artist II if it had a really nice quilt top. I was not disappointed.
 

Boogie

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Christmas 2001. Mrs. B says, “this year, why don’t you go get that guitar you’ve been wanting?”. Precisely .004 seconds later, I was on the phone to GC on the north side of Indy setting an appointment to audition everything possible. The manager coordinated with all of the staff that owned PRSi and I had 6 different models to play! They didn’t stock but a couple but they had a couple hundred in corporate inventory to choose from once I knew what I wanted.

After all was said and done, even though I preferred the feel of the Santana, I opted for the quintessential PRS…the Custom 24…as my entry into the mad mad obsession. The color choice was so overwhelming. More than the catalog showed, so I selected sight unseen. Teal black! When it arrived, I got to open the case to inspect at the store, but my deal with Mrs. B was no playing until Xmas. :( Toughest 3 weeks of my life at the time.

I was so blown away. At first it was the aesthetics. Finish and top we’re 200% better than anything else I’d ever seen. (Truth: Mrs. B set no budget. If I’d known about the Artist package, I would have that, but no one tried to up-sell me)

Then, I started playing. Never had I experienced that level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Should have ordered the Santana immediately, but I was so smitten w/ the Cu24, it didn’t cross my mind.

Anyway enough BS, here’s how she looked, stock:

cu24-1.jpg

cu24-2.jpg


* no gravel was disturbed while taking these shots.
 
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bodia

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Christmas 2001. Mrs. B says, “this year, why don’t you go get that guitar you’ve been wanting?”. Precisely .004 seconds later, I was on the phone to GC on the north side of Indy setting an appointment to audition everything possible. The manager coordinated with all of the staff that owned PRSi and I had 6 different models to play! They didn’t stock but a couple but they had a couple hundred in corporate inventory to choose from once I knew what I wanted.

After all was said and done, even though I preferred the feel of the Santana, I opted for the quintessential PRS…the Custom 24…as my entry into the mad mad obsession. The color choice was so overwhelming. More than the catalog showed, so I selected sight unseen. Teal black! When it arrived, I got to open the case to inspect at the store, but my deal with Mrs. B was no playing until Xmas. :( Toughest 3 weeks of my life at the time.

I was so blown away. At first it was the aesthetics. Finish and top we’re 200% better than anything else I’d ever seen. (Truth: Mrs. B set no budget. If I’d known about the Artist package, I would have that, but no one tried to up-sell me)

Then, I started playing. Never had I experienced that level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Should have ordered the Santana immediately, but I was so smitten w/ the Cu24, it didn’t cross my mind.

Anyway enough BS, here’s how she looked, stock:

cu24-1.jpg

cu24-2.jpg


* no gravel was disturbed while taking these shots.
Cool story, but, 20 years later and you still don’t have a Santana!
 
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