Natural Curly Maple Fetish

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  1. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    My tendency to choose guitars with curly maple and a natural finish is looking like it is bordering on fetishism....lol.

    Needed a better acoustic upgrade for a couple of upcoming projects so I picked up that Washburn that is flipped backwards. Then I realized the back and sides are as good a maple as most tops. So I put my nattys together side by side. Crappy cell phone shot doesn't give a true idea as to the depth on these fiddles, but you get the idea........I may have a problem. :D

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  2. MichaelC24

    MichaelC24 New Member

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    Beautiful family you got there!
    I’m also a sucker for a natural finish.been looking for a PRS Custom 24 with a natural flame/quilt maple & gold hardware for some time now...
     
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  3. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    S**T! I just noticed that all of them have gold (or hybrid) hardware as well!
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Nice!

    You’ve got a type.
     
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  5. Mozzi

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

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    Its not that different from my 'family' of guitars - 4 Fire Burst Red PRS guitars (594, 509, Cu24, HBii) and a Wine Red Washburn acoustic...

    I wouldn't necessarily call it a 'fetish', more a case of knowing exactly what colours you like and fortunately, PRS makes Guitars in that colour scheme for us...
     
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  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I understand perfectly. I have the same "problem." I mean, how can you dismiss Mother Nature?

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  7. bodia

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

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    Hot stuff!
     
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  8. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Unfortunately, Mother Nature has determined that my afro days are long behind me. It is all Gillette razors now :'(
     
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  9. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    What's wrong with that Fatboy, that it's stuck inside?!?!?
     
  10. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Another thing we have in common (although I never could have sported an Afro). :oops:
     
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  11. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Oh she isn't "stuck". I just don't have a garage so she resides indoors. :) Hell....I know guys who ride theirs into their kitchens.....lol

    Oh, and she is a Heritage ;)
     
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  12. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    Ha, I dig it!! Mine has her own garage, and I won't let anyone else park in her bedroom.

    I saw the rear lights and bags and thought Heritage Softtail, but the freight train light, two up seat, front fender, instrument cluster/leather made me think Fatboy.
     
  13. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    That is because she is a 1992! I buy my bikes like I buy most of my fiddles....USED but in EXCELLENT condition. She only has 11,600 miles on her. And I put a couple of those on her since a couple of years ago when I got her.
     
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  14. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    Ok, part of that is good, part is bad, IMHO.

    I dig the used bike thing, and doing all the work. But that 11,600 is sad!! There have been periods when I almost put that on one of my bikes in a YEAR! You gotta go get out in the wind more man!!
     
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    You need to add some curly maple to that bike.

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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Hey you know I’m down with the natural thing. Stick with it. Although your other PRS is cute as a button too!
     
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  17. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    lol....I only picked up that bike a couple of years ago. There were 9000 on it when I got it :D
     
  18. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Truly, that is the one that gets the most playing time.
     
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  19. DougUSMC

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    Once again, I stand corrected. In that case you got a hella deal, congrats to you Sir!!
     
  20. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Valve seals could be done as they must've gotten a little brittle from sitting so much....getting a little smoke out of my exhaust. But, I keep an eye on the oil and just ride it as of now....lol....I'm sure I will get around to it....one day :-D
     

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