New to PRS, just got a SE Santana with a rather odd neck

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  1. Trevor

    Trevor New Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] A couple of months ago I discovered Santana and the moment I heard Black Magic Woman, I was like "Woah, that's some good music" fast forward to 3 moths ago I discovered PRS though a friend and to my amazement I found out that Carlos Santana plays a Paul Reed Smith. I of course get excited and start looking at the SE line. The moment I saw the specs and the look and everything, I was in love and that's how I ended up with a SE Santana. The neck feels absolutely amazing and I looove the pickups. Clean, on the neck pickup the guitar sounds nice and crisp. with gain, the whole guitar just sings and screams at the mids. Gotta love the build quality as well.

    What's odd about mine is that the neck appears to be highly figured/flamed? I haven't seen any other PRS SE with a neck like this and It's definitely a single piece and not a veneer. I cannot find anything on the internet. Everything else seems normal (including the stunning flame maple veneer :D )[​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Wow, that's incredible! Never seen an SE like that. Congrats!
     
  3. n24re

    n24re Enjoying the ride...

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    You just won the neck lottery. My Zach Myers has a similar flamed neck. It is by total chance but every now and then an exceptional piece of wood makes it into the body/neck of an already great guitar.

    It's a keeper!
     
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  4. Jvstrat

    Jvstrat New Member

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    Congrats man, you got a special one there.
     
  5. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Great Score!
     
  6. Huggy B

    Huggy B Space is the place

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    Someone at the SE factory saw that piece of wood and decided to make one of that day's batch a little extra special, you're lucky to find it.

    ...............You only discovered Santana a few months ago?.....................Are you living in Siberia?:D
     
  7. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    Congrats on an amazing SE! Cannot wait for April - new Santana album with the original lineup!
     
  8. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    Never seen a neck like that on an SE before.
    Very nice looking.

    Carl, looking forward to the new album also.
     
  9. bodia

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

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    Sweet as sweet! Love it!
     
  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Awesome neck.
     
  11. shupe13

    shupe13 New Member

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    Absolutely amazing!
     
  12. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    She's a cracker. Enjoy!!:):)
     
  13. Jimi D

    Jimi D New Member

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    That's a gorgeous neck! Lucky bugger... ;)

    Count me in looking forward to Santana's new album as well... :D
     
  14. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    Verrrrry Nice!!! You definitely got lucky there! Congrats.
     
  15. The Fight

    The Fight Long Hair Demigod

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    Hey cool neck indeed! HNGD
     
  16. Korina Jack

    Korina Jack New Member

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    Dang nice!!!
     
  17. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    That is stunning.

    To me...that's what it's all about. Has the feel you like, the sound you like...and has the LOOK of a high end piece of gear costing thousands of dollars more.

    What's not to love???

    All things considered, it's a winner on every front!

    Congrats!
     

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