New to PRS. Mark Holcomb Sig help.

xjoeyalexanderx

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Hey guys I am brand new to PRS guitars although I have played for a few years.

I just bought my first prs. It is a 2019 Mark Holcomb signature SE.

I have heard that it is best to change the cheap nut that these come with and also the locking tuners.

I wondered if anyone out there had advice and/or links to where you can buy the best upgraded parts for this guitar.

I appreciate your time and thank you ahead of time for checking this out and responding.

Take care!
 

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Hey guys I am brand new to PRS guitars although I have played for a few years.

I just bought my first prs. It is a 2019 Mark Holcomb signature SE.

I have heard that it is best to change the cheap nut that these come with and also the locking tuners.

I wondered if anyone out there had advice and/or links to where you can buy the best upgraded parts for this guitar.

I appreciate your time and thank you ahead of time for checking this out and responding.

Take care!


Tuners:
https://us.prsaccessories.com/collections/tuners/products/prs-se-locking-tuners-set

Core nut:
https://us.prsaccessories.com/collections/s2-parts/products/string-nuts-set-of-2

Congrats on your PRS and welcome to the forum!
 

xjoeyalexanderx

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Also any aftermarket brands or stick with prs? And I probably should've mentioned that I would definitely prefer black, even the bridge would be cool to change out so everything is black.
 

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Hey mate, I couldn't tell if you have the 6 string or the 7 string variant.
I have the 7 string and changed out the tuners. You will need to take the tuner buttons (wings/pegs, whatever they're called) off each of the stock tuners and put them on the locking tuners. The 7 string tuner buttons are narrower. If you don't change the buttons, they will graze the headstock when rotating/tuning on the low B string.
 

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Also any aftermarket brands or stick with prs? And I probably should've mentioned that I would definitely prefer black, even the bridge would be cool to change out so everything is black.
I believe Hipshot makes a black bridge, not sure what the tonal benefit is.

I’d say if PRS makes it, go with that, if not, then look at other brands.
 

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I believe Hipshot makes a black bridge, not sure what the tonal benefit is.

I’d say if PRS makes it, go with that, if not, then look at other brands.
When I had a Holcomb one of my fave things was the bridge. I wouldn’t mess with it.

I just did the nut.

Sold it bc I couldn’t get along with the 20” radius and high frets.
 

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When I had a Holcomb one of my fave things was the bridge. I wouldn’t mess with it.

I just did the nut.

Sold it bc I couldn’t get along with the 20” radius and high frets.
I like the bridge as well, the black chrome is a nice touch. Maybe the saddles could be swapped for a graphite set. I did the nut, may do locking tuners at some point but in the meantime they’re fine. Fretboard radius doesn’t bother me too much. Maybe it would if I came from strat land.

I bought both the walnut and the burst models when it first got released, ended up returning the walnut one. Didn’t play nearly as well even after I set them up. Was nice having em on the wall together for a bit.

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I wonder if anyone’s tried removing the gloss to give it a matte finish like the US model.
 
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