NGD - 2020 Paul's Guitar

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  1. jeffroel

    jeffroel New Member

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    Hi everyone!!


    I’m pretty new around here although I’ve been reading the forum for quite a long time.

    So this is NGD for me, but not the one I was expecting 2 weeks ago when I made the decision to get a new guitar…

    My love for PRSi started 8 years ago and I’ve been fortunate enough to have different models during that time. After some adjusting in my guitar collection (and you know I’m talking about downsizing…) when 2020 started I just had my trusted SC245 57/08 limited, that has been with me since 2013 and that to this day is my go-to guitar and what you could call “the one” (at least for me). On February I finally got a 2018 594 after quite a time wanting one.

    During the lockdown i’ve had a lot of time to rethink my collection and I started selling some of my gear to get what I need right now (well, who am I kidding, and some stuff I just want xD) . My plan was to get a plain old used McCarty (non 10 top, dots). I sold mine 2 years ago and I regret it every day, and I wanted to cover the 25 scale PRS field.

    Well. After searching for one, I started to pay attention to the Paul’s Guitar ads. To be fair, I’ve never liked the model until this point, but I’m not sure why, something started to attract me more and more to it and I thought about giving it a try since most stores offer a trial period and I can return it in case I’m not in love with it. So 1 week ago I’m pretty sure I’m getting a 10 top Paul’s Guitar (2020 of course) in Copper or Black Gold Wrap Burst . And then, this happened:



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    Oops. Someone seems to like it.

    Non 10 top Yellow Tiger. I saw it on a big European Store and I fell in love with the top. It’s clearly not a 10 top, but it has something… I wasn’t sure about the yellow tiger finish but now that it’s here I don’t regret it at all. To sum it up, it’s gorgeous.

    Youtube has been my main source of info for the model and I expected it to be like a McCarty but with different pickups. In my short time testing it, I can say it feels like a McCarty, but like a special one. The sounds I’m still trying to tune my gear to accommodate the Paul but it’s like nothing I’ve hear before. I don’t know if its the narrow pickups or the TCI magic but it’s like it’s bright and warm at the same time and just at the right amount; crazy string definition…and it sustains also like crazy. Single coil tones are just unbelievable (specially in the neck position).

    I will update with more impressions but for now it’s clearly a keeper :)

    A couple of extra pictures to show the difference shades of the finish
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  2. Straight_six

    Straight_six Always originate, never duplicate

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    Awesome guitar man, congrats!
     
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  3. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    That is HOT!
     
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  4. Rhythmisking

    Rhythmisking New Member

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    That looks beyond a 10 top to me, but what do I know? It's awesome.
     
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  5. bodia

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

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    Beautiful! Congrats on a spectacular guitar!
     
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  6. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    Gorgeous, I hope you can write & play some cool stuff on it!
     
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  7. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats! THat's a beauty!


    Sweet top!
     
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  8. Muybien04

    Muybien04 New Member

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    Gorgeous! Congrats!
     
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  9. Davey

    Davey Dis membered

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    Congrats! That is a Beautiful yellow tiger.
     
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  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Way to make an entrance!
    Not a 10 top?!!??? Humbug, congrats!
     
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  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Most excellent.
    Paul’s guitar is probably my favourite PRS that I haven’t gotten around to buying yet.
    Love the colour - it’s what Paul would use.
    Enjoy.
     
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  12. Black-Viper75

    Black-Viper75 New Member

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    A most excellent and beautiful guitar. Congrats!!!
     
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  13. Alan Jurgens

    Alan Jurgens New Member

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    Congratulations on a beautiful guitar! The detail and depth from these are amazing.
     
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  14. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    Man that's smokingly hot and beautiful! You're gonna love it long time and mine is never leaving my side!

    You're right on about it sounding like nothing else, very unique pickups. I just had to raise the pole pieces on the low e and a, I needed a little more oomph there and that did the trick!
     
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  15. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    KILLER!!! Congtats!!!
     
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  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Just beautiful! Enjoy it.
     
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  17. Slow Dog Noodle

    Slow Dog Noodle New Member

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    I love it. Looks like your cat does too. My next PRS will be either a yellow tiger or an orange tiger. For some reason i'm really drawn to that look.
     
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  18. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Congrats!
     
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  19. SinSir

    SinSir New Member

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    Thats a looker! Congrats
     
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  20. JonH

    JonH New Member

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    Ten top or not .... that is a beauty and I have a soft spot for Tiger Yellow! Congratulations!!
     
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