NGD - 408 Braz

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by hippietim, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. hippietim

    hippietim Not a new user...

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    I got it last week - haven't taken any pics of it yet but here's one of it being gigged last Friday:

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  2. Shawn@PRS

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    Nice. I'm really liking Makena Blue
     
  3. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    Great looking guitar HT... Looking forward to seeing more pics of this beauty!!!
     
  4. markie

    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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    Fudge.............................. I think you got my Guitar Tim :tongue:


    Very cool Muh-man :rock: :rock:
     
  5. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    Nice!
    What neck carve is it?
    How does it compare to your other PRS's in the stable?

    Waiting for more info on when mine will arrive.
     
  6. hippietim

    hippietim Not a new user...

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    That is very likely because there was an anonymous note in the case addressed to "My dearest shnookie Markie" - the rest of the message is not appropriate for the forum.
     
  7. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Dig it. How do you like the 408's with BRW?
     
  8. tolm

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    Nice! I'm loving my new 408 Standard but there are times those maple tops start a calling! :)
     
  9. hippietim

    hippietim Not a new user...

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    I didn't even look at the tag - it's not a thin neck so it must be a regular pattern carve.

    Very favorably. It feels great, excellent fit and finish. In terms of tone, it sounds pretty close to my PS Signature (no surprise there). I wouldn't mind if it were a pound or so lighter but it's not as heavy as several other guitars I have.
     
  10. hippietim

    hippietim Not a new user...

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    So far, so good. It sounded killer at the gig. I never even plugged it into my rig before hand - I just restrung it, set it up, and took it to the gig. I've been using my Stars & Stripes Sig in rehearsal lately so I had a good idea of how this guitar would fit the music and it performed pretty much as I had expected.
     
  11. hippietim

    hippietim Not a new user...

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    Do you think that makes that much of a difference? I'm not sure if I could tell the difference or not with a blind test - it'd be interesting to try a several with/without maple tops to compare.
     
  12. iahawk36

    iahawk36 Prince of Paisley

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    Great score Tim!!!
     
  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Beautiful guitar, enjoy it Tim!
     
  14. tolm

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    Not sure - the Standard sounds killer and feels exactly like my old McCarty which had the same (well, Wide/Fat vs Pattern) neck but I didn't get to A/B it against a MT model. I did play a couple of MT Studios but the 408 felt and sounded better to me. A nice flame top just looks so good, though ... :)
     
  15. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Congratulations!
     
  16. hoofarted

    hoofarted Sparty On

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    That guitar is so yummy even your shirt wants a taste! haha :D
     
  17. guitarsong

    guitarsong CLIMBING VINTAGE PRS MT.

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    Very nice fret board. Congrats
     
  18. markie

    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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    Dammit :(.............................................. & Shawn left me a note :eek:




    Thanks for not sharing the remainder of the note Tim :redface:
     
  19. tolm

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    Just found this on YouTube - comparing the maple top Sig Ltd with the all-mahogany 408 Standard (albeit with the rosewood neck):

    http://youtu.be/4qmGOSWrk9E

    408 sounds a lot like mine - even with the rosewood neck, To me, the Sig Ltd sounds 'hollower' - maybe more detailed with that? - a little more top end and a little less mids? 408 Standard sounds beefier which, for what I play, is better for me but I can see how subtler, more technical playing might benefit from the greater nuances from the maple top Sig.
     
  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    It looks great.
    Those aren't the birds I was expecting.
     

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