NGD: Beater 2005 Modern Eagle 1

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Nick Gardiner, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Nick Gardiner

    Nick Gardiner New Member

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    This has been in a shop near me for a while. Had played it a few times and was in awe, really one of the best I had played but not such an amazing top and very very very worn! Belonged to the guitars of a famous Japanese singer and was obviously well used! But is was always well over priced.

    Anyway, I popped in and it was reduced along with all their PRS stock. Still not dirt cheap but enough to make me consider it. One play and I was sold. Have had 3 of these before and always let them go as I prefer 24 fret Customs and Les Pauls for 22 fret twin hum buckers. Rosewood neck always felt a little harsh to me., not as warm. The tremolo seems to give it a bit more resonance. This one really responds to a delicate touch.

    Anway, take a look, lots of natural wear and tear, the finish is through to the wood in places. Love the feel as I really like old vintage guitars. Not my favourite color or top but such a wonderful guitar to play. Gorgeous neck and inlays! Frets in great condition as obviously well maintained by a pro with very light even wear.

    Anybody seen a ME1 played like this???

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  2. Nick Gardiner

    Nick Gardiner New Member

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    I love it! I can play it without worrying about getting a scratch on it! ME1s when new were very susceptible to the slightest scratch!
     
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  3. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    That's just getting broken in! Go play it and don't look back. Beauty. B)
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats! And I dig the top!
     
  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Seems to me pretty much what a 10 year old ME would want to look like.
    Great guitar.
     
  6. vox801

    vox801 New Member

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    Just think, you don't have to fret about that first scratch or nick on a new guitar. Congrats and enjoy!
     
  7. Nick Gardiner

    Nick Gardiner New Member

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    I know. I remember having a brand new one in 2005... Scared to death with that matte finish.

    This thing really rings! I sold the older ones as I always liked LPs better but this is special. All the shop staff really liked it too.
     
  8. bodia

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

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    Love it! Looks as it should, IMO! Congrats!
     
  9. Huggy B

    Huggy B Whiizzz

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    ........plus, if you decide to do a refinish somewhere down the line you have a lot of options.
    Nice grab.
     
  10. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    Future PTC project...Nice axe.
     
  12. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    That's a great player!! Congrats!!
     
  13. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    That natural wear & tear and patina are fabulous...not an overpriced poser.

    And another example that the best looking guitars are quite often not the best playing / sounding guitars...

    Congrats and enjoy that mojo machine!
     
  14. Shawn@PRS

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    It does my heart good to see a guitar like that with honest play wear!
     
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  15. fgeorge097

    fgeorge097 New Member

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    What is it exactly about the ME that everybody loves? Have never played one.
     
  16. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    For me the rosewood neck is a big part of it. I love the feel of it and it adds an earthiness to the sound of the guitar that suits me well.
     
  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    DreamTheaterRules On Double Secret Probation

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    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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    Must be a great guitar as the previous owner really enjoyed playing it!
     
  20. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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