NGD: Core Mark Holcomb Custom 24

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  1. Utkarsh

    Utkarsh A Les Paul guy who loves PRSs

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    Well technically it's a belated NGD as I got the guitar two weeks ago but I really wanted to play the guitar properly for a while and provide an informed review. Also after the two recent NGDs of the 8 string and the Purple Artist custom 24, I thought you lot would murder me.

    It was quite difficult getting this guitar. These are getting extremely rare since the SE version is going gangbusters and there are less than a 100 of the cores to my knowledge (does anyone here know the exact number).

    I literally had to cajol the previous owner to part with it (price negotiation was out of the question) but luckily I did succeed. It helped that he had his eyes on something else and made a tidy profit since these things have gone up like crazy in the last year. It was a bit eye watering but I consoled myself since this had one of the best tops I have ever seen on a Holcomb. Also, it was practically mint other than the usual PRS nickel hardware aging.

    All my thoughts, as always, are captured in the video review but this year, I have decided to put pen to paper (or keyboard to screen) as well and provide some prose on top of the usual video content.

    So choose your poison

    Article ( I'm still struggling to upload pictures since IMGUR stopped working for me so all the pictures are here)
    https://www.ministryofguitar.com/post/prs-usa-mark-holcomb-review

    Video

     
  2. bodia

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

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    Fantastic! I love it.
     
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  3. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    How is that fingerboard compared to a normal PRS, feel really flat?

    great top on that one. Your getting a pretty obscene collection going.... :)
     
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  4. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Great score!
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations Utkarsh, beautiful and another great video!
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Sweet!
     
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  7. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Score!
    HNGD!
     
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  8. Utkarsh

    Utkarsh A Les Paul guy who loves PRSs

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    It's not as much of an adjustment as one would think. Honestly after 15 minutes I stopped noticing
     
  9. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    I had the neck described to me as PRS’s version of an Ibanez neck.
    True?
     
  10. Utkarsh

    Utkarsh A Les Paul guy who loves PRSs

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    Not really. I played a super wizard for a good period of time when I owned an Ibanez S6UC and this is significantly thicker
     
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  11. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Sweet top! Congrats
     
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  12. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Will watch the whole video later but I checked the first couple minutes to get a peek and it’s stunning!
    I kind of agree with this. I ran into a used one, beat up at GC some years back and was surprised as I generally hate flat radius boards. They did a nice job on the compound. I actually quite enjoyed it. While not ideal for me, I played it for a good hour at the store and it was fun to play.
     
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  13. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 Not buying any more guitars. Again.

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    I can relate. I had a core line Holcomb model which was the closest I've ever come to owning a Private Stock... it looked that good. But, I was persuaded out of it.
     
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  14. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Awesome!!! Enjoy and congrats!!
     
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  15. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Congrats! That is sweet.
     
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  16. Black-Viper75

    Black-Viper75 New Member

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    Fantastic guitar and great video. Congrats !!!
     
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  17. NoisyDante

    NoisyDante There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.

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    Well written article, I’d love to snag one of these one day. They seem to pop up on eBay or reverb every other month or so, but you’re right, few are in top condition.
     
  18. FunkyFreeman

    FunkyFreeman Moo Panuwat

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    Nice score! Especially such nice figured top core Holcomb.
     
  19. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Utkarsh...great review...and great axe.
    Congrats!!!
     

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