NGD CU24 10 Top Faded Blue Burst

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  1. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    2011 PRS Custom 24 Faded Blue Burst 10 Top with Artist Package (finished headstock and gold hardware). The gorgeous figured top is dynamic and the flame plays with the light and angles far more than I imagined. This guitar is absolutely AMAZING!

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    I'm a huge fan of the 59/09 pickups. The bridge pup is about perfect to my ears. I honestly can't stop playing this guitar! I've always wanted a core PRS but really never thought it would happen much less one as matched to my style and music. I always felt they were too expensive but now that I own one I completely understand. I've owned tons of guitars over the years but none of them compare to this level of artistry and craftsmanship. I have 3 SEs as well, Torero, 30th, and CU24 Rosewood. The RW is being sold and replaced by this. Good trade up if you ask me!



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    I personally like the dirty birds birds a lot. Funnythey are so detailed when I got home on the first night, in low light, I thought the branch the owl is on was something on my fret board! Then my girlfriend really impressed me and immediately started naming which birds were what. Show off, she never did that on my SEs!

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    Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy my beauty. I KNOW I do!
     
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  2. Flyin_gnome

    Flyin_gnome New Member

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    Gold works so well with the faded blue. Gorgeous guitar man.
     
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  3. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    That's a beautiful guitar! Congratulations!
     
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  4. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    A fine guitar Sir ....... enjoy :)
     
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  5. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    That looks a lot like my blue 2011 cu24.

    This was my 3rd prs but it is the one that locked me into prs for life. The 5909s in this guitar are amazing.
     
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  6. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    Good taste!

    I agree these 59/09 are amazing. I have trouble even thinking about playing my other guitars, I'm hooked!
     
  7. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    She's a beauty, congrats
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Congrats.
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Fantastic score, congrats!
     
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  10. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Nice guitar...enjoy!!!!
    Love the gold HW.
     
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  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Very nice.
    Enjoy.
     
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  12. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I hear ya.

    The first time I was introduced to prs I was playing with some new guys and we were contemplating forming a band. I knew the bass player and he convinced me to try this guys prs.

    This would have been mid 90s. I really didn't like the tone of the guitar at all so I just politely handed it back.

    It most likely had HFS which is the one prs pickup i do not care for.

    Fast forward 10 years or so and I was looking for a better alternative to a LP. I dont remember how but I became interested in the McCarty model.

    My wife bought me one as a surprise gift just out of the blue and that got the prs ball rolling.
     
  13. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Very good trade up!
     
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  14. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Nice! :)

    And I’m with you on 59/09s.
     
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  15. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    Thanks guys! I'll admit before I saw it in person the one thing I wasnt sure about was the gold HW. Only becuase I've never owned a gold HW guitar but the other one I want and played was hybrid, not a stretch to go full gold. But man do I love it and more so every day since its the only one! Looks killer with the blue
     
  16. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    They really are sweet! I'm still working on dialing in the right sound tapped for my gear and ears but man do I dig em!
     
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  17. SinSir

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    I felt the same about the HFS/VB, albeit the Korean ones. I couldn't get with them on my 30th CU24 floyd se, otherwise a fantastic guitar, but slapped in a set of JB/Jazz and all is right with the world.

    Funny I had the HFS/VBs in a drawer and have a LP that I figured would be perfect for a set of zebras..put em in and haven't turned back, the perfect set of growl in that guitar. Not really everyday sound but man its awesome. My girlfriend is a professional musician with an ear made for music. She rates them a 9 minus in the LP but didn't like them at all in the 30th.

    What an awesome gift from the wife! I could only wish be so lucky some day..
     
  18. bodia

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

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    Yeah, I dig that. Great score!
     
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  19. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I should add that the HFS is a totally different pickup tuned to D or lower.

    I actually liked it detuned. But standard or half step down not so much.
     
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  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations, the figuring in that top is great. Happy playing.
     
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