NGD-Custom 22/408 conversion

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  1. smalls

    smalls New Member

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    Here it is: my new to me 1999 Custom 22/408 conversion. The previous owner sent it in to the PTC for a V12 refinish and had them install the 408's while they had it. Wide thin neck, Birds, 10 top, and possibly the only lefty 408 (sort of) out there. I love it!

    This is my first PRS. It's kind of hard to find lefties, and they're always more expensive than a righty PRS. When this one popped up I couldn't resist.
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  2. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Congrats - Beautiful looking guitar! Love the color. Enjoy.
    PS - What function do the 2 small metal switches perform?
     
  3. geese_com

    geese_com New Member

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    Those are the Mini-Toggle Coil Tap Switches for the 408 pickups.
     
  4. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    Very cool. I didn't know 408s could be installed at the PTC.
     
  5. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Those are the 408 coil taps
     
  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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  8. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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  9. bodia

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

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    Ultra cool! Congrats!
     
  10. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Congrats !!!! Sweet guitar
    Whole be interesting to find out more details about the conversion I would have thought there would be issue in the route size for the neck pickup.
    It sure looks top notch
     
  11. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats! Beauty, eh?!
     
  12. The Fight

    The Fight Long Hair Demigod

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    That looks really nice, congratulations!
     
  13. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    Beautiful! Congrats, and nice work that was done!! Enjoy it.

    Kevin
     
  14. Luminandy

    Luminandy New Member

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    I would guess they put a maple plug in there, then route out a new hole for the nf. The ring probably covers that area so it looks natural. They did a fine job! Beautiful axe!
     
  15. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I thought the same... very cool!
     
  16. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    +1 on Les remark
     
  17. the.hatter

    the.hatter New Member

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    Looks great congrats!

    But man lefties are startling to the eyes lol. :)
     
  18. smalls

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    Look what I found to keep my 408/22 company: a "Bugs Henderson" Dallas combo! My current amp was having issues and a local shop had this on their used wall. Ran over and tried it out and I had to take it home.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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  20. smalls

    smalls New Member

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    Well, I got to use the 22/408 in a gig setting this morning. It was AWESOME. I haven't been able to put this thing down since I got it. I really love playing this guitar. I know some of that is that new guitar honeymoon period, but I don't care. Anyways, it worked exactly like I hoped when I bought it. I made full use of the various switching options/coil taps and it worked wonderfully. It sounded great, and if I needed it to cut through it did, and if I needed to sit in the mix it did that too. The 408 pickups/switching really are very flexible. My other guitar sounded good, but I always had to wrestle with a few features. It just didn't "fit" me as well as this one does. I can't remember one time today where I worried about the guitar. I just played. I'm very happy.
     
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