NGD Custom 22

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  1. chicagoslim

    chicagoslim New Member

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    I defiantly have a favorite model, the Custom 22. This weekend my favorite shop had a 15% off sale, on NOS 2018 & 2019 models. They had 10 tops, that were so dark, that you couldn't see the wood grain. They had hybrid hardware, that was too bling for me. So I picked up another Black/Gold Burst, CU22.

    They did tempt me with a new DGT (no discount), in Purple. Without the discount, I could have traded one of my S2's and paid less. But, I didn't bring a trade. The store is a 250 mile, round trip. I'm not sure that I want a Purple guitar. Many PRS guitars are selling the same day that they come in. They also got a Scarlet Red S2 Custom 24 (Not a color that the PRS site shows as available in 2021). It sold that day, as well as the DGT.

    Eight people on line, had my Custom 22 in their cart, but didn't complete the sale. So I thought that I had better move on the guitar. Besides, I do like to have a backup, for my best guitar.

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  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Smokin' guitar! Congrats. The Cu 22 was my first PRS

    BTW, to whom are you being defiant? Did your dad not want you to have a guitar?
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Most excellent.
    Black gold might be my favourite PRS colour.
    Enjoy.
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    Lookin' hot! Congrats on a tasty guitar.
     
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  5. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Enjoy your new guitar.
    It looks really nice.
     
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  6. chicagoslim

    chicagoslim New Member

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    No, my Dad was a good guitar player.

    When I was a working Pro, I felt like I had to justify things. Back then, I only had one really good guitar. It was a 2001, Swamp Ash Special.

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  7. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats!


    Sweet top!
     
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  8. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Very nice!
    I’m also a Cu22 fan.:)
     
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  9. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Sweet!!
     
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  10. djw171

    djw171 New Member

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    Very nice. Congrats. My first PRS was also a CU22. Still love it.
    The shop were I purchase my last two is a large PRS dealer, I've seen the same thing with his stock, it's moving so quick. Which I why I pulled the trigger on the 594 last week when he got one in the colour I like. Who knows how long I'd have to wait otherwise
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Flamazing, congrats!
     
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  12. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    Congrats! I really dig it. One of my favorite colors for sure.

    It's so odd how some places have stock but other shops you're worried if it'll be there tomorrow. I know shops in Tennessee that have darn near the same stock pre covid as today. Others not so much.
     
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  13. chicagoslim

    chicagoslim New Member

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    I'm in Bowling Green, KY, closer to Tennessee than Indiana. I think that the 10% state tax, discourages big purchases.
     
  14. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Jake

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    I grew up in Bowling Green and live around Nashville now. I used to hear that tax issue a lot and it was frustrating because most of the good guitar stores were all down here which is closer than going to Lexington for Willcutt.

    However, after we moved I realized a few things. On the surface, the sales taxes look horrid. But we don't have state income tax and vehicle registration is a flat fee rather than property tax on assessed value of the vehicle.
     
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  15. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    Hard to go wrong with either a Custom 22 OR black-gold burst. Put 'em together, and you've got yourself one awesome guitar there.
     
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  16. Tom Bradovich

    Tom Bradovich New Member

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    She's a beauty for sure. Nice pick you made.
     
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  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Most lovely!
     
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  18. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Congrats !!! Sweet Guitar CU22s are a must have :)
     
  19. jm9239

    jm9239 New Member

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    Nice. Congrats. I love the CU22.
     

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