NGD... First PRS! Custom 24 10-Top

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by SoCal Flood, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. SoCal Flood

    SoCal Flood New Member

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    I've been absolutely lusting after PRS guitars since I first laid eyes on one... my father-in-law has a 30 year old PRS Custom 24 in a vibrant purple/cranberry color (i'll try and find a photo) that basically played itself every time I picked it up. I own a Gibson LP R9 and while it's gorgeous and sounds amazing, this Custom 24 takes a back seat to no guitar in my house!

    Everything I've heard about build quality, attention to detail etc is spot on. My pride of ownership of this guitar is so high. I'm loving the 85/15 pickups, the variety of tones it can produce and the versatility of the guitar overall is outstanding. It's my first guitar with a trem system and I was a little concerned about tuning stability, but it's been perfect and has stayed in tune beautifully. I'm still learning how to use the wiggle stick but man it's fun.

    I had actually set out to buy a Gibson ES335 (I REALLY wanted one), but I came across this PRS and just kept coming back to it. I haven't been in the guitar game that long but i've heard so many times that a guitar will speak to you, well now i've experienced it. This guitar just kept screaming at me from the other side of the room as I was test driving ES335s... I was literally peaking at the PRS out of the corner of my eye. Anyways, enough from me, enjoy the photos!
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I’m glad you were listening when this guitar spoke to you. It is a honey.
    Enjoy.
     
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  3. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

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    Welcome to the club, that's a gorgeous custom 24 you've got! Just be careful as they have a way of multiplying pretty quickly.
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    Awesome! I love when stuff like this happens! Enjoy it, it's a looker!
     
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  5. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Love it, enjoy :)
     
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  6. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    Excellent score! I have a brood mate. Fantastic guitar.
     
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  7. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Can't go wrong with a CU24! Great score and welcome aboard!
     
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  8. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum New Member

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    looks gorgeous, congrats!
     
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  9. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    :DThat is very very nice!!
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I love it.

     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Welcome, and wow... what an entrance!!!
    It's gorgeous, congrats!
     
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  12. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Great Score !!!!!
    Congrats , great color , CU24s are killer
     
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  13. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Killer! Congrats!
     
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  14. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Trampassssss greennnnnnn.
     
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  15. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Congrats! Very nice top!!
    I’m so far down that slippery slope you can’t see the top of my head. Ok actually maybe you can since it’s starting to bald.
     
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  16. Matty_B_1966

    Matty_B_1966 Why yes as a matter of fact I do breed pet rocks!

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    WOW WOW WOW!!! Love the camera work too!
     
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  17. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Welcome aboard and congrats!
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Absolutely beautiful, she looks like a tigress!
     
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  19. Ruxster

    Ruxster New Member

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    I have this exact guitar on order. This just made me want it even more......damn that flame is gorgeous.
     
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  20. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    Congrats!!

    I also apologize. You're now in trouble. This one will forever be known as your first PRS. Others will soon follow. You'll go through the Private Stock Friday thread and the odd combination of lust/envy/desire coupled with the appreciation of fine woods and fine craftsmanship will cause sleepless nights. You'll start showing pictures of guitars to your significant other. You'll explain what a PS order is. The up-charge for the Artist Package will seem like a pittance. And just when "financial sanity" takes over and you think "X number of core model PRS is enough" you'll play an S2 and think, "Hmmmm, these are so much less expensive and they play so well." Even more guitars will follow.

    Oh my friend, you're in for a bumpy ride. ENJOY!!!!
     

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