NGD (first PRS) Wood Library DGT - Copperhead

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  1. DGTBlues

    DGTBlues Legend in my own mind

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    Hi all,
    So I joined the club a couple of days ago and thought I share some pics of my new axe. I’ve never owned a PRS before this but went all in on a ‘new to me’ Flamey beast. I might call it blurry since the flame is wide and indistinct. Whoever had it before me had put 10’s on it and took out two springs but hadn’t adjusted the truss rod so the low E was a bit buzzy. I’ve put 11’s on it and put back all the springs just to see where things should sit but I can’t play it like this, at least not comfortably. My hats off to all the meaty hands out there that like 11’s. Restringing this guitar was a joy though, those locking phase III tuners are amazing. Anyway, it’s a 2018 (came out of the factory in January) with the bound neck which I’m fine with coming from the Les Paul world, the birds are Abalone and Mother of Pearl on a Ziricote board. The carve is beautiful. I’m spending most of my time playing with the coils tapped, both pickups on and the volumes rolled back with an EP Booster between the guitar and amp. I’m sure as my ears adjust to the new instrument I’ll find some other sounds that work for me to. Full on the bridge pickup does a great ‘Waitin’ for the Bus’ tone.

    And here are the pics:

    Fresh from the unboxing...
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    And resting by the fire:
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    Now to get those 10’s back on and get it adjusted properly.
     
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  2. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Oooooo! Look at the back of that neck! You certainly started off with a bang!
     
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  3. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    That is lovely from the front and the back!! Congrats and welcome to the fold!


    Sweet top!
     
  4. RickP

    RickP One Guitar Short...

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    Cool looking guitar coming and going! Got my first a Copperhead this year, looks even better in person than in pics. Congrats!
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Beautiful.

    I’d play the 11s for a few more days to see if your fingers like them better, but use what ever strings you like on it. David won’t mind.
     
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  6. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    WOW! Yeah, that "flame" isn't a half a step away from being "quilt". Sick looking top. And DGT is one of the models I would like to have in my arsenal one of these days. With that finish, I'd have to play Copperhead Road and record it on video, just to say I did it.....lol

    Nice pick up.
     
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  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Lutey STUNNING!
    I love that finish, and the neck is to die for!
    I've never tried 11s, but I get what you're layin' down. Congrats on a killer axe!
     
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  8. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    The fun part of a DGT to me is that you can’t tell you’re playing 11s. Regardless of the string gauge, you should enjoy the hell out of that guitar. Congrats on landing a beauty!
     
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  9. Warmart

    Warmart PRS noob

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    Absolutely excellent start in PRS land! Always a fan of copperhead and that's a unique top. You're gonna love it long time!
     
  10. Andy80

    Andy80 New Member

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    love love love it! beautiful finish and that back of neck....yowza! Enjoy man!
     
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  11. Plugske

    Plugske You plug it in, it turns you on.

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    Nice one, congrats and welcome to the club!
     
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  12. DGTBlues

    DGTBlues Legend in my own mind

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    Thanks guys, ya, the neck was what drew me in. I’ve always wanted a flame neck. I’m already back to the 10’s and they do still feel surprisingly thick compared to a Les Paul but I can bend the high E and B strings with more comfort so I think I’m staying here. I only pulled one spring though and might adjust the claw a hair to get me level again but waiting for the truss tweaks to settle before doing any more. I will love her long time for sure...
     
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  13. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    That neck!!
     
  14. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    Wow! Perfection! Congrats and enjoy,
     
  15. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Beautiful guitar! Congrats
     
  16. bodia

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

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    That is a killer DGT. Man, that neck is hot! Love it.

    I'd say leave the 11s on a little longer just to see if you adapt. I was scared of them on my first DGT, but ultimately found that they didn't really feel all that bad. Having said that, I did string my current DGT with 9s.
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    ....and neck;)

    Congratulations @DGTBlues she’s a hottie. I bet she screams! Enjoy.
     
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  18. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Sweet! Congrats!
     
  19. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Congrats, that’s a beauty!
     
  20. Davey

    Davey TV remote CEO

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    Love, love, love. Superb choice!
     
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