NGD - First PRS

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by RJLII, May 23, 2012.

  1. RJLII

    RJLII New Member

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    Like many folks, I've lusted after the jewel like qualities of PRS guitars. Even my wife (decidedly non-guitar oriented) loves the look of the tops. Alas, I'd never found one that seemed to fit right. I'm a lifelong Gibson guy and there was just something about the ergonomics that was off for me. Nothing I could put my finger on really.

    A year or so ago I had occasion to play a McCarty and it really changed things for me. It was perfect. I've been on a low intensity hunt for the right one since.

    Last week I had one more or less fall in to my lap. A 2009 Korina Soapbar with a Brazialian board, Abalone Birds, Zhangbucker P90s, and an upgraded PRS adjustable compensating bridge. It's nearly weightless, sounds great, and is a joy to play. Love the wide/fat neck carve, although being used to Historic Les Pauls it's one of the thinner necks in my stable. All indications are I'm the fourth owner, and I can't understand why someone would let this guitar go.

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  2. OsirisProtocol

    OsirisProtocol 10 o'Clubs

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    Congrats on joining the PRS fold!
     
  3. Faded

    Faded Friend of the Devil

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    Sounds like winner, congrats!
     
  4. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    That's tasty. Pure, understated, classy. Very cool. Congratulations on finally finding the one.

    Goldtop
     
  5. tdarian

    tdarian Searching for the sound

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    Great guitars.
     
  6. Silvertree

    Silvertree I love the smell of a PRS case in the morning.

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    Congratulations!
     
  7. Korina Jack

    Korina Jack New Member

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    Congratulations! That's a great guitar and as a matter of fact, I have the same guitar 2008 Korina McCarty w/ Brazilian board. They are a great tone machine!!! Well done and a hell-u-va-way to get into PRS guitars!!!
     
  8. RJLII

    RJLII New Member

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    Thanks to all. While some consider a soapbar equipped guitar a raunch machine (think Leslie West) this guitar is very refined when played with restraint. My main amp is a Carr Rambler and the harmonics really come through strong with this guitar. It sounds pretty HiFi. Hit it with a little boost and it really snarls well too. Since I have another excellent P90 equipped guitar (Les Paul R6 Sunburst) I'm tempted to throw a set of Mini Humbuckers or Firebird pickups in this for a little different tonal range. Probably not 'til after the honeymoon is over.
     
  9. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    Excellent choice!

    I have a similar guitar...

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    Jamie
     
  10. george johnson

    george johnson wielding the wood & wire

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    Very nice!

    Welcome to the fold.
     
  11. krusty1053

    krusty1053 New Member

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    Lovely guitar! I passed up a chance to buy an older McCarty Soapbar late last year, and I still regret it. I didn't let a similar opportunity pass this year though with an underpriced '05 SAS.
     
  12. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    For now.
     
  13. Danerada

    Danerada Goatee Practitioner

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    out-freaking-standing!!!!
     
  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Phenomenal guitar - I'm a huge fan of that model.
     
  15. VHTStark

    VHTStark New Member

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    Those korina McCarty's are MONEY! Wish I pulled the trigger on one when I had the chance! Congrats man....play it in good health!
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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  17. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    How 'bout I just buy guitars and have them shipped to you? Bastid!


    Jamie
     
  18. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    That would certainly save me some time. 'Bout $800 then?
     
  19. Hopeful Sinner

    Hopeful Sinner Angry Southern Gentleman

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    I've never said this to another guy, or gal for that matter, but that's some very nice wood you have there...
     
  20. tdarian

    tdarian Searching for the sound

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    Keep yer wood in the shed.
     

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