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  1. srmd22

    srmd22 New Member

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    This was a torturous process, took me awhile to decide on a 408, and then there were (are) a lot of choices at a wide variety of price points available, with lots of different appearances/tops, and some different specs. This checked the boxes - pattern neck, on the lighter side of the spectrum. I was not sure whether to go with the plain top or the typical flamey PRS thing, and there is also a very nice platinum silver top with a natural back available. Was a tough choice, but I am happy. Hope it lives up to my expectations when I receive it! I still want another Cu24 or more likely 2408. I have had a couple of nice Cu24s (amongst other models) and I miss them.
     
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    horax New Member

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    simply stunning!
    i'm not a black guitar person, but that is perhaps the nicest I"ve seen.
     
  3. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    whose idea were these beveled pickup rings?
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Booyakasha!

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    Bangin’! Always bet on black.
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Nice pick.
     
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  6. srmd22

    srmd22 New Member

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    Thanks!

    Good pick up! I did not even notice those. I think this was a special order or something.
     
  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Glorious!
     
  8. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Great choice!

     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Booyakasha!

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    That's just how they are.
     
  11. bodia

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

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    Sweet score! I love the black! Some black pickup rings would rock!
     
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  12. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Awesome, and classy...you'll love it. Congrats!!!!!!
     
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    srmd22 New Member

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    Oh! Guess it was just the color that was the special order. I like the cream against the black, I dig a bit of contrast.
     
  14. Tonart

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

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    Very classy!
     
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    jjhookemup Gearoholic

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    Beautiful man! Satin looks stunning on it. Congrats
     
  16. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i like the different sized bobbins, like a sorcerer’s apprentice reference. thumbs up!

    (is the neck satin or what?)
     
  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    All 408s have had them from day one.
     
  18. srmd22

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    Just to update - got the guitar about a couple of weeks ago now, and had a chance to play it at a few rehearsals. I think this is going to be my favorite one so far in terms of sound. This is in comparison to previous PRS I have owned over the years, including a McCarty with 57/08's, a PS McCarty thickness Cu24 with 53/10's, a McCarty with narrowfields, a Cu24 with VB/HFS that I hated the pups and switched for Wolfetones, and then loved the guitar, and a SC I had for a week, but didn't like. With the exception of the last, all were superb, and sounded fantastic. I would not say this one sounds better, but it suits me a little better, mostly because the addition of the tapped single coil tones, particularly the neck pick up, is so good, and so useful to me. I have a few gigs next month, so I am excited to get her on a stage. I am so pleased with the switching system, I am going to order up a 24-08 with the 58/15's, for some variety.

    One thing that irritates me as the guitars weight was not listed accurately, and it is a few ounces more then I expected. Still perfectly acceptable at just below 8lbs, but that bugs me - a few ounces matters to me once I get past the >7.5 range; I notice it during a 3 hour session or gig. (Which doesn't stop me from taking out my '72 Norlin era LP BB on occasion, which is 9.5lb, svelte for a 70's les paul custom).

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  19. WA Paul

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

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    I hear you on the weight sensitivity - I have a herniated disc and weight HAS TO BE ~8lbs or less. I sold some guitars I really loved because the weight was 9lbs or more. Makes a big difference after playing!

    Congrats on finding a guitar that works well for you!
     
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  20. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    my guitars aren’t heavy enough, i wish they made a 5” thick sg.
     
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