NGD: International Trade, Part 2

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  1. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    After roughly a week of tweaking the truss rod, adjusting intonation/action, pickup height, lowering bridge screws, digging through parts for the right trem arm, trying different strings, and finally (this morning) getting all the stars to align, it's finally dialed-in the way I want it. So, without further delay, I'd like to present the other half of a sweet trade with my friend Bodia.

    When you get a moment, grab your sharpie, jump to page 61 of your updated version of Dave Burluck's 'The PRS Guitar Book' and change the date. This McCarty Cherry PRS EG proto was born on 16 September 1994. I don't know who Tony is or what he was trying to accomplish with this unusual EG, but I dig it. I dig it a lot.

    I have not been able to determine which pickups these are but they are remarkable. The all-mahogany body dressed-out with 10-52NYXL strings give this a guitar a piano-like quality. I grabbed it for the collection, not as a player. Pretty good chance that gets flipped.

    Thank you, Jim.

    UPDATE: This guitar rips! Between the killer tone, fat neck, and low-key style, I’m absolutely loving it.

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  2. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Sweet as Hans! Congratulations.
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Gave it the old Hansomatic treatment, eh?






    Bet that sounds really really good.
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    Glad you’re digging it, Hans. This was a good trade, all the way around.
     
  5. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Such a cool proto.
     
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  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    It’s in good hands.
    Nice piece of history.
     
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  7. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Lovin that, congrats. That neck heel is how they all should be.
     
  8. RallyFanatic

    RallyFanatic Perpetual musical mid-life crisis

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    This is excellent, what a great piece!
     
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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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  10. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Looks like those sharp trem points might bite ya tho. Better get the file out. :eek:
     
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  11. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Very nice. Updated my books, too.:p:D
    Love the TRC! :cool:
     
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  12. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    You are such a poo. :p

    That one checks a lot of boxes for me. Beautiful grain, classy, and the Heel of Cool.

    congrats guys!
     
  13. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    So cool. Such a piece of history, glad it stayed here "in the family"
     
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  14. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    EDIT: Never mind, just looked at all the photos, including the one that clearly says it's a prototype. so it must be the latter?

    If the EG really went from '91 - that makes this not a prototype, but a special one off custom that Paul made for Jim. Or maybe it *is* a prototype and Paul was thinking of offering a set-neck version like this part way through the run?
     
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  15. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Fantastic looking axe and a part of the PRS legacy. So nice!
     
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  16. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    That is one of a kind beauty, congrats.
     
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  17. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Looking good in the neighborhood!
     
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  18. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    I’ve got some prototype saddles (unplated brass) from John on the way. They’ll get the mod and go on this guitar.
     
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  19. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    Without giving it much thought, I’m aware of at least 5 different iterations if the EG.

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    Jim is Bodia. Paul signed the guitar for him.

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    I’ll ask Mike Deely. Good chance he also knows why it reads ‘see Tony’ in the pickup cavity.
     
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  20. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    WOW!! Very cool guitar! Enjoy!!
     
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