NGD (new to me) DC3

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  1. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Forum members may recognize this instrument. It was owned by a couple of them, I believe. I saw it pop up on Reverb being sold by CME, and the price (after a quick negotiation) was too good to pass up.

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    It plays very nicely, definitely more strat-like than most PRS. Neck feels very much like my 305 (also maple FB). I need to do a back-to-back, later today perhaps, to see if I can detect any nuances between them.

    The guitar is in great shape, not played hard or put up wet at all.
     
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  2. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    That truss rod cover looks great on that guitar. Nice NGD!
     
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  3. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Yeah, it does! Original is in the case, but may just stay there...
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

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

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    (Sigh)

    Bangin’!
     
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  5. bodia

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

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    Shoulda pounced. Now you're stuck with avocado toast. :(
     
  6. bodia

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

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    Congrats! I know where that lived. Two places, actually. Touched it. Fun guitar, for sure!
     
  7. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Ah, at least know it is in good hands - I play my instruments, but don't abuse them. For example, the P245SH that has become my go-to gigging guitar is still in great shape.

    And at the rate I am collecting PRSi, it will be in really good nick when my estate inherits them...
     
  8. toothace

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

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    Congrats!

    Sweet top!
     
  9. Great Gazoo

    Great Gazoo New Member

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    Congratulations! Really like the neck/bird inlays.
     
  10. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    One of my "needs" for a DC3 was birds and maple neck+FB. I also wanted a Seafoam Green finish, but could not get that triple constraint to materialize.

    They seem to be the same style as on my 305. I will do a more detailed look later, when I get a chance.

    The number of folks who comment on the bird inlays when I play PRSi is significant. So the trademark feature works well, IMHO.
     
  11. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Glad someone here got it , it did go fast
     
  12. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Sweet guitar! Congrats
     
  13. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Great add! Congrats...and the birds look awesome on maple.
     
  14. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    Also played it - great axe! S type with balls...
     
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  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Awesome, congrats!
     
  16. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    So I did compare the 305 to the DC3. Also did a comparison to my mexi-strat, which has a varnished maple neck and FB. The PRSi and their satin maple necks are so much nicer.

    The DC3, compared to the 305, is a bit thinner or less "rounded". Which makes it more strattish. It is also lighter, by about a pound or two.

    More interestingly, both, compared to the actual Fender product, were much "better" sounding. The strat definitely has that ice pick tone in position 1, whereas the PRSi were both more pleasant sounding.

    I will continue to compare, but the DC3 is different enough to make it worthy.

    Now I need to wait for a maple-FB Silver Sky to round out my desires.
     
  17. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    As much as I loved that DC3 the fatter rounder neck of the SS won me over should have kept them both but a second SS followed me home.
    The finish in maple neck is really nice, hell the whole guitar is super I just seem to like flipping gear.
    Congrats


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  18. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Man, I used to have a DC3 and I regret getting rid of it. I'd love to try out a SS to see how it compares. Currently, the S shaped hole in my gear closet is filled by a lovely partscaster I put together.
     
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  19. CyFan4036

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    Congrats ! Nice guitar!
     
  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Really, really sweet looking axe!!
     

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