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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Solteroblues, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Solteroblues

    Solteroblues New Member

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    So thanks to the good folks at Righteous Guitars outside of Atlanta, I was able to bring home this beauty...

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    It's a 2008 245 Artist out of the shop owner's personal collection, with what we think is a Brazilian board. No one even knows what color it is, but it's THE color I've had in my head of what I consider to be my Holy Grail of colors. It's too blue to be Blue Matteo, and nothing on the hangtag says what it is. Wide fat neck, hollow J birds, polished solid brass wraparound tailpiece, Artist Package with 245 pickups, and leather Artist case. Amazingly light (we're talking 7.5 lbs or so, rivals my CU24) yet very resonant and she just sings. In absolute MINT condition. Sadly, I traded my Artist V for this, but I never really bonded with it anyway.

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    I have a 594 coming in tomorrow, so a VERY good week for me!
     
  2. bodia

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

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    Spectacular top! Such a sick guitar! Congrats!
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    That looks fantastic.
    The SC245 I have from that era sounds great, so yours probably will too.
    Great guitar.
     
  4. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Ooo wee!! That's a purdy one.
     
  5. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Beautiful guitar! Congrats

    I’m gonna guess Whale Blue. The MODCAT in the pup cavity might have the answer.
     
  6. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    SWEET!!!!!
     
  7. Solteroblues

    Solteroblues New Member

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    Thanks guys will eventually check the MODCAT, but I know it definitely isn’t Whale Blue either. It’s so bright. It’s what I expected when I bought my first couple of Blue Matteos, but those all have some green in them. This one is pure blue. Cyan almost.
     
  8. WA Paul

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

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    Sweeeettttt!!!!! Congrats! Love that top!

    Looks like a fresh Blue Matteo to me. Possibly Aquamarine, but my Aquamarine is a bit darker shade.
     
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  9. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I would have killed for that a few years ago. I've moved on from my blue period, so you're safe I guess.

    Send the serial to PRS and they'll tell you the build specs.
     
  10. Lightningflash

    Lightningflash New Member

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    You like blue, don't you?!?!
    I do too....and that thing is awesome!
     
  11. Solteroblues

    Solteroblues New Member

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    Haha, YES!

    I like blue, like really bold, bright blue, and the more traditional honey/yellow/amber colors.
     
  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Amazing figured top, congrats.
     
  13. WA Paul

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

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    Now that I can look at this on my iPad instead of my phone, I’d definitely say Blue Matteo. Oh yeah, dibs if you ever decide to part with this beauty! :)
     
  14. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    That blue/natural back combo is a real winner!
     
  15. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    spectacular top and color you lucky... :cool::):D
    Congrats, can't wait to see the 594 you cherry picked.
     
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  16. Andy80

    Andy80 New Member

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    That's a real ugly guitar - said no one ever
     
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  17. emesem7

    emesem7 New Member

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    Was just thinking that PRS Singlecuts never did it for me but DAMN that is one pretty guitar. WOW Congrats!
     
  18. sergiodeblanc

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

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  19. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Score! Righteous is the best! Brian has a killer collection. When they first opened, he had a PRS from every year going across the top of one of the walls.

    Do you live in the area?
     
  20. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Certainly is gorgeous! Enjoy it!
     

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