NGD - Private Stock Modern Eagle V

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  1. Ryan Ko

    Ryan Ko New Member

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    I just got my first PRS.
    I have long been a loyal fan of Gibson and James Tyler but this ME5 really blew my mind.
    I just fell in love with the new pickups and Northern Lights finish. The curly maple top sure is flamy.

    The TCI-tuned pickups are great and the coil splits on both PU's are fantastic.

    I am afraid I have never used any 408's, Cu's or any other PRS before so I can't really make any comparison to those but I think this one is truly versatile for sure. It has a warm and sparkly clean tone, both with the middle pickup and coil splits. Also, I can still hear the harmonics even at a high gain setting when using the humbuckers.

    I have had Madagascar rosewood fretboard on James Tyler, Ebony on my R57. Though I can't really tell if the Brazilian rosewood fretboard makes much difference but I am impressed with the build quality and sound of this new guitar.

    Well done, Paul.

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  2. Egads

    Egads Happy

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    Congrats on the MEV! It's an amazing guitar.

    I can't seem to see your images...
     
  3. Ryan Ko

    Ryan Ko New Member

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    Hi Egads. I think I have fixed the problem. Can you see the images now?
     
  4. Tonart

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

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    Wow that’s one of the best flame tops I’ve seen in a while!
     
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  5. Tonart

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

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    Since it’s is a brand new guitar here’s some advice: try not to expose it to sunlight or any light for that matter. Search this forum for “northern lights color fade” and you’ll understand why. Try to keep it cased when it’s not being played.
     
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  6. Timmy

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    Wow! It's like quilted flame!
    Incredible.
     
  7. Ryan Ko

    Ryan Ko New Member

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    I have seen the video on Youtube and I usually keep the guitar in the OHSC. Thanks for the advice!
     
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  8. Ryan Ko

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    From a distance, it is still just a flame maple though :p If it were a quilted maple top then this would be 120% perfect.
     
  9. Bill SAS 513

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

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    @#$%^#$%^&#$%^&*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    God, I love that color!!!!! Congrats on a real beauty!!!
     
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  10. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    WOW! The MEV is one of the best runs in quite a while. Congrats!
     
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  11. Ryan Ko

    Ryan Ko New Member

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    Yeah I have always found Super Eagle really interesting. However, for someone who is just not a hollow body person like me, MEV is a great choice.
     
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  12. Outlier22

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    Wow - That is crazy nice! Congrats!
     
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  13. Tonart

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

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    The top reminds me so much of LSchefman’s 20th Anniversary PS! He’s gonna flip when he sees this.
     
  14. bodia

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

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    Way to go big with your first! Outstanding guitar.
     
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  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Fantastic.
    I just might get one of these - yours has just the right look.
     
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    That James Tyler headstock is....interesting. Yeah, interesting. That's the word I'm going to use
     
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  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    WOW!!! I love the look of that one!

    I do have one that is similar to yours, as Tonart says, and yup, I AM flipping over yours! This one’s part of that 2015-16 run from the 20th Anniversary of PRS’ PS program:

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    Differences: My 408s aren’t TCI, the middle pickup is different, the fretboard is Madagascar instead of Brazilian rosewood, an d the neck on mine is mahogany. But I’ll bet they would have a pretty strong similarity in tone.
     
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  18. Egads

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    Nice! Pretty much perfect in every way. Congrats again.
     
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  19. Ryan Ko

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    I looked at your pic for at least three times to make sure it’s not mine. Amazing resemblance!
     
  20. Ryan Ko

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    Do you see anything wrong with the headstock? I thought that is usual James Tyler headstock.
     

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