NGD! (PRS 20th Anniversary content!)

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  1. Jimi D

    Jimi D New Member

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    okay, not the Private Stock 20th hotness that everyone's been so excited about lately, but something that got my motor running... (apologies in advance for the decidedly amateur photography)

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    My new 2005 PRS 20th Anniversary Standard 24 satin in Vintage Orange!

    Found this on Kijiji in a town a couple hours drive away... emailed the seller and arranged to pick it up...

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    There's one tiny little miniscule practically invisible ding in the top edge above the HFS, and otherwise the guitar is essentially mint. The frets are untouched, there are no wear points in the satin finish, the hardware is clean and generally untarnished. It even came with all the docs and case candy :) except the hangtag (rats :( )...

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    The satin finished neck feels fantastic! and I've always, always wanted a guitar with 20th Anniversary birds on it; they're just beautiful... And the one piece carved mahogany body looks so nice the way it's curves catche the light; lovely lovely wood...

    Here's a pic of it with my Custom 25th:

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    I spent a couple hours cleaning it, restringing it and setting it up and it plays so well... I was a little worried because the original owner had a set of (very old) .011s on it with all five trem springs in and the bridge pulled back against the body (he said he never used the trem, and I believe him), but once I restrung it with my prefered XL120+ guage (.0095-.044) stretched out the strings and set up the trem to float, I found the tuning is rock solid with some pretty aggressive trem use so I'm right chuffed... It's been a good many years since I've had a VB/HFS equipped guitar in the house, and I'll admit I've said that I didn't get along with these pickups; I don't know if it's because my gear and ear have evolved, or if it's just how they sound in this guitar, but though they're undoubtedly hotter than I generally prefer, I really do like the sound of this axe for straight ahead rocking grind and solo tones. At 8 lbs exactly on our postal scale it's at least half a pound heavier than any other PRS in my stable, but still very comfortable...

    And how much, you ask, for this beautiful bit of understated PRS history? a princely sum no doubt...?
    $975 USD
     
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  2. Jet Whitey

    Jet Whitey New Member

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    Wow great score!!! The 20th IMHO are so of the best guitars made!
     
  3. bodia

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

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    Very nice. Congrats!
     
  4. SuperFly53

    SuperFly53 BacardiMcCarty

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    Sweet!! 2005 was a great year for PRS guitars.

    That thing looks like it ROCKS!!!!
     
  5. shupe13

    shupe13 New Member

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    Beautiful guitar!

    Congrats!!
     
  6. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats!!
     
  7. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    Awesome score!
     
  8. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    Very nice. Now you just need a 30th. :p
     
  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Great score. I really like this pickups.
    Does the kijiji buy mean you are Canadian?
     
  10. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum New Member

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  11. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    Super nice. I have 3 standards, one being my Paul's so I share your enthusiasm. Congrats!
     
  12. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    Those 20th birds ought to sound right at home through the Marcus 5. KILLER!
     
  13. bricel24

    bricel24 New Member

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    Very nice!
     
  14. PRSAK

    PRSAK I am only an egg

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    Congrats. I love Anniversaries. Like someone else said...best get a 30th to bridge the decades!
     
  15. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    Good on ya! bet she sounds wicked. Crank that baby up!!!.
     
  16. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    Great looking pair you have there - congrats on the new score. And a great deal as well!

    My love for the HFS/VB combo waxes and wanes. Just when I think they are too hot and compressed, I noodle around with them and then really dig them again.
     

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