NGD - PRS Custom 24

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  1. jds22

    jds22 New Member

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    Hey all, this is an update to my 'incoming PRS" thread from the other day.
    This is a used from GC 2017 custom 24. I was worried about the condition based on the price I paid but after close inspection, it's like new. If I ordered a new one and it arrived like this, I wouldn't bat an eye.

    Now the pics. They're not the greatest but you get the idea.

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    It plays great, sounds great both plugged and unplugged, I really can't add anything to what has already been said before. Getting ready to restring and make a few minor adjustments.

    This is the most I've ever spent on a guitar and I'm finding myself kind of babying it when I play. I'm ok with banging away on my other guitars but am hesitant with this one. Maybe it'll help me develop a lighter touch.
     
  2. bodia

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

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    Sweet as sweet! Love the finish on that one! Congrats!
     
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  3. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    I completely get it. Unlike some on here with pretty vast collections, I have only owned 3 PRS's in my lifetime and only ONE at a time. So I tend to play my other guitars more as to not nick, chip, scrape, ding, dent, scuff, rash or otherwise damage my pride and joy guitar. I kind of love and hate to play it at the same time.
     
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    It looks great.
    I recommend playing it the way you naturally play.
     
  5. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    That looks great!!! Classic look to it, for sure.

    I totally get the feeling of babying the guitar when you first get it. In fact, I take pretty good care of all my guitars even after owning them for a bit, wiping them down after playing them and keeping them cased. They are, however, pretty resilient and can take minor bumps and dings without flinching.

    Congrats on your purchase...enjoy it!!!
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Yeah! Lookin’ good!
     
  7. jds22

    jds22 New Member

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    Thanks everybody.

    Question, take a look at this pic please. The saddle screw for the high E is longer than the others. It actually covers the hole in the base plate. The other 5 look to be the same length Any ideas as to why? Should I replace it with one that is the same as the others? BTW, I haven't checked intonation yet in case you wondering about the position of the saddles. I do that this weekend. :)

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    Edit to add, I just looked a 3 or 4 bridges up close on Sweetwater's site and the high E screw is like that on all of them. I guess it's fine???
     
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  8. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    That's just the way they come. Gives plenty of room for adjusting the intonation.

    Anyway, aww yeah I love tobacco burst with a milder figure. Classic look. Play the heck out of it!
     
  9. Tonart

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

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    Wow nice! And the figuring of the birds abalone seems to point to the guitar being Artist or Wood Library spec.
     
  10. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Almost looks like E and,B saddles are touching fulcrum screws.
     
  11. Rick Lewis

    Rick Lewis New Member

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    Quite nice! HNGD.
     
  12. jds22

    jds22 New Member

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    It looks that way from the angle of the pic but I double checked after you mentioned it. They're close but not touching. I'm going to do some final adjustments this weekend.
     
  13. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Classic looking guitar! Play the heck out of it! I certainly wouldn't go all Hendrix at Monterey or Townshend on it, but no need to baby it too much!
     
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  14. DickBanks

    DickBanks New Member

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    Being a newbie to the PRS scene, I was wondering what the differences are between this guitar and mine, the S2 Custom 24. Obvious ones--pickups, bridge, nut, etc.
    One thing I hadn't noticed was the detail in the birds, much finer.
    Congrats!
     
  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Beautiful guitar! You don’t have to baby it, they’re rugged and meant to be played and enjoyed.
     
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  16. Solteroblues

    Solteroblues New Member

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    congrats! that is a beauty!!
     
  17. Tag

    Tag New Member

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    What a deal!! Beautiful!!!
     
  18. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Congrats on the new guitar. Now you need an Archon!
     
  19. jds22

    jds22 New Member

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    I am thinking about a new amp but going to have to wait a while. Need to help the wife finish the kitchen. It's kind of a you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours arrangement.
     
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  20. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    I'm all for those kind of arrangements. ;) But, new kitchens cost WAY more than Archons. Trust me, I know. :( LOL
     
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