NGD! SE Holcomb

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by bretwomack, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. bretwomack

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    It's here! And wow, what an amazing guitar. For the price, it has so much.

    The first thing I noticed when playing was the 20" radius. Visually, it's drastically different (just looked weird when looking down at my hand on the fretboard). But I'm loving it. It plays really well combined with the satin neck.

    Fit and finish is fantastic. Better than my other SE's, and my other Korean (same factory) Schecter.

    The pickups are amazing. When SD releases production models, I really would like to get a set for another guitar.

    The ONLY negative is that, when tuning up, I got the *ping* at the nut. All my other SE's have new nuts, so I think I'll probably try to get one to go on this 20" radius as well.

    Been waiting for a guitar like this from PRS for a long time, and this is definitely at the TOP of the SE line.

    I tried to get different angles and lighting on the pictures.

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  2. markm

    markm CE Fan

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    Looks amazing
    Congrats!
     
  3. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    Man these SE Holcombs really look sweet as hell. Congrats!
     
  4. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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

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    Congrats!
     
  6. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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  7. bodia

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

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    Sweet! Dig the satin black neck!
     
  8. clasbtenn

    clasbtenn New Member

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    Congratulations! I love 25 1/2" scale guitars! Enjoy it. :)
     
  9. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Congrats! Looks awesome! I really want one of these.

    Before going through the bother of a new nut, have you tried lubricating the nut and/or widening the slots?
     
  10. bretwomack

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    No, haven't yet. On second thought, the trouble of finding one that goes with the exact radius and string spacing and string height might be irritating. I've used the Tusq nuts in the past, and would prefer a black one for this guitar visually, but I'll just assume that it's because the guitar is brand new, and the nut is most likely fine. Thanks!
     
  11. MichaelC24

    MichaelC24 New Member

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    Amazing looking guitar! These tops on the Holcombs look great....PRS really killed it on this model.
     
  12. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Congrats, that one looks VERY nice!
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

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

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  15. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    Uh, would these things be any good for playing the blues using standard E tuning? (not in to metal, sorry) But if not, then I'm safe 'cause that ebony board with the 20th radius could sway me to the dark side.
     
  16. Alan Manning

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

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    Congrats on the new addition.
     
  17. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Yes, absolutely. I'm not a downtuner, but I have several guitars with a 25.5" scale length, and it does something slightly different to the tone...which I quite like. They come downtuned stock, but you should be able to tune them right back up to standard tuning. Might have to set them up again, but that's what I plan on doing.
     
  18. bretwomack

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    For blues, you'll want to get different pickups also.
     
  19. Reactorcritical

    Reactorcritical New Member

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    The purple in the finish perfectly symbolizes the grape jelly I feel.
     
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  20. eelblack2

    eelblack2 7 Strings

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    Such an amazing finish, love it!
     

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