NGD,,,,SE Hollowbody ii.

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  1. evan47

    evan47 New Member

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    [​IMG]20200725_202311 (1)[/url] by evan north, on Flickr[/IMG] After getting hold of a pair of 2007 PRS guitars (a custom 22 and a McCarty 10 top) I had a yearning for a hollow body electric on a limited budget.
    I tried a number of them at a local music store and ended up buying a PRS SE Hollowbody ii (non piezo).
    It certainly put the others that I tried out in the shade.
    OK, so the finish on the binding is not quite the quality of a core model and the bird inlays just do not compare but the playability and its sound outweigh any short comings.
    It is also far more ergonomic than any of the other hollow electrics that I tried.
    These guitars are well worth checking out if you are in the market for a hollow body electric.
     
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  2. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Good choice - I made the same choice last week and couldn't be happier. These punch WAY above their weight class.
     
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  3. bodia

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

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  4. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Great guitars, my hollowbody ll with piezo arrives tomorrow. My hollowbody standard goes on the bay next week, only because I’m out of room and have a one in one out policy to save my son’s sanity.
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Congratulations, beautiful.
     
  6. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Congrats, although I can't see the picture.
     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    click on “evan north” (in blue), no?!

    Well it’s beautiful!;)
     
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    g.wizz Nabs

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    Indeed, fine specimen, thx Alnus !
     
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  9. evan47

    evan47 New Member

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    Its nice but nothing compares to the McCarty 10 top in the second pic!........my pride and joy.
     
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    I have a McCarty 594 as well. Mine is not a 10 top although I don’t know how it’s not. The amount of flame and color is unreal. Someone at PRS made a mistake and didn’t label it a 10 top I think. It has more flame and color than 90% of the 10 tops I’ve seen. I got lucky I guess. It’s also faded whale blue. Most for guitar I’ve ever laid my eyes on, and it sounds and feels even better. It’s a gem for sure.
     
  11. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    I can see why you feel that way. What a beautiful blue McCarty.

    Congrats on the new one!
     
  12. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Awesome guitar! Congrats

    And that picture of the dragonfly is amazing too!
     
  13. OGORMANIA

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    I've had the SE HBII for a few months now. Definitely a fan. Finally got around to dropping some locking tuners in. Would highly suggest the upgrade. Enjoy and have fun!
     
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