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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by englishHobbyist, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. englishHobbyist

    englishHobbyist New Member

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    Some will have seen my other thread deciding what to buy... well it arrived today.
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    I've had a little bit of a fiddle already, and I'm happy so far. This evening I'll swap the buttons out for Schaller locks so I can put my strap on it and give it a more extensive play.
     
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  2. bodia

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

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    That's a sexy beast! Great choice.
     
  3. englishHobbyist

    englishHobbyist New Member

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    Some background:

    I already own a Core Custom 24 and an American Ultra Strat, and wanted something hollow to round out my collection. I don't want to be 'a collector', but do want to cover all the bases in as few guitars as possible, and as lovely guitars as possible. And I think this one makes the collection complete*.

    I went to a shop to try some, pretty confident I'd be walking out that day with an ES-335. I tried a few ES-series guitars. While I loved the tones, I was disappointed in the quality and finishing. I wasn't pleased with the playability, but I didn't expect that to be great. So I tried, among other things, a PRS HB2 and HB McCarty. Loved the way they felt. The best looking one in the shop was a McCarty in Trampas Green. I was attracted to it mainly because of the contrast of stained figured front against the natural sides.

    I went away for a think, and decided I'd prefer the piezo functionality over the push-pull functionality, so wanted a HB2 Piezo.
    Scoured the country for a colour I liked that looks like a good piece of wood. Bought this one.


    *I will concede that 2 years ago when I bought the custom24, I thought that would be versatile enough that I would only need one guitar in my collection. But it turns out I'm weaker than I thought. But now I really do think these 3 will render my collection complete**.


    **ok, maybe not quite. I'd still like a private stock some day. Maybe in years to come when the mortgage is paid off
     
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  4. englishHobbyist

    englishHobbyist New Member

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    Thanks. I'd definitely rate it as my sexiest guitar.
    And I don't think I only say that because it has a hole.
     
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  5. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    That right there is a beautiful guitar.
     
  6. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Congrats on a killer guitar. Excellent choice.
     
  7. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Wow! That’s incredible looking
     
  8. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    That is lovely! Congrats!

    Sweet top! (and back!)
     
  9. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    HNHBD! Congrats.
    It’s got a great ass, too.:)
     
  10. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    That’s a win, all around. PRS has completely changed my mind about what a hollowbody can be and do. I think you’ll love this one in short order.
     
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  11. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Congrats! Beautiful color and top/back. Nice score!
     
  12. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

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    Congratulations! I have thought for 20 years now that the PRS Hollowbody II design is unique, innovative, practical - and very beautiful to boot.

    I don't know what your practice/playing environment is like, specifically if you are able to crank it up. But if you can ...

    The HB-II can reach a point before feedback, depending on the room space, where the top is vibrating and the air in the f-holes breathes gently on your inner arm.

    Talk about "calling you by your secret name"!

    Welcome to the club - play it with joy.

    =K
     
  13. Silvertree

    Silvertree I love the smell of a PRS case in the morning.

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    Wow, what a beautiful guitar. Congrats!
     
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  14. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    Oh, the complete collection! Good luck with that!! When I got my HBII in Feb this year (first PRS I ever touched or played), it was the best playing guitar I had ever fondled, and the tones were phenomenal!!! I must say though, my PS CU24 plays and sounds even better (albeit different tones for sure), so I would say do take that leap at some point, even if in the same model!!!! Congrats on a very tasty score and cheers to many more!!!!!
     
  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Stunning guitar. Congratulations, enjoy it in good health for many years to come.
     
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  17. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    Uh, excuse me sir... I believe it has TWO holes! All the better.
     
  18. tyfu20

    tyfu20 Fast Man....let me tell you my story

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    Very tasty, congrats!
     
  19. Warmart

    Warmart Fani PRSi

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    She's a beauty, I need me one of these! Congrats!
     
  20. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    They will prob get separated, but was cool to read Blue HB II threads two threads in a row!

    That is drop dead gorgeous! Great choice!!!
     
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