Not a new guitar, but I still love it

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  1. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Back in 2009 at PRS Experience they introduced some really nice 25th anniversary guitars in awesome white cases. I didn't leave empty handed, but I didn't take one of those white cases home. A bit of time passed and I decided I should get a scarlet SAS, you know, so there would be something in the case. So I went to visit Brian Meader (then at Washington Music).

    I did play a couple of SAS and we talked a bit about what I didn't have. I ended up playing quite a few guitars. Some were nice, but I closed up the case. A couple were really nice and I left the case open, to revisit when I got tired of trying new stuff. I could have happily left with an African Queen, a Paul's 28 and this one, but I decided it was a one guitar day. It was, and is, amazing. Certainly a candidate for the best small run PRS has done.

    The body is typical of what Paul picks for himself. Not a perfect flame, but interesting. Chosen to be played. A lot.
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    The neck and finger board changed my ideas about what a guitar neck should be. Peruvian Mahogany with Dalbergia board. It sounds awesome - enough that I got a spare. And the dirty moons are cool.
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    More nice wood details. And who doesn't like a gold inlay signature
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    The best thing about the guitar is playing it. Its a late night blues monster. While playing at it, the horns look like a worn, leather jacket. I've never quite been able to capture what it looks like in my hands on camera.
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  2. bodia

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

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    Beautiful, and right on the money with the description. Kinda wish I would have hung on to mine.
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Obviously Bangin’!


    But yeah, the fretboards on these have to be seen and played in person to really appreciate how nice these are, and I kinda dig the somewhat odd decision for gold pickups.

    At least we know where it is.
     
  4. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    That's one of my favorite models to drool over.
     
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  5. bodia

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

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    True....
     
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  6. BWV548

    BWV548 New Member

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    That is a noble creature, indeed
     
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  7. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Love it! I always keep an eye out for those Dirty 100s. One of these days I'll add one to the flock.
     
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  8. Tonart

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

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    Call it burnt gold or black gold, but along with the Paul’s 28 and Violin I guitars, this is the most vintage and Paul-centric look amongst all PRS guitars.

    Nice writeup. All great guitars deserve a post like this.
     
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  9. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Fantastic guitar! Congrats
     
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  10. Reynewan

    Reynewan New Member

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    New or old Guitar-is that so important? I think the most important thing is, that You enjoy that one, (still)feeling instantly that she is the right one for You. And I believe that every a bit experienced Guitar Player has often a prompt "feeling" that a Guitar feels and plays right for himself. So You did the right thing. Cool Guitar here.
     
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  11. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Some serious voodoo in those dark Peruvian hog necks...:)
     
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  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Veiny, that guitar is gorgeous. I love it.

    Agree about Peruvian mahogany; I’ve got two with it, and had one previously. It rings like a bell, and I think it adds to the tone of a guitar.

    To my way of thinking, that’s the ideal type of top - as pretty as “perfect” pinstripe wood can be, I prefer something like that with some character.
     
  13. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    I wanted to buy yours so badly when I saw it for sale.
     
  14. sergiodeblanc

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

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    The pictures were especially alluring.
     
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  15. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I've seen a bunch of Dirty 100's and this is THE one.
     
  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Dirty dirty... I love this guitar.
     
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  17. bodia

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

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    I would have loved that to have happen.
     
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  18. bodia

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

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    Contrary to popular belief, you do take some great pics!
     
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  19. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    I love pics of blurry fingers!:D
     
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  20. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    I keep coming back to this thread and drooling over the photos. I'm completely smitten with the Dirty 100 again and I'm gonna find a way to get one for sure.
     

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