NPSD (Custom 24-08 Content)

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  1. eugeneelgr

    eugeneelgr @eugeneelgr

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    Hi guys,

    Been lurking on here for the better part of 2 years, lusting over your various guitars where I finally decided to place an order for a PS last year. It finally arrived 2 days ago and I've finally got around to posting the photos the GF took of them. Without further ado...
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  2. eugeneelgr

    eugeneelgr @eugeneelgr

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    Specs wise, I did go with a few features not on the core lines, namely

    Stainless Steel DGT frets
    14" radius
    Small neck heel
    Trem up route

    Woods wise its south american mahogany body, quilt maple top, ebony fretboard, honduran rosewood neck. I had asked for the neck humbucker to be the "right" way round, with the screws nearer the neck, but they did the same thing for the bridge humbucker as well. Haven't spend enough time to pick up what differences in tone it has, does anyone have any input on this?
     
  3. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Stunning guitar! Congrats
     
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  4. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    $uper $weetne$$!!!
     
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  5. eugeneelgr

    eugeneelgr @eugeneelgr

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    Thanks guys! To anyone who's interested, the colour is "light graphite smoked burst" with less greys.
     
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  6. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    Absolutely gorgeous! I wish trem up route was an option on core models. What neck profile did you go with?
     
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  7. Princeton

    Princeton New Member

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    Wonderfull guitar!
     
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  8. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Very nice build! Pure class.

    Normally the "08" style pickups split to the slug coil. They rotate the neck pickup 180 degrees to get a fuller sound in split mode.
     
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  9. bodia

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

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    O much awesomeness! Congrats!
     
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  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Excellent choices.
    That top is spectacular.
     
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  11. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Congrats!
    Very unique Quilt on that one...the custom color really enhances it too.
     
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  12. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    Very stunning
     
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  13. toothace

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

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    Beautiful and congrats!


    Sweet top!
     
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  14. WA Paul

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

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    Wow, stunning guitar, congrats! Love that color with that quilt top! You can tell how much depth there is in the figure from the photos.

    Heard good things about Honduran RW necks, classic combo a RW neck with an Ebony board. Such a clean look with those inlays too.

    I’m also a sucker for a good South American Mahogany back, though I have been pleased with their African hog backs in their thicker body styles.

    Oh yeah, welcome to the forum!
     
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  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Crazy beautiful!
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Bangin’!
     
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  17. eugeneelgr

    eugeneelgr @eugeneelgr

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    I used to think I'd want a 25.5" scale, but honestly the 25" scale didn't lead in a huge decrease in tension, since my 10 gauge elixirs on this felt more taut than my 9 gauge elixirs on a 25.5" scale, glad I stuck with 25". The fretboard doesn't feel cramped at all, and any help in doing wider stretches is welcome.

    With the small neck heel, upper fret access is also the best in my collection. The lower horn is a little narrow if I do wide stretches, but it's only at the high frets of the fretboard.

    Fretwork is pretty sick, I'm no expert and not picky so I can't comment much but it's comfortable and no sharp edges whatsoever. Action was abit high when I got it so when I did bends the other strings would dig into my fingers but nothing a setup can't solve.

    Only flaw this has is one of the ivoroid side markers is abit blemished with a black line/crack across it, I'll try to get a picture of this but honestly, doesn't bother me one bit.

    This piece was also suprisingly lightweight. One comment would probably be it doesn't balance as well when i put it on my leg while sitting down playing. Always seems to pull in either direction.

    Trem is one of the best non-locking ones I've ever tried. My first experience with the PRS trem. Was abusing the hell out of it and tuning didn't budge. Pretty comfortable when resting my hands on it too and I can hit palm mutes on the higher strings really comfortably.

    Not an important point but it's the first electric in awhile where I get to use the tuners, previous ones are either with a locking nut or a headless design. Quite a treat, weirdly haha.

    The split tones are cool, chimey but usable. The bridge humbucker (85/15 MT) is nice and warm, not muddy at all. The neck pickup(85/15 MT) is pretty meh, coming from a BKP VHii but I'll probably try to adjust the heights and get it to produce a little more attack and those squishy overtones I love.

    The pickup selector is a little out of the way for me to do super quick pickup changes, but I'd reckon it's just a matter of getting used to rather than an actual design flaw.

    All in all, great guitar, amazing craftmanship and very inspiring to play.
     
  18. eugeneelgr

    eugeneelgr @eugeneelgr

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    I went with pattern thin! Haven't spent enough time with it to comment fully but initial impressions are that it's really comfortable. Thinner than I thought it would be, has quite a bit of shoulder which are great for bends.
     
  19. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Holy Mackeral...Congrats...she's purrtyyy
     
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  20. QuiltTop319

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    Gorgeous!
     
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