NPSGG!!!!! Co-Co Monster Santana!!!!

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  1. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Received my Cocobolo Santana Retro from Brian's guitars today...could not be more stoked and blown away by this instrument. Some of you may have already seen the "pro" pics on Brian's Guitars site or FB page...so you'll already know why. I'll just post my own amateur efforts here. It's a complete knockout!!! Many thanks to Brian, Paul, Tina, Matt, Skitchy, Eric...just everyone at PRS who were all so nice to me, and obviously poured their best efforts into something really special here.

    Specs:
    Santana Retro Semi-Hollow (No F-holes) with Piezo Trem bridge
    Body: Cocobolo top, Blister Quilt Mahogany back
    Neck: Solid BRW, 92 Million SH Modulus Graphite truss rod, Pre-factory Santana Carve
    Fretwire: McCarty Singlecut.
    FB/HS: Cocobolo, Koa binding around both.
    Inlays: Gold MOP "J" birds/PS Eagle with black/gold web centers.
    Pickups: 58/15
    Controls: V/T, Piezo Vol, 2 miniswitch for coil tap, 1 for piezo/blend
    High Gloss Nitro

    It all began here last May:
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    With this little pile of wood (Forum member Kevin "kes7U" has the "sister top" on his most recent excellent P245 SH Private Stock).
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    A few precious glimpses on PSF along the way (fortunately there were a few appearances of Kevin's guitar to hold me over as well)...
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  2. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    And now she is finally home!!!!

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  3. CantankerousCarl

    CantankerousCarl Occasionally Onery Member

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    Tosca, said it before, that is indeed one MONSTER build. CocoLiscious! I did not follow the history of the build, but what truly unique specs for a stunning one-of-a-kinder. Play and enjoy her in good health for many many lifetimes to come!
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Sofaking Bangin'!
     
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  5. JustRob

    JustRob Zombie Six, DFZ

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    Gorgeous! Congrats! Even the case is awesome.
     
  6. bodia

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

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    Stunning, simply stunning
     
  7. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    God, that's incredible. And that's the coolest case I've seen. Did you spec the case?
     
  8. H2-DGT

    H2-DGT New Member

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    That is a special guitar.
     
  9. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. And that case is dynamite. Ssssssssexy!
     
  10. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    Coco/Koa/BRW is a sensational recipe. Congratulations!!!
     
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  11. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Want case. Guitar, too, but want case.
     
  12. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Smooth. love the case too.
     
  13. RVA

    RVA New Member

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    That is unbelievably nice. Each piece of wood is special on its own, but a masterpiece all together. Congrats on a breathtaking guitar.

    I like the switching config too!
     
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    bricel24 New Member

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    prsrocker1988 New Member

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    VHTStark New Member

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    That is an absolute work of art! Congrats!
     
  17. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Thanks for the nice comments all. Looking forward to some playing/recording this weekend.

    For sure. The choices available are staggering...it took me quite a while to narrow it down. I got a matching PRS 2X12 cab in the meantime. Can't wait to hear this new guitar wailing through my HX/DA and the new cab.
     
  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    most excellent.
     
  19. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    So Beautiful!! Congrats on that one!!!
     
  20. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    I'm at a loss for words. More beautiful than I was even expecting!! Excellent choices. Congratulations, and play the heck out of it!!!




    The force is strong with that one....
    Hello Leia.....
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