NuGD - PS Santana!

bodia

Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved
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New to me, Santana PS6094 in Red Tiger. Compliments of a rainy weekend sitting in a hotel room. Too much free time to look at eye candy on the internet. Found this baby on Reverb last Sunday, and could not get it out of my mind. Lots of windshield time on the way home Monday meant plenty of time scheming a way I could make it mine. I contacted the seller Monday night to see if we could work out a 2 for 1 trade. Wasn't in the cards as his asking price on the trade was too steep. In the end, I talked it over with the Mrs and decided to just buy it. It was too ridiculously low priced to pass up. We're talking in the neighborhood of what new AP's are going for. No way I could let this get away, especially since it ticks off a lot of my boxes. The only downside, I need to sell a couple to make room, and raise funds on the back side.

It is simply stunning, and plays beautifully. It's way out of my league, that's for sure! I found the original listing at Willcutt from last year, and it made a PSF appearance in mid January, 2016. Not sure if anyone here bought it, but if you did, thanks for unloading it!

Here are the specs:

• Model: Santana II
• Neck wood: Curly maple
• Fingerboard wood: Curly maple with ebony binding
• Top wood: Curly maple with ebony purfling strips
• Back wood: Black Limba
• Headstock Veneer wood: Curly maple with ebony binding
• Neck Carve: Santana
• Side Dots: Ivoroid
• Color / Stain: Red Tiger with black painted binding
• Fingerboard inlays: Black onyx birds
• Headstock veneer inlays: Black onyx Private Stock eagle
• Finish type: High gloss nitro
• Pickups: Treble: Santana Bass: Santana
• Electronics: Volume, tone with 3-way toggle
• Hardware: Black PRS tremolo, phase III locking tuning pegs with ebony buttons as well as a Black Limba backplate
• Set-Up: D’Addario .010
• Case type: Private Stock leather
• Specials: Red Tiger high gloss nitro finish, black onyx bird inlays, ebony top purfling strips, ebony binding along the fingerboard and headstock veneer as well as a black onyx OM symbol inlay on the truss rod cover.

It's hard to tell in the pics, but the trem, pickup covers, and tuners are all black.

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Elliot

Gandalf the Vintage Yellow
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That's a screaming deal mate! The back is outrageous but the side view is like a sensory overload.

Edit: in a good way!!
2nd edit: also thanks for the cool story. I love when people have stories behind their NGD. Even if it's a simple one.
 
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Tosca

Zombie 10, DFZ
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Unique. Classy. Agressive. Refined. Killer.
In short...you're lucky I didn't see it first...and a BIG congrats!!!

(Looks like it has the same flat fretwire like the PS Mccarty single cuts and the 594...?)
 

Bogner

New Member
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Jun 20, 2016
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Horrible looking. You don't like it. You will never be happy with such a piece. Dibs when you sell it. ;)

WOW.....WOW....WOW.....WOW.....WOW! Just an absolutely beautiful guitar. Congrats!! :)
 

dmatthews

Dave's not here...
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O
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Can't decide which I like more, the top, the back, or the neck!??!!!????
The combination is just out of this world, no wonder you just had to do it!
 
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