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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Tramp, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. bodia

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

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    Happy to help!
     
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  2. Tramp

    Tramp To and Fro, Mostly Fro

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    Totally agree on this. To my eyes, a thin, tight flame like you see on this 594 and on the 594 pic on the PRS page is more compelling than a wider flame that doesn’t carry from end to end. But some folks go nuts for those more characterful tops. What’s great about this Santana’s top, to me, is that it has both regularity and character—the holy grail, though it’s far from alone in this, to judge by all the great shots you see on this forum and others!

    Best of all, all three of these guitars are keepers in terms of sonics and playability. I’d have saved a boatload in experimentation over the past decade if I’d discovered them earlier.

    I’m curious that no one’s called out the DGT in the looks department. To my eyes, the only DGTs I found online that could beat it for aesthetics were a few PSs at 4 times the cost. Then again, I’m in the honeymoon phase with this one and am positively blown away by its ability to cover clean to grind, and all steps in between! (If this is what a Korina neck can help do, I’ll defintely be looking for one in the future.)
     
  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Great taste Tramp
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That cross grain look you see on the bottom half in the pic is just killer.
     
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  5. Tramp

    Tramp To and Fro, Mostly Fro

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    Another look at the DGT

    [​IMG]
     
  6. bodia

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

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    Such a great top!
     
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  7. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Agree. I like tops like that.
     
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  8. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    A good dead spot is way underrated.
     
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  9. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    I can't help thinking of toffee or hot caramel when I look at it :)
     
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  10. Tramp

    Tramp To and Fro, Mostly Fro

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    I like that, Guitpicky. I gather it's a Honey Burst but Hot Caramel works for me!
     
  11. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    There's just way too many angles to play that one from. I'm gonna behave myself and leave it alone :)
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Similar in quilt to @Elliot 30th anniversary CU24!

    Stunning!:D
     
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  13. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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    That ps Santana gives me a semi for sure. Excellent guitar. Shwing!
     
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  14. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Oh man what a trio
    Congrats on your new aquisition
     
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  15. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Wow to all 3...nice set!
     
  16. Tramp

    Tramp To and Fro, Mostly Fro

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    Thanks for the kind words, all. I’m very happy with these three and am finding that, despite the sonic family resemblance, each has its own thing going. I have to take a break from the acquisition thing but am already thinking what the next bigger neck one would be.
     

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