Once upon a time, 10 years ago Mrs found a guitar

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  1. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Some of you know most of this story. I hadn't bought a guitar for a long time and hadn't really looked at them. But Mrs and I decided it would be fun to go to PRS Experience. I wanted to chat with the Private Stock guys about an idea. And it would be fun just to catch up.

    My first memory of the event was being handed one of these by Paul.
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    I thought I might buy one...maybe even this one. I did talk through a Private Stock idea and set out to find my preferred dealer. But there was a warehouse next door with guitars to look at, so we wandered over.

    It took Mrs about 3 seconds to hone in on
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    I had mentioned to her before that guitars are like jewelry for boys, and this sparkling bling fit the bill in her mind. She told me I should get it and I rebelled a bit, just in case there was something nicer. She wanted me to try it, so I did - in a noisy warehouse it was hard to really hear it, but all PRS are good. She didn't let it out of her hands and sealed the deal with her credit card. All that was left was eating free food and listening to good music.

    Since I usually only show part of the top, here is a shot of the rest.
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    and the back
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    It has lived here since I built the wall case around a painting I like.
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    It is most often played through my Mark V, often without my highly sophisticated pedal board.
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    and when it gets played, I see chrome and quilt
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  2. toothace

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

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    Such a beauty and a story to go with it!
     
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  3. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    Love that wall setup! Gorgeous Westie too!
     
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  4. BlueWhale

    BlueWhale New Member

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    Stunning beautiful.....love the wall case as well
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

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

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    i love how unique this one is, it’s one of only two I’ve seen with J birds.

    From the last pic it appears it doesn’t have hidden fret tangs, is that right?
     
  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    No, they are not hidden. There is no protrusion, which is all I really care about.
     
  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Beautiful guitar, and good story!
     
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  8. bodia

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

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    Nice! I had not heard the story before. Great wife, indeed. Never tire of seeing this guitar, either.
     
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  9. Outlier22

    Outlier22 New Member

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    Wow! (in regards to the guitar top and inlay. And also the case!)
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Sorry, I’m just mad in love with this guitar and curious about all the details.
     
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  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    You can visit it anytime.
    ...and we really need a ying yang shot of the pair - your place or mine.
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Yes!

    Man, you don’t know how many times I thought of stealing that idea with my black Santana. I’ve never been able to bring myself to actually do it though, it’d be cheating and meaningless.
     
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  13. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    She really does have good taste.
     
  14. WA Paul

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

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    Nice! Hope to make it to Experience one of these years.
     
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  15. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    I love that guitar. Your wife has exquisite taste!
     
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  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    This guitar does not suck...
    Pretty sure... Let me check again...
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    Nope... definitely does not suck...
    At all...
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Cool guitar, great story.
     
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  18. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    "...guitars are like jewellery for boys..." I ike that, and Mrs Pete's moves ;)
     
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  19. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Oh now...THAT'S a beautiful beast!!! Sooo AWESOME! What stunner! Such a great story, and such an amazing wife! Marriage Goals!!!!
     
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  20. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    That is incredible!!!
     
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