One of a kind PRS DGT Goldtop Relic !!!!

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  1. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    Check this beauty out, and it even has a Santana neck.

    And NO, it's not mine. Yet ;)

    I'm trying VERY hard to make this happen.

    The guy that owns it is friend of a friend.

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  2. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    That is cool! Hope you can snag it!!
     
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  3. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    WOW I have never even heard of a Santana headstock DGT , Or is this a 245 or a McCarty that was modded to a DGT control layout
    Killer guitar ether way !!!!
     
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  4. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Very nice! I hope it’s yours soon!
     
  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    That’s got a lot of vintage vibe about it.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. Bill SAS 513

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

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    Whoa...another unique bird...Good luck on the acquisition!!!!!
     
  7. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    I've got a '70 Gibson ES-335 that this Goldtop DGT owner is interested in doing a trade for.

    My '83 335 Dot is a way better guitar than the '70 for playabiiity, tone, and the neck is amazing.

    My '70 335 has the notorious thin neck at the nut, has original very bright and hot T-Top humbuckers, the orignal trapaze was converted to a stop tailpiece before I got it, no original case,and has weathered checking all over the body.

    Here's some pics of my '70 335:

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    I KNOW I'm asking the wrong crowd here, but am I getting the better of the trade here?

    I'd have to go play it and make sure I like the neck on this guitar, and he'd have to like the neck and tone of my 335.

    So this is by far a done deal,but I could/might happen.

    If it doesn't, I still have my '09 PRS DGT, so life it still good.
     
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I can guess what the most common answer will be ;)
     
  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I would definitely do that trade.
     
  10. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    Like asking the fox in the hen house if likes the taste of chicken. :D
     
  11. bodia

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

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    I would do that trade in a hot minute
     
  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I like that one - go for it!
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Do you think Fox tastes like chicken? Haha!

    I know, I know, I’ve derailed the thread already!

    Do the trade, the DGT looks amazing.
     
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  14. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    If you like the '83 and don't like the '70, seems like a no-brainer to move the '70.
     
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  15. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    I don't know if there's a PRS I'd trade the '83 Dot for.

    I'd probably regret it, and I'd probably never find another that sounds and plays like this one.

    I know there's PRS guitars worth 4-5X what the Dot is worth,but it's not about the price.

    When a guitar is amazing and has that something special, you NEVER EVER let it go.
     
  16. El Fenix

    El Fenix New Member

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    I'm amazed at how skinny those necks in 70 were. I played a few at Jimmy Wallace guitars here in Dallas.

    If the 70 doesn't get played, let it go
     
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  17. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    Honestly I don't really play it hardly at all.

    The guitar was actually a barter with a customer of mine.

    Condensed version of story.

    I spot guitar at customers home, we talk, I mention if he ever wants to sell, he says he'd trade material and labor for the guitar.

    I buy materials to do job and do the install.

    Materials cost me $165 and 1 1/2 hours of my time for install

    So I got this guitar in 8 yrs. ago for $165 and 1 1/2 hrs. labor.

    I really have nothing invested in this guitar, I never played it out live, and its lived in it case most of the time I've owned it.

    So I'm willing to part with it if the other guy will agree to the trade.

    Unfortunately we're going to play each others guitars, and my fear is he's not going to like the guitar either.

    I guess I'll know soon enough.
     
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    Ok, so I sent pictures of my '70 to the owner of the Goldtop DGT, but he was gigging last night, so I haven't heard back from him yet.

    He's a full time musician who's played this guitar pretty regularly but not exclusively at his gigs.

    I guess their would be no way to know what all the original relicing PRS did and what he's added to it, and it really doesn't matter.

    So he's asking short of $4K for this guitar, and our trade might be an alternative to him selling it outright.

    So my question to the forum is, what might have this custom made PRS DGT have cost him to have made?

    He's not offering up that information, but it kinda of matter's to me, based on his cash asking price.

    I'm putting the value on mine between $3500-$4000, whether anyone thinks, including myself, that it's worth this type of money.

    I found a recent completed auction for a guitar very similar to mine.

    It also has the converted stop bar tailpiece, and the changed out tuners, but my guitar is in better overall condition,and mine doesn't have the mini-toggle pickup split switch installed on the top of the guitar

    The seller in this auction claimed that this 335 was a '70/'71 based on the serial number, but this guitar has the white/blue/purple paper label which makes puts it between '73-'75.
    The last orange paper labels were last used in 1970, and it's the label that's in my '70 335.

    Here's the auction where the this guitar sold for basically $3200.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1848853978...=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
     
  19. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    I remember that one from somewhere. Very cool DGT!
     

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