PRS DGT - any reason not to buy a new one over an older one?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Random Gecko, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Random Gecko

    Random Gecko New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    24
    Perhaps the nitro finish? I'm looking at buying another DGT and there's a used 2009 locally, as well as a couple of brand new ones. Price not so much an issue, though obviously who doesn't like saving money?

    Any advice welcome.
     
  2. toothace

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

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    5,316
    Likes Received:
    4,284
  3. Random Gecko

    Random Gecko New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    24
    Excellent, will do.
     
    shimmilou and bodia like this.
  4. Paz

    Paz New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2019
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    77
    I played a lovely green one on Sunday, I didn’t gel with it, possibly because it had 11’s on it, but it was a lovely guitar. I ended up getting a custom 24.
     
    dogrocketp likes this.
  5. Bill SAS 513

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

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,445
    Likes Received:
    1,477
    Unless you're touring and need the exact sound of your current DGT in a duplicate, I'd get the used, older one, with different finish...just to change your tones up a little bit...
     
  6. Random Gecko

    Random Gecko New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    24
    Current is a 2010!
     
  7. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    1,812
    Buy whichever speaks to you the most
     
    dogrocketp and Bill SAS 513 like this.
  8. Bill SAS 513

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

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,445
    Likes Received:
    1,477
    Your current axe is gonna be pretty similar to the used 2009...never mind...Go New, especially since $$$ not an issue.
    (Or play them all and grab the one that does it for you...(Tones, Feel, Looks, etc...) not necessarily in that order...LOL.
     
    Boogie and dogrocketp like this.
  9. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs Have you tried restarting?

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2018
    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    863
    Do any them come in a finish you particularly like? I haven’t played any years other than my 2015 DGT, but I don’t see how it could be improved upon. Love the Phase III tuners.
     
  10. BMiller

    BMiller New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2015
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    448
    I don't think that you will see any difference between the used one and what you currently have. I doubt that there is much difference between the used one that you're eyeballing and the new ones either. As with all guitars, there will always be subtle differences in tone, balance, etc. But the specs have remained constant.

    Then again, I've never played a "standard" DGT. The only one that I have had my mitts on is my 2017 Wood Library DGT that has a few different specs from "standard" (Edit for the specs direct from PRS - Figured Artist Grade Maple top, figured maple neck, African Blackwood fretboard, etc) so it will sound a bit different. Incredible playing and sounding guitar!

    Get this.....don't look back - https://davesguitar.com/products/paul-reed-smith/david-grissom-dgt-wood-library-limited-3/

    Good luck with the decision!
     
    #10 BMiller, Mar 13, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
    bodia and gush like this.
  11. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf I'm a Dog! I do Dog Things!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    358
    Likes Received:
    644
    how about considering the standard DGT, all mahogany no maple cap DGT
    David Grissom says it makes it a little more midrangey and growl, more nasty.
    quote by david
    After playing my DGT’s almost exclusively for the last 5 years, I wanted something that had all the features we worked so hard on with the original DGT, but with the sonic character of an all-mahogany guitar. The all-mahogany guitars are more focused in the mids as a general rule, and have a nice chime and growl as well.
     
    ooglybong likes this.
  12. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,835
    Likes Received:
    8,098
    The wise and powerful Bill has spoken...Err...wisely. :D
     
    dogrocketp, bodia and Bill SAS 513 like this.
  13. Bill SAS 513

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

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2012
    Messages:
    2,445
    Likes Received:
    1,477
    Better run with this one...it doesn't happen often!!!
    Happy Friday, all!!!!!!
     
    bodia likes this.
  14. Big Mike

    Big Mike This space for rent

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    816
    Onlyt got a used one cuz the new one would've went over the allowed compromise budget me and SWMBO agreed on.

    And I love it.

    had I the OK to order a new one, only difference would be birds though. Love the goldtop.
     
  15. Big Mike

    Big Mike This space for rent

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    816
    Yes.
    Must have IMO. I need one. I got to compare recently. very very cool.
    early 2000's my gig rig was a Custom 22 and a 86 Standard 24.
     
  16. shallbe

    shallbe New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    422
    I prefer no neck binding, no nitro and the Phase 3 tuners. That means used most likely but that is just me.
     
  17. BlackMoons

    BlackMoons New Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    14
    I was told I own the first black DGT sent to a dealer. Years later, I was told the neck carve changed on the DGT model, but to be honest, I love mine so much I've never bothered to check out other DGTs to compare. Sorry I can't confirm the changed neck carve claim.
     
  18. Tramp

    Tramp To and Fro, Mostly Fro

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2016
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    211
    You do know that “price not so much an issue” is code here for “I’m going Private Stock”....
     
  19. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    6,761
    Likes Received:
    15,215
    Get a singlecut like all the cool kids.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice