PRS Santana 2016 BG NGD

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  1. Emmanuel

    Emmanuel New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I am pleased to present you my newly acquired Santana 2016 in black gold with exposed binding.
    It plays like a dream and it is just a top notch guitar with a great feel and tone!
    Other than that, I have nothing to say really.

    And here are few pictures with my other Santana (2015) which has also the same finish.
    (Obviously I like two basic elements from PRS: 1. Santana shape, 2. Black Gold finish :))

    Enjoy!

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  2. Maertl513

    Maertl513 Sherlock 513

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    Apart from I don't like those knobs n switch layout, I highly appreciate the Black Gold addiction. I admire BG, too. Therefore: All thumbs up! Enjoy YOUR new guitar.
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    It never hurts to have a spare.
    Those two look great.
     
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  4. Emmanuel

    Emmanuel New Member

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    Thanks guys!
    Few more pics for this thread:)
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    2016
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    2015
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  5. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    I'm extremely jealous :D

    Congrats you really hit Gold, enjoy
     
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  6. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Beauties!
    I like your "Noah's Ark" technique. :p
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Bangin'!
     
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  8. pac90

    pac90 Helix user

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    gorgeous, but don't quite get having 2 exactly the same
     
  9. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Twins!!!! One wrapped, one partially exposed...what more could you ask for????
    Congrats on a killer pair!
     
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  10. Emmanuel

    Emmanuel New Member

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    Thanks! as for the duplication, the easy answer is: gorgeous x2 :D

    To be fair, one of them takes the ''soft beating'' (traveling, practicing etc.) the other can be an investment in the long term. Besides the black gold with exposed binding is not seen that often thus I was intrigued.
    And I have to say, I am pleased that I was intrigued cause this combo is that gorgeous!
     
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  11. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Yep, BG with the scraped binding is super rare as it's harder to do, but it looks hot and BG by any description IMO is one of the all-time great PRS colours.

    The figure on the mahogany of the 2016 version is super sweet too!!! That's always a bit of a lucky dip with Core models.

    Congrats!!!
     
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  12. Emmanuel

    Emmanuel New Member

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    +1!
    Yes, the mahogany back was a great surprise as well. Never had before something like it (light figured flame on the back). Notice that is also darker than the 2015 version.
     
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  13. Mike.boardman

    Mike.boardman New Member

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    Great guitars, the Santana model is pretty rare in the U.K. - you may find one at a dealer if your're lucky. Guess they're not that popular compared to the customs and 594 (which is selling crazy well here).

    What sort of music do you play on them?
     
  14. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Double your pleasure, double your fun! Very nice. I like it with and without the binding, hard to choose which I like better.
     
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  15. Emmanuel

    Emmanuel New Member

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    Thanks!
    I play only Santana music of course!
    No, I am just kidding :) Blues, rock, chill out plus progressive metal/rock (e.g Opeth, Storm Corrosion) are stuff that I play.
    Few Santana songs are included too. No doubt about it ;).
     
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    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Congrats! Nice pair of beauties there!
     
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  17. watelessness

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    Siblings!
     
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  18. bodia

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

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    I wouldn't kick those twins outta bed! Who doesn't love twins?! o_O

    Congrats!
     
  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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  20. alphasports

    alphasports New Member

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    Wow I love the scraped BG. I have a BG CU22, always regretted it not having the visible binding effect. I've occasionally thought of sending it to the factory for a custom scrape but that would not be cheap...
     

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