Runs From The Past - Celebrate What Was And Still Is!

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  1. WA Paul

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

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    Love me some blueberries! :)
     
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  2. WA Paul

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

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    I’m a Koa fanatic. I have an all Koa rocking chair (never too early to plan for retirement?!?), Koa wood sculptures, Koa boxes, Koa wood bowls (calabashes)... I’ve never seen a single piece of Koa that had such curl on every part of it, nor the variation in color! The fact that it’s a guitar from my favorite guitar builder - even better!

    I bought this used. Was talking with my dealer about a P245T with a Koa top and looked up the pictures on this one...and saw that it was currently for sale! Wife wasn’t happy with me, but she understood. She still comments that this one and Miss Pernie really are unicorns not to be found in the wild again! Unless I decide to sell them..
     
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  3. WA Paul

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

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    More of the sides

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    Full front
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    Full back
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    How about 2009 Killer Quilts?
    I think these brought a lot of people over to an appreciation for what quilt tops could look like.
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Just love photo 3, showing that figuring all through the thickness of the body. Well done and don’t ever let this go!
     
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  6. lareco12345

    lareco12345 "plays like pups let loose on maple beach." GC

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    I also like the PRS bolt-on maple neck ; 80-early 90s.
     
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  7. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I concur..
     
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  8. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    First time I heard of and seen this run. Very cool!
     
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  9. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I have the highest respect for this run, the Collection VIII 2014. The sleeper Giant of the series. This run has a specimen displayed in the Metropolitan Musuem of Art, but its really the sound.

    It’s my most powerful performer sonically. Tone is subjective, so I’m referring to how energetic and intense the string vibration is. Played and observed unplugged, this one almost feels like it’s over-vibrating, a 700BHP Ferrari under restraint by the frets, but in a smooth never uncontrolled manner. The intensity of each note is unsurpassed within my stable.

    Every note has a secondary reverberating harmonic ping, because it causes other strings to go into harmonic vibration. For a while I could not figure out what it was. This is not a weak singer using stadium level speakers. It’s Freddie Mercury singing in the bathroom (and then going to the audio shop to choose whatever microphone he wants).
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  10. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I love those inlays.
     
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  11. jcha008

    jcha008 New Member

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    Some seriously excellent guitars shown already!! Love the PRS limited runs. I know there was a time when it seemed like they were milking the term "limited" for a while there, but even knowing that, I find all of them to be magical in their own way. I have 3 guitars all from the same lot of the 25 Pernambuco DGTs they did a while back. For my personal tastes, its easily in the top 3 "runs" for me. I would get more if I could!

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  12. jcha008

    jcha008 New Member

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    This guitar is pure magic!!! The top and inlay is just amazing.
     
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  13. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Jeeeeeeez... some mighty fine "run" guitars in this thread...

    My first "Limited" run won't be delivered until Q1 2019... Dohhhhhh.

    Fire Red Burst Special 22 Semi-hollow Artist Limited Edition upgrade. Getting addicted to 3 pickup PRSi.

    Everything else special I have is just Wood Library runs, including the 509 Swamp Ash currently being built now.
    Glad to get to share this one with some forum members for once!
     
  14. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    I didn't catch your address :)

    Can you PM it to me first so I can get a head start?
     
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  15. WA Paul

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

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    Great run! Yours in Burnt Almond? Always liked that color, I had a Exp Ltd 2011 C24 in that color.
     
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  16. WA Paul

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

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    Heeeellllloooo ladies! I still *NEED* that blue one in the middle! Has my son’s DOB on the back of the headstock.:)
     
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  17. WA Paul

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

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    Can’t miss it, it’s the one with the new roof. :)
     
  18. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Very coherent color spectrum there! That’s 12% there like I mentioned before. Amazing!
     
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  19. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Thank you! I’ll gently whisper your compliments to it tonight...
     
  20. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    OK, I'll try to milk this one but good. :D

    20th anniversary Cu22 limited. Beautiful "angel step" figuring on the body that doesn't show well in this shot:

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    Experience 57/08 SC limited (related to an earlier question, I bought this guitar because of the magic new 57/08 pickups, as it was one of the only ways to get them at the time. Of course we all know those pickups became a smashing success). It's the only guitar I've ever named: Ripzilla!

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    Experience 59/09 limited, featuring 59/09 pickups, satin quilt top, and Indian rosewood neck. This is practically a Modern Eagle. In fact I did retrofit my Modern Eagle with 59/09s because I loved them so much in this guitar, and now they're kind of a pair:

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    (Oops, bonus pic but I guess it's kind of limited too!)
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    Experience 2012 Cu24 limited. You can't set the flamey maple satin finished neck in this shot, but it's killer. The pickups are 53/13s by another name.

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    And finally, one of last year's run of 594 soapbars:

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