SNGD :-(

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  1. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Sad New Guitar Day...

    As some of you may know, I missed out on a custom color purple S2 CU24 a while back, and have been jonesing since.

    When I stumbled on a Sparkle Deep Purple S2 CU24 35th, I jumped on it. Got a good deal from the mom&pop store.

    It arrived today, and as advertised it looks black until you hit it with direct light - then you see the purple sparkle...

    ...and all the swirls and scratches.

    Hangtag was from 3 weeks ago, so I dunno what happened. Not like it was kicking around a showroom floor getting abused. Tried some PRS branded polish and cleaner, no dice.

    Dealer's letting me return, but it's a bummer. Guess it wasn't meant to be. My true purple PRS is still out there somewhere...
     
  2. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Wow, it’s such a letdown when you’re waiting on a special one and it’s not what you hoped. I’ve a new one (to me) got one coming next week, and I’m always a little worried until I see it in person! Hopefully, the right one will make it soon!
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Rats!
    Fear not... lunch bag letdown will be replaced by purple joy at some point.
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    That blows
     
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  5. EdSevered

    EdSevered New Member

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    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Well that blows. I have faith you shall find your purple....
     
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  7. Simon Says

    Simon Says New Member

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    If its fine scratches then try decent car polish. It made my 20 years old standard looking brand new
     
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  8. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Brand new guitar, not doing that - already boxed and sending to dealer tmw.
     
  9. Simon Says

    Simon Says New Member

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    Fair enough. I probably wouldn't do it either
     
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  10. Tom Bradovich

    Tom Bradovich New Member

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    To have such high expectations and then see your dream guitar full of scratches has got to be a major bummer. But, keep the faith - something better will come your way.
     
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  11. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Sorry, bro.
     
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  12. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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  13. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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  14. EdSevered

    EdSevered New Member

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    Understood. I was just trying to take your mind off that debacle. :)
     
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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Sorry to hear that. Keep searching.
     
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  16. SECu24

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    Was it a small store in Maryland? If so, I see the scratches in their Reverb listing, and they look pretty bad. I recently picked up what was said to be a factory-fresh, never demo'd or returned SE Cu24 and it came with tons of scratches and swirling. The store offered me a discount to keep it, but I wonder how so much wear could have been possible on a brand new guitar.

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  17. John F

    John F New Member

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    My SS Nebula came in a soft case, and the inside is actually rough. It chafed the finish of the guitar leaving small scratches in spots where it was jostled in transit. I would suggest PRS ship their guitars inside a bag which is placed inside the soft case to protect the finish. Or, change the internals of the soft case to a fluffy lining like the hard cases.
     

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