So, I was only going to buy green guitars...

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  1. grausch

    grausch New Member

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    A couple of months ago, I decided that Eriza Verde is really my favourite PRS finish and I should just get rid of all of my other guitars and buy one or two cores in Eriza Verde. Of course, then I remembered that I have a black S2 Singlecut Satin Standard that the wife got me for Christmas (1st exception). Then I played the 20th Anniversary Standard 24 Satin and that just sounds so phenomenal both unplugged and plugged in - yes, I like HFS pickups (2nd exception). Then there is my Black Cherry Bernie that is just a phenomenal guitar (3rd exception) and reclaimed Vela that is quite rare (4th exception). So, all my PRS guitars ended up being safe, but I needed cash to buy a SC58 in Eriza Verde I have my eye on.

    So the obvious solution is to browse eBay to see if there isn't a cheaper guitar in Eriza Verde. That way I can explain it quite easily to the wife: "Well, I could have bought the SC58, but I still want to get you a Christmas present, so I settled for something cheaper..."

    In any case, I somehow stumbled on a DGT in Purple Hazel that was on auction with no bids and a day to go. The price was good, so I knew I wanted. Placed my bid the next day and was the only bidder, which enabled me to snag my first DGT. It arrived yesterday, has been cleaned up and restrung and played a fair bit last night and today.

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    When I received the guitar it was strung with 11s, but with quite a few wraps around the posts. So obviously tuning was not great when using the trem and the tuners were also struggling a little to turn. I did play it a little like that and could not believe how easily the 11s bend. I have a Signature Limited (in Eriza Verde of course :p) with 10s and I do not think it feels that easy to bend as the DGT with 11s. I did not notice that the nut was slightly slimmer (as most people comment) - perhaps it is the same width as Pattern Regular which I am very familiar with (too lazy too google it now).

    I have since restrung it with 8-46 Fender Malmsteen strings, adjusted the trem (a first for me), and cleaned it up a fair bit. Plays great was instantly super comfortable. Pickups sound decent, but I did find it odd that I played more with the volumes and the tone that I usually done. Really like having the volume for the bridge pickup so close. If it did not sound like it yet, this guitar is pretty phenomenal. Just insanely comfortable and sounds very good through my setup.

    Of course, I needed to sell something to make space for another guitar, so my 2013 Gibson SG Deluxe in Lime Green went up for sale on eBay for a pretty fair price. That sold in less than 24 hours...What did I say about only buying green guitars?!?
     
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    That’s too good a guitar to force it to be green.
    I agree that 11s feel light on a DGT.
    Have fun.
     
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  3. grausch

    grausch New Member

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    Agreed. Not really purple either, but I don't mind.

    I did ask the seller whether the guitar was strung with 11s and whether those were the original frets. He confirmed both my queries. All I can think is that the neck carve on the DGT makes bending slightly easier than the Pattern carve on my Siggy Ltd. It does make me consider refretting my other guitars to stainless Jumbos to see if I can get them to bend that easily.
     
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  4. bodia

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

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    Killer! I love Purple Hazel, and DGTs are righteous! Congrats!
     
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  5. Tonart

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

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    That’s BMW style classy! Congrats!
     
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  6. toothace

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

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    Great score!!


    Sweet top!
     
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  7. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    daaaamn, score!

    The neck is unique to the line and thinner to a degree, the recent DGT videos Dave and Paul talk about the guitar (and amp) history.
     
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  8. WA Paul

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

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    Congrats, nice pickup!
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Fabulous score, congrats!
     
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  10. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Awesome guitar! Congrats
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Wow, that’s Bangin’!
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Heck there's been some sweet DGT NGD's on here recently and this is an outstanding one! Well done.
     
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  13. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    Sweeeeeeeeet!
     
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  14. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    With a look like that I'm willing to believe that Purple Hazel is the new Ezra Verde.
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It’s gorgeous! And heck, if it sounds great and plays great, end of story.

    Plus, you know, the only color on a guitar that really matters is its tone color. ;)
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    You speak the truth oh wise Tone Master :D
     
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  17. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    I'd rock that DGT for sure. Just my style.
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I predict they will be the PRS '59!
     
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  19. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    PRS is the only guitar Co that has soooo many models I lust for.

    It's a crying shame that I'm not independently wealthy as I'd have a warehouse full of these dam things.

    If the current models weren't enough, the vintage stuff is just another vein of lust.

    I've got an HB coming my way and with what I currently own you'd think I'd be set.

    I still lust for a McCarty trem, DGT, PRS p90, Brent Mason, studio, quatro, 85 cu24..................................................
     
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  20. marooned

    marooned New Member

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    That’s a tasty DGT, I really like that colour.
    Congrats they’re amazing guitars :)
     
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