- Apr 11, 2020
That is really really nice!There was some wheeling, and some dealing. Some angst and some anticipation. Choices to be made. But now the guitar formerly known as The Wizard* (until five minutes ago) is home. Oh, it was The Wizard until I read a certain post. Now...well, what can ya do.
I spent some time playing it through both the DG30 and the Lone Star, with and without pedals, on the theory that these amps, played clean and semi clean would give me the lowdown on the guitar's tone quickly.
With the ebony board, I'd call the guitar airy, bright and very articulate. You can hear the semi-hollow nature of the thing in all positions.
I figured the most unique tones in the guitar would be positions 2 and 4 on the 5-way blade, with the humbuckers either full-on or split. They are.
The neck, whether full or split humbucker, and the bridge, full or split, are certainly great. The 4 middle position tones with both humbuckers are also quite cool. However, the guitar's raison d'être has to be the plucky formant tones you get with that middle pickup engaged, and that's what I was looking forward to. The guitar delivers those tones, and they're gorgeous.The semi hollow body almost acts as a resonant filter, giving the guitar a very vocal sound, yet...with the ebony board there's that sparkle.
That's all I know so far. My hands are still getting to know the feel of the neck and fretboard - they all feel a little different, don't they? On Day One I feel like I'm playing someone else's guitar.
In person, the guitar is darker than the pic, and the purple smoke burst is less obvious. That's not a bad thing.
The reason I named it The Wizard is that I was kind of worried about the blue/purple combination being too...unusual...for my taste, For grins I googled purple and blue guitars online, and a wizard troll doll with magenta-purple hair and a blue wizard outfit popped up!
Cracked me up, and I thought, "How appropriate, It will forever be that guy!
* [Edit-See Screamingdaisy's post. I have to un-name it now.]
I've always liked PRS' wrap finishes. There's something unusual about them. I've had several.