Valentine's Gift....

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  1. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Let me start by saying my wife is awesome. She actually hears "tone" and recognizes when an instrument inspires me. It's cool.

    This year I spent Valentine's Day in the hospital - actually it was this whole week. Nothing big or worrisome, I have epilepsy and I had to do an EEG. I was in bed for the whole week with wires attached to my head under 24 hour video surveillance. Our special V-Day dinner date was McDonald's she brought in, lol.

    Anyway, I got home today around 1pm, and there was a big box in the foyer. It was addressed to me, but I didn't order anything. Hmmmm, what could it be???? Well, it was obviously a guitar, but was it a good one???

    Yes it was!!!!

    A while back I needed a new car. In order to beef up my down payment I decided to sell a few of my PRS'. One of them was my Faded Vintage Yellow Paul's Guitar. I was sad, but the shop offered me REALLY good money for it, so it sailed away to a new owner. Over time I missed it, but the PG hangs on to a nice premium. So, I didn't miss it enough to drop the cash on a replacement.

    Here's what the box held....

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    A 2015 Paul's Guitar Trem in Honey!! My wife knows I loved that guitar in yellow and she managed to find one!!! Honey is a cool color - it's yellow, but not yellow. The FVY had a red back. This Honey guitar has a natural back - I dig that way more. Honey seems more like "faded vintage yellow" than Faded Vintage Yellow did!!

    Old PG for color reference between FVY....

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    New PG so you can see Honey - the difference is subtle....

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    Talk about an AWESOME wife, a killer surprise, and a neat thing to find after a week in a bed!!!

    The top on this one if GORGEOUS. I was shocked that it wasn't a 10.

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  2. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Here's a couple more shots of the "new" one vs. the "old" one for the color difference....

    Honey:

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    Faded Vintage Yellow:

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  3. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    What a nice surprise
     
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  4. WA Paul

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

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    Great surprise indeed, congrats! Glad you are out of the hospital!

    I dig the Honey color more, less of a fluorescent yellow color in the photos, a bit of a warmer tint. Also prefer natural stain backs to red stained backs.
     
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  5. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Wow, that’s awesome!!!! I really like the newer Honey color...seems a bit warmer than vintage yellow. It’s awesome your wife surprised you with it, too. In fact, we were just talking about that over here...

    https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/gotta-love-her.36529/

    Well, not your wife, of course, but having somebody special embrace your passion.

    Congrats!!!
     
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  6. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    That’s great, all around!

    Be well!
     
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  7. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Stunning guitar(s), and great story! Congrats

    I like the new one best. :cool:
     
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  8. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Honey FTW!!!
    The whole story is great (minus the hospital).
     
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  9. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Nice, traded up with the new one
     
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  10. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Bangin’!
     
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  11. Emmanuel

    Emmanuel New Member

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    Super nice :)
    PGs are incredible. Plugged or unplugged their tone is something else..
    Congrats and enjoy the gift!
     
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  12. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc #NeverGibson

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    That’s just awesome!
     
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  13. bodia

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

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    That's a very cool thing your wife did! Congrats! I'm with you on the Honey, too. I have a Ted in Honey, and really dig the color.
     
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  14. jjhookemup

    jjhookemup Gearoholic

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    Nice man. I’ve always liked a honey finish too. Great surprise, lucky you.
     
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  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Beautiful guitar.

    The original PRS honey was created from a picture of a Hamer I sent in to have duplicated for a PS. I still have the original PRS “honey,” but sold the Hamer.
     
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  16. swede71

    swede71 Tja ba!Läget?

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    One of the most beautiful PRS guitar ive ever seen.Both of them looks amazing.
     
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  17. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    She brought you McDonald's in the hospital??? Dude, way to bury the lede!!!

    Great looking guitar - and even better on the wife! Congrats! You may be the one guy on here who doesn't need his head examined.
     
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  18. Glide-bpm

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

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    Sweetness!
     
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  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Fantastic!

    Great looking guitar.

    Amazing wife.
     
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  20. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Congrats & hope you are doing well health wise!
     
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