What’s your Holy Grail hit rate?

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Your Holy Grail hit rate

  1. 1%

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. 5%

    4 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. 10%

    4 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. 20%

    7 vote(s)
    15.9%
  5. 30%

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  6. 40%

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. 50%

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  8. Above 50%

    11 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. tiboy

    tiboy New Member

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    To me the Holy Grail is the be all and end all. It must be a guitar that almost never disappoints. It doesn’t matter if it’s the only one made or if there are hundreds of models from the same batch. Each guitar is unique. The Holy Grail must be a Unicorn. For if we obtain the Holy Grail guitar the journey ends. No more searching. No more buying. No more NGD announcements. Therefore, I must say 0%.
     
  2. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Until i actually touch, feel and play a PS or Core, i'm at 90%. I know there is always something better out there, but where i am at physically and financially, those are mythical beasts. Its like finding a Unicorn on a deserted island, or a beautiful yet tame redhead in a dragons cave.

    Someday:oops:
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    If that’s true, I certainly wouldn’t want to find it.


     
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  4. Stephen J.

    Stephen J. New Member

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    I am no grail expert, but Indiana Jones tells me that once you have the grail you never leave the cave/house that holds it again. You spend the rest of time alone protecting it. I think the pursuit of the grail is where the real living is, not in actually finding it.
    Must get more guitars!
     
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  5. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    ^ This. The hunt!

    We each have our own objectives, but few things float my boat like finding that unique, crazy, one in a million book matched billet. Example:

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  6. Tonart

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

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    Great one!
     
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  7. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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  8. Tonart

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

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    You should really take and post more photos of that guitar, for the audience here hint hint! ;)
     
  9. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    You know, the "holy grail" thing can be funny sometimes; because sometimes we attain that guitar and the spark just isn't there. It's happened to me a couple times. But you can also find "the one" (or, realistically one of several) when you were never expecting it.

    I do have my 408 now, which was—prior to owning it—my only intended PRS that I thought I'd want/need. And it's grail-worthy for sure. But then I picked up an MC-58 McCarty model with 57/08's and it's like, "Whoa! Holy crap! THIS is it!" and magically now my LP—which itself was a holy-grail—feels like a cheap toy by comparison. Funny how these things happen.
     
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  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    “I told them we already got one” :D
     
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  11. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Per your request :)

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    One of the 1st 2 Ziracotes.


     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Holy fracking t!t sock!

    What is the body wood?
     
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  13. iLookLikeElvis

    iLookLikeElvis New Member

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    That's a helluva lineup! Awesome.
     
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  14. iLookLikeElvis

    iLookLikeElvis New Member

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    I own 3 electrics and one acoustic.

    Among the electrics, my 594 gets the most attention because it's just fun and sounds great (after MUCH setup tweaking to get it just right for me). But I reckon another 594 could give me a similar impression, so not sure that's holy grail territory. Or maybe it is?!

    My Alembic is probably more like a holy grail. But this is mostly down to the fact that the same guitar bought new today, exact same spec, would run something like 5x what I paid for mine (which i purchased new/built for me).

    At the original price it is tremendous, but not at 5x that price.So I'm fortunate to have it.

    My other electric is a Strat. Lovely guitar, and sentimental to me, but nothing too far out of the ordinary.

    My only acoustic is a Lowden. It's an awesome guitar, though very understated visually. I've not had an itch for another acoustic since I purchased it.
     
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  15. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Grail...I guess I’ll quantify this with a guitar that has the ability to inspire me to create. A guitar that has a magical quality that gives me a certain feeling when I play it. It doesn’t necessarily need to be a one off guitar with crazy specs or looks, just one with intangible qualities that give me that “oh yeah” feeling. Quite frankly, I stop paying attention to the looks once I’m playing and it’s only the function of the guitar and the feeling it gives me when I play it. If you can add great looks that make you weak in the knees, great.

    I spec’d my PS out to be all those things obviously. It hits all the marks for me. Yet I can can love my beat up black McCarty standard just the same. I like that it’s kinda worn and well used. It was like that before I got it. It’s hard to put a percentage on it for me. If I keep a guitar for any length of time, I prefer not to get rid of it unless I absolutely have to.
     
  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    It’s


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    mahogany.

    nyuk nyuk nyuk!
     
  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nice!
     
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  18. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Don't forget smells! mmmm ... nitro
     
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  19. Tonart

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

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    LOL true!!
     
  20. Tonart

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

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    One of the best tops ever!!
     
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