What are the non-PRS guitars in your arsenal you'll just never quit?

Maertl513

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Every guitar has its right to be kept for emotional or other reason.
The Strat style guitar is a modified Aria/Legend body with a Gilmour inspired pickguard an hand wound singlecoils.
The second picture depicts a Rockinger Rudvog prototype (from 1993), as far as I concern a one off, because it's the only made of Swamp Ash.

Group shot: Reverend Gristlemaster Greg Koch Signature (in Kochwork Orange with Greg Koch's autograph on the back of the body), Peavey HP-2 NOS (my VH reminiscence), two custom order guitars made by Austrian luthier Linus (left: Honey Amber, right: Red Scorpion, my #01), PRS SE Mark Holcomb (with some modifications and MH's autograph on the backplate), PRS 513 MT (modified on order of Paul to point-to-point soldered electrics), and last but least my 1995 Parker Fly Deluxe.
This year I will receive my third Linus.

I visited my luthier while I spent four weeks on national military EOD school (for refresher course). Although I noticed his ultimate construction - the violin guitar - I assessed it as controversial by the pictures I saw of the different variations.
Being in his office, I took the window of opportunity of touching and playing his private instruments.
He had a SSS-equipped violin hanging on the wall.
Below depicted laying on my legs.

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And it sounds really like its role model made by 7ender:

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In the evening we went to his wood shop for a walk through. In a stand I noticed three violin guitars under construction (with a humbucker-humbucker layout).

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One attracted me most and changed my opinion on this design. This one:

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There was a personal relation to the guitar. My father died last year in AUG peaceful but suddenly. To X-mas, the first one without my father, my mother presented us a slice of a tree being painted with a tree of life of my own family. The guitar´s tree of life inlay reminded me to that gift. Additionally the colour of the guitar was attractive, too.
A few weeks ago the burst was painted. The only pictures I saw the guitar drying had been taken with flash light. Comparing it with my 513´s Black Gold, it will be likewise a Black Gold Burst.

Peter plays it prior shipment:

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Mike J.

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My buddy is (or at least temporarily was) the opposite. When his dad died, he found all kinds of crazy sh!t in the house, including an airplane propeller and a canoe paddle. He never owned a boat. Or plane. So my buddy said, "I feel somewhat compelled to find some random item to leave for the kids to find."



How is a rubber going to help your hearing? Sounds like you're a Trojan shill. Are you really big prophylactic? o_O






See what I did there?
My dad passed in 2016 and mom passed in 2021. Mom had things in her possession that she could have easily parted with but couldn't part with because of the sentimental value and I get it. Many of these things had strong memories of love, family and home. After she passed, one of my brothers and I took on the task of going through everything and it took a very long time. Turns out that all of my brothers and I actually took very, very little. We sold very few things and the rest (which was a lot) were just given away to charity. My house is small and even if I did want certain things I just didn't have the room.

My brothers and I took hold of the things that were most important to us. For example, I took a pair of moms shoes that she wore a few days before passing along with the little stool she used when trying to get into bed. Got them in my little studio. I also have moms little sewing basket and a few pictures. Took a few of dads tools because he loved working on projects around the house. A real handy man dad was. For me the most important things and memories are in my head and in my heart.
 

bodia

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Every guitar has its right to be kept for emotional or other reason.
The Strat style guitar is a modified Aria/Legend body with a Gilmour inspired pickguard an hand wound singlecoils.
The second picture depicts a Rockinger Rudvog prototype (from 1993), as far as I concern a one off, because it's the only made of Swamp Ash.

Group shot: Reverend Gristlemaster Greg Koch Signature (in Kochwork Orange with Greg Koch's autograph on the back of the body), Peavey HP-2 NOS (my VH reminiscence), two custom order guitars made by Austrian luthier Linus (left: Honey Amber, right: Red Scorpion, my #01), PRS SE Mark Holcomb (with some modifications and MH's autograph on the backplate), PRS 513 MT (modified on order of Paul to point-to-point soldered electrics), and last but least my 1995 Parker Fly Deluxe.
This year I will receive my third Linus.

I visited my luthier while I spent four weeks on national military EOD school (for refresher course). Although I noticed his ultimate construction - the violin guitar - I assessed it as controversial by the pictures I saw of the different variations.
Being in his office, I took the window of opportunity of touching and playing his private instruments.
He had a SSS-equipped violin hanging on the wall.
Below depicted laying on my legs.

p1078981-jpg.834692



p1078982-jpg.834693



p1078983-jpg.834694


p1078985-jpg.834695


p1078986-jpg.834696


p1078987-jpg.834697


And it sounds really like its role model made by 7ender:

linus-violingitarre-jpg.834667


In the evening we went to his wood shop for a walk through. In a stand I noticed three violin guitars under construction (with a humbucker-humbucker layout).

p1078995-jpg.834762


One attracted me most and changed my opinion on this design. This one:

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p1079014-jpg.834781


p1079015-jpg.834782


p1079016-jpg.834783


There was a personal relation to the guitar. My father died last year in AUG peaceful but suddenly. To X-mas, the first one without my father, my mother presented us a slice of a tree being painted with a tree of life of my own family. The guitar´s tree of life inlay reminded me to that gift. Additionally the colour of the guitar was attractive, too.
A few weeks ago the burst was painted. The only pictures I saw the guitar drying had been taken with flash light. Comparing it with my 513´s Black Gold, it will be likewise a Black Gold Burst.
Sorry to hear about your dad.
 

11top

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Stunning! Spec wise that blue one is in my head for a T style (trem, HSS pickups and full maple neck). I’m guessing you supplied the wood for all of these builds?

Yes. All of the walnut (top and backs) and neck blanks (purpleheart and figured maple). Ron had the maple tops and black limba though.
 

markd21

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I've been mulling over my response to this. I'd keep up to three of my non-PRS guitars.

1. Masterbuilt Warwick FNA Jazzman bass guitar.

2. 1987 Ibanez 540S. Desert Sun Yellow, HSS, 3 on/off switches, push/push coil tap (factory), Orginal Edge trem, back-stop system. I have the case candy and the guitar is 100% original. Bought new in 1987.

3. 1988 (89?) Ibanez RG560. I found this one in the garbage behind Thoroughbred Music. Eventually I caught it on fire and rebuilt it. The headstock fell off at a gig once. I got it repaired by Bird Dog Bobby, who used to tech for the Allman Brothers. It is an indispensable recording guitar.

Honestly, these 3 can do all my studio work. I prefer to play PRS. My ME-V is the ultimate for me, but my 540S gives me 11 pickup combinations. It's also a modern sounding guitar. The RG has more air in tone and fills the vintage gap. All that's missing is a neck humbucker sound....
 

Uncle Bob

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I have a 1991 Jackson Stealth LT (Japanese) that I’ll never get rid of. I played my first gig with it. Good times.
 

sergiodeblanc

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Every guitar has its right to be kept for emotional or other reason.
The Strat style guitar is a modified Aria/Legend body with a Gilmour inspired pickguard an hand wound singlecoils.
The second picture depicts a Rockinger Rudvog prototype (from 1993), as far as I concern a one off, because it's the only made of Swamp Ash.

Group shot: Reverend Gristlemaster Greg Koch Signature (in Kochwork Orange with Greg Koch's autograph on the back of the body), Peavey HP-2 NOS (my VH reminiscence), two custom order guitars made by Austrian luthier Linus (left: Honey Amber, right: Red Scorpion, my #01), PRS SE Mark Holcomb (with some modifications and MH's autograph on the backplate), PRS 513 MT (modified on order of Paul to point-to-point soldered electrics), and last but least my 1995 Parker Fly Deluxe.
This year I will receive my third Linus.

I visited my luthier while I spent four weeks on national military EOD school (for refresher course). Although I noticed his ultimate construction - the violin guitar - I assessed it as controversial by the pictures I saw of the different variations.
Being in his office, I took the window of opportunity of touching and playing his private instruments.
He had a SSS-equipped violin hanging on the wall.
Below depicted laying on my legs.

p1078981-jpg.834692



p1078982-jpg.834693



p1078983-jpg.834694


p1078985-jpg.834695


p1078986-jpg.834696


p1078987-jpg.834697


And it sounds really like its role model made by 7ender:

linus-violingitarre-jpg.834667


In the evening we went to his wood shop for a walk through. In a stand I noticed three violin guitars under construction (with a humbucker-humbucker layout).

p1078995-jpg.834762


One attracted me most and changed my opinion on this design. This one:

p1079013-jpg.834780


p1079014-jpg.834781


p1079015-jpg.834782


p1079016-jpg.834783


There was a personal relation to the guitar. My father died last year in AUG peaceful but suddenly. To X-mas, the first one without my father, my mother presented us a slice of a tree being painted with a tree of life of my own family. The guitar´s tree of life inlay reminded me to that gift. Additionally the colour of the guitar was attractive, too.
A few weeks ago the burst was painted. The only pictures I saw the guitar drying had been taken with flash light. Comparing it with my 513´s Black Gold, it will be likewise a Black Gold Burst.
Okay, that’s dope!
 

Gurdybloke

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My early 2000's Yamaha SG700s (their take on the LP Studio) in bottle green. It's Seen me through a lot of gigs and has never let me down - I just wouldn't be without it.

The one I definitely wouldn't give up is my late 70's Ibanez Concord 12 string (very similar to a Gibson hummingbird). I bought it second-hand in 1982 around the same time I started going out with my wife - it still plays beautifully although could do with a setup - it's been with us through all the ups and downs of life and has a lot of sentimental value and I just couldn't part with it.

Interestingly, a mate of mine asked the other day if I wanted my old Japanese Ricky bass copy back. I bought it (second-hand again) in the mid-80''s and wasn't using it much so donated it to his kid's school a few years back. It seems they don't need it so I think I'll have it back for a modding project (it needs a bit of work!) ☺️
 

Deli6505

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Here are my two non-PRS guitars that will never leave my arsenal:

ESP/LTD M Black Metal
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I acquired this stealthy looking beast this past summer (2021) after rediscovering my love for all things Helmet. True, it’s not the magenta 1989 ESP Horizon Custom that Page Hamilton uses but she definitely is a joy and delight to play. I’ve since swapped out the Seymour Duncan Black Winter pickup for a Bare Knuckle Warpig and replaced the volume pot with a Shadow Kill kill switch for staccato effects. Eventually I will have her repainted with a purple-burst color and also move the volume knob about an inch lower and back from its current position as I keep banging my pinky against it which is super annoying. That aside, it’s my current go-to guitar whenever I jam along to “Meantime” and “Betty”.


Ibanez RG style (model unknown)
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This one has an interesting story. My buddy found this in a closet at the auto detailing facility where he works. The body was stripped of the original electronics and the original neck was broken off. He stripped off the original glossy finish and repainted it with a satin matte blue reverse-burst finish and found a replacement RG 770/8770 neck which fit perfectly and even went as far as to accurately recreate the Ibanez logo on the headstock. He also installed a pair of Seymour Duncan Solar pickups in her as well. Since I got her, I’ve since replaced the bridge with a Floyd Rose Special (the original was a crappy FR licensed version) and also had a red button kill switch installed (this was done before I discovered the Shadow Kill on the aforementioned LTD) Eventually, I will replace the Solars with a pair of BKP Warpigs but for now, this little beauty is a lot of fun to play and hard to put down. Whenever I take her out, she gets a lot of attention and I am baffled as to accurately say what model she is because she is truly a labor of love and one of a kind.
 

matonanjin

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My problem is the opposite. I have guitars that I really need to part with simply because I never play them anymore.
I have one like this also. Opposite of my Strat, above. Why can't I part with my Gibson 325? I should and use the funds for something else. (Another PRS, of course!)
I was watching an online lesson by Steve Krenz. He was broadcasting the lesson from Gruhn Guitars. He grabbed this guitar off the wall and I was immediately in love. It's a 1972 and, I think, just gorgeous. And it plays nice. But I just have never bonded with it. And a 325 is like the famous 335 except the 325 is a true hollowbody unlike the 335, which is a semi-hollow body. And the 325 has mini-humbuckers rather than humbuckers, like the 335.
Probably because of this last characteristic, the mini-humbuckers, I have never been able to get the tone I want out of it. Unlike the humbucker growl it is a lot more "trembly?", "tinny", I don't know the right word. A jazz guy would probably love it. And on a couple occasions I got some tone I liked. But I can't remember how I dialed it in.

So why don't I just list this damn thing on Reverb??? Answer me this. Why can't I part with it?

This photo doesn't completely show this thing's beauty. It is a lot richer, darker red than it shows.

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