What was Your 1st PRS?

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  1. GADonis

    GADonis New Member

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    2001 McCarty. I bought it from Guitar Center sometime in 2002. I don't remember how many different guitars I played before I decided on that specific one, but it was the right color (purple), felt good, and was priced in my budget. I don't appear to have any pictures handy.
     
  2. WA Paul

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

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    2000 McCarty Dark Cherry Sunburst 10 top. Sold my LP to buy it after earning my professional designation that takes a minimum of three years to get after college. American Music in Tacoma. Guitar played great, killer sound and was gorgeous. Now resides with my brother who is a patient and savvy buyer :). Had it for ten years - sold to find a 2011 Exp Ltd C24 in Burnt Almond which in turn was traded in on Miss Pernie.
     
  3. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    2007 SE custom I bought when I was a young teenager. It was also my first electric guitar.
     
  4. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    Mine was a mid/late-90s PRS CE in Tobacco Sunburst. I remember I bought it off Ebay and it had already been a workhorse of a guitar. Up until then it was the absolute best instrument I had ever owned. I kick myself for ever getting rid of it
     
  5. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    A 2016 CE24 in vintage sunburst. However, the one that really made me into a PRS fan was my second PRS, a 2017 McCarty in faded whale blue.
     
  6. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    97 Custom 22 bought new in 97.
     
  7. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    2018 S2 cu24
     
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  8. Asiafish

    Asiafish New Member

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    My first was/is a 2010 McCarty Smokeburst Wirth 57/08s that I bought used about 6-weeks-ago. I originally wanted a brand new Les Paul, but got frustrated after trying so many and finding quality so inconsistent and not finding one that really spoke to me within my $1500 budget.

    Reading and then talking about guitars with people I trust led me to look for a used McCarty and while I did go slightly over budget ($1600 plus shipping), I am very happy with the instrument.
     
  9. Rider1260

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    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    What year?
     
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  11. SASouth

    SASouth New Member

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    My first PRS is this 1998 Standard 24 Maple Top. They would call it a Custom 24 nowadays.

    I got it in around 2000. Traded it away in 2012. Got it back a few weeks ago. It’s here to stay this time around.
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  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    ‘93 as I recall.

    My first electric was a Magnatone in ‘64, and my first new electric that I still own is a ‘76 LP Black Beauty.
     
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  13. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    1996 custom 22 whale blue. Still got her.
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  14. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    If your going first electric, then it was a 85 fender performer. I miss that strange guitar.
     
  15. helmi

    helmi single & satin

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    2008 Mccarty korina.
     
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  16. Fullmoon 1971

    Fullmoon 1971 New Member

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    My first was my 2011 Bernie Marsden SE Vintage Sunburst
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    First core model was my 2015 McCarty Black Gold Wrap
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  17. Augustaky1

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    1991 CE24 bought new from Alpha Music in VA Beach with part of a reenlistment bonus.

    I set my limit at 1K and decided on a Hamer. I walked out of Alpha with a T-shirt for my fiancé that cost $1,085 out the door. But I got them to throw the guitar in for free.

    I had not even considered a PRS as they were a bit more than what I wanted to spend. At least that as what I thought.
     
  18. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    My gateway PRS.:cool:
    2017 SE Custom 24.
     
  19. Hungerbeast

    Hungerbeast New Member

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    Pre-Lawsuit Tremonti SE, my first “real” guitar lol.

    Recently got a 2018 Tremonti SE Custom that I upgraded with USA parts, now trying to sell my old SE.
     
  20. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    In 2000 or 2001 I worked at a tattoo shop that was on the same block as a place called Zapf's Music who was an authorized PRS dealer at the time (it no longer exists). One of the employees there LOVED to get tattooed....and somehow, all of us tattoo artists LOVED to think we were musicians. I was in there browsing around and saw this WAY too expensive but WAY to gorgeous to pass up. So, I got him to give me his employee discount and worked out some tattoo work later on for him. I had no idea what I was buying. My playing definitely didn't justify that cost. But I just had to have it. And it has colored my thought process on what a guitar "should be" ever since. It was a custom 22 flamed 10 top with a natural finish and a wide fat neck profile. Dragon II pups and a stop bar tail piece........(can you tell it hooked me)? ;) The only pic I have of it was on 35mm film print and scanned into a computer .... but you get the idea. To this day, she is the one that got away. I sold her to get that last couple of grand together to get my own tattoo shop opened in 2002. And just that little over a year with her has made me a life long PRS fan.

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