Which one of you beat me to buying this (PS Violin Pernambuco)?

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  1. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    $5,999?!?!?!?!? Talk about deal of the day.
     
  2. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Nice looking guitar
     
  3. Utkarsh

    Utkarsh A Les Paul guy who loves PRSs

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    My God! What a steal. I would clicked buy on within a second of seeing this
     
  4. Tonart

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

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    Once again: One does not simply sell a Violin Mccarty at that price
     
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  5. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    The only thing making it nicer would be a BRW neck.
     
  6. geese_com

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    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Agreed.

    And, I actually sold my Paul’s 28 because they made these.
     
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    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Not that I have an issue with capitalism or buying/selling for profit, but I do wish this would’ve ended up with someone here or someone that would treasure it for the guitar that it is. Hopefully one day.
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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  12. Formvar

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    Hey all, I'm looking for a Dragon I or III but when this guitar was listed a few days ago it peeked my interest.

    Practicing due diligence, I found pics of the guitar when it was being sold as new from Dream Guitars. First thing I noticed was the original fingerboard looked different from the current pics so I started doing some comparisons. I found the writing on the back of headstock looked similar but after comparing they are different. I had an offer in on the guitar and asked the seller if he knew anything about the discrepancies from when the guitar was new.

    I will say that the seller was transparent with me once I pressed on what I was seeing.

    This is what I found out:
    The guitar was Re-necked at PRS. Original Pernambuco neck had a crack and it went back to the factory. Sat at PRS for a couple years and Dave’s Guitars got it back during COVID pandemic. The guitar also had a total refinish. He said Dave's Guitars said they used the original headstock veneer and fingerboard to re-neck the guitar. I'm not sold on that after comparing pics.

    My gut told me it was a re-neck and sure enough that is what happened. I suggested he revise the listing and the seller was kind and said he was going to.

    I hope this is good info to share...
     
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    I can not tell a lie. I wasn’t me.
     
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    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Wow, that explains the original price at Dave’s! Thank you for sharing the details.

    I love the Dragon III as well - not sure, but I think JD at Guitar Mav has (or had?) one. Might want to check with him.
     
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  15. Tonart

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

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    Oh so is the neck still pernambuco? That’s crucial to the identity of the Violin I guitar series. PRS ran out of pernambuco supply long ago.
     
  16. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    I wonder if they were able to repair the crack? Or is this why it was at PRS for a couple of years - they had to source another Pernie log.
     
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  17. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I don’t think they would try to repair the crack.
     
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    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    That was my thought as well. From the seller pictures it does look like Pernie, but definitely a wild card until more detail is shared.
     
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    I didn't find out any more info from the seller. I do know that for me, my interest in the guitar went away after being disclosed details around the neck.
     
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  20. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Agreed! I’d love to have a Pernie neck with a Pattern carve (the one I have is Pattern Regular which feels too small now as I get older). But it won’t be this one.
     

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