YESSSS!!! They removed the neck binding from the DGT again!

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  1. iahawk36

    iahawk36 Prince of Paisley

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    Just saw the latest PRS vids on Youtube, and the neck binding is gone from the DGT model again, as it should be IMHO. Kudos to PRS for doing the right thing on a great model.
     
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  2. Screamingdaisy

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    I’m pretty sure that if it has birds and binding it’s because that’s what DG wants. And if it doesn’t, it’s because DG doesn’t want it anymore.
     
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  3. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New Member

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    So, maybe he wanted the change so depending on the year/model, he could have both?
     
  4. iahawk36

    iahawk36 Prince of Paisley

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    He would have to confirm this, but I thought I remembered that David didn't like the neck binding on his model. I wasn't aware they had switched it back, and I like it!
     
  5. Screamingdaisy

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    That’s what I’m getting at.
     
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    DreamTheaterRules New Member

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    Yep, makes sense. That's what I figured as well.
     
  7. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I also prefer no binding. :)
     
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  8. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    I'm actually pro-binding
     
  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Me, too. Different strokes. All good. Fortunately, there are different models and a custom shop.
     
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  10. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    Pro binding here.
     
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  11. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Ex Lax to get rid of binding. :D
     
  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I just like wood and not in a dirty way! Unless its part of run of 100!
     
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  13. Emmanuel

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    good decision to ditch it. Thumbs up!
     
  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    They also put the old style knobs on so pulling up to split coils is easier. But I don’t know if they always did that, or not.
     
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  15. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Anti binding. Unless it's a different kind of wood used as binding.
     
  16. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Pro DGT. David knows how to spec a damned good guitar. Mine has no neck binding and I can’t imagine it with it.
     
  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    As for binding, I like it, but don’t need it. Of my 4 PS, two have it, two don’t. My 594s have it.

    Back in the day, the purpose of a binding, beyond decor, was to prevent feeling sharp fret ends in dry months. Higher end guitars had it, cheaper ones didn’t.

    With how carefully dried PRS’ woods are, sharp fret ends are rarely a problem, but a binding has a nice feel, anyway.

    For looks, I’m good either way; it’s not very important.
     
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  18. Basauri

    Basauri Diamonds x Guitars deal with Paul

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    Yay to binding :D
     
  19. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    So, I asked Dave about the neck binding when it first came out...he didn't know that it was being added.

    Ask me about a goldtop prototype that I was present for the uncasing in September of 2007 at the factory with Dave....
     
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  20. Shawn@PRS

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    The specs have changed per Mr. Grissom. We try to offer
    What about that Green DGT we've been waiting for?
     
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