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Link
08-19-2012, 03:19 PM
I say yes. I know... some might say it's just a strat rip-off. Or that it doesn't have a fancy top. Or that the pickups look weird.

I don't care. It's still a great guitar and very under-appreciated, IMHO. Seems like the NF3 gets more love, but I prefer the DC3 which is more sparkle-y sounding.

And the Runner-up for most underrated PRS: the Starla. Another great guitar that can jangle OR grunge out with the best of them. Very versatile.

I hope PRS continues to keep these great guitars in their model line-up because they are really good. (On the other hand, if they're ever discontinued, then I'll have a couple of collectors' item!).

Danerada
08-19-2012, 06:31 PM
I like your style!!! I have a not so seret cruchs on the DC-3 (black with maple fb and white pg) and the Starla...

steam-powered
08-21-2012, 07:02 PM
I had no idea it was underrated, honestly can't speak highly enough about mine! Thought that Fender and G&L were the only affordable options, tried them out and hated the necks. Figured I'd just go without a single coil guitar....and then I heard about the DC3. Here is pic of mine:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/steam-powered/PRSDC32.jpg

Link
08-22-2012, 12:18 PM
I had no idea it was underrated, honestly can't speak highly enough about mine! Thought that Fender and G&L were the only affordable options, tried them out and hated the necks. Figured I'd just go without a single coil guitar....and then I heard about the DC3. Here is pic of mine:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/steam-powered/PRSDC32.jpg

Nice guitar, Steam! Yeah, maybe I used the wrong word when I said underrated. It's more like "under-appreciated". Anyway, just to keep the DC3 love alive, here's a pic of mine too. By the way, IMHO these two colors look the best on a DC3 (although you couldn't go wrong with seafoam green either).

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7839249018_e6426d031b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50589139@N06/7839249018/)

steam-powered
08-22-2012, 08:09 PM
Nice guitar, Steam! Yeah, maybe I used the wrong word when I said underrated. It's more like "under-appreciated". Anyway, just to keep the DC3 love alive, here's a pic of mine too. By the way, IMHO these two colors look the best on a DC3 (although you couldn't go wrong with seafoam green either).

Great choice! I would have opted for that, too, but I already have a 22 Semi-Hollow LTD in sapphire smokeburst, so I went with scarlet smokeburst to add variety. I notice you opted for maple fingerboard with ring dots. I really like the way the ring dots look on the maple!

MA Pete
08-23-2012, 06:29 AM
Great guitars!

Here is mine in Seafoam Green with a Maple Board and Birds:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PDkNlBPAD48/UB60oEb-ZpI/AAAAAAAACDw/8pbJ3oH7vbw/s800/DC3%25202.jpg

Mine happens to be for sale in the Vintage Rocker / Birds and Moons "Yard Sale", I dig the guitar but have a Private Stock on order I need to sell some guitars to help fund:

http://www.vintagerocker.com/forum/showthread.html?15868-FS-Seafoam-Green-DC3-with-Birds

Danerada
08-23-2012, 06:42 AM
Sexiest DC-3 I have ever seen!!!!




https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PDkNlBPAD48/UB60oEb-ZpI/AAAAAAAACDw/8pbJ3oH7vbw/s800/DC3%25202.jpg

slang05
09-29-2012, 01:21 AM
Love all those colors..Picked mine up today in vintage burst and am blown away by the playability and tone.

Link
09-30-2012, 09:21 AM
Love all those colors..Picked mine up today in vintage burst and am blown away by the playability and tone.

Hey SLang, welcome to the DC3 club. Don't forget to post the obligatory NGD photo and any further reviews.

slang05
09-30-2012, 10:16 PM
I will, thanks.

Magnum Steeles
11-07-2012, 03:04 PM
Hello! So glad I found this thread. I was beginning to think I was the only one that plays a DC3. I have three other PRS guitars: Custom 22, McCarty Soapbar, and a Single Cut. While I love all my guitars, the DC3 is perfect for the kind of music my band plays, which is modern country.

Seriously under-appreciated guitar!

AaeCee
11-07-2012, 08:23 PM
And the Runner-up for most underrated PRS: the Starla.So I have it the other way around, with the Starla being the most underrated (gets the extra points for its pure tonal and esthetic uniqueness) and the DC# as the runner up, but yeah, both are truly great guitars.