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ExpatGirl
09-11-2012, 10:35 PM
Hi guys,
Has anyone heard a definite price and/or in-store date for the 408?

hendrik7
09-13-2012, 07:00 PM
Yeah please give us the scoop from EXP12 please!

I need this guitar!!!!......if it's not too expensive :p

CantankerousCarl
09-13-2012, 07:03 PM
Yes, please, I need to start planning which organ(s) I can live without / sell because I have come to the realization that my salvation will indeed depend on a 408 MT Solana Burst Quilt Stoptail Pattern Rosewood Neck with Gold Hardware!!!

ExpatGirl
09-14-2012, 04:17 AM
Yes, please, I need to start planning which organ(s) I can live without / sell because I have come to the realization that my salvation will indeed depend on a 408 MT Solana Burst Quilt Stoptail Pattern Rosewood Neck with Gold Hardware!!!

That's funny, I need a 408 MT in Armando's Amethyst with a stoptail bridge, artist 10 quilt top, a pattern thin neck and nickel hardware. :) Amazing how we know exactly what we need.

Fox77
09-14-2012, 04:26 AM
I like the idea of a 408 Standard with a Pattern neck in white or frost blue metallic with Moons. Not sure re trem vs stoptail.

ExpatGirl
09-14-2012, 04:19 PM
I like the idea of a 408 Standard with a Pattern neck in white or frost blue metallic with Moons. Not sure re trem vs stoptail.

The 408 Standard does intrigue me, but I would kick myself for years if I didn't get the 408 MT. They're just so pretty.

The Ratchet
09-15-2012, 05:08 PM
I'll take an educated guesstimate :

In store between Oct 1 and Oct 15th at the more boutique places.

Price....MAP between $3295 and $3495 for the more minimally appointed models.

ExpatGirl
09-15-2012, 05:25 PM
I'll take an educated guesstimate :

In store between Oct 1 and Oct 15th at the more boutique places.

Price....MAP between $3295 and $3495 for the more minimally appointed models.

We should start a pool and see who's most accurate. :)

Daniel
09-16-2012, 01:57 AM
I started to post the MSRP and MAP prices for you but I checked first and saw that price discussions of any kind are forbiden by the forum rules. I don't want to get banned. I'm sure the official price list under the PRSguitars.com "Support" page will be updated soon with the MSRP info and your favorite dealer can give you MAP or "street" price.

ExpatGirl
09-16-2012, 02:44 AM
I started to post the MSRP and MAP prices for you but I checked first and saw that price discussions of any kind are forbiden by the forum rules. I don't want to get banned. I'm sure the official price list under the PRSguitars.com "Support" page will be updated soon with the MSRP info and your favorite dealer can give you MAP or "street" price.

Yikes! Thanks Daniel, I wasn't aware that price discussions are forbidden under forum rules. I don't want anyone to get in trouble.

I'll ask that any discussion of this topic please stop. Thanks.

The Ratchet
09-16-2012, 10:15 AM
Well, we just don't talk about price, unless it's 'MSRP' as listed on PRS website. I also predict city mileage of 22mpg ;)

As far as availability dates - that is certainly cool to discuss.

ExpatGirl
09-16-2012, 02:24 PM
Well, we just don't talk about price, unless it's 'MSRP' as listed on PRS website. I also predict city mileage of 22mpg ;)

As far as availability dates - that is certainly cool to discuss.

Thanks for the clarification. :) I have to admit I'd be a bit disappointed, I was hoping for at least 28 MPG.

I simply can't wait to get my hands on a 408MT. As I wrote in another thread, this guitar ticks all the boxes for me.

ExpatGirl
09-16-2012, 02:51 PM
Guitars4You in the UK has the 408MT on their website for 2,749 pounds. That's about $4,500 US or $5,400 NZ.

http://guitars4you.co.uk/prs-408-maple-top+++882

hendrik7
09-16-2012, 05:03 PM
What the crap!? I thought it would be in the Custom 24 price range! Not in the Sig Lim range! I was under the impression that this was PRS' way of bringing the 408 pickups in a more affordable package?

Oh well. Guess I can scratch this dream :/

alantig
09-16-2012, 09:23 PM
Don't panic - take a deep breath and compare the UK prices of other models. Import taxes and such.

clcwarlock
09-16-2012, 09:50 PM
I played a 408 in the amp demo room at experience and I really like it. Sorry for fueling the gas but it very nice sounding guitar.

ExpatGirl
09-17-2012, 01:16 AM
Don't panic - take a deep breath and compare the UK prices of other models. Import taxes and such.

My sentiments exactly. Let's get the straight dope from PRS before we get concerned.


I played a 408 in the amp demo room at experience and I really like it. Sorry for fueling the gas but it very nice sounding guitar.

Did you play the MT or the Standard? I'm interested in hearing what you think of the difference in tone between the two if you got to play both.

ExpatGirl
09-17-2012, 01:24 AM
Rick Tedesco's Guitar Hanger has the MT and Standard listed on their website. The prices are considerably lower than the prices I quoted earlier in the thread.

They have the MT for $2,990
http://www.guitarhangar.com/prs-408-mt.html

The Standard costs $2,580
http://www.guitarhangar.com/prs-408-standard.html

However, they do not give you the option to choose between the pattern thin or pattern neck.

The Ratchet
09-18-2012, 08:57 PM
I have a great idea. In a place where prices / dealers aren't supposed to be discussed.....and we just discussed that we weren't going to discuss that.....let's keep discussing it!!!

:confused:

aduayer
09-19-2012, 07:04 AM
a 408 Std, stop tail, Chrome Hdw, wide thin rosewood neck in seafoam green would make me really happy

WEDGE
09-19-2012, 09:07 AM
a 408 Std, stop tail, Chrome Hdw, wide thin rosewood neck in seafoam green would make me really happy

two please! that sounds nice :)

aduayer
09-24-2012, 06:55 AM
looks like Willcutt got got 2 MT (both sold) and 2 std. The Std are US$2580,00
http://willcuttguitars.com/paul-reed-smith/408

themike
09-24-2012, 08:04 AM
Brian's guitar seems to have in a 408 MT with a stop tail - seems a little pricey though?

http://briansguitars.com/brands/paulreedsmith/paul-reed-smith-408-mt-maple-top-trampas-green

CoreyT
09-24-2012, 08:16 AM
That is gorgeous.
I may have to get one of the US made ones next year.
I like how the sides, neck, and back are natural color.

hemantooth
09-24-2012, 10:25 AM
Brian's guitar seems to have in a 408 MT with a stop tail - seems a little pricey though?

http://briansguitars.com/brands/paulreedsmith/paul-reed-smith-408-mt-maple-top-trampas-green

Maple Top + 10 Top price. Save quite a bit going 408 Hog.

The Ratchet
09-24-2012, 11:36 AM
Brian's guitar seems to have in a 408 MT with a stop tail - seems a little pricey though?

http://briansguitars.com/brands/paulreedsmith/paul-reed-smith-408-mt-maple-top-trampas-green


I'll take an educated guesstimate :

In store between Oct 1 and Oct 15th at the more boutique places.

Price....MAP between $3295 and $3495...

Hot damn, I was within a week and a hundred bucks.

ExpatGirl
09-24-2012, 02:41 PM
looks like Willcutt got got 2 MT (both sold) and 2 std. The Std are US$2580,00
http://willcuttguitars.com/paul-reed-smith/408

The 408 MT 10 top in amethyst is almost exactly like the guitar I want. Switch the tremelo for a stoptail and I'd have it in a minute.

RocknPop
09-30-2012, 03:42 PM
Hot damn, I was within a week and a hundred bucks.

Looks like $2,580 for a plain, standard, non-maple cap here: http://willcuttguitars.com/paul-reed-smith/408
$3,200 seems about right if the Siggys were selling for $4k, $3.5-$3.6 if you were lucky.