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Dancing Frog
09-17-2012, 06:27 PM
I picked this up Friday from the woodpusher...

The Ratchet
09-17-2012, 06:42 PM
Sweeeet! How's it sound and play?

09-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Awesome, George! I snagged one just like it but it's still in transit.

09-17-2012, 08:38 PM
I love that look.
It should be a great to play.

09-18-2012, 12:06 AM
I think these were the nicest Experience guitars yet ...

09-18-2012, 01:54 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. What colour is it?

09-18-2012, 09:51 AM
Awesome, I'm interested to know how the maple set neck P22's differ in tone than the hog necks.

Dancing Frog
09-18-2012, 12:27 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. What colour is it?Faded Abalone Smokeburst....

Awesome, I'm interested to know how the maple set neck P22's differ in tone than the hog necks.Since I don't have a P22 to compare it to, I can only guess based on my experience with 513's what the difference is all things being equal. Maple necks tend to brighten and clear up the sound quite a bit and some of the harmonic bloom which is the characteristic of mahogany necks and bodies is lost. Going to covered 53/10's without squabbins is going to darken the guitar a bit and muddy it up. So, I'd suspect the tone through the magnetics is probably pretty close to P22 overall with less bloom and the piezo tones are brighter.

Sweeeet! How's it sound and play?The guitar through the magnetic pups is surprisingly dark and thick sounding for a maple necked guitar. The sound reminds me of a lot of the old McCarty's, but there is a little more clarity. It seems to prefer the old fizzy Plexi's and Vox's to Fenders. They give it really nice and balanced tone. I found the piezo tone to be full and rich without a lot of the treble brittleness that is typical of piezo's, and it mixes well with the mags. The pattern regular neck is very close to the DGT carve with the lightly finished back which I find to be a very comfortable and fast neck. All the guitars that I have with a similar carve are a joy to play. Very effortless.

Mike Duncan
09-18-2012, 02:21 PM
I saw you walking away with a case...now I know what you snagged! Excellent!!:beer:

09-18-2012, 02:27 PM
Yummy.....................................!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

09-18-2012, 08:19 PM
Beautiful ... love that color top and that maple neck just looks damn tasty!

09-18-2012, 08:45 PM
Gorgeous. I think my 2011 Experience needs a new friend! I hope Santa is listening. And if TGS is reading, Brent you should call "Santa" and make arrangements with her...ahem I mean him.

09-19-2012, 08:08 AM
I was eyeing up that one or one just like it. That is a very beautiful guitar and love that finish. Cograts.:cheers:

09-19-2012, 09:20 AM
Excellent! Those set maple necks are just plain awesome. They fell great and are a nice alternative on that guitar for sure.

10-31-2012, 10:06 AM
I just purchased a P22 Artist Package Quilt Top with a Maple neck and fretboard. It's on it's way. I've owned a couple PRS guitars with solid Rosewood necks. The Rosewood necks have incredible sustain and tone. What differences can I expect from the Maple neck over Mahogony and Rosewood?

Dancing Frog
11-05-2012, 12:15 AM
Based on my experience with 513's of which I have every wood combination except alder and a solid mahogany bodies, I would say that the maple necked version should be brighter and snappier than mahogany and rosewood models all things being equal. It won't have quite the harmonic bloom of mahogany necks and bodies or the piano like lows like the brazzy necked guitars, but it will be most like a mahogany necked guitar with an extended top end. My experience with the covered 53/10's is that they are bit dark, so dark that I am thinking about going with something else in mine. With a maple fretboard, that should balance the darkness out nicely, and you may even get a little chime. I think the piezo sounds great with the maple neck. Very full and clear.

Dancing Frog
01-01-2013, 08:50 PM
I have been messing around with tone matching the piezo to my Taylor 614CE on the Fractal Audio Axe FX II. I really can't say enough about how well the piezo records. It's phenomenal.

01-01-2013, 09:12 PM

Rock on, George!

01-03-2013, 03:40 AM
Very nice guitar. Love that figure on the maple neck!

Herr Squid
01-03-2013, 12:52 PM
Fantastic! Love that color too. I was (still am) amazed at how good my Exp '12 Cu24 is.