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james
11-12-2012, 03:48 PM
The original Modern Eagle has been described as a Private Stock style production guitar and is representative of the guitar that Paul Smith personally performed with at the time. In addition to these distinctions, these instruments also feature Brazilian rosewood necks and fretboards. Brazilian rosewood has long been considered by musical instrument builders and collectors as a cherished tone wood with extraordinary aesthetic characteristics and rich sustain. Its exceptional tone and quality arguably make Brazilian rosewood the most coveted wood in the music industry.

Each one of these “new old stock” instruments has been updated with “tweaked” Phase II tuners. The fretboards have been cleaned and dressed and the necks oiled. Some retain their original pickups, serial numbers, and the original hang tags are included in the cases (a new hangtag was completed as each instrument was re-cased). Others that were set aside earlier in the manufacturing process will be built to current spec. PRS is pleased to make these instruments available for players and collectors in the United States.

http://www.prsguitars.com/nos_moderneagle

Twinfan
11-12-2012, 04:06 PM
Awesome!

Wish I was in the US....

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-12-2012, 04:20 PM
BAD ASS!

QueenCityGuitars
11-12-2012, 04:55 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mblndiYd4a1revcnfo1_500.jpg

Harker1440
11-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Already called my pusher !!! Faded Blue Jean !!!!!!!!!

Dirty Bob
11-12-2012, 05:14 PM
are you kidding me?!?!

that's pretty awesome for those who haven't been able to get a hold of one!

Dirty Bob
11-12-2012, 05:14 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mblndiYd4a1revcnfo1_500.jpg


there really isn't anything more to say than this!

justmund
11-12-2012, 05:58 PM
Oh man that faded grey black (?) one with the natural back is doing my head in.

WEDGE
11-12-2012, 06:14 PM
Holy ****! I was thinking private stock this year but now this........damn!

james
11-12-2012, 06:26 PM
I see that the spec says V12...I don't believe that's the case. I'll change update it when I get back to my computer. Sorry!

WEDGE
11-12-2012, 06:28 PM
How many available and when do they get released? List price on these?

markie
11-12-2012, 06:40 PM
I want one!

crgtr
11-12-2012, 06:40 PM
Damn Craig! I wanted the faded Blue Jean he's getting......that's ok Your my bud & when you decide to flip it, just let me know!

crgtr
11-12-2012, 06:41 PM
I want one!

I know where 2 are going.........

slowro
11-12-2012, 07:52 PM
whats the story behind the NOS?

was it the export problems?

I dream of a red ME with trem. :proud:

QueenCityGuitars
11-12-2012, 07:56 PM
I want one!

One? Stop it!

markie
11-12-2012, 08:09 PM
One? Stop it!



Giggity..........

Shawn@PRS
11-12-2012, 08:15 PM
How many available and when do they get released? List price on these?

No solid number yet, still going through old inventory, but not many will be available

Immediate release

Call your dealer for price

Herr Squid
11-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Now that's all kinds of cool! Were they guitars that weren't finished or shipped before the BRW embargo?

iahawk36
11-12-2012, 11:06 PM
Wow, those look awesome!!!

Jester
11-12-2012, 11:36 PM
No solid number yet, still going through old inventory, but not many will be available

Immediate release

Call your dealer for price

I'm confused as to exactly what these are.

Are these pre-owned ME1's that have been reacquired and refined?

Are these newly produced guitars built to ME1 specs with some refinements?

Are these ME1's that were sitting at dealers, were never sold, and have been reacquired and refined? Thus, true NOS.

Are these ME1's that were in production back in the day and for some reason were set to the side and not completed . . . until now?

MykeWright
11-13-2012, 05:47 AM
I'm confused as to exactly what these are.

Are these pre-owned ME1's that have been reacquired and refined?

Are these newly produced guitars built to ME1 specs with some refinements?

Are these ME1's that were sitting at dealers, were never sold, and have been reacquired and refined? Thus, true NOS.

Are these ME1's that were in production back in the day and for some reason were set to the side and not completed . . . until now?The last option. Put to one side until the provenance of the BRW was confirmed and cleared. The differing states they were left in is reflected in whether it has original spec pickups or newer ones.

Either way, it's cool that these guitars are finally seeing the light of day rather than having some pointless eco-vandalism commited on them! Now if only there could be a commercial solution that encouraged new trees to be planted so that older ones could still be harvested in a ecologically sympathetic way........resulting in a restored BRW tree population - or any other CITES listed species.

LSchefman
11-13-2012, 09:13 AM
Either way, it's cool that these guitars are finally seeing the light of day rather than having some pointless eco-vandalism commited on them! Now if only there could be a commercial solution that encouraged new trees to be planted so that older ones could still be harvested in a ecologically sympathetic way........resulting in a restored BRW tree population - or any other CITES listed species.

Interesting thoughts, Myke!

Shawn@PRS
11-13-2012, 10:06 AM
I'm confused as to exactly what these are.

Are these pre-owned ME1's that have been reacquired and refined?

Are these newly produced guitars built to ME1 specs with some refinements?

Are these ME1's that were sitting at dealers, were never sold, and have been reacquired and refined? Thus, true NOS.

Are these ME1's that were in production back in the day and for some reason were set to the side and not completed . . . until now?

These are all true NOS, none of these instruemnts have ever left the factory.

We pulled all guitars containing BRW out of production in 2007 and set them aside. The guitars were/are in various stages of completion. Now that we have the green light to complete these guitars, they will be sold. Some will have serial numbers from 2007 and some will have serial numbers from 2012, it just depends on where they were in the production line when things got shut down.

The first few NOS ME1's are shipping today! :)

Shawn@PRS
11-13-2012, 10:10 AM
Now if only there could be a commercial solution that encouraged new trees to be planted so that older ones could still be harvested in a ecologically sympathetic way........resulting in a restored BRW tree population - or any other CITES listed species.

We are in the process of partnering with a rainforest reforestation program. More information will be forthcoming.

MykeWright
11-13-2012, 11:10 AM
We are in the process of partnering with a rainforest reforestation program. More information will be forthcoming.That's good news Shawn. Always nice to see a longer-term view being actioned.

fatb0y
11-13-2012, 11:21 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mblndiYd4a1revcnfo1_500.jpg


there really isn't anything more to say than this!
I can think of only I more thing to say......

Incoming!!!!!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-13-2012, 11:35 AM
I want one stamped 2012 with Phase 3's and new pups! :top:

sergiodeblanc
11-13-2012, 12:01 PM
I wonder what else PRS has just laying around?

martysnarf
11-13-2012, 01:48 PM
I want one!

Slowing down in your old age, huh bud? ;)

Mike Duncan
11-13-2012, 01:53 PM
Oh crud. How am I gonna pull this off?

wilerty
11-13-2012, 06:19 PM
It's been a long time since there was a PRS feeding frenzy ... this is good to see.

WEDGE
11-13-2012, 07:27 PM
FBJ stoptail gonna be coming to CT...........! :rock:

markie
11-13-2012, 08:27 PM
I still want one!

fatb0y
11-13-2012, 08:56 PM
I tried to resist, but SC in FBJ was just too tempting.

Herr Squid
11-14-2012, 11:43 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;29091']I want one stamped 2012 with Phase 3's and new pups! :top:

Yeah! Good old wood and new 'n' improved hardware! Best of both worlds! :rock:

38Roars
11-15-2012, 04:24 AM
C H A R C O A L ....stoptail....
Just saying.....

Shultzie
11-15-2012, 04:05 PM
'Course, I just picked up a Quatro at the experience...

Figures - I'm still happy though.

(I'll just stop reading this thread and the respective page on the PRS site...)

slowro
11-15-2012, 04:12 PM
Is BRW a nightmare to travel with?
I have seen a lot online about it but not any proper answers

wilerty
11-15-2012, 05:09 PM
'Course, I just picked up a Quatro at the experience...

Figures - I'm still happy though.

(I'll just stop reading this thread and the respective page on the PRS site...)

Don't feel bad ... You got the V12 finish, 5310s, pattern carve, and saved a couple thousand.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-15-2012, 05:48 PM
Is BRW a nightmare to travel with?
I have seen a lot online about it but not any proper answers

Proper answer:
1) Across US state lines, no
2) Across country borders, yes

aduayer
11-15-2012, 06:01 PM
the single cut trem ones will be available to? that would change my gear plans

Shultzie
11-15-2012, 09:27 PM
Don't feel bad ... You got the V12 finish, 5310s, pattern carve, and saved a couple thousand.

Thanks Bill, the MEQ is a killer axe, that I got a killer deal on.

'Course, the few thousand saved was way gone the month BEFORE the experience...

So, I don't feel so bad about the NOS ME1s (I still got my Faded Blue Jean (Artist P22))

I've got to take a pic of the MEQ to post

Joe



http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq324/toomany_pix/191542-angle-l.jpg

slowro
11-16-2012, 06:57 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;29366']Proper answer:
1) Across US state lines, no
2) Across country borders, yes

Thanks Hans
I'll be saving for a LONG time yet but I will buy an ME1 but I won't risk importing one
I would trade every bit of gear I have for one!

MojoPin
11-16-2012, 08:04 AM
Damn, if I could have any finish on any guitar, my number one would always be Faded Blue Jean, preferably in satin. Incredible!

Shawn@PRS
11-16-2012, 02:02 PM
Has anyone received their NOS ME1 yet?

markie
11-16-2012, 03:26 PM
Has anyone received their NOS ME1 yet?



Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap............................................... :flute: :flute: :flute: :flute:

WEDGE
11-16-2012, 03:36 PM
My guy said mine would be a couple weeks.........does that mean there is a chance it will have the modern pickups?

Rango
11-16-2012, 04:25 PM
My guy said mine would be a couple weeks.........does that mean there is a chance it will have the modern pickups?

I talked to OUR GUY... looking into what what coming - I asked about a "configuration" I was interested in -( don't want to give away your NG) - "Oh that's already promiced to Wedge". :bawling:

Congrats! It's going to be killer! ;)

daa2202
11-16-2012, 08:36 PM
Mine is shipping on Monday from my dealer, should be here on Wednesday. A slate stoptail that apparently was already in finished state, with RP pickups. Can't wait!

vchizzle
11-18-2012, 09:44 AM
Aww man.

11top
11-18-2012, 10:30 AM
Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap............................................... :flute: :flute: :flute: :flute:

:flute:

iahawk36
11-19-2012, 01:41 PM
Two just showed up at Brian's Guitars today....SC FBJ and a DC Yellow Tiger.....man I wish I had some spare funds right now!!

crgtr
11-19-2012, 01:51 PM
Derek got one.....

WEDGE
11-19-2012, 04:15 PM
Derek got one.....


Derek HAD one.......




A Faded Blue Jean stoptail is on its way to CT as we speak :rock:

Daniel
11-19-2012, 09:26 PM
Mine is shipping on Monday from my dealer, should be here on Wednesday. A slate stoptail that apparently was already in finished state, with RP pickups. Can't wait!

Damn. I was told there weren't any Slate Stoptails. :mad:

38Roars
11-20-2012, 12:30 PM
Probably 10-14 days....

docbennett
11-21-2012, 09:53 AM
Two just showed up at Brian's Guitars today....SC FBJ and a DC Yellow Tiger.....man I wish I had some spare funds right now!!

Gone already.

daa2202
11-21-2012, 05:29 PM
The (NOS Modern) Eagle has landed...a slate stoptail from Willcutt's. Thanks Eric! (again)

This one was clearly "NOS" - it has a 2007 serial number (7 126###) and the original "eagle" tag indicates an original completion date of 11/12/07. (The new tag, also included, has a date of 11/9/12.) So this one's been in limbo for the last 5 years:

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/daa2202/ModernEagle.jpg

Shawn@PRS
11-21-2012, 05:40 PM
This one was clearly "NOS" - it has a 2007 serial number (7 126###) and the original "eagle" tag indicates an original completion date of 11/12/07. (The new tag, also included, has a date of 11/9/12.) So this one's been in limbo for the last 5 years:

Cue Foreigner's "It feels like the first time" :)

Nice acquisition!

Aeetus
11-21-2012, 05:42 PM
Awesome! Congrats on a super cool guitar, I may be a little biased coz it's very similar to mine! Enjoy in good health.


The (NOS Modern) Eagle has landed...a slate stoptail from Willcutt's. Thanks Eric! (again)

This one was clearly "NOS" - it has a 2007 serial number (7 126###) and the original "eagle" tag indicates an original completion date of 11/12/07. (The new tag, also included, has a date of 11/9/12.) So this one's been in limbo for the last 5 years:

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu103/daa2202/ModernEagle.jpg

iounothing
11-21-2012, 05:57 PM
Drool
Drool
Drool
Absolutely perfect. Congrats!
Drool
Drool

hoofarted
11-27-2012, 01:05 AM
I wonder what else PRS has just laying around?

Oh...just a few Metals over in that dusty corner. No big deal. Last we heard nobody wanted 'em anyway... :biggrin:

Jet Whitey
11-27-2012, 06:32 PM
I can just see the E-Bay ads coming.......Pre-CITES ME 1 For Sale !!!!! :D

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-27-2012, 07:12 PM
Yup. And there's bound to be at least one goofball who thinks the NOS models are made from left-over scraps.

Brad737
11-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Every dealer I spoke with said there weren't any Emerald Greens available. But then I saw a green stop tail at Brian's Guitars. I'd be all over a green SCT.

Boardwlk17
12-16-2012, 10:37 PM
A SC faded blue jean BRW can someone buy me one and i will pay a little every month from my ss check

geese_com
12-25-2012, 12:12 AM
I would love to get a Singlecut ME1.

crgtr
12-25-2012, 12:35 AM
I would love to get a Singlecut ME1.

I may know where you can get one........

jfb
12-27-2012, 08:38 AM
I am still seeing NOS stuff pop up on dealer sites. Seems like there were more to go around than I thought....or I have just seen every single one available from all the window browsing I do.