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Shawn@PRS
11-21-2012, 04:48 PM
Markie's new DGT got me thinking. Many folks have killer PRS collections, but with so many amazing guitars how do they pick their favorites?

So let's see 'em. Post 'em up.

Your 3 favorite PRS Guitars

sleary
11-21-2012, 05:42 PM
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/swleary/p4hoto.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/swleary/049_zps882c2b95.jpg

My only two and they both get equal time...cheers lol

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/swleary/20121121_094246.jpg

AP515
11-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Your 3 favorite PRS Guitars

My humble collection will not come close to some others out there, but here are my three:

This Cu22 w/BRW neck was made for PRSH to take on buisness trips.
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii126/Pecospup/005-2.jpg
This 2000 SC was made for Orkie
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii126/Pecospup/010-2.jpg
The last one was a tough choice between my 88 CE24 that has tone from heaven, and this Cu24AP
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii126/Pecospup/Mesa.jpg

Dirty Bob
11-21-2012, 06:37 PM
Tough...how do I define favorite?....best sounding? Best looking? Most collectible? Best all around? Most versatile? Dang you Shawn...I think all day long why must I do it on my down time?!?!

I will get back to you...

james
11-21-2012, 06:41 PM
Tough...how do I define favorite?....best sounding? Best looking? Most collectible? Best all around? Most versatile?

yes

Dirty Bob
11-21-2012, 06:58 PM
yes

Thanks a lot for the help James!!!:D

Jester
11-21-2012, 07:24 PM
It may take Mark and Steve a few weeks to sort this one out.

Here are mine.

Not fancy, but a favorite. An early black SAS stoptail.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/jamesdavidjones/James/IMG_0151.jpg

86 Pre-std. Thank you QCG.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/jamesdavidjones/James/61079bodyfront2.jpg

Love the faded indigo
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/jamesdavidjones/PS/P1020293.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/jamesdavidjones/PS/CIMG0243f.jpg

Shawn@PRS
11-21-2012, 07:53 PM
Hahaha- Damn, I wish I still had those pants. ;)

MA Pete
11-21-2012, 08:07 PM
My favorite 3:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j5hLTjJmxGs/UCJ64NNpTpI/AAAAAAAACL4/9gU2qxEX4QE/s800/PS%252007.jpg

Jade Glow Private Stock DC 245 Ted, my favorite guitar ever!


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y5h7sDJFU2I/UGRexund4zI/AAAAAAAACfg/mBGEz-HEkrw/s1024/IMG_9746.JPG

A magical TGS creation, a DC 245 with a Madagascar Rosewood Neck and a Trem.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pne2X-V1slc/UD-rTS7F4ZI/AAAAAAAACWs/HbVbFJgrC4E/s1024/IMG_4732.jpeg

Another great TGS creation, "Earth Custom 24", 5.5 pounds with an Obeche body. I can't seem to find it though, I think I left it at the PTC for a refin! ;)


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9HMV1PgLBEU/UA7MLn4-RcI/AAAAAAAACA8/pkRd70ROwKU/s720/IMG_6616.jpeg

This one coming soon, might make it into the top 3 when it arrives, SC 245 Ted with an Obeche body and McCarty thickness, should be very lightweight. 408 pickups and Signature switching.

11top
11-21-2012, 08:21 PM
My favorite 3:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j5hLTjJmxGs/UCJ64NNpTpI/AAAAAAAACL4/9gU2qxEX4QE/s800/PS%252007.jpg

Jade Glow Private Stock DC 245 Ted, my favorite guitar ever!


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y5h7sDJFU2I/UGRexund4zI/AAAAAAAACfg/mBGEz-HEkrw/s1024/IMG_9746.JPG

A magical TGS creation, a DC 245 with a Madagascar Rosewood Neck and a Trem.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pne2X-V1slc/UD-rTS7F4ZI/AAAAAAAACWs/HbVbFJgrC4E/s1024/IMG_4732.jpeg

Another great TGS creation, "Earth Custom 24", 5.5 pounds with an Obeche body. I can't seem to find it though, I think I left it at the PTC for a refin! ;)


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9HMV1PgLBEU/UA7MLn4-RcI/AAAAAAAACA8/pkRd70ROwKU/s720/IMG_6616.jpeg

This one coming soon, might make it into the top 3 when it arrives, SC 245 Ted with an Obeche body and McCarty thickness, should be very lightweight. 408 pickups and Signature switching.

WT*? I thought you were a SC guy? Where's the purple quilt?

MA Pete
11-21-2012, 08:45 PM
WT*? I thought you were a SC guy? Where's the purple quilt?

Over my 4 year journey with PRS guitars, I have been more of a DC guy than an SC guy, but I did go through a few SC-centric phases, once with the SC 58's (3 of those) and again with the Wood Library SC Ted's (5 of those!). My back has been bothering me lately, which has contributed to me going almost exclusively to DC's.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bNWclITJOVY/UAENgJMQG7I/AAAAAAAAB9s/6i0NZNQgbhA/s512/Howie%2520Dibs.jpg

You mean this one? ;) The Ultraviolet IRW SC (and Andy's Glacier Blue) was sold to fund the above Private Stocks. The bottom guitar in the oven at the Wood Library is Armando's Amethyst, in honor of that great Ultraviolet one you sold me! :D

Jet Whitey
11-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Hahaha- Damn, I wish I still fit those pants. ;)

Fixed it for ya!!!! :o

Dirty Bob
11-21-2012, 08:58 PM
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-27.jpg

I've got to break out my good camera....I'm getting sick of iPhone pics...the Dirty 100's top is stunning in reality...Brent Moss took awesome shots of it but I think those
pics are on my work computer.

Shawn@PRS
11-21-2012, 09:14 PM
I recognize some of these, Pete's "Earth" and Bob's "Metal" in particular.

iahawk36
11-21-2012, 09:22 PM
If I can ONLY pick three....it would be these....

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/iahawk36/Farmington-20120901-00146.jpg

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/iahawk36/063.jpg

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/iahawk36/037-1.jpg

Chris528
11-21-2012, 09:39 PM
So far this is my favorite one! Gorgeous!
http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy7/SteelCurtain1974/6a912ce837eb5fd0ab4fb572ca9b00b5.jpg

Dirty Bob
11-21-2012, 10:42 PM
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-28.jpg
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-29.jpg
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-30.jpg
couple more shots of the Dirty 100.

BostonGuitar
11-21-2012, 10:51 PM
My newest worthy piece:
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/IMG_3175.jpg

My longtime #1:
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/DGTLily.jpg

The one I miss the most:
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/BostonGuitar/McKorissom014.jpg

Dirty Bob
11-21-2012, 11:52 PM
Mmmm....gold top DGT....old birds....love love love that axe!

alantig
11-22-2012, 12:42 AM
PRS408 Standard
http://www.tignanelli.com/images/PRS408/PRS408B-02.jpg

DGT
http://www.tignanelli.com/images/Instruments/PRS/DGT/dgt01.jpg

Artist V
http://www.tignanelli.com/images/Instruments/PRS/artistv/artistv01.jpg

11top
11-22-2012, 05:59 AM
My favorite 3:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j5hLTjJmxGs/UCJ64NNpTpI/AAAAAAAACL4/9gU2qxEX4QE/s800/PS%252007.jpg

Jade Glow Private Stock DC 245 Ted, my favorite guitar ever!


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y5h7sDJFU2I/UGRexund4zI/AAAAAAAACfg/mBGEz-HEkrw/s1024/IMG_9746.JPG

A magical TGS creation, a DC 245 with a Madagascar Rosewood Neck and a Trem.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pne2X-V1slc/UD-rTS7F4ZI/AAAAAAAACWs/HbVbFJgrC4E/s1024/IMG_4732.jpeg

Another great TGS creation, "Earth Custom 24", 5.5 pounds with an Obeche body. I can't seem to find it though, I think I left it at the PTC for a refin! ;)


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9HMV1PgLBEU/UA7MLn4-RcI/AAAAAAAACA8/pkRd70ROwKU/s720/IMG_6616.jpeg

This one coming soon, might make it into the top 3 when it arrives, SC 245 Ted with an Obeche body and McCarty thickness, should be very lightweight. 408 pickups and Signature switching.

Those are 3 (and soon to be 4) beauties, Pete!

11top
11-22-2012, 06:01 AM
Love the faded indigo
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/jamesdavidjones/PS/P1020293.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d84/jamesdavidjones/PS/CIMG0243f.jpg

Really, like this one James. ^ Is that Vanna White?

Shawn@PRS
11-22-2012, 06:27 AM
Looks more like Barry White

docbennett
11-22-2012, 06:34 AM
1987 "Red Krinkle" owned and played by Howie...."stolen from Paul" and photographed in ad pictured.

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%20Red%20Krinkle%201987%20Leese%20guitar/100_3943.jpg

Rosewood Limited, #80

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%20rosewood%20ltd%2096/100_0953.jpg

Private Stock #3340, 1st Jade Glow:

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/PRS%20PS%203340serenity%20now/100_3705.jpg

Dirty Bob
11-22-2012, 06:42 AM
http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/iahawk36/037-1.jpg I absolutely love this 305!!!!

JMintzer
11-22-2012, 07:04 AM
PS #234

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/1177068/324519402.jpg


Mahogany Concept Tonare

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/23581865/395692613.jpg


BRW McCarty #14/250

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/2739222/324517213.jpg


Jamie

WEDGE
11-22-2012, 08:39 AM
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-28.jpg
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-29.jpg
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/DirtyMoonsRJT/photo-30.jpg
couple more shots of the Dirty 100.


I love these.....my local GC had one FOREVER and I regret not stealing it from them when they were really willing to deal.....

Dirty Bob
11-22-2012, 10:22 AM
I love these.....my local GC had one FOREVER and I regret not stealing it from them when they were really willing to deal.....

The one in Manchester? I tried to negotiate them down on that one...what a friggin pain! The guy didn't budge at all which ok Sometimes they dont budge but he managed to insult me in the process. If he had just been more polite I would have bought it.

Dirty Bob
11-22-2012, 10:40 AM
Jamie that concept Tonare is one of the most beautiful guitars I have ever seen!

zappyad
11-22-2012, 11:23 AM
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff215/ZappyAd/3.jpg

LindseyP
11-22-2012, 11:41 AM
My favorite 3:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j5hLTjJmxGs/UCJ64NNpTpI/AAAAAAAACL4/9gU2qxEX4QE/s800/PS%252007.jpg

Jade Glow Private Stock DC 245 Ted, my favorite guitar ever!

...

That one is stunning!

veinbuster
11-22-2012, 12:18 PM
What an impossible assignment.
My absolute favourite for the last few months is a secret and I promised not to show it.
These ones are pretty nice:
The prettiest - today I pick
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_198SpaltSideView.JPG
most range of sounds - today I pick
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_159BurlHollowbodyBodyAAA.JPG
most unique sound - perny back and sides play a big part in that, but here is the pretty part
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_312CollectionTop.JPG

Dirty Bob
11-22-2012, 01:48 PM
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff215/ZappyAd/3.jpgThese r yours? Awesome! I want that metal! No....seriously I want that metal!




Did I happen to mention I want the metal?

MA Pete
11-22-2012, 01:57 PM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k3vOwg38oos/UCMyXLtFYYI/AAAAAAAACMo/WxzOFGl4PLE/s512/PS%25202%25203.jpg


That one is stunning!

A very sincere thank you!

That one is incredibly special for me, it was my first experience going to the Wood Library and spec'ing a Private Stock. It came out perfectly, exceeded expectations!

It is also dedicated to my 20th Anniversary with my wife, and says so on the back of the headstock.

Lifetime keeper!!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vLywa86LXTQ/UCJ65TC7wkI/AAAAAAAACOI/qHxDugUhY3M/s800/PS%252014.jpg

11top
11-22-2012, 04:10 PM
http://mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_159BurlHollowbodyBodyAAA.JPG


Always admired that one. Nothing beats a GREAT natural.

Brad737
11-22-2012, 04:54 PM
Here are mine. My Modern Eagle:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/P1040729.jpg

My 1985 Vintage Yellow Custom:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/1985PaulReedSmithCustom.jpg

My Private Stock SCT Soapbar:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/bradspence/1ps734.jpg

Twinfan
11-22-2012, 05:54 PM
For me, in order they are.......

My favourite for tone - Collection V International, ECOL 085 named "Sir Charles":

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/cid_F2431161-A8D1-462F-92CC-33EE8FFA7718.jpg

My favourite for looks - PS Signature Limited #37, named "The Green Manalishi":

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/2011-10-23111614.jpg

My favourite for gigging - PS Signature Limited #41, named "Nori":

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/DSC_3371copy.jpg

FlameTop
11-22-2012, 06:43 PM
My 3 faves

Violin
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/Violin.jpg

85 repro
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/Repro1.jpg

Collection DGT
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2478388/FT/ColDGT-33.jpg

yakbass
11-22-2012, 07:19 PM
Markie's new DGT got me thinking. Many folks have killer PRS collections, but with so many amazing guitars how do they pick their favorites?

So let's see 'em. Post 'em up.

Your 3 favorite PRS Guitars

So Here They Is:

PS McCarty (1st visit to the Wood Library, What a cool experience)
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a630/yakbass/Front.jpg

Experience 2012 PS (My brother taunted me with this one, a very cool way to spend some a couple of days in Stevensville)
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a630/yakbass/Experience2012PrivateIssue.jpg

Paul's 408 (yes Shawn, It's THAT Paul's Guiitar) Sometimes it's the pursuit that's the best part. Nicky Moroch "helped" me chase this one, THANKS to all!
OH, and boy is it a prize.
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a630/yakbass/Pauls408FrontC.jpg

kingsleyd
11-22-2012, 10:00 PM
uno: KingsleyD signature PS #3825 (DGT w/honduran RW neck & korina back)

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/userpics/10098/PRS%20PS%203825%20v2.jpg

dos: Collection Electric #004

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/userpics/10098/PRS%20ECOL%23004.jpg

tres: original Modern Eagle

http://images.lilypix.com/albums/userpics/10098/PRS%20Modern%20Eagle%20v2.jpg

Sekunda
11-22-2012, 10:30 PM
Wow... what a bunch of gorgeous axes. Here are my 2 currents and an ex...

2000 Custom 22 Dark cherry burst
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g86/sekunda2003/Gear/custom22.jpg

2011 Stripped 58 in Angry Larry
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g86/sekunda2003/Gear/stripped58.jpg

20th Anniversary Singlecut that I no longer own.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g86/sekunda2003/Gear/629FACB1-57A1-42D2-8598-5137988C3DC3-4683-0000023391FCF14A.jpg

Jet Whitey
11-23-2012, 07:17 AM
My #1......Always will be !!! "The Orphan"

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/Guitars2006006-3.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_0515.jpg

For when I wanna get my Nuge on !!!! A set of "Paul's 28 57/08's" made it sing!!!!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_0548.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_0588.jpg

PTC Relic'd DGT Goldtop...... It's Badass!!!!!!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_2339.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_2344.jpg

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/RelicPat.png

ExpatGirl
11-23-2012, 12:35 PM
If I can ONLY pick three....it would be these....

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/iahawk36/Farmington-20120901-00146.jpg

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/iahawk36/063.jpg

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/iahawk36/037-1.jpg

Oh ... my ... God .... stunning, mate. Simply stunning.

WEDGE
11-23-2012, 03:31 PM
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_0588.jpg

PTC Relic'd DGT Goldtop...... It's Badass!!!!!!



that must have been huge playing for Robert Plant..........

sergiodeblanc
11-23-2012, 03:36 PM
that must have been huge playing for Robert Plant..........

:five:

Dirty Bob
11-23-2012, 05:35 PM
That picture kills me every time I see it for that very reason......plus you gotta love Todd's guitar face...can't get more authentic than that!

Michael B
11-24-2012, 11:03 AM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll41/battz2/GuitarsNov2012005.jpg


Here's my 3...First off, my completely modified SE245..USA nut Phase 2 tuners PRS pots and knobs, dragon 2 in neck and duncan alt. 8 in bridge

Michael B
11-24-2012, 11:05 AM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll41/battz2/GuitarsNov2012030.jpg

Next is my 2010 Mira with a Tremonti in the bridge

Michael B
11-24-2012, 11:07 AM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll41/battz2/GuitarsNov2012037.jpg

and my Grail...2010 Tremonti

markie
11-24-2012, 05:50 PM
My 3 Favorites to play................




P-22


http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203788%20P22/051.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203788%20P22/059.jpg








SC-58



http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203178%20SC58/SC58pern.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203178%20SC58/017.jpg







Pauls 24



http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203352%20Pauls%2024/P1010030.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203352%20Pauls%2024/P1010045.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
11-24-2012, 07:29 PM
I can't do it. I tried.

MA Pete
11-24-2012, 07:31 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;30442']I can't do it. I tried.

Ha! I agree. Impossible.

After seeing your Harem thread, I need MORE!!! ;)

Shawn@PRS
11-24-2012, 07:49 PM
If Markie can do it, anyone can. I mean that in the best possible way. :)

11top
11-24-2012, 08:29 PM
I quit at #6

Dirty Bob
11-24-2012, 08:37 PM
So show the six!!! Unless you meant you quit six in!


quite frankly Steve...you and Markie one day should just show them all!

Dirty Bob
11-24-2012, 08:41 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;30442']I can't do it. I tried.

You know...I went through some of them again and came up with a different arrangement....I think my best sounding PRS actually is my Seafoam green cu22 that used to belong the Chris T. It has a sweet top end that none of the others have.

The whole thing is pretty hopeless...but fun nonetheless!

Dirty Bob
11-24-2012, 08:43 PM
My 3 Favorites to play................




P-22


http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203788%20P22/051.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203788%20P22/059.jpg








SC-58



http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203178%20SC58/SC58pern.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203178%20SC58/017.jpg







Pauls 24



http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203352%20Pauls%2024/P1010030.jpg
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n480/mark31059/Private%20stock/PS%20-%203352%20Pauls%2024/P1010045.jpg

markie these are absolutely amazing...the back on that p22 is wow!

Aldwyn
11-25-2012, 03:00 PM
That'd be my SC Ted Soapy, my SC Ted 57/08 and my 25th Anni SC HB II CB. But my First run 513 is quickly approaching the SC HB II!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/TedSoap2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/PaulReedSmith_TedMcCarty_SC245_1-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/aldwynn/Guitars/SCHBII-2.jpg

rugerpc
11-26-2012, 01:27 PM
This will take some thinkin'

tcb37
11-26-2012, 08:07 PM
Tough to follow the ones above!
These are my two keepers. I'm hoping they'll hold me for awhile, but GAS can be evil!

New one I haven't gotten my own pics of yet. Never had a Santana before. Didn't know what I was missing!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/jackthecat37/IMG_4907.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/jackthecat37/IMG_4908-1.jpg

And the McCarty Std IRW with birds. I need to get some better pics of this one. Some nice figuring in the mahogany and now has black pickup covers.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/jackthecat37/McSoapy%20IRW%20Standard/IRWMcCarty002.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/jackthecat37/McSoapy%20IRW%20Standard/IRWMcCarty007.jpg

markie
11-26-2012, 10:37 PM
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/jackthecat37/IMG_4907.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/jackthecat37/IMG_4908.jpg





Yah-mon :rock:

Shawn@PRS
12-02-2012, 11:29 AM
Late to my own party, but these are my three favorites

2004 Employee guitar, SE Ferrari Hotrod, 2009 Employee guitar
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/IMG_6007.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-02-2012, 11:53 AM
OK Shawn, I'm going to spin the question a little so I can participate in thread. Instead of thinking of it as though I could only keep 3, I am going to think of it as though I can keep them all but only get to play 3. :)

I can cover all of the tonal ground I prefer with these.

1) SE One with Starla bridge pup & Lipstick in the neck
2) Swamp Ash Special with uncovered 53/10's
3) 12-string Archtop

ExpatGirl
12-02-2012, 12:36 PM
Very nice, Shawn! For those Employee guitars, are those just offered to you guys?

sergiodeblanc
12-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Damn ExpatGirl, when did you get so many guitars? It seemed just like yesterday when you bought your first SE CU24!

Shawn@PRS
12-02-2012, 05:12 PM
Very nice, Shawn! For those Employee guitars, are those just offered to you guys?


We have a pretty generous program at work which allows us to get "employee guitars" after certain milestones are reached. 2 years, 7 years, 15 years, 20 years and just recently a guitar was added for those who have 25 years of service.

t.shamone
12-02-2012, 05:17 PM
Well I've only got three so this is easy!

1992 CU24
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/SDC10267copy.jpg

1998 HB II
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/HBIIa.jpg

2010 Wood Library Ted 245
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/DSCF4140.jpg

ExpatGirl
12-02-2012, 10:44 PM
Damn ExpatGirl, when did you get so many guitars? It seemed just like yesterday when you bought your first SE CU24!
Well, I'm single, have no kids, I don't smoke and rarely drink. So I've got a chance to satisfy the desire I've had since I was 16 to get some good guitars. :)


We have a pretty generous program at work which allows us to get "employee guitars" after certain milestones are reached. 2 years, 7 years, 15 years, 20 years and just recently a guitar was added for those who have 25 years of service.
Oh, sweet! That is really good of PRS. Do you get to pick the guitar?

docbennett
12-03-2012, 06:22 AM
We have a pretty generous program at work which allows us to get "employee guitars" after certain milestones are reached. 2 years, 7 years, 15 years, 20 years and just recently a guitar was added for those who have 25 years of service.

Shawn...do you receive increasing latitude as far as what you can "create" and what type of product is available to you as the milestones go further out?

south89
12-03-2012, 07:33 AM
Well I guess I will jump on in to this thread. This is a tough decision but I'm sure not quite as hard as it might be for Markie, Hans and 11Top :adore:

So my 1st favorite for today would be my charcoal burst and red Siggy
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020435.jpg
Yea I know thats two guitars but they are equally loved :dancing:

My second is my vintage burst Stripper
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/TheStripper019.jpg

This is tough because I am stuck trying to choose between two others but I guess this is it . My MEQ
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020446.jpg

Sorry only had a pic of it sitting with my custom 22 Rosie

Dirty Bob
12-03-2012, 07:42 AM
Late to my own party, but these are my three favorites

2004 Employee guitar, SE Ferrari Hotrod, 2009 Employee guitar
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/IMG_6007.jpg

All three look awesome but the Paul Miles Ferrari just kills!!!

Dirty Bob
12-03-2012, 07:44 AM
:adore:




1992 CU24
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/SDC10267copy.jpg

sergiodeblanc
12-03-2012, 05:37 PM
Well, I'm single, have no kids, I don't smoke and rarely drink. So I've got a chance to satisfy the desire I've had since I was 16 to get some good guitars

Ultimate opening line for a personal ad. :star:

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-03-2012, 06:26 PM
We have a pretty generous program at work which allows us to get "employee guitars" after certain milestones are reached. 2 years, 7 years, 15 years, 20 years and just recently a guitar was added for those who have 25 years of service.
Can I get a list of names and numbers for all those who will soon be building their 25-year guitar to sell? ;)

Pernny
12-08-2012, 07:36 AM
Paul's 28
http://yahoo.jp/k3Na0S
http://yahoo.jp/ByEEMc

Violin McCarty
http://yahoo.jp/K2hzyF

DGT - 25 Piece Limited Run
http://yahoo.jp/Ec4_ah

11top
12-08-2012, 08:01 AM
DGT - 25 Piece Limited Run
http://yahoo.jp/Ec4_ah

While all three are BA, this one stopped me in my tracks.

BostonGuitar
12-08-2012, 08:06 AM
While all three are BA, this one stopped me in my tracks.

Back off steve...
DIBS!!!

11top
12-08-2012, 08:21 AM
Back off steve...
DIBS!!!

Dammit!!!

berto
12-27-2012, 12:53 AM
Only have 2 PRS... so I have to go with both...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/NYFindingo/3051_zps1e235e6c.jpg

and SC245

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/NYFindingo/IMG_0427.jpg

I may get flamed, but I have to throw my Strat as my 3rd... Just bought the 305, until now, the 245 and strat shared equal duty... singles vs buckers...

jfb
12-27-2012, 07:52 AM
Paul's 28
http://yahoo.jp/k3Na0S

Violin McCarty
http://yahoo.jp/K2hzyF

DGT - 25 Piece Limited Run
http://yahoo.jp/Ec4_ah

These will do.

Is that DGT Rainforest? That thing is monster.

John
12-28-2012, 01:38 PM
They're my top 3 because they're mine. lol
left to right, excluding the Eclipse- '93 CE 24, '11 Custom 24, '04 CE 24
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/377835_2847667713741_619727405_n.jpg

Shawn@PRS
12-28-2012, 01:54 PM
Late to my own party, but these are my three favorites

2004 Employee guitar, SE Ferrari Hotrod, 2009 Employee guitar
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/gitfukintar/PRS/IMG_6007.jpg

Now that I've acquired a JA-15 I might have to make a change here.

The 2009 Employee guitar sounds like a monster with 59/09 pups and the Ferrari guitar is just bad ass, so I guess I would drop the 2004 employee guitar in order to add the JA to the list.
Forget it, I'm starting a new thread. "Top 4 and no more" :)

sergiodeblanc
12-28-2012, 01:57 PM
They're my top 3 because they're mine. lol
left to right, excluding the Eclipse- '93 CE 24, '11 Custom 24, '04 CE 24
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/377835_2847667713741_619727405_n.jpg

Love that 93 CE!

VCuomo
12-29-2012, 07:24 PM
My three would be these:

1) The first PRS I bought, a 1996 CU24 in Natural that I purchased new:

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m62/Red72Corvette/IMG_0066.jpg

2) My 2005 ME I in FBJ:

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m62/Red72Corvette/ME-down.jpg

3) My 1987 Custom in Scarlet Red (shown here with zebra Dragon 1 pickups, but I have the original HFS/VB pickups too):

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m62/Red72Corvette/IMG_0061.jpg

watelessness
12-30-2012, 11:52 AM
I derived my three based on functionality, ground covered, how much they're played, etc. I found the notion of limiting the number of tools to be quite frustrating because I'm still playing the game of "collect all the things".

I chose to approach the paring down to 3 based on what I currently have. I’ve had many other models, but for one reason or another, they didn’t work for me (i.e. the ME and McRosie are gone because I couldn’t adapt to crackwood, the SC’s are gone because I’m just not comfortable on single cutaways, the Cu24’s are gone because I do not like regular carved necks, etc.).

So this is my agonizing mental journey down to three PRS. I’m starting with this toolbox:
Sig Ltd
DGT
DGT STD
McCarty
Cu 22 Semi-hollow
513
Mira
HBII
SAS
SANF
P22

• First out is the Swamp Ash Narrowfield. I love the feel of the maple neck, but I’ve never been a P90 fan, and I hardly play this guitar.
• Next out the door is the six pound HBII. The piezo is great, as is the PTC-installed coil split mini toggle, but most of all, the Mira pickups give this a nasty, slutty, mid-century blues guitar sound. My only issue with it is that it sounds better with 11’s than it does with 10’s, and I don’t have the finger strength to play it for very long with 11’s.
• Third out the door is the Mira Korina. As much as I like the raunchiness of this guitar, I do not like the neck carve. I do however use it daily while watching TV. Go figure.
• The Signature Limited goes next. I love the switching, but to me the 408’s are very middle-of-the-road in that they cover a lot of ground, but do not excel in any particular direction. Since I have many tools, this one is redundant.
• The next casualty is the Cu22 Semi-hollow. This is a wonderful guitar with a hugely fat neck. It has loads of jangle and plenty of versatility, but alas, I hardly play it. Sigh.

Now things get tough, as I’m down to six pieces.
• The Swamp Ash Special is a tremendously versatile guitar, covering all ground from thin single coils to beyond a super Strat. I’ve tried several different pickups in it and was amazed by how adaptive it is. But I have myself convinced that I don’t get any tone out of this as much as I get sound. Perhaps I perceive that I’m not hearing tone because I am really a maple over mahogany guy. Or perhaps I’m in need of a cranial/rectal inversion.
• I struggled with this next vote, but the DGT STD has to leave the island. This has some serious drive, and insane amounts of quack, but doesn’t quite match the maple neck single coil sounds I need to round out my collective sounds.
• The most difficult choice so far has been going from four to three. Sadly, the McCarty Dallas Shootout must have its number retired. This guitar is magical, freaking magical. The trees from which it was created came from Mirkwood Forest where they were cared for by elves. The 57/08 pickups provide a wonderful vintage and bluesy sound. As much as I love playing this guitar, it’s really just a DGT with a bigger neck carve and only one volume knob, right?

Made it to three:
• P22. The maple neck is awesome. Having the piezo allows me to handle acoustic-electric ground. Having a stoptail compliments the two trems in my top three. There is even some decent quack in positions two and four which gives this guitar depth. My least favorite feature is the 53/10's pickups. While I’m learning to use for what they are, I still grumble because I can’t bring the P22 to a gig as my only guitar
• 513 MT takes second place. While a tad darker than the SAS, it still has wonderful single coil sounds. It heats up satisfactorily, but I could use a little more dirt on the top end. It edges out the SAS because I perceive there to be more “tone”. All in all, it is a tremendously versatile guitar, and very worthy of top two.
• Last out of my cold, dead fingers: DGT clownburst with under-wound Grissom pickups. There has never been any contention that if I could keep only one guitar, it would be this one. It has balls deluxe, but also provides me loads of quack, and everything in between.

http://www.watelessness.com/images/gallery/PRS_Top3_800.jpg

Stormin
01-01-2013, 11:33 AM
I'm still in love with my Custom 22 Soapbar.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j7/Stormin70/PRSRig.jpg