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John Beef
11-29-2012, 02:56 PM
Seems like around 2007-08 or so PRS decided to do away with the Standards - no more solid mahogany carved top models. But recently, we've seen the DGT standard and 408 standard pop up as models. Will there be a return to the old days? Stripped 58 Standard? Standard 24?

Danerada
11-29-2012, 03:13 PM
Man - all hog is HARD to beat!!!!!

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11-29-2012, 03:20 PM
Man - all hog is HARD to beat!!!!!

+1

I had a Standard 24 Private Stock. It got no love. No love, that it, until It got played.

markie
11-29-2012, 03:40 PM
The early Standards sound much better than their Custom counterparts.............. IMHO

kselbee
11-29-2012, 04:58 PM
I had a standard 22 satin finish that I sold that I'd LOVE to replace! If they re-introduce the standards I'd buy one for sure.

GC Ron
11-29-2012, 09:55 PM
The early Standards sound much better than their Custom counterparts.............. IMHO

If you are talking '85/86 with original T pickup I agree. After the pickup changes the tone gap got closer.

Egads
11-29-2012, 10:36 PM
LOVE my SC HB Standard. I used to spend a lot of time in a local shop, mostly trying out amps. It seemed that every time I went in, I picked up this lonely SC HB Standard that never seemed to get any attention. At first, I thought every amp I played through sounded really amazing. Before I dropped $100K on every amp in the shop, I tried a couple other guitars and realized what an amazing guitar it was. I almost immediately took a chance and had the PTC install 57/08s. It's an amazing combo.

I'm very excited to see some more Standards pop up. I'm thinking a 408 Piezo Standard!!!

Taller
11-30-2012, 07:13 AM
LOVE my 2000 St22/ Trem! Ditched the Dragon 2 pickups and loaded it with Tom Short's Tombuckers. Never fails to bring a smile to my face.
I still think that PRS guitars were just meant to be mahogany tone machines.
Wish I knew how to post pics. My Standard is in Walnut Stain - it's beautiful!

hoofarted
11-30-2012, 03:08 PM
I bought a Std 22 satin a few weeks back. Just incredible. I'm reconsidering my love for my maple-topped PRS'. Such underrated guitars. I'm looking to get a 408 Std in the next few months, but I would LOVE to see the Std reintroduced. A 22 with 59/09's? You betcha! :cheers:

gush
11-30-2012, 08:15 PM
do you want to part with dragon 2 pickups? I love those pickups.

hoofarted
11-30-2012, 08:32 PM
do you want to part with dragon 2 pickups? I love those pickups.

Only because I'm curious what it would sound like. Since I already have Std with DII's, I'm covered there. Great combo, BTW.

AP515
11-30-2012, 09:00 PM
I have a STD with Dragon 1's. Best tone I own. :top:

hemantooth
11-30-2012, 09:13 PM
My next guitar will most likely be a standard. 408 or DGT. Or both! Love the ALL-HOG.

vchizzle
12-01-2012, 06:54 PM
Love the hog. 3 of my 5 are standards. 2 Mc's & 1 SC.

prscat33511
12-02-2012, 09:57 AM
I wouldn't mind a 408 standard
Does it come with a trem option ?
OMG, I have G.A.S now
Off to look at options now !

CE-man
12-02-2012, 11:58 PM
+3 with Markie and Ron. Those early Standards kick it, the #9 position is HONK CITY!

aduayer
12-03-2012, 04:59 AM
they should have that satin finish back on the hog guitars. I mean, that one they made a few years back for Std22 and Std 24. So bad ass!!!