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Twinfan
02-07-2013, 09:30 AM
Well, not that old - just not NOS! :laugh:

I wasn't planning on buying a guitar, but then this came up for sale and I'm weak. My PRS Signature Limited wasn't selling, so I traded it in today for another 2006 Brazilian Rosewood Modern Eagle - with a trem this time. I wasn't going to buy another ME unless my Holy Grail of one in Emerald Green appeared in the UK, but it appears that not a single example ever made it here. This one will have to do as a substitute ;)

May I introduce "Norma Jeane". Not a bad looker it has to be said...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20130207_143550_zps89fefdca.jpg

As a colour comparison, here she is with "Billie Jean" who I've owned from new. Quite a difference in colour!

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20130207_143412_zps1d2acd5c.jpg

11top
02-07-2013, 09:34 AM
I wasn't planning on buying a guitar, but then this came up for sale and I'm weak.


Hey, I'm a member of that club, too! :biggrin:


Congrats on a stunning ME!

TAJ
02-07-2013, 09:36 AM
Both are beautiful guitars! Congrats on the new addition. :congrats:

QueenCityGuitars
02-07-2013, 09:40 AM
Very nice Modern Eagle. Congrats! :rock:

Twinfan
02-07-2013, 10:13 AM
Thanks guys! I originally thought it was a case queen, but it turns out it's a well looked after player. Must be why it sounds so good! :cool:

For those interested, here are the backs and necks...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20130207_154530_zps83c01009.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/20130207_154608_zps795df9db.jpg

markie
02-07-2013, 10:17 AM
Love the fade Twin.................................... Way cool IMHO .................................. Congrats!


:rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:

Twinfan
02-07-2013, 10:26 AM
Cheers Markie - the fade's awesome isn't it? I love the way all ME1s have so much character in their tops/colours, much like old 'bursts...

markie
02-07-2013, 10:29 AM
Cheers Markie - the fade's awesome isn't it? I love the way all ME1s have so much character in their tops/colours, much like old 'bursts...



Agreed, I think the Satin Finish lends itself to this affect...................

Twinfan
02-07-2013, 10:31 AM
Agreed!

WEDGE
02-07-2013, 10:36 AM
Congrats on that one!

Aeetus
02-07-2013, 12:24 PM
Awesome Dave... just bloody awesome!!!! How does it compare sound wise and feel?

LSchefman
02-07-2013, 12:53 PM
I'm liking that, Mr. Twin! Seriously sweet.

Twinfan
02-07-2013, 12:56 PM
Don:

The new trem version is a bit rougher all over - neck feel and and body finish. I think the body's seen some attention to remove a few scratches but they've somehow managed to restore a matt finish. Nice work! It may have had a pickup swap at some point too, or maybe the electrics were removed for the finish work. Who knows, anyhow it's very cool.

Tone wise it's a little brighter, but very much in the ballpark of my stoptail (which is fairly bright anyway). Imagine a Tele on steroids and you'll get the idea. I just need to tweak the action now I've sorted the neck relief and trem float...

Les:

Thanks - it's a little gem. I may have to get an SCT now to complete the set...

veinbuster
02-07-2013, 03:33 PM
Beautiful faded twins.
Great move.

guitarsong
02-07-2013, 03:41 PM
Likey likey!Congrats

38Roars
02-07-2013, 05:40 PM
LIKE!!!!!
That is 2 Fantastic examples!!!

Twinfan
02-08-2013, 02:30 AM
Thanks folks! The new gal reminds me a lot of a McCarty Rosewood I used to own, which I think is down to the feel of the neck. That was one guitar I kinda wish I still had, but as a replacement this one smokes it :)

slowro
02-08-2013, 05:29 AM
dibs if you decide to sell!

your collection is drool worthy

Twinfan
02-08-2013, 05:39 AM
Thank you sir, I'm grateful I'm fortunate enough to have them. They all get played - I enjoy them!

jfb
02-08-2013, 09:11 PM
Great addition. Enjoy that thing!

jcha008
02-08-2013, 09:57 PM
That is definitely one of my favorite tops on a ME1. Amazing guitar there man!