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slev
05-01-2012, 10:27 AM
We've all got that one (or more) PRS that we should never have let go and still regret. Let's commiserate and maybe reunite a few long lost friends.

Mine was my first PRS. Awesome 2003 CE 22. Traded it for a Mesa Lonestar that I thought I had to have but didn't last long. Regretted it almost instantly. :(

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t482/smlev/PRSCE222.jpg

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05-01-2012, 10:30 AM
I have kicked myself over and over for selling my '87 Custom about 7 years ago. Never thought I'd see it again - then it turned up a few days ago at a store.

Sadly, my guitar buying days are over for a while. It will be painful to watch it sell.

GroovyTubes
05-01-2012, 10:34 AM
I have kicked myself over and over for selling my '87 Custom about 7 years ago. Never thought I'd see it again - then it turned up a few days ago at a store.

Sadly, my guitar buying days are over for a while. It will be painful to watch it sell.


Oh that's just cruel. :(

slev
05-01-2012, 10:44 AM
Ouch!

LSchefman
05-01-2012, 06:26 PM
I regret selling all of the ones I no longer have, actually, but especially...

Artist II, Teal Black. The thing just sang.

NAMM McCarty Rosewood Soapbar, Violin Amber Burst, from a few years back. Another one made of unobtainium.

RedGuitars
05-01-2012, 06:30 PM
I have two;

Standard 22 Studio & PS #935 HBII

:oops:

http://web.qx.net/mcantrell/gear/StdStudio/StudioBody2.JPG

http://web.qx.net/mcantrell/gear/GCPSHB/outside/PSHBbodyangle.JPG

slev
05-01-2012, 07:05 PM
Not to rub salt in the wound, but that is/was a sweet HBII.

sergiodeblanc
05-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Not to rub salt in the wound, but that is/was a sweet HBII.
And a killer studio.

CantankerousCarl
05-01-2012, 08:33 PM
1992 Custom 24 Cherry Burst, moons, still have nightmares...

At least it was the very last to go after my 1985 ES 335 Dot, 1991 LP Custom Ltd. Colors, and my Boogie DC-5...

Not a good time period, but working my way back ;)

cyclops
05-01-2012, 11:59 PM
Goldie...

I had PS #1114 for a while. That was a VERY sweet guitar, looked great, and sounded amazing. Just wish the P-90's had a bit less hum and some more picking space...

There was one Custom 24 that I had for a while, violin amber burst, chevron, had a great top on it. I wasn't into tone much when I let that one go...

The Ratchet
05-02-2012, 12:10 AM
2002 Custom 22 Artist package :cry:

Just had some nice mojo to it.

Hopeful Sinner
05-02-2012, 01:29 AM
I have kicked myself over and over for selling my '87 Custom about 7 years ago. Never thought I'd see it again - then it turned up a few days ago at a store.

Sadly, my guitar buying days are over for a while. It will be painful to watch it sell.

I got $20 on the "Get Back Hans '87 Fund"... Who's with me? It will probably only take uh, everybody to get this done! :mrgreen:

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05-02-2012, 01:53 AM
I have kicked myself over and over for selling my '87 Custom about 7 years ago. Never thought I'd see it again - then it turned up a few days ago at a store.

Sadly, my guitar buying days are over for a while. It will be painful to watch it sell.

I got $20 on the "Get Back Hans '87 Fund"... Who's with me? It will probably only take uh, everybody to get this done! :mrgreen:
That's really very kind of you but I'm good. I have more killer guitars than I could have ever hoped for.

themike
05-02-2012, 09:28 AM
Any one that I dont own.......got away :( :lol:

Baimun
05-02-2012, 10:46 AM
I had one from my teen years (late 80's)... it was this amazing gun-metal swirl color from a guitar manufacturer that I hadn't heard of before, but I loved the guitar so much that I kept going back to the store several times a week to play. I couldn't afford it at the time, but when they finally sold it to someone else, they said "Sorry, we sold your guitar the other day."

The way that guitar played just haunted me... I compared every guitar I played after that to the memory of how that guitar played and sounded. Years later, I started playing some other PRS guitars in the store and that familiar feel and sound came back. I bought a 20th Anniversary Standard as my first brand new PRS and have owned several other PRS models over the years.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/419028_2932591482368_1488460623_32384511_933242187 _n.jpg

I have the above picture because this past St Patricks day, I walked into a tent party, looked across the room and THERE WAS THE GUITAR!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417263_2932591082358_1488460623_32384510_446658943 _n.jpg

After the band was done with their set, I talked to the guitar player(Rick), shared my story, and right down to the dates and locations... he said "Yep, that's exactly when and where I bought this guitar. It's been my #1 ever since."

So yes, it's "the one that got away"... but running into it 25 years later, it was nice to see it still in great shape and being used to play live music. :mrgreen:

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05-02-2012, 11:16 AM
Any one that I dont own.......got away :( :lol:11top? Zat you? :lol:

slev
05-02-2012, 02:49 PM
So yes, it's "the one that got away"... but running into it 25 years later, it was nice to see it still in great shape and being used to play live music. :mrgreen:

Great story, cool finish on that one.

WEDGE
05-02-2012, 03:45 PM
91 Signature Limited Edition
semi-hollow
scarlet red
california redwood top
gold hardware
Gibby style stop tail
#280/300



Sold it long ago when i was young and broke :( ....I want it back if anyone here has it or knows who has it....................

Tim
05-02-2012, 05:25 PM
There are a bunch of guitars in Indiana which I miss!

I trade them with Markie, then he trades them with 11Top..... and then they stay in 11Tops vault!! :roll:

Sometimes they go via Gilky.... but they all end up in Indiana!!

Private Stocks x 4
SC ME
Employee CuRo 24
SCT Rosie

11top
05-02-2012, 05:40 PM
There are a bunch of guitars in Indiana which I miss!

I trade them with Markie, then he trades them with 11Top..... and then they stay in 11Tops vault!! :roll:

Sometimes they go via Gilky.... but they all end up in Indiana!!

Private Stocks x 4
SC ME
Employee CuRo 24
SCT Rosie

I profess my love for Tim Walls. :oops:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20MODERN%20EAGLES/PRSFBJMESCMARKIES013.jpg

The girls miss you Timmy!!! :cry:

11top
05-02-2012, 05:48 PM
And one of the ones that got away. I let this '87 go for a song.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS-87QLT-1.jpg

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05-02-2012, 05:59 PM
And one of the ones that got away. I let this '87 go for a song.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS-87QLT-1.jpgSo you're only sad you let it go because you sold it too cheap??? :roll:

:D

11top
05-02-2012, 06:45 PM
And one of the ones that got away. I let this '87 go for a song.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS-87QLT-1.jpgSo you're only sad you let it go because you sold it too cheap??? :roll:

:D

FnA!!!!!!!!!!! It's all about VALUE. You don't play these things do you? Right, Peter?

markie
05-02-2012, 07:28 PM
Ones that got away from Phenny.............................. All of them that he doesn't own :lol: :lol:

themike
05-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Any one that I dont own.......got away :( :lol:11top? Zat you? :lol:

Haha if I wind up with 1/10th a collection as nice as Steve's I'll be a very happy man :lol: :lol:

Tim
05-03-2012, 08:47 AM
I profess my love for Tim Walls. :oops:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20MODERN%20EAGLES/PRSFBJMESCMARKIES013.jpg

The girls miss you Timmy!!! :cry:


Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! :evil: :roll: :D

11top
05-03-2012, 08:52 AM
I profess my love for Tim Walls. :oops:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20MODERN%20EAGLES/PRSFBJMESCMARKIES013.jpg

The girls miss you Timmy!!! :cry:


Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! :evil: :roll: :D

In response to A) the declaration of love part or B) the girls missing you part? :?

veinbuster
05-03-2012, 11:48 AM
There are a bunch of guitars in Indiana which I miss!

I trade them with Markie, then he trades them with 11Top..... and then they stay in 11Tops vault!! :roll:

Sometimes they go via Gilky.... but they all end up in Indiana!!

Thanks for the tip: don't take anything to Indiana.

markie
05-03-2012, 05:05 PM
Phenny is a phuk'in Black Hole :shock: :evil:

sergiodeblanc
05-03-2012, 07:56 PM
I have bought and sold many, many guitars, but never sold a PRS. I am trying to wear mine out instead.
My old white, ebony board, three knob SG on the other hand..... :(

Baimun
05-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Thanks for the tip: don't take anything to Indiana.


You're probably right....


... anything really nice is snatched up by Steve or Markie...


... anything not so nice will probably end up under the dremmel and disc sander on my bench. :mrgreen:

Spikedog007
05-04-2012, 08:28 AM
I let this Limited SCTrem EIRW go a while back but I'm pretty sure one of you guys have it now...

http://home.fuse.net/SpikeDogStudios/prs/125928_top.jpg

ducmike
05-05-2012, 09:01 AM
My Sunburst 22 is the one that I miss the most. I have tried to get it back a few times with no success, The current owner is a great guy and obviously much smarter than me since he won't let go of it. i have responded to a few of his WTB threads with "I have one, but you know what I want for it". His response is always that he's not letting go of the SB22. :mrgreen:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/ducmike/Sunburst%2022/IMG_2493.jpg

tfancil
05-05-2012, 09:35 AM
I probably miss this one the most:
http://members.kconline.com/fancil/5150head/tfc1.jpg
I really didn't play it much and I was too afraid to gig it, but it is beautiful!
tfancil

slev
05-05-2012, 07:22 PM
[quote="ducmike"]My Sunburst 22 is the one that I miss the most. I have tried to get it back a few times with no success, The current owner is a great guy and obviously much smarter than me since he won't let go of it. i have responded to a few of his WTB threads with "I have one, but you know what I want for it". His response is always that he's not letting go of the SB22. :mrgreen:

PM sent on this one.

Tim
05-06-2012, 01:00 AM
I profess my love for Tim Walls. :oops:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20MODERN%20EAGLES/PRSFBJMESCMARKIES013.jpg

The girls miss you Timmy!!! :cry:


Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! :evil: :roll: :D

In response to A) the declaration of love part or B) the girls missing you part? :?


Hehehe... they are welcome home any time!!

Tim
05-06-2012, 01:01 AM
Phenny is a phuk'in Black Hole :shock: :evil:

Pot Calling the Kettle Blackhole!!! :lol:

John Price
05-06-2012, 09:20 AM
I can't remember the year but it's the first year PRS offered the semi-hollow option. They would cut the back off in order to carve in the chambers and then re-glue the back back on.This one just sounded amazing! I sold it to get an Artist III semi-hollow.... The Artist III didn't sound as good as this one. :cry:

This was taken when I didn't have the luxury of digital photography! :D

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w297/JNPMusic/PRS%20Guitars/sc022f3635.jpg