View Full Version : NGD - First PRS

05-23-2012, 05:36 AM
Like many folks, I've lusted after the jewel like qualities of PRS guitars. Even my wife (decidedly non-guitar oriented) loves the look of the tops. Alas, I'd never found one that seemed to fit right. I'm a lifelong Gibson guy and there was just something about the ergonomics that was off for me. Nothing I could put my finger on really.

A year or so ago I had occasion to play a McCarty and it really changed things for me. It was perfect. I've been on a low intensity hunt for the right one since.

Last week I had one more or less fall in to my lap. A 2009 Korina Soapbar with a Brazialian board, Abalone Birds, Zhangbucker P90s, and an upgraded PRS adjustable compensating bridge. It's nearly weightless, sounds great, and is a joy to play. Love the wide/fat neck carve, although being used to Historic Les Pauls it's one of the thinner necks in my stable. All indications are I'm the fourth owner, and I can't understand why someone would let this guitar go.


Big Version: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7258 ... f988_k.jpg (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7258618134_c736b3f988_k.jpg)

05-23-2012, 10:33 AM
Congrats on joining the PRS fold!

05-23-2012, 01:29 PM
Sounds like winner, congrats!

05-23-2012, 06:29 PM
That's tasty. Pure, understated, classy. Very cool. Congratulations on finally finding the one.


05-24-2012, 01:20 PM
Great guitars.

05-24-2012, 01:27 PM

Korina Jack
05-24-2012, 04:18 PM
Congratulations! That's a great guitar and as a matter of fact, I have the same guitar 2008 Korina McCarty w/ Brazilian board. They are a great tone machine!!! Well done and a hell-u-va-way to get into PRS guitars!!!

05-24-2012, 04:59 PM
Thanks to all. While some consider a soapbar equipped guitar a raunch machine (think Leslie West) this guitar is very refined when played with restraint. My main amp is a Carr Rambler and the harmonics really come through strong with this guitar. It sounds pretty HiFi. Hit it with a little boost and it really snarls well too. Since I have another excellent P90 equipped guitar (Les Paul R6 Sunburst) I'm tempted to throw a set of Mini Humbuckers or Firebird pickups in this for a little different tonal range. Probably not 'til after the honeymoon is over.

05-24-2012, 05:15 PM
Excellent choice!

I have a similar guitar...



george johnson
05-24-2012, 05:16 PM
Very nice!

Welcome to the fold.

05-24-2012, 06:04 PM
Lovely guitar! I passed up a chance to buy an older McCarty Soapbar late last year, and I still regret it. I didn't let a similar opportunity pass this year though with an underpriced '05 SAS.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
05-24-2012, 06:37 PM
Excellent choice! I have a similar guitar...For now.

05-24-2012, 06:45 PM

05-24-2012, 07:32 PM
Phenomenal guitar - I'm a huge fan of that model.

05-24-2012, 08:21 PM
Those korina McCarty's are MONEY! Wish I pulled the trigger on one when I had the chance! Congrats man....play it in good health!

05-24-2012, 09:18 PM

05-24-2012, 10:17 PM
For now.

How 'bout I just buy guitars and have them shipped to you? Bastid!


]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
05-24-2012, 10:24 PM
How 'bout I just buy guitars and have them shipped to you? Bastid!
That would certainly save me some time. 'Bout $800 then?

Hopeful Sinner
05-24-2012, 10:28 PM
I've never said this to another guy, or gal for that matter, but that's some very nice wood you have there...

05-24-2012, 10:56 PM
I've never said this to another guy, or gal for that matter, but that's some very nice wood you have there...

Keep yer wood in the shed.