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OsirisProtocol
05-29-2012, 11:24 PM
This thread is for everyone to share pics of their first PRS guitar whether you still own it or the guitar has been passed off to another's hands.

Here is my old Singlecut, Eve:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/OsirisProtocol/My%20Guitars/PRS%20Singlecut%20Amber/DSC06893.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/OsirisProtocol/My%20Guitars/PRS%20Singlecut%20Amber/DSC06887.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/OsirisProtocol/My%20Guitars/PRS%20Singlecut%20Amber/DSC06886.jpg

Loved this guitar to bits and I hope to buy it back one day when I'm in a better financial situation.

veinbuster
05-30-2012, 06:29 AM
Bought in new in the mid 90s from Brent.
Currently hanging in the library.
http://www.mrpetesays.com/music/images/CK_008RedFlameCustom22Body.JPG

JMintzer
05-30-2012, 06:31 AM
My old, long gone CU-22 Artist Package...

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/1177197/13803275.jpg


Jamie

11top
05-30-2012, 06:43 AM
I ordered/purchased this Artist II and still have it:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20ARTISTS/PRS-ARTIINAT.jpg

I bought a natural CE at the same time, but I no longer have it.

SuperFly53
05-30-2012, 08:26 AM
My first.... a 96 Cu22. It was a bit strange in that it had a stoptail, locking tuners, and McCarty Pickups and McSwitching. I bought it in 96, was sold to me as a McCarty.....

Great guitar, wish I still had it.

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t343/superfly53_Norm/Cu22/IMG_1780.jpg

RJLII
05-30-2012, 12:06 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7258618134_c736b3f988_k.jpg

PRSHB2
05-30-2012, 12:20 PM
My First PRS - Private Stock HBII. Just played it last night for the first time through my Two Rock. It was like it was new all over again. The love continues.

http://fredandruby.smugmug.com/photos/541800150_L4jxc-O.jpg

steam-powered
05-30-2012, 08:30 PM
I just bought my first electric guitar, this 22 Semi-Hollow, LTD, a few years ago. Still have it for playing jazz, blues, rock, and slide, never a thought of selling it. Found it at Dave's Guitars in Wisconsin while browsing their website. I was trying to find my first electric guitar, one that would grab me by the neck and demand to be purchased, and was quite amazed to see that PRS had a limited edition semi-hollow. The color caught my eye immediately, and the design (mostly but not completely semi-hollow) made me want to learn more. Called Dave's and later conversed with somebody at PRS about the tone I was looking for (similar to a 335 but more contemporary). Bought it the next day.

Even after two years of loving this guitar, I continue to feel fortunate to have found an affordable, quality semi-hollow with the tone I was seeking.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/steam-powered/NewPRSfull.jpg
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/steam-powered/NewPRStop.jpg
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn231/steam-powered/NewPRS.jpg

LSchefman
05-30-2012, 10:03 PM
1993 Artist II, #32. My second PRS. I can't find a picture of the first one, a '91 Cherry Burst Custom.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/ArtistII.jpg

Catch
05-31-2012, 06:12 AM
1996 Custom 22, 10 top, Dragon Pickups. I bought it new at Chuck Levins after playing 15 PRSi. I loved its tone, still do.

http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae174/jcdean74/IMG_5215.jpg

http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae174/jcdean74/IMG_5182.jpg

jimfisher
05-31-2012, 09:03 AM
My first was a '98ish CE 22 stoptail. I quickly found out that, while the WT neck felt good in the store, it caused to much hand pain. Sold this one and went WF and never looked back.

Jimhttp://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z410/pngeezer/CE22.jpg

george johnson
05-31-2012, 10:23 AM
This '95 McCarty kicked it off for me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/travels/65cdc85b.jpg

Anthony_PRS
05-31-2012, 10:54 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/191511_117846794960259_100002048186084_126302_6889 252_o.jpg

Marty Horne
05-31-2012, 12:25 PM
My first PRS bought new in '91. This was my main gigging guitar for 7 years and it was a great guitar. I should've kept it.............
http://postimage.org/image/j95pni3jf/

RickO
05-31-2012, 02:59 PM
My first PRS...
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn16/dumbleods/P1010176.jpg

Random
05-31-2012, 11:41 PM
97 SAS, 1 piece slab body with birds eye neck and board. Light as a feather....

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/barefootdog/Guitars%20for%20sale/DSCN3348.jpg

Aqualung
06-01-2012, 06:07 AM
I jumped in at the deep end with the 2009 Leese Golden Eagle, which I bought used at the end of 2010.

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww195/dpgumby62/100_0081.jpg

southpaw-dd
06-01-2012, 03:25 PM
My one and only PRS experience - a 1999 Custom 22 with wide-fat, rotary, and stoptail. Almost sold it this year, but changed my mind and plan to change out the Dragon II pickups in the next few weeks.

http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p535/southpaw-dd/Guitars/1999%20PRS%20Custom%2022/009.jpg

neverwhas
06-09-2012, 05:29 PM
First PRS, SE Soapbar II wish I still had it.......

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/neverwhas/P1040628.jpg
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/neverwhas/P1040627.jpg

Second, SE Soapbar II Maple top refinished cuz i was bored i guess? Also wish i still had it.....

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/neverwhas/prsfront.jpg
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/neverwhas/prsmapleheadstock.jpg

swede71
06-09-2012, 07:17 PM
My first and only PRS.....hopefully next christmas Santa comes with a DGT and a Sig ltd.
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p524/magber71/IMG_0005.jpg

amc115
06-18-2012, 08:43 AM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q199/amc115-photos/IMG_0539.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q199/amc115-photos/IMG_0538.jpg

prs custom, purchased brand new at first sight on 2/10/86
i was powerless
it had to be mine once i played it..........

themike
06-18-2012, 08:53 AM
Technically, was first PRS was a beat to **** CE that was literally lifeless. The pickups were dead, the body was trashed and I sold it. I knew that had to be a one off situation so years later I got a Whale Blue, 10 top CU24 in a trade and haven't looked back since.

http://themikedesigns.com/Gear/IMG_0498.JPG

dantedayjob
06-18-2012, 10:17 AM
In '05 my wife gifted me with my first American PRS, I had been lusting after one for 20 years and she decided it was about time I had one. It was an Anniversary present. As it turned out, the last one I would get from her. Cancer took her 10 months later. This guitar will NEVER be sold under any circumstances. '04 McCarty (currently has DIIs in it.. lousy pic, but the only one I have of just that one guitar)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i302/tsuei05/04McCarty.jpg

David Eaton
06-19-2012, 10:02 AM
Purchased in 1991, a leftover from a "B" stock event at Chuck Levin's:

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj97/eaton1967/IMG_0098.jpg

it came with a 3-way switch, I had it replaced with a 5-way, has the "PRS Electric" logo on the headstock.

the bridge pickup:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj97/eaton1967/IMG_1122.jpg

the neck pickup:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj97/eaton1967/IMG_1130.jpg

RickO
06-19-2012, 01:30 PM
[QUOTE=amc115;14215]http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q199/amc115-photos/IMG_0539.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q199/amc115-photos/IMG_0538.jpg

prs custom, purchased brand new at first sight on 2/10/86
i was powerless
it had to be mine once i played it..........[/QUOTE

That is one sweet guitar!

John Beef
06-19-2012, 01:47 PM
I've posted it before, but here it is again! 2005 Custom 22. Bought new by me in 2006. I have changed the pickups for 4 wire DGTs that work with the rotary, added a tremol-no, and changed the knobs.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee251/johnmfer/CurrentGuitars/IMG_20120518_195843.jpg

sergiodeblanc
06-19-2012, 01:59 PM
In '05 my wife gifted me with my first American PRS, I had been lusting after one for 20 years and she decided it was about time I had one. It was an Anniversary present. As it turned out, the last one I would get from her. Cancer took her 10 months later. This guitar will NEVER be sold under any circumstances. '04 McCarty (currently has DIIs in it.. lousy pic, but the only one I have of just that one guitar)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i302/tsuei05/04McCarty.jpg

Beautiful guitar in so many ways.

dantedayjob
06-19-2012, 04:11 PM
Beautiful guitar in so many ways.

Thank you :)

Richard Lainegard
06-20-2012, 10:08 AM
Here's the first I actually have a pic of (I used to have a CU22 way back, which unfortunately was just beyond help,
as it was worn out, and I was back then not in the position to have it fixed).
but here is the first guitar I had from my "PRSrebirth" so to say, a nice 513:

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL435/2169504/19971281/391247728.jpg

Never bonded with the pickups though, so back it went in favor of my current '58, which I adore!

slowro
06-22-2012, 09:46 AM
Here's the first I actually have a pic of (I used to have a CU22 way back, which unfortunately was just beyond help,
as it was worn out, and I was back then not in the position to have it fixed).
but here is the first guitar I had from my "PRSrebirth" so to say, a nice 513:

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL435/2169504/19971281/391247728.jpg

Never bonded with the pickups though, so back it went in favor of my current '58, which I adore!

I love that top and colour! what didn't you like about the pickups?

slev
06-22-2012, 10:44 AM
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t482/smlev/PRSCE222.jpg

2003 CE 22 with Dragon IIs and McCarty switching. Really like the CE models in general. Completely hooked after this one. Made the mistake of trading it away for a Mesa Lonestar, amp is gone an just recently got a CE back in the fold.

Richard Lainegard
06-22-2012, 04:36 PM
I love that top and colour! what didn't you like about the pickups?
Well, for me it was a bit TOO diverse in tones. I could find good single tones, good rock and inbetween tones,
but all required some tweaking of my amp to get there. If I had been running a digital setup where I could have
custom voiced presets for each pickup type in the 513, that would have been golden, as was I couldn't find that middle ground.
There was always some mid freqs I couldn't dial out when trying to use one amp for all tones.
When I tried the 57/08's in the McCarty it was just like home, didn't needn't o tweak a thing, all positions sounded great.
However, one mans "too much" is another "just perfect", so wouldn't say that the 513's are bad in any way, just that they weren't the sound for me.

slowro
06-22-2012, 04:51 PM
Well, for me it was a bit TOO diverse in tones. I could find good single tones, good rock and inbetween tones,
but all required some tweaking of my amp to get there. If I had been running a digital setup where I could have
custom voiced presets for each pickup type in the 513, that would have been golden, as was I couldn't find that middle ground.
There was always some mid freqs I couldn't dial out when trying to use one amp for all tones.
When I tried the 57/08's in the McCarty it was just like home, didn't needn't o tweak a thing, all positions sounded great.
However, one mans "too much" is another "just perfect", so wouldn't say that the 513's are bad in any way, just that they weren't the sound for me.

I have never tried one, I love the idea of them and given the chance I would probably own one but I would expect to tweak it a lot. I bet it would be a dream through a digital system or in the studio! I fight my techy tweaky side and try to just plug in and play so I can completly understand

prsrocker1988
06-24-2012, 01:13 AM
http://i52.tinypic.com/a3mohy.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/9rls7o.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k590/gibsonguitar1988/Gear/Electric%20Guitar%20Collection/IMG_0539.jpg

My first USA PRS. PRS Custom 24 10 Top in Fire Red Burst with 57/08 pickups. The only guitar out of 25 I own that I have not had to change pickups in or change the electronics in. Perfect!

judetherocker
11-18-2012, 03:49 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/401419_422872164426865_286539044_n.jpg
My SE Custom 24, not had it that long but it's my first PRS

MykeWright
11-18-2012, 06:01 AM
This 513 I got in 2005. Pretty much the same experience as Richard Lainegard - I ended up with a few more that just sounded better to me and I traded it for a Starla and a Singlecut Hollowbody Standard. Then I put 57/08s in my McCarty and if the 513 hadn't already gone, that would have completely killed it for me!

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f256/mykewright/Guitars/My_Guitars/PRS/P2020016.jpg

Aeetus
11-18-2012, 08:17 AM
My only PRS to date and this had to be the first... doubt it will be the last! A 2005 ME1 that was sat at the back of a store for years... I waited a long time for this moment and I wouldn't trade for ANY other guitar on the planet!
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u76/d1dsj/photo28.jpg

11top
11-18-2012, 09:34 AM
My first two PRSi. Two custom orders.

Artist II (which I still have):

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/11top/PRS%20ARTISTS/PRS-ARTIINAT.jpg

The other one was a CE natural top with moons that was ordered at the same time. Sadly, I didn't keep a photo of that one, and it is long gone.

vchizzle
11-18-2012, 09:36 AM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5212/5497213383_3a57eb3267_b.jpg

'96 Custom 22, still have it....just try to pry it from cold dead hands.

Aahzz
11-18-2012, 10:04 AM
Don't have a good pic of it, and really wish I did - for that matter, I also wish I'd never sold this one. 94 or 5 (thereabouts) CU 24 in purple with birds...

http://www.sweeneyllc.com/images/aahzz/aahzzhair.jpg

south89
11-18-2012, 11:58 AM
Here is my 94 McCarty that started it all :rock:

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020455.jpg
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t490/MAlvord71/P1020459.jpg

rocguitar
11-18-2012, 01:17 PM
This one blazed the trail.......1987 Custom 24 (#7 2051)

Still have it....it's a keeper!

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm105/rocguitar/GUITAR%20PICS/SNC10148.jpg

Hopeful Sinner
11-18-2012, 11:10 PM
My true first was this SE...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40066608/SE_stripper.jpg

My first Maryland model bought shortly thereafter was this 1996 CU22. LOVE this guitar!!!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/40066608/ngd1.jpg

And now I'm an absolute addict...

AP515
11-18-2012, 11:24 PM
My first was the Emerald Green AP
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii126/Pecospup/Novphotos036.jpg

prsguitarman101
11-19-2012, 03:17 AM
My first, and only so far. A 2005 CE-24 Blue Matteo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/BiggBaddWolf/PRS/PRS%20strap/IMG_2713.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/BiggBaddWolf/PRS/PRS%20strap/IMG_2714.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/BiggBaddWolf/PRS/IMG_2467.jpg

LJD
11-19-2012, 03:49 AM
1994 Custom 24. In 2003 I "customized" it with my car. (It lives)
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy124/jonco74/PRS_Crushed.jpg

tiboy
11-19-2012, 06:11 AM
Custom24

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u493/tiboy44/PRS%20CU%2024/photo-6.jpg

prsguitarman101
11-19-2012, 11:30 AM
1994 Custom 24. In 2003 I "customized" it with my car. (It lives)
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy124/jonco74/PRS_Crushed.jpg

Ouch, that's gonna leave a mark!!!

sleary
11-19-2012, 11:53 AM
My first se and my first ce
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/swleary/053_zpsd8624187.jpg
http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/swleary/photo88.jpg

wilerty
11-19-2012, 12:09 PM
Bought this from a BAM member. It is a CU22 AP 20th Anniversary.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/wilerty/PRS%20Custom%2022/FrontFull1.jpg

... BRW fretboard ...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/wilerty/PRS%20Custom%2022/cu22neck006.jpg

Sekunda
11-19-2012, 12:31 PM
Here's my 2000 Custom 22... Love it to death... Still my #1

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g86/sekunda2003/Gear/custom22.jpg

LSchefman
11-19-2012, 12:56 PM
I don't have a pic of my '91 Custom; I traded it in for this one in 1993. So this is my second one, a 1993 Artist II:

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/ArtistII.jpg

LindseyP
11-21-2012, 12:48 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/lindseyp/Axes/DSC_0406.jpg
HunniLuvr, my first, a 2008 Vintage Natural purchased in El Paso, TX.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v410/lindseyp/HunniLuvr/HunniLuvr2DSC_3389.jpg

Raven17
12-01-2012, 11:25 AM
My first was a 2011 Custom 24 Faded Blue Burst Quilted 10 Top......
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c27/raven99c5/image-11.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c27/raven99c5/image-10.jpg

t.shamone
12-01-2012, 01:42 PM
My first ...............a '92 CU 24. I bought it in '93.

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


http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz25/tshamone/bridge.jpg