As always, great thought-provoking thread, Hans. The oldest one I have is the 2007 HBII. The SE Angelus Custom, the Ted, and the Brent Mason all happened within the last couple of months.
The PRS I have owned the longest...
The most recent...
I wouldn't say my tastes have changed much. If anything I believe my tastes are converging while I try and maintain some variety on the theme.
I don't think I ever got a proper peep of that headstock on Absinthe! Wicked looking! You have a close up?
^^ Phenomenal!! Love that inlay.
So many beautiful guitars on this thread! And cool variety!
Old, per the OP: purchased new in 2004.
Old, per my way of thinking about it: although I actually bought this guitar in 2007 (i.e., after the one pictured above), I played one very much like it in 1986. The '89 version I bought in 1991 never quite measured up but this one does. I would love to have had this one all that time, bit I guess it took 21 years for the right guitar to find me.
New: picked out the wood @ the Wood Library in early 2012, guitar was completed 5/31/12 and delivered shortly thereafter.
As far as any sort of implied representation of how my tastes have changed/evolved, well, I certainly lean toward the McCarty platform in terms of my taste in PRSi -- in 1992, I would have been right there with Mr. Grissom, whispering in Paul's ear, "Duane at the Fillmore! Page at MSG! Make the mahogany slab thicker! Offer a stoptail!" Unlike DG, though, I have a thing for rosewood necks; two of the three guitars here sport them, as does my newest and most favoritest guitar, which is not a PRS. (although it is essentially based on the PRS double-cutaway platform)
Bottom: My oldest... a 2006 PS Artist 3 chambered with trem and Brazilian RW neck and fingerboard in Turquoise
Top: My newest. a 2013 PS Artist 3 Semi hollow with trem and mahogany neck/ebony fretboard in Turquoise.
In between there is another PS Artist 3 semi hollow with trem and Indian Rosewood neck and fretboard in....you guessed it...Turquoise!!!
When the shoe fits, you don't change it! (Or something like that.) :rock:
I ordered my first PRS January of 2012 the week before Namm and received it toward the end of May 2012. It was worth the wait :). My First PRS was a 2012 Chris Henderson in Amber Black.
Since then, my tastes have not changed too much, as the most recient accquisition was a 2007 PRS SC250 in Tri-color Burst.
So, my oldest by manufacture is my newest accquisition and visa-versa.
I love the PRS Singlecut body, its very comfortable, the control layout just works right for me, and the scale length feels perfect.
90 since late 90's
Newest PS#4303 HGB Honduran rosewood neck double wide 408's
Taste hasn't changed as much as it's broadened I think.
Cool idea for a thread. It seems my tastes haven't changed over the past decade.
First - '03 Mac. Last - '10 DC.
Anyway, here's a photo that shows off the top and the color better. It really is a stunning guitar.
First American PRS
Latest PRS, had it for about two weeks now, haven't gotten it in the studio for good shots, waiting to make a few small cosmetic changes