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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsleyd View Post
    Hope that when it grows up it will be half as good as this one...

    It's a PRS. it's already twice as good.
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    I'm in the"buy all the prs guitars you can afford" camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyboy94 View Post
    It's a PRS. it's already twice as good.
    I'll believe this when Les brings his new guitar down to my house, we play them side-by-side, and his guitar turns out to actually BE twice as good.

    In the meantime, what do y'all think set the bar for Les' new guitar? Why are people still trying to find (and build) the "ultimate" guitar with this look and these specs?

    Mind you I'm a longtime PRS fan who currently owns more PRSi than Gibsons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsleyd View Post
    I'll believe this when Les brings his new guitar down to my house, we play them side-by-side, and his guitar turns out to actually BE twice as good.

    In the meantime, what do y'all think set the bar for Les' new guitar? Why are people still trying to find (and build) the "ultimate" guitar with this look and these specs?

    Mind you I'm a longtime PRS fan who currently owns more PRSi than Gibsons.
    Maybe because they want a bridge/Headstock setup where the guitar stays in tune.....

    I like Les Paul's Myself, love the BB tones, those pups are great. but the best pup ever IMO is the 59/09
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    Quote Originally Posted by gush View Post
    I'm in the"buy all the prs guitars you can afford" camp.

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    Oh yea, I can dig that guitar! The two-piece bridge is a godsend IMO. Really comfortable and excellent tones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyboy94 View Post
    I like Les Paul's Myself, love the BB tones, those pups are great. but the best pup ever IMO is the 59/09
    Mine has real PAFs. And the guitar was built in the 1950s.

    FWIW, I'm a big fan of the 57/08s. IMO they are about the best modern vintage-style humbuckers. 59/09s are right there too if you want something a little more aggressive but still in the PAF ballpark. I'm not such a big fan of the BBs, although it's been a while since I've spent any time with a guitar that had those. I liked the Classic '57s pretty well.

    My standard of comparison is the PAFs in the guitar pictured above, as well as my early-60s ES-335.

    Also FWIW, when PRS first introduced that two-piece bridge I thought it was kinda goofy-looking. But once I played a few guitars with that bridge I came to think they were onto something. It's a good, functional, good-sounding bit of kit. The stoptail/ABR assembly, as in my vintage Gibsons, may be a fundamental element of "that sound" but functionally they are fraught with problems.
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    Excellent Les! Great call for a great guitar! I toyed around with getting one, just could not step up to the plate. I know you will enjoy it! Heck I enjoy that you are going to enjoy!

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    That's drool-worthy, Les. I can just imagine the destruction that will come to bear when the Hammer meets the Anvil...err, HXDA.
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    Holy hell people. What kind of place is this? Is the D for ******** or *********?
    Quote Originally Posted by kingsleyd View Post
    Hope that when it grows up it will be half as good as this one...


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    Hey, Les, where did you get yours btw? And I actually WOULD love to play it and mine next to each other, if only so we could have a beer or three and shoot the s**t while mucking around with nice guitars.

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    Fantastic! Congrats, Les. Hope you still give your Artist V some lovin'.
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    Congrats, Les.
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    SMOKING Les! And count me as one who thinks the two piece bridge is a huge step in the right direction! SWEET guitar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsleyd View Post
    Hope that when it grows up it will be half as good as this one...

    The Hammer of the Gods likes to have friends...and mentors!

    Plus we still owe each other that Absinthe drink! It would be too much fun to hang out together and play these axes.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingsleyd View Post
    I'll believe this when Les brings his new guitar down to my house, we play them side-by-side, and his guitar turns out to actually BE twice as good.
    Kingsley, as we have both said, it doesn't matter if it's better, worse, or altogether different, because making music ain't a contest. And instruments ain't a contest.

    It's Paul's take on a great design. We shall see if it's worthy, right? I'd imagine a 50s LP has aged beautifully, and will be a really special thing, and this PRS will ALSO be a special thing, but different!

    I got it at Jack Gretz' shop, it's not here yet. He has another one in stock; it's an Artist Relations guitar made with Private Stock woods.
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    Thanks for the good wishes everyone!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyboy94 View Post
    Maybe because they want a bridge/Headstock setup where the guitar stays in tune.....

    I like Les Paul's Myself, love the BB tones, those pups are great. but the best pup ever IMO is the 59/09
    I am a PRS player, and PRS is my luthierie for a ton of reasons, but the main one is that I really love the way they play and sound. It's a choice I made in 1991 when I switched from Gibson. I didn't switch because my Gibbys weren't good. In fact, I still have a classic 1965 SG Special but I don't play it.

    I just like the PRSes better. For whatever reason, they fit me like a glove.

    Things have worked out really well, so I don't look at other companies' stuff for comparisons any more.

    However, if someone prefers something else, I'm good with that, too.

    I would like to mention that PRS has taken such good care of me over the years if a problem ever arises, they are wonderful about correcting issues, fixing, repairing, setups...it's partly a trust thing I have with PRS. Yes, I trust them. They have my back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    The Hammer of the Gods likes to have friends...and mentors!
    I have a feeling that Uncle Paul would be very entertained by sitting around with your new guitar and my old guitar, swapping licks and stories and letting the guitars tell us THEIR stories.

    Plus we still owe each other that Absinthe drink! It would be too much fun to hang out together and play these axes.
    Shoot, Les, we have to stop telling each other this and just make it happen.

    Kingsley, as we have both said, it doesn't matter if it's better, worse, or altogether different, because making music ain't a contest. And instruments ain't a contest.
    Yep. Every instrument has a story to tell.

    It's Paul's take on a great design. We shall see if it's worthy, right? I'd imagine a 50s LP has aged beautifully, and will be a really special thing, and this PRS will ALSO be a special thing, but different!

    I got it at Jack Gretz' shop, it's not here yet. He has another one in stock; it's an Artist Relations guitar made with Private Stock woods.
    Yeah, there are so many great takes on that Les Paul recipe these days. Hard to keep up with 'em all. I'm trying to do my part!

    Just for kicks, here's one of 'em, built by a guy from Finland, with me playing it on a local TV show. On the second tune I play that lovely PS #4305 that I'm so crazy about.

    http://www.whas11.com/great-day-live...266760551.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsleyd View Post
    Mine has real PAFs. And the guitar was built in the 1950s.
    And you're still playing that ratty old thing??? Look, I don't do this often, but I'll trade you one of my newer guitars, just so you can modernize yourself a little bit. You're a great guy - you deserve to treat yourself to something newer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alantig View Post
    And you're still playing that ratty old thing??? Look, I don't do this often, but I'll trade you one of my newer guitars, just so you can modernize yourself a little bit. You're a great guy - you deserve to treat yourself to something newer.
    Man, Alan, that is SUCH a generous offer! Love ya, man!

    But, just so ya know, at the festival referred to in the video from the link I just posted, besides those two guitars and a lovely electric lap steel that Matt Artinger built, I spent a bunch of tunes playing this particular modernized guitar.


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    Nice clip, Kingsley! You need a (ahem) keyboard player in that band?



    Quote Originally Posted by kingsleyd View Post
    I have a feeling that Uncle Paul would be very entertained by sitting around with your new guitar and my old guitar, swapping licks and stories and letting the guitars tell us THEIR stories.
    Well, that would be huge fun. At least for the two of us.

    As for Paul...well...Dunno about you, but I'm kind of small time to a guy like Paul, who hangs out with rock stars. I'd have to bring my son, who is at least in the ballpark.

    What I'll do when the guitar arrives is take a swing at creating a nice blues jam, and playing the guitar over it. I'll post a link if I can get over the fact that I do not deserve The Hammer of the Gods! (I know, deserve's got nothin' to do with it). Incidentally, I play with more gain, even on straight blues. I'm sure I'll drive you up a wall with that!
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    Wow, Les. That is stunning. Should be a great addition.

    I was wondering if anyone here was going to jump on those. Great price for an amazing looking guitar.

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