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    Announcing: NOS Modern Eagle!

    The original Modern Eagle has been described as a Private Stock style production guitar and is representative of the guitar that Paul Smith personally performed with at the time. In addition to these distinctions, these instruments also feature Brazilian rosewood necks and fretboards. Brazilian rosewood has long been considered by musical instrument builders and collectors as a cherished tone wood with extraordinary aesthetic characteristics and rich sustain. Its exceptional tone and quality arguably make Brazilian rosewood the most coveted wood in the music industry.

    Each one of these “new old stock” instruments has been updated with “tweaked” Phase II tuners. The fretboards have been cleaned and dressed and the necks oiled. Some retain their original pickups, serial numbers, and the original hang tags are included in the cases (a new hangtag was completed as each instrument was re-cased). Others that were set aside earlier in the manufacturing process will be built to current spec. PRS is pleased to make these instruments available for players and collectors in the United States.

    http://www.prsguitars.com/nos_moderneagle

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    Awesome!

    Wish I was in the US....

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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenCityGuitars View Post

    there really isn't anything more to say than this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenCityGuitars View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    there really isn't anything more to say than this!
    I can think of only I more thing to say......

    Incoming!!!!!

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    Already called my pusher !!! Faded Blue Jean !!!!!!!!!

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    are you kidding me?!?!

    that's pretty awesome for those who haven't been able to get a hold of one!
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    Oh man that faded grey black (?) one with the natural back is doing my head in.

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    Holy ****! I was thinking private stock this year but now this........damn!
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    I see that the spec says V12...I don't believe that's the case. I'll change update it when I get back to my computer. Sorry!

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    How many available and when do they get released? List price on these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    How many available and when do they get released? List price on these?
    No solid number yet, still going through old inventory, but not many will be available

    Immediate release

    Call your dealer for price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    No solid number yet, still going through old inventory, but not many will be available

    Immediate release

    Call your dealer for price
    I'm confused as to exactly what these are.

    Are these pre-owned ME1's that have been reacquired and refined?

    Are these newly produced guitars built to ME1 specs with some refinements?

    Are these ME1's that were sitting at dealers, were never sold, and have been reacquired and refined? Thus, true NOS.

    Are these ME1's that were in production back in the day and for some reason were set to the side and not completed . . . until now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    I'm confused as to exactly what these are.

    Are these pre-owned ME1's that have been reacquired and refined?

    Are these newly produced guitars built to ME1 specs with some refinements?

    Are these ME1's that were sitting at dealers, were never sold, and have been reacquired and refined? Thus, true NOS.

    Are these ME1's that were in production back in the day and for some reason were set to the side and not completed . . . until now?
    The last option. Put to one side until the provenance of the BRW was confirmed and cleared. The differing states they were left in is reflected in whether it has original spec pickups or newer ones.

    Either way, it's cool that these guitars are finally seeing the light of day rather than having some pointless eco-vandalism commited on them! Now if only there could be a commercial solution that encouraged new trees to be planted so that older ones could still be harvested in a ecologically sympathetic way........resulting in a restored BRW tree population - or any other CITES listed species.
    Last edited by MykeWright; 11-13-2012 at 04:51 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MykeWright View Post
    Either way, it's cool that these guitars are finally seeing the light of day rather than having some pointless eco-vandalism commited on them! Now if only there could be a commercial solution that encouraged new trees to be planted so that older ones could still be harvested in a ecologically sympathetic way........resulting in a restored BRW tree population - or any other CITES listed species.
    Interesting thoughts, Myke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MykeWright View Post
    Now if only there could be a commercial solution that encouraged new trees to be planted so that older ones could still be harvested in a ecologically sympathetic way........resulting in a restored BRW tree population - or any other CITES listed species.
    We are in the process of partnering with a rainforest reforestation program. More information will be forthcoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    I'm confused as to exactly what these are.

    Are these pre-owned ME1's that have been reacquired and refined?

    Are these newly produced guitars built to ME1 specs with some refinements?

    Are these ME1's that were sitting at dealers, were never sold, and have been reacquired and refined? Thus, true NOS.

    Are these ME1's that were in production back in the day and for some reason were set to the side and not completed . . . until now?
    These are all true NOS, none of these instruemnts have ever left the factory.

    We pulled all guitars containing BRW out of production in 2007 and set them aside. The guitars were/are in various stages of completion. Now that we have the green light to complete these guitars, they will be sold. Some will have serial numbers from 2007 and some will have serial numbers from 2012, it just depends on where they were in the production line when things got shut down.

    The first few NOS ME1's are shipping today!

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    I want one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    I want one!
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