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Thread: NGD (and hopefully a rupture in the GAS line)

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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    NGD (and hopefully a rupture in the GAS line)

    Well, I went ahead an did it. I attribute the majority of my GAS to seeking the old 1992 Cherry Burst Custom 24 I got rid of around Y2K.

    Saw this used, and just couldn't resist. Other than sending in the warranty card (damn!) I don't think anyone even touched her. She's dead mint, and I have never used that term before.

    These 2011 Throwbacks are just so damn cool. It's my first sweet switch, and with the 59/09s and 5-way rotary, some very very cool and unique sounds - kinda like my Siggy and my CE got busy and this is their lovechild. She even came with all the goodies: extra set of T&B pups, extra backplate hand-signed by Paul, extra lampshade knobs, LOA, etc.

    So it's kinda like I have my old girl back - 'cept she's even better, 'coz she's got wings, and a killer top, and a matching headstock. Maybe (just maybe) NOW I can slow things down a bit...

    Maybe anyway, love her...





    1990, 91, 92 & 97 CE24s | 1991 CU24 | 2000 CU22 Semi-Hollow | 2003 & 04 SE EG
    2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited x2
    2012 NF3 | 2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 Hollowbody II | 2013 CU24
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow | 2014 CU24 Semi-Hollow

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    HNGD!

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    Congrats, Carl! With a guitar like that, you may have to remove"Cantankerous" from your handle...
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    Wow! I had a '91 like that, only not quite as superb an example.

    Good choice!

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    Bangin'

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    Love it!
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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjmwrx View Post
    Love it! Sure would be awful nice for my boss to give my my fucking bonus already! I am dying for one of these throwbacks!
    Good luck with that...no bonuses, and no raises this year at my company A lot of (non-PRS) guitar blood was shed on this acquisition. No regrets though.

    New ones are pricey. There are a few used ones out there, if you like yellow. Or yellow. Had to hold out for my cherry burst.
    1990, 91, 92 & 97 CE24s | 1991 CU24 | 2000 CU22 Semi-Hollow | 2003 & 04 SE EG
    2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited x2
    2012 NF3 | 2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 Hollowbody II | 2013 CU24
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow | 2014 CU24 Semi-Hollow

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    Nice! The matching headstock is a nice touch.
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    Very nice!
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    Most excellent.
    Well done.

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    Very nice! I like the matching headstock! Beautiful!!
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    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone.

    In addition to the sweet switch, I believe that this is wired with the "power out of phase" position 9 that I have heard about. The position 9 on this is much more nasal than on the same position on my STD24 and CE24, really bold and sounds great.

    The "in-between" positions sound less stratty than on my others mentioned above; not sure if that's the 59/09s or whether the 5-way rotary on the throwbacks is wired more like the newer CST24s, where it combines single coil and humbucking on some of the in-betweens.

    Makes me wonder what this would sound like if I did a little swaperoo for the included Standard T&B's. Not sure how they compare to the HFS/VB combination I am accustomed to (and love).

    Either way I am so excited that this covers such different sonic ground than my other 24-fretters despite being strongly related.

    BTW, not a heck of alot of information on these throwbacks in general out there - a nice 2-minute video where Paul waxes nostalgaic, but have not been able to find a formal spec sheet, types of woods, etc.
    1990, 91, 92 & 97 CE24s | 1991 CU24 | 2000 CU22 Semi-Hollow | 2003 & 04 SE EG
    2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited x2
    2012 NF3 | 2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 Hollowbody II | 2013 CU24
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow | 2014 CU24 Semi-Hollow

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    WOW! So nice.
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    Congratulations! Beautiful guitar!
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