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    NGD : PRS Semi-Hollow Custom 22 (My first PRS)

    Hey guys,

    USPS just dropped this off about an hour ago.

    This is my first PRS guitar and I am blown away. Such great craftsmanship! The guitar plays and sounds amazing.

    The previous owner, my friend Ron, put custom wound Luther Lee pickups in it and switched out the gold hardware for chrome. It came with all the paperwork, the trem, case, AND a tremelno.

    I have an SE 7 coming in this week too.

    My only camera is my iPhone, so I'll post his pics before I get my hands on my girlfriend's DSLR :







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    Bangin'

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    Had one just like it. Great guitar!
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    Quick shot of my rig and the new Custom 22. Horrible quality, I know.


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    Love it! Also - did you make those cabs? They look cool!
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    My buddy Ron of Notecannon Enclosures made them for me! He also plays in a band called This Or The Apocalypse. Him and an Amish guy hand build them in Lancaster, PA.

    http://www.facebook.com/NoteCannon
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    Killer! IMO, they are one of the best sounding guitars PRS has ever made. Do yourself a huge favor if you havent already and take that no trem lock off and give it a try. To me, the additional resonance of the springs makes the guitsrs sound even better. It could also just be the additional routing for the trem, as i have never tried blocking mine before. I never use the trems, only buy them for the tone!

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    Smoking. I am jealous. I hope I can find one as nice as this. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tag View Post
    Killer! IMO, they are one of the best sounding guitars PRS has ever made. Do yourself a huge favor if you havent already and take that no trem lock off and give it a try. To me, the additional resonance of the springs makes the guitsrs sound even better. It could also just be the additional routing for the trem, as i have never tried blocking mine before. I never use the trems, only buy them for the tone!
    Doesn't make too much of a difference to my ears. I'm not a trem guy, but its nice to know I have it if I need it!

    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    Smoking. I am jealous. I hope I can find one as nice as this. Congrats.
    Thanks man. I really lucked out on this one. It just took me bothering my buddy about it enough for him to just sell it to me, haha!

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    Terrific!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joebalaguer View Post
    Doesn't make too much of a difference to my ears. I'm not a trem guy, but its nice to know I have it if I need it!


    That makes me think that at least part of it is the extra routing for the trem, which is what I always thought. Another part is that the trem tailpiece is just better at transferring string vibrations than the wrap arounds IMO. I need to block my trem and give it a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tag View Post
    That makes me think that at least part of it is the extra routing for the trem, which is what I always thought. Another part is that the trem tailpiece is just better at transferring string vibrations than the wrap arounds IMO. I need to block my trem and give it a try!
    Possibly!

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    Wow what a first PRS! Congrats and welcome!

    Stick around, if you do, that one won't be your last...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    Wow what a first PRS! Congrats and welcome!

    Stick around, if you do, that one won't be your last...
    Thanks! I plan on sticking around, and my 2nd PRS (Se 7) will be here on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joebalaguer View Post
    Possibly!

    Any idea where I can get that trem stopper upper you have?? I would really like to give it a try. Thanks in advance!

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