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    The search for my new PRS

    I've been a proud owner of a '05 McCarty for some years now. I was fortunate to buy it used off ebay in great condition and promptly sold my Fender Fat Strat after I got it. The McCarty has served me well for some years now (since '07 or so)

    However, I figured it was time to get a new PRS with a trem. After having been a fan of my PRS for this amount of time I saw no need to get another brand. The quality and sound is just outstanding.

    So the search began. I figured I'd buy something a bit different to bring some different tones to the table. Or so I thought...

    I had my eye on the SAS for a long time. Loved the wood grain showing through on the Vintage Burst. Read good things about the NF's. So I pulled the trigger on one. However, after playing it, there was just something in the tone that I felt was missing.

    Figured going back to humbuckers was the call, so I bought a beautiful Natural Vintage Burst CU22 with a quilt top and the 59/09(?) pickups. Again, there was something missing in the tone as I realized I'd rather play the McCarty. So back it went...

    I did some further research and decided to take a look at the DGT, realizing that it was essentially an upgraded McCarty. I spotted a great looking one and decided to check it out. As soon as I plugged it in, I knew it was my new baby. It has a stunning 10 top in a color that was advertised as Vintage Natural Burst. However, double checking with the PRS rep, it was found to be a color called Natural Tobacco Burst. It's a 2012 with the V12 finish.

    It's being played through a Carr Mercury.

    Scroll down for pix!
    Last edited by Kine; 04-08-2013 at 03:56 PM.

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    Sounds like you got a great one! Congrats!
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    Thanks LSchefman, it's definitely a great guitar! My McCarty was just sent off on Saturday to Shawn and the crew at PTC for a whole makeover! I posted a thread on that in the PTC section:
    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...full-treatment
    Last edited by Kine; 04-08-2013 at 03:45 PM.

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    Scroll down further for pix in the sun!


    Last edited by Kine; 04-08-2013 at 04:16 PM.

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    Yup, it's gorgeous!
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    That is a gorgeous DGT... I love my Frost Blue Metallic DGT standard and wanna get a maple top soon!!! Congrats on the new guitar and can't wait to see the McCarty after PTC treatment...

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    Beautiful guitar. Excellent choice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    Ok, checking to see if I can link





    I'll try and get some better pix later in the sun
    Now that's a DGT. Gorgeous top and color. Such a beauty. Sound to match I am certain. Congrats Kin. And welcome to the forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kine View Post
    Ok, checking to see if I can link





    I'll try and get some better pix later in the sun

    STUNNING!!!

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    Congrats! Thoroughly endugginified. That's a really classy finish.
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    An excellent way to enter.

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    Thanks everyone!

    Here are some new pics!






    Last edited by Kine; 04-08-2013 at 04:14 PM.

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    Very nice, congrats!
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    Beautiful - Love that color on that guitar!!!!
    Interesting they put the clear/black knobs on. I think these amber knobs would be sweet:
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA..._id=8800005007

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    Beautiful - Love that color on that guitar!!!!
    Interesting they put the clear/black knobs on. I think these amber knobs would be sweet:
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA..._id=8800005007
    Thank you sir! I think you may be right on the knobs. May have to look into that.

    I have the old amber knobs (I think?) on my McCarty.

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    Oh man that is gorgeous! I just got a 01 McCarty and love it. A bud just got a beautiful DGT and now you... this... I hate you both!
    JK... Great score I must say!
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