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    Something Old; Something New

    It's time for a picture pile-on.

    Post a pic of the PRS you've owned the longest and, of you have more than one, the one you acquired most recently.

    How have your tastes evolved between the two?
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    Auth. PRS Dealer Brian G's Avatar
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    Longest, 2009 SC245



    Just got my Private Stock SC245 Sandstorm Crossfade





    My love for over the top looks hasnt changed. I did equip the Private Stock with a 57/08 in the neck and a 59/09 in the bridge and went with a maple neck. Tons of clarity and bite where the Grabber Blue SC245 is a bit beefier in tone, Ive always used it for my hard rock band.

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    I'm embarrassed to say that this is the one I've had the longest among what's remained in my studio, because I've been playing PRS since 1991, and this is a 2011 model; there are others I've owned that I wish I'd been able to hang onto. This is an Artist V:



    This is the newest, though it's an acoustic:



    I doubt my tastes have changed much over the years, it's more that they've expanded to include both classic sounds, and new designs like the 408s. Do I think that PRS is making more models today that pique my interest? Absolutely.
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    Left to right, purchased: Summer 2009, Dec 2006, Dec 2012, Feb 2011.
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    05 Custom 22 with DGT pickups ~ 07 Mira with old birds ~ 08 SE Baritone Fralin/Suhr pickups ~ 03 SE Santana

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    Well I have four PRS's, but they are all not very old.
    The very first PRS I bought last summer was the 2012 SE Santana.
    Got it not too long after I got my 2012 Gibson SG '61 Reissue.
    I thought I was good with just the SG and the small Fernandez guitar, but nooooooooooooo, gas hits hard, and I had to have another guitar.
    The Santana was my introduction to PRS.
    It also showed me that it was just as well built as the Gibson, but at 1/3rd the cost!





    Then came the 2012 SE Custom 24 and the 2012 SE Tremonti Custom, but those are not the newest.
    One more, a Maryland built PRS finally.
    2013 408 MT which I have had since May 24th.





    This is such a sweet sounding and well playing guitar.
    Sure it will not be my last PRS guitar I buy either.


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    Oldest? 1999 BRW McCarty



    Newest? 2010 Tonare



    Tastes haven't really changed, just priorities...


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    Owned for almost 3 weeks!

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    1993 CE 24 bought new, waiting for it to arrive at Park Ave. Music was months of torture.




    Got this a month ago, I used to think only Gibson should make Single-cutaway guitars.

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    And just to finish the phrase:

    One I'd like to borrow.




    And something blue.


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    Oldest (as in longest owned PRS- purchased new and still have) Artist II:



    Newest (as of today):





    What taste?
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    Sh*tter's full

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    My first PRS

    My last PRS
    "BADASS MODDED" SE SEMI-HOLLOW W/BIGSBY
    SE ZACH MYERS, SE TREMONTI, SE20 COMBO

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    Something Old: '97 PRS CE 22 3 piece Maple 10 Top.


    Something New: 2011 Custom 24 10 top.
    Custom 22 Brazilian Limited (Emerald Green/Artist Package Quilt)| Custom 24 (Red Fire Burst/Quilted 10 Top)| Custom 24 (Autumn Sky) | P22 (Solana Burst)| Standard 22 (TriColor Burst)| McCarty Soapbar (Seafoam Green)| CE 22 (Vintage Yellow/3 piece 10 Top)| CE 22 (Whale Blue)| Mesa Dual Rectifier Half Stack| Fender Blues DeVille 410 (USA Made)| Fender Evil Twin (Snakeskin)| Peavey Classic 50 410| Gibson Northern Jumbo Limited

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    My oldest 2005 McRosie (bought used in 08 or so)


    My newest 2013 DGT MT


    I don't think my tastes have changed much. It seems I've been more of a vintage guy for quite some time now. I actually added two DGT's to my collection this year. The neck is incredible on the DGT I think. I've never played such an easy neck! It feels so natural to move around. I don't fight it at all. I actually had ordered a CU22 instead of the DGT initially. Once I found out that the DGT was a hot-rodded McCarty I had to have it! So back went the CU. Man am I happy I did that exchange! Nothing against the CU at all, I just like the weight, feel and tone of the DGT.

    With the recent addition of my HXDA I'm finally finding the tones I've been looking for! The DGT pairs exceptionally well with the HXDA (as evidenced in Grissom's youtube vid at namm 2013). The McCarty is at the PTC at the moment and so I haven't had a chance to try her with the new amp yet. However, I'm confident it'll be sonic bliss as well.
    Last edited by Kine; 06-16-2013 at 08:41 AM. Reason: completing the original question

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    My first USA prs


    My newest Prs

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    I've owned this the longest of any of the PRSi that have come my way - '02 Custom 22 Soapbar

    I don't always play PRS guitars but when I do, I prefer a Custom 22 Soapbar. Rock hard my friends...

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    Corey - that reaper strap is awesome!
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    Those of you who post 2, tell us how your tastes have changed - if at all. Do the two guitars illustrate the evolution?

    The PRS I've had the longest in this `90 LE. I bought it from BluesRanger (Rick Reed) around 2005. I haven't seen or heard from him in over 3 years and fear he has passed away. If anyone has spoken with him recently, please let me know he's okay.

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    But I have since come to terms with the fact that I'm a 22 fret kinda guy who prefers single-coil or narrowfield pups in the neck position.

    If this DC22, my newest PRS, had a 4-conductor 53/10 in the neck position (so I could get a pure single-coil from it) then it would be very hard to beat. It's currently in my top 3. I still prefer prefer bursts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Those of you who post 2, tell us how your tastes have changed - if at all. Do the two guitars illustrate the evolution?
    One thing that has affected my tastes dramatically is the switch to the HXDA amplifier from 6L6 amps like the Two Rocks and Mesas I've usually played in the past.

    With the other amps, I preferred to use coil splits, or P-90s, and rarely went full-on humbucker unless that was truly called for in a track. Since the HXDA, I've found the full humbucker sounds more compatible with what's in my head, so I'm more attuned to achieving thicker sounds as a result.

    I kind of lucked out with the Artist V, because what I originally liked about it with the prior amps was the splits, etc. Now I'm all about its classic humbucker sounds. They're pretty juicy!

    One great thing about both the PRS electrics I play (Artist V and Sig Ltd) is that the 'buckers are excellent. As time goes on, I imagine that I'll be concentrating more on getting variety from various humbucker equipped models, instead of branching out to more single coil models. I do love the 5x/0x series of pickups, so that isn't going to be a problem.

    I don't relate well to the HFS or Vintage Bass pickups, but thankfully, the ones I like are still available.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 06-16-2013 at 03:08 AM.
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    My first, bought from The Guitar Shop in the mid 90s when it was tiny.

    my most recent, an unplanned build visiting Brent in the vault

    EDIT: to answer taste changing question: My taste hasn't really changed, but 20 years ago I wasn't willing to spend the money on a custom build - mortgage and kids education came first.
    Last edited by veinbuster; 06-16-2013 at 06:08 AM.

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    ^^ Is that last one Koa? Do you have a link to it's NGD thread? Would love to see some more shots of that!

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