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    NGD: Ebony? EBONY!!!

    Found this set at last September's Experience:



    And the magic men at PRS turned it into this:



    Pretty sure this is the first ebony necked acoustic:
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    Have you taken it outside yet?
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    Wow! This one is amazing! Love the ebony neck. Is it bright? Would love to try an ebony neck on an electric as well.
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    While I see many PS's that are jaw dropping rarely do they take my breath away. I almost fell over when I saw this. Mental lumber. Huge big congrats on this on!
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    That is really superb! How does it sound?
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    Steve you definitely have an eye for killer woods! Is this a bright guitar with all that hard ebony?
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    Christopher Walken says it needs more ebony. Super cool!
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    I really like the way this guitar sounds. I think ebony is a good sounding acoustic wood. I was leery of the neck wood, but I think it gives the guitar a bit of a bell-like chime. I saw PRSh in Indy a few weeks back, and he said he had played this and thought it sounded good (but maybe he says that to all the girls ).

    Funny thing, I almost put a matching ebony top on this, but I got spooked that it wouldn't sound good. An ebony top would have looked way cool, but I think I made the right choice sticking with Sitka for tone. Besides I like bear claw, and I think the ebony rosette looks good against the spruce.

    One subtle, but cool feature of the sides is that the striped ebony is curly, which is not common.
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    Bangin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    I really like the way this guitar sounds. I think ebony is a good sounding acoustic wood. I was leery of the neck wood, but I think it gives the guitar a bit of a bell-like chime. I saw PRSh in Indy a few weeks back, and he said he had played this and thought it sounded good (but maybe he says that to all the girls ).

    Funny thing, I almost put a matching ebony top on this, but I got spooked that it wouldn't sound good. An ebony top would have looked way cool, but I think I made the right choice sticking with Sitka for tone. Besides I like bear claw, and I think the ebony rosette looks good against the spruce.

    One subtle, but cool feature of the sides is that the striped ebony is curly, which is not common.
    Awesome in every way, then!

    I think you made the right choice re: the spruce top, too, both for looks and sound. It's just fantastic to look at, and I'm happy for you that it sounds good.
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    Excellent.
    You had a very good experience last year.

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    Phenny, You have once again "Hit it out of the Park" ................. you fugg'in rock Dude
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    Oh wow. That is simply stunning.
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    I absolutely love it! Congrats Steve on a stunning instrument!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
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    That's your job. When you comin' back?
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    It was a mighty fine week.



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    Insane x 2. They are in mighty fine company.
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    ABSOLUTELY KILLER, Pfennrock!!! You sure know how to put 'em together man!
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    WORKS OF ART!!! Congrats.

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