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    NGD - Mira Green/Black burst

    Hey folks, got a new addition today, lovely guitar. I owned a Mira and stupidly sold it. Once it left, I lost a distinct tone in my guitar set-up that needed to come back. I'm very much a W/T kind of guy, but was curious about the Regular neck on the new guitars, so this is my testing ground.

    It was "born" Jan 23rd 2012 and was new when I bought it. The colour is definitely something i've seen very few of on the mira range. I've seen black/mint/frosty/orange/cherry/natural hog, but not a green burst. Again, something unusual and cool

    From my brief twang in my office, the pattern neck doesn't feel as bulky as I suspected/feared. I'm looking forward to playing it in.

    Couple things I have noticed from the '08 Mira:

    The bridge studs are now half chrome, half brass, I've since been informed it's to do with improving sustain. Nifty subtle change, I look forward to seeing how it behaves.

    The toggle switch has a bigger toggle. Not in a bad way, just noticed it's bigger.

    The guitar looks and feels lovely. This has phase 3 tuners too. They look cool,and as long as they stay in tune, I don't care about the change. I've heard some people miss the phase 2's. I'm largely indifferent.

    Also,my '09 cu24 has outline birds, this has the filled in birds, different, but they look equally as cool.

    Anyway, the pics:





    Cool hog grain through the green




    I'm loving the pattern on first play. I feel it's thicker, but it's the slimmer shoulders that means I can play comfortably. I wonder if my W/F aversion has been due to the breadth of the neck, rather than the thickness of it?

    Either way, I'm looking forward to playing the hell out of it.
    '12 Mira Green Burst - '09 Cu24 Charcoal Burst - '09 SC250 Dark Cherry Burst - Taylor 514CE - Ibanez SR300 Bass - Mesa MkV Head & 1x12 Cab

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    Very unique color. Looks great!!

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    Green, nice birds, what more could you ask for.

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    Beautiful! Really liking that finish. Congrats.
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    I think that color looks great on a Starla too!

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    Cool guitar and color! Congrats.

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    A pearl pickguard would be nuts on that thang!!
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    very nice! Congrats!
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    Great looking guitar!I think a Mira is pretty high on my Next Guitar List. Maybe an S2 version since I've spent way too much this year on PRSi stuff!

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    That guitar plus your sunburn reminds me of Christmas!
    Congrats Dan, she's killer!
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    Miras rock!

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    That's a really nice one!
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    WOW! Nice finish you got there.
    Big fan of the ORIGINAL Mira.
    Nice case, too. Any more info about it?
    Not like the other kids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DISTORT6 View Post
    WOW! Nice finish you got there.
    Big fan of the ORIGINAL Mira.
    Nice case, too. Any more info about it?
    Yeah, the Line 1 (what do we designate the non s2 miras now btw?? S1?) miras seem to be going cheap before the s2s kick in. I guess the sellers believe with the s2s coming it'll be harder to sell the more expensive line 1 models.

    I got it for a steal IMO so I don't care.

    More info about the case? Was the one that came with the Mira, I know the Mira model has it's own case design dues to different shape etc.
    '12 Mira Green Burst - '09 Cu24 Charcoal Burst - '09 SC250 Dark Cherry Burst - Taylor 514CE - Ibanez SR300 Bass - Mesa MkV Head & 1x12 Cab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-d-1985 View Post
    Yeah, the Line 1 (what do we designate the non s2 miras now btw?? S1?) miras seem to be going cheap before the s2s kick in. I guess the sellers believe with the s2s coming it'll be harder to sell the more expensive line 1 models.
    The S2s are a mixed bag for dealers holding Core line Miras and Starlas in the short run. However, I believe that the Core line instruments will become more valuable in time. It's human nature to want something that is no longer available.

    More info about the case? Was the one that came with the Mira, I know the Mira model has it's own case design dues to different shape etc.
    My Mira Korina came with a standard PRS case.

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    Here's a pic of my Mira in it's case:


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    My old '08 Mira came in a black lined case too, maybe the new/last runs came with the lovely red lined case?

    I don't know why they would differ.

    For jobbies and japes maybe?
    '12 Mira Green Burst - '09 Cu24 Charcoal Burst - '09 SC250 Dark Cherry Burst - Taylor 514CE - Ibanez SR300 Bass - Mesa MkV Head & 1x12 Cab

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