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    NGD: My first USA PRS

    Hey folks. I joined this Forum some months ago as I was desperate to get my hands on a Paul Reid Smith guitar. I've sat and read thread after thread here, asked questions and received some great responses. I've learned a lot about these guitars and now I finally have one.

    I'm 40 this year and was hoping for a great guitar to celebrate it with. PRS guitars are not cheap and coming up with the cash for one was going to be a difficult task. It was looking like a used one was the way to go as my budget didn't stretch far enough. Anyway, searching around on Thursday night I came across this beauty, it looked perfect, everything I wanted in a PRS, but my birthday isn't until November and I needed to raise more cash. My wife clearly saw how much I loved this guitar and took the opportunity to announce that she had saved up a considerable sum of money which she was going to present to me on my birthday. Long story short, she made it possible for me to purchase a guitar which is beyond my wildest dreams. Here's a few pics, they aren't great but the best my iphone could do in pretty poor light! Sorry if the pics are too big, I didn't know how to make them smaller



    It's a Custom 22 Wood Library, number 12 in a run of 12 guitars. I've played it for an hour or two and cannot put into words how impressed I am with the feel, how easy it plays, how stable the trem is but most of all how gorgeous the 57/08 pickups are.

    Thanks for reading!

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    Great looking guitar! Congrats.
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    Bangin'!

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    Congrats. Its a beauty.
    I am not a luthier but i am in my own workshop.
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    Congrats! your wife is awesome.

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    Amazing score, man! Love it.

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    Very nice guitar.
    I love how it came to be yours.

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    Awesome guitar! Congrats! Also, love the big pics!

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    That is very nice, Congratulations.

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    Congrats on both, the awesome guitar and wonderful wife...

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    That's a helluva first PRS. Congrats!

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    Desperado, looks like you've come to your senses.
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    WOW! Thats one I would love to own myself. Killer top, one of my favorite PRS colors, and the CU22 with trem is my favorite sounding solid body guitar ever. By anyone! Congrats on that bad boy. Dont forget to use the neck pickup wide open into a good clean amp for a HUGE archtop like tone. I have owned so many Gibson LPs, 335s, and other PRS models over the years, but the Cu22s always stay, and everything else always goes. The perfect electric guitar IMO.

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    Excellent score. Right on!
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    Thanks folks, nice comments, having lotsa fun with it so far!

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    Beautiful. Sounds like the guitar and the wife are keepers. Happy early birthday. And in case your wondering 40 is the new 39.75.
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    Gorgeous guitar. You definitely have a keeper of a wife there.

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    Congratulations.

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    awesome guitar! Happy early birthday and enjoy that beauty...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose View Post
    Congrats on both, the awesome guitar and wonderful wife...
    they're both keepers.
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