My internal debate has been this: On the one hand, it's the guitar I reported lusting after as far back as June right here in the forum. If I won the lottery, this would be the first guitar I would buy, no question. It is absolutely #1 on my list of guitars that I think would work well for me.
On the other hand, this would be a special order guitar from Sweetwater, even though it's already manufactured and just sitting at PRS waiting for a dealer to come along. Special order = No returns. I have never played a 408, I have never played a pattern neck carve. I have done the research and there is not one single PRS 408 available for me to try at any dealer in the state of Arizona. See why I b!tch about the dealers here? 5th largest metro area in the country and not one decent shop. Anyway, I digress. I have been burned badly with special order guitars before and it makes me hesitate now. If this doesn't work out for me, I'm out at least a grand in resale, probably more with an opaque finish. I'm not the kind of guy to make a four figure gamble, especially when a lot of that will go on a credit card with interest.
So here I am, sitting on the fence.
Yeah RIGHT... How's a pregnant lady supposed to pass time without drinking heavily?
Here is a movie from the pics I have. Not thrilled with how it looks on Youtube vs. my Macbook, but I want to play some guitar now, not make movies.
"I watched approximately 45 seconds of 'Rock Of Ages'. It was like getting punched in the soul." - Abby Krizner
Nice pics, Chris!
"You come around here with these... SOUL DESTROYERS... clad in some kinda paisley rittenou... I don't even know what rittenou means." -Greg Koch re: PRS amps