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    Defender of the Universe HANGAR18's Avatar
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    Belated NGD (2011 PRS Custom 24: Black/Gold Burst)

    Perhaps this guitar is New Old Stock but it looks like it was made yesterday. I am the original owner, I just bought it new a couple of weeks ago and I was hoping to find a way to register the guitar for warranty purposes online but no such luck. I doubt I'll need it.

    I'm calling it a 2011 because that is what the card says on the inside.
    Also Pattern Thin, assembled by JH, final check by JM.

    One thing that I'm scratching my head about is the pickups are documented as TREBLE 59/09 TM BASS 59/09 TM
    I've seen a lot of chat about 59/08 but I don't remember seeing anything about 59/09. Is there a secret code to deciphering the meaning? What is there to know about 59/09 pickups?

    I've owned two PRS guitars previously (one new and one used) a Mira and a McCarty respectively. They were great guitars but they didn't retain my interest quite enough for me to keep them. However, this guitar is nothing short of AWESOME and I'm keeping it! Seriously!

    The maple top looks incredible! So good in fact, I'm guessing it didn't make the 10 Top grade because the flame drops off just a little tiny bit in a couple spots.
    Comfortable to play, great boldness and versatility in the tone department, fantastic sustain, easy to reach volume knob, stays in tune, great performing tremolo, I love the 5-way switch, very good setup from the factory... Just a fantastic guitar! Anyway, I'm sure all of you already know all this. I really dig this color scheme too.

    Here's a quick photo I shot in the back yard. I don't live very far from the factory. (About an hour away on the Harley.)

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    Black gold is THE color on a PRS. Sweet!!!
    -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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    Gorgeous!!!! Congrats
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    I dig it!!! Gorgeous top!!!

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    Very sweet
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    Bangin'.

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    Beautiful!
    Make it your avatar!
    Not like the other kids...

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    Beauty. The 59/09 is a hotter version of the 57/08, maybe not truly but seems it to me. My favorite of their pickups as it is hot and crunchy but not overly so. Perfect combo for me.
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    Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    Beauty. The 59/09 is a hotter version of the 57/08, maybe not truly but seems it to me. My favorite of their pickups as it is hot and crunchy but not overly so. Perfect combo for me.
    That's very good to know. Right up my alley. Thanks!
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    Nice axe. I'd play Megadeth on that!
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    This guitar also has the open back tuners. I just learned in another thread that they switched over from the closed back tuners to the open back tuners very close to the time this guitar was made. That is one of the little tiny things that impressed me about this guitar. The first time I went to adjust the tuning on a string, I immediately noticed the divverence in the feel of these tuners. God is in the details is what some say. I like these tuners enough that I intend to insist upon having more of these on any future PRS guitars that I buy.
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    Congrats! black gold is a sweet color!

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    Congrats. It's a keeper!

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    Beautiful axe!
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    Third time is the charm for you, Hangar18...congrats. Play the he'll out of her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HANGAR18 View Post
    Done.
    Not like the other kids...

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    Awesome, I love the color.

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    Nice!! Love that color!!

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