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    Custom 24 or Santana MD? Toughts?

    I'm torn between the 2. Both have 24 frets. Custom has 59/09 pickups. Santana has master voicing control. Just looking for opinions.... Thanks!
    PRS 2002 McCarty Hollowbody I
    PRS 2008 Custom 24 - 10 Top - Rosewood Neck
    PRS 2008 McCarty Korina One-Off - Stripped 58
    PRS 2013 DC3 - PRS 2014 DGT - PRS 2008 McCarty Korina BRF
    Amps: Zinky Blue Velvet 25/Mesa Boogie Recto-Verb 25

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    The two are pretty different

    CU24 25" scale 10 in radius normal with a Standard or thin neck Rotary or 5 way electronics switch

    Santana 24.5 in scale 10 or 11.5 in Radius and Santana ( fat ) neck carve three way toggle switch for electronics

    And a different body shape and headstock

    Looking at what you have I would go Santana but a CU24 is always a good thing

    Both great guitars
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    Santana!

    No, wait. CU24!

    No, Santana!

    Well, you could do both...just sayin'

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    you'll never put it down

    24 with the rotary 5 Way switch. more for your buck

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    Don't come back here without that Santana.

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    Wow! Banned without a Santana!!!! Here's the story. I went and played both... a lime green Custom 24, gold hardware, regular neck (that actually felt quite clubby) 59 pick-ups and a black Santana MD with master voicing. They both had their merits.. I was a little concerned with the MD having 2 nine volt batteries, but it had some nice tones and was leaning that way... THEN... the sales guy bought out a Custom 24 NOS 2008 with a solid rosewood neck and rotory switch.... I guess I can't come back because once I played it and felt that neck... I put a deposit on it! I also really liked the tones from the rotary. Now it does have a 10 top in Santana yellow... does that count? Can I come back?
    Last edited by vox801; 10-25-2013 at 10:16 AM.
    PRS 2002 McCarty Hollowbody I
    PRS 2008 Custom 24 - 10 Top - Rosewood Neck
    PRS 2008 McCarty Korina One-Off - Stripped 58
    PRS 2013 DC3 - PRS 2014 DGT - PRS 2008 McCarty Korina BRF
    Amps: Zinky Blue Velvet 25/Mesa Boogie Recto-Verb 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by vox801 View Post
    it does have a 10 top in SANTANA yellow... does that count?
    There you go. That's your answer. That way you cover the CU24 and Santana

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    Sounds very cool! When you pick it up, of course we will need pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vox801 View Post
    Now it does have a 10 top in Santana yellow... does that count? Can I come back?
    Acceptable.... Can't wait to see it, congrats!

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    Yeah, that'll do! Love the rosewood necks. Congrats.

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    LOVE Cu24 with rotary, especially with the HFS/VB combination. Not a bad sound to be found. Sounds like you stumbled on to a beauty. I'll never part with mine.



    That said, my Santana ain't ever going anywhere either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vox801 View Post
    THEN... the sales guy bought out a Custom 24 NOS 2008 with a solid rosewood neck and rotory switch....
    Crackwood! FTW!

    Congrats, brother!
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by alantig View Post
    Crackwood! FTW!

    Congrats, brother!
    Good job. And congrats.
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    it's a lot more yellow than in this pic
    PRS 2002 McCarty Hollowbody I
    PRS 2008 Custom 24 - 10 Top - Rosewood Neck
    PRS 2008 McCarty Korina One-Off - Stripped 58
    PRS 2013 DC3 - PRS 2014 DGT - PRS 2008 McCarty Korina BRF
    Amps: Zinky Blue Velvet 25/Mesa Boogie Recto-Verb 25

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    PRS 2002 McCarty Hollowbody I
    PRS 2008 Custom 24 - 10 Top - Rosewood Neck
    PRS 2008 McCarty Korina One-Off - Stripped 58
    PRS 2013 DC3 - PRS 2014 DGT - PRS 2008 McCarty Korina BRF
    Amps: Zinky Blue Velvet 25/Mesa Boogie Recto-Verb 25

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