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    Got my First PRS!

    Got me a new guitar on Monday. Thanks to a "heads up" from a fellow forumite on GAB, I looked on the Guitar Center website. They were doing something called "Guitar-a-Thon" and low and behold, they had the PRS I've been eyeing for AGES on a blowout price I just couldn't pass up.


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    Apparently this is a late model 2009 SC245. I am guessing it never sold because most PRS guys like a figured, candy-like top and these "metal" finishes (yes, that's what they are called) don't appeal to their core market. As I have watched the price drop over the last year and a half when I first saw it it came down from $3500 to $2900. They offered it to me for $2245 out the door about a 6 months ago.


    When I checked the site Saturday night they had it stupid low at $1580! Called as soon as they opened on Sunday and had my boy put it on hold. When I went to get it Monday, the case was missing. No biggie. I have a TKL LP case. Got it for $1400!!! Not too shabby IMHO.


    Tried it at rehearsal Tuesday and DAMN does it play like a dream. Really digging the pickups as well. Took me a minute to get used to how the knobs are laid out. Used to Gibson's control scheme.


    Cool thing for me, I reached out to the PRS support team to get some info on the guitar. They did the Metal Finishes on quite a few guitars some time ago. I guess this is a variation the did on what the guys said was "less than a handful" of SC's.

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    Dang … tough room. No love for the metal finishes I guess.

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    Plenty of love for the Metal finish, but threads tend to get buried quickly and for the most part, we have short attention spans.
    Post up some pics of your Metals boys, I know you got 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Plenty of love for the Metal finish, but threads tend to get buried quickly and for the most part, we have short attention spans.
    Post up some pics of your Metals boys, I know you got 'em!
    I was amazed to get it for such a great price. Honestly, I am offloading a bunch of stuff and looking into an SC-58 to go along with it. Seriously one of the best playing guitars I have ever owned.

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    BADA$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Whoa. That's pretty sick. I approve!
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    I like it. Reminds me of a classic 50s hot rod more than a "metel" guitar. Is it just a stock sc245 with just the paint job or is there something different about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    BADA$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you, Sir!

    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    Whoa. That's pretty sick. I approve!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimistephen View Post
    I like it. Reminds me of a classic 50s hot rod more than a "metel" guitar. Is it just a stock sc245 with just the paint job or is there something different about it?
    Just a stock 245 as far as I know. They did a handful of these paint jobs off and on. Crazy though there is a fantastic flamed top on it. You can see it in the binding. I love that at the right angle it looks almost "triple striped? and the natural binding almost has an orange hue.

    I have to say, my PRS gas is through the roof. I told myself for years I would never pay $2500+ for a piece of wood but man oh man, even though I got a stellar deal on this, my eyes have opened.

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    Congrats! Thought it was a NGD post I had already viewed.
    PRS guitars:
    They're like potato chips, you can't stop at just one.
    Last edited by JustRob; 11-25-2013 at 12:13 PM.

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    Way cool...congrats...love the maple binding!!
    Pretty sure that SC is gonna be the first of many new toys you will come to love. Love the Metal!!!

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    I think I took advantage of the same sale to get my first PRS, a 2009 Custom 22 with 10-top. Much, much more guitar than I expected to leave the store with, and frankly more than I deserve at this stage of my guitar training!

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    Fantastic score, I love the metal finishes.
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill SAS 513 View Post
    Way cool...congrats...love the maple binding!!
    Pretty sure that SC is gonna be the first of many new toys you will come to love. Love the Metal!!!
    For sure. I almost snagged a Studio for $1600 at the same sale. Wish I did. I am thinking they will do some good "Black Friday" deals on their older stock. If so, I'll pounce. Also starting to thin the herd at home to make a few new spots. Really interested in a SC58.

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    Duuude.......................... Way cool Guitar
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    That's really nice! I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    Duuude.......................... Way cool Guitar
    Quote Originally Posted by Imzadi View Post
    That's really nice! I like it.
    Thanks!

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    Sweet looking guitar! (Metal trin or not)
    May she play long and loud!
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