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    The one that got away....

    We've all got that one (or more) PRS that we should never have let go and still regret. Let's commiserate and maybe reunite a few long lost friends.

    Mine was my first PRS. Awesome 2003 CE 22. Traded it for a Mesa Lonestar that I thought I had to have but didn't last long. Regretted it almost instantly.

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    Re: The one that got away....

    I have kicked myself over and over for selling my '87 Custom about 7 years ago. Never thought I'd see it again - then it turned up a few days ago at a store.

    Sadly, my guitar buying days are over for a while. It will be painful to watch it sell.
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    Re: The one that got away....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans
    I have kicked myself over and over for selling my '87 Custom about 7 years ago. Never thought I'd see it again - then it turned up a few days ago at a store.

    Sadly, my guitar buying days are over for a while. It will be painful to watch it sell.

    Oh that's just cruel.
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    Re: The one that got away....

    Ouch!
    Gear: Fender, PRS, Orange, Budda

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    Re: The one that got away....

    I regret selling all of the ones I no longer have, actually, but especially...

    Artist II, Teal Black. The thing just sang.

    NAMM McCarty Rosewood Soapbar, Violin Amber Burst, from a few years back. Another one made of unobtainium.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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    Re: The one that got away....

    I have two;

    Standard 22 Studio & PS #935 HBII

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    Re: The one that got away....

    Not to rub salt in the wound, but that is/was a sweet HBII.
    Gear: Fender, PRS, Orange, Budda

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    Re: The one that got away....

    Quote Originally Posted by slev
    Not to rub salt in the wound, but that is/was a sweet HBII.
    And a killer studio.

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    Re: The one that got away....

    1992 Custom 24 Cherry Burst, moons, still have nightmares...

    At least it was the very last to go after my 1985 ES 335 Dot, 1991 LP Custom Ltd. Colors, and my Boogie DC-5...

    Not a good time period, but working my way back
    1990 CE24 MT | 1991 CU24 | 1991 CE24 | 1992 CE24 MT
    1993 STD 24 | 1997 CE24 3pc MT | 2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar
    2011 SE Akesson | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited
    2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 S2 Mira | 2013 Hollowbody II
    2013 CU24 Swamp Ash Limited | 2014 SE Zach Myers (incoming)

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    Re: The one that got away....

    Goldie...

    I had PS #1114 for a while. That was a VERY sweet guitar, looked great, and sounded amazing. Just wish the P-90's had a bit less hum and some more picking space...

    There was one Custom 24 that I had for a while, violin amber burst, chevron, had a great top on it. I wasn't into tone much when I let that one go...
    - cyclops

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    Re: The one that got away....

    2002 Custom 22 Artist package :cry:

    Just had some nice mojo to it.
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    Re: The one that got away....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans
    I have kicked myself over and over for selling my '87 Custom about 7 years ago. Never thought I'd see it again - then it turned up a few days ago at a store.

    Sadly, my guitar buying days are over for a while. It will be painful to watch it sell.
    I got $20 on the "Get Back Hans '87 Fund"... Who's with me? It will probably only take uh, everybody to get this done! :mrgreen:
    -Jon

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    Re: The one that got away....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful Sinner
    Quote Originally Posted by Hans
    I have kicked myself over and over for selling my '87 Custom about 7 years ago. Never thought I'd see it again - then it turned up a few days ago at a store.

    Sadly, my guitar buying days are over for a while. It will be painful to watch it sell.
    I got $20 on the "Get Back Hans '87 Fund"... Who's with me? It will probably only take uh, everybody to get this done! :mrgreen:
    That's really very kind of you but I'm good. I have more killer guitars than I could have ever hoped for.
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    Re: The one that got away....

    Any one that I dont own.......got away :lol:
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    Re: The one that got away....

    I had one from my teen years (late 80's)... it was this amazing gun-metal swirl color from a guitar manufacturer that I hadn't heard of before, but I loved the guitar so much that I kept going back to the store several times a week to play. I couldn't afford it at the time, but when they finally sold it to someone else, they said "Sorry, we sold your guitar the other day."

    The way that guitar played just haunted me... I compared every guitar I played after that to the memory of how that guitar played and sounded. Years later, I started playing some other PRS guitars in the store and that familiar feel and sound came back. I bought a 20th Anniversary Standard as my first brand new PRS and have owned several other PRS models over the years.



    I have the above picture because this past St Patricks day, I walked into a tent party, looked across the room and THERE WAS THE GUITAR!



    After the band was done with their set, I talked to the guitar player(Rick), shared my story, and right down to the dates and locations... he said "Yep, that's exactly when and where I bought this guitar. It's been my #1 ever since."

    So yes, it's "the one that got away"... but running into it 25 years later, it was nice to see it still in great shape and being used to play live music. :mrgreen:

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    Re: The one that got away....

    Quote Originally Posted by themike
    Any one that I dont own.......got away :lol:
    11top? Zat you? :lol:
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    Re: The one that got away....

    Quote Originally Posted by Baimun
    So yes, it's "the one that got away"... but running into it 25 years later, it was nice to see it still in great shape and being used to play live music. :mrgreen:
    Great story, cool finish on that one.
    Gear: Fender, PRS, Orange, Budda

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    Re: The one that got away....

    91 Signature Limited Edition
    semi-hollow
    scarlet red
    california redwood top
    gold hardware
    Gibby style stop tail
    #280/300



    Sold it long ago when i was young and broke ....I want it back if anyone here has it or knows who has it....................
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    Re: The one that got away....

    There are a bunch of guitars in Indiana which I miss!

    I trade them with Markie, then he trades them with 11Top..... and then they stay in 11Tops vault!! :roll:

    Sometimes they go via Gilky.... but they all end up in Indiana!!

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    Re: The one that got away....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
    There are a bunch of guitars in Indiana which I miss!

    I trade them with Markie, then he trades them with 11Top..... and then they stay in 11Tops vault!! :roll:

    Sometimes they go via Gilky.... but they all end up in Indiana!!

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    I profess my love for Tim Walls. ops:



    The girls miss you Timmy!!! :cry:
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