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    July 300

    Hello,

    I recently purchased my first PRS guitar, a 2010 custom 22 with 10-top and Starla pickups. It was apparently a guitar that had been bouncing around GC for a while and I was very lucky to come upon it when the price was marked way down. When I brought it home, I found a letter with the documentation, describing my guitar as part of the "July 300." Can anyone tell me any more about what that means -- is it a true distinction, what kinds of guitars were in that group, etc.? I love the guitar regardless; just curious about its "pedigree."

    thanks,

    Gordon


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    That top is WOW! Really like the color and the birds. Don't see those pups too often.
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    Those look like Starla pups?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    Those look like Starla pups?
    im still new to this, so don't know one pup from the next, but that's what it says on the tag:

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    Definitely a unique combination, cool looking axe!
    -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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    Oh, and it's an 09, not a 2010. Oops

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    Sweet!

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    Your guitar should have a matching maple headstock veneer. I have the same model, but I ended up putting a set of 59/09's in it. The Starlas are too bright for my ham-fisted playing style, but in the right hands, they are amazing.

    The July 300 was a package deal of various guitars and models. As part of the package, each guitar received a letter as an extra COA.

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    Sorry, I don't have anything on the July 300 deal, but that is a beautiful top! Can you post the July 300 documentation?

    EDIT: Never mind. Shawn in da HOUSE!

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    Junior Member ghochan's Avatar
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    Thanks for the replies!

    Yes, Shawn, it does have the matching maple headstock veneer. I guess my eyes spend too much time admiring her body to get up that high. Now I'm imagining the guitar saying to me, "Hey, I'm up here."

    I don't yet know a lot about different pick-ups, as this is my first "big boy" electric guitar. It is just in such a completely different universe from the $140 no-name axe I bought to learn on that I'm in heaven right now. Maybe some day, my ear will become educated enough to know what a different set of pick ups will do, but for now it's all good!

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    THe "July 300" was a group of 300 guitars that GC received that were hand picked by PRSH and GC. They should all be absolutely outstanding....I know mine was!!! I still kick myself that I let it go in a trade deal. Here is a copy of the letter explaining it....

    Last edited by RedRider; 12-17-2013 at 06:58 AM.

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