Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 27

Thread: NGD - Custom 24 Charcoal Quilt!!

  1. #1

    NGD - Custom 24 Charcoal Quilt!!

    I love this guitar and the charcoal quilt! You wouldn't expect from the photos, but there are brown streaks from the wood grain that show up at various spots throughout the guitar. Everytime I look at it, I see something new. It almost looks 3D.

    The best way I can describe the 57/08's are that they are warm, fat, but not muddy at all. Harmonic overtones jump out all over the place with these pickups, they really do have a great, complex tone. They clean up nice, and respond drastically do tone/volume adjustments. They could be a little hotter for my taste though, pinch harmonics take a little more work and they don't jump off the strings like they do with hotter pickups (I'm used to Dragon I's that are in my CE24 I'm trying to sell). I'd LOVE to give the 59/09's a shot, but I we'll see if they're hot enough. I currently have some Tremonti's that I want to drop in because I like hotter pickups, but now that I've heard the 57/08's first hand, I'm not sure I'm going to like the Tremonti's because I expect to lose those overtones. If I lose the overtones with the Tremonti's, I might sell everything and buy 59/09's.

    The only bad thing is that it arrived with a small scuff on the front of the headstock... my fingernail doesn't catch it - so it might buff out. Do you guys have any suggestions??? See the last photo.










  2. #2
    Senior Member sergiodeblanc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Downers Grove Il.
    Posts
    8,043
    Bangin'!

  3. #3
    Occasionally Onery Member CantankerousCarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,129
    Great looking guitar there JRod! Congratulations!
    1990, 91, & 92 CE24s | 1991 CU24 | 2000 CU22 Semi-Hollow | 2004 & 05 SE EGs
    2008 SE Semi-Hollow Soapbar | 2011 CU24 GC Throwback | 2012 Signature Limited x2
    2013 408 Brazilian | 2013 Paul's Guitar | 2013 Hollowbody II | 2013 CU24
    2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow | 2014 CU24 Semi-Hollow | 2015 S2 Vela

  4. #4
    pm

  5. #5
    Gorgeous! I think that little scuff will buff out easily.
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

    Website: http://www.elfxi.com

  6. #6
    My name be scrambled ElrytNamrogo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    496
    I love that quilt....almost seems a bit under-stated and subtle. While I dig big, highly-figured, Private Stock quilts, I have really come to appreciate the more simple tops. It really looks great with that charcoal finish, too. Congrats!!!!
    --Tyler G--
    2012 PRS Custom 24
    - Burnt Maple Leaf 10-top
    2008 PRS Custom 22 - Santana Yellow - Rosewood Neck - 10-top
    PRS SE Singlecut Trem - Tobacco Sunburst -Grover Locking Tuners - Bareknuckle Rebel Yells - Push/Pull Volume and Tone - Graphtech Self Lubricating nut

  7. #7
    DEEPER STRIATIONS markie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,271
    Man, That is very cool ...................... I like it!
    Fanboy of the Jester (AKA) James (Previously known as 11top)

  8. #8
    Senior Member sleary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,562
    I didn't want to look at the pics, yes that's the honest truth. Cu24 ,want bad and love charcoal.....I was sure not disappointed, it's probably one of the nicest I've seen.
    2013 PRS DGT,2011 PRS CU24, 2015 Esp Ltd Ironcorss, 2015 Ibanez RG 2550E
    1988 Washburn G1V
    Orange TH30 . Saxon 2x12 cabinet

  9. #9
    Happy Egads's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Boulder, CO
    Posts
    2,584
    Awesome top! Congrats.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by ElrytNamrogo View Post
    I love that quilt....almost seems a bit under-stated and subtle. While I dig big, highly-figured, Private Stock quilts, I have really come to appreciate the more simple tops. It really looks great with that charcoal finish, too. Congrats!!!!
    Thanks man! IMO, this should be a 10 top, but the quilt pattern probably isn't up to their standards for 10 tops. I don't care though, because I love it.

    Crazy turn of events that led me to getting this guitar... long story short - GC owed me, and gave me a huge discount - I have no bad words to say about the guys that I worked with. Once I realized how much of a discount they were giving, a new CU24 became within my price range. Once I thought it through, this was the only CU24 that wasn't a 10 top that I couldn't get out of my head. I had to have it!

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by ElrytNamrogo View Post
    I love that quilt....almost seems a bit under-stated and subtle. While I dig big, highly-figured, Private Stock quilts, I have really come to appreciate the more simple tops. It really looks great with that charcoal finish, too. Congrats!!!!
    Thanks! Your description is pretty much exactly what I was thinking when I first saw it. The more I looked at it, the more it grew on me. And in person, it has even more character - the photos don't do it justice. I'm not a fan of plain tops, and I don't like huge pillowy quilts, or zebra striped flame tops - This top is almost a mix between quilt and flame. It's the unique top I've always hoped I'd find!

    This guitar is 'the one'. I probably will never buy another brand new PRS - I'm speaking from my wallet (and for my wife), lol.

  12. #12
    Almost was a FG22 owner.. WEDGE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Too close to the casinos in CT.........
    Posts
    2,047
    Charcoal rocks.
    ​Secretary of Crackwood Addiction

  13. #13
    Senior Member toothace's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Manchester, CT
    Posts
    1,295
    awesome guitar!

  14. #14
    My name be scrambled ElrytNamrogo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    496
    Quote Originally Posted by JRod4928 View Post
    Thanks man! IMO, this should be a 10 top, but the quilt pattern probably isn't up to their standards for 10 tops. I don't care though, because I love it.
    I couldn't agree with you more!!! In the end, it's more about what speaks to you as an individual. I've seen many SE's with phenomenal tops, as well....so the number "10" is kind of subjective, really. My two ended up being 10 tops, but it wasn't necessarily a must for me. I was just looking for what really pleased my eye. Again, well done, sir....you definitely scored on that one.
    --Tyler G--
    2012 PRS Custom 24
    - Burnt Maple Leaf 10-top
    2008 PRS Custom 22 - Santana Yellow - Rosewood Neck - 10-top
    PRS SE Singlecut Trem - Tobacco Sunburst -Grover Locking Tuners - Bareknuckle Rebel Yells - Push/Pull Volume and Tone - Graphtech Self Lubricating nut

  15. #15
    Senior Member g.wizz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Lebanon
    Posts
    612
    I'm a sucker for blue colored PRS guitar and the charcoal is my second choice
    But this one ? DAAAAAANG BRO
    Awesome color on a killer top.....
    congrats,enjoy her to the max

  16. #16
    Angry Southern Gentleman Hopeful Sinner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,465
    She's gorgeous!!! I dig it...

  17. #17
    Senior Member VHTStark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Edmonton Alberta Canada
    Posts
    425
    Charcoal is one of my favorites! Sexy new axe!

  18. #18
    Senior Member 11top's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    2,044
    Nice bookmatcher!
    Sh*tter's full

  19. #19
    ...a TWISTED SISTER pin?! HANGAR18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    919
    That guitar looks really great but is that actually graded as a quilt? Just wondering if anyone knows what criteria determines the "quilt" designation.
    MEGADETH - METALLICA - JUDAS PRIEST - IRON MAIDEN - SLAYER - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - TED NUGENT - AC/DC - TWISTED SISTER - KISS - CHEAP TRICK - ZZ TOP - ALICE COOPER

  20. #20
    It is graded as a quilt on the tag. What would you call it?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •