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    NGD: 408!

    I always like to add a little bit of my thought process on my NGD's so here goes. As many of you know, I burn thru guitars. I seriously keep newspapers longer (obviously thats a joke, who has newspapers??). I would like to think I am very particular as to what I like but I think its more of a GAS issue. One guitar that I do have, and have had for about a year (which is a MAJOR accomplishment for me) is a Paul's Guitar. While there are several things I love about that guitar, one thing that stands out to me, above anything else, is it's tone. Now I'm not the type of guy who believes my tone is better than yours or that there is only one good tone but there is a tone I hear in my head that I try to achieve when I set up my amp/guitars. I believe all guitar players are that way. Look at David Grissom..perfect tone for him..not my tone, but absolutely perfect for him. All guitars players are like that, it could be a Clapton or Deville! With the Paul's guitar I can get my tone. So I decided I needed another guitar with that ability, hence the 408. I thought about another Paul's guitar, but the fundage was not there plus I was hoping that the 408 would be a bit hotter in the bridge, which it is. Anyway, I got the 408 on Wednesday and can't put it down. The pickup switching is easy (I like the toggle switches over the push/pull) and can get a plethora of very usable tones. The pattern neck feels perfect to me. Here are the specs from the MODCAT..

    Model: 408 Maple/Std Model
    Top Wood: Maple
    Frets: 22
    Top Spec: Figured Maple
    Top Grade: Ten Top
    Neck Wood: Mahogany
    Neck Carve: Pattern (Wide/Fat)
    Fingerboard Wood: Honduran Rosewood
    Inlay: 2013 Birds
    Bridge: Tremolo or 2-Piece Bridge
    Color: Armando's Amethyst
    Hardware: Nickel
    Treble Pickup: 408 or Bass
    Middle Pickup: none
    Bass Pickup: 408 or Bass
    Electronics: 408

    Not sure how I scored the Honduran RW fretoard, but I love it! Color looks great with a natural back also! On to the pics!





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    Like The Tubes sang, "She's A Beauty" play the crap out of her...board, back & headstock all complement the top nicely. The narrow vs. wide 408s in the bridge are different enough to justify...as if any of us need to justify.
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    These purple guitars are really starting to grow on me...
    -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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    That's a delicious looking purple top, 408's are amazing! Congrats!

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    That's very nice, enjoy it!
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    That is SUH-WEET!!!! Love Armando's. And I still get newspapers (two a day, like my women, except the papers are real).
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by alantig View Post
    That is SUH-WEET!!!! Love Armando's. And I still get newspapers (two a day, like my women, except the papers are real).
    Hilarious!
    "Just one more and then I promise, no more guitars honey!" - The phrase I say most to my wife

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    Very nice!

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    Beauty!

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    very cool color
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy474x View Post
    These purple guitars are really starting to grow on me...
    My thought exactly...

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    Oh man...You scored BIG
    Congrats

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    Love it! PURPLE! If my heart wasn't set on a hollowbody I'd be looking for a 408 like yours.

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    That is an amazing top, and the color really pulls it out. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustRob View Post
    Love it! PURPLE! If my heart wasn't set on a hollowbody I'd be looking for a 408 like yours.
    Umm. Get two!

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    Absolutely beautiful, enjoy it!!!
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Drool, gas and need.....
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    That is nice! Gorgeous top!

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    Beautiful! That is one of my favorites of all the different PRS purples over the years. My very first PRS I ordered in purple.

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