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    Been SWAMPED this week...

    2013 PRS Experience CU24 Swamp Ash Limited. We can bash GC all we want, but this showed up, price was decent and I snatched her up. I have ZERO impulse control...









    and yes from what I can tell, she was the poster child:



    http://www.prsguitars.com/swampashcu...ted/index.php#

    Sound-wise, I am VERY happy - CEs being my perennial favorite, all of that lovely swamp ash and maple make this a very lively guitar. It retains much of the spark that I enjoy with my HFS/VB CEs, but the 57/08s are obviously more defined. The singles combined with the buckers in 2 & 4 I am sure contribute significantly toward filling things out as well. And I absolutely LOVE the feel of the neck on this, it is my first PRS maple neck and my first pattern thin.
    1990, 91, 92 & 94 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 CU24 | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow
    2015 S2 Vela | 2015 PS #5583 Paul's Guitar

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    Wow, nice one!!! Haven't seen a lot of those.
    -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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    Congrats! Looks awesome.

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    Here you go Carl, thought you might want to see a couple shots of it in action!




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    How did it end up at GC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Beneke View Post
    How did it end up at GC?
    It was a trade in, found it during my daily internet exploits.

    Quote Originally Posted by andy474x View Post
    Wow, nice one!!! Haven't seen a lot of those.
    I think there were 30 made altogether, read somewhere that 15 were available domestically. I honestly thought it was a joke when I saw the pic on the GC used site. I thought it was a double-joke when I looked up the PRS website page on it and it looked like the same damn guitar. I knew I was done at that point.

    BTW Brian thanks for the pics - that is indeed her - your sticker is on the back of the hang tag, and your XPRS13 product pass is also still in the case
    1990, 91, 92 & 94 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 CU24 | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow
    2015 S2 Vela | 2015 PS #5583 Paul's Guitar

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    Bangin'!

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    Awesome.
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    congratulations. Friggin beautiful. I wanted to bring one home with me but the little woman had other thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CantankerousCarl View Post
    2013 PRS Experience CU24 Swamp Ash Limited. We can bash GC all we want, but this showed up, price was decent and I snatched her up. I have ZERO impulse control...


    Sound-wise, I am VERY happy - CEs being my perennial favorite, all of that lovely swamp ash and maple make this a very lively guitar. It retains much of the spark that I enjoy with my HFS/VB CEs, but the 57/08s are obviously more defined. The singles combined with the buckers in 2 & 4 I am sure contribute significantly toward filling things out as well. And I absolutely LOVE the feel of the neck on this, it is my first PRS maple neck and my first pattern thin.

    I really do love your style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbs7duke View Post
    I really do love your style.
    Why thanks...

    In reading my quote, I do realize that I meant to write that it was my first "NEW-SCHOOL" PRS maple neck or something to that affect. All of my CE's have WT maple necks (obviously) & rosewood boards. This one, in all of it's lovely front and back flaminess, is my first one with a maple board, and is also unfinished (or finished below the surface or whatever they call it) and feels amazing...similarly addictive to my 408 Brazzy.

    The Pattern Thin feels less different to the WT than the Pattern feels to the WF. You could probably blindfold my hands between a PT/WT and they would not notice. With the Pattern you can definitely feel a bit more of a "V" which I do like.
    1990, 91, 92 & 94 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 CU24 | 2013 XPRS 408 Semi-Hollow
    2015 S2 Vela | 2015 PS #5583 Paul's Guitar

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    Holy Balls that is beautiful!

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    An excellent example of how nice a swamp ash can be.

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    That's a nice plank right thar!!!

    Yeah, the finished below the surface necks are KILLER. My Brent Mason sig has it as well. Really makes you feel connected with the guitar when you're playing IMO.

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    Beautious. An impulse buy at a GC when I was pickup up strings was what got me started on PRS in the first place...

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    AWESOMENESS.
    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian G View Post
    Here you go Carl, thought you might want to see a couple shots of it in action!



    I remember those very well. Thankfully I have a little bit of impulse control

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    I love those maple neck/fretboard PRS's. Hope to own one someday

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    That is one of the coolest, badass guitars I have ever seen! Very nice!

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