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 Post subject: NGD: another PRS...
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:14 am 
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Never even heard of a "12" top... anyway it's gorgeous :thumbs


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:17 pm 
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_xxx_ wrote:
Never even heard of a "12" top... anyway it's gorgeous :thumbs

I was kidding/joking. That it is 2 better than a 10 top, or my Marshall goes to 11.
The flame maple looks better in person. Hard to capture it in a photo.
I think they started grading the tops in the early 90's. Some of the early tops are just really nice. Before PRS started really hoarding the great stuff, for limited runs, and Private Stock stuff.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:57 am 
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It just arrived :headbang

It looks much better than I expected, the neck will need no refinish after all - the chipping on the edges is minimal and it looked much worse in the hi-res pics the seller sent me.

The wide-fat neck shape suits me much better than the regular on my Standard24. While it's the same thickness in the middle and only slightly wider at the nut, it has less shoulders and is thus much more comfy to play. Like more C-shaped than the other one, which is slightly more D-shaped in comparison. So no need to do anything, it's ready to go - just needs polishing and a new set of 9's. Looks and feels awesome, plays easier with it's current 10's than the Standard24 with 9's :thumbs

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Oops, they're multiplying! :whistle

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:14 pm 
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Beautiful drool .

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:51 pm 
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 Post subject: NGD: another PRS...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:40 pm 
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After cleaning, polishing, steel wool treatment for the frets etc. and with new set of 9's, it's absolute killer. Plays like butter and fits like a glove. Much different sound than the Standard, less "warm" and with more aggressive mids, I guess due to the maple top. I realy like the Dragon pickups. In sum the Standard sounds a bit sweeter/warmer like Santana tone, while this one has more bite and presence. Plays way better though, it may become my new #2 (because still nothing touches my GKG Illusionist with custom made neck from a local luthier).

Now I have to find some time for the four projects left... the beautiful Carvin neck from Doc will probably end up on my sunburst Pacer Imp, the US Epi Pro still needs a refinish (LOTS of sanding involved) and two other axes need some fret leveling. Too lazy right now, maybe in a few weeks during the holidays.

Oh yeah - if you ever deal with Lighthouse Sound, I can warmly recommend them. I recently posted a Valley Arts axe from one of their auctions. They're really friendly and the guy made me a really good offer with this one, I don't even dare telling you what I paid for this axe. Also answered all my questions, sent me extra pics, got his tech to check the neck etc etc. - top-notch service :thumbs


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 Post subject: NGD: another PRS...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:32 pm 
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Always look under the pickups of a PRS when you buy one.
It will tell you what the guitar is, and who signed off on it. Things like the model, color, and neck shape.
From time to time you can even find rare info. Like the guitar was made for a famous musician, PRS Employee, or even a prototype.
If you post pictures of the pickup cavities I can help you identify what you have.

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 Post subject: NGD: another PRS...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:21 am 
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Will do when I re-string it next time, thanks :yourock


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:50 pm 
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Here are the pics of the cavities. The round sticker is not visible due to flash, it says "D 9-17".

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 Post subject: NGD: another PRS...
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:23 pm 
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Cool.
CUM2F - HFIMT-BC-ND-D5
(model) Cu=Custom 22/24
(body top wood) M = Maple Top
(# of frets) 2 = 22
(top spec) F = Figured Maple
(Top Grade) - = Non Ten Top
(neck wood) H = Mahogany
(neck carve) F = pattern wide/fat
(finger board) I = East Indian Rosewood
(inlay) M = Moons
(bridge) T = Tremolo
(colors) BC = Black Cherry
(hardware) N = Nickel
(treble pickup) D =Dragon 2
(middle pickup) - = None
(neck pickup) D= Dragon 2
(electronics) 5 = 5 way rotory switch

The serial # on the back of the headstock should match what is written, or sticker, under the bridge pickup.
The word *UPGRADE* is most likely referring to the tremolo system. The stock bridge on a CST22 is the stop tail wrap around bridge.
It would have been an upgrade to get the PRS Tremolo.
OR. From time to time, after the guitar is almost finished they may decide that the top wood is a 10 top.
If there is a hand written 10 under the clear coat on the back of the headtock in the top right corner.
BE VERY CAREFUL OF FAKES AND SCAMMERS. Anyone can write 10 in that area. The 10 would ALWAYS be under the clearcoat.
On older PRS guitars there is a lot LESS info. If 70053 is the serial #. This means that this is number 70,053rd set neck electric guitar made since 1985.
Basses, bolt on guitars, amps, acoustics, and other series instruments will have differrent consecutive serial numbers.
Hope this helps.

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87 Ripley Blk
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
86 Focus 1000 Blk
84 Focus 1000 CR


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