I love bird inlays...

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  1. FenderLover

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    Love the birds on my McCarty Hollowbody II. My lightest guitar of 12 electrics. My next PRS will definitely have the solid Rosewood neck.
     
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    Get 'em on fleaBay, stick them on and be happy. IMG_2947.JPG
     
  3. gypsy jim

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    I think, years ago, I saw one of the very first PRS guitars. It had birds. It was being played by a guy in a band called the Cherry People. This was in D.C., early 70's, at a place called the Bayou. Many beers and a long time ago so I could be wrong.
     
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    My two cents, I seem unable to avoid the PRS love / hate that is taking over this board. They are just, for me, the most comfortable and best playing instruments I have ever touched. They take everything I love about Gibsons (except the mojo) and fine-tune it into something that works just perfectly for me, or at least is the best I have ever seen. If I had a million bucks to design a guitar I would make sure the neck was precisely the same spec as my Korean-made SE One. The two PRS that I own are both plain-jane as can be, and that's cool with me too, but I would love to own a CE-22 and a McCarty one day. If they ever make a CE-22 in HSS I will start saving the pennies.
    The birds are a lovely example of old fashioned inlay work. Don't be a hater.
     
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    I once inlaid dinosaurs in a 63ish Strat...
     
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    You do realize, of course, that you will have to deal with the carnage when the angry mob hears about that... :lol:
     
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    Love my AVRI Strat, my MIM 69 Thinline, love my 2004 Custom 24 with 'boids'. I'd no longer get this for $2200 Australian. PRS US-made guitars have gone up. Standard coil split, fitted TBX - can do anything short of vintage.

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    I'm okay with the birds, not big on the rococo figured tops. I tend to be drawn to the Mira/Vela/S2 wood grain or solid colors. I doubt I'll ever buy one because I think I'm at or near the end of my electric guitar purchasing journey and there are so many untried guitars out there still, but who knows?

    As for inlays, I lean more towards space themes...
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    The PRS model I've always kinda wanted: The David Grissom Trem (DGT). Alas, no birds on board (pun intended):

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    That's okay...we painted it Emerald Green Metallic while we were at it. We called it the Lizardcaster.

    By now it has probably been "cleaned up" and offered as an 8.5/10 guitar.

    :)
     
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    Those same 80's adds caught my eye, as well. Anything that wasn't Fender, Gibson, or pointy. Different, and classy. BTW, I've had a thing for the birds, ever since, as well.
     
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    Here’s my new Holcomb SIG it’s an animal.honestly can’t beat PRS they have so much to offer for the price paid.

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    The abalone birds look fine on US-built PRS, but not the cheesy plastic ones on the SE models. Should have stuck with plain dots on those imo. Generally I'm not a fan of fancy inlay, but I do like Patrick Eggle's 'falling leaves'.
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  15. Paul Jenkin

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    I like them as well. First PRS I saw in action was in Carlos Santana's hands - then, like the OP, Alex Lifeson's. Two of my favourite guitarists, so I gots to have one, right? Right?

    Move on a few (many) years when I start to play the guitar and I'm also a fan of Mark Tremonti (another PRS player) and his single cutaway 2017 model is on offer - so I grabbed it and still enjoy playing it.

    The "birds" are a nice feature, IMO, though I know there's some who regard PRS's as the "Devil's Own". Each to their own, as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    I would have bought this PRS DGT with or without birds.

    The local guy who sold it to me made me such an amazing cash deal on it, that I couldn't pass it up.

    I'm not super crazy about the color either, but it sounds and plays amazing, so I can accept the guitar like it is.

    My '09 PRS DGT Sunburst 10-Top:

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    I like nice bird inlays too--in fact, I generally appreciate just really nice inlay work of most any kind.

    However... On Fenders, I only want simple dots. And I strongly prefer clay dots on Fender rosewood boards, not pearl style. On maple, just black dots.
     
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    I think I probably still have just about every issue, from the mid-80s to the very early 90s. I haven’t really looked at them in at least twenty years - they’re stuck in a box out in the shop. I used to love getting those magazines every month. Memories.
     
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    I've got the "Absolute Junior" - the PRS SE ONE - Korina with Birds and Binding plus a wrap around Bridge and a single Soapbar with a Volume Knob. Through a Dry Fender Amp one can get The Son Seals Tone plus a whole lot more too. The One comes with the "wide fat" neck which is '59 style and it's a joy to play. They're discontinued and the bound neck ONE was only briefly available.
     
  20. knopflerfan

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    Really like the outline birds - got a chance to play a maple fretboard PRS with outline birds that matched the body color at Sam Ash. If I would have had the $$$$, it would still be mine!
     
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