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Peegoo

Doctor of Teleocity
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I had a Bernie Marsden SE for years; it was a superb guitar. I wanted less power from the pickups so I swapped out the original zebras and installed a pair of metal-covered Stooge Mac Parsons Street humbuckers. These are fantastic pickups, true to the late-50s Gibson humbucker vibe.

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I recently sold it to a coworker who was specifically looking for a MIK/WMI-era SE to round out his PRS collection. Sorry to see it go, but I wasn't playing the thing much and I knew it was going to a loving household :cool:
 

greebo830

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It's been a while since I was on here so I thought I'd update the list

Moved on to find further adventures

2001 PRS Core Standard 22

2006 CE-24 Mahogany

2016 S2 Vela

2004 SE singlecut Soapbar

2010 SE Tremonti Standard Mahogany Ltd Edition

2014 SE Tremonti Custom (Thomann Exclusive Ltd Ed - Only 60 in Whale blue)

The Current Stable

2010 SE Nick Catanese (werewolf artwork)
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2011 SE Bernie Marsden #1 (part of the original 1000 piece run)
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2011 SE Bernie Marsden #2 (part of the original 1000 piece run)
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2012 SE Bernie Marsden
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2013 SE Santana / Custom 22 Hybrid (Custom 22 pickups & wiring with hybrid hardware on SE body)
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2015 SE Zach Myers
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2016 SE Chris Robertson (part of the original Europen only run)
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KyAnne

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At the risk of being shot around here I will admit great fondness for my PRS Hollow Body I. It is an admitted break from my love of simple looking guitars but just plays so easily and it's nice on the ears.

I feel I got solid body covered for life with my Telecaster and Strat, but did find PRS solid body models I tried to be of high quality and the SE Semi-Hollow I owned was down right superb for its price.

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They are easy on the eyes too! :)
 

Peegoo

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This Custom 24 SE got unexpectedly added to my quiver about a month ago for being a good employeee and having perfect attendance at work. Gotta love perks like this.

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There's a lot of love here for the SE Bernie Marsden. I recently sold one to a pal at work who was looking for an MIK Bernie from the WMI days. It was a superb guitar, and if I didn't already have a bunch of fine players, it would've stayed here. But it was just not getting played much, so I found a new home for it.
 

Peegoo

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Here's another one from my quiver...a Fiore L1. This is the sig model for Mark Lettieri of Snarky Puppy (and other projects). 25.5" scale, chunky neck, and 7.3 lbs. Stays in perfect tune, even when wanquing away on the talent lever.

On the surface, these look like an SSH version of the Mayer Silver Sky with no pickguard, but they are two very different beasts. Neck carve/body carve are different, non-reverse headstock, swamp ash vs. alder body, two-point vibrato with heavy arm, and pretty creative switching scheme that gets a large pallette of tones.

This is a beefier-sounding guitar compared to the Mayer; a 'modern' take on the Stratocaster. I don't know if I'd call this a superstrat because it has a passive pickup circuit...but it is certainly a superb guitar.

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jays0n

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I am in (with @Peegoo) with a Fiore. Mine is 7.1 pounds. I really feel the neck is a wide/slim. I had an S2 with their “Pattern” neck which was way to fat for me. The neck on the Fiore feels more Fender like. It’s the perfect neck for me at the moment.

I actually want a CE or Core Mira but I do not think the necks would suit me as good as this.

I love the Bridge pickup on the Fiore too, in both series and parallel settings.
 

TeleTex82

Friend of Leo's
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Not mine, yet.
I’m seriously considering it.
It’s a 1996 Swamp Ash Special.
It’s got a crazy beautiful flamey neck, and sounds great.
It’s at my Wednesday day job.
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Im actually thinking about a Modern Eagle V in Swamp Ash and maple neck, a huge reason is my buddy's Swamp ash special. Though not quite the same, a very similar vibe. You should pull the trigger!
 

brookdalebill

Tele Axpert
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Austin, Tx
Im actually thinking about a Modern Eagle V in Swamp Ash and maple neck, a huge reason is my buddy's Swamp ash special. Though not quite the same, a very similar vibe. You should pull the trigger!
The guitar in question is not available just yet.
It’s owner, my old friend and employer may keep it.
I’ll know more in a couple of days.
It sounds great, and plays beautifully.
It’s also nice and quiet (hum free)
 




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