Unexpected NGD

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Blue333, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Blue333

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    I've been looking to get my hands on a Japanese Gretsch Jet since about 5 minutes after I learned my first chord, but I haven't had any luck finding a store close to me to try one. So, Friday I was off work and wandered into one of the two non-GC music stores here in Corpus Christi. I asked about the Gretsch, and of course, they didn't have one. Played an Electromatic that was fine, but just wasn't the one.

    The guy helping me was awesome and pulled down a Les Paul with robo-tuners and I tried it out. I didn't like very much about it, as I have small, sausage-y fingers and that neck was not for me. Then he pulled down another Las Paul that was super-light. He said it was hollow with a center block, and it didn't have any f-holes. It was made in Memphis. It was super sweet, but $3,500 is both well beyond my ability and only slightly less out of my price range.

    Then he asked if I had ever played a PRS. I had not, and I never had any interest. He pulled down a McCarty that I liked, but was even more expensive than the Les Paul.

    To bring this long, rambling post to a close, he handed me a PRS S2 Singlecut that was, for lack of better explanation, the one. It sounded loud and clear and sweet unplugged, and was even better plugged in. The neck just feels "right". I never really considered a PRS as an option before, but it was probably the first guitar I've ever played that I understood what people meant when they said that you'll know the right guitar when you find it.

    Anyway, pictures below. 1103191124a.jpg 1103191124a.jpg 1103191125.jpg 1103191124a.jpg 1103191125.jpg 1103191124b.jpg 1103191125a.jpg
     
  2. Grateful Ape

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    Those can be really nice.

    Those 'special' guitars can be almost anything, in any price range.
     
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    Very nice, congrats!
     
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    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    When you find the right one, it will speak to you ... And it will say ... Buy me ... Now ... Or regret it forever ...
     
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    Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Nice! I bet that was a great feeling taking that home
     
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    Congrats on your score! Unexpected NGD is always heaps better than unexpected GAS.
     
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    Me gusta!
     
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  10. TeleTex82

    TeleTex82 Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats! Great guitar, and one of the best values around. Say what you will about Paul Reed Smith, the guy puts out quality guitars, is always trying to get better, and stands by his work.
     
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    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    I like that understated finish: all business. :cool:

    Sometimes you just know.....
     
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    John C Friend of Leo's

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    Nice one! The PRS S2 Standards are such a great deal, particularly the satin finish ones. I know what you mean about the neck - the S2s have what PRS calls their "Pattern Regular" neck - it's something like 1.656" wide, .840" deep at the 1st fret and 25" scale. I have an S2 Vela model; I have found it to be a nice, comfortable neck carve. It was actually the original production PRS neck shape back in 1985, something in-between a Fender and a Gibson neck shape.
     
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    Thanks for all the well wishes. It was pretty cool to actually experience finding "that" guitar. I've read about people saying you know when you find the one, but actually finding it was pretty sweet.
     
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    That's the best feeling. Congrats!

    I kind of experienced the same when I played a used Mira at GC. Man that thing wanted to go home with me. Unfortunately it was not in my budget, though.
     
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    This becomes expensive when most the guitars I touch say this

    So I try not to pick up guitars out of my means


    And to the op those prs’s are a great bang for the price made here in Maryland also
     
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  16. Dan German

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    I have played those in the store a few times, and was tempted. They always felt so well put together. If they made one with single coils, I might have had trouble leaving it behind.
     
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