#1
Hello!

After waiting for 4 Months i finally got the PRS i ordered, although not exactly what i initially wanted...

Short Version:
Its ballsbreaking fantastic, go get one!

Long Version:
Last christmas i gave up an order, the very next day the shop said: Okay! It was for a PRS 408, unfortunately the one i wanted (10 Top McCarty Tobacco Sunburst + Trem) wasn't in stock. They said it would take 2 Months to make it and I thought well, since this is the biggest thing i've ever bought might as well go all out and wait for it. After roughly 4 Months and many Mails PRS finally answered to the shop about the status of my order. Well... even though PRS "confirmed" to the shop that the order was in, it seems that it got "lost" in the system...

At that point they offered to place me at the front of the queue, it would have taken another 6 weeks for them to make the 408. Or i could pick out any 408 in my price class that was lying around at the PRS Factory (and the Store), i even checked out some of the new "Paul's Guitar" but none of them really screamed: "IM THE ONE!"

But then i saw the ME Quatro and... well ive decided whithin seconds "thats the one". Since i got her last Week i havent spent a single thought on the 408, ive almost forgotten about my initial order but anyway on to some of the Specs:

Charcoal Burst (Artist Grade Flame Top)
Select East Indian Rosewood Neck and Bound Fretboard
Pattern Neck & Cocobolo Headstock Overlay
25" Scale, PRS 53/10 Pickups, 22 Frets

The neck is just to DIE for, i can say that i got some pretty decent guitars that i love and always like to pick up. Especially after a while of ignoring them and then be suprised by how good they feel when i pick them up again. But the Quatro just blasts them out of the water and straight into the sun, its almost unfair. I might still be in the "Honey Moon" spirit but ive never bought a guitar that instantly felt like ive been playing it for the last 50 years.

The 53/10 Pickups are very responsive, almost too responsive revealing every mistake i make. With most guitars i can have the strings "slightly" out of tune (after not tuning for a week for example) and not notice it in an "annoying way" unless i go look for it or tune it. But the Quatro is very unforgiving, every note rings so clear that you will notice the tiniest bit of tuning that is off especially on chords.

The PRS Trem is a first for me, my only other US PRS (2001 Custom22) has a stoptail and i was a little worried that the sustain might not reach to the level of the Custom22. I was wrong! Its fantastic and i dont know what sort of wizardy is working here but i can dive bomb and wiggle thing around like a maniac and its still in tune.

Now im gonna shut up my ramblings and on to some tasty pictures:










And a shot of both PRS side by side:

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Last edited by pxoint at May 5, 2013,
#2
And some more pics:







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#3
Absolutely beautiful. Congrats!
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#4
HNGD

That looks really awesome and the case is pretty beautiful too
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#7
Would.
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#9
Just the case gave me shivers - that top made my nose bleed.
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#11
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#12
Damn, that looks very... playable. One question though, looking at the neck I was surprised to see how big and blocky that neck joint is. With those deep cutaways and that many frets clear of the body, you'd think they'd be easy to reach, but that joint looks a bit strange.

How does it feel to play that high up on the neck? Maybe it looks more uncomfortable than it really is.
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#13
oh my god that flame
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#14
Quote by LeakyFlask
Damn, that looks very... playable. One question though, looking at the neck I was surprised to see how big and blocky that neck joint is. With those deep cutaways and that many frets clear of the body, you'd think they'd be easy to reach, but that joint looks a bit strange.

How does it feel to play that high up on the neck? Maybe it looks more uncomfortable than it really is.

I've always heard that as a common complaint about PRS as well. I'd be interested to see how OP feels.
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#15
Quote by LeakyFlask
Damn, that looks very... playable. One question though, looking at the neck I was surprised to see how big and blocky that neck joint is. With those deep cutaways and that many frets clear of the body, you'd think they'd be easy to reach, but that joint looks a bit strange.

How does it feel to play that high up on the neck? Maybe it looks more uncomfortable than it really is.


Well i would say its "okay to good" better than on a Standard Strat and maybe also an American Deluxe were the corner is cut off (never palyed one though, just guessing). Heres a pic of the Quatro next to a American Vintage 62 Strat:


As you can see its roughly the same spacing, a bit more finger friendly on the PRS though (the block isnt so deep which helps your hand to wrap around the neck)

Im pretty sure all PRS guitars have that joint, except for the bolt-on necks and the very old models who had a smaller block if im not mistaken, never tried those though. There are certenly better guitars when it comes to fret access!

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#16
That's looking sweet...
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#19
I stared so much at those pictures now my eyes are all red. Thank you very much.
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#21
I thought that my GAS was on hiatus after my new haul. Now it's back in full swing. HNGD!! Looks amazing.
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#22
1. Beautiful PRS you have there.

2. I think you will be very pleased with both the ME4 and especially the 53/10 pickups. I owned one of the Signature Limited model with the 408's in it. I much preferred a model with 53/10's. Be happy you never got the 408.

3. The whole neck heel thing is BS in my opinion. A dipshit guitar manufacturer out of Vegas started the whole "Heel from Hell" crap. I cannot recall a single PRS owner ever having an issue with it, and I know many.

Congrats!!
Last edited by thehikingdude at May 6, 2013,
#24
Quote by thehikingdude

3. The whole neck heel thing is BS in my opinion. A dipshit guitar manufacturer out of Vegas started the whole "Heel from Hell" crap. I cannot recall a single PRS owner ever having an issue with it, and I know many.


This. You are so right. I have owned 3 us PRS guitars and i have never had any issues with it.
#25
Simply Stunning!

+1 will the above. PRS neck to body access is a non issue.
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#27
never got on with PRS's but damn that looks great
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#28
Thanks a lot all you guys!

Quote by desperatechris
This. You are so right. I have owned 3 us PRS guitars and i have never had any issues with it.


I totally agree, if i would have had a serious issue with that heel i woudnt have spent that kind of money

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#29
I came. Good god that thing is beautiful
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#31
Hot damn! What a gorgeous guitar. Jizz everywhere. I know what guitar I'm getting next..

I own a PRS SE myself (not that it compares at all to TS' ME Quattro), and I have never had an issue with the heel. I have to stretch a touch to get to the 24th fret, but most people don't play that high up for very long, I think.
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#32
sweet guitar , well worth the wait !! ...... when I'm ready to purchase a "set kneck" guitar it will be a PRS !! .... have you had a chance to weigh it yet ??
#35
Quote by Fumble fingers
sweet guitar , well worth the wait !! ...... when I'm ready to purchase a "set kneck" guitar it will be a PRS !! .... have you had a chance to weigh it yet ??


I dont have a weight gauge at home, but the shop were i bought it from weighted it at 8.38 lbs.

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#36
Yeah, I'm sure the joint isn't really much of an issue, it looks to be more accessible than your average strat anyhow, it just caught me off guard a bit.
It's funny, usually I'm not crazy about the appearance of PRS guitars, and usually I'm not crazy about dark finishes, and usually I'm not crazy about very intensely figured maple, but somehow your guitar has hypnotized me. That is one pretty immaculate looking instrument.

Quote by thehikingdude

3. The whole neck heel thing is BS in my opinion. A dipshit guitar manufacturer out of Vegas started the whole "Heel from Hell" crap. I cannot recall a single PRS owner ever having an issue with it, and I know many.

Ah yes, I remember this as well. It was Ed Roman who started the "Heel from Hell" smear campaign supposedly after having lost his PRS dealership license for making unauthorized alterations to the guitars, thus only being able to sell old, used guitars from PRS.
He also had this idea that 24 fret guitars were harmonically and tonally superior to 22-and-down fret guitars. Crazy old sod, Ed, died a couple years back but his shop lingers on.
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#38
Insanely gorgeous. Absolutely fantastic. Definitely jaw-dropping.

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