#1
At the shop I work in, we've got one of these beauty's, and I reckon that if I'm given enough shifts at work this summer, I'll have enough money for it, with the justification that along with learning to drive next year and more focus on college and stuff, that if I don't get it now, then I won't be able to get the money together for at least maybe 2 years from now.

Does anyone have any experience with these guitars? If so, I've noticed that on the higher end PRS models, a few people have complained that the pickups are a bit...iffy, can anyone shed any light on this?
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#2
The custom 24 is perfect, haha :p but I've heard that the custom 22 has bad pickups
#3
its a PRS its automatically sex made of mahogany. if you can get it, get it. they play very very well, they are the best made guitars IMO and they are extremely versatile.
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The custom 24 is perfect, haha :p but I've heard that the custom 22 has bad pickups


no, it doesnt
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#5
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The custom 24 is perfect, haha :p but I've heard that the custom 22 has bad pickups



Hmm, well luckily this one is a 24, although it's a standard, not custom, so considering PRS's aren't my speciality, I'm going to guess that the difference is similar to that between say, an LP Standard and Custom?
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im not familiar with the standard models. are they set neck or bolt on. as for custom 24 and 22. these are worth every penny. the pickups are way surperior in everyway compare to gibson and fender and other brands. not to mention some models have the 5 way rotary switch which allow you to pull out any les paul and strat's tone easily.
#7
^ Standards are set neck. CE's are the ones that are bolt on.

The only difference I've been able to find between the Standards and the Customs are the (admittedly stunning) maple top and glossy finish. Some customs have other nicer features like 10 tops or ebony fretboards, but they're usually purely aesthetic and cost quite a bit.

I wouldn't recommend getting one of the anniversary models because you're paying a $600 premium for a colorful maple top and because it's limited edition, which doesn't really matter unless you're planning on not playing it and selling it later on. Plus I'm pretty sure you don't get the option of a rotary dial on them as well. If you're looking for the best value I would suggest just getting a regular standard, unless you really find the satin finish too boring.
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Quote by T!AN
^ Standards are set neck. CE's are the ones that are bolt on.

The only difference I've been able to find between the Standards and the Customs are the (admittedly stunning) maple top and glossy finish. Some customs have other nicer features like 10 tops or ebony fretboards, but they're usually purely aesthetic and cost quite a bit.

I wouldn't recommend getting one of the anniversary models because you're paying a $600 premium for a colorful maple top and because it's limited edition, which doesn't really matter unless you're planning on not playing it and selling it later on. Plus I'm pretty sure you don't get the option of a rotary dial on them as well. If you're looking for the best value I would suggest just getting a regular standard, unless you really find the satin finish too boring.



Well, the place that I'm getting it from, it's £1500, which is actually better value than most of the other PRS's there anyway, plus I prefer then satin finish on it.

This is the one I'm looking at: http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/page/shop/flypage/product_id/12818
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#9
Pickups are a matter of preference. I happen to like PRS pickups, but they do have a fairly distinct sound.
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#10
PRS through a Valveking is all kinds of wrong, if you're going to spend that kind of money buy a nicer amp first.
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PRS through a Valveking is all kinds of wrong, if you're going to spend that kind of money buy a nicer amp first.



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#12
The Standard is like the Custom, just without the cool maple top. But all the rest is exactly the same.

Don't worry about the pickups: the HFS/Vintage one the 24 are awesome for everything, and the Dragon II on the 22 the same, just with a more vintage character. None of them are bad pickups: in fact, they're much better than most pickups on the market (unless you go custom).

So man, congratulations and get it.
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