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9:48 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #1

Paul Reed Smith P24 Trem. (P = piezo equipped; 24 = 24 frets; trem = PRS tremolo bridge). Livingston Lemondrop "10 top" flame maple. One piece mahogany back, set mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and headstock overlay. PRS 57/08 (PAF style) pickups - vintage, lowish gain. Master volume, tone, 5 way mag pickup selector (incl. coil tap options), piezo 3 way mini-toggle and peizo/magnetic pickup blend pot.

Looks and sounds incredible.




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9:53 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #2

I don't really know anything about guitars.

Why has it got pictures of birds on it?

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9:57 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #3

dannyno @ Mar 11 2014, 09:53 AM wrote: I don't really know anything about guitars.

Why has it got pictures of birds on it?

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They are fret markers. PRS has the birds as its signature look, other makers use dots or block inlays or triangles.
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10:07 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #4

Posh! I always like that 'quilted maple' finish, I have a faux-Les Paul that is similar but more orangey. The birds are great...
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10:14 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #5

Conway @ Mar 11 2014, 09:57 AM wrote:
dannyno @ Mar 11 2014, 09:53 AM wrote: I don't really know anything about guitars.

Why has it got pictures of birds on it?

Dan
They are fret markers. PRS has the birds as its signature look, other makers use dots or block inlays or triangles.
Not the best photo, but here's a close-up. The birds are abalone shell centres with mother-of-pearl around the outside.

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Keeping the vocalist away from fiddling with our knobs since 1998! Hup!
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10:20 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #6

flickeringlexicon @ Mar 11 2014, 10:07 AM wrote:Posh! I always like that 'quilted maple' finish, I have a faux-Les Paul that is similar but more orangey. The birds are great...
Cheers. The P24 is flame maple. This one is a quilt maple top:



10 top PRS Custom 22 hardtail.
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10:24 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #7

I see... maybe mine is flamed and not quilted then. I'll try and take a pic and post it here later for comparison. It's one of those 80's knock-offs where, instead of putting a name on the headstock that you've never heard of before, they just leave it entirely blank! :o
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10:27 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #8

beautiful looking guitar.

Didn't fancy an SG then?
hello hello this is monkey wrench.......
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10:32 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #9

Hanley Played a Fender P @ Mar 10 2014, 02:27 PM wrote: Didn't fancy an SG then?
The ugliest guitar ever designed....
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10:35 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #10

flickeringlexicon @ Mar 10 2014, 10:32 PM wrote:
Hanley Played a Fender P @ Mar 10 2014, 02:27 PM wrote: Didn't fancy an SG then?
The ugliest guitar ever designed....
Alright, a Les then.

Every man loves a Les.
hello hello this is monkey wrench.......
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10:37 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #11

Hanley Played a Fender P @ Mar 11 2014, 10:27 AM wrote: beautiful looking guitar.

Didn't fancy an SG then?
Have played SGs, not really a fan of them. Lower string tension due to the shorter scale neck and the standard pickups seem too harsh and trebly.
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10:40 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #12

Hanley Played a Fender P @ Mar 11 2014, 10:35 AM wrote:
flickeringlexicon @ Mar 10 2014, 10:32 PM wrote:
Hanley Played a Fender P @ Mar 10 2014, 02:27 PM wrote: Didn't fancy an SG then?
The ugliest guitar ever designed....
Alright, a Les then.

Every man loves a Les.
I've had a couple of Les Pauls over the years. Sold one to buy this fella, actually. The problem with Les Pauls is they're too frickin' heavy, even the modern weight-relieved ones.
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10:41 PM - Mar 10, 2014 #13

Conway @ Mar 10 2014, 02:37 PM wrote:
Hanley Played a Fender P @ Mar 11 2014, 10:27 AM wrote: beautiful looking guitar.

Didn't fancy an SG then?
Have played SGs, not really a fan of them. Lower string tension due to the shorter scale neck and the standard pickups seem too harsh and trebly.
Zappa's early tone sounds like he's playing through a tin can. The only people I ever heard who could make an SG sound good were Townshend (by turning it up to deafening volume), Duane Allman and Robbie Krieger. And maybe ANGUS. :D

@ HanleyFP: I do love a Les P. And most Fenders, which I should think you like too, considering your screen name... :)
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8:02 AM - Mar 11, 2014 #14

that's a nice thing.
making hay with the high NZ dollar?
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11:48 AM - Mar 11, 2014 #15

Never like les pauls

Or SG's

Fender all the way.
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2:23 PM - Mar 11, 2014 #16

But does it trim the hedges? -_-
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11:03 PM - Mar 11, 2014 #17

Divvey @ Mar 11 2014, 08:02 PM wrote: that's a nice thing.
making hay with the high NZ dollar?
Yes indeed! :thumbsup:

It also helps to know people in the industry who can deal directly with PRS is the States and buy for a very good price.
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11:05 PM - Mar 11, 2014 #18

delmore @ Mar 12 2014, 02:23 AM wrote: But does it trim the hedges? -_-
Unfortunately no. And mine could really use a trim at the moment.
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11:10 PM - Mar 11, 2014 #19

The Abdominizer @ Mar 11 2014, 03:48 AM wrote: Never like les pauls

Or SG's

Fender all the way.
:D Mostly I agree, the majority of what I have are Fenders (and Squiers!) ;)

But I do like a Les Paul, and here's mine:






Flame or quilt? :unsure:
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12:06 AM - Mar 12, 2014 #20

Flame. Are you a lefty or is the photo reversed?
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12:07 AM - Mar 12, 2014 #21

Conway @ Mar 11 2014, 04:06 PM wrote: Flame. Are you a lefty or is the photo reversed?
Tis reversed. :( As you can see, the only camera I have is the one built into the computer.... and it reverses everything. I have a way of flipping the pic, i suppose, but I didn't....
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12:30 AM - Mar 12, 2014 #22

What are the pickups? How come you have one zebra? And what's the headstock shape - does it have any logo?
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12:32 AM - Mar 12, 2014 #23

Conway @ Mar 11 2014, 04:30 PM wrote: What are the pickups? How come you have one zebra?
Like the guitar, they have no name, both came with the guitar, even though they are unmatched. This guitar was lucky in that the pickups that came with it sounded excellent, both of them. Usually pickups and tuners are the first things I swop out when I get a guitar. This came with Grover tuners, so I actually have changed nothing! The toggle switch fell off and I got a new one, that's it. 5 bucks...

The pickups are trebly for a Les Paul, but you can get the total Mick Taylor tone out of it, and all three positions are shweeeet.... :wub:
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12:38 AM - Mar 12, 2014 #24

Nice! Does it weigh a ton like a real Les Paul?
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12:44 AM - Mar 12, 2014 #25

Oh yeah... oof. I think this is why they went out of fashion, same with those see-through acrylic body guitars (Dean Armstrong, etc.) which weigh MORE than a Les Paul. Weight = tone and sustain, of course, but your back will be hating life if you wear one of those for a whole set. Notice older guitarists like Keef and Townshend have all moved on to Teles, which weigh little by comparison...
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