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  1. 64 Tele

    64 Tele Strat-O-Master

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    Found a 2015 Wood Library Custom 24 with 57/08's this week.
    Just bought it and picking up next Friday or Sat as I didn't want to ship this time of year. Gonna be a long week. We're supposed to have freezing rain/snow tomorrow (after severe thunderstorms/tornado watch today) or else I'd get after work or in am.
    Hope I didn't just ruin myself for my SE' s by doing this.....:rolleyes:
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  2. Stratoskater

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    That’s gorgeous! I got a core custom 22 about 6 weeks ago and hate to say it but it completely ruined SE’s for me :D
     
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    They make great guitars. Wow what a looker!
     
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    eclecticsynergy Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful guitar- swamp ash body? Really nice flame in the top & neck; I've always loved the natural binding on high end PRSs.

    57/08s are some of my very favorite PAF types. They have air, definition, and a certain 3-D quality that I haven't encountered in any other humbucker except the 59/09s which have a hint of it. Maybe there really is something to the special wire they use in these.

    Anyway, my 57/08s have this beautiful, addictive, vintage sepiatone character that just makes you want to drink whiskey all night and play the blues until the sun comes up.

    IMO the 57/08 set is one that truly lives up to its legendary reputation.

    PRS SEs are excellent bang for the buck, and the S2 series are nice.
    But the core models really are a whole different level.
    You're gonna love this one!
     
  5. 64 Tele

    64 Tele Strat-O-Master

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    Yes, it's swamp ash body. There's dark binding on the neck which is pretty unusual. On the Core models I'd previously seen, the neck binding is white/cream. It's got a little bigger neck than most Custom 24's, but smaller than the wide/fat.
    I've got Seymour Duncan Seth Lover pickups in two of my SE's (Custom 24 and Custom 22 Semi Hollow). This will be a little different take on humbuckers.
    Split, the 57/08's were really nice. Looking forward to this.
     
  6. jbylake

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    I just got a SE. I seriously considered getting a Core, but since I don't play out anymore, I just couldn't justify the cost to myself. Went with an SE, PLEK and set-up. I didn't play the Core A/B SE to see or hear the differences, but the Core is a work of art, that's for sure. Congrats on the score.
    J.:D
     
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  7. 64 Tele

    64 Tele Strat-O-Master

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    I'd never played a PRS until a few years ago. I'd resisted going down the humbucker guitar road (used to play Gibsons) till I tried a used SE Custom 24 which I still have.
    For a "student edition" guitar, I was stunned. I've got 3 SE's (got all of them used for really good prices), but wanted to find a Core at a price I could justify.
    I played 2 of my SE's last night.....yep, they're good enough to play out with. I doubt I'd take the new one out to a bar gig even if I was still playing out.
     
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    Congrats!

    Sent from my REVVLPLUS C3701A using Tapatalk
     
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    Super nice! I almost grabbed a 24 piezo, but went with another Strat.
     
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    Hot damn that's beautiful
     
  11. BallisticSquid

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    That is one sweet looking guitar!!! Congrats! I'm sure you are quite anxious to get it!

    My CE24 has that look where the unstained wood gives the appearance of binding. I wonder how they do that and get no bleeding of the stain.

    I've heard of people getting a Core model and saying it felt much different than the cheaper models. So yeah, the SE models you have may be ruined for you :). Or it may just be a case where they are what they are.
     
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    Really dig the swamp ash body and mpale cap. Should be fairly light and very resonant. Beautiful guitar.
     
  13. 64 Tele

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    Picked it up this morning and just got home with it. Spent a while playing thru my board and two amp set up (blues Jr and 68 custom Princeton reverb).
    Holy cow this is nice. I may have forever spoiled myself for my SE's....:whistling:
     

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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've played both, and in the end would cut to the chase and go full core.
     
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    Would you write up a comparison review with the new Core vs the SEs?
     
  16. 64 Tele

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    Let me get a little playing time on the one I picked up today. Still pretty fresh figuring it out.
    But I'll get to it.....
     
  17. 64 Tele

    64 Tele Strat-O-Master

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    Played the SE's, (all three) and the Core to compare.
    The SE custom 24 is the most similar. It's got Seymour Duncan Seth Lover pickups which are a little lighter mids wise than the 57/08's. Neck is a little thinner front to back than the Core. SE is a little lighter (weight) than the Core.
    SE custom 22 semi hollow has wide fat neck profile, wrap tail bridge, Seth Lover pickups and is super light, prob six pounds or so.
    SE 245 is more l.p. type feel with big neck and low output stock pickups.

    The Core guitar just has a flawless quality look/feel to it. Almost seems like it plays itself. Honestly, I think the biggest difference sound wise is those 57/08 pickups. I love the Seth Lover pickups in the two SE guitars, but those 57/08's are on another level. Split the 57/08's are REALLY nice. The guitar is just very even sounding. Just straight into a 68 custom deluxe reverb it was amazing.

    I still could/would use those SE guitars in a heartbeat.
     
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