Cant decide..Ltd NW44 or PRS Mark Holcomb SE

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  1. Logan Abbott

    Logan Abbott SS.org Regular

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    Ive played the latter of the two and it felt amazing. Looks cool, sound is off the charts, and just feels like a good instrument. I love periphery and I love ADTR. Ive always wanted an eclipse but never got along with the 24.75 scale length plus the usual emgs they would throw in. Theyre very similar guitars in woods, scale length and all, the main difference is the bridge, pickups, and satin vs gloss neck. Along with the about $200 price difference depending on where you buy as well. If anyone has tried both or at least tried the nw 44 then I can get a good idea of what to get.
     
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    The holcomb SE is 25.5" scale, not 24.75". Also the holcomb has a 3-piece maple neck. So scale and woods are not similar. The fretboard radius is also much flatter on the SE
     
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    NW44 is 25.5" as well.

    Really you can't go too wrong with either. They'll both be similar quality. I'd probably go with the PRS as I like having a neck pickup.
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    I’ve been eyeballing the NW since it came out, because I’m a sucker for single-hum LP shapes. That being said, the PRS is beautiful as well, so I’d really just try to play them both.
     
  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    I think the NW looks cooler. IMO it's neck pickup vs no neck pickup.
     
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    If we're comparing the most readily available stock finish on the Holcomb, I'd just say get which one you prefer. Korean Holcomb might slightly edge out the Indonesian NW-44 QC wise.

    If you can find one of those macassar-topped Holcombs tho :mrburns:
     
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    I'd go for the PRS SE. You may eventually tire of just a bridge pickup :lol:
     
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    I'd go for the PRS (in fact it was on my shortlist for the last guitar I bought). Mostly because I like Duncans & couldn't do without a neck pickup
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Depending on the year, the Mark will be Indo as well. PRS moved production to Indo as well

    https://reverb.com/item/20379207-2019-prs-se-mark-holcomb-electric-guitar-holcomb-burst
     
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    Everybody seems to be moving production out of Korea. The 1 indo guitar I own is just as nice as my Koreans though.
     
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    According to someone at PRS (or someone who's close), WMI's quality has been getting inconsistent in the passed couple of years, probably due to taking in so many guitars. So it looks like they bumped down production. Also due to labor costs going up, the price of Korean guitars have gone up.
     
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    It's been happening. :lol:
     
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    Indonesia is making some nice guitars these days. Changing from MiK to MII is not a bad thing
     
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    I prefer the NW44. I think it looks very refined and cool.
     

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