PRS Mark Holcomb SE Model!

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  1. Ericjutsu

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    thanks guys. They are having a special on Sweetwater. 25/month for 36 months no interest. They are sold out right now though. Said they should have more in stock in a couple weeks. I think I'm going to go ahead and buy one. Maybe have the nut replaced with a graphtech one.
     
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    What gauge strings did it come with?
     
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    I don't have one. I've played a few at shops though. They definitely do sell really fast. I already have a prs set up in drop c or else I'd definitely get one

    I think they are tuned drop c with 11s. But it's kind of a crapshoot if you buy it from guitar center or something. The one I played had been tuned to E
     
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    Okay thanks. I hear different things from different people. Either 10-46 or 10-52. Doesn't really matter though anyways because I'll get it setup with my own strings. How was the fret work and tuning stability on it? Does it have fret buzz?
     
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    The se's are really consistent. If you buy one that hasn't been out on the floor very long it should be ok. If it's been out on the floor who knows. People retune floor guitars all the time. You probably have a good chance of getting one that's good to go. But, all my guitars get a setup when i buy them so I don't really pay attention to that when I'm at the store.
     
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    The SE Holcomb should come with 10-52 gauge in drop C. I have heard one person say theirs came with a 10-46 set though, but I'm sure this is a relatively isolated incident.

    I too have heard nothing but great things on this board and online (youtube especially) in general.
     
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    I've been eye balling these too for the same purpose; drop C dedicated guitar.. They look like sweet guitars.
     
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    I love mine, had it for like 8 or 9 months now and it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
    Came with the 10-52 set on there. I would advise changing the nut though, like you said. It's not the best.
     
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    Wasn't there a gentleman on here who was routing out the Holcomb SE for a floyd? Anything ever happen with that? I can't seem to find the thread.
     
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    how's the frets? Is there any fret buzz?
     
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    Twasnt an SE, it was a USA Holcomb.
     
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    I think I'm going to order the SE with the plek service and a graph tech tusq xl nut.
     
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    My Dad just got one of these and he let me test it out and MAN what a guitar!

    I seriously don't think you can get anything better for the price. It is simply outstanding.

    Now I kinda want one too! Just wish it had more color options. Maybe in the near future there will be more colors.
     
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    +1 for more colors. It's the only thing holding me back at this point. Just not a fan.
     
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    I was avoiding this thread because I knew it would cost me money. Too late, just bought one on ebay. So I'll be fine with a new nut and some locking tuners?
     
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    Should be. They don't necessarily need to be locking though
     
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    Been thinking of getting Mark's SE model for a while now; it seems to be the best value PRS SE model, especially since it actually his signature pick-ups.

    Would you guys recommend this over the 2017 Custom 24 SE? I think the Cu24 SE has a slightly rounder fretboard radius and PRS branded pickups. I'm thinking of using the Holcomb for B or A standard tunings, while I've got my JP6 as my C-D standard guitar and the RGA321 for my standard-drop D tunings.
     
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    yup, pretty much that plus different colors, rosewood, and the 25" vs 25.5" scale.... and tremolo if you are into it.

    not sure about the neck tho
     
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    I believe they both have wide-thin necks.

    I already have my JP6 as my tremolo guitar; not really a fan of FR types, although the PRS trem system is probably one of the best ones I've ever tried.
     

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