QNGD: Quadruple New Guitar Day! (PRS SE277 Baritone & Mushok Content)

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  1. Guitarjon

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    Lol, I know this may come across as a little extravagant but please allow me to explain how this happened.

    It started a few weeks back when I was playing a lot on my LTD EC401B Baritone.
    I just realized that I really love 6-string baritones and I felt like it was a shame that I only had that one.
    I went online and someone was selling his PRS SE277 Baritone (the one with the old 2016 logo).
    He wanted to trade it for my PRS SE Torero so I did that!
    I immediately felt very impressed with this instrument.
    I started to play it a LOT and I really started to feel that this was somehow the perfect instrument for me.
    Last week I upgraded the stock pickups with a Dimarzio Crunch Lab and Liquifire.
    The old pickups were wired badly by a previous owner so this was a HUGE upgrade.
    Overall this guitar is amazing and I love everything about it.

    I then started to feel like I needed more... lol, yeah the gas set in.
    So I ordered a brand new SE277 from Thomann, the current red burst model.
    Also an amazing guitar, quite similar in feel when compared to the other one so that made me very happy! :)
    The stock pickups aren't that bad actually so I don't know if I'll replace those for some Duncan's, we'll see.
    The pickups aren't super high gain but they're pretty versatile I'd say.
    A good basis to work from imho.
    I put a pickup cover on the neck pickup just because I like how that looks.

    Then I saw an ad from Andertons that they were selling the semi-hollow P90 variant for only 550 pounds....
    I just had to jump on that too so I sold one of my Schecters (one that I didn't use much) and used that money to order one of these :)
    Very cool and unique guitar!
    A bit lighter than the other two but a great feel, sound and I love how it looks.
    The soapbar pickups were surprisingly versatile!
    They're not as thin and scooped sounded as I had expected.
    They have huge mids so they cut very well.
    It's easy to make them rock but obviously they are great for clean and low gain stuff as well.

    Then my hunt started for a Mushok model to complete the collection so to speak.
    (I guess you could say I like to collect....)
    Pretty hard to find around here unfortunately but I found a heavily modded PRS MM and the guy was open to trade for one of my Ibanez RG's that I never really used.
    So I got that one as well!
    It has been painted black and there is now an arm bevel on the top.
    The stock bridge has been replaced with a hipshot bridge and it has black tuners.
    There is also now a Dimarzio d-activator in the bridge.
    Killer guitar, great for metal.
    Slightly beat but still functioning very well.
    One thing that I noticed when compared to the newer PRS Baritones was that the neck is quite a bit thicker.
    Now my hunt starts for a stock silver burst mushok.....

    I already made a video with the first one, the Dimarzio loaded one through my PRS MT15:


    Here are also some pics of the whole bunch:
    (the red one looks a bit darker in person)
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    I'm pretty obsessed with these guitars so lets talk!
    Show me your PRS baritones!
    What kind of mods have you done on yours? etc
    All that good stuff!
     

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  2. KnightBrolaire

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    nice, I love my mushok baritone. I actually like the thicker neck since I've got pretty big hands, and smaller necks like the ibanez wizard make my hand cramp up after a while.
    It's beat to hell but I just love playing it.
    here's my silverburst back when I had some carbon fiber topped elysians in it:
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  3. Guitarjon

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    Oh man that's so cool!
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    This is the H-est NGD I think I've seen in ages.
    Glad it all worked out for you! That Mushok looks sick all blacked out like that.
     
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    Nice. I love baritones. I really wish the prs had 24 frets.
     
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    Oh man, your pics all look amazing. I'd love to have that selection! Here's my silverburst Mushok. Absolutely love the guitar. Great tuning stability. I had a PRS \m/ pickup installed in the bridge, which seems like a perfect match for this guitar. Great low end snarl.
     
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  7. Toxin

    Toxin no, i don't drink vodka

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    Can you do a Soapbar vs Humbucker version comparison?
     
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  8. Guitarjon

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    Yeah, it looks pretty cool although I would have preferred the silver burst.

    The neck pickup does sound very good at this position though!
    Nice and thick!

    Sweeeeet!

    That's not a bad idea actually!
     
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    6 String Baritones are awesome, been thinking about getting another. I had the semi hollow 277 when they came out. It was nice, but it turns out I just didn’t have as much a use for it as I thought I would. Also had a Ibanez MMM1. I probably should have kept that, it was a beast.
     
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    I used to own an MMM1 years ago, with SD blackouts.
    It was pretty good indeed but I prefer the PRS's so I don't really regret selling it.
    If I ever find one for a good price I might just snag it!
    Not before I find a silverburst PRS Mushok though...
     
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    I loved the SZ body, had 6 of those at one point, so I was partial to the SZ.
     
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    Haha awesome!
    I had 4 (5 including the MMM1) at one point....
    Now I have none... :(
     
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    That’s awesome, had two 4020s, two 2020s, and two 2020EXs. I never could locate a 1220 or I’d have gotten that two. I really wished they made those again, just with jumbo frets. The only Ibanez guitars I’ve ever found that the necks weren’t so thin that they hurt me to play.
     
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    I had these:
    2 SZ520's with the quilted maple tops (black and sunburst)
    1 SZ2020 (killer guitar)
    1 SZ2020EX

    The SZ2020 was the best one I think.
     
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    I preferred the 2020 to the 4020s too.
     
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    The 2020 was prestige and the 4020 Korean made iirc?
     
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    The 1220, 2020, and 4020 were all Prestige models. Only the 1220 was made in Japan. It was also the only string thru body version. The 2020 and 4020 were made in Korea at WMI. Pretty much same everything except 2020 was set neck and 4020 was neck thru.
     
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    I was mistaken, I didn't have the 2020 but the 4020.
    It has been a while...
    I also never realized that Ibanez ever made guitars in Korea.
     
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    A few were in that time period. The SZ Prestige models were really short lived though. 1220s in 2004, SZ2020FM in 2005, SZ2020EX in 2006/2007, and SZ4020 in 2006/2007.
     
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    Great to see you're loving it! I've fallen in love with your RG as well ;)
     
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