Members thehikingdude Posted June 2, 2010 Members Share Posted June 2, 2010 A few days ago I had the pleasure of opening up a PRS Experience 59/09 with an Indian Rosewood Neck and Fretboard in Faded Blue Jean. 100 of these were made for the 2009 PRS Experience show. All of them were made with Private Stock tops with a handful of them made with 1-piece tops. The Abalone inlays are very blue which is a perfect match for the finish. The very first thing that hit me was the Satin finish. This is my first PRS with a satin finish and I must say it is very easy on the eyes. It invites you to touch it. The second thing was the weight, at 7.2 lbs it is easily the lightest guitar I own. Next is the natural finish of the IRW neck. So amazingly smooth, many hours had to be put into sanding it to perfection. The grain on the neck is dead on straight from head to heel and the fretboard looks almost like it's part of the neck. The coloring of the fretboard and the neck is so close to matching you can barely tell it's not one and the same. The 59/09 pickups combined with the IRW neck are the best part sound wise. With the push-pull tone pot (again a first for me) I'm able to get a very wide selection of sounds. One choice has almost an acoustic sound to it. I've yet to find a bad sound out of it, normally pickups only sound good with so many settings from the knobs as you may well know. Tuning - OMG! - Right out of the box it was dead on; I didn't have to touch a thing. Locking tuners are standard. "59/09 Pickup The new 59/09 Pickup is the second model in the 1957/2008 series line of pickups. The 1957/2008 Series pickups utilize PRS exclusive wire, proprietary winding and magnet innovations that help produce iconic sounds but with unique tonality. The 59/09 is slightly darker and more powerful in the bridge than the first model in the series." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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