New low price on this used PRS DGT Gold Top – was £1730 – Now £1599
A used PRS DGT Gold Top from 2008 that is still complete with the deluxe case and tags – I first sold this gold top model in 2008 and can fully vouch for its history to one very careful and discerning owner – It has been gigged on a fairly regular basis, yet only a slight nick on the gold top finish and an unfortunate nick on the side of the headstock are signs of such use – Otherwise it is a very clean instrument with no hint of any fret wear – Set-up with a set of 10’s and a very slick playing action – The previous owner is a very discerning guitar player who is more than handy as a guitar tech – As such, for a number of years it has been gigged with a set of Jason Lollar hand wound Imperial humbuckers and that is how it is offered for sale today – The Imperial humbuckers ensure a warm, rich, smooth and vintage flavoured voice with excellent articulation – Above all this DGT is loaded with soul and emotion when played through a clean or overdriven amp set-up
Product Features :- The Dave Grissom model (DGT) is the result of a 20 year collaboration between 2 fine guitar enthusiasts – On one hand you have Paul Reed Smith, the master guitar builder (as well as a talented guitarist) whilst on the other hand you have Dave Grissom (a renowned USA session guitarist who has toured and recorded with the likes of Dixies Chicks, The Allman Brothers and John Cougar Mellencamp) – The DGT is based on the established McCarty model with a maple top perched upon a thicker mahogany body – It still retains the regular PRS 25″ scale length, but now the one piece mahogany neck has a new DGT neck shape, whilst the rosewood fingerboard is impeccably fitted with a set of Dunlop 6100 chunky frets and set-up with a set of 10’s – Unlike the McCarty model, the DGT is installed with the PRS modern fulcrum tremelo system, complete with solid brass bridge saddles and tremelo block – Note the smooth PRS locking tuners with the brass tuning posts, as well as a set of faux ivory tuning buttons – The headstock facia features the regular PRS logo, along with an engraved DGT truss rod cover – Control wise the DGT is pretty much unique for a PRS Guitar thanks to two individual volume pots, a master tone pot with a push/pull coil tap option, plus a traditional 3 way selector switch – More on this further below
Playing performance :- Comfortable and easy to handle is the first initial comment, with just enough meat on the mahogany neck to add girth, but certainly nothing to impede your technique – The neck profile is based on the popular PRS Standard/Regular profile, so a similar depth to the wide/fat profile with a top nut width that is slimmer by a gnats whisker – This simply equates to a neck that is a touch slimmer than a Les Paul 50’s neck, yet a touch fatter than a 60’s Strat neck – Spec’d with a chunky set of 6100 frets, so it is so easy to dig in for those big moody blues bends – Even with a fairly slinky action it won’t choke out – The whole PRS playing experience is about offering a guitar that is effortless to play, so cascading licks, or pentatonic blues bends are easy to handle
Partial coil tap option – The tone pot features a push/pull coil tap option which delivers some excellent single coil flavoured tones – The conventional way to coil tap a humbucker is that you effectively split the pick-up in half, which leaves you with one under powered single coil pick-up that sounds pretty thin and weedy and as such it is barely useful – On the DGT model, PRS utilises a couple of resistors to effectively offer a partial coil tap – The simple modification has no impact whatsoever on the humbucking tone, yet it ensures more windings are now available for the single coil tone, so as it matches the output levels of a vintage flavoured Strat pick-up – As such they sound far more realistic with plenty of depth, snap and clarity with an improved response – Click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMrbk4cveBo – forward to around 3 mins for the single coil demo – Plenty of other good DGT videos on the web – click on google type in PRS DGT and select the video option and select a few appropriate clips as required) and check this out on the Dave Grissom video as he plays some cool Texas/SRV licks – So as against only having access to the 3 regular humbucker voices, the partial coil tap options ensures the DGT is a very versatile package and is often dubbed ‘the guitar players PRS’
Two volume controls – The large majority of PRS models feature a single master volume control, to control both pick-ups, but the DGT offers 2 volume controls and of course a master tone pot – Leave the 3 way selector switch in the middle position, then as you roll off either of the volume pots, listen to the finer nuances of tone that is available to you – Subtle yet very effective – For example, utilise the bridge pick-up, but now add a touch more depth and thickness to this tone as you blend in the neck pick-up – Or indeed take the neck pick-up and dial in a touch of edge and brightness from the bridge pick-up – That is not the end of it – Try the same with the coil tap options and you’ll find some excellent Tele-esq and Strat-esq voices – Such tonal quality ensures the DGT is often dubbed ‘the guitar players’ guitar as it is loaded with soul and emotion
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