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    I just watched Kurt Rosenwinkel's solo performance streaming on "Live From Our Living Rooms".
    Besides the great an inspirational playing (always), I see he was playing a PRS guitar that I don't recognize. It looks a little like the PRS JA-15 Paul Jackson Jr model but not quite the same. Anybody have any insights?

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    PRS has "Singlecut Archtop" model as part of their Private Stock line. It looks like he is playing some variation of it because the headstock, tailpiece, and fingerboard look different.

    Private Stock Singlecut Archtop


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    Yes, it does look like a variation of that.... obviously less ornate though..
    thanks Diode!

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    I watched the stream as well and took notice of the guitar. Here's hoping for an SE edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diode
    PRS has "Singlecut Archtop" model as part of their Private Stock line. It looks like he is playing some variation of it because the headstock, tailpiece, and fingerboard look different.

    Private Stock Singlecut Archtop


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    I love my JA15.

    Not a fat sound, but it really sits well in the ensemble mix.

    Balanced and a good range of timbre/tone options
    Last edited by rictroll; 07-15-2020 at 08:43 AM.

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    It turns out that I'm not far from John Mann, who was a collaborator with Paul and still makes parts for his guitars. He has a fully stocked line of PRS guitars and I got the chance to visit him and try out a few recently. The playability of the guitars with the wide fat neck, whether made in Maryland or overseas, is outstandingly good!

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    As I mentioned over in the duplicate of this thread last week, it's a PRS JA-15, just with a trapeze tailpiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diode
    PRS has "Singlecut Archtop" model as part of their Private Stock line. It looks like he is playing some variation of it because the headstock, tailpiece, and fingerboard look different.

    Private Stock Singlecut Archtop


    First time seeing this, that's actually quite nice. If they only would lose the darn birds and other silly fretboard inlays and have regular dots instead. PRS has good ideas and I like some of their models. But they often have these tasteless and gaudy features that make me lose interest. The guitar world equivalent of Ed Hardy clothes. Mind you, I am sure they play and sound good. I tried an entry-level Korean PRS and it played really well.

    Rosenwinkel seems to change guitars all the time, no? Of course, Frisell does the same.

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    I rather like the birds myself. The headstock shape is more aggressive than my tastes, but the business parts of PRS guitars are first rate... so we compromise.

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    I downloaded the video and the guitar sounded kinda meh. PRS gave it to him for free and he was just been kind I guess.