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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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AR2000 prestige question

I am thinking about getting one of these babies, since they are kind of in the middle of les paul and PRS cumtom22, i.e. better quality and playability than les paul and more wood and cheaper than PRS.
Problem is nobody in my area has one in stock and I only found one review on the web which is not detailed.
So, if anyone here has ever played one please tell me about it. Is my impression above correct? Does it sound as beefy as a les paul?
Also, how big is the neck joint? From any pic of the front, you can see the neck runs into the body more than regular models like AR250 or PRS santana, which is similar. So if the neck joint is big, high frets will be difficult to reach.
It would great to have a pic of the back of the guitar.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 08:32 PM
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I've played a couple of these...very pretty and tasty. Nice detail like the walnut (?) pup rings. I think you're close on your estimation of wood mass, but I would not say it's as beefy or mean soundging as an LP. Last time I played the 2000 was in comparison to an LP Standard. The 2000 is a very smooth feeling guitar. I can't recall if the neck joint bulge is higher up the neck than on an LP. Next time I'm in GC I'll have a look.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2002, 09:04 AM
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I played an AR2000 and it's a really sweet guitar, lighter than an LP and with a much nicer neck than most LP's. Can't say much about the tone because I played it unplugged. I did not have a problem with the neck joint, so I would assume that it was relatively regular, probably more accessible than an LP.
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