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How many DGT converts are not PRS loyalists?

Killcrop

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I have been on the fence about a DGT. However you never know if the positive reviews are all from PRS fan boys. The other thing is, I don't care one lick about coil splits. I have a Strat and a Tele for that. Seems to be a lot of love of the split coils.

So if we take out all the PRS loyalists and take out the split coil-need a guitar that does everything guys-what do we have left?

Are there any Gibson players that just love the DGT?
 

tfblaster

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Had a DGT for a couple days. Traded it for a Nash 57 Strat plus some other parts as fast as I could.
 

sksmith66

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So if we take out all the PRS loyalists and take out the split coil-need a guitar that does everything guys-what do we have left?
the question doesn't really make sense.

telecasters are lame. I mean if you take out all the fender loyalists and people that need the sound of a maple fretboard what do you have left?

les pauls are lame. if we take out all the gibson loyalists and the people who need a neck humbucker what do we have left?
 

dude

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I had 3 PRS guitars over the years that I tried to like and just couldn't. Tried the DGT and became a convert. I do think the improvements they have made in the last couple of years have been huge, with the pickups being the most notable. The DGT has a number of great features in addition to mind blowingly good pickups such as huge frets, nice neck profile, etc. I liked it so much I picked up a SC58 as well. 2-3 years ago I wouldn't have believed you if you told me I would own 2 PRS guitars.
 
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blues junkie

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I had a DGT for over a year... thought I was a convert, so I bought a McCarty Soapbar.... but alas it was not meant to be. I got an itch for something else so I sold the DGT and bought a G&L ASAT Classic S and a Egnater Tweaker and a Marshall 1965B (410 cab) and still had money left over. The G&L is an amazing guitar so much so that the McSoapy just sits. I will most likely sell the Soapy.

For some reason I just can't keep a PRS... they are soooo well made and play beautifully...but they just don't stick. I thought I would miss the DGT, but I have'nt at all.
 

Jon C

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Me.

Had a McCarty Soapbar for a few years, very nice guitar but just awful pickups IMO. Especially the too-hot, overly harsh bridge. Should have tried Lollars maybe but didn't know about them then, so sold it for a bit more than I paid for it.

LOVE my DGT and I am a DGT loyalist but I have real desire or interest in another PRS, all my other needs are taken care of by others (Gibson, Gretsch, G&L, Fender, Crook, etc.).
 

Carbohydrates

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You know, I was away from all the guitar forums for about a year. When I popped back on to TGP for the first time a month or two ago, I noticed that friggin' everyone is talking about DGTs now. It's... weird. I'm inclined to write it off as the current TGP fad guitar, honestly, but I DO want to try one, despite my dislike of PRS guitars (and yes, I've tried and owned in the past). I guess hype works.
 

Killcrop

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I can't say its a fad because they have been out for like 4 years now.
 

just_one_more

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the question doesn't really make sense.

telecasters are lame. I mean if you take out all the fender loyalists and people that need the sound of a maple fretboard what do you have left?

les pauls are lame. if we take out all the gibson loyalists and the people who need a neck humbucker what do we have left?
Maybe I missed something, but it made perfect sense to me:
PRS fans (like any brand fan) are going to like PRS products.
Then asked if the non-PRS fan boys that like them, do like them because they are the "best yet" of the magical guitar that does both hum and single.
So if you are not a PRS devote, and you are not after the hum/single thing that many seem to really like about it, does it still get the stellar reviews from people that are not in either camp.
 
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jetydosa

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Oh, I know, but I certainly don't remember so many people talking about them so much a year ago.
I think this is bc most local dealers dont stock them. Ive seen many posts where people would like to try one, but their local XYZ dealer (or even GC) doesnt have any. Its mostly a internet-only guitar it seems unless you live near a store with a large PRS inventory. So its taken 4-5yrs now for them to really get into everyones hands. Fantastic guitar.
 

patentcad

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I'm not a PRS loyalist so much as a guy who tries different guitars and likes to play and own the best ones.

It's just they turn out to be PRS guitars. You can't fight the Fed kid. That DGT just friggin rocks.

 

Mike Duncan

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I have three of them.

I do not have anything against Les Pauls or Fenders, I'm just really enjoying an exceptionally well made guitar (or three) produced locally. Big frets, great neck shape, Strato-Gibson body shape almagumation, and pickups that really cover a variety of bases.

I'd always wanted a Goldtop Les Paul, but wanted to live closer to Stratland...the DGT fits the bill perfectly. David and Paul have jointly produced a guitar that was designed with the player in mind - or at least me as a player.

I had several McCartys, but the DGT with the features and dual volumes just did it for me.

Two of the three are opaques, one is an all mahogany standard, and none have birds.

I'm a DGT fanboy.
 
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DGT?

You don't have to be a PRS fanboi to like them.

There are several PRS models that aren't a good match for me...

But the DGT's I have are reasonably light, play superbly for using 11's because of the large frets, have a neck shape that feels excellent on my hand, and has pickups and electronics that get me positive comments from my band mates and audience.

I'm sold on the DGT.

I think it's the best thing PRS is making right now.

M
 

IPLAYLOUD

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I have played several PRS guitars, no desire to own any of them.

That said, the DGT is one I am SURE I would want if I tried it.
Partially the guitar, partially DG. 60/40 leaning towards DG.

I'm a Fender guy most of the way.
 

wes37

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I don't care for most PRS guitars, but love my DGT. It's simply a great playing, great feeling, great sounding guitar.

I also don't love most Fender guitars but love my American Deluxe V-Neck Strat...not that you asked about that.
 

mcdonaldkd

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My DGT is my only PRS. I have never been a fan of PRS guitars, but I really like my DGT. In fact, I am writing this after playing my first gig with my DGT. My R7 went along tonight as a backup.

I resisted getting a DGT for a long time because of my bias against PRS guitars. But, I was simply wrong. My DGT is great!
 

Jon C

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You know, I was away from all the guitar forums for about a year. When I popped back on to TGP for the first time a month or two ago, I noticed that friggin' everyone is talking about DGTs now. It's... weird. I'm inclined to write it off as the current TGP fad guitar, honestly, but I DO want to try one, despite my dislike of PRS guitars (and yes, I've tried and owned in the past). I guess hype works.
I had a similar reaction and then played a very nice DGT ... "hype" only works if the marketing buzz, not the quality of the guitar, is making the sales.



In the case of the DGT it's not hype (hype won't get me to buy & keep a guitar I don't think is great), it's fact.;)
 
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wilblee

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I have 13 electric guitars, 2 of which are PRS. I'm thinking that doesn't make me a loyalist. I do, however, really like both of my PRS guitars and my DGT is my #1.

So not really a PRS fanboy, but a DGT fanboy? Oh yeah, quite definitely.
 




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