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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Tag, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. JohnnyBGoode

    JohnnyBGoode Member

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    If we're talking humbuckers and a Gibson vibe - I agree.

    I do love single coils and was underwhelmed by his Silver Sky...
     
  2. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes! And no one does coil splitting better than PRS!!!
    :beer
     
  3. your name here

    your name here Supporting Member

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    I keep buyin’ ‘em ‘cause they feel good and sometimes look great, but always end up selling ‘em.

    There’s just not enough stank on the tone. I prefer a nice R9.

    But... sigh. I probably haven’t bought my last PRS. I still wanna try a 594. Haha
     
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  4. TA22GT

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    Since the late 80's to present day I've had 6-7 high end core models and all were nice but only one was an instrument.
    I still have it and it's a Bernie SE.
    Got to hand it to those Koreans......they know how to make a PRS.
     
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  5. Stressfest

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    I mean I like em, but they aint no Cort.
     
  6. 100JH

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    Love mine
    35th Anniversary single piece 10 top

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  7. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    a few years ago, i played a PRS with a solid Braz. neck, semi-hollow body w/a solid top; its look wasn't flashy at all, but understated & very classy..... and it played incredibly well, while sounding utterly freaking fantastic.
    i've played more than a few PRS guitars; this one just blew me away.
     
  8. j.s.tonehound

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    I've been curious about this since reading it in a build thread. Why is this method better than routing from the front? From a manufacturing efficiency p.o.v, slicing off the back of the body to then glue it back on after routing is counter productive. But this is the Private Stock so that shouldn't really be a consideration if it sounds better. I just don't know enough about the details as to why it would sound better.
     
  9. Gig Young

    Gig Young ¡Vote Twice On Nov. 4! Gold Supporting Member

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    Loved the Silver Sky!!

    ,(but not the 7.25")
    :(
     
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  10. Callan05

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    +1 PRS: the best I have and best I've played.

    Still have my Gibson Les Paul & Fender US dlx strat, but they don't get played much any more.
     
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  11. splatter

    splatter Supporting Member

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    LOL

    well everyone is entitled to be WRONG
     
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    sempre Silver Supporting Member

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    This was a really entertaining thread... OP has some Lovely guitars and deep wit! Thanks
     
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  13. SealCove

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    One person's awesome is another person's gaudy and tacky.
     
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  14. jackaroo

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    @Tag

    As ever, an entertaining read.

    Your opinion is just that...yours, and many here agree. Just as many think you’re nuts!

    That PRS guitar is quite a thing. If folks get off on that type of aesthetic, it’s gotta be one of the best I’ve ever seen (within that style). That top is bonkers, as is the neck etc...

    I personally gravitate towards more spartan appointments on my instruments. I like a cleaner look with less “noise”.

    I’ve owned some flashy guitars (Tom Anderson) in the past and found them wonderful and I’m sure I could find myself digging another or even that PRS of yours.

    I just bought a Gretsch in champagne sparkle with gold hardware. Kinda “Vegas” for me but it was so pretty and it just works or me. Kinda campy, deliberately gaudy....but awesome. I don’t really detect any irony in the excesses of the PRS designs, because there isn’t any...it’s a luxury item, unapologetically...and I’m down with that. Live the good life if you can.

    One thing that can’t be denied it PRS has really done an outstanding job over the years. While his instruments have never resonated with me in the same way in terms of feel, sound or looks as my Gibson, and Fender mainstays, that might be more that I’ve never played the super high end stuff he makes. It’s obvious he builds a quality instrument, and has demanded an amazing level of quality and consistency from his factory, certainly one of if not the best in that regard. I’m open minded about his guitars... There’s one I’ve been ogling in the classifieds here for months. Maybe that’s the one for me?

    Happy you’re happy. When this C-19 blows over we need another NJ/NY amp & guitar tone fest thing like the old days.

    Best,

    Jack
     
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  15. aynirar27

    aynirar27 Notable Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I didn’t know that PRS made the Gibson SG :dunno
     
  16. Mike Duncan

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    I really love my PRS. Cost $2400 in 2007 when I bought it. I've played it just about everyday since it arrived in 2008.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I like mine, but unlike the PRS in the OP, mine doesn't look like it was made from a Vegas hooker's leggings.
     
  18. Chippertheripper

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    I’m happy that you’re happy, Tag. But there is no way on this green earth I would either buy or play that thing. While it may indeed (is) a fine piece of instrumentation, it’s too much all the way around for me.
     
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  19. aroman

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    PRS do not have the mojo or iconic status of Fender or Gibson.
    However they are made better, play better and sound better !.
    My PRS Mccarty has sent many Fender, Gibson and Gretsch Guitars back since 2000 !!
     
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  20. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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