PRS is taking over.

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  1. illini

    illini Member

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    Just got home from the Sonshine Music Festival in MN. This was the year for PRS to represent. A lot of rock bands. I am used to seeing many L.P.s with a few PRS's. Not this year. L.P's were scarce. Of course the new PRS's being played looked a lot like an L.P.
     
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  2. Shark Diver

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    PRS is putting out a better quality guitar, not that surprising. What type of bands played?
     
  3. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Supporting Member

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    Don't let Gibson hear you say that.
    Oh wait... I forgot their legal team is focusing on video games now.
     
  4. joek86

    joek86 Supporting Member

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    I like the quality of PRS and they sound pretty good. In my opinion, they can't come close to the tone and vibe of an LP.......

    ~Joe
     
  5. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    I saw a few LPs at the Rush concert last night but no PRSi. ;)
     
  6. gregory49

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    PRS SC's look like les pauls but they have a thinner tone in my opinion. It captures alot more of that single coil note clarity. Not necessarely a good/bad thing.

    I'm a gibson guy. I love my les paul.
     
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    I guess one of their core business earnings must be from the legal team. Whoopee :)
     
  8. illini

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    I can see PRS winning the short term battle on this, but I don't see Les Pauls loosing much long term ground. It is always fun to play with the new toy, but once the novelty runs out, the Les Pauls will be back.
     
  9. treeofpain

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    The "new toy" has been around for over 20 years and has maintained a much better reputation for quality than Gibson during that period. While I don't think a PRS sounds like a LP, they are a very viable alternative.
     
  10. illini

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    Ya, but since they won the law suit with Gibson, they are now putting out new guitars that are very similar to Les Pauls, where as PRS's of years past weren't that similar.
     
  11. pgurlea

    pgurlea Shallow Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    That was a great show Jon! Looks like Alex has moved back to Gibson. In addition to LPs he played an ES 335 and what looked to be a smaller Gibson hollowbody.
    Take Care,
    Paul
     
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    i agree with this now and while again I'm a gibson guy. PRS is now only shortly trailing the big two.

    I'm actually looking into picking up my first paul reed smith. Goldtop DGT with birds:dude
     
  13. rogue.guineapig

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    hmm...and Guitar Hero 3 just came out...coincidence?
    I think not!
     
  14. wilerty

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    As soon as PRS announced the SC245 being available with their wide thin neck I ordered mine. I've had it about a month now and any GAS I had for an LP is gone.

    If someone needs the G name on their headstock, then by all means get an LP. If you want a spectacular SC in quality, consistancy, feel, and tone ... then at least try an SC245.
     
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    What about Brunch? Linner? Late night snacks? Those SC LE BRW are sweet guitars.
     
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    And second breakfast, Elevensis, afternoon tea .....

    :banana
     
  17. JPenn

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    Haven't you read posts on this board? PRS is so yesterday!:)
     
  18. Sniper-V

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    There's enough room for PRS and Gibson to co-exist period.

    I personally own both and love them equally.

    The cover completely different grounds of tone and feel it justicfies owning both in my situation.

    Gibson will always be there along with Fender as the "old" guys.
    PRS, the "new kid" is right up there as a modern classic.
     
  19. TimH

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    PRS is the object of my desire lately. I really want to find a DGT to play because I have thoughts as to it being my next axe. If not that then a SC Trem or McCarty.
     
  20. illini

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    Where have I been. :jo
     

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