PRS on CMA Music festival

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  1. rhollyday

    rhollyday Silver Supporting Member

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    Just an observation on whatching the CMA Music festival last night; it seamed like there was at least one PRS in almost every act.

    So much for the fenders and gibsons as there were a lot less of them.
     
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    I have Gibson LP Historics and a Fender Custom Shop Strat. I mostly play my PRS guitars.
     
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    It was just interesting to note from what I could tell, 60% of all guitars being used were PRS. There were a few LP'sa, Tele's and Strats as well. I have heard that Brent Mason among others has a DGT.
     
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    It was just interesting to note from what I could tell, 60% of all guitars being used were PRS. There were a few LP's, Tele's and Strats as well. I have heard that Brent Mason among others has a DGT.
     
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    I remember some similar remarks after a CMA award show early in the year. Seems like interesting change, normally/historically you see the C&W artists going for a roots down and dirty image (roadworn teles etc.). Kinda the opposite of PRS.
     
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    It was just interesting to note from what I could tell, 60% of all guitars being used were PRS. There were a few LP's, Tele's and Strats as well. I have heard that Brent Mason among others has a DGT.
     
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    Is there an echo in here?
     
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    The last thing I think of when I see a PRS guitar is country music.

    There's probably some money being thrown around here
     
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    I think PRS has already made inroads into Nashville.
    As it should be, if you ask me.

    Gibson and Fender will always be there...but PRS will make it a trifecta on the electric side of things.

    My .02,
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    Sorry for the duplicate messages, due to my "fat fingers"!
     
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    Many, many Nashville Session players play DGTs (and other PRSes), no surprise at all to see them live.

    Brent Mason put on an incredible show at PRS Exp last weekend with his PRS NF3.
     
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    I witnessed the same thing,it seems just about every act at least one sideman was using a PRS,it fit the song most of the time so........I'm have some interest in a PRS swamp ash narrowfield being a single coil kinda guy,already have the humbucker thing with my cu-24,anyone own or played one?
     
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    I don't see this as anyting new. Three or four years ago I saw Martina McBride and noticed Greg Foresman playing mostly PRS... and a few capos, but I didn't notice the brand of capo. It all sounded good too. Dr Z Maz, a RAT and a TS also if that has any more to do with what is being used.
     
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    Or free guitars.
     
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    The last think I think of when I see CMA is country music.
     
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    "Today's Country" is classic rock with a "twang".

    PRS guitars fit very well into those sounds.

    I only saw the last few minutes of the CMA's... Brad Paisley wasn't playing a PRS!

    :wave

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    Giant hollowbody Gretsch's don't exactly scream "I'm country!" now do they? Image is for losers. Good instruments are for musicians.
     
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    I like old hurtin' country best - the kind where you just want to open an artery after listening. Today's country is sponsored by Prozac.
     
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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread here but I happened across it in a search and it sparked my interest...
    Most of us know this but after Nashville flooded a LOT of players lost gear - particularly Paisely, Urban, Gill, plus many of the studio guys like Mason (SoundCheck housed a ton of gear because of their cartage service). I recently got interested in PRS guitars and come to find out, after the flood, PRS either supplied/donated/sponsored lots of players (Mason for example) via instruments to keep them working - I bet this is a big reason that Mason did the PRS booth at NAMM and there's a new PRS Brent Mason Sig model as well.

    Again, just my observations, carry on...
     
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    i would say mr grissom probably planted the seed for prs guitars in roots/country a long time ago. i used them for years doing alot of roots-based stuff because they seemed to fit really well.
     

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