PRS that's tonally between LP + Strat?

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  1. ecbluesman54

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    I have never really gotten into PRS, but was curious what model I would look to to get somewhere between the thickness of a LP, and the single coils of a Strat. I have a LP, and a Strat so I was looking for something a little different than the two.
    What is the most versatile PRS excluding the Mira?

    Thanks!
     
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    Swamp Ash Special.
     
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    + 1 or.. Custom 24 or Johnny Hiland model


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    Thanks, I will check both the Swamp ash special, and custom 24 out. I had a chance to play a Johnny Hiland model, and wasn't crazy about the neck.
     
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    Definitely the Cu24. Check out both the 5-way rotary and 3-way toggle with push/pull configurations, as they provide slightly different tones.
     
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    I am really a newbie when it comes to PRS. is the 5 way rotary standard on the CU24?
     
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    Awesome, what model is that?
    I need to go do some reading up on PRS
     
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  10. Joe_Steeler

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    I agree, SAS.

    However, it will do something in between a Strat and an LP but none dead. Henceforth I never bonded with it and sold mine.
     
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    I felt like my CE24 was really LP-ish in the neck while getting a Strat-humbucker bridge vibe. That's a cheaper option and they are wicked fiddles.
     
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    SAS. Nothing comes close.
     
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    Both that and the 3-way toggle with push/pull are both 'standard'. You'll see near equal amounts of each out there. And again, the tones are similar, but not exactly the same. I prefer the rotary, but others swear by the toggle.
     
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    PRS has its own sound, this is the most important and often forgotten aspect of these fantastic guitars.
    To reply to your question, CE line. The maple neck gives them the kind of attack you could expect from a Fender, but they are much more thick than Fenders. I have as CE-22, and I'm buying a McCarty or SC245.
     
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    PRS Custom series was created to wed the Les Paul to the strat. How effectively any guitar can do that remains in question, but that was the intention.
     
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    Surely the DGT is close too, its unreal.
     
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    I'm quite surprised no-one has mentioned the 513. I can remember the one I played being unbelievably versatile....maybe too much so ...
     
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    this is one of those things that you'll just have to play a few, threw gear similar to yours, to feel and hear. I still own my LP and Strat, and have been playing PRS for 19 years as well.

    I would think that a 24 fret model might feel a bit 'foreign' in your hands since LPs are 22 and strats are either 21 or 22. So the Custom 24, CE24, Mira, Santana, Standard 24 - might not feel familiar in your hands even though all but the Santana have coil splitting modes. In the 22 fretters, the Custom 22 was just discontinued - but they have many models left - McCartys, DiMeolas, Swamp Ash Special (also just discontinued) etc.

    Now - the 24 fret models did not feel foreign in my hands originally in 1990 when I bought one (I was taking a strat and an LP to practice and gigs at the time) - it felt like a strat with humbuckers, except it also had a set neck.

    Hmm - perhaps if you could say which guitar you play more - the strat or the LP it might help. If its the strat - perhaps the customs or CEs, if the LP - perhaps the McCarty or DiMeola.

    Send me an e-mail if you want to chat further - have fun playing new guitars!

    edit - forgot to mention - hang around Birds and Moons for a while and ask questions - the amount of info available on that forum about PRS is amazing.
    http://forums.birdsandmoons.com/forum/index.php
     
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    I would say a DGT; SAS is also a really good guitar.
     
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    I have an 89 classic electric with an alder body that nails what your looking for tone wise. if you can find one with an alder body give it a try.
     

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