PRS, where to start?

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  1. Carlocki

    Carlocki Member

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    I want to buy my first prs no idea where to go

    what I like_
    pickups
    no active pick up sounds, like arpegios and crunch distortion, tremonti Hum seems fit but maybe starting with less gain is ok due I like old stuff

    woods
    I have alder and mohogany guitar and basswood
    i think with seymour duncan I prefer alder but for arpegios gibson hum on mohogany are supreme

    frets and scale
    I prefer jackson long scale
    I prefer jackson jumbo frets
    I prefer binding

    tremolo
    I have lots of Floyd rose, love it and I know hot to tune it
    my explorer gibson is ok without FR
    I have no 24 frests guitars

    Prs tremolo seems ok, no real need of a FR even if i Love alex lifeson

    budget
    i can afford 1750 euro or less os i think used or maybe waiting

    fav band in this days

    anathema, tremonti, shinedown, alter bridge

    in the past
    COheed and Cambria, black tide, bullet for my valentine, subsonica

    in the past past
    metallica iron maiden sepultura megadeth

    never ending loves
    Iron Maiden , megadeteh, coheed, RUSH

    from the past
    Lynyrd, venditti, battisti, bob seger, depeche mode, u2, pop is ok, Kiss, van halen





    my aims?
    an italian EP on international recent metal influences, yes singing in italian over high gain stuff
    I have a rock cover band
    I am producing little virtuoso soloing, still in progress :D
     
  2. McStrats

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    1,750 euro? get a plane ticket and spend a weekend in NYC.. buy yourself buy a pair of PRS CE22's or CE24 for about $800-$900-ea. Take them home to Italy and sell one for double what you paid for it and keep the one you like the best.
     
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  3. Carlocki

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    yes I aspected the contrary :D
    guy let prs out If you do not have 3300 euros


    Yes but I am far from a liuther
    I want something plug and play...and nice :D

    and also SE are ok? or better S2?
     
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  4. McStrats

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    SE and S2 are great. I would say that the S2 are on a par with the Core line but without the bling. My favorite is the S2 Mira.
     
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    You can get a 'plug and play' PRS CE22 in very good condition for $850 or so. I saw one at GC for $799 in near mint condition.
     
  6. pattste

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    I can't help you with a specific model as I'm not into that type of music. What I can tell you is that PRS makes great guitars but they have mediocre resale value. Don't buy new if you can avoid it. I don't know what the market is like in Italy, I would assume american guitars are priced sky high and selection is limited. With a budget of 1750 euros, you can get most "core" models on the used market. Check the online classifieds in your area.
     
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    Check out a PRS Paul's Guitar. You won't regret it... Simply incredible And versatile but may be a challenge at your price point. Can you live without a trem?

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  8. skhan007

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    I'd say find a used custom 22 or custom 24.
     
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  9. Carlocki

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    so If I don't go wrong:
    I have bought from Paul guitar a Jackson white, after 6 months everything becomes yellows
    I just asked an help for a jackson official repair but for used items everyone told is ****
    CE 22 - SE - S2 must verifiy among them.
    so no sinclecut or 24 custom?
     
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    S2 are a step up from SE, for sure - nicer bodies, better hardware, better electronics. I wouldn't discount an SE as a backup to an S2 - you could buy both new for your budget with some careful shopping.
     
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    does exist the singlecut for both?
     
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    I clarify myself
    a singlecut S2 would be ok but no tremolo
    so or a S2 custom could be ok
    only price are very hihg 1750 euro for this.
    used not great convinience.
     
  13. guitarnut_1

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    I'd say custom 24 used will get give you want you want. And used this is well within your budget in Europe.
     
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    speaking with real user that do what I want to play seems singlecut is more interesting

    the problem with S2 no tremolo bar.... and that tail si not so nice
     
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    I think the custom 22/24 is a better guitar... but this just my opinion.

    If you want a prs singlecut, get a used SC250 or SC245. Easily for 1500EUR.
     
  16. Carlocki

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    scale lenght what you give in term of sound?
     
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    The 245 has more of a vintage LP kind of sweetness to it. I prefer the 245. The 250 is more modern sounding. The Custom 24 is more or less a Swiss Knife guitar, it will give you tons of sound options. Probably the only PRS I would consider owning.
     
  18. Carlocki

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    so you are for a CU 24?
     
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    yes. Older custom 24s often go between 1500-1800eur. Pretty cool guitars. I think Paul launched 1000 new models and just confused many people with this.... the custom 24 is a solid guitar that can do many things.... quite well as well.

    I personally play almost only 24,75" scale length guitars. They play softer and easier. I wouldn't mind owning a custom 24, but I have enough gear lying around already.
     
  20. Carlocki

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    i love soft play...and I like the tremonti high gain stuff
     

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