Silver Sky Warranty coverage? Unexpected wear????

ELmiguel

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lots of PRS protectionists in this thread

To the OP:
call PRS, don't bother with TGP
I have a Fender Strat that's been gigged regularly (nightly sometimes) since 1965
the bridge is dirty and dull looking but isn't rusting
and the numbers on the knobs are fine

If this was a Gibson guitar, this thread would be 100 pages already
 
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Johnny Alien

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While sweat will oxidize some parts, having that happen within 4 months (even with a heavy sweating) seems to be excessive. If the part was a quality part I would feel it would be much longer before having issues. And the fact that the OP has other guitars that don't have bad oxidization suggests that maybe something is up.
 

Ps28

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I had a chance to see Gallagher's Strat close up when it was in luthier Chris Eccleshall's shop for servicing in the early '70s. The bridge was a solid hunk of rust.
wow, I bet. He sweat through his pickups especially the bridge pickup. I read it had to be replaced fairly regularly with a DiMarzio.
 

Tim Plains

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Can't you guys tell this is a troll thread? I mean, who gigs a PRS, really? They're trophies, wall ornaments, that don't actually leave the house. This here is proof, see, gig it once and the whole thing falls apart.

j/k
 
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ljholland

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I am sure that PRS will happily send you $5 worth of plastic knobs.
Actually, they may not. In my experience with replacing parts on my PRS, the entire guitar needed to go back to the factory for the replacements. They seem to want to carefully control the parts floating around the market.
 

Stev0Griffin

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I’m curious as to what type of bridge is on the SS. Is it the Core model PRS bridge, or do they use the import / budget bridge on it? Even though my CE is considered Core, it still uses the import bridge.

Maybe the import bridges aren’t as solid as the domestic ones?
 

cap10kirk

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I’m curious as to what type of bridge is on the SS. Is it the Core model PRS bridge, or do they use the import / budget bridge on it? Even though my CE is considered Core, it still uses the import bridge.

Maybe the import bridges aren’t as solid as the domestic ones?
It's different from any other PRS bridge. It's more like a vintage Fender 6 screw bridge, not the typical PRS/Mann type bridge. I'm not exactly sure where the bridge on the Silver Sky is made, but I'd be surprised if it's not imported.
 

TheThirdChild

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In what universe is it "normal wear" for a bridge to start rusting in 4 months?

I have acidic sweat which eats into metal stuff like buttons, belt buckles, and guitar strings. I have played thousands of hours, some very sweaty, on my 2008 SG. There is rust on the pickguard screws (which is fine because they're cheap and easy to replace) but zero rust on the bridge. Also a 2000 dollar guitar having knobs that lose their markings in under a year? That **** should be injected through the knob. My 60 dollar PS4 controller has the button symbols injected from top to bottom so they can't wear off. It costs very little to do that compared to all the woodwork and man hours involved in making a good guitar. There's no excuse.

There's definitely the chance this is a troll thread, but I'm honestly more bothered that TGP is defending garbage quality.
 

OldN'inTheWay

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"I had a chance to see Gallagher's Strat close up when it was in luthier Chris Eccleshall's shop for servicing in the early '70s. The bridge was a solid hunk of rust."

I believe Gallagher drank alcohol excessively, which can do some pretty harmful things to your body chemistry.
 

Fuchsaudio

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Maybe the import bridges aren’t as solid as the domestic ones?
The cost of plating has skyrocketed. I needed a part chromed for my car and was shocked at the prices various vendors quoted. Thanks the EPA and regulations. Fender's amps now have painted black panels and not chrome due to cost and RoHs regulations. Plating is ugly business. I don't doubt the plating today isn't what it was years ago.

My local chrome guy recently sold his shop. I asked why and he said "I can't spit on the sidewalk without filling in EPA paperwork".
 

orogeny

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i figured the bridge would be stainless steel. petillo uses stainles steel on all of my guitars (and springsteen's too) for this very sweaty reason. even the screws on my pickguard.
 

Mr Fingers

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No, a guitar shouldn't wear that quickly, and the OP's question is reasonable. He was trying to find out if others are seeing corrosion issues. Yes, some players have corrosive sweat, and asking about that is reasonable, too. Have the OP's other guitars corroded similarly? I find it laughable that many posters think that all wear is OK and that durability is not an issue. Sure, it can't be covered under warranty, but wanting to know if something holds up well or not is a smart question, particularly for those of us who actually play our guitars a lot to make, you know, uh, music for people...
 

Fuchsaudio

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i figured the bridge would be stainless steel. petillo uses stainles steel on all of my guitars (and springsteen's too) for this very sweaty reason. even the screws on my pickguard.
Not sure of the cost difference between plating steel and using stainless. It IS much harder to machine and stamp.
 




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