Silver Sky Warranty coverage? Unexpected wear????

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  1. CV-H

    CV-H Member

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    Okay..

    I do have pics, but like my math skills, i cannot figure out how to put the pictures up on here?

    This is a real discussion, but your answers are hilarious.
     
  2. gerg6

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    Mine did this as well.

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  3. CV-H

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    Okay, so that is what happened to mine as well, except more severe. Hows your volume knob writing?
     
  4. texrun38

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    Now this is actually interesting. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Balls

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    I'll bet the POS didn't even come with a hardshell case.
     
  6. DustyRhodesJr

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    Claim denied! :D

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    "Hey. I got a bottom line to meet."
    Paul Reed Juszkiewicz
     
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  8. McShred

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    I put 10,000 miles on my tires, they are starting to show wear. Do I have a warranty claim?

    This is why we can't have nice things.
     
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  9. petty1818

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    Totally different guitar but I was never super happy with my PRS Vela. The knobs have always felt cheap to me and apparently they are from the core models. Within a month or two of using it, primarily at home, the pickup selector started to cut out randomly, the volume and tone knobs became scratchy and the output jack had issues. I contacted PRS and they basically did not care.
     
  10. CV-H

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    I feel it’s odd that most commenting think it’s idiotic to be concerned about the volume knobs numbers wearing off so quickly or the bridge oxidizing so quickly when this is suppose to be a fairly high end quality product . I expected more. I know none of my other guitars have let me down in that way. I just wondered if this was typical of the silver Sky or in general PRS ? I do not think PRS will accept the claim because I understand the wear part , but I do think it’s unacceptable. I mean 4 months ! If they want to within hold a quality rep I hope they look into this bridge problem.
     
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  11. Hector Arcadius

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    It is called: R E L I C I N G.



    And apparently OP, you can make a living of relicing other people's guitars, too! Lucky bastard! :rotflmao
     
  12. Bossanova

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    Eh, get a Gibson next time! ;)
     
  13. SinglecutGuy

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    I don’t have time to read all 5 pages to see if this has been recommended, but PRS’ bridges are a nickel/silver hybrid which means they are more prone to tarnishing. The sound quality is superior, though.

    Go to the local autoparts store and buy a can of “Blue Magic” metal polish. This will clear up the oxidation/tarnish you’re experiencing. Make sure to wipe down the guitar extensively after every gig, and make sure to keep it in a dry environment when possible. It’s summer, it’s humid.

    I used to purchase industrial strength silica packets for my PRS cases in the summer to help with this. It works.
     
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    Love this!
     
  15. Mike Duncan

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    I do love some PRS wear and tear...
     
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    Depending on the amount of wear you absolutely have a warranty claim. Most tires are warrantied for around 35-50,000 miles.
     
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  18. Zado

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    you seem unhappy with you current purchase. Sell it and get a Suhr, pretty much everyone who posted here seems eager to help you get rid of the burden.
     
  19. Drew816

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    I'll up your prediction, 13 at least more likely 17...

    As for the guitar, the bridge components aren't the normal Mil-Con PRS bridges that are built like a tank; your guitar is a Strat and those saddles are gonna wear. You sweat, they age, lots of other options out there for saddles made of more durable metals (less rust prone) or non-metal to begin with; but your tone will be affected.

    I had this happen with an early relic Custom Shop Strat, a couple of months of hard play and the saddles started to oxidize and it became a true relic. My other modern bridge Custom Shop looked new the day I sold it 15 years later.

    As for the numbers on the knobs, 4 months of gigging and they're starting to loose their paint. Perhaps that's a bit early but it's going to happen with constant use and there's an easy and cheap fix...

    How does the guitar SOUND?
     
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  20. Ugly Bunny

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    i’ll keep an eye on my Silver Sky. Personally, i plan to play it into the ground, so some rust and numbers wearing off is not an issue. But if I were looking to keep it as nice as possible for as long as possible with prospects of resale, I can understand the frustration. I’d be interested in seeing pics of the knobs...
     

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