Why so much PRS hate?

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  1. SupremeDalek

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    I recently ordered a custom PRS...I love these things, I'm a fan of the company and Paul, their people are fantastic, and I've never held a dud. Obviously there are some I've liked more than others, but I've never seen a crap PRS. As far as electrics go, there's nothing is rather own.

    So, throughout the forums there seem to be lots of people that very seriously dislike (bordering on hating) PRS guitars. Is there a reason for these feelings? Is there anything besides "I just don't get along with them?"
     
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    Is that really a thing? This place grew out of a PRS forum, and plenty of people here have owned and played (and/or continued to own and play) PRS guitars. I had four in the past, and while I've moved on, I still think they make high quality guitars.
     
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    ahh don't be so sensitive. :)
    Who cares what the fashion junkies here think.

    This week they dump on PRS, next week it's Gibson, week after it's whatever. A few people start it and the rest just jump on the band wagon :)

    PRS make good guitars - nothing to hate imo :)
     
  5. Boeing bloke

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    You could say that about almost any manufacturer it seems. No one is immune...

    And you could say that about almost anything...why so much Apple hate? Chevy hate? Delta airlines hate? John Mayer hate.....People seem to feel the need to advertise to the world that their own preference is sooooooo much more informed than yours. Maybe we’re all guilty at one time or another.

    Try, buy and enjoy:D
     
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    Why so much Gibson hate? People just bash what they don't like. That's all there is to it.
     
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    Kinda boring? Little birdies? Not a strat or a les Paul: identity issues...? Paul himself?
     
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    I don't hate them. They just do nothing for me. A guitar has to look good for me to take it off the hook in a store. And IMHO their finishes look hideous and I don't like their shapes. Fortunately there are lots of better looking guitars that play well so I'm covered.
     
  10. jvin248

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    Arguments mostly about

    -Quilts and Birds. Quilts and Birds. Quilts and Birds.

    -Prices that only Dentists and Lawyers pay.

    Of course, the counter argument is about LPs

    -Headstock repairs. Headstock repairs. Headstock repairs.

    -Prices that only Lawyers and Dentists pay.
    ... until there's one with a headstock repair!

    No different than Ford! Chevy! Dodge! arguments on car and truck forums. Or pick some Football teams. Or Radishes. I'll bet there is a gardening forum where trolls and well-meaning opinions are fought with just as much attitude over what variety of Radish is best!

    Last week I looked up Reverb inventory and about 15% of the PRS's were used while 50% of the Les Pauls were used. Why is that? Must be a glut of LPs getting dumped... Or seventy years of them out there. However, Fender's main models only had about 20% used showing up though.

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    You're imagining things if you think there's "so much hate" for PRS.
     
  12. Surgeon

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    lots of people on the internet like to bash what they can't afford. It's mostly as simple as that.
     
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    Because people hate to strap on a guitar that doesn't make them look like Jimmy Page in front of the mirror, regardless of whether it plays well or sounds good.

    Also, I don't think people hate Gibson as much as they hate the company that it became under Henry.
     
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    Why all the hate? Because the world is full of hate.
     
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    Who would want to look like Jimmy Page?
     
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    Lol. Crybaby PRS owners.

    You don’t like my guitar waaaaaaah
     
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    What cracks me up is the "got no soul" thing.

    The guitar's job is to provide notes. It's our job to provide soul.

    Hope you enjoy your new guit.
     
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    I don't really care what someone else thinks.
    I think if you like PRS, you probably notice the posts from people that really dislike them.
    Same with Gibson, there's just as much hate for them.
     
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