Why so much PRS hate?

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  1. AaeCee

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    I'd kill to have that particular guitar.

    OK, maybe not actually kill, but I'd definitely maim. ;)
     
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  2. The bear

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    I am feeling the hate build up just looking at it.
     
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  3. Bodeanicus

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    Lots of people never emotionally mature, and think all other peioke are impressed by price tags. Ego blow... they're not. Only the fraction of other stunted, entitled children. Most people literally don't care, and think it's crass.
     
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    I suspect you're speaking more for the RHOTW (Relic Haters Of The World) than yourself, but considering that it's one of a very few they've ever produced, I surmise there's a great deal of ambivalence among the ranks within PRS as well.
     
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    Say what you want about Paul: he's ate uo with ADD, he's condescending, he's a contemptuous smart ass. He encourages "tone" myths he knows are false to sell guitars. All those are true.

    BUT, at a young age, he managed to make a Strat and a Paul have a baby, and got a major musician to endorse his guitar.

    That said, I played one of the early production models back in the late 80's, early 90's. The black bolt on model with the maple neck and fretboard. I wasn't impressed. I tried a couple of others during the 90's. Same thing. They were all set up badly, so I'll give slack there. But nothing about them made me want to try another. Especially the price tag vs the performance.

    However, I can pick up any Les Paul that doesn't have the action 1/2" of the fretboard and play it. But that's just me. I learned on a LP.

    If they work for you, great. Apparently, they're doing something right. I just can't justify the price, and I don't like gaudy figured tops, or frankly stupid burst color combinations, or the bird inlays. And I'm not paying $600+ for an import version.
     
  7. Bodeanicus

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    Yeah, but who really cares about that guy? Not to be mean, he found a way to make his gig work, and he can definitely play. But he ain't Mayer on songwriting, is he?
     
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    I think the hate has subsided substantially in the last 3-4 years. Don't really see it from ordinary guitar players these days. Only a few of the inflated ego, brand whores. You get a few of them on the opposite camp too, the ones that remind me of Apple users evangelizing Steve Jobs. But they are generally really nice guitars, even the SE's punch above their price. The pickups sometimes sound a bit flat, but the guitars themselves are very playable. I actually prefer the 24.5 amd 25 inch scales better than the standard 25.5 and 24 3/4 inches.
     
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  9. hunter

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    No it was Martin Mull:

     
  10. hunter

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    You play in a "den of sin"?

    Where do folks come up with this stuff.

    hunter
     
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  11. Tag

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    As opposed to tight spandex pants, pimple covered faces, playing cliche pentatonic dweedle dee de licks on Strats and LPs through buzzy Marshalls.
    :D
     
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    I play PRS and Mesa/Boogie. I walk this lonely road. Lol.
     
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  13. xmd5a

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    As opposed to The Boss.
     
  14. The bear

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    One of my main guitars is a relic.
     
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    I don't think I'm the only one who thinks 90% of PRS guitars look ugly, and the bird inlays are stupid. And, I've never played a great sounding PRS. I played about 25 of them, but they're mostly from the 90s. I told my friend about it, and he said he had played 4 great ones. I asked him how many he had played. He said over 200. He's a luthier who also does repair, so I'm sure he's played many of them.

    That said, I don't hate them. I just don't have any interest. I'm sure I'll never own one.
     
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  16. bucketsofcake

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    I'm neither a PRS fan nor a hater. Just an agnostic bystander who likes telecasters.
     
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  17. Bodeanicus

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    I like Teles too, mang.
     
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  18. Bodeanicus

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    What do you think a bar is?
     
  19. Bodeanicus

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    Don't be mean, bro. Let him relive his glory days.
     
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    The lonely road of good taste!
     

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