New Mayer Prototype?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by PeterK, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    I do understand the aesthetics of this guitar and the challenge that PRS must have. There is a certain expectation of the look of a S type guitar. A Strat is so iconic that even people who know nothing about guitars know exactly how it should look, and you can't mess with the look too much and it still be an S type. It must be hard to keep that image and also retain the PRS identity. The devil will be in the details though.
     
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  2. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I think you’re absolutely right. It could have been a real headbreaker to navigate the balance between originality, what the artist wants, and what the market wants. If you look at Paul, he’s aged more over the last year or so.
     
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  3. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    I'm not sure it's just what the artist wants, it's as much what the audience expects to see.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Err.....better check your beer aisle.....not the cooler at 7-Eleven! :D
     
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  5. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    It's one thing to fit in here. It's another to make fun of us like this. We *know* we're liars - you don't have to point it out!

    Seems so obvious, doesn't it?

    Cody Kirby told a story about Ricky Skaggs playing his PRS acoustic at a festival. Cody said the guitar sounded unbelievable, and he was anxious to hear what people thought. He said he wandered through the crowd, and all he heard was, "What was Skaggs doing up there? Can you believe he wasn't playing a dreadnaught?"
     
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  6. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Only when I'm drinking. :D
     
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    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    "The king of beers, and the breakfast of champions" Budwizer has no cork! :D
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Gah! Where's the face palm emoji when you need it!
     
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  9. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Oh yeah? Apparently you have never had one of these within an inch of death beatings the Ginger Goddess delivers...However...I'm pretty tough so I just play dead and go to my happy place to slow my heart rate to probably dead...The CR was worth it. I've been training my mind to withstand higher pain thresholds the Archon will bring. So far, I'm numb from about the neck up:confused:....hold the invite though as a back up if you don't mind:D;)
     
  10. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Yes, PRS Body shape, and hopefully pattern regular neck, but either of those are great.

    uh, please don't be offended, but... NO! I mean, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Besides, I have heard that they put something in the water here that makes us all be like that.
     
  11. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Beatings from a redhead? Sign me up!
     
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  12. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Speaking of beatings, I've been thinking PRS are going to take a beating over this guitar no matter what.

    Previous offerings: "It's not close enough to a Strat, just buy a Fender."
    Now: "It's too close to a Strat, just buy a Fender."​

    It's a good thing that all us goofs on the internet added together still only make up a small amount of the guitar buying market.

    I get some of the outrage though. Lots of other companies make "Strats", but PRS is so well known for being its own thing that people get emotionally invested in it. I remember being pissed when they first came out with the original Singlecut. And then I rolled my eyes at the DC3 a decade later. I guess I've mellowed because now I don't care so much about that and I just want the best guitar for the job.

    I did read over on ye olde Gear Page that someone who recently took a factory tour saw a bunch of them on the line nearing completion, so that's exciting.
     
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  13. RedGuitars

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    Wasn’t trying to start any sort of dust up. I just don’t care where or if the haters are spewing forth...
     
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  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Likewise! As long as it isn't Carrot-Top :confused::eek:o_O
     
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  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Laughed out loud at that one. But yeah, Scott says that like he's complaining or something. So don't be playing the "pour ole me" routine. We all know there is a serious upside that goes with that fire... ;)
     
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  16. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    DILLY DILLY!
     
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  17. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars New Member

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    Tried to find the TGP post of which you speak. No luck.

    Cool if they’re finally more than just rumor though.
     
  18. John Mayer's Granddaddy

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    I'm back
     
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  19. John Mayer's Granddaddy

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    For the record, came out with the W
     
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  20. John Mayer's Granddaddy

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    You are batshit crazy man
     
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