The waiting game...who’s playing?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Tosca, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. derFunk

    derFunk New Member

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    I get what you're saying, and you're right. That's just an excuse. When I was 19 (more than 20 years ago) I bought a Buffet-Crampon R13 clarinet. It's the PRS McCarty 10-top of clarinets, and priced similarly. I was an instrumental music ed major and my clarinet teacher told me I needed the best tools. And he was absolutely right. A professional carpenter wouldn't use no-name tools, so I shouldn't either. I played the hell out of that thing and kept it maintained. Replaced the pads every couple years, kept the silver keys polished. It was great, and I miss that thing. I sold it five or six years ago when I had a pile of debt. Sold it for more than I paid for it because in 1996 dollars I got it for $1500. The new buyer got a $1000 discount and I pocketed some cash (and it was my cash; I worked my tail off that summer to afford it). Wish I could have bought 3 or 4, since it was an investment at that point. I must have played 20 instruments that day, and that was one of the coolest experiences of my life.

    One day I'll go for a core PRS, I'm sure. But that day isn't today. ;)
     
  2. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I was in constant state of "order and wait" when I was playing Jackson/Charvel. At one point the CS had a 2 year waiting period. The USA Select models (similar to PRS Core) were "batch built" based on colors and specs. This was all before FMIC - during the Akai-era - when a USA made guitar with high quality parts was $1299 - $1499 depending on color, with a case. The CS was a lot more open to doing pretty much anything you wanted, so I could order "non-standard" stuff without the "Masterbuilder" fee FMIC put into place.

    Anyway, it was easy to go to my local dealer, where I spent A LOT of money, and do CS orders for low down, lol. Essentially, I would spec a guitar and make payments on it over the two years. It made for great NGDs, but I'd often not care about the specs anymore by the time I got the guitar. It was easy to be a "kid in the candy store", but be VERY "bummed" when the guitar actually arrived. I'd flip them at a loss - I mean, who gets excited about someone else's "dream guitar", right???

    Where does this put me with PRS? I buy used, lol. I don't have to wait and since there aren't too many options for PRS (unless you go PS) I don't feel I am missing anything. Luckily for me my Jackson/Charvel days taught me to be REALLY sure about what I want before I order something "custom". The day will come where I do a PS, but for now Reverb.com is my friend, lol.....
     
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  3. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Holy crap, why didn't I think of this reason??? It's much better than just admitting the truth.... new truck, new car, new camper in the last 12 months = no new PRS guitars, unless I sell a few others first.
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Aside from the amount of guitars I could buy with their incomes, that sounds awful. F@cking two women in my life? Exhausting. I want one of their ex-husbands so I can tap out early.

    I told y’all from the beginning that John was gonna ruin all our property values.


    Now you’re speaking my language.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I could name eight.
     
  6. Dormouse

    Dormouse New Member

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    I've got an Artist Package 24-08 on order. Last I heard it should be in mid-August. Much better than I was initially quoted so I'm hoping it holds!
     
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  7. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    ACK!! When did you order it?

    I ordered an Artist Package 24-08 last November. I've been told this October (11 months). I'm HOPING for something shorter, but I've heard nothing definitive.
     
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  8. Dormouse

    Dormouse New Member

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    I ordered in March & was told to expect a 12 month wait. But I got a call a couple weeks ago that said now they were estimating mid-August. Hopefully there's a mess of 24-08s about to roll out of the factory & we're both in it!
     
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  9. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I was thinking the same thing, until I realized that the “amount of guitars I could buy with their incomes” thing was pretty awesome, because it might include amps.

    So I changed my mind. I’ll take both, please. :)

    “The sex with two women would be pretty good, too.”

    “For me, sure. For them, well, highly doubtful.”
     
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  10. JustRob

    JustRob Just a member

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    I'm just waiting on a cabinet.

    And I really have a stupid reason. I could go buy any one I want. But I received a "bonus gift card" from work and GC was the merchant I chose.
    But alas, the PRS cab I had my eye on has sold and the card hasn't arrived yet.

    So i guess my waiting is self imposed, over a few dollars....
    (Along with the MT 112 not being available).
     
  11. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump New Member

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    What is this "need" thing you keep referring to?
     
  12. dcm_guitar

    dcm_guitar New Member

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    I HOPE SO!!!!!
     
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  13. Ruxster

    Ruxster New Member

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    Oh I agree.

    This year I have ordered:
    Custom 24
    MT 15
    Silver Sky
    and just this week a 594 Singlecut

    So far I have the SIlver Sky and the head of the MT 15. I am really learning what patience is!
     
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  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    Actually, I just realized that I too am playing the waiting game. The version I'm playing though, is where I'm waiting to have enough money to buy another PRS. Slightly different, (much less popular here) version of "The Waiting Game." :)
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    I that what you do to bread dough before you bake it?
     
  16. bodia

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

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    Good year, so far! What's on tap for the back half of the year? :p
     
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  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Yeah, I know. It ain’t about “need,” and it ain’t about “deserve.”

    I’d feel less guilty if I needed it, let’s put it that way instead. ;)

    Do you have to want to collect guitars before you’re a collector, or does it just sneak up on you? Because I don’t want to collect guitars; I never think about ‘adding guitars to my collection’. I don’t want to collect them all, I don’t want everything in a series, I just want to play various PRS models.

    This is very scary territory for me. :eek:
     
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  18. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    This is a direct quote from the “Enablers Handbook” - $12.99 from all good book shops. Available on Kindle download!;)

    I’d describe you as “dabbling” if that makes you feel any better!:D
     
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  19. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    It just happens. Do recall when I first joined up and started a thread about how we should all try and only play one guitar for awhile? That was stupid.
     
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  20. Tonart

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

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    I think a lot of it comes from passion for these guitars, to browse and enjoy looking at them online. Then you see something, as from then on want and need is blurred. That’s really where it happens. The internet has really changed things.
     
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