Yup people just can’t seem to get it.
Where does the signal come from? It comes from how the strings vibrate.
Where does acoustic tone come from? It comes from how the strings vibrate.
It’s not about acoustic tone being able to affect electrical/magnetic signals, or not. Nobody ever said the...
Ahh, tonewood. The debate out there originates from offence taken against perceived opportunistic branding and pricing. A narrative is then concocted around the false flag (but catchy) soundbite “acoustic tone does not affect magnetic pickups” and presented as science.
Quite an egoistic and...
Well I certainly wish I was a dealer selling Collection guitars. The poor customers won’t ever see the guitars though. :p
But I’d reserve one Pernambuco neck blank for posterity and make a Collection 594 with “Celtic Knots knotted up in Vine” inlays.
It did not escape me that there are now two...
I evaluate electric guitar tone by playing them acoustically. Sounds counter intuitive but it’s not.
Whether its air molecules or pickups that are aping the string vibration, both apes eventually deliver the same result.
One ape occurs naturally and directly, while the other ape was designed...
For what it’s worth, one of my top 3 sounding PRS guitars has a full African Blackwood neck (neck + FB). I can’t describe tone meaningfully other than with perception based terms like woody, full ranged, slick. At its birth Paul Reed Smith proclaimed it a magic guitar. So I have nothing but good...
Biggest bugbears in the PRS I own:
Pickup covers that tarnish easily (some guitars)
Frets that tarnish easily (all guitars)
Yellowing finish (a small minority)
Cloudiness in finish (a small minority)
Other than that, it’s five by five