2019 Lineup just released!

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by MichaelC24, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. MichaelC24

    MichaelC24 New Member

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    Hey all, just a heads up that PRS have released the new 2019 lineup, including a few new killer models as well as updated current production models.

    Now let me preface this by saying I am such a PRS fanboy, almost to my detriment....

    Im just asking the question for educational purposes, and to get a better idea of why, aside from the DW CE... that there are no models with a maple board?!
    Was really hoping for a CE Maple neck & board, or a re release of the SE models with the maple neck....
    I really hope I don’t come across as if I’m complaining, and understand that they can never satisfy everyone...but I just find it so interesting that there is not enough of a market for them to introduce some additional models. It seems like I’m always seeing artist/private stock runs with this option, and bear in mind not all of us have the luxury of affording something in that price range.

    Lastly, with the rosewood situation being what it is, and maple being a plentiful option I just can’t wrap my head around it. Then again, I shouldn’t question the Professionals...

    On another note, some great new things coming from PRS this coming year, and looking forward to some more surprises as we get closer to NAMM!
     
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  2. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Idk but I might have to sell a kidney to get one of those CE24 Semi-Hollows..
     
  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Oh, thank goodness there’s nothing I gotta have.
     
  4. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    S2 Starla & Mira both discontinued by the look of it... :(
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Whoa! I didn’t notice that!
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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  7. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    That is mildly annoying, because it will drive up the prices for the old Core Miras and Starlas, which I've been eyeballing for a while but cannot commit any funds towards until next summer at the earliest...
     
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  8. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Those acoustics are looking mighty tasty these days!
     
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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Almost makes me wish I were a hippy or a cowboy.
     
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  10. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I do have to say I wasn't too impressed by their first run of acoustics. Everyone I played sounded and felt really dead.

    These new ones however are quite a step up. They play and sound nice. I'd consider one as a backup especially if I played out more.
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I’m not a steel string acoustic guy, and have never tried an SE acoustic but... damn, these look fantastic! And there’s enough shell on ‘em to open a seafood restaurant.
     
  12. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    Looks like it's the used market for me to get my Starla a sister, or a cousin in the Mira.
     
  13. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    Or...it won't because there isn't enough demand to keep making new ones...? *flips coin*
     
  14. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Boiled down your post a bit, but I'm right there with you. Maple has a long history in instrument making, and given all the Lacey Act and CITES stuff going on, seems good ol' 'Murican maple would be much easier to procure and export. That said the majority of PRS' guitars made over the last 30+ years have relied on the mahogany/rosewood neck format, and it could be PRS feels they have a proven formula that works for their guitars.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    Dudes, I could get into one of those acoustics, and I never play acoustic!
     
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  16. Dead&Co

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    The CE 24 Semi-Hollow...

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  17. Audie

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    The HBII with no piezo is gone. That could be a sign the HBII 594 will step in there! Whaaaat! The HXDA is gone from the lineup as well as many options in the artist package. No more maple necks and boards, no more rosewood necks or brazilian boards, and less colors. Bummer! I guess the wood library stuff is doing well and they are making bou coup guitars these days overall, I guess they needed to come up for air somewhere and trim it down somewhere. Very surprised about the HXDA.
     
  18. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    My problem is that I have a killer acoustic and it's the benchmark for everything I play. So when something sounds dull and it feels like I really have to work at playing it I put it down almost immediately.

    I really want to check some of those new SE Acoustics out! Hopefully I will stumble across some during my travels.
     
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  19. 68reissue

    68reissue New Member

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    Those acoustic are GORGEOUS. As far as the electrics go, there’s nothing to distract me from my SE Custom 24s. The exotic veneers on the SE Customs look great, but I find my Whale Blue and Trampas Green plenty eye-catching for my needs.
     
  20. oldjock

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    I'm not a fussy guy and Christmas is coming. I really like both the CE 24 Semi-Hollow or SE Custom 24 so if you're listening Santa ....
    If you can't pull it off , I'm looking at a kidney and a lung because I live in Canada.
     

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