2020 Silver Sky QC issues

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by fuze, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    There are so many great PRS dealers out there, I just don’t understand why anyone spending PRS money would want to get mucked up dealing with MF or GC.
     
  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Yes, the OP specifically blamed PRS QC. Did you not read the OP?
     
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  3. mr_spoons

    mr_spoons New Member

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    Thanks for your help zerolight, I'll probably see if I can get some new screws.
     
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  4. RJK Tech

    RJK Tech New Member

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    I have bought several guitars from MF and never had a problem.

    In my experience they do not ship GC store inventory to customers. I’m guessing they
    do not mix inventory between the two.

    When you buy from MF you are not getting small luthier owned store attention. It’s obvious, but it doesn’t make it a blame worthy company to deal with. At least as far as damaged guitars and poorly controlled quality.

    I bet MF guitars see less human handling than most prs dealers before it ends up in the customers hands.
     
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  5. Geo408

    Geo408 New Member

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    “Caveat emptor”... when buying from MF, Especially since the bankruptcy. They do ship from GC store inventory, both new and used. ( the MF website reflects this ) I’ve had two bad experiences with them, (which I won’t go into in this thread) and I’ve learned that I will only buy accessories or factory sealed small items from them.
     
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  6. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    MF is GC, same company, MF is online only.
     
  7. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Yes! I've been buying from ZZounds for a while am convinced they are affiliated with AMS, as I've received boxes with AMS written on them.

    The only QC issues I had were def manufacturer defects. Finish bubbles and bad wiring...on S2 models. Imports have been great!
     
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  8. George molz

    George molz New Member

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    The only " problem" I've had buying from MF and I've bought alot from them and and GC and Sweetwater too, was a scratch and dent cheapo Ibanez GIO GAX 70. Got it for like 80 bucks because of a nick on the headstock. After about a month the fretboard cracked and separated from the neck at the 1st fret. Called MF ,they had me send it back and they refunded my money.
    I'm actually waiting on a blem SE 245 right now, I'll keep using them until they give me a reason not to.
    That said, the set screws on the bridge of the guitar in this thread would really bother me at this price point. Being able to feel them and actually having them scratch your hand, to me, are very different things. I have Squiers that don't scratch my hand from playing them. To me it would be a little upsetting at that price. I'd call MF and tell em about it, they may discount a little and I'd fix it myself. I wouldn't return a guitar I otherwise liked just for that but I'd be less than pleased.
    Beautiful guitar BTW!
     
  9. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob New Member for almost a year...

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    I’m kinda the opposite, at least over the last year when stores have been closed. If you buy from warehouse stock then usually the guitar hasn’t been handled since it left the factory (or played and clumsily placed back on its hook in the store by some over exuberant prospective buyer) which means any defects can be simply traced back to the manufacturing/packaging process.

    Sure, if you can play an instrument and verify that it’s pristine before buying then great, but buying from store stock if you can’t play it first... bit of a no-no for me. Yes, two supposedly identical guitars can feel quite different to each other, but at the end of the day there aren’t many things that can’t be adjusted to your liking.
     
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  10. fuze

    fuze New Member

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    Just received my 3rd one from Musicians Friend, and its worse than the first 2.

    Black specs in the clear coat, rough finish near the neck joint, and some kind of yellow stains splattered near the neck. So frustrating that they are sooooo sloppy. Loose jack and loose strap holders on this one too.

    Guess im just going to pump the brakes in my Silver Sky GAS for now.
     
  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    That's ridiculous.
    I'd be willing to bet that if you polled every SS owner here, you'd get a less than 2% problem rate. The idea that you got 3 bad ones in a row is nuts.
     
  12. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Would have been cool to post some pics to back up the claims.
     
  13. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Yep it was three in a row for me too...I kept the last one and fixed the wiring myself. Each one had something different "wrong".

    I also aquired 3 more PRSi since then with no issues.
     
  14. ThePanda

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    I just got back from a guitar center that had a SS Maple. It looked really good. The saddles and frets were well done. No sharp edges.

    For the people having issues, contact the stores first to try and resolve it (another guitar, repair work credit, etc). If that doesn't work try PRS and see if they will warranty it.

    I doubt the issues your having are the norm.
     
  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Go to a different dealer. There are a lot of reputable ones.
     
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  16. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    I can only think you guys are getting returned , used guitars being sold as new other wise this makes ZERO sense. I have never even gotten 3 used PRS in a row that were bad let alone 3 new bad PRS. I would contact PRS directly at this point they will get you sorted.
     
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