Any word on new guitar models for 2013?

Discussion in 'PRS News' started by Mgamm1ll, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. hemantooth

    hemantooth New Member

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    With the return of the SC245 and it's inclusion in the expanded Artist Package program, you can essentially order a SC58 that way. The expansion of the Artist Package program makes the higher end production models redundant, like the Quatro and the 58's. I think it's a good move, more options!
     
  2. Fox77

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    That's why I posted this for you over at VR: http://www.vintagerocker.com/forum/showthread.html?18647-Something-for-th3M1ke-m Did you see it? :D

    On topic - this line-up raises a lot of questions:

    - will the 2-piece bridge be discontinued as well?

    - why the move away from the 53/10s (P22) and 59/09s (Cu24)? Are the 57/08s that will replace the other pickups different from the current ones?

    - no more McCarty? Seriously?

    - why still no DGT and Tremonti stoptail options? :(

    - what about a ME V?

    Am excited to hear the rest of the changes to the line-up. The email quoted above sounds as if the list is not exhaustive.
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    One difference is that the two-piece bridge is wonderful sounding...not to say that the one-piece isn't cool, it's just different.

    I wonder why they made the switch?
     
  4. hippietim

    hippietim Not a new user...

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    I would *love* a Maryland made PRS with a Floyd but the Schon totally misses the mark for me. I don't get the big semi-hollow Floyded guitar thing at all.

    The Brent Mason model speaks to me very much. I would prefer it to not have a middle pickup but that's not the end of the world - a push-pull pot swap can get the neck/bridge combo I'd want.
     
  5. themike

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    The Hollowbody with a floyd is what I find risky - I think a Floyd should be an artistpackage option to be honest because I know a lot of guys wish they were able to get them stock on a PRSi.
     
  7. Fox77

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    No, but how cool! Did you finally break down and went PS? Link? Awesome! EDIT: found it, way cool!

    It would be nice if the AP meant that you can also get a DGT or Tremonti with a stoptail.
     
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    hippietim Not a new user...

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    I doubt it's risky. It's not a hollowbody - it's semi-hollow. Honestly, I just think it's goofy.
     
  9. hemantooth

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    Great point Les! Missed that. Maybe it will be an Artist Package option? I'd like to see it on a Studio or Custom 22.
     
  10. hippietim

    hippietim Not a new user...

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    Instead of the Artist package, I think something like Fender's team built program would be nice - you can get a custom Fender with quite a lot of options for a pretty reasonable price. But PRS is clearly very successful with their current model so they probably have little reason to offer this.
     
  11. yankeebulldog

    yankeebulldog I don't like to get that specific

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    Are we so sure that SC245 has the one piece bridge? I've heard otherwise.
     
  12. sloanthebone

    sloanthebone I love quilts!

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    If the SC245 has the same bridge as the SC58, aren't they the same guitar?
     
  13. jcha008

    jcha008 New Member

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    Yea I'm curious about the bridge option. The 2 piece bridge is the reason why I liked the sc58 so much. Also I remember the sc245's used to be weight relieved. Which I wasnt too fond of. I wonder if these will be as well?
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Hmmm...it'll be interesting to see how this turns out...

    My SC58 is my favorite PRS production model, and I had hoped to someday get a second one. The 2 piece bridge is great, at least for me.
     
  15. Jazzedout

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    So, no pics of the new models yet?
     
  16. jcha008

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    +1. Pretty disappointed they're going to discontinue this model. But we can't have them all right :)?
     
  17. Gnal

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    I'm sad that the Chris Henderson sig is being cut. I was in the market for an SC250 which has been discontinued for a while when the new CH was announced last year so I bought one. Now, I guess, if/when I'm in the market for another one I'll have to go used again. Oh well. :(
     
  18. docbennett

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    As I posted at 8:27 a.m. this morning :)
     
  19. themike

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    There are still a lot of them new/unsold at dealers. I wouldn't worry too much if you can buy sometime soon :)
     
  20. Twinfan

    Twinfan 408 Sig Club President

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    1 - I'd like to know why there's a switch to 57/08s from 59/09s. I don't think the 53/10s have lit the world alight, so I can see why they've gone, but the 59/09s are well liked.

    2 - The McCarty platform is used for other things, such as the 408, DGT and Paul's Guitar. I don't think it makes sense for it to stay as a regular model, plus the McCarty 58 was too expensive and didn't sell (at least here in the UK).

    3 - As the Modern Eagle was always Paul's model, I think the Paul's Guitar is the new ME. As it doesn't have a rosewood neck any more, I guess that's why the name has changed.
     

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