Anybody have favorite guitars that arent PRS?

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  1. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    My next non PRS build - a killer whale this way comes this fall. In Blue of course :D

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  2. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    That’s looks perfect, like a great visit from an old friend. Like that you have a trem on it with the P90s. Need to try one one of these days.
     
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  3. Greg eM

    Greg eM New Member

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    Oh man, I want this exact guitar. Love the Cherry burst. Will be getting my PRS first, but this one is on my shortlist.
     
  4. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    Just saw your guitar is Instagram famous.
     
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  5. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    Those Huber orcas are pretty cool.
     
  6. tdarian

    tdarian Searching for the sound

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    #1 2007 Gibson R6
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    #2 2011 Gibson R7
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    #3 2009 PRS Korina McCarty w unengraved 5708s
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    I'm more comfortable and in better control with the larger neck profiles on the Gibsons. The McCarty does have generous shoulders especially for a PRS and that gives it enough for me to work with, and tonally it's got a ton of character. It's had 57110 Stainless Jescar fret wire on it for years. The R6 is just perfectly balanced tonally and sounds huge.
     
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  7. Tonart

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

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    Wow, that Orca is fantastic!
     
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    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    This is my favorite non-PRS. Sadly it’s several rungs behind quite a few PRS in a fire situation. But still..

    The OCD freak in me insisted on historic reissue LP’s with gloss finish and no pickguards (PRS influence?) and I managed to land this perpetual energy machine. The resonance is supernatural.
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  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Do you have a link?
     
  10. RaySachs

    RaySachs New Member

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    Wow! Give me that guitar in a hardtail and a slightly more Fender-y neck I might never play anything else. That's just a beauty! I'm still in the honeymoon phase, so it's too soon to claim any objectivity, but I'm playing a $300 tele thinline with P90s for the past weeks that I freakin' can't put down. My 3 times more expensive strat and my 10 times more expensive 594 are getting precious little playing time at the moment. I definitely will always want to have a strat and something with humbuckers, but the combination of sounds that P90s have living in them just might be my sweet spot. And P90s in a minimalist guitar like a tele is feeling pretty hard to beat. This Thorn has my radar up...

    -Ray
     
  11. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    The same thing happened to me with my ‘79 Les Paul Deluxe. After years of modding, I realized that I had the wrong amp. o_O Once I fixed that I came to love the mini hummers. Sometimes, it’s not the guitar’s fault for sounding wrong, it’s probably the amp...or you. :D
     
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  13. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    A mere 46,500 likes. :confused::eek::)
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    Pfft....that's it? I'd sell it, post haste! :rolleyes:
     
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  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Yeah but, but, but..........the tone, the tone. :rolleyes:
     
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    g.wizz Nabs

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    Can't get enough of drooling over this trio Tom :)
     
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    matonanjin New Member

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    And in my case it is 97.4% likely it's the latter:rolleyes:
     
  18. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    I love it, nails that classic LP sound, with better articulation (25” scale). The Haussel 59 pickups are terrific and also split really well. This has a light weight Spanish Cedar body which I like. My build will also have SC backwood. Build quality is immaculate. I need to compare it to an R9 or one from a M2M build. Empirical research! :)
     
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  19. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Classic!
     
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    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    If you haven’t already, you should try the PRS Pattern Vintage neck carve, little deeper but the asymmetric carve is very comfortable! My favorite neck carve of any builder.
     
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