Core Special Semi Hollow

andy474x

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Just kicking this thread down the road a bit further to say… where the heck are these things??? I finally get to the core-buyin’ time of life and all the sudden there aren’t any guitars! Literally of all US dealers, there are maybe 6 or 8 SSH’s out there.

I’m wondering if there’s a supply chain issue with parts for the Narrowfield pickups, because I don’t see any new Studios, either.
 

Brad Lawson

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Just kicking this thread down the road a bit further to say… where the heck are these things??? I finally get to the core-buyin’ time of life and all the sudden there aren’t any guitars! Literally of all US dealers, there are maybe 6 or 8 SSH’s out there.

I’m wondering if there’s a supply chain issue with parts for the Narrowfield pickups, because I don’t see any new Studios, either.

I’ve wondered the same thing about the new Studios.
 

Mozzi

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If I was a betting man, I'd wager that shops are only getting the odd one or two Specials/Studio's and they are probably going straight out to those customers that have pre-ordered or expressed an interest in that model - maybe not even making it to the shop floor before being sold. PRS are not making 'hundreds' of cores per day let alone a specific model. They also need to fulfil all the orders from all over the world from retailers looking to replenish stock.

I don't know if PRS are back to 'full' capacity and producing as many guitars as they were prior to the Pandemic but they were making up to ~45 Cores a day according to Jack Higginbotham in a 'Factory Tour' video prior. Even if they are back to full capacity, they still have a LOT orders to catch up on too so its maybe why these models in particular are 'thin' on the ground right now...
 

SinSir

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The special is a guitar I'm interested in too. I've seen expected dates anywhere from December to June.
 

RJK Tech

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The supply of really nice wood appears to be short as well. Not as many stellar tops coming out these days.
 
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