Does anyone prefer PRS in plain finishes?

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  1. Stonelands

    Stonelands New Member

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    I have to say, Antique White is honestly my favourite PRS finish. Most flame tops looks really plasticky to me, on Gibsons and PRS though I have seen a handful of exceptions, including my Gibson 335 where I think the flame looks really good. I don't know if I've ever seen a PRS PS that appealed to me, maybe only one or two. Anyone else feel the same way?
     
  2. Orange Tiger

    Orange Tiger New Member

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    I've always associated PRS's with a figured top, whether that be flame or quilt etc... As a result, the more flame the better for me!! I like solid colours too, just don't really associate PRS with solid colours (Having said that, i'll happily take a seafoam green Mira!!)
     
  3. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    Looking at my current PRS list, I'd say that statistically I must... do trans finishes on mahogany count as "plain" ?

    Really, I chose the guitars I've got because they are awesome in general, not because I thought I "preferred" the finish...
     
  4. Stonelands

    Stonelands New Member

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    Yes. fair enough. I guess I'm kind of assuming a hypothetical case of "all things being equal" besides a different finish.
     
  5. jfine

    jfine New Member

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    As much as I dig nice figured tops, the only PRSi I have is my Brent Mason in Whitewash. That was actually my second choice of finish--my first was natural Korina, but I wanted a rosewood fretboard and didn't want to wait months for a special order, so I got the Whitewash. It looks great too--I've always loved white-blond Teles, and this is pretty close. I'd love to have one of those Private Stock Brent Masons, but that's more than my budget will stretch to.
     
  6. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    2 words.... GOLD TOP. That is all.
     
  7. NomadMike

    NomadMike New Member

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    I like plain top Les Pauls and simple hog guitars.
    But...there are (frequent) exceptions to those rules.
     
  8. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I don't just prefer them, I actively seek them out. I have owned 4 USA and 6 SE PRSi and none have had a figured maple top with a transparent finish. Current:

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  9. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

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    For real! I love the way solid finishes accentuate the carve of the top.
     
  10. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Interesting point. While I really enjoy and appreciate tastefully done 'fancy' woods & finishes, I've noticed that I've lost the desire to own/play them (on a personal level..), and am more and more attracted to 'plain' guitars lately.

    I still think my DGT standard is one of the most gorgeous guitars....ever....

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  11. gball

    gball New Member

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    I absolutely prefer plain/solid color finishes. My Mira is black, and with my SE-245 I chose one that had the least amount of flame in the top. My LP is a plaintop sunburst and my SG is a simple rubbed finish. The only guitar I am currently considering buying is a PRS CE that I found that is solid burgundy.
     
  12. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Yeah I had this ones twin and miss it. Simply gorgeous in person. Subtle and classy.
     
  13. halasghost

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    I've always liked/preferred the look of the solid black guitar. When I got my LP Standard, that's what I had to have--such a classic, badass look. That said, there are a few finishes that would be in serious contention for my scrilla if I was buying ... I really dig the violin and charcoal PRS finishes.

    And xjbebop, I'd likely never buy a white guitar...never really appealed to me. But, that is one awesome looking white axe!
     
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  14. ecalcagnino

    ecalcagnino New Member

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    I modded up a PRS SE7 to be all blacked out and I really liked it aesthetically. Not the best player 7 so I moved on from it. I think the solid finish really works for that guitar though, better than the flames or quilts which I am not a fan of on the SEs.
     
  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Intellectually, I think the opaque tops are very cool, and I especially want a gold top.

    Emotionally, when it's time to empty the wallet and actually take a guitar home, I always go for the figured tops.
     
  16. Stonelands

    Stonelands New Member

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    Love this. Reminds me of a science fiction film and in a very good way.
     
  17. Charlie

    Charlie New Member

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    Yes

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  18. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    I have an SE that has a nice figured top. About a month ago, I did a blues gig with a local well known singer who's pretty damn good. We got the crowd up and into it, and cheering. As we were coming off after the last tune, he accused me of being one of those rich white assholes who brought his PRS to show off his money to the crowd. A month later, i show up to another gig with my good old plain Mira. He was as nice as could be to me. Go figure.
     
  19. sergiodeblanc

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

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    For sure! I love white, gold, sparkles, and other opaque colored guitars. There are of course exceptions, but I kinda feel like super figured tops are less inline with my present fashion aesthetic.
     
  20. Raven17

    Raven17 Raven Lunatic

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    I have a bunch of PRSi with figured tops. But of all my guitars these two see the bulk of my playing time along with a non 10-top Purple Hazel Studio.

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    DGT Sig.

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