Forgive me, psychos, for I have sinned.....

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by drawshot, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    Hello, people!

    After some time away, wandering the acoustic streets of Musicville, I'm back!!!!

    ....and I bring a dilemma with me......

    I recently offloaded a slew of lesser instruments (all acoustics), and find myself in need of an electric. I mothballed my amp and pedals, while I toyed around with the flat-top toys...and I'm itching to get back to 'my roots.'

    So - here's the thing:

    I want a Singlecut Core, stoptail bridge, humbucker-equipped bada$$ of a PRS.

    I'm looking at used 594s, Stripped 58s, and SC245s. 10-top of whatever model is preferred, because I like to feel sexy when I'm murdering scales.

    Looking to the brain trust to offer their personal experiences. Age of the guitar doesn't much matter...but I do know I'm a big fan of the 2-piece bridges of late, and the Phase III tuners.

    Ready....aim...fire!!!!!

    Oh....and I missed you crazy people.

    Mark
     
  2. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    My hands-down FAVORITE PRS is my SC245 57/08 LTD. It has KILLER wood and the original brushed, unetched 57/08 pickups. I have played other PRS single cuts and none of them feel as great as the 245.

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  3. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    594 = GUARANTEED SCORE.
     
  4. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    I've got a SC245 10-top and you can't have it. :p

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  5. bodia

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

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    Singlecut Ted.....mic drop
     
  6. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    And that is stunning looking example too - in the best colour scheme PRS offer!!!
     
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  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I’m an SC245 advocate.
     
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  8. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    Cruel and unusual......

    And flippin' gorgeous.

    Had a 594 in that scheme. I still have the rash I got, when i sold it.

    Itchy.....
     
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  9. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs Have you tried restarting?

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    I traded a Les Paul for a Stripped ‘58. Very wise decision. I’ve seen some go for very reasonable amounts.
     
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  10. Malloc

    Malloc New Member

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    SCHBII was my answer to "which PRS Singlecut?"

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  11. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    What do you want out of said SC?
     
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  12. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I have a 594 soapy, and the neck is excellent.
    So... I'd be looking at a 594 SC semi hollow.
     
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  13. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    welcome back Mark... Happy Hunting
     
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  14. Nightfall

    Nightfall Guitaraholic

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    The SC58 is a great singlecut. It is one of the few guitars i regret selling...
     
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  15. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I would either go SC245 or 594. Can't go wrong either way.

    Bonus points for P245, the piezo gets you acoustic tones. That's my main gig guitar.
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    This would be my choice as well, and even though it doesn’t have the two-piece bridge, I’d still recommend one.
     
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  17. drawshot

    drawshot Just one more...and that's it!

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    Much appreciated for all of the inputs, peeps!

    I've spent a decent amount of time over the last day, surfing the usual places to see what I can see. I found a couple Stripped 58s that look nice...and a couple SC245s.

    Decisions, decisions....

    vchizzle - I'm a basement superstar. I don't gig, and kinda wander the sonic map when I play. I have a modest amp/pedal setup, and just play for fun. That said...I'm stuck in the classic rock, alternative, 80's, and 90's genres...so I suppose I'd like to square up something that can cover a pretty broad range of music. I don't shred...I don't like polka...and smooth jazz makes me feel ill. I'm a walking newbie-player cliche, sir.
     
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  18. Andy80

    Andy80 New Member

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    I'm thinking about putting 57/08s in my 245, Would love to pick up a SC58, they seem awesome.
     
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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    SC58s, Stripped 58s, 594s, SC245s are all superb. One of my two favorite guitars is this McCarty Singlecut; it’s essentially a 245 with a thicker back and some of the tweaks that later made their way onto the 594. I adore this guitar. It was a PS run, but if you can find one, they’re absolutely fantastic sounding instruments. This run had mammoth ivory birds, which is why they’re not all sparkly. The pickups are 57/08s that (as I understand it) were tweaked for this model. Fretboard is Madagascar rosewood, back is African ribbon mahogany, so despite its thickness, it’s not too horribly heavy.

    To give you some idea of the tone, Tim Pierce bought one and uses it on his YouTube channel often.

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  20. WA Paul

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

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    What neck carve do you like best? Are any dealers close to you to try a 594? If you like the pattern carve (sounds like you do), you REALLY need to try the pattern vintage carve on the 594!

    Plenty of used 594s out there now to choose from, granted not as attractive price wise as the SC-58 which is a killer guitar (as is the SC245 and P245). I just believe the PV neck carve is a game changer.

    There, I threw my word-based hand grenade, now I can leave this thread in pieces, er, peace :)
     

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