Help me decide! (Singlecut Content Approaching)

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by aznhobo, Aug 30, 2014.

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Which Guitar should I get?

  1. SC250 one-off

    17 vote(s)
    51.5%
  2. SC245 Quilt

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  3. SC 20th

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  4. SC Green

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  5. Duesenberg Starplayer TV

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. aznhobo

    aznhobo New Member

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    Hi guys. I just sold the guitar I've owned for the longest (USA Tremonti) and I intend to replace it with another one of similar value (~$2000). I'm a PRS Singlecut guy, but I'm also interested in getting something different to shake things up. I currently own a PRS Sunburst 245, a Fender Baja Telecaster, and a Fender MIM FSR Strat. I've tracked down a few finds online, from top to bottom:

    1. PRS one-off SC250 with #7 neck and Santana I bridge pickups and mixed hardware
    2. PRS SC245 quilt top with 5708s
    3. PRS 20th Anniversary Singlecut with #7s
    4. PRS Singlecut with #7s and an apparent one-piece maple top
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    5. Duesenberg Starplayer TV in silver sparkle

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    Thoughts??
     
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  2. Danerada

    Danerada Goatee Practitioner

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    I would get the 245 and put Starla pickups in it. That would keep you in the PRS SC arena as well as provide something different.....
     
  3. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Holy crap, that black one is off the charts! The 25th is pretty darn sweet, too. I'm a sucker for a painted/stained top with natural back.
     
  4. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    I like the top one.
     
  5. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    My vote would be for the light blue - 3. PRS 20th Anniversary Singlecut with #7s

    That Duesenbla is just fugly, imho....

    ...which would make it 'something different' though...
     
  6. sergiodeblanc

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

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    #1 No contest.
     
  7. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    It depends. What sort of music do you play? Figure out which sound you want, but aren't getting with what you have now. For my collection, I tend to try and plug tonal gaps.
     
  8. sergiodeblanc

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

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    #1 has a korina neck?
     
  9. Notchback65

    Notchback65 New Member

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    # 1 gets my vote!
     
  10. aznhobo

    aznhobo New Member

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    I record a lot of covers, and I play worship music live, so my styles are pretty diverse.
     
  11. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Personally I'd go as far from your SC245 as possible, and it seems like you don't play higher gain stuff (hence selling the Tremonti)?

    What about something with P-90s, like a SC245 Ted Soapbar or SC Satin Soapbar?
     
  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Based on the list I was going to pick 245 quilt, but that one off is too incredible looking to pass by.
     
  13. cwhenke

    cwhenke Carvin Striations

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    I took out the 245 because it's so similar to the Sunburst 245 you have. Of the rest, #1 works for me.
     
  14. goof1073

    goof1073 New Member

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    Where is the "other" button? Seriously...if you haven't tried one of the SC Soaps (Ted McCarty SC with P-90's) you should add one of those into your list for consideration.
     
  15. aznhobo

    aznhobo New Member

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    I do play some higher gain stuff, but I don't want a guitar that can only play high gain and nothing else. I sold the Tremonti because it was too heavy (physically) and I found myself not giving it a lot of play time because the tone was a little too thin and focused to my ears.

    The Duesenberg has a P-90 in the neck ;)
     
  16. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Then I'd be budgeting for a set of \m/s too! :rock:
     
  17. maxtuna26

    maxtuna26 New Member

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    Since you're coming from a Tremonti, I'd suggest you get the SC 20th or the green one-piece-top one (I'm a sucker for one-piece-tops :laugh:). Those 2 are probably the closest to the Tremonti. The #7 pickups will work well for stuff ranging from classic low gain to modern high gain tones.

    But did you try them out first or ask the sellers to let you know the weight? Otherwise, you might risk getting another heavy guitar.

    :cheers:
     
  18. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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    I'm kinda surprised you thought the Tremonti sounded a bit too thin. The SC250 is nice, although IME I'm not so sure the one piece stop tail will thicken the sound over a trem, but every guitar has something different to offer.
     
  19. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    How about a S2 Singlecut Semi-hollow with a set of \m/s?
     
  20. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Green!!!. But the first one is awesome, too!
     

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