How good of a player do you have to be...

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  1. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    I've heard that everyone who works at PRS has to be a guitar player.
    If true, I'm wondering, how good of a guitar player do you have to be to work at PRS?
    Thankfully, I'm glad there is no test of guitar playing ability required in order to BUY a PRS guitar. hahaha
     
  2. David Eaton

    David Eaton New Member

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  3. Chris528

    Chris528 New Member

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    Not everyone there plays
     
  4. sleary

    sleary New Member

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    I suck so I'm sending my resume in lol
     
  5. jfine

    jfine New Member

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    You don't have to be a good player to be a good luthier. Leo Fender didn't play guitar at all; neither did Ted McCarty. PRSh is sort of an anomaly in the guitar biz--a first-rate designer and luthier who happens to be a very good player as well. Conversely, there are plenty of great players out there who couldn't build a guitar if their lives depended on it.
     
  6. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    There are also a lot of mediocre players out there who couldn't build a guitar if there lives depended on it or can't even maintain a guitar if their lives depended on it. I just might fit into this category:wink:
     
  7. JustRob

    JustRob Zombie Six, DFZ

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    I know that not everyone there plays, but I seem to recall hearing that everyone had to spend time sanding guitars. Not sure that's still the case, but to get through that would take some dedication.
     
  8. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    A long time ago I practically begged them to hire me as a sander. (I'm an IT computer guy with a strong background in web site stuff who makes more than a sander.) I guess now I'm glad that they didn't hire me because my current occupation affords me the opportunity to buy some really nice PRS guitars. ;)
     

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