How NON PRS players sometimes feel

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  1. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    "Paul Reed Smith guitars are too expensive. They're not worth it."

    1- Anybody check out the price of a Gibson custom shop figured top ES 335 lately?
    2- How about an L-5?
    3- I know this guy who is a "world class" cello player
    (overused expression but in this case it actually applies)
    He owns a $55,000.00 cello.
    The reason he owns a $55,000.00 cello is...
    he couldn't afford a really good one.

    "Paul Reed Smith guitars are too expensive. They're not worth it."

    Yeah, OK.
     
  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Who cares? No offense, but I don't give a rat's a$$ what someone's friend said or thinks.
     
  3. rpoce24

    rpoce24 New Member

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    US Gibson’s start are $899. The cheaper mainstream models run in the $1500 to low 2k range. And the equivalent to the core start at $2500 or so. Sky is the limit with custom shop. Wow that price line sound really familiar.
     
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  4. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I’m fine with that.
     
  5. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    All to their own. I couldn't give a monkeys fart. I know what i like and it's mine:D!!!
     
  6. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    It sounds like a case of pernambuco envy to me:rolleyes:
     
  7. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Well fellas I'm here to help that image.

    People look at me and think "he has a PRS???? He sure don't look like no lawyer guy to me!!!"

    Ha ha ha ha
     
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  8. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    So you're the monkey fart hoarder we've been looking for!!!
     
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  9. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    What the friend said was less important to this post than what the response was. That response, and the way that it is worded that impressed me.
     
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  10. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I had never heard of PRS - good or bad. The first one I saw impressed me and I bought it. It was thousands more than I went in the store expecting to pay for any guitar, but what were my options? Pay the price or leave without it. The former was less painful than the latter. I have never regretted it. That is all that matters to this conversation.
     
  11. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I don’t even care about what my friends say or think about my guitars.
     
  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    They mostly feel sad...or would if they knew what they were missing.
     
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  13. Ryan Murphy

    Ryan Murphy Stares at bright lights

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    In my personal experience I have always found die hard strat players to be the snobbiest guitarists.

    But... But... But... Hendrix and Clapton man.

    K you go be like them. Imma go do my thing.
     
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  14. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Not to mention SRV :cool:;)
     
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  15. Anachronism

    Anachronism New Member

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    A lot of this is about priorities. Yes, there are people who really can't afford a PRS (or at least a core), but many of the people who complain about the price could easily afford one--if they prioritized guitar more than other hobbies, or buying a new and expensive car or truck, or taking nice vacations, or going out all the time. Buy the boring sedan instead of the F-150 and rent a truck the two days a year you actually need one, and there will be a lot more in the guitar budget.
     
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  16. bodia

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

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    Bwahahahahahahaha....this is what Shawn was wearing when he gave me the tour last year
     
  17. bodia

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

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    Yeah, I wear sweats during the winter, and basketball shorts during the summer, and work from my basement. If anything , I’m a Doctor of pornhub
     
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  18. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Bwahahahahaha!!!
     
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  19. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Calling Dr Pornhub.........calling Dr Pornhub!
     
  20. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    Ya know, sometimes perception is reality in some cases. I used to work for the largest law firm in Dallas, Texas. Some of the laws had a "band". Every piece of gear was top notch. PRS, Gibson, Fender, Mesa, DW, etc. a dream rig for a band if there ever was one. Since I was in office services under the title of "facilities coordinator", I was a glorified gopher. No harm, they paid me obscenely. But, back to the band, they once had a rooftop "gig" at the Gypsy Tea room in Deep Ellum in Dallas, so me and my staff were the roadies taking all that gear to the roof. Since they knew I was a player, it fell to me to kind of set it up as I would have my own band if I had one. Once done and the evening started for the guests of "baby lawyers", basic interns and junior partners, the sound that came off that rooftop would have driven dogs mad. They were very over rigged and very under talented. Not once was I asked to play with them....;-) Badge of honor.
     

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