Mayer and PRS embarrassed over Super Eagle?

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  1. scottcityman

    scottcityman New Member

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    No reason to be… Nothing wrong with changing your mind. I just think it’s odd that there’s been no talk from mayer or PRS about the fact that he’s clearly moved on to a new #1 that he apparently likes better. Would love to know specs, reason why he changed, Etc. Nothing to be ashamed of. We all switch up our gear..
     
  2. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    I believe the Super Eagle was created for the Dead and Co gig...
    Mayer always used single coils for his personal gigs...
     
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  3. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Exactly this.
     
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  4. eliju

    eliju New Member

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    That's what I figured as well. The Super Eagle sounded amazing with the Dead, but it's not really *his* sound. In the video about it Paul even says they designed it for that specific sound.

    I'd love to get to play one some day.
     
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  5. Joesnewmatch

    Joesnewmatch Semi-Special Guitarist

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    That's like saying you're embarrassed over your valedictorian, supermodel, olympic athlete, and Nobel prize winning daughter. And that's not to say you don't equally love your other kid who eats paste.
     
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  6. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    In fact John Mayer's Super Eagle inspired the whole Special Semi-hollow run which has been very successful, since it is at a comparably lower price point!
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I’mma gonna go ahead and answer for them: Nope!
     
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    Chuck_P New Member

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    Assuming it plays and sounds anything like my Special Semi-Hollow (which it inspired), let me assure you: everyone involved is beyond delighted with it.
     
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  9. bodia

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

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    What they all said!
     
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    Tony M. New Member

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    Hey!

    How did you find out about my Daughter?
    I never said a word.
     
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  11. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    Easy, my work makes and delivers the paste
     
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  12. scottcityman

    scottcityman New Member

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    I wasn’t clear in my original. Not talking about his solo gigs. He moved on within Dead and Co to a different #1. He and paul designed the SE specifically for those gigs and a couple years later he now uses some version of a 594? Plenty of videos.
    Just surprised that either JM or Prs haven’t commented on why the change.
     
  13. LackingWit

    LackingWit Newer member, experienced lurker

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    There was some chatter here last Summer about the new guitar. I forget who, but one of the good PRS folks indicated that his job would be in jeopardy if he divulged details. I inferred that details would be forthcoming at some point—well before now—and that perhaps we would see another new model released. I’ve enjoyed JM’s playing in D&C on each of the guitars he’s played. It always sounds and looks effortless. I’m glad for him to have the opportunity to keep exploring for the guitar that gets him as close as possible to feeling effortless. Those Super Eagles sure are easy on the eyes though, as are the SSHs. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t turn down a 594 either.
     
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  14. scottcityman

    scottcityman New Member

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    I remember that chatter. That’s why I’m surprise there has been no info…
     
  15. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars Thread killer

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    What’s he playing now?
     
  16. scottcityman

    scottcityman New Member

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    Looks like a triple humbucker 594. One knob replaced with a switch.
    Been his Dead and Co main guitar for about a year. Plenty of videos.
     
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    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Wow. He is filling Jerry’s shoes quite well.

    The last time I saw The Dead they were calling themselves Further.
     
  18. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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  19. scottcityman

    scottcityman New Member

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    Yes..those pics above are the Super Eagle.
    He had that designed specifically for the dead and company… Then about a year ago he switched to a different guitar. check out the video… I just wonder why and why no talk about it from mayer or PRS.
     
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