Overall direction of PRS guitars

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Brian Lear, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. G-Man

    G-Man New Member

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    Maybe this guy also needs a bit of a history lesson? Since 1955, what were the major developments that F&G made to their products to change them in the marketplace.

    Eric Clapton model - awesome guitar
    Set Neck F's - total flop
    Photo Flame finish - bomb o rama
    Robo tuners - Mr, Lobotomy
    Alex Lifeson Axxess Les Paul - awesom guitar
    The Marauder, flying v, moderne
    The sand blasted strat - why would anyone buy one.

    My point is that after this very short list, the guitars are basically the same as they were with minor tweaks here and there.

    Now lets go to the PRS side of the coin.

    Tuners that stay in tune
    Tremelo that stays in tune
    multiple body, scale and neck shape
    All levels of finish
    Looks from retro to modern
    good pickups
    successful set necks and bolt ons.

    Not many dogs but a lot of innovation here.
     
  2. The Fight

    The Fight Long Hair Demigod

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    Shhh... (whispering) he's back in his wild but natural habitat, we don't want to scare him away..
     
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  3. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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  4. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Agenda. Thank God he's keeping Squier going.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Aww man... I'd really hoped my over the top belligerent outrage woulda given this thread enough steam to reach 5 or 6 pages. We haven't had a flame war inna looooong time... and Dammit! I wanna internet so hard right now! :p
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I'd flame ya, but I can't think of anything to do that over, so you'll have to flame me first.
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I could tell you about my new non-PRS bass or the fact that I'm using a hand-me-down Radio Shack keyboard as a soft synth controller?
     
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  8. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    The Radio Shack keyboard scares me a bit.
    I seem to remember assembling one years ago when I was bored. Or maybe it was because I wanted it to work again after disassembling it when I was bored.
     
  9. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    I don't know about your radio shack keyboard, but at one time, didn't they sell rebranded Moogs? Hardly flameworthy.

    Hey, I went into a fabric shop earlier tonight, and there were some absolutely fabulous fabrics. I bought two yards of this lovely black/magenta polyester, and I don't even know what I"m going to do with it yet. Thought of you, though, Serge.
     
  10. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I got the keyboard from my stepmother, it's surprisingly "not bad" so far. Not sure why but I've been destroying all the USB controllers I've bought the last 4-5 years.

    It pleases me to hear that I was in your thoughts when you bought something fancy for yourself, Dusty. I take it as a supreme compliment.
    Maybe it'll make a great headboard covering or inspire a custom toilet seat?
     
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  11. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Glad to hear from you again Serge :cool:, you've been missed around these parts
     
  12. Alan Manning

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

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    Yeah we've got a term for that their called Numptys lol:p!!!
     
  13. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Not flame-worthy.

    Maybe it's me.
     
  14. Mixstar

    Mixstar Just too tired . . .

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    You mean the ones that compensate for temperature and humidity?
     
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  15. G-Man

    G-Man New Member

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    No, I think it is the whole eco-system. Having a ton of work done to the house these days so I put the guitars away in their cases and in a closet far away from the dust and grime generated from construction. Given the changes in temperature and humidity in the northeast during spring and fall, the Ce 22 came out of the case perfectly in tune after three weeks of construction and sitting in the case. Ok, I lied, the G string was a hair off. That did not sound right.....
     
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  16. kbprs

    kbprs New Member

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    Lol, I'm so glad I looked that up. :D
     
  17. kbprs

    kbprs New Member

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    You'll have to settle for a photo-flame, apparently. ;)
     
  18. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    100% in agreement. I may be speaking out of school, but I think PRS would like to see more of their beautiful guitars in stores so that people can play them.
     
  19. parek

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    Last time I checked, all the hollow and semi-hollow bodies had piezo pickups in them. That's pretty much the only thing I don't care for in PRS. Keep the piezo only as an option and the direction is just right. Plenty of models for everyone.
     
  20. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    I am guilty of being that Fender and Gibson only type of guy for over 40 yrs. PRS wasn't even on my radar until I picked one up to play it. That one guitar,not mine, and in GC, I guess a blue something or another, played like no guitar in my experience. I knew that someday, I would get one. It's hard to not join the bandwagon when you have one given to you. You have no skin in the game at that point other than playing it. I still have it and will for probably the rest of my lifetime, it's that good, and the others surely get played too, but expanding mental horizons is a good thing, sometimes an accident but good none the less.
     

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