Silver Sky - what’s the story behind the model name?

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  1. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars Thread killer

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    Just a JM idea or other?
     
  2. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Given how utilitarian PRS models names trend (aside from the Mira, Starla, and Angelus), I'm going to say it's a good bet the name came from Mayer.
     
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  3. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Yes, that was a Mayer thing.

    When GuitarWorld asked where the name came from, JM said:

    ”I don’t remember. I think it might’ve been a broken piece of a song idea. I liked it because it sounded like a secret operation: Project Silver Sky. I sort of imagined a congressional hearing being assembled to find out more about this “clandestine Silver Sky venture.” I also felt it was in keeping with Paul Reed Smith’s bird nomenclature.

    In another way, it reminded me of things like the Broadcaster, the Telecaster and the Stratocaster—you get this sort of air and sky vibration from the name.”
     
  4. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    It was that or Smithcaster :)
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I’d wager an epic bong rip was involved.
     
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  6. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    The Mayermaynot
     
  7. AaeCee

    AaeCee New Member

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    Perhaps, but I was imagining something more to do with an earlier experience involving hallucinogenics.

    Not that I necessarily experienced such a thing myself back in the day ... :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Went visual:

    Paul and John in Paul’s attic room, Cheech and Chong style!:D
     
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