So John Mayer says Silver Sky is a "series of instruments"

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  1. Guitarsan

    Guitarsan "I floor it. That’s technical talk." SRV

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    Awesome longish interview in the September Guitar World with Mayer and a sidebar with PRSh.

    "I want to be clear, I wasn't looking to create a signature model. I want to go a step deeper into the genetic code of things. I'm looking to create a series of instruments that represent my point of view - and have a little 'desk time' next to Paul where I can bring some of my ideas to life that, over the years, will tell a story. ..... I don't want the Silver Sky to be a signature guitar; I want it to become other people's signature guitar..... That's why I didn't put my name on the front of the guitar - it's on the neck plate......We don't want to move forward too fast, because people are still waiting for this version of the guitar to get in their hands. But I will say this - I don't think we'll ever see a sunburst model. I want a guitar that echoes what's happening in the world today, and who makes anything sunburst anymore? In 1954, when electric guitars started gaining popularity, everything was sunburst - furniture, record players, cuckoo clocks. So why are guitars still sunburst? Is it because it's always been that way? Does it serve the art? There's some very cool things happening in the world with materials that I want to embrace."

    Check it out, all kinds of gems in it!
     
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Interesting.
     
  3. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i like a strong opinion, and also don’t like tobacco sunburst (looks ‘reliced’). but nothing is as bad as antigua.
     
  4. Guitarsan

    Guitarsan "I floor it. That’s technical talk." SRV

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    Oh, and "I want to have my own little plot of land to develop and build on. I tried to do something like that with Fender, but I couldn't create enough enthusiasm for my vision. I'm not hurt by that. No one is obligated to be enthused about an idea of mine."

    But that's not why the Silver Sky has a certain familiar double cut shape. It's to match the familiar (I'm cool with that shape) with a more modern and consistent build approach. (Paraphrasing that.) Again, more in the article.

    Last, hey Paul, will you sell those awesome pickups separately? "Well, let me think about that. No. Hmmmm... Let me think about that again. No. Let me think one more time. No, no, and no. [laughs] We worked too hard on it to put it in someone else's guitar!"
     
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  5. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    hoping mayer's next big idea is an h-s-s charvel.
     
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  6. greatrankini

    greatrankini New Member

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    I called my local B&N and they still have the August issue on their shelf. I'll keep in eye out, thanks!
     
  7. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump New Member

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    Love the guitar but his cover fashion leaves me stymied. But then if you need to fall asleep on a bus, plane or train it seems very practical.
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Hopefully there’s someone over there smart enough to listen.

    Maybe Charvel doesn’t like selling guitars though...
     
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  9. Guitarsan

    Guitarsan "I floor it. That’s technical talk." SRV

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    I assumed the neck pillow was a take-off on the “Sky” motif, but on second thought that’s not obscure enough.
     
  10. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    my thinking was -- PRS JM Charvel Sky. in giraffe print or whatever he wears.

     
  11. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    My subscription issue just arrived yesterday, so a few more days before they hit the stands.
     
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  12. bodia

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

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    I'd order one!
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I must be stuck in the ‘50’s I like a sunburst, but it’s just my taste on one guitar, that seems to lend itself to that look!

    But then I love myself a bit of nude as well, ooh and purple (raspberry-burst). Oh heck, back on a burst. How cool would it be if everything was purple-raspberry-burst. Cars, record players, iPads, PC’s, phones etc!!
     
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    veinbuster Coming of age

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    My first strat(ish)
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  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    I have those same Spanx.
     
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  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Considering the Super Eagle, the Silver Sky, and he JMOD amp, I’d say a “series of instruments” hasn’t been too far off the mark.
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’d like to say nice hardware:confused:

    But this place is heavily moderated!:rolleyes:
     
  18. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r New Member

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    I support this no sunburst movement. Never cared for them. *runs and hides*
     
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  19. bodia

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

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    Me too! And, since it's Tour time, I'll have mine on 24x7!
     
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  20. bodia

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

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    Doh! :confused:
     

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