The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by [email protected], Mar 5, 2018.

  1. BenH

    BenH New Member

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    Done and done good sir. Thanks for your help. I will see what I get back from PRS. Also this makes 2 posts so hopefully soon I can post pics
     
  2. greatrankini

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    I'm telling you - I'm not nuts! The two white ones in my local shop both looked like tinted blue. The shop owner agreed, though of course maybe that was just "the customer is always right." May or may not show up in photos - it depended on the light and it was subtle. Shawn, if you find that I'm correct, I'll collect my prize of a new Silver Sky, thank you!
     
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  3. Shawn@PRS

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    I saw the pics. We'll send them to our finish department manager to get his take on them.
     
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  4. Zack Matzanias

    Zack Matzanias New Member

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    I ordered a Silver Sky at the end of August and hope to get it next week. Everyone's feedback has me excited.
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I'll be interested to hear your comparison with the EJ Strat.
     
  6. Zack Matzanias

    Zack Matzanias New Member

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    I'll definitely let you know. The EJ is a fantastic guitar.
     
  7. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    I've played both. They each sound great, but I couldn't get along with the heavy lacquer on the EJ neck and I couldn't get along with the neck shape on the SS.
     
  8. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars Thread killer

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    Took my SS to our neighborhood jam for the first time. Amplifire & Headrush FR. Digging it.
     
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  9. Casi1

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    This was the exact thing that happened to me. They both sound fantastic but I couldn’t get down with the feel (lacquer, shape, plasticy, etc). If I could put the EJ neck on the SS then sand that bad boy down (so that the lacquer was gone) then I’d be in business... but that was just too much work for me.
     
  10. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Anybody looking for one? On hand at Righteous Guitars...

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  11. Bret Trammell

    Bret Trammell New Member

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    I keep being tempted to get another one in a different color, but I’m trying to be good and wait until 2019 for another guitar!
     
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  12. Paul Not Reed

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    I'll jump in now. I pre-ordered a tungsten Silver Sky on the day they released to the public for pre-ordering and I'm still waiting. Is anyone else in the same boat? Just wondering.
     
  13. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Not sure. I'm thinking it's the most popular colour though.
     
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  14. Bret Trammell

    Bret Trammell New Member

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    I preordered mine two days after the release day and got it in May. Something doesn’t sound right there. I’ve seen Tungsten in stock at GC even.
     
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  15. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    It may depend on peoples location and their store. Maybe they are shipping these to certain dealers first and it maybe much more difficult for some stores to get hold of one in a specific colour. Not everyone here is from the US and/or close to a big PRS stockist. That being said, it does seem odd that it hasn't yet arrived.

    I have seen a few on sale online - Andertons (UK) has 2 for sale in tungsten (I just checked) but then I am UK based so would only check UK stores.
     
  16. Paul Not Reed

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    Thanks for your feedback. I'm in the US and ordered from a store in Seattle, WA. I would have thought I would have gotten mine by now. That being said, I don't live in Seattle. I live in Alaska and will be down there next week, so I plan an in-person visit to ask what's going on. I suppose I may ask for a refund and buy elsewhere, just so I can get my hands on one sooner...I hope.
     
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  17. JonezerJohn

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    Hi Everyone, I have this exact same issue. Were you guys able to come up with a solution?
     
  18. Guitslinger50

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    I ordered mine "Tungsten" in Mar. and just received it last week from Sweetwater. Great guitar! I can't seem to put it down. Worth the wait.
     
  19. Shawn@PRS

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    I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it
     
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  20. Laurentiu

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    I have them both. I find the EJ a tad easier to play. For some strange reason to me, the thumb wrap seems more accessible on the EJ. Tonally, however, the Silver Sky is superior - to my ears. I find the Sky to be more vibrant and with a bit more, very smooth, treble and more, beautifully controlled, bass. The EJ seems built for more gain, with a bit more mid range. Also I find the EJ to be more compressed, somewhat stiffer. To me, the attack on the Sky makes it better suited for cleans. My EJ is also a tad heavier - no problem, but certainly noticeable. The neck of the Sky is smoother, but the rounder, chunkier shape of the EJ is more to my liking. That's not to say that the neck of the Sky is not good - it's actually superb. But the EJ is superb-er, if I may :) Definitely, the nitro formulas are different. The EJ is sticky, while the Sky is just sliding.

    Overall, I love both guitars. If I want JM tone, definitely the Sky is the one. And, man, do I want JM tone...
     
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