The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

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

  1. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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  2. DougyFresh

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  3. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Nice! Been waiting to see a Dodgem blue in the wild for some time...
     
  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Dayum... so nice! Congrats!
     
  5. BWV548

    BWV548 Custom Title

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    Beauty! Love the color
     
  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    The not quite local shop I’ve bought most of my stuff from just got one. I’m a bit afraid to go.
     
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  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    The green one... it's lovely too...
     
  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Oh stop it you two, I’d love an “Onion Green”!
     
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  9. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    KILLER! Congrats!
     
  10. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG New Member

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    To each his own & I'm glad you guys have found an instrument you connect with, but $2200 US for a bolt on production guitar?

    What am I missing?
     
  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    You are missing:

    An insanely comfy neck
    Awesome SSS tone without ice picky crap
    Excellent linear controls
    5 completely usable switch settings
    Wonderful locking tuners
    Overall craftsmanship that is second to none.

    If you haven't tried it, you deserve to.
     
  12. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    It must be a fantastic guitar, John Mayer likes it well enough that he's put his reputation on the line for it.

    It's like half the price of a set neck production guitar.
     
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  13. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    On another note an Eric Johnson Strat is 2K and a Jeff Beck Strat is between 1700 and 4.5 K , and Custom Shops are pushing 4K
    Most Dealers deal on the MSRP price.
    The Silver Sky is a really nice guitar and well worth the $$$ to me.
    It is one of the best guitars of this style I have ever owned, and I've owned a lot of them since 1972, I would put my SS against any Custom shop or Master Built.
     
  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I've played a few nice American made strats, but never owned any. Your statement carries a lot of weight, and says a lot!
     
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  15. Mozzi

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

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    Also, to buy a 63/64 Strat, you would need to spend a LOT more - the Silver Sky offers the same tones for just $2200. In numerous A/B tests, the Silver Sky is indistinguishable - and if anything, offers 5 very useable positions too.

    This was the basic design Parameter - to build a PRS S-type guitar that can match a 63/64 Strap tonally as well as reproduce that guitar consistently so that anyone, particularly John Mayer - can walk into any music store and pick up a Silver Sky off the shelf and have the exact same sounding and performing guitar as his guitars at home. That's a LOT more difficult and much more expensive to do if you want to find 63/64 strat that sounds as well as plays like other 63/64 strats!!!
     
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  16. RevBillyG

    RevBillyG New Member

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    I guess if I think of it as a signature model it makes sense.
     
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  17. bodia

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

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    I saw a guy, at a local event, hand back a real deal '57 Strat for the SS last week because they were indistinguishable. BTW, the '57 was $28k
     
  18. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    I had one, it was not for me, but WELL worth the money. Just not a SSS guy.
     
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  19. Mozzi

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

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    I would be a LOT happier playing a Silver Sky, taking it on tour etc than a 'genuine' 57 (or even a 63/4) strat. If I owned a vintage instrument like that, I would have it stuffed somewhere exceptionally safe and secure, never taking it out of its case or letting anyone know I was in possession of such an instrument. It would be kept in the perfect environment so that it does not warp, crack etc and it would be my 'retirement' fund guitar.

    I don't necessarily think 'vintage' instruments are better instruments, just old 'antiques' which is why the cost is high. I certainly wouldn't look to buy a vintage instrument as a 'tool' to make music with, it would be only for its market value - like buying a 'vintage' car and keeping it in a garage in the hope that one day, its worth a LOT more than it cost to acquire it. Maybe, like a vintage car owner who takes his car out for special occasions, I would take a vintage car out and give it a little gentle playing and/or check its still in the condition it was in the last time it was checked.

    A Silver Sky could easily be the instrument that offers that old tone that I would be looking for and as such, I wouldn't need to play a real vintage Strat. If it came down to buying one or the other, the decision wouldn't be based on the tone, it would be based on whether I want an 'instrument' to be played or whether I wanted an 'investment' to make more money in the future.
     
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  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I respect that viewpoint, but I would play it. I might not broadcast that I had it, but I wouldn’t hide it. I have a fundamental belief that I am wasting my money if I buy something for it’s possible future value. If I am not going to get enough joy out of it just by owning it, I walk away.
     

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