The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

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

  1. Shawn@PRS

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    Renegotiate your agreement!
     
  2. horax

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    But then the cost is prohibitive...so selling is how I get the funds to move 'up', if you follow me. ;)

    Of course, selling 2 for 1 leaves room for one more down the road after a bonus or raise, right?

    When will these new colors be available?
     
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  3. DreamTheaterRules

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  4. Shawn@PRS

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    You're a wise man!

    The new colors are shipping in limited quantities, but they should become more available in the coming weeks.
     
  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    So, if I may ask, what is the daily output of SS guitars?
     
  6. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I have one of the 1957/2008 limited runs. It was originally announced that this was the only way the 57/08 pickups would be available. Ultimately, PRS expanded their availability. There were some people who were upset about the expansion. Me? WTF am I to keep something that good out of the hands of others. I was totally unfazed by the expanded availability. If more people love having them and are making music with them, so much the better.

    New wife. Problem solved.

    I play mine on 10. Not daily, but...
     
  7. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    Ahhh, ebay. I remember back in the day when I would go there to find things I was looking for and hope to get a good deal in an auction.

    Now it's just another sales website, full of "Buy it Now".
     
  8. Shawn@PRS

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    We make about 90-ish guitars a day in Maryland. That includes S2, CE, Silver Sky and Core models. The actual mix varies.
     
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  9. horax

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    Do you have numbers on the PRS best sellers?
    Like hwich ones sell the most, etc?
     
  10. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    90 a day? So assuming the factory operates 250 days a year (might be a bit ambitious), that is 22,500 guitars per year.

    While on the one hand that seems like a large number of guitars, more than even Markie could buy, I bet it pales in comparison to the F&G production rates of their peak production. I wonder how many US-made F & Gs are made per day/year currently?
     
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  11. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I'm sure they do. But PRS has always held that info pretty close to the chest.
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yes but Paul doesn’t have a big fine to pay in the UK!

    So he may expand (the factory Alan!).

    Especially as Lee Anderton told him they can sell another 4500 SS Nebulas!
     
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  13. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    The answer is obvious: SS Nebula

    They sell 500 in 2 hrs, which equals 6000 a day. :D
     
  14. horax

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    stupid question: Would hte Silver Sky QUALITY been on par iwth CORE, or more with CE/S2?

    None are bad, but where does it sit in the lineup? It's kind of it's own thing.
     
  15. Rider1260

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    It is a Bolt -On neck but has all US hardware so Core for me
     
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    In a NAMM interview from this year, the PRS rep said most of the cost savings come from time savings on the carve, and subsequent hand finishing needed. The rough figure given was the S2 McCarthy body takes about 1/2 the time to CnC then hand sand then the full arch top. He did not give a neck time but said the cheaper multi piece necks are again faster to carve, and the thinner pieces of wood are cheaper in general. As for the hardware, from the CE upwards, all guitars use the same basic hardware short of the hand done stuff for custom and private stock.

    So in theory, the SS quality should be the same as the core line. The flat top, simpler carve, bolt on style multi piece neck, and painted solid finishes account for the lower price, not the quality. It is all about time and hand labor.
     
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  17. RickP

    RickP One Guitar Short...

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    The Bolt-On guitars are their own thing. If you check the website, they’re not in the “Core” section, but are certainly upscale, Maryland made models that get a lot of attention. Core-ish. :) Either way, my SS hangs on the same wall with my Core 513s and 594s. It’s core worthy.
     
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  18. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I’ve always believed CE was core quality. It just happened to have a bolt on neck. My SAS is certainly core quality. I consider the SS to be the same.
     
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  19. DougUSMC

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    I think you nailed the two most important things Rick, in no particular order:
    - Bolt ons are their own thing, and high quality MD models
    - You, as an owner, place a value on them equal to your "other" cores.

    +1,000,000 interwebz
     
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  20. rickcard71

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    I think with the way SSs are selling, 500 Nebulas was a miscalculation and disservice to SS fans by PRS. I want one badly. So now I found a painter that can do this paint and may get one refinished. Moreover, I will have money saved next year ready for a new limited color and will contact a dealer a week before and send the money ahead of time to secure one with the option to not buy it if I don’t like the color. Apparently Mayer likes to do limited colors which I love.
     
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