I got my new Silver Sky yesterday evening and played it until bedtime. My fingers are kind of sore! I really REALLY like this guitar and will post some pictures later today. Oh, I only slept about 5 1/2 hours because I woke up thinking about that Silver Sky and couldn't go back to sleep. I'm having coffee now and it's about 6:40 AM. I live in a tiny house and everyone is asleep so I have to wait patiently for others to wake up before I can play it again.
My 2018 Frost Silver Sky hasn't yellowed. The body is Poly and the neck is Nitro. The new ones have a nitro body now so that could yellow but probably not for a long time.Been wanting to get a Frost White Silver Sky but wondering if the color will yellow over time. I personally don't want that to happen so have been holding off untill I can find out if if will stay white. Guitar looks great Paddy
Thanks for the info. I actually contacted PRS and they claim that it shouldn’t yellow either as it’s designed not to. Thanks again,My 2018 Frost Silver Sky hasn't yellowed. The body is Poly and the neck is Nitro. The new ones have a nitro body now so that could yellow but probably not for a long time.
Same here. I played mine for a few months before finally floating the bridge just a bit. I tried to remove a spring but it wouldn’t come out. On my next string change I went to a set of 9s and loosened the trem claw springs just a little. The guitar plays so much better now. Just like you said it’s not as stiff and I like it a lot better.Minor thread bump...
I've played my Midnight Rose with maple FB Silver Sky off and on since I got it, gosh, three years ago? (EDIT: I just checked when I posted my NGD thread - I got it on 6 July 2020, so yeah, three years ago almost to the day!)
The whole time I accepted that the feel was different from my Mexi-Strat because JM prefers his trem decked, and apparently with pretty firm spring resistance.
Today I decided to try to reduce the spring resistance, at the very least, to get it to where it "feels" more like what I'm used to.
I decided the quickest way was to simply remove one of the springs in the trem cavity. The "claw" end was easy enough to pop off, but the end that goes into the bridge block was more difficult (I eventually got it out using pliers, but dang... There is a slight kink in the spring wire at the end that definitely causes a good amount of resistance - those springs are never going to "fall out").
By removing a spring (but not touching the claw screws), the trem stopped being decked. Oh, cool, I can actually get a bit of lift if I need, vs down-only from being decked.
The resultant intonation wasn't horrible, but still needed a tweak because the saddle peaks are leaning a bit further "forward" - half turn on each saddle screw, more or less. (I adjusted after loosening the strings, one at a time.)
I didn't raise the knife-edge screws - the trem ends up not too far off level - and I also didn't need to tweak the saddle heights.
After a bunch of tuning to get the system stable, it it just like any other PRS trem - exactly that, "stable".
Now I have my Silver Sky playing like I like it - just played through the intro to Sorrow (Floyd) a few times, with Gilmour's lovely trem work and string bends, and it is "just about right". I don't pull the trem up much, but I like a little. Guitar feels much more familiar to me now, and I don't feel like I'm having to use as much force to bend the strings. (I have no idea why that is the case, it really shouldn't be, string tension is string tension, but I cannot deny that it does feel "easier".)