The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

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

  1. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Scarf joint is stronger than one-piece. And part of the motivation of the straight Fender headstock was cost; it required less wood than a one-piece tilt back and less labor than a scarf joint. The trade-off was a less than ideal break angle, which led to string trees and later staggered tuners. PRS have given us the best of both worlds here for a reliable guitar and they're catching flak.

    You guys whinging about a case amuse me. You could drop this thing down a flight of stairs in a gig bag and still play the gig. It's a maple necked bolt-on after all. You're going to have to work to break it.
     
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  2. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Those routs look a bit narrow. The internet is gonna splode (again) if they won't allow for easy replacements.
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    That’s what got me thinking...
     
  4. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Thanks Shawn! Any good pics of the color difference in the scoop? I can't tell any difference in any of the pics so far.
     
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  5. BWV548

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    Though it’s true that $xxxx is a commitment, I am curious why the folks who are bent out of shape wrt price:features, aren’t similarly up in arms about the $2500 Dustie Waring sig CE(?)
     
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  6. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Who needs to borrow my router...
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Metal heads have good jobs at Oil Express, Deadheads sell grilled cheeses in parking lots?
     
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  8. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    It's not for lack of trying Shawn. I'm always looking at guitars of all makes and styles including Fender. I've spent plenty of idle hours thinking about getting a Strat but always end up talking myself out of it because there's something else I'd rather have... like my 594. I have a friend that gets me guitars for slightly above wholesale so maybe someday. I'd have to get bored with the great guitars I already have (not likely) and/or end up with too much money I have no other use for (even less likely).

    I'll also be curious to see how this is going to turn out and be received but if I was ever going to buy another PRS I think it would be a Hollowbody II :)
     
  9. rmg471

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    Same and same.
     
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  10. Leeric

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    "You don't like our FENDER guitars, fine, most don't. We'll make you a copy of the brand you like. We have no shame. Show us the money." :)[/QUOTE]

    Google Fender Heartfield Elan...
     
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  11. rmg471

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    I would have bought one but they wired it incorrectly (for me). I love the middle single coil sound.
     
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  12. markd21

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    Google Fender Heartfield Elan...[/QUOTE]

    LOL - That's that Fender RG550, right?
     
  13. Cbouty

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    Google Fender Heartfield Elan...[/QUOTE]

    That is hillarious! Never knew Fender made that guitar...
     
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  14. markd21

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    I am more interested in the pickups than the guitar. I remember the days when ALL singles were the same - all this "different wind for the position" baloney made it too complicated.....

    Those sound pretty sweet, and could make for possible neat additions to other instruments.....
     
  15. leokula

    leokula New Member

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    I'm interested in this as well. Haven't seen it at all in the pics or videos.
     
  16. Shawn@PRS

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    And Mr. Mayer digging in on the Silver Sky

     
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  17. JonW

    JonW ...as seen in the PRS company magazine

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    Nice, but where's the official "I'm John Mayer and this is my new guitar, look at me!"-video? ;)
     
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  18. JonW

    JonW ...as seen in the PRS company magazine

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    Oh and BTW, @[email protected], is the rumor that the Silver Sky production is sold out until September and PRS has to introduce night shifts true? :eek:
     
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  19. Guitarsan

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

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    I am a Strat guy, among other things, but I’ve got my custom tweaked to an inch of it’s life. So I’ll be passing on this model.

    But man, put headphones on and listen to that tone. Just awesome! Dare I say what a Strat aspires to sound like? I just did.
     
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  20. swede71

    swede71 Tja ba!Läget?

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    This guitar with the steel tremolo set up floating,2 humbuckers and a 10" radius could be the best sounding bolt-on PRS model ever.
     

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