The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

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

  1. sergiodeblanc

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

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    My dude likes knobs, switches, and tuners. He’s like a mini version of Paul in those old videos where he’s messing with Mike Ault’s controls as he plays.
     
  2. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    Almost exactly sums up my feelings!!!
     
  3. Cbouty

    Cbouty New Member

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    They have one with a more modern style neck.... It’s called a custom 22 ;)
     
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  4. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

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  5. Bluesverb

    Bluesverb Currently in a long term relationship with myself!

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    Why the kerf neck joint?????? AGhhhh!!!! I hate kerf joints!
     
  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Like Bodia and BrianC, I’ve wanted to love Strats forever, and just never got along with them. Or even fancy Strat style guitars made by other makers.

    This Silver Sky sounds freakin’ awesome in the videos.

    It’s so tempting.
     
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  7. alantig

    alantig SSBMA

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    C'mon, man - everyone knows you just have to look at a picture to find out all you need to know!

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to post a picture of a brain. Then I'm gonna sit back and become a neurologist!
     
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  8. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    right on brother
     
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  9. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    Mine are 18 months and 3 years. I know what you mean. I generally use the Strat for them to bash on as I figure that one is the most indestructible
     
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  10. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout New Member

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    Similar situation here... the older one is 4 1/2 years and the younger is 20 months old... they will both want the same guitar at the same time even if there are 3 or 4 on the couch...
    But with all that Strat talk I realized I have an '86 Japanese Strat in the warehouse... I'll only keep that one out for them to play on!!!
    Never thought of that... My PRSs are saved!!!
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Same here, my 9 year old picks up the Jap Strat (‘96), it’s got battle scars from 20+ years playing. Lumps out the finish where I fell off a table, but it’s my workhorse, like a comfortable pair of slippers!

    He plays Back in Black (slowly), but I’m not losing my mind, thinking that it’s going to get damaged. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t trash my gear, but it was a tool to a job for many years! I’m no a fan of relicing, but if I’ve put a mark on it, it’s part of its history.

    Back on thread, don’t beat up of the “host” of this thread. He’s put together an instrument for a musicIan, the popularity of using a well known guitarist is nothing new. Anyone heard of Les Paul!

    This will hopefully result in many sales, making an instrument company stronger, being able to produce more choices for the musician of the future. A rare thing in the current financial climate!

    There’s a lot of negativity out there for this guitar. I personally dont understand why!

    So it’s another Strat, it’s got a scarf joint, the frets aren’t fat, it’s got a 7.25 radius, the pickups are all the same value, it’s got an all steel trem and the cavity hasn’t been sealed.

    Go play it! Like it? Got the funds? Ta-dah

    Don’t? Don’t? Duh!! Move on, the world won’t end!
     
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  12. Shawn@PRS

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    The edit of your previous post wasn't necessary, sorry for the mix up. It's no secret that the Silver Sky MAPs at $2299. The issue we have with posting prices is that MAP will be posted, then someone will chime in and say something like "I just got one from dealer X for $2149" and then someone else chimes in about picking one up for $2049 and it soon becomes a race to the bottom as far as price goes.
     
  13. bodia

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

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    Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
     
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  14. leokula

    leokula New Member

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    On top of that, I'm not so sure, but I believe PRS will still continue to offer all the other existing models, right? :D
     
  15. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    Beautiful one
     
  16. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    OH!!!! GREAT NEWS! With all this Mayer hoopla, I was thinking that maybe everything else was leaving production and ALL they were gonna make are Silver Sky guitars.....ACK!!!!!!!
     
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  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Just going on tone in the videos, these are wonderful sounding guitars. One issue I have with Fender’s (and many other builder’s) Strats after the 60s is that they can be thin-sounding. These sound big and round.

    Fender’s Strats back in the 63-4 era were 2 or 3 piece alder.

    I like the attention to detail on these, I like the tones, I like the looks. Very nicely done!
     
  18. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    The headstock is quite nice actually. Beautiful asymmetry.
     
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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The other interesting bit is that PRS has moved on from the V12 finish. I liked V12, but most of my recent PRSes have been nitro-finished PS models.

    Except my recent 594s! And when I got them I marveled at how utterly sweet the finishes looked and felt. In fact, my first one was photographed for the website, so I figured PRS had done something unusual polishing it up, it was so perfect. But then my second one arrived, and it was a regular order. Darned if it wasn’t every bit as beautifully finished.

    We all know the 594s sound great, too. So whatever they’re using now, goodness me, it’s great stuff!
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Ahh... the more I look at and listen to it...

    Sh!t. You know what’s better than fourteen PRS?
     
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