The "Official Silver Sky" Thread

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  1. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

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    It's growing on me. Was a shock at first, kinda like the toggle location on the 594.

    I didn't know that either. Whatever the formula, I agree it sure is great!


    I said before this product is a perfect storm. Three things that people online are very passionate about, either for or against, are PRS, Strats, and John Mayer.
     
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  2. JonW

    JonW ...as seen in the PRS company magazine

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    “There is no bad publicity as long as they spell your name right” ;)
     
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  3. leokula

    leokula New Member

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    Yeah man, that and the constant cynic attitude made it a complete drag to watch. He's basically complaining about people who complain, fantastic!

    People don't like new guitars MOST of the time anyway. I've seen people complain about the gauge of strings in some model LOL
     
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  4. shallbe

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    I'd like a white one.

    I like the headstock shape---very nice. I like the angled back headstock as well, hate string trees, scarf joints work obviously and keep down costs plus save a few trees from just being sawdust.

    Pickups sound nice. I would definitely float the trem as soon as a got it---chords need shimmer too! Cool tuners. Nice truss rod adjust.

    The 7.25 radius does not bother me, cuz I like vintage radius and Paul ain't making a guitar that frets out on typical bends. Maybe there is a compound radius there, like my Suhr---7.5 to 9.5.

    I don't like the colors much so far. Give us some Lake Placid Blue, Burgundy Mist, Sherwood Green---stuff that looks killer with rosewood. I find the red and black rather boring, but I'm not John Mayer.
     
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  5. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    right on, JonX ! ;)
     
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  6. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    My sentiments exactly. If this doesn't work for me, I'll hope that it's success brings a "non-signature" version with normal PRS spec neck and frets, and maple. If it doesn't, it doesn't. If it does, my lifelong strat search will be over for good.
     
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  7. Shawn@PRS

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    I think the most important part of this entire project is the fact that Paul promised John that every Silver Sky we make will sound as good as the ones we built for John. Considering that both John and Paul are sticklers for details, that promise is huge IMHO.
     
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  8. Shawn@PRS

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    No triangle. I joking told Paul, "you know we will immediately get requests to buy the pickups?". Of course he said no.
     
  9. rmg471

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    I’m reminded of a quote Paul has used in the past:

    “All truth passes through three stages. 1) it is ridiculed. 2) it is violently opposed. 3) it is accepted as being self-evident.” - Arthur Schopenhauer
     
  10. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    I appreciate this and think it's a great goal. Problem is that wood doesn't always cooperate. Some guitars will be exceptional and some will pretty much suck even if built well.
     
  11. Shawn@PRS

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    I disagree. If the proper steps are taken in the proper order, consistency is obtainable. PRS has built a reputation on it.
     
  12. RedGuitars

    RedGuitars New Member

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    It is a huge promise. But one that he has made good on before.

    I've seen Paul and David Grissom at trunk shows. DG doesn't bring a guitar. He just grabs a DGT from the dealer and tunes up.
     
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  13. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Does he keep any in his car? Asking for a friend.
     
  14. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    I wouldn't attempt to argue that PRS guitars anything but consistent. It's actually rather remarkable.
     
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  15. Shawn@PRS

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    One time Paul said to me "Everyone is always looking at the wood Stradivarius used as to why his instruments are so special". "They think there must be some magic in the wood". "Did anyone ever stop to consider that maybe he just reeeeeeally knew what he was doing as a builder?"
     
  16. Shawn@PRS

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    Although I get your point. Not every guitar will speak to every player, but that's a good thing. Variety is the spice of life
     
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  17. strat63

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    You and I are in complete agreement. I'm glad the bar is set high at PRS for building exceptional guitars and I feel like it's been like that since the beginning. It's what got me into the guitars in the first place in the mid 80's.
     
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  18. brett

    brett Authorized PRS Dealer
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    I think this is really cool. Looking in the future, I'm excited to think of what the possibilities could be with this model.
     
  19. strat63

    strat63 New Member

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    I never thought of it that way but I still think some pieces of wood just have something special. # 844 from 1986 is unlike any guitar I've ever owned. It's not at the same quality level of the current guitars but it's alive. I feel lucky to have it.
     
  20. strat63

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    I should add that while I'm probably not in the market for a Silver Sky, I do want to play one.
     

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