The PRS Strat

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  1. P90s

    P90s New Member

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    Lots of buzz about the PRS S style guitar that John Mayer premiered on tour...with or without permission. Then things died down. Any theories about when/if it might be released?
     
  2. bodia

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

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    The sooner the better in my book!
     
  3. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    I heard from a reliable source that the 2018 models will be announced in early November. Maybe then?
     
  4. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    Feeling that end of year itch.
     
  5. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Color me excited.

    My buddy and I both agree that it'll be on our list, if the price is reasonably close to a new CE, etc... Love a strat tone, but hard to consistently find them with good thin finishes and resonant woods.
     
  6. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    I was told a few months ago that the guitar is coming but he wouldn't say when. I asked about pricing and all he said was sub-core pricing.
     
  7. bodia

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

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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I still havent managed to score a Santana Retro from the '17 line up......!!
     
  10. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    Dangit! I just got a Cutlass a couple months ago! Oh well. CE-ish price and I'm all over this. White/white/white maple board please! (Because even a PRS "strat-ish" guitar needs to honor the Jimi at Woodstock/Trower Live all white strat tradition! AMEN)
     
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    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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

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    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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  15. bodia

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

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    It's a world wide marketplace. I try to help out when I can.
     
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    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    I might add. PRS has tried this before, and by their standards, failed. (Even though many love the guitars). My OPINION here, is that while you always hear “people who want a Strat want a Fender” that is obviously not correct, judging by the success of Suhr, Anderson and others.

    We all know the PRS guitar plays better. But true “high end strat” players seem to have already found “their” pickups and in my humble opinion, if PRS comes out with one that pretty much no different than what they already have, but makes a standard pickguard that accepts standard strat pickups.... well, the sky is the limit. These guys, if they haven’t found “the” pickups for them, want the ability to easily swap all the high end choices. I’ve heard more than one person down the NF3 for the same reason. “Can’t try other pickups!” The NF pickups are some of the greatest EVER! But for some guys, if it’s not “their” pickups, and exactly what they want, they don’t care about the rest. I DO. I want a PRS that sounds like a great strat, but PLAYS and FEELS like a PRS. And can take any standard strat pickups out there.
     
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  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Agreed. The DC3 is/was a great guitar, but the pickups and price may have scared people off (I know they initially did to me). Then there's also the [email protected] that some people need to be told or see that something is okay from somebody else before they accept it for themselves... I'm sure John will be able to do that for a whole swath of folks.
     
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  18. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Credit card ready...CHECK!
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    Self defense course to fight off raging redhead I'm married to when she sees the first 3 checked off...uh uh, can't check that one...nope not even close.
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Classic...:D
     

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