- Sep 7, 2020
I hope not and count me out, but I don't care for the SS either. Yes I said it. Blasphemy
I love me a strat and tele though.
I love me a strat and tele though.
I think this is an interesting point!!No disrespect intended to any of the long-time members and PRS aficionados here, but every argument against the Tele was a reason not to make the Silver Sky and 594. I think we’re all glad those were made, whether for us/others/PRS-bottom-line. Both of those represented much more than a replication of the past, and included quite a lot of innovation and advancement along with inclusion of the “standard” portions that did work....
I’m really not trying to be argumentative to any of the opinions here. I’m not sure why I’m even taking the time, as I’m a 513 guy. But where did the inspiration for that evolution of the McCarty come from? The best sounding old McCarty-influenced Les Pauls. I can’t imagine anyone doesn’t see the SC594 as a 21st Century Les Paul, a ‘59 Burst that plays right all the time. Although it didn’t start as a LP project, and came by a different road, the 594 part of the McCarty line landed there. And bettered the breed in the process. The actual McCarty still exists in several models, and the 594 is what it is. I’m glad of it!
I think the Tele is it’s own thing. I think others have made it better than Fender, at least at times. I just think PRS can add something valuable and useful to the evolution, because they already have done that in two other instances, even if the path to the result wasn’t the same for each.
I’m not on a crusade, just throwing it out there. I don’t want to
Anyway, the 594 and SS looked like designed to fill a specific void, and I'm not sure there's a similar void in the T-style world.
I have a Japanese Fender Richie Kotzen telecaster. That’s what I would imagine a PRS tele would be like with the comfort cuts and flamed maple top. It’s an amazing guitar
They sort of did already with the Vela and Starla... Despite the pickups and depending on which tele you want, the Vela solves it with a plate bridge and cylindrical brass saddles and the Starla's pickups are voiced in a very twangy tele voice. Not to mention a singlecut is basically a tele. If you play either SE Starla or S2 Vela they play and sound just like a Tele.They did the Silver Sky, so not completely out of the realm of possibilities.
I would buy one. Would you?
If PRSh and co see this, shell pink or baby blue please.
This is my number one. Anderson Hollow T classic. Has a drop top maple cap, body and heel contours that give it just the perfect amount of modern playability with impressive looks. I’m confident PRS could do something along these lines that is their take and people would love it. I get traditionalist want the slab body and bridge plate but there are plenty of players that like some of the tele bite but want to enjoy a comfortable guitar
I wish I could un see it. Resembling a tele aside, there are so many things that look wrong, incomplete, or undecided to my eye.
Hey I get it!! To each their own. To me it’s the best guitar I’ve ever played but to others it’s not what a tele should be. I love the hollow body for the weight reduction and coupled with the lack of bridge plate it takes the top end in a good way for me. It’s the only tele I’ve played where I don’t have to roll back the tone knob on the bridge pickup. Definitely a modern guitar which is perfect for me. This unseat a Fender CS 53 heavy relic which was also an amazing guitar but the tones were vintage all the way. Sounded great for that but not for me.
What’s your favorite tele?