What percentage of your guitars are PRS?

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What % of your guitars are PRS?

  1. 100%

    18 vote(s)
    10.7%
  2. More than 50%

    53 vote(s)
    31.5%
  3. 50%

    23 vote(s)
    13.7%
  4. Less than 50%

    72 vote(s)
    42.9%
  5. I don’t own one yet, but I will.

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  1. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

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    2/3rds...McCarty, SE Paul’s and a Fender Strat
     
  2. ADD

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    Thx. yes, a KII
     
  3. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    I'm at 75% for electric or 100% if you only count what I use live

    If resale value wasn't so pitiful, I'd be tempted to get to 100%, but I'll just keep my old* strat and Les Paul for mostly sentimental value.


    * Old in my collection means 2002/2009, not Les old :p
     
  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    @Tim S you know that I would normally make some wildly inappropriate comment in most threads, but accept my admiration for the strength you have each day!

    Enjoy your guitars in good health my friend.
     
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  5. beas

    beas I Don't Re-Member

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    3 of 7 electrics
    1 of 2 acoustics
    0 of 1 bass guitars
    = 40% PRS in my group.
     
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  6. Nurk2

    Nurk2 Should you be practicing right now?

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    Add:
    - Therapy
    - Aesthetics (and sentimentality)
    - Completism

    And a third vote for: the love of the hunt.

    Here's a story. Eighteen years ago I suffered a loss. (Who among has not suffered a loss? This was mine.) Over time, I developed the idea of creating a "tribute" guitar, sketching out specs, dummying up parts orders and the like, thinking about what a tribute guitar might look like.

    About ten years ago, I went into the GC down the street for supplies, and there was a white Tele sitting at the entrance. I picked it up for fun and loved the way it played. Bought it on the spot.

    It sat in a corner for months while I collected parts for it (generally, stock/production instruments need a little work before they can be played out - especially single coils). One, when weekend everyone was gone, I broke out all the parts and put the thing together:

    [​IMG]

    Shielding, re-wiring, new pots, pickups, nut, saddles tuners, hardware, etc. It was my main work guitar up until a month ago when I bought the McCarty. The "Angel" guitar:

    [​IMG]

    So, I DO understand having a guitar for therapeutic and sentimental reasons. Not 100% clear on having a lot of guitars for these purposes, but I do recognize the impulse.
     
  7. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    This is quite a valid question, and while it could be its own thread, it might get a little too intense that way, so I'm happy to respond here.

    For me, it is essentially all of those reasons you gave:

    - Just kept buying, never bothered to sell. [I am not one to sell something that I bought, if I still find it useful.]
    - I collect a lot of things, guitars, included. [Yep, I collect CDs, SACDs, DVD-As, BDs, etc, and used to collect stamps & coins.]
    - Each guitar I have is a work of art. [In general, either a work of art or has a unique configuration]
    - I like to "possess" things. [Maybe not this so much - I'm not materialistic per se, but I like to have things handy.]
    - Displaying lots of guitars makes me feel good. [Yeah, I do like displaying all my guitars.]
    - I need a lot of guitars for work. [I have acquired specific models simply to satisfy a gig-equipment "need", like a brighter acoustic, or piezo-equipped electrics.]

    When I bought my first PRS, I had recently also bought an Epi Casino, which had been my first guitar procurement in a decade or maybe more. Up until then I had been happy plunking along with my Squier Mexi-strat, Squier tele, Les Paul Deluxe, and a pretty good but not great acoustic or two. Plus a few other cheap guitars like a P-bass clone and a Flying V clone, both good to play but not exactly fancy items.

    I had never paid more than $400 (Canadian, so like US$100 ;) ) for a guitar. Laying out US$1500 for a beat up CU24 with no case was a huge outlay for me, and I thought it was the last guitar I would ever buy.

    Then I found this forum, and more importantly, I found that I enjoyed playing in a band (that had also started not long before), and acquiring additional instruments to fill a "need" was fun!
     
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  8. bodia

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

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    I just needed something to put on my walls! :p
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Is that a hint?!;)
     
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  10. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Music, IMO, is the grand healer. I hope you continue to find what you’re looking for here. *bro hugs*
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    +1
     
  12. Nurk2

    Nurk2 Should you be practicing right now?

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  13. bodia

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

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    Maybe......................
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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  16. Nurk2

    Nurk2 Should you be practicing right now?

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    I love the artwork! Curious, though...none of those pictures feature anyone playing a PRS product.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. bodia

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

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    Thanks!

    Hmmm....good point. I may have to see what I can do to rectify that!
     
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  18. Joesnewmatch

    Joesnewmatch Semi-Special Guitarist

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    Guitars:

    PRS 10%
    Danocaster 30%
    Collings 20%
    Gibson 20%
    Martin 10%
    Squier: 10% (Hello Kitty Strat!)

    Basses:

    PRS 0.0%
    Fender 50%
    Squier 50%

    Synths:

    PRS 0.0%
    Roland 25%
    Korg 25%
    Arturia 25%
    NI 25%

    In conclusion, PRS really needs to step up its synth game! Geez
     
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  19. AnalogKid

    AnalogKid New Member

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    Counting everything with strings, 1 of 11, so 9%
    Eliminating basses, 1 of 9, so 11%
    Eliminating mandolin and uke, 1 of 7, so 14%
    Eliminating acoustics, 1 of 5, so 20%

    Eventually, I may have to do something about that!

    1978 Les Paul Standard (Cherry Sunburst)
    1985 Mouradian LS-74 (Ice Blue)
    2010 Levinson Blade RH-4 (Misty Violet)
    2019 Firefly FFLP (Lizard Burst)
    2019 PRS Custom 24-08 (Charcoal Tri Tone Burst)

    1998 Taylor 510CE (Pacific Blue)
    2006 Seagull S6 (Natural)

    2016 Fender FM-52 (Tobacco Burst)
    2019 Cordoba 15CM (Natural)

    2001 Ibanez BTB 510 WNF
    2007 Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
     
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  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I was hoping you were going to say 7 of 9!

    Aah my mispent youth!;)
     
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