Where did the term ‘Core’ come from ?

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  1. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

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    Hi Folks

    You may think this is the daftest question, but where did the ‘Core’ term originate? and does my Brent Mason signature guitar qualify as ‘Core’?

    Keep on keeping on.... Wailing
     
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  2. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    I always assumed it was just what it means their core product. The important part of PRS is it's core line.
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    core
    /kôr/

    noun
    • 2.the central or most important part of something.
     
  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Also, PRS did list the Brett Mason model as a “Core ‘Signature’ ” on its web page in 2019.
     
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  5. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

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    So I guess 'Core' is a term that was created by the PRS team..... was there a Before Core ?? BC

    Time isn't holding up, Time isn't after us, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was
     
  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Before the SE line, there was just PRS. The core tag was introduced to differentiate from SE, and later S2.
     
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  7. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    It can get confusing. There’s also a “bolt on” designation, mostly for the CE and Silver Sky (although there are others from time to time), that are not in the “Core” series but are definitely ongoing staples of the line.

    I don’t think PRS really puts that much stock in labels and specifications, as they change them anytime they think there’s a better way. As I said, it can get confusing, but it seems to align with their concept of continuous evolving and improving... although it will take an encyclopedia at some point to document it all.

    Think “costs more than SE, S2, and bolt on, but less than Private Stock” and you’ll likely have it.
     
  8. Wailing

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    Thanks folks... I have a much better understanding now... enjoy the remainder of the Xmas frolics
     
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  9. DreamTheaterRules

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    Yes, I first heard it as a young child. Mamma gave me an apple and said "don't eat the core." "What's the core, mamma?" And my mother, as she so often did, replied lovingly "it's the central or most important part of something." Of course, I said "but mamma, if it's the most important part, why can't I eat it?" Mamma said "cuz mamma said so." I nibbled around on the apple until she had finished hers and I saw what part not to eat.

    Then I gave the core to my little brother and said "here, I saved the most important part for you."
     
  10. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Core came from one of the British musicians who Paul courted early on (it was not Bernie Marsden, contrary to urban legend).

    As the story goes, Paul did his usual bit to meet the guy at soundcheck, and when he opened the case, the rock gent in question was heard to exclaim, "Corr, that's a bleedin' beauty, innit guv'nor! Slap a strap on that and Bob's your uncle!!!"

    Paul just changed the spelling.
     
  11. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid Other Alan!

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    I believe one does not use "corr" without the requisite following "blimey", so I suspect the turn of phrase was more like:

    "Corr blimey, 'ets a beeding' beauty, innit guv'?"
     
  12. ScottR

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

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    Plus...core sounds much better than say a "pit". Can you imagine the "Pit Line" of PRS Guitars?

    My mind wanders...

    BUT while we're at it, would a Silver Sky also be a core? I know they officially group them with the "bolt ons" in the catalogue, but I've heard A LOT of people refer to them as a "Core"? I consider them bolt-ons just because I haven't actually owned a core yet. It gives me something to strive for. ;)
     
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  13. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I didn’t say he was well-educated.
     
  14. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    I Fink you 'it' the nail on the ed me ole mucker!!!:D
     
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  15. Southwest

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    Dick Van Dyke plays a PRS? Who would have thought it.
    :)
     
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  16. Wailing

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    This is an example of the wonderful world of the PRS guitar forum, the story-line can deviate/wander along many differing themes... as Forest said "You never know what you're gonna get.”.....
     
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    As per the official Big Brother Rules of Big Brothering
     
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  18. ScottR

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

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    Yeah...we're a very "special" group of folks.
     
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