Which PRS would YOU release?

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  1. justmund

    justmund Plank Spanker

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    Ok so you're the boss of PRS, what production PRS model would you release, and why?

    The rules are simple, it needs to make sense economically (for the company), fit with the company ethos and take in to account long-term materials availability. Personal taste and preference should be put aside, and list as many specs as relevant (woods, bridges, tuners, body thickness, artist package yes/no, pickups, switching, neck profiles etc).

    -Maybe a new artist signature model
    -Maybe a trem equipped P22/P24 (ok that's the obvious one!)
    -Maybe an acoustic amp (no. 2 obvious one!)
     
  2. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    SE One singlecut body shape (in Swamp Ash) but more of an angle between neck and body. 25 and 1/4" scale. Fat Maple neck and fretboard. Old birds. Stoptail. Starla bridge pup. Lipstick neck pup (slanted). Push/pull volume (for Power out of phase) and push/pull tone pot to tap the Starla.

    Oh! OH! And P22 piezo. :)
     
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  3. Bluesverb

    Bluesverb Currently in a long term relationship with myself!

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    I agree with the trem on a P24. For me, I think a swamp ash body set neck, CU24, with a 59/09 in the rear and 2 narrow fields up front, and a flamed maple neck/board (or solid rose wood) would be my guitar of choice.
     
  4. thieves&foxes

    thieves&foxes New Member

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    The 408 hollowbody (solid back) with trem, and the LR baggs Piezo system.

    The versatility of the 408 and P22, with the sexiness of the hollowbody, yes please.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

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

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    I think it would be more like a mid-priced line that took the "X" series concept in a different direction, and it would be called "Moons by PRS".

    Mira and Starla flat style body shape out of alder, back routed to lose that ugly pickguard, trem, Santana headstock on a maple bolt on neck with maple/rosewood fretboard options, 25" scale, moon inlays, covered HFS at the bridge, Tele/lipstick at the neck, vol-vol-tone-toggle layout (use the DGT back plate for high commonality of parts), satin finished to keep production costs down, assembled out of USA made parts by inmates at a Baltimore correctional institution for troubled youths overseen by their newly appointed warden John "Orkie" Ingram.
     
  6. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I've always thought this would be a cool PRS guitar:

    Mira body shape, mahogany, but with the thickness of a singlecut. Back routed to do away with the pickguard, maple top optional.
    Mahogany neck, ebony board, 22 frets, 24.5 scale, pattern profile, moons or birds.
    Wrap around or trem
    Phase III's
    57/08 bridge, 53/10 neck, 5-way, 2 vol, 1 tone

    And I will gladly test the prototypes ;) Ok, maybe that's being a bit lofty.

    But really.
     
  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    SC245 with DGT controls.
    But I might try a run of SC with the upper tone a piezo blend - and a mini toggle to switch the piezo in.
     
  8. wilerty

    wilerty Geezer

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    PRS needs an under $2,000 (street) USA McCarty model. McCarty body, mohagany back and neck, rw fretboard, old birds, 5708s, trem or stop tail, std maple top (or all mahogany), etc, etc.
     
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  9. hoofarted

    hoofarted Sparty On

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    This in BLACK, yes please!
     
  10. hemantooth

    hemantooth New Member

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    Love this idea. I've always wanted a Singlecut, but I prefer McCarty or DGT switching over LP style. I know I can get it on Private Stock or get a SCT, but I want the body thickness with a wraparound or two piece bridge.
     
  11. Shawn@PRS

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    DGT SC

    DGT pups
    DGT electronics
    DGT frets
    DGT neck carve
    SC body shape
    Trem bridge
    Do it David, do it!
     
  12. fatb0y

    fatb0y New Member

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    Yes, please!
     
  13. bluefade

    bluefade New Member

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    Standard mcarty body,408 pickup system,BUT here's the special touch...CARVE the back of the body the same way as the front,with that nice sexy arch!!! I suppose that would make it a lot like the hollow body guitars; witch means the CNC programing is already in place!! A little modification to the progam and BINGO, we'll have us a sweet piece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Egads

    Egads Happy

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    Anything with 408s and a piezo.

    Or 513 pickups and switching...and a piezo.

    I guess I'm one of the few, but I still want them to bring back the maple top Mira (and I'm even OK with the pick guard;) ).
     
  15. OsirisProtocol

    OsirisProtocol 10 o'Clubs

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    I'm all for a production USA seven string. McCarty body thickness with 25.5" scale length. Ash body for non Maple topped models and Mahogany body for Maple topped models. Maple neck (I would prefer mahogany but I figure Maple would sell better) and Rosewood fingerboard. Prs tremolo, 24 frets with overwound 408 style pickups and we are good to go. At some point during its production life I'd love to add the option of a piezo loaded tremolo.
     
  16. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Production 4 string bass. Bolt on. Keep the fancy knobs and switching for the Private Stock models just make something solid and sounds good. Basically a McCarty look but stretched out, so it is familiar looking; Kinda like a P bass is a stretched out S guitar. Keep it under $2K.

    A DGT with a rosewood neck would also make me open my wallet again...........or a DGT standard in an all black motif, hardware, pickup rings, knobs, etc. would be so badass.
     
  17. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    Completely agree Bill. Or even offer the DGT with a stoptail. Most times I've said this though, people usually tell me there are enough on the used market.

    I think the bass is a great idea, An SE bass would be good too.

    But I suppose that these models were done away with for a reason.
     
  18. John

    John https://deathbenotproud.bandcamp.com

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    24 fret Singlecut trem with an trem up rout, flamed maple top, ebony fingerboard, killswitch, older version of a wide thin neck much like those from the 90's, and I'd slap in some Bareknuckle Blackhawks just to try those out.
     
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    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    Do you guys recall all the discussions we used to have (on BaM) about trying to get a "Forum Guitar" build in limited quantities?

    People's tastes are so varied it was hard to get many people to agree on a single model with the same specs. This thread is a perfect example of that.
     
  20. Danerada

    Danerada Goatee Practitioner

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    I would release a SE Acoustic model with the Santana headstock, a passive pickup (maybe a K&K Western) with a satin finish, bone nut and saddle.
     

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