Why are the Brent Mason's no longer made?

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  1. dlqdobro

    dlqdobro New Member

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    I'm new to the world of PRS. Sweetwater had a sell on some Custom 24 SE's 3 months ago, so I picked one up. I had them my preferred setup, with my preferred strings as well. When I got it out of the case, it was without question the best feeling guitar I'd ever held. Next, the sound was absolutely phenomenal for a $600 guitar. Two weeks later, I decided to step up and get a real deal. I called a dear friend who is an endorsee for PRS. His name is Seth Morrison. Given the wide variety of styles I play, he recommended a PRS Brent Mason Model. That was quite a task. I looked every day for a month, before finding the right one. I got it. I immediately took it to my set up guy, and had him do my preferred set up / strings. WITHOUT QUESTION, It is the most incredible guitar I've ever held. Fat Tele Tone. Fat Strat Tone. Les Paul on Steroids tone. It literally does it all. Now, I just got my second Brent Mason, and found a 3rd that a band member of mine just bought. I basically want to know why on earth this guitar is no longer in production. This is probably a noob question, but I'd really like to know. It doesn't make much sense to me. Thanks!!!!!

    -Josh
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I'm a Lady, I do lady things.

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    Sales most likely. Sometimes you don’t know a good thing until it’s gone.
     
  3. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    To paraphrase Paul, if we quit buyin' 'em, they quit makin' 'em.

    That's a great model, though. I would've been very tempted by the one I had opportunity to play, but it was nine pounds.
     
  4. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Because the world is a cruel place.

    Congrats on grabbing one while you could!
     
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  5. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray New Member

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    Same reason the CU22 Soapbar went the way of the Dodo. :(
     
  6. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    And the Custom 22-12.
     
  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I forgot to buy one of those when they were still around.
     
  8. dlqdobro

    dlqdobro New Member

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    Understood. Thanks for the info!
     
  9. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    +1
     
  10. gush

    gush New Member

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    I saw a country band two weeks ago and their guitar player had a Brent Mason. I was surprised at how good it sounded. Totally impressed.
     
  11. bodia

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

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    Hmmmm.....I don't have a Brent Mason.....
     
  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    NFW! Well, you've been called out publicly. By yourself! LOL
    (He's probably not even here any more. Went to reverb 15 seconds after this post! )

    And that's not good for me, because I've always wanted one of these and never found one to play... and I know you'll be sending me the "you need one of these" emails less than 24 hours after you get one. :D
     
  13. bodia

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

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    Of course I went to Reverb....2 available....in Europe :(
     
  14. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    I was actually shopping for one when I bought my NF3. It was either NF3, SAS Studio, or BM. Couldn’t find a BM in the color I wanted (it was actually my first choice even though I hadn’t played one because someone I know played one once and couldn’t stop talking about how great it sounded and how many different tones it had). I couldn’t find an SAS in either of my color choices, then the plain Jane NF3 came in cheaper than any of them so I jumped, and have never and WILL never look back.
     
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  15. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Don’t think of it as a Brent Mason...think of it as a Strat-tana...get one (and I’ll let you know how to mod it to make it even better).
     
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  16. bodia

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

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    In that case, it sounds like I need to be on the hunt.
     
  17. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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    Ahem. Brian's has one. It's a Collection version, but still a Mason.
     
  18. bodia

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

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    Are you sure? I just looked at their PRS inventory 4 times. I didn't see one.
     
  19. alantig

    alantig Santana-free since '63!

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  20. bodia

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

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