Why PRS is gaining share in the guitar market

Discussion in 'PRS News' started by [email protected], Sep 27, 2018.

  1. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    AMEN - At least to me, this is a big differentiator! I am just about ready to pull the plug on a Silver Sky and I already have 2 Strats
     
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  2. AZGiant

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    I have always thought PRS just got it right. As many mentioned, make a quality instrument. But, you want an LP body and feel, we got that. Strat? Yeah we got that too. Oh you want semi-hollow, let me show you these....

    They simply understood that once guitar players find a manf. they like, we like the diversity to choose different models within that same manf. Kind of hard to go from an LP to an ES 335, but in PRS you can do that with ease.
     
  3. Revelation

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    I cant wait to get my first PRS next year. I already miss the McCarty 594 I tried out amf im looking forward in being part of the PRS family.
     
  4. Revelation

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    The one issue some have with PRS is they feel they dont have a signature sound like a Les Paul, Strat, Tele, 335 or Rickenbacker. There is some truth to that. Especially when they come out with their version of a Strat and Les Paul. I dont see these guitars however trying to replace them but providing a high quality updated alternative.
     
  5. Bsic

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    I think that is because of the history with Gib/Fen. People have been hearing those for years, and have associated sounds with how those guitars shape the sound. PRS has its own signature, but since its "missing" the G/F tones we are used to, some say it sounds "sterile". It doesn't, its just the ear is trained to expect different sounds from a guitar based on history.

    In reality, if PRS were used in the 50s/60s instead, and a Les Paul came out today, the les paul would generate the same comments. Our ears are trained on these older vintage sounds, and new sounds are seen as "missing something". Just our brains trained on other specific models!

    IMHO
     
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  6. Boogie

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    It’s my opinion that a player gives the guitar its sound, meaning, it’s up to us to decide if we conform to the established standard or step out on our own. The music-consuming public decided what’s cool...sounding and looking...which is what we either conform to, or redefine. Your points, btw, are absolutely spot-on, IMO.
     
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