Why small frets on the Silver Sky?

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  1. Isaac cruz

    Isaac cruz New Member

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    Ever since the Silver Sky was released I've wondered why they went with small frets instead of regular or jumbo sized frets. Even the 7.25" radius choice made sense, but not the small fret decision.

    Is there something I'm missing? What's the advantage of smaller fret wire on a guitar like this?
     
  2. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Why? Because the two guys with their names on the guitar said so.
     
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  3. Audie

    Audie New Member

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    John Mayer asked Fender to make him a guitar with the 7.25 radius and the narrow frets like his 64 Strat that Leo Fender was making back in the day. Fender said no. Maybe they said no for marketing reasons. I don't know. John went to PRS who said yes.
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    This.
     
  5. bodia

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

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    And, they feel great!
     
  6. Isaac cruz

    Isaac cruz New Member

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    Yes, that sounds cute, but there must be an actual reason behind the decision. It has been very clear that no spec or detail of that guitar was selected by accident.
     
  7. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    From what I understand, the fret wire choice was simply what John Mayer wanted. Sometimes it's nothing more than that - especially with a signature model.
     
  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Mayer obviously spec’d the guitar that way. It’s how Vintage Strats were made.

    Sometimes the truth is cute!
     
  9. Opunaesala

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    The reason is that John Mayer wanted it, and it is his signature model. I doubt there is anything more complicated than that.
     
  10. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    It's what Mayer wanted, same as the decked trem and the reverse headstock.
     
  11. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    I've seen John state something to the effect of he is fine playing on vintage radius and frets, so he saw no reason to change that. Paul applied his obsessiveness in making sure the guitar is setup properly and he thinks it plays great.
     
  12. Rider1260

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    I've played a couple of SS and just did a setup to the floating trem on one.
    To be honest I cant feel the frets being small, plays like all the rest of my PRS and Fender guitars
     
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  13. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    And it works just wonderfully for me anyway. YMMV
     
  14. sergiodeblanc

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

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    A guitar that costs this much should come with big frets!! Obviously PRS is trying to pull one over on us, but I ain’t falling for it.
     
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  15. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    It's like you're paying for the fret wire they didn't use.
     
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  16. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Exactly!
     
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  17. BWV548

    BWV548 Custom Title

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    So that physicians of the oral cavity can easily mold them into braces??
     
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  18. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    It was aliens
     
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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It’s all my fault.

    Just ask my wife.
     
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  20. Tag

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    Im convinced small frets sound better. Less metallic and woodier. A bit harder to play, but just sound better.
     
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