Why'd the Orianthi model get axed?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by SausageofPower, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. SausageofPower

    SausageofPower New Member

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    I mean, don't get me wrong, I just got a new one for 50% off as a result so I'm happy on that count...but why'd it get cancelled? Looks like a great guitar, and a unique one given the Korina.
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    [email protected] magical cheap guitar!... if you can get along with a WT neck.
    I seriously love my sparkled one as much or more than some of my core models.
     
  3. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    PRSh always says - literally always - "if you guys stop buying 'em, we stop making 'em!"
     
  4. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    It's funny how I had no idea that it was a Korina body with an Ebony neck until after it was discontinued. Those are awesome features.
    I guess I always assumed it was a normal SE model just like any other typical SE model, especially since i know she never plays SE models on stage.
     
  5. aduayer

    aduayer Zomb!e One, DFZ

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    can't blame them for that.
     
  6. maxtuna26

    maxtuna26 New Member

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    Probably because the Orianthi had the "O" inlay that put off lots of buyers. I'm guessing many would rather have the 12th fret bird on the SE Custom.
     
  7. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    I personally wouldn't want a guitar with a sparkly finish. I'd rather have a flat black Krylon spray paint finish than *sparkles*.
     
  8. SausageofPower

    SausageofPower New Member

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    The newer version actually had a scarlet red finish with a beveled top, which is the one I went for. As for the 'O' inlay, it was less intrusive than the old Zach Myers inlay. ;)

    Shame if sales dropped off, it's a fine guitar.
     
  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Sissy.... Oh wait, that's me. :girl:

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  10. aduayer

    aduayer Zomb!e One, DFZ

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    I like the sparkle finish and specs, but I don't like those inlays (same with old US Tremonti, Zack Myers and others). I know it's a sig guitar and sometimes it doesn't please many people. In that case, you don't see Orianthi using it live very much either
     
  11. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    Who's Orianthi? Some bikini model? I think you all should post some pics...

    Seriously though, I bought her last album. She's a damn good guitar player.
     
  12. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    The woman knows how to rock a PRS for sure.



    Poor quality on the one above.
    Video below is better.

     
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  13. maxtuna26

    maxtuna26 New Member

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    Slightly off-topic but I'm guessing the next one to get axed is probably the Mikael Akerfeldt model. That "O" decal reminds me of the old Nick Catanese model that got updated with a (way) more appealing look.
     
  14. thieves&foxes

    thieves&foxes New Member

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    Was a stunning guitar! I saw Orianthi, play with DGT, PRS, the Grainger bros, Bernie Marsdan and i think Davy Knowles (not sure if it was him.) a few years ago in Germany when I was there on business. That girl rocks on guitar!
     
  15. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I would buy a red sparkle model if I had the chance
     
  16. juka

    juka Pioneer Of The SCF

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    ...maybe because she has played Floyd Custom 24 (prototypes?) for most of the time lately? See first video above or her facebook page as reference...
     
  17. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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  18. CoreyT

    CoreyT PRS Addiction

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    The comments there are not too friendly.
     
  19. SausageofPower

    SausageofPower New Member

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    Hm, that's a peculiar change up. From PRS to Fretlight? I don't think that's too likely, Fretlight is an instructional aide and not an actual guitar company. Looks like she got hooked up with this one because of her Alice gig, they have an "Alice Cooper" model.

    Oh well. I got a great guitar for cheap. Now to snag a ZM model. ;)
     
  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    I feel that! I'm just waiting for the three pup model to be $300 and I could have the trifecta of *****!n' ebony fretboard PRS SE's that are too goofy for most people to rock.
     

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