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Old 04-08-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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PRS Lovefest

So, tell me, are they worth it? They're costy, they look good, they sound good, but are they worth they're price? Do you own one? What's your favorite finish?

Just talk about PRS's here

Reason for the topic: I just love their looks, and made myself a wallpaper of the 2011-models, which made me think about what you guys like/hate about them. Wallpaper included.




Last edited by Devotion; 04-08-2011 at 03:57 PM. Reason: This was more meant to be a discussion thread instead of an advice thread, as much as i'd like to, I can't afford one. Just wanted to know what everybody thinks about them.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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I have owned a TON of PRS guitars. Honestly, my favorite PRS are the CE models (the bolt-on model, discontinued last year but the used and NOS ones are abundantly found in the US at least) and also the 2nd least expensive next to the Mira. I like their set neck models as well but to a lesser extent, the CEs I've owned have all been snappier and I really dig that. They are worth the cash IMO (I only buy used anymore, I think the new prices are still a bit too much for me) but I think you should play a few before you can really make that decision for yourself.

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Old 04-08-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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If you're considering buying one, it's best to actually go to a store and play it, so you can make the final determination as to whether it's worth it to you. Different people having different preferences and all. That being said, I've never heard anything negative regarding quality, and the few I've sat down and played were all good guitars.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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Yes.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:11 PM   #5
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Where are all the dissenters??? Put me down for a no. Overrated... overhyped... overpriced.

Nothing wrong with getting advice, but try one and if you like then buy it and tell all the haters like me to go F myself. Its all about what you like.

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Old 04-08-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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I say yes. But play a few of them, a lot of PRS have different color/wood/neck shaped/pickup configurations. Find the one that "clicks" and price won't be an issue. imo.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #7
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Yes, absolutely worth it. I was so astounded by my PRS that I emailed the company just to thank them. I have lots of fancy guitars, but I previously had no idea that this level of perfection was even possible. The quality of the woods and workmanship is second to none. The in-house pickups are also to die for.

I can't say enough about these guitars. Just get one...get lots.

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Also, I agree with the post above me. The one I settled on was the 3rd one I tried. Although they are still the first, second, and third best guitars I've ever played.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:42 PM   #8
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I personally just have one of the cheap Custom SE, but its one of the best guitars ive played for the $600 range. My buddy has a higher end one, cant remember the model but it was about $2200. And its one of the best guitar ive ever held.

To each his own of course... and definitely experiment around first, as suggested already.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #9
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Try out a model similar to what you want, and buy used.

I would buy a USA PRS, I would not buy a new one.

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I see much pro's but also some people 'against' them. That was what I was looking for with this thread, see the op for further explanation
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:00 PM   #11
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I have two SE's, I won't be owning anything else in the foreseeable future.

Take from that what you will...

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Old 04-08-2011, 04:02 PM   #12
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I have two SE's, I won't be owning anything else in the foreseeable future.

Take from that what you will...
Im the same in that I feel content with only ever owning PRS, but I was debating on getting a 7 here soon... Does PRS do 7's?
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:04 PM   #13
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Im the same in that I feel content with only ever owning PRS, but I was debating on getting a 7 here soon... Does PRS do 7's?
If you're willing to pay.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:15 PM   #14
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I don't really care for PRS as much as I try.

I think my hatred for their pickups really goes a long way toward explaining why I've never quite bonded with one. My favourite that I've tried is a CE24 from about 1995, I keep trying to like the customs but as yet no luck.

I think for the money they cost and knowing for similar money I could get a used Suhr or Tom Anderson and stick my favourite pickups in it I just can't feel like I desperately want one. I'd rather have a music man or two, or a Jackson and a caparison.

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Old 04-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #15
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i hope some day i have enough money to get me a custom 24

a friend of mine has a few of those and the playability is not from this world..
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:31 PM   #16
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PRS makes fantastic guitars. I have owned a few and still have a couple. They are outstanding in every way. They are a much better bargain used, though.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:55 PM   #17
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Love prs's, but again, used is where its at. Beautiful and great players.

I would put them on part with a custom shop guitar, but without the wait. Thats probably where some of the cost comes in aswell. You can buy one that day in tons of places.

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:01 PM   #18
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If you're willing to pay.
thats an understatement
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:16 PM   #19
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I've had an SE Soapbar which I loved but I sold it to pay for my V, which I love more

I really, really covet a Custom 24 though.

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Old 04-08-2011, 06:45 PM   #20
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For me mine was the most versatile guitar I have ever owned. I had a custom 22 with birds and dragon II's. Its kinda voiced for more classic rock tones..it gave me any tone I desired. Also was beat to .... which I thought was kinda cool because every single prs I have ever seen seems to be flawless and as if its never been played.

But I sold it just to move on to other gear...I now play a mim telecaster that seems to make me happy for the moment...
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:50 PM   #21
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Im the same in that I feel content with only ever owning PRS, but I was debating on getting a 7 here soon... Does PRS do 7's?
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:55 PM   #22
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My mate has a PRS Platinum CU22 and it is incredible. The neck is thick but not wide, so easy to rip on, and the pickups sound ....ing huge. It's not a shredders guitar, but if you want one ballsy assed rhythm tone and sexy cleans, well I've yet to play a guitar than can match.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:13 PM   #23
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PRS's are easily some of my favourite guitars on the market.
I'm actually thoroughly pleased with many of their stock pickups. Sure I would most likely replace them with some nicer ones, but for the most part the stock electronics are great, especially in comparison to what else is on the market.
I say get one, but buy used. You'll probably wanna try them out first, of course.
I'm really liking the Mikael Akerfeldt signature. Satin neck finish with ebony fingerboard. It's an SE, so it's cheaper than most other models, but still a quality instrument.


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My mate has a PRS Platinum CU22 and it is incredible. The neck is thick but not wide, so easy to rip on, and the pickups sound ....ing huge. It's not a shredders guitar, but if you want one ballsy assed rhythm tone and sexy cleans, well I've yet to play a guitar than can match.
This.
Doesn't mean you can't pull off some blistering licks, though.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:15 PM   #24
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I have two SE's, I won't be owning anything else in the foreseeable future.

Take from that what you will...
Me two. Actually, at the moment I have three, though I don't really need the Baritone.

I purchased a CE24 after realizing that the Baritone model had the most comfortable upper fret access that I'd ever played on. I literallly rather absent-mindedly found myself playing the upper frets for minutes on end before It dawned on me I was doing it...which is something I usually have to constantly make myself do.

As soon as the CE24 arrived I fell in love with the HFS / Vintage Bass combo and Wide/Thin profile with the rounded edges.

I loved it enough that I sought out an SE EG to replace my partscaster. I'm currently cleaning up the frets and getting it setup to my specs but it still played great having ancient strings and higher action then I am used to. I can't say I can say that about any other used guitar I've gotten before.

You might not like the neck profiles if you are all about technical shred as the neck profile has a roundness to it that might cause handcramps if you spend all your time in classical fretting hand position. However, I hardly ever play classical position, so when I do, my hand tends to cramp fairly quickly anyway (30 mins or so).

I will definitely be saving up for a couple of real PRS'. I've spent tons of time searching out the best guitar for me and I think I'm finally on to it.

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