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Unread 04-08-2011, 10:32 PM   #26
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Unread 04-08-2011, 11:02 PM   #27
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Unread 04-09-2011, 12:32 AM   #28
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I have a Custom 24 and a Custom 22 and love them both. Have a 3rd one on its way. I've traded almost all my other guitars for them. I love the instruments sound, feel, look while also loving the company. They are top notch people - just watch some of their videos or hell, ask some of the factory workers that post here on SS.org
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PRS's are ridiculously good. Definitely the most consistently good major guitar factory IMO. The pickups are great sounding as well. My favorite so far was a CU24 w/rosewood neck. Used is definitely the way to go.
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If you want to know whether or not you will like a guitar, go to a shop and play one. For the price you pay for a PRS you'd expect quality and I haven't ever heard anything to the contrary, just dislikes due to taste.
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one of my dream axes is a private stock prs custom with a mutliscale neck, probably never gonna happen but yeah
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PRS's are great guitars, excellent sound, fantastic quality, exquisite attention to detail and great playability and versatility. Only reason why I ever hear any problems with them is because people have different tastes and they just never click with them.

Now for me I would love a PRS, but the price kills it for me just a little bit. Maybe it is because I am in college and lack a consistant job so I am jealous of those that can afford one lol. That being said, I have seen where you can get a Custom made Suhr, Tom Anderson, hell even Jackson or ESP Custom Shop models made to your specs for the same price.

With all that said and done, all of the PRS guitars I have ever picked up have been nothing less then stellar craftsmanship and flawless quality. At the end of the day, like many have said before, go to the store and pick one up and see how YOU like it.
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I honestly don't have enough experience with the guitars to truly appreciate how they handle under long-term use. But from my brief experiences, I found that they were more-so guitars I'd like to look at than play. Then again, I find les pauls to be awry as well so take it as you will.

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for me....i respect their QC. i respect their build. i respect the way they look. and i think they are great guitars...

however, i personally hate them! heres why:
their necks are some of the most uncomfortable necks for me. with the exception of their thin/wide (i think thats the neck?) all their necks just feel awkward. the worst being on theri 513 where it feels the neck being wider than the fret board. and awkwardly thick. just a weird guitar and neck.

their finish. why does the finish have to be bullet proof thick?! i know they say they only put 3 coats on and its one of the thinnest in the industry, but most of their guitars just feel plasticy to me.

sound. they sound thin and sterile to me.

price. they are quiet expensive for what they are.

binding. the 2010 onward line add neck binding. in my opinion if a guitar has curves, bindings should not be added. flat(er) tops can pull binding and make it look classy. carved tops just look too busy and a bit over with binding. in my opinion, less is more.

their fixed bridges. if the guitar is tuned in any other tuning that isn't standard, the guitar wont exactly be in tune...kinda like a one trick pony?

and i'm not impressed with their SE line either. comparing to other guitars that korea has to offer, SE, in my opinion feels fairly behind.



now, with all that said...i have to say, their Tremonti USA line has to be one of the best playing guitars i've EVER laid my hands on. i really dont know what it is about this specific guitar. ive tried numerous other PRS guitars and models, and they all varied a bit which is understandable as woods differ tree to tree. yet the tremonti, it doesn't matter when the guitar was made, they all play the same, and they all play/feel/sound/look PERFECT!!!! i have yet to see such consistency on any company on any model in any price yet! very beautiful and amazing guitars. however, their price really scares me! would love to have a tremonti one day...

and their SE line doesn't count. i HATE flat top guitars!

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if you can afford one, get one, you don't regret it. They are beautiful in every way.
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I've in total owned two PRS'. A 1990 Standard 24 and I now own a 1999 CE22. I wish I didn't sell the Standard as it had everything that
PRS' had when they first started but the CE22 is just as good. I love the wide fat neck and the Dragon II pickups are good. It's the most versatile guitar I've ever owned and it just fits me perfectly.

Quality control has been consistant throughout that time right up untill today. That to me says alot about how good PRS are if they can keep that same level of quality right through their ranges for so many years, unlike Gibson which has recently taken a steep dive.


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Unread 04-09-2011, 04:23 AM   #38
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Even with them being way out of my budget, i wanted to test them. So i just looked up the products of the guitar stores in my country that i know, and they only have 1 the mccarty model, which i don't even bother to test because of the 22 frets.
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I love the quality, but outside of the Tolero, not crazy about the tone. It's not bad, just for me. I played a PRS hollowbody once that sounded like it was crafted by the hand of God, but it had a 3k pricetag, so I put it back.
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I used to hate them for the sole reason that every band I hated when I was a teen played PRS guitars. I grew up and realized that wasn't PRS's fault that every nu-metal and radio hard-rock douche played one, they're just quality instruments. Plus seeing Dan Weller playing one warmed me up to them. If I'd have one I'd get a sparkle or solid color finished CE
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I have never owned one, but I've never played one I didn't absolutely love. In fact, I'm pretty certain that a PRS is going to be the next guitar I add to my stable. I mean, even the lesser expensive ones give you a bigger bang for your buck than anything else out there that I've played in the $500-$700 price range.
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I have never owned one, but I've never played one I didn't absolutely love. In fact, I'm pretty certain that a PRS is going to be the next guitar I add to my stable. I mean, even the lesser expensive ones give you a bigger bang for your buck than anything else out there that I've played in the $500-$700 price range.
I can confirm this, having been kept to instruments with sub $700 pricetags (with 1 exception) my entire life they are the best made in Korea axes I've ever played. With the exception of the Ampeg AMG100, I've not seen another manufacturer go to the trouble of rolling fretboard edges but both the SE EG and SE CE24 have them and they are just as well done as the Fender American Standard I had. Fretwork on the whole is superb for the price and equals the MIJ Ibanez stuff I've had over the last year.

They also use fullsize Alpha pots and proper 3-way selectors (at least in my CE24). The blade selectors are still the circuit board blades, but that's nitpicking. Soldering is very clean. Overall, definitely good stuff at any price range.

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I have to confirm that PRS' are indeed an awesome type of guitar, well, my Paul allender SE is pretty damn awesome anyway. I found one on ebay in america, got it for 600aus delivered to australia. I had never played on a PRS beforehand, and I was just hoping to god that it would be ok, however i'd read quite a few reviews praising this guitar in particular. when i got, i just thought, Damn, if this is there "cheap, korean" model, I can't wait to get my hands on an American model!
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their fixed bridges. if the guitar is tuned in any other tuning that isn't standard, the guitar wont exactly be in tune...kinda like a one trick pony?

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you can't explain to somebody just how good a PRS and expect them to understand. You need to own one to fully appreciate just how fantastic they are. The other guitarist in my band has one which I have spent many hours playing. It's a CE22 and its killer. Some other close friends of mine own some other models too and one of them has a CU24 which is just jawdropping to play.
The only guitars I've played which stand up to that craftsmanship and playability are they custom BRJ's I own
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think about it. those bridges are fixed and dont allow you to adjust anything on them except the action. those bridges are designed with standard E in mind. the minute you put it in drop d, or whatever other tuning like dadgad or something, the bridge wont work as it was designed for standard E.

every time you change your tuning, you are supposed to adjust the saddles so they return to pitch on the 12th fret/12th harmonic.

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changing the action doesn't change intonation. and the bridge itself doesn't allow for any other changes...

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think about it. those bridges are fixed and dont allow you to adjust anything on them except the action. those bridges are designed with standard E in mind. the minute you put it in drop d, or whatever other tuning like dadgad or something, the bridge wont work as it was designed for standard E.

every time you change your tuning, you are supposed to adjust the saddles so they return to pitch on the 12th fret/12th harmonic.

see it yourself:
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changing the action doesn't change intonation. and the bridge itself doesn't allow for any other changes...
On the back of the bridge there are two screws for fine tuning intonation if needed. You can also buy different bridges to accommodate lower tunings if you want.

For a guitar you're going to keep in standard though, how awesome is it to get one that is perfectly intonated and never likely to change?
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On the back of the bridge there are two screws for fine tuning intonation if needed. You can also buy different bridges to accommodate lower tunings if you want.

For a guitar you're going to keep in standard though, how awesome is it to get one that is perfectly intonated and never likely to change?
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change the strings and you're out of tune....

also, even if you have those screws on the back, they are designed to change the entire bridge and not individual strings. as a result, the entire thing will be out of tune, even if its by just a tiny amount.

its actually a bit more cumbersome than a floydrose. where if your one string is off, all your strings are off...

and at the same time, if you're paying over a grand for a guitar, why would you want a guitar that is VERY limited in tuning?

yes you can add bridges and stuff, but if its at that price point, should it not come perfect and flawless?
and yes, their trem bridges are great! and their other wrap around bridges with adjustable screws are fine. but their fixed ones are just flawed in my book...

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Definitely love the way they look, and the build quality is top notch and very consistent. Every one I've picked up played well, but none of them have ever "spoken to me," so I just move along. The good news is that because they're so consistent, if you've played one PRS that you like, you're pretty safe to buy sight-unseen and be happy with the result.
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