New John Mayer Paul Reed Strat signature?

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  1. Deadpool_25

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    The Trio stuff is excellent. Some of his live stuff shows his playing skills too. There was a YouTube video that had him citing and playing in the styles of his influences—a bunch of blues guys like SRV, BB, Albert King, etc. Was pretty cool.

    He seems like a nice enough guy but, as he said himself, suffers from trying to be to clever. Makes him sound like a DB sometimes. Definitely a fan of him as a guitarist.

    I actually have a Mayer Strat and it’s a great guitar. Doubt I’d be interested in this one unless there’s something very unique and cool about it other than it’s a PRS.
     
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    I just want to say that I feel like a dick for what I said earlier, because I happened across a video of him from I think instagram on youtube and he seems SUPER cool and down to earth. Like, I want to take lessons from him now.
     
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    Andrew Lloyd Webber Part-time Elon Musk impersonator

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    So long as you’re not a recently divorced celebrity on the rebound, you should be safe.
     
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    I like it but it still strikes me as just a nice PRS twist on a Strat. Will it be awesome? Yeah probably. Fender’s artist series JM Strat is a great guitar. People who don’t even like Mayer say it’s one of the best strats they’ve played. Still though...not sure I’ll be getting this one. I’ll try it for sure but I’ll have to really impress me.
     
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    Oh. There’s another one.
     
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    no maple board. bummer.
     
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    Yea, on the candy apple red in particular, maple would have been killer.
     
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    Not a fan of that guitar or his music, but I think I would dig hanging out with John. He seems to be a fun dude.
     
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    I get the reasoning behind it but that headstock is one of the ugliest things I've ever seen
     
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    I don't get the level of hate this has received without anyone trying it. I'm willing to bet that the people who do buy one are going to be pleased, but just like any guitar in the price point won't change your life. I'll seek one out to try it, but do I imagine it being much different than a high end strat? not really.
     
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    isnt this the same as being endorsed by Gibson, and making them give you a signature Warlock?

    I like the guitar, but it seems odd to me at the same time.
     
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    Zalbu More time than skill

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    I'm just sitting here hoping they'll put out an SE model, which I really doubt they wouldn't do. I'm in the market for a SSS guitar and a PRS strat would be really high on my list, much higher than Fender at least.

    Not really, the Strat is probably the most copied guitar of all time which the Warlock isn't. It's not rocket science, John Mayer likes Strats but doesn't like Fender so he gets a company that isn't Fender to build him a Strat.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Wow, that PRS SE with single coils is actually really cool. I have never seen that before.
     
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    build a warmoth strat to your specs, including stuff like SS frets and flatter fretboard if you want, and choice fo hardware and colors.

    If you wanna save some cash on the build, get a squier guitar and use the body and hardware from it
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    A proper Warmoth build would probably be almost as much as the PRS said and done.

    You buy Warmoth stuff because you enjoy the build as much as playing, not because you want something cheaper, or even better really.
     
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    I don't get why folks are so weird about this.

    I mean ESP has been rubber stamping Jackson, Fender and Gibson clones for decades.

    This is really just a DC3 with a slightly more curved back end.
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Probably because PRS is one of the very few that managed to make a double cut guitar body that doesn't look like a strat *and* doesn't suck/look weird; so just making blatant strat copies with just enough differences not to get sued is a weird move. Yes, I know that'w what JM wants, but I think PRS could have done something better. What ? I don't know, I'm not a guitar designer.
     

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