New John Mayer Paul Reed Strat signature?

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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I just think it's the only thing left to complain about.

    Quality? It's a PRS.
    Price? VERY reasonable for a USA PRS.
    Tone? A Strat. Enough said.
    Color? Pretty, classy blue.
    Mayer as a person? Seems like a cool dude.
    Mayer's music? Very popular accross a wide spectrum. Solid player too.
    Originality? Oh shit! Found something!

    :lol:
     
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    Poor PRS

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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Check out the Fender Espirit. ;)
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    I get the reasoning behind it but that headstock is the ugliest thing I've ever seen
     
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    If you’re referring to the meme I posted, I just think it’s funny haha. I have no animosity towards the guitar at all :)
     
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    it all depends on how crazy you go with the specs.

    My squier: 300$ (but I once saw a similar model going for 125$ at a pawn shop)
    New loaded pickguard: 200-300$
    New warmoth neck (to my taste): 350$
    locking tunners(jsut because, I could re-use old ones): 80$

    total: 1,030$ max

    new PRS SE: up to 800$

    so yeh its a bit more expensive, but not heaps considering you are getting a semi-custom build to your desire. But 200$ is not really that much in order to say "oh I wish PRS did a SE version of this, I need a strat..."..... when a the MH sig goes around 900$, so a JohnM one could go similar
     
  7. BigBossAF

    BigBossAF Kept you waiting, huh?

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    Personally would like to try it, but I don't think scaling would be too limiting for my tastes. Other than that, don't get all the fire at this. I mean, it's a signature model, so should be whatever artist wants it to be, being that fans will buy his stuff regardless, and does not imply a change in direction or whatsover in company, it's a singular product line.

    Regarding prices, it's a Private Stock, so it wouldn't ever be anywhere closer to a SE, nor the MH SE sig.
     
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    ramses Guitar/pizza regular Contributor

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    My opinion is that every single guitar company should have their own version of the stratocaster. Good for you, PRS!

    Now, regarding that headstock ...
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    How many Warmoth necks have you bought? They're not LEGO bricks, they take some work to get completely finished: working the nut and doing final fretwork.
     
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    Zalbu More time than skill

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    The headstock would look much better if they just painted it the same color as the body, right now it just looks like an afterthought.
     
  11. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I think we all know where the inspiration for the natty headstock came from. :lol:
     
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    It's growing on me. Phuk.
     
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    No problem with the 50th company copying Strats, but that marketing gibberish is facepalm-worthy.

    "After two years of study and refinement" ... we came up with a Strat? Really?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I'd expect someone who supposedly builds guitars would understand the process, trial and error, of making a comfortable neck shape and custom pickups. Not mention the other aspects of a tailored instrument.
     
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    You don't seriously believe that PRS was doing constant and focussed work for 2.5years on a Strat body, a Strat trem and a reversed PRS headstock? Might have been 2015 when Mayer mentioned to Paul that he's still very much into Strats, 2016 when the lawyers approved that idea, 2017 when JM got his prototype and six months on top for setting up mass production.
     
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    We have PRS employees on here, ask one of them :yesway:
     
  17. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Yeah, they were up all night working long hours on this single project. :lol:

    If it was anything like other projects that Mayer and PRS were involved in, there was likely considerable time put into prototyping.

    But, even if you're right and this is the first guitar-by-numbers cash grab, that doesn't have any actual effect on the guitar. It's just typical ad copy. Are they supposed to be lukewarm?
     
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    Think out of the box - the next level of advertising.
    “It's what John came up with, we told him it's not gonna sell...“
     
  19. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    So, hypothetically, you're cool being fed hyperbolic ad copy if it's negative opposed to positive? :scratch:
     
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    That was including a liiittle bit of sarcasm. Although I'd honestly prefer it to the overly serious “we did some rocket-science“ approach. However, I totally agree that most typical guitar customers probably like to know that their new PUs were handwound by Polynesian mermaids during a solar eclipse. That's unfortunately how guitar marketing still works best, but we're drifting right off into what was discussed in the “guitars and (lack off) innovation“-thread...
     

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