New PRS 7 String: "SE SVN"

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by SDMFVan, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Fortunately my wife doesn't enforce this rule :lol:
     
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    Where do I get one of those, maybe I can trade mine in for one.
    Wife GAS?
     
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    Mine is pretty forgiving too :lol:

    I just have all my guitars in the same model of gig bag and have a few piles so if one gets added it doesnt look like a change. Then after a while she asks how long I have had that shinny new one and its always "oh this old thing, I have had it for a while" :lol:
     
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    Maybe I'll just get all my guitars the same colour and pull 1 out at a time and just tell her it's the same one.
     
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    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    I am totally doing this from now on.
     
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    Mine seriously doesn't even notice unless I make a point to show her
     
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    Pretty sure she probably does and is just "playing nice". That ammo is stored for later use FOR SURE, man.....most women are (absolutely batshit on a meth bender) crazy that way.
     
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    Yup! That was me. And I'd be willing to take a huge loss on it if there's a spalted maple SVN on Thomann anytime soon. As much as I love that guitar the GAS for a proper 26.5" PRS 7 has always been there. I'd even get the red one if I can A/B it against my 7.
     
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    Curious: what neck conversion did you do? Sounds neat.
     
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    I was looking for the thread but all the photos are gone :(

    I had my trusted luthier build a conversion 26.5" 25-fret rosewood neck. In theory it'd fit with the guitar without having to reposition the bridge, like adding an extra fret behind where the nut would be on the 25". In practice it worked quite well, but I have some intonation issues on the 7th string above the 15th fret.
     
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    Cool! Bummer about the intonation issues. Is the saddle not going back far enough? Seems like there'd be a way to deal with the saddle to get it right.

    BTW: did you happen to salvage the original neck? I'd be interested in it, though getting it into the States might be more trouble than it's worth.
     
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    I think it's an issue with the height of the nut slot. The saddle can go as far back as 27" from the nut.

    The original neck was cut out, so the only thing that survived was the headstock, which is a nice paperweight :lol:
     
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    Yeah, a high nut can cause intonation issues because of having to stretch the string too far to reach the frets.

    And I figured you just cut the old neck out. Sometimes, you'll see someone remove a set neck using syringes of hot water to release the glue etc etc, so I thought I'd ask in case your guy was crazy enough to do that.
     
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    A CE 7 string would be a sweet spot in the lineup being US made, but slightly more affordable than core series. A maple neck would be great on 7 string over mahogany too.
     
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    ^ the SE 7's neck is maple, just fyi
     
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    Man I was looking at the LTD Black Metal series as a possible 7, but I gotta say, this is changing my mind a bit.
     
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    Im gonna sell my Ibanez SIR27FD in the new year for one of these PRS SE SVNs, even if I'm gonna have to put a new set of Seymour Duncan pickups in it with possibly a change for locking tuners as well.

    This will pretty much make me, apart from a Fender American Special Tele and my Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded a all PRS guy, if you exclude my two Basses and Taylor GS Mini Koa.

    This SE SVN is what they have been needing, however if they offered a S2 Singlecut-7 (SevenCut if you will) is what they really need, if its offered in 5 colours; Antique White, Satin Black, some Sunburst colour, Champagne Gold and a red of some sort, it would not only sell like ice to eskimos, but it would paralyse the 7 string community, if the correct $1399 price point was adhered to.

    A Core model 7 string would almost kill off the 7 string community, but I'm gonna say a Core 7 String would probably sell, and sell well to those ballers, and those who must have a Core PRS 7 banger. If it was double the price of a S2 SevenCut it would probably sell 100 in the first year. PRS will at sometime do one.

    PRS are getting a lot right at the moment, they have been for around the past decade for me. Heres to them getting it even more correct in the next decade. All i need is that Archon 25W head to come out and I'm in there. Im just waiting for a SE Singlecut 245 with a Maple Fretboard and i think I'm calling it done for guitars at 11 at the moment......






    ...... Who am i kidding, ill probably need a 12th at some other time.
     
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    I would snap one up as fast as my bank balance allows but looking at other companies offerings I'd assume they don't sell as well. I can only think of ESP and Epiphone which offer them. I'd love to be proven wrong though as I'm still gasing for a Singlecut 7.
     
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    Is the neck glossy or satin? Please be satin, please be satin, please be satin
     

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