PRS vs Musicman

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by e7lek, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. e7lek

    e7lek SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
    Just wondering what everyone would pick

    PRS custom 24 piezo with trem vs Musicman jp/majesty

    Theyre basically identical, i own a jp11 and iv tried my friend's custom 24 (w/o piezo)

    and let me tell you they both have a different taste... im amazed how good the PRS felt.

    Dont get me wrong the musicman is just as good. but id say they both are 10/10 guitars.

    Sorry im rambling
     
  2. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire what is shred may never die

    Messages:
    10,951
    Likes Received:
    8,423
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    minnesotahhh
    Personally I'd take the PRS, if only because I like the feel of their necks more, and I can't stand the look of the EBMM headstock.
     
    MetalHex likes this.
  3. jaxadam

    jaxadam SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,589
    Likes Received:
    434
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    PRS hands down.
     
  4. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    5,284
    Likes Received:
    1,135
    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    Both amazing guitars but I prefer the neck of a PRS and that is the main deciding factor for me in this context.
     
  5. diagrammatiks

    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,307
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Location:
    china
    Majesty for me. I love the one prs I have but I don’t see any reason to get another guitar with that scale length.
     
  6. BlackSG91

    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars

    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    402
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Location:
    Oshawa, ON
    Carlos Santana sure got me intrigued with PRS guitars back in the 1980's. I never owned one but I always dreamed of owning one someday. I like Santana's 24 fret version w/ tremolo/vibrato and master & tone controls with a 3-way toggle switch. And of course a gorgeous curly maple top for extra flavour.:)


    ;>)/
     
  7. yellowv

    yellowv Turd Ferguson Contributor

    Messages:
    7,129
    Likes Received:
    3,077
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Location:
    S. Florida
    Apples to oranges. Both will be stellar quality. It’s just all whichever you prefer.
     
    XPT707FX likes this.
  8. Toxin

    Toxin no, i don't drink vodka

    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    99
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Location:
    Russia, Moscow
    PRS, for the same reasons as above. NECK.
    Pattern regular/regular/wide fat is great, pattern thin/wide thin not so.
    Had JP too, couldn’t bond with a thin neck as that, sounded awesome though.
     
  9. Smoked Porter

    Smoked Porter SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    726
    Likes Received:
    368
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2014
    [​IMG]

    Just get a 5150.
     
  10. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

    Messages:
    23,161
    Likes Received:
    3,262
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    London ONT
    Prs if it came with wide fat/pattern regular.
     
  11. BlackSG91

    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars

    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    402
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Location:
    Oshawa, ON
    I sure like the EB Steve Morse guitar with the extra slanted pick up for a wide variety of sounds.

    [​IMG]


    ;>)/
     
  12. noise in my mind

    noise in my mind SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,146
    Likes Received:
    226
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Location:
    San Francisco
  13. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles 8 string Warrior

    Messages:
    1,858
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    They’re both pretty much completely different, save the number of frets, they’re double cuts and are made of wood and electronics.

    They honestly couldn’t feel any less different. You’ll have to try them both
     
    XPT707FX likes this.
  14. efiltsohg

    efiltsohg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    42
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2019
    Every Musicman I've ever picked up is just perfect
     
  15. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

    Messages:
    2,082
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2017
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    It really depends on your preference. Do you need the 25.5" scale over the 25"? Do you prefer super thin or medium/thicker necks? Everyone here is giving their opinion without factoring in your opinion. Both guitars are fantastic, but personally that extra half inch makes a difference to me and the PRS necks are too thick to my liking.
     
    mikah912 and XPT707FX like this.
  16. rifftrauma

    rifftrauma Trapped in time...

    Messages:
    1,467
    Likes Received:
    750
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Location:
    Virginia
    I currently have a Majesty Monarchy and a Cu24 Artist package with a rosewood neck (no piezo). Between the two I've grown to prefer the Monarchy, it's cheaper, lighter, more ergonomic, and feels more like an all in one, specifically designed package. Tuning stability is about the same between the two, they still fluctuate some depending on the season. I will say the the rosewood neck (pattern thin) on the PRS is amazing, still probably my favorite neck. If I had to pick between the two I'd take the Monarchy. If you're on the fence you could always grab one from Sweetwater and use their trial period to see what you prefer. Either way I think you'll be very happy, both are amazing companies.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.