PRS SE 7 -What kind of interest?

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  1. wannabguitarist

    wannabguitarist Contributor

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    A natural finish like this would be tits:agreed:
     
  2. MSalonen

    MSalonen SS.org Regular

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    You know what would be great? A carved top like normal PRS's.

    I understand wanting to distinguish the SE line from the high end PRS models, but I always hated the flat top.
     
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    I think its more about keeping costs down rather than trying to distinguish from the USA line. I prefer the look, but if you're going to make it an SE may as well keep it a flat top.
     
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    Interesting. I didn't realize a flat top was (significantly) cheaper to manufacture.
     
  5. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    That's kinda debatable, especially since a CNC machine does the work on cheaper, overseas, large scale, production guitars.
     
  6. vampiregenocide

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    They'd have to buy a lot of machines, I suppose that'd be where the cost would lie rather than work time.
     
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    The same CNC machine making the body in the first place is what would be carving the top.

    Not to mention PRS isn't going to have to buy any machines, as they don't actually make the SE series. That would be World Instruments (says so right on the back of the headstock), who certainly has their fair share of CNC kit.
     
  8. MSalonen

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    Then I guess there's no real reason it can't be a carve top...
     
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    True true...
     
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    I read somewhere a while back that PRS had gone on record saying there will never be a carved-top doublecut SE. I assume this is to keep them from eating into the PRS USA sales.

    Also, CNCing a carved top still requires a fair bit of hand-finishing, as it doesn't come out perfectly smooth.
     
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    the cost is supposedly in the thickness of the maple cap they use on some of their models flat top= thin layer of maple, so for ease of production they made them flat across the entire SE line

    also if it was carved a lot of people wouldn't buy US for the price difference
     
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    Quite true on both accounts, and as much as that sucks, it makes sense.
     
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    They actually use a plain maple cap with a figured maple veneer over it. I guess the idea is to have the tone of a real maple top, while keeping costs low by using a veneer.

    I think they just want to keep the SE line distinct from the "real" PRS line.
     
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    I would prefer this design :shred:
     
  15. Emperoff

    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    And I'm just thinking... Why don't we make a poll? It would be much easier for everyone to speak his mind and not being lost in the thread, as well as a much better way to categorize people's opinions. You could ask a mod to make it or just create a new thread.

    Something like:

    Body shape:
    -Single Cut
    -Double Cut

    Scale:
    -25"
    -25'5"

    Top veneer
    -Quilted
    -Flamed

    Bridge:
    -PRS wraparound
    -Hardtail
    -Trem

    Fretboard:
    -Rosewood
    -Ebony

    There's some things that we all want, and these are bird inlays :agreed:. A blank ebony board would be nice as well, but we're all fucking tired of dots inlays. Also, I think that the wraparound bridge would be a terrible idea for a 7 string, since you cannot adjust the intonation and would be a true pain in the ass. I think we would please averyone with the hardtail. Also, as a personal preference I'd go with direct mounted pickups, as 7-string pickups are bigger I just think they'd look nicer :)
     
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    I've really resisted chiming in to this point, largely because I'm not totally sure how I feel about PRSes, but I would like to cast a vote in favor of a trem-equipped model. I may have missed this somewhere in the past 13 pages, but I think it'd be great to have a seven-string guitar on the market with a more vintage style tremolo that wasn't over $2000 (i.e. JP7) or under $200 (i.e. Squier). It's one of the most crucial qualities I'm looking for, really, and if PRS were to avoid that signature feature for a seven, it feels like it'd sort of defeat the purpose of being a PRS.
     
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    Yeah.That was me.I know those guys are traditionalists but I figured I would give it a try.Any and all interest and input would help.
     
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    Id say that 2 sevens would be ideal for PRS.

    SE Singlecut 7
    - Mahogany Body
    - Maple Neck
    - Ebony board'
    - 26" scale neck
    - PRS Designed passives (Pickup rings)
    - PRS Designed Wraparround brigde with adjustable saddles
    - Only avalable in satin black

    PRS USA Standard 22
    - Mahogany Body
    - Maple Neck
    - Rosewood Board
    - 26.25 neck.
    - PRS HFS-7/Dragon-7
    - PRS Tremolo
    - Satin/natural oil Finish
    - Deluxe Hard case
    - Optional artist pack (Add gloss finish as well)

    PRS SE Singlecut 7 would be a massive buy for me. Going on the quality of my SE Mushok Baritone, a set of Di Marzios would go in there no bother, as long as the electronics are relitivly easy from stock. A single volume and a 5 Way CRL style switch would also be ideal for me.
     
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  20. Malacoda

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    People aren't going to be thrilled with these options - Most people in this thread are against anything above 25.5" and you're asking for 26"? And we love our 24 fret guitars, so a 22 wouldn't be too appealing to most of us. Everything else seems ok though.

    I also feel a poll would be helpful.
     
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