PRS SE 7 -What kind of interest?

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Riffer, Mar 19, 2010.

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  1. TomPerverteau

    TomPerverteau Tube & Analog Snob

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    You can adjust the intonation on a wraparound. Allparts even has a 7-string one that has individually adjustable saddles.
     
  2. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide SS.org Regular

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    I don't think any of these specs are realistic, in terms of what PRS would do, should do and what would sell to the wide market.

    Here is my honest opinion of what PRS should make, not my own preferences, but the most realistic as I said :

    Body shape : Doublecut
    Top wood : Maple top w/ quilt maple veneer
    Body wood : Mahogany
    Frets : 24
    Scale : 25" or 25.5" (any longer is unlikely for a company new to the 7 string market)
    Neck wood : Mahogany
    Fretboard wood : Rosewood
    Neck shape : Wide thin
    Inlays : Moons
    Bridge : PRS Designed 7 String Tremolo
    Tuners : PRS Designed Tuners
    Controls : Volume, tone and 3-way toggle

    Thats basically a mix of specs from the SE Custom 24 and Singlecut.

     
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    Malacoda Fogdiver

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    Pretty much what I would do except I wood replace the moon inlays with bird ones (entirely asthetic) and I would probably go with an ebony fretboard.
     
  4. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide SS.org Regular

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    The bird ones are nice, I'm just thinking the moon inlays are a bit simpler and some people may not like the bird inlays.

    And ebony would be good, but it would bump the price up and PRS tend to use rosewood a lot, its sorta their thing. I prefer rosewood myself, ebony is kinda boring looking.
     
  5. Emperoff

    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    A big +1 on that. People asking for extended scales and such are just being unrealistic. It would be as easy as pick a regular PRS SE and adding a string, plain and simple.


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    Add a burst and one string and I'm we're set. Most people love the bird inlays, moon ones just look like more elaborated regular dots to me.
     
  6. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide SS.org Regular

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    I forgot the finish, I think black stain or tobacco sunburst would be best.
     
  7. Drew

    Drew Forum MVP

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    BAsed on my limited anecdotal evidence, they're crazy.

    Three months ago, I had zero interest in ever owning as PRS.

    Then, I picked up and impulse-bought a SE.

    Now, I can't swing it but one day I'd love to grab the "real" thing. It's a pretty solid gateway drug guitar, especially for guys like me who don't normally go for the typical PRS specs, but don't mind spending $5-600 on a fun "niche" guitar.
     
  8. Riffer

    Riffer PRS SE Inspector

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    I agree with starting a poll. If one of the Mods could do it that would help out. I would want it to mainly focus on the most debated things

    - Scale Length (25, 25.5, or larger)
    - Bridge (PRS Wraparound, PRS Trem, Hardtail)
    - Neck Wood (Maple, Mahogony)
    - Neck/Body construction (Set neck, Neck thru)
    - Fretboard (Rosewood, Ebony)
    - Wood choice for top (Flame, Quilt)

    Those topics in a poll form would make things easier.
     
  9. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    Can't add the poll to this thread, but I can start a new one for ya:yesway: Should I put a cut-off date on it or leave it open?

    EDIT: the poll's up here. Gonna close this one to keep things organised. Get a-votin':metal:
     
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