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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:44 am    Post subject: I bought PRS guitar. Reply with quote

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Guitar's great, though. It's an S2 Standard 24 w/ dot inlay, in what they call surf green but it's really nothing like a Fender surf green, it's sort of their own take on it. I've never seen a guitar that looks like 8 different colors through different Instagram filters. I'm sure one of them would make it look white and gold.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's actually pretty cool looking. Nice score.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! They have a green Starla at my friends store. It looks like the one below.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested in why, though. Did you go looking for a PRS or were you in the shop and think "let me see what these play like", or what?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one of the nicest ones I've seen. No ugly inlays, no striped/quilted top and it's a great colour.

Demo?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! I have been eyeballing these guitars for a while. I like the stripped down pseudo-retro look of them. Nice score! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The necks are so good.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
I'm interested in why, though. Did you go looking for a PRS or were you in the shop and think "let me see what these play like", or what?


Me too. Looks like a nice guitar... but what was the thinking here?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a custom 22 and its probably the nicest guitar ive played. I was more into the no guard/nickel pickup covers so i got the 22.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRS makes great guitars.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fender strap on a PRS

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
I'm interested in why, though. Did you go looking for a PRS or were you in the shop and think "let me see what these play like", or what?
Good question!

It starts out like this. I'm taking speed pretty seriously now. I've long thought that the problem with most "shredders" is the God-awful boring music they usually play, not the beautiful technique they have, so I've been trying to develop scales and licks and arpeggios over time, while still trying to keep my indie rock/indie pop influences... because why not. So, as I've started to have faster and faster licks in my daily playing, I'd started to want a guitar that lends itself to a little more speed and access. I'm not saying that my Jazzmaster or Jaguar or Mustang can't play fast, but you know, for instance, my Mustang (7.25 radius) can fret out a bit on high E bends if I want more than a whole step. If I want to use 9 gauge or lighter strings, sometimes my offsets might act up. If I want deep whammy dive bombs, I don't have a guitar I can reach for. But more than anything, it was that I wanted something with excellent fret access, I wanted 24 frets this time and high output pickups, basically something very different from my usual tastes but nothing ridiculously flashy like an Ibanez RG with monkey grips. It was all about extending my capabilitiesand potential.

So I started going on websites, looking for any decent guitar with 24 frets with a vibrato bridge. Naturally, this is complete shredder territory, which means flame maple tops, trans black finishes, EMG 81/85, Floyd Rose bridges, and I just wasn't quite ready for all that. Because on top of 24 frets, vibrato bridge, high output pickups (or potential for, anyway, which means any guitar really), and light weight, I had these other wish list things: good looks, a solid finish (burst acceptable if semi-hollow), and ease-of-use as in I'd tolerate a Floyd on a perfect guitar but I'd prefer another if at all possible.

The two 24-fret guitars I've always LOVED are the Rickenbacker 350SH Susanna Hoffs signature (this is the one guitar I must really have) and Charvel Surfcaster, and Surfcaster usually has a vibrato bridge, too, but I kind of wanted a new guitar, and I didn't want to spend custom shop dollars.

The one guitar that actually caught my eye was the 24-fret PRS Dave Navarro SE in jet white, and it's kind of the model that made me reconsider PRS because, as you know, PRS is well known for their figured woods, bird inlays, intricate carves, which all kind of look compared compared to, something like a Jaguar which doesn't try so hard and achieves comfort and beauty in a much simpler manner. The Dave Navarro model didn't quite do it for me, but it did encourage me to look at PRS in a different light, and that's when I started to see these Standard 24s which completely checked all my bullet points for me, whereas with most other guitars I was shopping, they usually checked most of them. The large pickguard is the thing that really sealed it for me. A pickguard complements the body, adds looks, and also adds function in simplifying wiring and protecting the body, and I just really thought that a PRS with a pickguard, that's something I could support.

So that's the story. Kind of long.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool story, now we need an demo with examples of the playing, cause it sounds genuinely interesting. Only PRS player I've had any time for is teh Robin Guthrie.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That guitar is clearly blue and black. #TeamBlackAndBlue

That actually looks really good!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you take that picture and post it on Instagram with various filters, it goes anywhere from forest green to sky blue.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

superfuzz wrote:
That guitar is clearly blue and black. #TeamBlackAndBlue

That actually looks really good!


It's the white and gold strap that makes it look black and blue tho.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for the Susanna Hoffs Rickenbacker. I would also love to have one someday.

S'ppose the PRS will have to do for now Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

honeyiscool wrote:
So that's the story. Kind of long.
No, that's good. Just as long as it needed to be. Thanks.

I must admit if I went for a PRS it would be mostly because I don't have a guitar with beautiful wood, inlays, binding or 24 frets. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

honeyiscool wrote:
I'm taking speed pretty seriously now.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:
honeyiscool wrote:
I'm taking speed pretty seriously now.


Hahahaha.

I had to re-read that about four times before I realised what HiC meant.
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