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  • I may be a PRS convert

    So last week, I got a new PRS SE 245, really good deal on it to, about $450 new. It was a 2012 leftover stock, and personally I like the color on it better than what they have now, it's called Tortoise Shell.

     
    Anyway, this thing just is incredibly nice. It looks nice, feels so good, the tone is quite good even with stock pickups. It comes with .9s on it, and I may just keep them this way, as I seem to be able to play faster, and longer.  I also love how thick this guitar is, like a Les Paul. I had an older Tremonti Singlecut before, and that one seemed a bit toy like. Not the 245. It's a beast.  In fact I like it so much, I want another PRS. Might sell both my Epi Tribute which I have previously loved up until now, and my Gibson SG. Both fine guitars, but the PRS just plays better and sounds as good. I might get the SE Custom 24 which also now has the beveled top which is quite sexy, and split coils.

     

    I know PRS ain't as popular has, for rich dudes, and all that. But that's bull****************. For an under $500 guitar, it will rival just about anything. Wish I could afford the Maryland versions, maybe some day. But this is a nice git as is, and maybe I'll modify the pickups, dunno yet. Not my pic, from ebay, but this is the one. Oh, also got a new Fender Humboldt Blues Jr. and that is kick ass as well. Photos of both soon.

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  • #2

    your black keys riffs are gunna sound weird on that guitar; howver, your creed riffs will be spot on.

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    • juri
      juri commented
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      I really don't know why people don't like these guitars.  Carlos Santana maybe?


    • IRG
      IRG commented
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      goodhonk wrote:

      your black keys riffs are gunna sound weird on that guitar; howver, your creed riffs will be spot on.


       

      Ah, I was wondering how long the Creed reference would take to pop up. You have not disappointed me


  • #3

    This is where we all get to say, "I knew him before..."

     

     

     

     

    "...he sucked"

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    j/k, HNGaAD

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    • #4
      For sub $500, that's a nice guitar. I think the problem people have with PRSi aside from the lame artist references are the crazy high prices.

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      • IRG
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        TomVanDeven wrote:
        For sub $500, that's a nice guitar. I think the problem people have with PRSi aside from the lame artist references are the crazy high prices.

        Happy NGD man, enjoy it!

        Thanks TVD. I would agree, but their USA line is in the same range as Gibson and Fender stuff, especially when you compare some of the CS stuff. Gibson is now offering some sub $1k offerings, but their quality has been questionable at times. Whereas the SE line has come up in quality. But yeah the USA models don't offer much under $2k for the most part. Looking on ebay though, they seem to hold their value better than most brands.


    • #5

      Nice looking guitar, IRG.  I'm usually not a fan of PRS guitars, but they had one of the sweetest displays at NAMM last week.  One room full of their SE line, signature series and custom instruments, right next to a gig room with a stage and an awesome sound setup.

       

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      • Dr.Picklebottom
        Dr.Picklebottom commented
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        green flame owl guitars are the reason prs gets a bad rap. for the most part theyre tacky, tasteless, and over the top.

        (i used to have an se that i kind of enjoyed for several years. theyre not terrible instuments, but theyre the hummer stretch limo of the guitar world.)


    • #6
      I don't like prs guitars for the sane reason I don't like Taylor: machine made. Soulless, tacky, over the top pieces of furniture.

      To get more specific, prs necks are far too thin for me, and since they are made by machine, they are all exactly the same. No variation. Boring.

      Taylor guitars are just as bad. The only Taylor I've ever played that I liked was a gs mini at my store. And we are a Taylor dealer, we have everything. I hate it all. Eastman kills them.

      But happy new guitar day!
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      • Ben Lubin
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        Lol, you think Fender isn't machine made?

      • Folky_Grunge
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        echodeluxe wrote:
        I don't like prs guitars for the sane reason I don't like Taylor: machine made. Soulless, tacky, over the top pieces of furniture.

        To get more specific, prs necks are far too thin for me, and since they are made by machine, they are all exactly the same. No variation. Boring.

        Taylor guitars are just as bad. The only Taylor I've ever played that I liked was a gs mini at my store. And we are a Taylor dealer, we have everything. I hate it all. Eastman kills them.

        But happy new guitar day!

        You just made me realize that PRS is like the Taylor of electric guitars. Or maybe Taylor is the PRS is acoustic guitars, either way they have basically the same vibe: usually tacky looking and fairly generic playing/sounding guitars built to "modern" specs that are stereotypically owned by people that attract a lot of hate. I see (and share, btw) the same opinions both companies from both sides of the playing world. It's kind of spooky.


    • #7
      I had a PRS custom 24 at my house for like a week, and it was an amazing player. HOWEVER, my credz aren't high enough to play one ironically, and I'm incredibly shallow.
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      • IRG
        IRG commented
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        carrier street wrote:
        I had a PRS custom 24 at my house for like a week, and it was an amazing player. HOWEVER, my credz aren't high enough to play one ironically, and I'm incredibly shallow.

        Ahhh. I'm sure you have the credz to play it wherever you want to   Was this a USA version? I was never quite a fan of that body style, but now I'm really liking it. The Studio and 408 seem really cool too.


      • MacBradley
        MacBradley commented
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        DISCLAIMER:  I DO NOT LISTEN TO CREED/SANTANA.

        Now...I completly understand not liking the high prices and the transparent finishes with the maple top visible, but the rest of the PRS hate in here seems pretty absurb.

         

        - The play great

        - They sound great

        - They are made from high quality parts

        - The quality control is amazing

         

        And not liking the consitency of the necks because the a machine is spec'd for consistancy?  What guitars are you buying that DON'T do that for a reasonable price?!  I think PRS is cool to hate on because most you guys don't own them and label them as "lawyer guitars" and think that somehow hating on them earns you indie cred or something.  Sheesh...

         

        Oh, and even though I don't really like most they're finishes, the ones I do like tend to be some of my favorite guitars asthetically.  I really dig the body shape on PRS guitars as well.

        http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/jsburton/Things/Guitars/Paul%20Reed%20Smith/2000%20CU22%20EMERALD/a1ff0a05.jpg


    • #8

      i like prs stuff too...i'd love to get a semi hollow with a piezo...

      Also dick swabs suck. a lot.

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      • Ben Lubin
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        I played a Mira that was pretty ****************ing cool, but it didn't have the balls of an SG. It played beautifully though, almost too easy. 


    • #9

      Nice guitar. I bought a 2011 Singlecut Korina in January last year. It is as well built and plays as well as any American guitar I have ever owned, including my 2005 2oth Anniversary Custom 24. Excellent freatwork and finish, and plays in tune all the way up the neck.

      Lots of the comments on here? Yawn. It's always the same...the folks who come on here and bash PRS guitars share two traits: 1. They have never really played one. 2. They can't afford one. Go back and play your Squier through your Line 6 Spider.

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      • ChuckNorris1982
        ChuckNorris1982 commented
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        You're right that I can't afford one, but I've played a few and never been impressed.  My old guitar tutor had a Custom 22 that I played a lot and it never felt worth even half the money - then again, they probably cost less in the states than they do here.  But back when I could afford one (pre-marriage!), I chose not to buy one based on experience.


      • Ben Lubin
        Ben Lubin commented
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        CloverdaleBand wrote:

        Nice guitar. I bought a 2011 Singlecut Korina in January last year. It is as well built and plays as well as any American guitar I have ever owned, including my 2005 2oth Anniversary Custom 24. Excellent freatwork and finish, and plays in tune all the way up the neck.

        Lots of the comments on here? Yawn. It's always the same...the folks who come on here and bash PRS guitars share two traits: 1. They have never really played one. 2. They can't afford one. Go back and play your Squier through your Line 6 Spider.


        Yeah, I've played one. Yeah, I've owned one. Still doesn't make me like them. 


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      • #11
        Im still in the honeymoon phase, but it is just awesome.
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        I still don't know what the **************** a haunting mids is, but what I do know is that I have never seen such an assortment of sandy, stinky, sopping wet vaginas e-assembled in one place in my life. It's like 300 The Decision-era Lebron's fighting over fuzz pedals.

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        • #12
          Lol, jimmies ruffled.

          I mean, come on guys, who cares what I actually think anyway?

          I've played a ton of high quality guitars. I work at a guitar shop that specializes in them. Prs guitars feel yucky to me.
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          • V
            V commented
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            psh why should we value your contributions :P


        • #13
          Also, I once had sex with Ted mccarty. He got real clingy afterwards. Turned me off to prs.
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          • TomVanDeven
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            echodeluxe wrote:
            Also, I once had sex with Ted mccarty. He got real clingy afterwards. Turned me off to prs.

            This makes total sense.


        • #14

          The Starla and Mira both look pretty cool, but for me it'd have to be in plain old non-flame finish, and then they gotta ditch that pointy headstock.  All that said, I bet they do play well.  Congrats!

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          • bjcarl
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            I picked up a 245 SE last month from Sam Ash on blowout for $349.  It's not my favorite axe, but it's pretty ****************ing amazing-especially for the price I paid. 

            Played clean, it's capable of some sweet jazzy tones, but throw on some dirt and you can get in full metal territory.  I could honestly see this guitar being used for almost any genre of guitar music-including country and, yes, blues.  Additionally, the finish(mine's tobacco burst) isn't over-the-top or gaudy but it's nicely flamed.

            Lastly, while the guitar doesn't feel like an Annapolis PRS(or a Gibson, for that matter), it feels way more solid than any MIK Schecter, Eastwood, Squier or Epiphone I've ever played.  For the record, I've owned several other brands that were MIK and yes, the Koreans make some really fine guitars.

            While I've owned a few PRS guitars(all but one were SEs), I wasn't completely sold, until I did a little research and came up with this review from Guitarist mag, which prompted the purchase:

             

            http://www.musicradar.com/gear/guitars/electric/6-string-solid-body/se-245-436929

            I've found Guitarist to be one of the most honest guitar publications when it comes to reviews-sometimes brutally so, and their review of the SE 245 is the only 5-star review I can ever recall seeing them give.


        • #15
          Funny. I actually prefer Gibsons, but don't hate any guitars. Some aren't for me, definitely. But when it comes to quality control, PRS is probably top of the food chain.
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          • bjcarl
            bjcarl commented
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            Incidentally, my math above was wrong...43 out of 662 is about 6.5%...I'm all about owning up to my mistakes


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