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    What makes a prs so unique? Is it its shape or the tone it has? What kind of tone is it?

    I've never tried a prs (never got the chance) and I was really wondering what made it such a high class brand (in general).
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    early prs guitars were known for exceptional handmade quality at a price that could compete with mass produced over priced guitars like your average run of the mill les paul. Paul designed his guitars to combine the best aspects of the most popular guitars and make one solid instrument with the best possible materials. Unfortunatly P.R.S. has become what they set out to overcome which is a overpriced mass produced machine made guitar that is only relying on its namesake to maintain sales.

    prs makes many models now, and they do in my opinion have a unique sound all of their own. you really have to play one to understand. but i recomend looking at pre 1995 models as they went downhill dramaticly after that point.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by assassinater
      early prs guitars were known for exceptional handmade quality at a price that could compete with mass produced over priced guitars like your average run of the mill les paul. Paul designed his guitars to combine the best aspects of the most popular guitars and make one solid instrument with the best possible materials. Unfortunatly P.R.S. has become what they set out to overcome which is a overpriced mass produced machine made guitar that is only relying on its namesake to maintain sales.

      prs makes many models now, and they do in my opinion have a unique sound all of their own. you really have to play one to understand. but i recomend looking at pre 1995 models as they went downhill dramaticly after that point.
      OH brother-- not THAT argument again.

      To the orginal poster-- current PRSi remain wonderful guitars. They're not cheap, but then, neither are Gibsons or Custom Shop Fenders. PRS guitars will meet and/or exceed those guitars in terms of general fit and finish.

      Whether you dig what PRS tone is all about is purely subjective and up to the player.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PaulSter
        OH brother-- not THAT argument again.

        To the orginal poster-- current PRSi remain wonderful guitars. They're not cheap, but then, neither are Gibsons or Custom Shop Fenders. PRS guitars will meet and/or exceed those guitars in terms of general fit and finish.

        Whether you dig what PRS tone is all about is purely subjective and up to the player.

        PaulS

        does the prs sound apparent itself to any specific guitar sound of before? I know it's humbucker but is there a specificity to the prs that makes it go "that's a prs, that's a gibson" kind of sound...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by PaulSter
          OH brother-- not THAT argument again.



          ummm they changed a few specs around the time of the factory change, pre 91 models have brazilian rosewood fingerboards and one piece necks (apart from the fingerboards obviously...)
          now they glue on the wings whitch on there own web site a few years ago stated they were proud of the fact they didnt glue **************** onto the side of the neck. they have gone down in Q, people wont admit it because they have too much invested
          all from memory

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          • #6
            but alot of sucky bands uses PRS... do you suck?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by flat5


              ummm they changed a few specs around the time of the factory change, pre 91 models have brazilian rosewood fingerboards and one piece necks (apart from the fingerboards obviously...)
              now they glue on the wings whitch on there own web site a few years ago stated they were proud of the fact they didnt glue **************** onto the side of the neck. they have gone down in Q, people wont admit it because they have too much invested
              all from memory


              Please name me a better quality production guitar.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by abishai
                but alot of sucky bands uses PRS... do you suck?


                I think that PRS - like other big name guitar and amp manufacturers - gets bands to sign on to an agreement to play PRS exclusively in public. This doesn't mean they aren't great guitars - It just explains the huge exposure they have, same as Gibson and Fender.

                I sold my PRS two years ago after a friend said to me: "Man, you're such a good player. How come you totally suck when you play that PRS?" He bought it from me. Now he sucks too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Norcal_GIT_r


                  Please name me a better quality production guitar.



                  Dude, you just proved my point ten fold. its not that PRS are Production guitars its the fact that they are production guitars at Handmade prices. And prs are not what they used to be by a long shot. Any guitar that costs $3000.00 and comes with a bridge that you cant even intonate is blasphemy. Ten tops of today are the wood they use to take home to make a fire with. Mcarty's using ****************y Kluson style tuners? A heel that i could fit my dinner on? and the cost for the options on thier guitars is just insane. But you asked what is a better quality production guitar?

                  Well if price is no object that is kind of hard to compete with

                  But if you wanted a realistic price for your production guitar i would say just about every brand name production guitar prs is left in the dust by guitars with solid wood, tone pros bridges, grover tuners, seymour duncan pickups, and overseas manufacturers are now using thicker tops rather than veneers

                  PRS= good guitar

                  Schecter= good guitar


                  PRS vs. what you get for the money = Bull****************

                  Schecter = hell of a lot for very little.

                  and no i dont play schecter, nor would i buy an import guitar.

                  i play warrior guitars. which eat prs and its lunch.

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                  • #10
                    For me it all came down to comfort. I picked one up in the early 90's, before the current endorsee explosion, and was instantly blown away by the feel of the guitar. Of course not everybody is the same so your opinion may be different. But to this date, I have not played a more comfortable guitar than my CE22.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by assassinater


                      Dude, you just proved my point ten fold. its not that PRS are Production guitars its the fact that they are production guitars at Handmade prices. And prs are not what they used to be by a long shot. Any guitar that costs $3000.00 and comes with a bridge that you cant even intonate is blasphemy. Ten tops of today are the wood they use to take home to make a fire with. Mcarty's using ****************y Kluson style tuners? A heel that i could fit my dinner on? and the cost for the options on thier guitars is just insane. But you asked what is a better quality production guitar?

                      Well if price is no object that is kind of hard to compete with

                      But if you wanted a realistic price for your production guitar i would say just about every brand name production guitar prs is left in the dust by guitars with solid wood, tone pros bridges, grover tuners, seymour duncan pickups, and overseas manufacturers are now using thicker tops rather than veneers

                      PRS= good guitar

                      Schecter= good guitar


                      PRS vs. what you get for the money = Bull****************

                      Schecter = hell of a lot for very little.

                      and no i dont play schecter, nor would i buy an import guitar.

                      i play warrior guitars. which eat prs and its lunch.


                      You need to try a Standard 24 with no frills(No birds/Quilts etc etc)
                      I paid $1700 cash for mine and it's the most versatile and toneful guitar i've ever played or owned. I've played a bunch of Schecters that have Duncans and with everything stock it eats them for lunch. A Les Paul Standard costs more.
                      My Singlecut has never had an intonation problem. Even when i went from 9s to 10s.
                      Maybe i got 2 of the better ones?
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                      • #12
                        there's nothing wrong with the mccarty tuners. ****************ty in what way?
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                        • #13
                          I have a CE22.

                          I has a real soulful tone.

                          Lots of character, depth, clarity and complexity to the notes.

                          Some guitars just sound kind of hard and flat in tone without a lot of character. Kind of sterile.

                          I think Carlos Santana once said about his PRS, "it's like a rainbow".

                          Mine is about 9 or 10 years old and has dragon pickups in it. I liked their tone better than the HFS Treble & Bass pickups that were also the choice back then.

                          But to be honest, I prefer to play my cheaper guitars. I just feel more comfortable with them. But then again, I'm a hobbyist and not a working musician.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by assassinater
                            early prs guitars were known for exceptional handmade quality at a price that could compete with mass produced over priced guitars like your average run of the mill les paul. Paul designed his guitars to combine the best aspects of the most popular guitars and make one solid instrument with the best possible materials. Unfortunatly P.R.S. has become what they set out to overcome which is a overpriced mass produced machine made guitar that is only relying on its namesake to maintain sales.

                            prs makes many models now, and they do in my opinion have a unique sound all of their own. you really have to play one to understand. but i recomend looking at pre 1995 models as they went downhill dramaticly after that point.


                            I disagree, and I own both pre 95 ( A 93 CE ) and post 95 ( a custom 22 and a McCarty) the McCarty is a 96 and is one the the best made and sounding PRS's I've ever played and I've played a ****************load.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by abishai
                              but alot of sucky bands uses PRS... do you suck?


                              i don't know if this is a joke or not but there are WAAAAAAAAAAAAY more sucky bands that play gibson and fender
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