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Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by groaner, Mar 6, 2018.
Interesting,, how come Fender isn't making a PRS style guitar?
What a joke...
There are now several threads about this guitar.
I'm sure its a fine guitar, but c'mon...
$2300 at Sweetwater. I'll stay with the object of their inspiration.
Given PRS's resale issues, this is not something I'd waste any time with.
Hey! Let's make our own copy of the Strat and put a ugly headstock on it! It's genius I tell ya'...
I tried two PRS DC3 from 2011 a few days ago... I guess it is a "Strat" type as well... the guitars were amazing! And the DC30 is not tryting THAT hard to be a Fender-clone.
One of them was exactly like this one:
Its probably very nice....well built....but for that money youre looking at an Elite or maybe Custom Shop...and with out John Meyers name on the neckplate.
I think it looks odd with the headstock.
Personally can't go with the 7.25 neck.
I guess this is going to be the thing we complain about for the next week or so.
Personally, I think they're fine. I bet the build quality is amazing. I doubt I'd buy one, but I'll definitely try one. I do like the PRS wide fat necks.
I did read somewhere in one of the seemingly hundreds of threads on the Silver Sky that PRS started out with modifying the DC3 for Mayer's desires and eventually they wound up with it being the "Strat with a PRS neck" that went into production.
That being said I do like the controls on the Meyer guitar - tone for the bridge pickup and shared tone for the neck and middle - that seems a bit better than a shared tone for the middle and bridge pickups.
The best "revised tone control layout" I've seen is one that Suhr uses - one tone works only in position 1 (bridge pickup); the other tone works for the other 4 positions on the switch so you don't have to worry about the tone control interaction in position 4 (or on this Mayer it's now position 2 with the interaction).
Its kinda like trying...
Somethings are just somethings...
I've read it "here"
In a given model group...
Individual Strats are just plain better than other Strats
I never liked PRS guitars.
I think this is now the 3rd thread in two days about this guitar. The consensus seems to be a lot of hate for it. Which I don't understand, because it is probably a very well built, great playing guitar. Who cares if it's a Strat clone? So are Suhr, Kirn, and quite a few others, and nobody hates on them.
As I said in one of the other threads:
Fender or Gibson makes a guitar that is not "traditional" enough, and they catch hell for doing so. PRS makes a guitar that is for all intents and purposes very traditional, and they catch hell for doing so.
You just can't win.
I bet it will be a quality guitar, very easy to play, and sound fantastic.
I own a PRS S2 standard (no birds, looks kind of like a SG/Strat love child) and I love the guitar. I think most hate for PRS is superficial. PRS image (doctor or lawyer guitar), guitar neck/body design, etc.
That being said, I'm trying to decide if I like the look of this guitar, and I'm not a huge JM fan.
I might buy one used after someone else takes the hit for the depreciation.
I like PRS guitars but they're a bit spendy for me.
I don’t think anyone is arguing the quality of any guitar boasting a $2300 price tag at this moment, nor of PRS.
I think most are fascinated at the fact that after 2 years of working directly with Mayer on this, they essentially made a Strat.