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PRS is making a new Strat style guitar series.

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by groaner, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. groaner

    groaner Strat-Talker

    136
    May 6, 2017
    RI
    Interesting,, how come Fender isn't making a PRS style guitar?

     

  2. aviamsi

    aviamsi Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 31, 2015
    Israel
    What a joke...
     
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  3. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Sweden
    There are now several threads about this guitar.
     

  4. Whittler

    Whittler Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 23, 2013
    Maine
    One word...NO
     
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  5. oldschool

    oldschool Strat-Talk Member

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    May 9, 2017
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm sure its a fine guitar, but c'mon...
     
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  6. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Strat-O-Master

    581
    Jun 15, 2007
    CHARLOTTE, NC
    $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.
     

  7. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Strat-Talker

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    Jul 25, 2017
    ABQ

  8. gentlyweeping

    gentlyweeping Strat-Talker

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    Mar 1, 2013
    Saint Paul,MN
    Hey! Let's make our own copy of the Strat and put a ugly headstock on it! It's genius I tell ya'...
     
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  9. gilmourstrat

    gilmourstrat Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2012
    Europe
    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:

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  10. Brian H

    Brian H Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 7, 2016
    Delaware

  11. Brian H

    Brian H Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 7, 2016
    Delaware
    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.
     

  12. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

    Age:
    36
    Aug 14, 2012
    Washington, D.C.
    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.
     

  13. =KARMA=

    =KARMA= Strat-O-Master

    879
    Feb 24, 2015
    Old England

  14. John C

    John C Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 17, 2012
    Kansas City
    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).
     

  15. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Its kinda like trying...
    To
    Improve on
    Or
    Equal
    David Gilmour...
    Possibly won't
    But
    Worth
    A
    Try
    Somethings are just somethings...
    And
    I've read it "here"
    In a given model group...
    Individual Strats are just plain better than other Strats
     

  16. Stratdejavu

    Stratdejavu Strat-Talker

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    Dec 31, 2017
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    I never liked PRS guitars.
     

  17. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    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.
     

  18. Dougeryb

    Dougeryb Strat-Talker

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    47
    256
    Apr 18, 2017
    98001
    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.
     
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  19. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

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    50
    597
    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    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.
     
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  20. spizike231

    spizike231 Strat-Talker

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    Feb 9, 2017
    California
    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.
     
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