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Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by groaner, Mar 6, 2018.
A lot of anger here. Weirdly understandable. The PRS is a tribute but a rip off at the same time. I guess I want my Strat to be a Fender but I'm not going to flip out about it. I'd guess a Fender would just naturally have better resale value.
I've been looking long and hard at getting an Elite Strat. I was hoping for some new colors this year but I guess not and Sweetwater and my local stores can't keep in stock the two colors I might want (also with maple neck). So while waiting I've heard a couple sound samples of PRS guitars on the net and I like: warm, full, detailed, nice. So I've looked mainly at the CE24, the bolt on neck version of the Custom 24. The CE 24 is right around the same price as the Elite. I don't see it replacing the Elite but I think I want one of each. Currently my Custom LP is my main instrument with my 79-80 strat sitting most of the time. And I want a Gretsch too. They are very cool. I wouldn't want a guitar with Mayer's (or anyone's for that matter) name on it.
By the way, people have been making clones of LPs for years and that hasn't diminished the value of an original Gibson LP. Love the forum.
It's really not a strat or strat clone.
It sounds more like a prs with single coils than it does a strat.
I'm not a spokesman for prs, but check out the gear demo of it on you tube.
You might be surprised.
There’s both love and hate for it. I say more power to them. Personally if I want a Strat sound I’ll get a Strat, but that’s just me. I think it’s a cool thing if that’s what you’re into though
“Research.” It doesn’t even have compensated saddles.
Also, all of you saying that this is a Strat rip-off, have you heard, played or held this guitar? No? Then how do you know?
So ? ... you are saying that Fender copied PRS
Um, from looking at it and reading about it, including PRS' own description of it?
For whatever reason, you could come here and post about an "S" style guitar from Suhr, Tom Anderson, Ron Kirn, any number of about a zillion other boutique builders, not to mention the likes of Ibanez and ESP. But PRS makes an S style and everyone gets all bent out of shape.
I can't tell if you're agreeing or disagreeing with me. Hahaha.
To clarify my last post. I have no problem with PRS making an S-style guitar. I dig it, actually. Same with Suhr, Xotic, Kirn, Anderson, etc. I was just saying that there are a lot of opinions on here about a guitar that people haven't had in their hands.
I'm just saying we don't need to have it in our hands to know that that is an S style guitar.
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"
Charles Caleb Colton
About says it all.
I like it. I will never have one for that $$$.
I must say I'm warming to it. Perhaps a 5th PRS is in my future.
Wait..Isn't that called a Squire? LOL!!!
The temptation does exist. As a owner of a few PRS' myself, if I want a Strat I'd want the real thing is what my logic tells me.
Simply, because Fender does not imitate - they innovate. Period.
Um. If you don't like it, don't buy it. There are plenty of guitars out there that don't suit my tastes. Why would I spend my time and effort to diss them?
The highest priced non-Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster costs $450 less, and it comes with an ABS hard shell case. Why buy a "pretender" ?
David Knopfler playing a Peavey T-60 with Dire Straits. Great guitar btw.