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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. Hendrixlvr

    Hendrixlvr Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    45
    518
    Jul 8, 2016
    Mississauga

  2. spizike231

    spizike231 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    25
    226
    Feb 9, 2017
    California

  3. Eliminator_Man

    Eliminator_Man Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    69
    19
    Sep 28, 2017
    Plymouth, MN
    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.
     

  4. rocknrollrich

    rocknrollrich Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    47
    Jan 8, 2016
    philadelphia
    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.
     

  5. Hendrixlvr

    Hendrixlvr Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    45
    518
    Jul 8, 2016
    Mississauga
    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 :thumb:
     

  6. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    “Research.” It doesn’t even have compensated saddles.


     

  7. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

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

    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?
     

  8. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    So ? ... you are saying that Fender copied PRS :confused:
     

  9. guitarface

    guitarface Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 11, 2012
    New York
    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.
     

  10. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

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

    guitarface Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 11, 2012
    New York
    I'm just saying we don't need to have it in our hands to know that that is an S style guitar.
     
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  12. Kosh

    Kosh Strat-Talker

    282
    Jan 11, 2016
    Wisconsin
    "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"
    Charles Caleb Colton
    c1820
    About says it all.
     

  13. davidwhitson

    davidwhitson Strat-Talker

    155
    May 18, 2010
    Texas
    I like it. I will never have one for that $$$.
     

  14. lonegroover

    lonegroover Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    58
    Mar 5, 2016
    England
    I must say I'm warming to it. Perhaps a 5th PRS is in my future.
     
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  15. 59jackstrat

    59jackstrat Strat-Talk Member

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    May 18, 2013
    Utah
    Wait..Isn't that called a Squire? LOL!!!
     

  16. 59jackstrat

    59jackstrat Strat-Talk Member

    99
    May 18, 2013
    Utah
    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.
     

  17. southsidesmoka

    southsidesmoka Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    29
    Feb 3, 2018
    Columbia, SC USA
    Simply, because Fender does not imitate - they innovate. Period. :D
     

  18. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    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?
     
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  19. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 13, 2014
    Florida

    The highest priced non-Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster costs $450 less, and it comes with an ABS hard shell case. Why buy a "pretender" ?
     

  20. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    David Knopfler playing a Peavey T-60 with Dire Straits. Great guitar btw.

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