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Yep... he went there (John Mayer's new PRS signature model)

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Nate D, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. John C

    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm pretty sure that is the case - the Chesapeake line was supposed to be Knagg's personal line within the PRS family; when PRS ultimately decided against producing the Chesapeake line Knagg's amicably parted ways with PRS to found his own company, taking the designs with him.
     
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    mmorgatto Strat-Talk Member

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    I disagree. I started to listen to him later than most people around 2014 and although i don't like his first 2 albums everything continuum and after i think its great including the last one. really managed to turn me from a more 80's hard rock type of guitarist to a soft blues kind of vibe. I think most people just don't know the difference between his 15 sec radio version solo and the solos he plays live. About the guitar itself i don't really care about what artists play but i do find it funny... either way he spends most of his concerts with a strat in his hand (fenders) so my guess is fender doesn't really care
     
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    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

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    Prs headstock is way better designed thatn fenders. It has a point. But it looks ugly IMO.
     
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    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Badass. Enjoy the tunes you enjoy man. I don't swim in your toilet so I'm not gonna piss in your pool. :)
     
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    MisterOwl Strat-Talk Member

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    If there was ever a question about whether or not Mayer is still a Strat guy, this pretty well answers it. He is. I, for one, was surprised he didn't go Strat with Dead & Co., given that Garcia played a Strat for a long time.
     
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    RevBillyG Strat-Talker

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    I'm going to have to renege a little. .. I kinda like the stratish look, if it looks like this one. Even with the 3x3 headstock

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    RevBillyG Strat-Talker

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    I just saw this Brent Mason model. Evidently they've been making them at least since 2015


     
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    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    I thing the new Mayer guitar is a true Strat shape with a 25.5" scale length, not the PRS shape used on the Brent Mason. That shape goes back to 2 models that came out about 6-7 years ago called the "NF3" and the "DC3" - the main differences being that the "NF3" had 3 of PRS's "Narrowfield" humbucker pickups (mini-bucker sized pickups) and the "DC3" had 3 single coil pickups. The Mason model came later; it has slightly larger minibuckers than the original Narrowfields called "408" pickups that have coil split switches (Narrowfields were not split-able) and the DC3/305 single coil in the middle.

    Also the DC3/NF3/Brent Mason are technically 25.25" scale - in-between PRS's normal 25" scale and 25.5" scale.
     
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