#1
I'm looking for a new guitar, it will be my second I've been playing for nearly two years, and I've narrowed it down to either a Fender Deluxe Players Strat (mexican) or a PRS SE Custom 22 or 24 or a 25th anniversary PRS SE Custom 24

The style of music I play is Pink Floyd/Led Zep/Eagles that type of stuff.
Not sure what I should get as at my local store I can get both around the same price range I was looking in.

Any insight into my problem would be great.
#2
Try them both out and get the one you prefer to play and like the tone of
#3
For the price of a PRS se, you could get an american strat.
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#4
Both great guitars, down to prefference really. But I'd say the PRS is more versitile, and I'd have that, but I am a Tele man myself.
#5
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Not sure what I should get as at my local store I can get both around the same price range I was looking in.

Here's your answer if you ask me, if they're both available at your local store, they're both available for you to try out and choose between one or the other. If you can, ask if they'd mind you A/B'ing between them for an hour or so, and choose for yourself, eventually one should feel more 'right' than the other.
#6
i would say the mahogany body of the prs would be better for what you want to play, but if you do look at the prs look at an american special strat rather than a mexican
#7
Well, David Gilmour used a Strat for the majority of the Floyd records, with some notable exceptions (for example, the solo on 'Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)' was done on a Les Paul) and so that's a good place to start. Having said that, his enormous collection of customised effects had a lot to do with the sound as well.

If I was you, I'd go the Strat.
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Pink Floyd: David Gilmour used a Strat.
Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page recorded their first album on a Telecaster.
The Eagles: Joe Walsh used a Strat.


I don't see PRS there anywhere, do you?
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Pink Floyd: David Gilmour used a Strat.
Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page recorded their first album on a Telecaster.
The Eagles: Joe Walsh used a Strat.


I don't see PRS there anywhere, do you?


No shit PRS was founded in 1985
#10
I have the Deluxe Players Strat and its a great guitar. Should fit you wonderfully. Ive played the SE's, and while I will still recommend them, I just thought they were thin sounding for a single cut humbuckered guitar.
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#11
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No shit PRS was founded in 1985

good one.

it does make you wonder though, since all those guys now own a prs or two. what would they have played if prs was around much earlier.


also, a used prs se guitar is about $300, whereas a USA fender usually sells used for twice that.

i'm a huge prs fanboi, but for what you are looking for i'd say a strat would suit you better honestly.
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#12
Go play them both and see which you prefer. I have both and love both for different things.
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#13
Honestly, for that artist roster I'd suggest a tele as the #1 option. A strat with a tele bridge pickup would my second choice. A conventional strat would be #3. The PRS would need coil taps IMO.
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#14
People need to stop using Jimmy Page playing a telecaster on the first album as indicative that telecasters are good for Led Zeppelin's sound.

Page used a les paul as his primary guitar for 7 albums (along with various guitars here and there), and then he used a fuzzed out telecaster that sounded like a les paul on one.
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What does fuzzes out mean? How'd he make it sound like a Les Paul


Tele bridge pickups actually sound somewhat similar to a LP when they're both distorted, which is surprising given that they're totally different pickup types.
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What does fuzzes out mean? How'd he make it sound like a Les Paul
Go listen to You Shook Me, Dazed and Confused and How Many More Times from the first LZ album.
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No shit PRS was founded in 1985



Didn't know that. Good one, bro.
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#19
Both are decent guitars, but I'd go for the the PRS
Simply because I think for the money, it better then a Mexican stat
They versatile enough to handle all them bands
Try them both out and see what you like.
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People need to stop using Jimmy Page playing a telecaster on the first album as indicative that telecasters are good for Led Zeppelin's sound.

Page used a les paul as his primary guitar for 7 albums (along with various guitars here and there), and then he used a fuzzed out telecaster that sounded like a les paul on one.

Really? I thought he got his first LP in '70, and I heard Stairway was done on his Tele, though I could be wrong...anyways, I'd probably go with the Strat, but it all depends on which one you think feels better. Tone can be fixed if it's not utterly horrid, but the feel of a guitar can't really be fixed without possibly messing up your guitar permanently.
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Really? I thought he got his first LP in '70, and I heard Stairway was done on his Tele, though I could be wrong...anyways, I'd probably go with the Strat, but it all depends on which one you think feels better. Tone can be fixed if it's not utterly horrid, but the feel of a guitar can't really be fixed without possibly messing up your guitar permanently.
no he was playing his les paul by mid-'69 and it shows up a ton on LZ II. Stairway was recorded with a ton of different guitars, what I believe was a Fender 12-string, his Gibson les paul and the telecaster was used for the solo.
#22
I had almost the same dilemma laid out before me when I bought my electric. I was stuck between an American Highway 1 Strat and a PRS SE Custom 24. I went to Guitar Center, tried 'em both out, and ended up going with the Strat. I liked the sound more, and the neck felt much more natural.

But seriously though, it all boils down to how you feel after you test them both out yourself.
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#23
Quote by al112987
People need to stop using Jimmy Page playing a telecaster on the first album as indicative that telecasters are good for Led Zeppelin's sound.

Page used a les paul as his primary guitar for 7 albums (along with various guitars here and there), and then he used a fuzzed out telecaster that sounded like a les paul on one.


Yeah, because, "Good Times Bad Times," "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," "Dazed And Confused," and, "Communication Breakdown," aren't indicative to the LZ sound, right?
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#24
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Yeah, because, "Good Times Bad Times," "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," "Dazed And Confused," and, "Communication Breakdown," aren't indicative to the LZ sound, right?

well they are one LZ sound, but imo there are so many that no one tone can be considered "the LZ" tone.

plus live everything sounded different.

his studio amps also played a big roll.

i think close enough is the best you can do with LZ. a good p-90 can also hit some LZ type tones.
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#25
Try them both and see which you like more. Personally, I'd go for a strat but an american one, not the mexican one because as other people said, for the price of a prs se you could get an american strat. But they're both really nice guitars so just wee what you like more.
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Try them both and see which you like more. Personally, I'd go for a strat but an american one, not the mexican one because as other people said, for the price of a prs se you could get an american strat. But they're both really nice guitars so just wee what you like more.


+1

The best, and only, way to decide which guitar you want is to enter a shop and play them. Whichever guitar has the preferred sound you want, and plays nice, is the guitar you should buy.
Especially when the two guitars you're looking at will perform pretty well for the music you play.
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Really? I thought he got his first LP in '70, and I heard Stairway was done on his Tele, though I could be wrong...anyways, I'd probably go with the Strat, but it all depends on which one you think feels better. Tone can be fixed if it's not utterly horrid, but the feel of a guitar can't really be fixed without possibly messing up your guitar permanently.


he had a les paul custom throughout the 60's which featured on almost all his studio work.. (may have been used to record whole lotta love aswell)