#1
Last year I bought a brand new Jackson SL3 Soloist and it's beautiful. I'd say it's the best guitar I've ever owned and a couple of months ago I loaded it with a Bareknuckle Holydiver and Trilogy Suites. I have also bought a Yamaha Pacifica as a backup guitar and put the Seymour Duncan pickups in there. All good so far. However, I'd been toying with also getting a mahogany guitar and a few weeks ago I stumbled on a mint condition PRS SE Custom 24 so bought it. Like the Jackson, it's a beautiful guitar and is the wood and pickup layout that I prefer. The Jackson feels slightly better built, is a little more comfortable to play, has the pickup selector in a far better position and will do divebombs but in all honesty there's not much in it and as I'm not a shredder by any means, I feel under less pressure to be a guitar god playing the PRS. What's more, the upper fret access on the PRS isn't far off as good as the Jackson and even with Bareknuckles in the Jackson, I think the PRS sounds better overall, especially in the neck position. I imagine the Holydiver in the PRS would be incredible.

As a result of all of this, I've been starting to think that I might as well just sell the Jackson and use the money for something else as it should generate close to £600 and with that kind of money I could just buy a Digitech Whammy for the rare times I feel the need to divebomb. I could always put the Trilogy Suites in the Yamaha, the Holydiver into the PRS and the HFS into the Yamaha. I play in a pub covers band, not a pro band so why do I need two such great guitars as well as a backup? Is this making sense or am I going insane?
Gibson Les Paul Studio with Catswhiskers pickups
PRS SE 'Floyd' Custom 24 with Creamery pickups
Fender Standard Stratocaster with DiMarzio pickups
Takamine GN30
BluGuitar AMP1
#3
Quote by DDOW
Not worth it, then you would have to change your sig.


Already has to, he bought the PRS.
Keep em all unless you need the cash.
#4
Three doesn't sound like too many and when I bought the PRS I envisaged them being very different guitars but damn that PRS is versatile! There's precious little the Jackson can do that the PRS can't so it's not the fact that I have too many, it's more a question of simply, what's the point in keeping both when I'm poor enough that I could use the money elsewhere? What does having them both actually gain me? The Jackson is a very 'Metal' guitar so the PRS does give me access to a warmer and richer tone, especially in the neck . When I play Blues for instance on the Jackson, it's good but I do have a hankering for something else and the PRS delivers that but when I use the PRS for Metal, I don't experience an overwhelming desire to go back to the Jackson.
Gibson Les Paul Studio with Catswhiskers pickups
PRS SE 'Floyd' Custom 24 with Creamery pickups
Fender Standard Stratocaster with DiMarzio pickups
Takamine GN30
BluGuitar AMP1
#5
nothing wrong with having 2 great guitars, sell the Pacifica.

edit: if you never use the jackson, then yeah, might as well sell it. I'd give it a month or two and see... if you still want to sell it, then yeah... sell it.
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Last edited by Robfreitag at Aug 15, 2011,
#6
lol, that thought had crossed my mind and was the first thing I thought of tbh. I largely have the Yamaha at the moment as simply a place to put the Seymour Duncans. The only thing that put me off that plan was that the PRS and Jackson are just too good to just be backups and anyway, the Yamaha is worth so little it hardly seems worth it.
Gibson Les Paul Studio with Catswhiskers pickups
PRS SE 'Floyd' Custom 24 with Creamery pickups
Fender Standard Stratocaster with DiMarzio pickups
Takamine GN30
BluGuitar AMP1
#7
the only reason id sell either or both guitars is to buy a real US made PRS custom 24, i you like the SE alot i think you will love the US made version