#1
Ibanez: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/S770PBNTF/

PRS: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SECust24SNA

Hey guys, this would actually be my first post on here so I hope I'm in the right place haha

I've been playing guitar for about 8 years but I've only really owned one electric guitar all my life. It's a squire which was part of a started pack that I got for like $150 when I was 16 lol. I've made gradual upgrades to the guitar over the years. I changed the neck and pick ups as well as put in a seymour duncan humbucker. So it's been serving me well in playing classic rock tunes.

However, over the past couple of years I've gotten into satch, vai, al di meola, paul gilbert, etc and feel like its time for me to get a new "real" instrument. I've been frequenting guitar center and sam ash and narrowed my search down to the guitars listed above.

I like the feel of the ibanez because it sits in my hands similar to how my fender does and I can see myself getting used to the thinner neck, but I like the tone of the PRS more. Would changing the pickups on the S770BL be expensive?

These guitars are about the same price so I was just wondering if anyone can give me some tips on making this decision.

Thank you
#2
Look for a used ibanez prestige.
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#3
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Ibanez: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/S770PBNTF/

PRS: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SECust24SNA

Hey guys, this would actually be my first post on here so I hope I'm in the right place haha

I've been playing guitar for about 8 years but I've only really owned one electric guitar all my life. It's a squire which was part of a started pack that I got for like $150 when I was 16 lol. I've made gradual upgrades to the guitar over the years. I changed the neck and pick ups as well as put in a seymour duncan humbucker. So it's been serving me well in playing classic rock tunes.

However, over the past couple of years I've gotten into satch, vai, al di meola, paul gilbert, etc and feel like its time for me to get a new "real" instrument. I've been frequenting guitar center and sam ash and narrowed my search down to the guitars listed above.

I like the feel of the ibanez because it sits in my hands similar to how my fender does and I can see myself getting used to the thinner neck, but I like the tone of the PRS more. Would changing the pickups on the S770BL be expensive?

These guitars are about the same price so I was just wondering if anyone can give me some tips on making this decision.

Thank you


for the guys you mentioned i'd go with an Ibanez myself. pickups like anything can cost not to much to pretty damn expensive depending on what you want. you're looking at about $100 @ for humbuckers that would be good for the players you mentioned. what amp you get will be more important in the long run though.
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Yeah. That is a nice one.
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#6
Well playability usually comes first, especially when you're getting into virtuoso guitarists. PRS doesn't offer thinner necks for SEs I believe, only on their core USA line, however with a shorter scale length, lead playing and bends will be slightly easier. Guthrie Govan used to play PRS, and well if it's good enough for him it's hard to talk them down. However, pickups can be changed down the road, but necks will either be a bitch to do so, or just not work out at all (PRS are set necks, much harder to do than bolt ons). If you don't see yourself getting used to the PRS neck or just like Ibanez neck that much more, then it may be worth sticking with the Ibanez and swapping the pickups later (either to the SE ones, or splurge and get the USA models). If however you think you can get used to the PRS neck, then you have options; you can take the PRS for its better tone, or stick with what's comfortable, and replace the pickups later.
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