#1
Who here owns one?

Personally, I've never played a Paul Reed Smith...but one of my favorite guitarists, Santana, uses one...and I've always loved Mark Tremonti's tone as well.

What do PRS guitars sound like anyway? I'm completely ignorant to their tone.
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#2
A lot like Gibsons. They're mostly mahogany/maple, so there ya go.

And yes, I love PRS guitars. If only they weren't so damn expensive, I'd buy two.
#4
prs se is the cheaper brand of prs
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#5
i've got the prs se billy martion signature and it plays very well for something i picked up for just £270.
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#6
I owned one many moons ago and miss it to this day.

Amazing guitars IMHO
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#7
I have a PRS 20th Anniversary McCarty with an all Rosewood fretboard, bird inlay, flame quilted top.

It is my child.
#8
PRS uses 2 humbuckers but works on having a lot of options for switching, so you can get single coil tones from them either through the rotary knob settings or a push/pull tone pot.
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#9
Sifo, can I have it please .

I got my CE22 (that's the first US made one) for £450 second hand and it was near mint condish.

I'll look for a pic and post one

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#10
Quote by guitaristclass
Sifo, can I have it please .

I got my CE22 (that's the first US made one) for £450 second hand and it was near mint condish.

I'll look for a pic and post one

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You have the cutest baby
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#12
i have a PRS SE singlecut... shure its not the high end... but the feel of the neck is one of the best ive played... ill swap the pickups later and ill be set...

plus!.. even though its a "low budget" PRS... the maple top is as beautifull as in High en gibsons
#13
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Who here owns one?

Personally, I've never played a Paul Reed Smith...but one of my favorite guitarists, Santana, uses one...and I've always loved Mark Tremonti's tone as well.

What do PRS guitars sound like anyway? I'm completely ignorant to their tone.


they're usually described as a bridge gap between the strat and the LP, i honestly think they're a wee bit more unique than that
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#14
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#15
I have to say, I've played many, and while the build quality and overall fit is always excellent they've never really turned me on

Plus I dislike excessively figured wood (which they're fond of) and really glossy finishes (ditto)
#16
Everyone alwys says they are between Gibsons and Fenders but i have an se double cut and id say they are far more Gibsonesque than Fenderesque. Also, the pickups are really balanced making it the first guitar out of seven that using both pickups at once actually sounds good.
#18
I think they were meant to be an inbetween for Fender and Gibson tones. I know I read that somewhere but I want that new Paul Allender SE got its almost as beautiful as my girlfriend without the bitching lol
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#19
The character is quite dependent on the pickups you use. My CE24 had the HFS pickup set in it stock, and I have a set of Dragon I pups that sound completely different in it. Lovely tone either way, but I agree that it's more Gibsonish. It really comes alive like my semi-hollow Strat does with heavier gauge strings than the .09s it comes with. I had to switch springs to a generic Fender replacement set to get more tension for the heavier strings. The stock ones were either weaker or slightly stretched, but the difference was significant. The claw is backed off 1/2" from the stock setting,with heavier strings and one less spring than stock.

Nice guitar all around though. I can see a 513 in my near future.
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#20
Yeah... I don't own one, but I've always liked their looks and ideas.
I've platyed a couple PRS guitars... but I'm not overly impressed with their quality...

... although it could've just been the store.
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#21
i own a McCarty (picture of it in my profile), I didn't like paying that much for it but I love the guitar so it was worth it to me, you can usually get pretty good deals on used ones. I always wanted a les paul but the prs just felt better to me, and I liked its tone alot better.
#22
Quote by Fryer Mike
Yeah... I don't own one, but I've always liked their looks and ideas.
I've platyed a couple PRS guitars... but I'm not overly impressed with their quality...

... although it could've just been the store.


Odd that you mention quality. I found a 513 locally that I almost bought. The price was right, it was new, but there was bleed of the dye into the masked off simulated binding around the edge. My CE24 admittedly is 11 years old, but the dye edge is crisp. Another shop that also carries the 513 told me that the price the first shop was asking was lower than they had ever seen for a new 513 with that configuration. Apparently, some factory seconds appear to be floating around. The 513s in the second shop were all perfect, as were the other models they had, including a Modern Eagle.
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#23
Mhmm... I honestly wouldn't say that the quality and playability is worth the amoutn you pay for the guitar. Again though, it could've been just the ones that I've played. I didn't like them as much as I should've.
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#24
could someone give me an opinion of low end PRS guitars?

i was thinking about getting this

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/PRS-Guitars-SE-Custom-Electric-Guitar?sku=519370
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#25
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could someone give me an opinion of low end PRS guitars?

i was thinking about getting this

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/PRS-Guitars-SE-Custom-Electric-Guitar?sku=519370


Overpriced and not worth buying, in my opinion. All of the SEs (other than the Singlecuts) that I've played have felt lifeless.

You might wanna check out a Michael Kelly Valor.

Cheaper and has better specs. Far more resonant.

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#26
There's pros and cons. I have a 2004 black Singlecut /trem and just got rid of a green Santana SE. The Singlecut plays out of this world. The action can be set to where a piece of paper can barely fit between the strings and frets and NOT have any fret buzz. Try that with a Les Paul.
The SE models are fantastic, too. I was really impressed with Santana SE. Great buys for the intermediate player and a nice alternative to Epiphone and MIM fenders.
The only cons I can list is that when I palm mute, I'm so used to playing a Les Paul that I play sloppy because the bridge is in a different position than the Gibson. The other is that I'm freakin afraid to get it dirty!!

On the other hand I do LOVE GIBSONS and would take a nice vintage Les Paul over the PRS anyday. My other guitar at the moment is a 2003 Les Paul Standard and I love it, too. Maybe more.

#27
I am an absolute PRS devotee

Ever since I got my first Singlecut, I have slowly been selling off all my other guitars and replacing them with PRSi. They are unreal guitars for me....the PERFECT guitar for me....play like they're part of me, and sound simply unreal.

Not to mention girls start taking their clothes off at the site of them

Overall, though expensive, they are worth every penny to me....no guitars plays like a USA PRS. I bought a Singlecut, still have it, got a McCarty, and now I have another one on the way
#29
My roommate has a Custom 22. It is a sweet guitar. But for the money, i'd rather have something else. But the guitar plays AMAZING!!!
#31
They should have a "PRS Owners Unite!" thread....... I don't own one but I'd like to see everyone else's
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#32
Well in sense PRS are gibson , because a guy who worked i gibson opend the company
#33
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Well in sense PRS are gibson , because a guy who worked i gibson opend the company

That's a pretty dumb statement.
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#34
Quote by imnotastoner
could someone give me an opinion of low end PRS guitars?

i was thinking about getting this

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/PRS-Guitars-SE-Custom-Electric-Guitar?sku=519370



I have that exact guitar and LOVE it. It will definately hold me over until I can save up for one of the American made PRS's.

Here's a good video/review demonstrating the SE Custom and SE Singlecut (FYI, both of these are Gold Award winners for overall value at Guitar World):

SE Custom & SE Singlecut video
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#35
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They are comically overpriced. But they play very well.

Except the SE models, which are very impressive for the price.

PRS SE guitars (the only ones I can afford to look at) are very flexable and well made. The ones I played, at least.