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#1
Most of my friends who play guitar always state that their dream guitar is a PRS guitar. Ive never understood the appeal of a PRS guitar since ive played on one before and it never really blew me away.
So what do you think of PRS's? Do You Like them or like me don't see what all the fuss is about.
oh and whats your dream guitar? and if you have it state what it is.
#2
Meh, personal preferences and whatnot. If you're a metalhead, you probably won't like them (not saying you are). However, I think they are a great middleground between a strat and Les Paul, and I can definitely see the appeal of them.
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#3
You don't see anything special about them because you've only played one PRS guitar, duh. They're very well made.

My dream guitar is a vintage SG, I guess, but my Carvin DC727 is everything I could ever want in a guitar.
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#4
Quote by Iron_Dude
Meh, personal preferences and whatnot. If you're a metalhead, you probably won't like them (not saying you are). However, I think they are a great middleground between a strat and Les Paul, and I can definitely see the appeal of them.


Opeth and Between The Buried And me get on pretty well with PRS.
#5
I agree...i never saw the big deal with PRS guitars...ive played them too and its nothing really special (btw im nowhere near a metalhead haha)

as dream guitars go, id want a parker fly deluxe in white with blue fade....most versatile and beautiful guitars ever (if u dont like the style i understand....most dont lol)
#8
prs is imho opinion the next gibson,but better..they're just so nice..and fro a dream guitar,prob a esp ltd desingener guitar
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#9
Quote by milfeh
Opeth and Between The Buried And me get on pretty well with PRS.

I stand corrected.
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#10
I think PRS has the Les Paul syndrome. Everyone knows that they are great guitars, so they will arbitrarily pay lots of money for them. They're all repuation. Not saying they're bad guitars, but a company with a reputation for having good guitars can charge more for the sake of the reputation alone.
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#11
I own an Ibanez Jem 7vwh (vai signature) and that is all i could ever want from a Floyd style trem guitar.

Howver i have long been attracted and in the mindset that i am definitly buying a prs when i can afford to get a new stoptail guitar.

I just honestly do not think theres any nicer stoptail guitars out there than the prs guitars, pure quality.

#12
-Solid build
-Great feel (For many of the models, but not all suit me of course)
-Top choice of materials for standard off the shelf instruments (not custom)
-Most of them are versatile (The custom 22/24 is just a blur of different tones)
-Aesthetics are superior to most guitars
-With great attributes, they are still simple
-A big-time-Small-Shop attitude
#13
ive never played one.
but i also have never liked the of them either.
the headstock is alright, but i prefer the look of the schecters.
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#14
as far as looks go they are some of the nicest guitars ive ever seen.

But ive played the tremonti model and cheap SEs and they were pretty shitty IMO


ive never played the expensive ones though so i cant say about them, Im sure they are an orgasm to play

I love the see-thru blue mapletop PRS, forgot the model name lol, and the paul allender sig is cool too.
#15
Well they look beautiful, and the attention to detail and quality is apparently really high as well but honestly I think they are just too much of a name brand. I originally wanted one because Brad Delson uses one but now, its a case of "do not want".
#16
They're just so solid. PRS sell guitars that are so much better in everything than most companies.

It's what Gibson should be.
#18
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Opeth and Between The Buried And me get on pretty well with PRS.


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personally..prs are the best playing, looking and sounding guitars out there in my opinion.
but, theyre very expensive and dont have the greatest of all features.
IF i had the money..i'd play them solely (bar my ibanez 7 strings)...but i dont.
so ibanez is the best next thing in my opinion.

some people like fenders, some prs, some dont even care.
its all what you love best - and everyone i know who ha played a well setup prs has loved the hell out of it
#19
PRS makes excellent guitars. If we ignore pricing, the PRS 513 is one of the best guitars ever crafted, IMO. Singlecuts, Custom 22s and Custom 24s, Hollowbodies, all play and sound very nice. They're also - aside from custom builders - pretty much the only maker that can make a purple quilted maple top look good. They're solidly constructed and made from upper-tier materials.

However, if I had the option now, I would not have bought my PRS. I would have gone for something else. My dream guitar would be a customized Gibbo V, I detailed it pretty well in one of the dream guitar threads.

Also, obligatory budget line trashing.*

(*The SE series is by no means bad, but questionably priced.)
#21
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#22
I'm a huge metalhead, but I love PRS guitars alot.I don't see why can't metal players play PRS guitars.
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#23
UG seems consist mostly of metalheads. metalheads tend to like esp, jackson, schecter and ibanez. prs guitars do great metal but they are very different to the guitars that most metalheads use. this is probably why there are so many people on UG saying that prs guitars are overrated. they are looking for an ibanez or a jackson in something that clearly isnt. (not a bad thing but its just personal preferences)

more on topic: i am getting a prs guitar and i love it because it is close to perfect for me in every way. The wide thin neck is perfect to my hands. The dragon II pickups cover all the music i play. The general sound is rich and sustains very well. i also LOVE the way they look.
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#24


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Personally I think their beautiful instruments with great tone and versatility, except for the pricetag I don't see how you can lose with a PRS myself.
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#25
i'm not at all a fan of the way PRS guitars sound, feel, play, or the shapes they come in.



but damn are they pretty.
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#26
I personally don't care for their shape but they are good looking and sound nice. And i'm sure they feel great.
#29
I had an SE for a couple of days. If it hadn't been for the horrid pickups I'd still own it and be playing it.

Very playable guitars.
#30
Having played all the cheapo PRSs, as well as owning one , i can say that the SE range can't be beaten in the price bracket. It blows all of the others out of the water in terms of sound, quality and feel. It helps if you get on with the big wide-fat necks, but if you like the looks too then you're pretty much onto a winner here. Obviously this is opinion, but i havent found anything better in the price range (other than a better PRS for a little more :P).
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#31
The ones that are currently being made are nice guitars. If they're worth the money - I don't think so. If you can live without a flametop and bird inlays, you can get a superior guitar for the money a PRS costs. I've heard that their private stock guitars are absolutely excellent, but I've never played one so far. And anyway, I'm not paying 10000€ for a guitar.

The old ones (pre-'95), which were made before PRS opened a factory are supposed to be top notch guitars. They were hand made in a custom shop, so maybe that's true - I have yet to find such a guitar to try it out (they're rare around here). Anyways, I'm keeping an eye on ebay for old PRS guitars.
These old guitars from the '80s and early '90s are what the reputation of PRS comes from I believe.

Quote by James Gadd
Having played all the cheapo PRSs, as well as owning one , i can say that the SE range can't be beaten in the price bracket. It blows all of the others out of the water in terms of sound, quality and feel. It helps if you get on with the big wide-fat necks, but if you like the looks too then you're pretty much onto a winner here. Obviously this is opinion, but i havent found anything better in the price range (other than a better PRS for a little more :P).
My two cents =]

Eh, I don't know. Yes, they indeed are nice. But around here, their highest end models cost 750€-800€, while the chapest Framus guitars are only 850€ (780€ if you manage to get one straight from the factory, if I remember correctly) and those are FAR better. They come without binding, fancy inlays and flametops though - but they sound and play a lot better.
Other example: The Ibanez prestige line begins at slightly less than 800€ and those guitars are better than PRS SEs as well.
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#32
I don't like their necks much. I think they are far too overpriced, and should be more like £1000 before I even consider it.
#33
They are overpriced. But I do like some of there models alot. But that said my dream guitar is the Jackson SL2H Mahq soloist beautiful
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#34
IMO their lowest price model are overpriced (as is the rest, but that's just my opinion :P) but they are indeed godly to play (the customs just about annihilate 95% of the other guitars out there) but my metalhead dream guitar would be either a custom caparison or this one:

my wallet thanks god though, that you can't get caparisons here XD
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#35
In my post, I was referring to the real bottom end PRS, which usually go for <£500, mine was £279, and the others in the price range seem to be a real catch if you can find one. At a higher price range i'm not so sure, as i've never had a reason good enough to pick one up in store. =]
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#36
lowest I can get over here is €800, and although it does indeed play good, but the RG2550 (prestige) is the same price over here, and that one imo is a tad better :P
#37
Quote by Slicer666
lowest I can get over here is €800, and although it does indeed play good, but the RG2550 (prestige) is the same price over here, and that one imo is a tad better :P

Are you looking at the SE series?
#38
the PRS SE series isn't that great, they are nice, versatile guitars for the price though. Its the high end models everyone is talking about - they are just brilliant instruments, unarguably.
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#39
Quote by James Gadd
Having played all the cheapo PRSs, as well as owning one , i can say that the SE range can't be beaten in the price bracket. It blows all of the others out of the water in terms of sound, quality and feel. It helps if you get on with the big wide-fat necks, but if you like the looks too then you're pretty much onto a winner here. Obviously this is opinion, but i havent found anything better in the price range (other than a better PRS for a little more :P).
My two cents =]


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#40
I've played a lot of guitars in my time as a guitar player... I've played Gibson, Fender, ESP, Jackson and more, but none of them could stand up to the sheer versatility and playability of my PRS.

Though admittedly, they cost a bomb.
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