HELP! PRS v Anderson! Tossed on horns on an NGD!!

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  1. Gassage

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    OK, I have a wonderous flame topped Anderson Drop. The top is PRS Private stock level

    I have been offered a PRS 10 Top with a wonderful top, but a lovely solid rosewood neck....

    Do I or don't I?

    One is a vers LP, one is a vers strat.
     
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  2. Gassage

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    PSv Anderson Help!!!

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  3. Paul G.

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    I'd take an Anderson over a PRS any day of the week.

    Of course that's me but you asked. Others will weigh in.

    P.
     
  4. Gassage

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    It's a wonderous PRS though- rosewood neck appeals too
     
  5. Paul G.

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    "Wonderous". OK.

    Most PRS guitars don't actually sound all that good. Unless you play with a lot of distortion all the time, they're quite bland.

    The thick, lustrous finish is made for the Gold Chain and Lexus crowd, they look gaudy and a little sad, like an old lady with too much makeup.

    Necks, frets and bridge are great.

    Again, I'd take an Anderson over a PRS any day.

    P.
     
  6. Gassage

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    That's a fab Anderson too- amazing weight- 6lbs! 1997 so very early

    And I love the Switcheroo....brilliant
     
  7. BopT

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    Anderson for sure. You can always find a PRS later.
     
  8. Gassage

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    The Anderson is mine already....
     
  9. tiskit86

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    IMO, Anderson and it's not even close. Maybe you're just used to and a little bored w/ the Anderson, and are looking about for those old feelings of excitement and lust again? I predict that rather quickly you will find that the PRS doesn't come near the quality nor the versatility of the Anderson.
     
  10. YoGeorge

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    Fancy/flamey/inlaid PRS guitars are for people who have too much money. This is a tele page and I have no taste for flamey bling guitars...gimme a good old tele.

    Of those two I would play the Anderson but I'd take a simple tele above either of them.

    George
     
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    How much was the Anderson? Those 10-Tops go for for $3500+ new.

    Actually, this is the "Other Guitars" forum, but don't let that stop you from slamming PRS. I'll take my "blingy/flamey" $300 PRS SE anyday of the week.

    How many PRSs have you played. IMO, I consider them some of the highest quality instruments available. BTW, that rosewood neck on the PRS is beautiful.
     
  12. Gassage

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    I paid £1200 GBP- so a steal......

    I do like the PRS though- might just keep TAG and get PRS!
     
  13. BobbyB

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    I choose the Anderson! There are millions of fancy PRS out there.
     
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    I'd always take an Anderson over a PRS any day. I know PRS guitars are beautifully made from top materials and components, but they do nothing for me — I find them soulless, no matter how much 'triple A' grade wavy maple they stick on 'em.

    To some extent Anderson also does this from time to time — but overall I'd find it a much more enjoyable guitar to own and play than a PRS.
     
  15. Gassage

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    It's interesting- all the mylespaul crowd say the PRS- all the TDPRI chaps say the TAG!!

    LOL
     
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    Unless you have to have a USA PRS model, why not consider a used PRS SE. You can scratch the itch and have both. Used SE models go for around $300 here in the US. My singlecut SE has the fat neck and it is a nice change of pace from my Tele.
     
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    Try to picture how you will feel a week after you got rid of the Anderson. If you are OK with that, then the PRS seems like the answer.
     
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    I'd imagine that the TAG is a bit too Strat-influenced for the MLP crowd's tastes.
     
  19. brookdalebill

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    Sounds like you don't really want either, IMO.
    Maybe you could sell the Anderson and hunt for, or build your "perfect beast" guitar.
    Neither PRS nor Anderson guitars do it for me, and I have owned 1 Anderson and 5 PRS
    guitars.
    The good news is that there are so many well made and versatile guitars for our choosing!
     
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    I'm one of those who thinks a 1/2" difference in scale lengths is a big deal.

    Me, I like 25 1/2"


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