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Paul Reed Smith..... Acoustic??????

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by wierdOne, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. wierdOne

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    surfing the net... stumbled across this...... yikes... I bet that cost a pretty penny...




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    Since it's Braz RW b/s the starting price has to be at least $5-6K, maybe even 5 digits!!:eek:
     
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    Much better looking than his first generation of acoustics, from the 90's. That was a stillborn project, along with the PRS amps.
     
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    Looks can be deceiving as well. It might sound awful...compared to a good acoustic that is.
     
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    C'mon now.. every serious flatpicker wants a bell hanging on their headstock. :eek:
     
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    What's with that ? :confused:
     
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    I once played a PRS acoustic, many years ago. After that experience, I ain't in a hurry to try it again.

    Don't get me wrong, it played GREAT. But it sounded like an acoustic guitar built by somebody who only builds electrics. Two different worlds, best left seperated in my experience. Anybody remember the Martin electric solid bodies? Yikes.
     
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    At first, I thought it might be a mojo ball...
     
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    at first that's what I thought.. but the dude that plays this guitar is freakin phenominal..

    his name is Eric Mongrain... he plays guitar either on his lap, or conventional style....

    I'll bet you can't make your Martin do this:




    or this:


     
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    Post above is just wonderful. I'd love to be able to do that. Really ,really enjoyed that thanks!


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    He can't make good electrics, why try acoustics ? :lol:

    Guitars probably $6000 + $10,000 for all those options he offers (Birds, 10
    Top, Artists Package, Brazilian (Stump wood) etc etc :rolleyes:
     
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    Now that the specs have been announced, BRW is not one of them. The retail pricing starts at around $5300 and with options, can top $6K.

    Having played one and heard Tony McManus play one @ NAMM, they are on par with some of the better acoustics costing 2-3-4Xs as much...


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    Oh yeah, PRS electric guitars are on par with Samick, Rondo, cheap Peaveys and the latest beginner guitar from Johnson. :rolleyes:
     
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    I am not in a mood or mode to argue about the electrics(or acoustics), so I will offer the suggestion that the company might be good at business if not at guitars.

    I'm not so sure about that, but they must be on par with Vineyards because there's a Vineyard model with birds just like my PRS.

    Says "as good if not better than most USA models" & "serious guitars for serious players", plus everything on the Internet is true - right?

    http://www.singnplay.com/vineyard.php
    http://www.praiselandmusic.com/pages/pafmwr.htm
     
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    Mongrain is good...

    but...




    I have seen someone do this stuff before and I"ve seen them do it on a martin and while standing and dancing around...

    the original always has a little extra flavor.
     
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    Christ even the acoustics are tacky but... I kind of like it. The inlays remind me of what they were doing with instruments around the turn of the 20th century.
     
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    Ricky Scaggs was involved with the development of the current PRS Acoustics. I'd like to play one before I dismissed it.
     
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    that may be, but somehow i still doubt prs can pull a better acoustic out of his you-know-what than dana bourgois...
     
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    I saw Erik Mongrain play in a small Jazz club down the road from here - it was a great gig.:)
     
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