Talk me out of a PRS hollowbody, please

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by nosuch, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. teletail

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    I went on a tone quest about 25 years ago. Bought a top of the line PRS (used), A Mesa Boogie, a couple of boutique pedals. 6 month later I sold it all and went back to my Strat and DRRI and store-bought pedals. They are magnificent guitars, but do absolutely nothing for me.
     
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    Love mine. It's the lightest of my 12 electrics, 6lb 9oz. Double 10 top, thick body model:
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    Pass, but buy something to keep the economy going.
     
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    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Funny you should say that. Since PRS kept on all their workers in MD through this ordeal (because Paul found out how little they'd get in unemployment), I'd say keep the economy going AND reward a company that made such a classy move.
     
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    If you have been thinking about it for 25 years and still want one, what are you waiting for? You gonna think it over for another 25 years?
     
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    I owned 4 PRS guitars up to about 18 years ago, and when it was all said and done, I came to the same conclusion. I sold them all off and never gave one a serious look to buy again. They are beautifully built guitars that aren't for me.
     
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    If he really wanted one he would have thought of a way to buy one in 25 years. We find a way to get the things we really want.
     
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    Eww...PRS.




    (Hope that helps.)
     
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    My question is this: is that guitar big enough to give you a hollow body sound or is just a guitar with a hole in it like a Telecaster Thinline? Does it sound like a solid body? Since PRS does not seem to make a big hollow body like Gibson I was curious.

    I can't argue the quality of them, but they do not interest me.
     
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    Only 3 words needed: Telecaster Thinline Deluxe...

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    I had a PRS Zach Myers a while back, which is a semi-hollow in their SE line. The neck was great and it played very nice. Eventually I sold it just because I preferred my Fenders. Also it had this odd thing where it always kinda sounded out of tune, even when the tuner said it was dead on. I would blame myself for poor technique, but I never had that problem with any other guitar, and it was set up perfectly well.
     
  12. Peegoo

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    There's no universal guitar; you find one you like and go with it.

    That's the real beauty of this stuff: we have so many really great choices today. Thirty years ago an inexpensive far-east import guitar was often unplayable and sounded like a car horn, but boy has that changed in a big way.

    We are in the golden age of guitars right now.

    I happen to like 'em all, so the woild is my erster!
     
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    If the guitar sounds good...and I wanted one for 25 years...I'd buy one with NO hesitation.
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Looks like you’ve been around here since 2008 and you asking us to talk you out of buying a guitar?

    Interesting concept.

    I’m working on a ten page form that will be required to make such requests in the future, to be submitted to the Pedalboard Judges in the Stomp Box sub-forum.

    Good luck with that.

    Talk you out of it?

    I hear there’s a new version of Dickens’ Christmas Carol that prominently features the Ghost of Future Guitars, so if a ghost comes calling tonight, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
     
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    OK... Don't buy it !!!
     
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    Make sure you play one first. Every PRS I have played was beautifully made but ultimately uninspiring to me.
     
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    If you like it buy it. Never thought I was a hollow / semi hollow body guy, until one day in a studio there was one laying out plugged into Fender Twin. Now I have a 3. I don't know about the PRS, but Gibson and Epiphone do it for me.
     
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    If I had any reason to buy another guitar, having no gigs, I might be interested in a single cut hollow if it exists. Just never been enamored with PRS for some reason. But for an easy playing jazzy guitar, one might be tempting. Single cut with P90's would "slop my dripper". :lol:
     
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    wrong place to ask for that :)
     
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    Watch yourself with those PRS guitars. Not sure what he does but there is some hidden mojo in them that stops you from liking other guitars.

    I’ve lost count of how many guitars I have wanted to like and tried out in the shops but they just didn’t cut the mustard after playing PRS for a few years.
    Pull that trigger and never look back!
     
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