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The PRS snob.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BobbyZ, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

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    First off PRS makes fine guitars I'm not slaming PRS or most of the guys that use them.
    What I am slamming is the PRS snobs. The guys that go to GC and buy the most expensive stuff on the wall. You know the ones the first thing they say when talking guitars is rather smugly "I have a PRS."
    When they ask what I play I just say old guitars through old amps.
    They never get that. :lol:


    Maybe I'm a vintage snob.
     
  2. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

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    Snobs are not really limited to one brand, of guitar or anything else. Anything sufficiently pricey or otherwise elitist (in whatever capacity) will do. Expensive guitars like PRS will draw quite a few, no doubt, but they are far from the only ones.

    But I hear ya . . . . those kind of snobs are annoying. I just ignore them.
     
  3. TheGoodTexan

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    At least some one who insists on PRS guitars is getting a very fine instrument.

    Some people are hung up on brands that are not even near an "elite" status within their industry, but they have succumbed to marketing hype.
     
  4. kelnet

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    Yeah, I hate guys who can afford expensive things.:D

    I've never actually met a PRS snob, but from the sounds of this post, they must be fairly common.
     
  5. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

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    Yeah and it ain't just guitars. When I worked on cars there was the BMW snobs.
    The smug "Have you ever worked an a BMW?"
    I'd just say "I do British cars all the time." :lol:
     
  6. musicalmartin

    musicalmartin Poster Extraordinaire

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    Last time a guy told me proudly he had a PRS I told to never mind and that it he saved hard and learned how to play a guitar properly he might get a Fender one day:lol:
     
  7. TheGoodTexan

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    Tagging on to my earlier statement...

    I think a more interesting thread would be to list brands that fit into my above category.

    The brand that I was thinking of when I said that was Bose.
     
  8. hannigan

    hannigan Friend of Leo's

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    More about snobs than PRS .
     
  9. Space Pickle

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    i am a squier snob

    i play only the finest imports from third-world countries
     
  10. kelnet

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    Yep.

     
  11. Brad Pittiful

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    i think if they drive BMWs
     
  12. Walker

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    Never met a PRS snob, but I've met a bunch of PRS haters. Never understood it, myself.
     
  13. Tdub

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    I think they have support groups if your PRS gets a scratch.

    You almost never see a beat to hell PRS.

    I'm not a PRS hater, but they do absolutely nothing for me.

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  14. Schmikey

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    I have a PRS SE. It's made of Korina, and is a very nice guitar. It sounds great and plays great. It only cost me $275. It is not at all a "10 top" or anything fancy. It has a few scuffs, scrapes and battle scars. Not much, but some. That does not bother me.

    I have a very affluent friend, who will not own any guitar under $2,000. He has a very nice USA PRS. He gives me grief because of the light "road worn" condition of mine. I feel like buying a very nice PRS and giving it a very heavy relic treatment, just to see the look on his face.
     
  15. muchxs

    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    When I run outta Fenders I'll become a Parker snob.

    Until then I keep grabbin' my almost fretless Korean Squier. Six strings seems luxurious so it usually has five. No "G" on it at the moment.

    When I've played myself into a rut I leave the "G" off. :lol:
     
  16. Sherpa

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    A case of PRS envy, perhaps?
     
  17. zooropamofo

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    I have a PRS SE Doublecut. It's got 2 P90s and it's ok for rippin up from time to time. Fast neck, great workmanship, but I'd never choose it over my Tele. I am a Tele snob!
     

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    I'm not a snob of any brand or label. I'd love to have a nice PRS though. Even their mid-price lines have great wood and wonderful finishes. The ones I've noodled with have sounded great. It's like the same level of Godin guitars. What they pride themselves on is finish and sound, and it's the way they do the finish that is so attractive. But I won't buy one just to have one. I'm more of a "You paid $1200 for that? I got mine lightly used for $399." snob.

    But that's just me...
     
  19. Frodebro

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    You should see mine. ;)
     
  20. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I think they do appeal to people who value artistic craftsmanship and are willing to pay more for detail that doesn't really add any efficiency to an instrument. But there's nothing wrong with that. I like their cheapest least adorned American guitar the Mira the best. I was just playing a friends yesterday.

    PRS is a good company and real success story. I had work done on one of my guitars at his garret above the Rams Head Tavern back in 1984 just before he opened his first factory here in Annapolis. Since moved to Kent Island and recently expanded. Paul is a real good guy. I don't know him well but I have met him a few times. My old neighbor has worked for him since he was kid. He's done very well there.

    The Experience PRS event every September is free to everyone who registers in time and is quite a nice time. The factory is open for tours and demos you can buy from a dealer right there on the floor...or direct in some cases.

    All that being said, I have overhead guys talking about PRS guitars and the conversation has been more about the finish than what I consider important about a guitar.
     
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