View Full Version : What's your Deal breaker?

12-12-2012, 01:55 PM
I found a great deal on a local SE Soapbar II that would fill the gap I presently have for a "single-coil-ish" guitar, but it's blue.
I could always refinish it, as I do enjoy a fun project, but I decided to step away because I knew that whatever I did it would always be a blue guitar in my mind.

What is your irrational "deal breaker"?, do you have one?

12-12-2012, 02:05 PM
Birds :vroam:

12-12-2012, 02:13 PM
Soapbar pickups.

Santana headstocks.

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12-12-2012, 02:17 PM
Wide/Thin necks.

12-12-2012, 02:21 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;34296']Wide/Thin necks.

This ^^^^^

12-12-2012, 02:25 PM
Birds - it either has to have birds or an inlay free board. I don't enjoy dots :(

Hopeful Sinner
12-12-2012, 02:41 PM
3 Mike, forgive me but 7 strings.. It just never feels right to me ...

12-12-2012, 02:47 PM
Can't think of anything irrational when it comes to PRS's... I love the birds but I wouldn't turn my nose up at moons or plain dots.

I wouldn't buy a Strat with a rosewood board though. Has to be maple.

12-12-2012, 03:37 PM
3 Mike, forgive me but 7 strings.. It just never feels right to me ...

Hey, no offense taken! The reason I am the 7 string guy is not because its what I play exclusively, but becuase I was so bummed that people I knew were spending thousands for seven string guitars when they would have preferred a PRS. So basically I wanted my friends to be happy and the company I love to get customers in a market where their presence was needed!

The SE-7 is a great step in that direction, but we need a Maryland made one down the road that is less work than cutting a 12 string in half ;)

12-12-2012, 03:46 PM
If anything feels a bit off, I walk away.
I don't want the other buy something I'm going to feel compelled to change.

12-12-2012, 04:43 PM
Tiny frets are a no-no

12-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Anything that isn't a PRS.

12-12-2012, 05:18 PM
Colours that aren't "me". I picked up a 2nd hand 513 at a good price, they're rare down here and I just had to have it. I didn't dig the colour, but loved everything else about it. After a while I just couldn't deal with the colour anymore and sold it to fund a 513 in a colour that I did get along with. In hindsight, I should have never have got the guitar but I was drunk on GAS. Not even sure what colour this is, they said Blue Matteo but it looks more green than blue to me!


Jet Whitey
12-12-2012, 05:20 PM
Girlyman Pretty Tops!!!:vroam:

12-12-2012, 05:27 PM
Wide Thins for me too....

12-12-2012, 05:44 PM
I'm hooked on PRSes and don't really know of any sure deal breaker. I recently found a hell of a deal on a Custom 24 SE without birds (which i prefer) and not a color I really cared for. I have no regret at all on picking this up.

12-12-2012, 05:51 PM
Of course after my last post I started thinking about what if I was buying one new. For me I think it would have to have birds and a color I loved.

12-12-2012, 06:15 PM
Opaque backs are my thing.... Love the wood grain.

12-12-2012, 07:42 PM
24 frets...those first two frets just feel like they are so far away.

12-12-2012, 08:23 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;34296']Wide/Thin necks.

This ^^^^^

^^^ That...

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12-12-2012, 08:28 PM

12-12-2012, 08:30 PM
Anything less than 10 or more than a 12 inch radius.

12-13-2012, 04:39 AM

12-13-2012, 07:55 AM

I will not, under any circumstances, trade anything of value for a "Daisey Rock", period. There, I said it.

Actually the answer is many things.

cost is a biggie - there are guitars I would love to have and will probably never get to hold, much less afford.

feel - it does have to feel right in my hands.

color/finish - PRS has spoiled me - if there are defects in the materials or finish from the manufacturer, I'm likely to pass.

style - I'm just not a pointy guitar guy - that includes even iconic shapes like the flying V - cool four you - but I'd feel like a poser playing one. The 3Mike7 I have on order is going to be a stretch (mentally and physically) for me

12-13-2012, 09:50 AM
Quilt Tops

I've tried, just doesn't do it for me....

12-13-2012, 10:23 AM
My rough list of deal breakers for PRS fiddles -
Wide Thin
Middle Pick Up
Blade Switch

12-13-2012, 10:53 AM
Birds - it either has to have birds or an inlay free board. I don't enjoy dots :(

I agree with this statement. A PRS with dots looks funny to me. Inlay free or "stealth" birds would be cool, though...

12-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Painted backs - opaque or trans - when there is a separate top wood. Don't paint the back of a Modern Eagle blue just because the top is stained blue.

12-13-2012, 01:52 PM
My rough list of deal breakers for PRS fiddles -
Middle Pick Up
Blade Switch
Maybe you should try my spalt with narrow fields.

12-13-2012, 03:06 PM
As far as guitars go, I'm not a big fan of black finishes. Smudges and fingerprints drive me crazy, so I've never owned an all black instrument. Otherwise, poor or rude service turns me off immediately. I don't care if it's the deal of the century; if the sales staff doesn't cut it then my money stays with me. I don't expect them to bow and kiss my feet, but I want to be treated with respect and courtesy and zero BS.

Lloyd/Goldtop/Queen of Clubs

12-13-2012, 07:17 PM
It varies from guitar to guitar! :dontknow:

12-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Blade Switch.