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]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-26-2013, 11:57 PM
I was reading a different thread where a new member asked us to describe why we thought PRS was better than any other guitar we own. Then it hit me (and this really did come as a bit of a surprise) I don't own any "other guitars" anymore. That is to say, all of my electrics are now PRS. Sure, I'd love to have that pair of R9's I sold back but the truth is - if I had the money and they were available, I'd buy an SC245, SC-58, or an NOS SCT Modern Eagle. I'm a bona fide PRS dork.

There's still a Westerly Guild D55 next to the piano. I love that guitar. It's been with me a while. I don't plan to sell it. I also have a Ken Smith Fretless bass. I love that bass. I don't plan to sell it either. But my electric guitars? Yup. All PRS.

I guess you could say I'm "all in".

alantig
01-27-2013, 12:20 AM
Until you said this, I hadn't thought about it, but since I bought my first PRS, I've only bought two electrics that weren't made in Stevensville. Moreover, my GAS for non-PRS instruments has dwindled - right now, about the only ones I can think of would be a Jackson Rhoads or an Explorer (or Hamer Standard). I had some Ibanez lust for a while, but it seems to have waned.

That said, I do have a few non-PRS electrics, but they're probably not going anywhere - with the exception of two, they have some meaning to me.

Kind of makes me feel like a one-trick pony, now that I think about it. But that's okay - I thought I was a no-trick pony!

Hopeful Sinner
01-27-2013, 12:20 AM
I "CALL"

I sold the last of my non PRS guitars in December. So I began 2013 as a full fledged, Kool-Aid drinking, card carrying member. :biggrin:

sergiodeblanc
01-27-2013, 12:42 AM
Two down one to go! I have gotten rid of my 76 Deluxe GT LP and my Telecaster, and as soon as the paint dries I will finally be able to post in the "Show your top three PRS" thread. Now if Y'all would start workin' on the Paco De Lucia nylon string....

LSchefman
01-27-2013, 01:54 AM
I'm all PRS, including amp.

I've had the guitars and amps most guys in my business say they need to have in the studio to cover the bases, but I replaced them very ably with PRS.

I certainly understand why people feel the way they do, but there's kind of a herd mentality involved in studio work sometimes, and having certain gear around can be more of a feel-good thing than a genuine need.

When I do sessions, I make no apologies for my gear. Just for my clams. ;)

WEDGE
01-27-2013, 06:37 AM
Hans I am 98% all in including amps but only due to a straggler or two that I can't let myself let go for sentimental reasons or PRS does not carry that niche entry. Not because I am brainwashed but because every time I have some extra dinero I do not find another guitar that is more worthy of it.

Now having said that I WILL have one of the new VH stripes guitars to satisfy my long time lingering VH jones...... But then if PRS would make one........ :)

veinbuster
01-27-2013, 06:43 AM
I kept the tele and the Les Paul I bought in the 80s, but since then I've bought only one electric that wasn't a PRS - I thought a Les Paul whose previous owner was Les Paul was kind of poetic.

docbennett
01-27-2013, 07:05 AM
I have a few PRS...but I also just recently picked up a vintage Strat (1959) and Gibson SG/LP (1961). Other than those, my HML #20 and my Knaggs Severn.....I'm all PRS these days.

Boogie
01-27-2013, 07:18 AM
...a straggler or two that I can't let myself let go for sentimental reasons...

Yep, me too. When building up another GAS attack, I almost exclusively compare any other guitar I see to a comparable model from PRS, and transfer my GAS. And in my head, it's logical and reasonable. This is probably due to having an extremely tight gear budget right now, but even if that opened up, I'd still do the same.

The amp thing is the one part that surprised me the most. I've been such an amp snob most of my life and the first week with a PRS amp was a revelation. My desire to buy something from my namesake brand has completely dissipated. But don't get me wrong, I'll never sell my Boogie gear.

JMintzer
01-27-2013, 07:36 AM
Some guitars have emotional attachments. My Martin D-35 has been with me since I was 18. My Cunettto Nocaster for longer than just about any of my current electrics.

Some, are guitars of my youth, that I never could afford. Some are simply "classics", that I've always wanted.

While I'm absolutely crazy about my PRSi, and the folks who make them, I don't think I'll ever be "all in"...


Jamie

docbennett
01-27-2013, 07:51 AM
Some guitars have emotional attachments. My Martin D-35 has been with me since I was 18. My Cunettto Nocaster for longer than just about any of my current electrics.

Some, are guitars of my youth, that I never could afford. Some are simply "classics", that I've always wanted.

While I'm absolutely crazy about my PRSi, and the folks who make them, I don't think I'll ever be "all in"...


Jamie

This! And said A LOT Better than I did.

Shawn@PRS
01-27-2013, 08:18 AM
Two down one to go! I have gotten rid of my 76 Deluxe GT LP and my Telecaster, and as soon as the paint dries I will finally be able to post in the "Show your top three PRS" thread. Now if Y'all would start workin' on the Paco De Lucia nylon string....

BTW- where is the CE deBlanc?

Hopeful Sinner
01-27-2013, 08:43 AM
Now having said that I WILL have one of the new VH stripes guitars to satisfy my long time lingering VH jones...... But then if PRS would make one........ :)

Oh my, can you just imagine a PRS signature model for King Edward! Maybe some kind of a translucent stripe finish, no neck pup, a satin or unfinished flame maple neck... A ceramic mag pickup somewhere between an HFS and a Dragon I...
Sounds yummy to me!!!

vchizzle
01-27-2013, 10:13 AM
On electrics, I'm all in. Not sure I can get there on acoustic. It's hard for me to justify the cost of a Tonare for how little I actually play acoustic.

docbennett
01-27-2013, 10:37 AM
Oh my, can you just imagine a PRS signature model for King Edward! Maybe some kind of a translucent stripe finish, no neck pup, a satin or unfinished flame maple neck... A ceramic mag pickup somewhere between an HFS and a Dragon I...
Sounds yummy to me!!!

Yeah...but if it meant anyone from the factory had to deal personally with Eddie....:eek:

sergiodeblanc
01-27-2013, 11:33 AM
BTW- where is the CE deBlanc?

Oops! I better update my thread!

MA Pete
01-27-2013, 11:59 AM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;44621']I was reading a different thread where a new member asked us to describe why we thought PRS was better than any other guitar we own. Then it hit me (and this really did come as a bit of a surprise) I don't own any "other guitars" anymore. That is to say, all of my electrics are now PRS. Sure, I'd love to have that pair of R9's I sold back but the truth is - if I had the money and they were available, I'd buy an SC245, SC-58, or an NOS SCT Modern Eagle. I'm a bona fide PRS dork.

There's still a Westerly Guild D55 next to the piano. I love that guitar. It's been with me a while. I don't plan to sell it. I also have a Ken Smith Fretless bass. I love that bass. I don't plan to sell it either. But my electric guitars? Yup. All PRS.

I guess you could say I'm "all in".

+1, all-in! I am 100% PRS for electrics and have been for some time, and will be for the foreseeable future!

I took it to the next level in 2012 with some GREAT Private Stocks, have one inbound this week and another one in the oven.

My Private Stocks are AMAZING instruments, I play them every day!! I am truly blessed to be able to have such incredible guitars.

I have owned several R9's - when I get R9/SC gas, I just order an SC 245 Ted Private Stock! ;) (That is actually my inbound guitar this week, SC 245 Ted with 408's...)

Danerada
01-27-2013, 12:01 PM
I am all PRS also on the electric front...

Dirty Bob
01-27-2013, 12:21 PM
Ive been pretty close to all in since 1994...I dabble occasionally here and there with a good strat or Lester....but as of right now down to two brands....PRS and Thorn....these are the two builders that have captured the essence to me of what a guitar should be....that being said PRS has been what I am most comfortable playing for close to 20 years now.

watelessness
01-27-2013, 01:20 PM
Hmmm. Of my electric non-basses, i still have four which are not PRS. But everything i've acquired in the last four years came from Maryland...

VHTStark
01-27-2013, 03:54 PM
Still have an old 70's LP Custom, Jackson SLATQ soloist and an ESP 7 string. The first 2 I keep really for sentimental reasons and the 7 rarely gets played. All my playing is done on my 3 PRS's: McRosie, OG Singlecut and Private stock Singlecut!

alantig
01-27-2013, 04:59 PM
Yeah...but if it meant anyone from the factory had to deal personally with Eddie....:eek:

Ah, I wouldn't worry about that - the average EVH endorsement deal only lasts seven weeks and two days before he's on to the next one.

David Eaton
01-27-2013, 08:40 PM
My first electric is a Gibson SG Firebrand I bought in 9th grade (1980?). Bought my first PRS electric in '91, haven't bought another brand since.

John Beef
01-28-2013, 10:44 AM
I have 5 electrics and 4 are PRS. 2 USA, 2 SEs.

Prior to playing PRS guitars I played Jazzmasters, starting with a MIJ one in 1995 that was my only guitar for 7 years through college and some leaner times. In 2002 when I finally had a real job and some savings, I opted to build a parts Jazzmaster that was designed to correct all the things I disliked about that MIJ one - hardtail bridge, wider nut width, fatter neck, 22 frets instead of 21. Warmoth made all the parts for me originally, though I have since switched out the neck for one from USA Custom Guitars. That was my #1 for the next 4 1/2 years, and it turned out well enough that I went on a crazy spree of assembling parts guitars, modifying them, selling off parts, buying more, creating mongrel after mongrel and generally wasting money. That was until I went after a humbucker set neck guitar and bought my 1st PRS. The parts Jazzmaster I built in '02 is the only remaining non-PRS guitar and it sees almost no play time. I only keep it because it's worth so much more to me than it would be to anyone else - I played at least a hundred shows with it and recorded two full length albums.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee251/johnmfer/CurrentGuitars/IMG_3117.jpg

garrett
01-28-2013, 11:58 AM
I probably would be if I hadn't developed attachments to other guitars first. And if I hadn't been bewitched by the Telecaster...

themike
01-28-2013, 12:30 PM
Ive owned all top tier guitars from ESP's Custom Shop, Ernie Ball, Ibanez, Schecter, Jackson and so on and today - all of my guitars are PRS - both electric and acoustic.

swede71
01-28-2013, 01:49 PM
I would never be able to go "all in".I love so many different brands of guitar.On my wishlist i have Vox virage,Fender Eric Clapton custom shop,PRS Johnny Hiland,EVH Wolfgang USA,Gibson SG 61 reissue,Musicman Steve Morse,Vigier Expert standard,Gibson Hendrix V,Larrivee Bakersfield,Suhr Classic,Charvel So-Cal,Vgs Tommy Denander sig,Ibanez Paul Gilbert FRM100,Fender Yngwie Malmsteen,Fender Eric Johnson,PRS DGT,Fender Thurston Moore Jazzmaster,Dean Uli Jon Roth Skyguitar,Gibson Lonnie Mack V,PRS DC3,PRS NF3,Fender Billy Corgan,ESP vintage plus,PRS Tremonti,PRS 305

CantankerousCarl
01-28-2013, 02:28 PM
I loves me my old MIJ Ibanez too much, so I am a two- branded. As far as new stuff, only PRS. The more new non- US guitars I noodle around with, the more I realize how much the SEs trump everything else for the price.

markie
01-28-2013, 05:46 PM
A quick calculation puts me at about 75% PRS..............

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
01-28-2013, 05:48 PM
A quick calculation puts me at about 75% PRS..............
You've got potential. :D

jfb
01-28-2013, 07:05 PM
I consider myself all in though I have two guitars that aren't PRS. They were my first two guitars a Strat and a LP. They are case kept and stored in a closet. I haven't played them in years. I should move them along.

PRSHB2
01-28-2013, 10:15 PM
I may not be a card carrying member, but in about 3 years I went from never owning a PRS to every electric guitar being a PRS. OK, I do own an early 70's Univox for sentimental reasons - it's the same model as my very first guitar. Honestly it's hard to imagine owning anything other than a PRS anymore.

PRS TGS PS CU22 Bahama Mama #1/5 | PS HBII | ME1| JA-15 | SC-58 | SE SC

AP515
01-28-2013, 10:34 PM
I consider myself all in though I have two guitars that aren't PRS. They were my first two guitars a Strat and a LP. They are case kept and stored in a closet. I haven't played them in years. I should move them along.

Same here but my LP is a Heritage H150, and I do drag them out and play them once in a while, but my PRSi get the real playing time.

IRG
01-29-2013, 05:48 AM
I'm not "all in" just yet, especially as I just got my first SE 245 this past week, lol. But I might be soon! Very impressed with the 245. I had an older SE Custom and an earlier Tremonti singlecut that were "OK" but they sort of felt a bit toy like. Not the 245. Love how thick and beefy it is. Looks really nice too. I managed to score this new (2012 stock) in the Tortoise Shell color for $450, absolute killer guitar at this price. I might change the pickups, but they're pretty good on their own really.

So I'm actually contemplating selling my SG, and maybe my Epi LP (Tribute, which is really good, but somewhat redundant now with the 245) and getting a new SE Custom 24. I love the beveled look of these new models, and the split coil feature I love, like I have on the Epi Tribute. I still love my CS Tele, can't really sell that, and can't afford a USA PRS at this time, but some mods to either of these SE models makes them a cut above anything else out there. Not my pic, but my guitar now:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/PRS-SE-245-Tortise-Shell-Brand-New-Made-in-Korea-Free-shipping-w-Buy-it-now-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMTk1/$T2eC16RHJHwE9n8ihq!IBQhtYgct6w~~60_57.JPG

Albrecht Smuten
01-29-2013, 06:08 AM
The only electric I own is an SE. I'm gonna buy SE Angelus and 3-Mike-7 as soon as possible, so there's never gonna be a reason for me to buy any other guitar.

strat63
01-29-2013, 10:22 PM
Can't go all in. I can live without a Les Paul but not without a Tele or Strat. It's a feel thing for me. There's room for all in my house.

Tim
01-30-2013, 04:35 AM
Cool thread...... Electrics approx
PRS 48%
Ibanez 16%
Suhr 13%
Fender 13%
Gibson 3%

The other brands are where I just have one of that model.

Bill SAS 513
01-30-2013, 05:13 AM
I'm there...100% PRS...just swapped an older Hagstrom HBII N and a Mira X for a Swamp Ash Special...version 1.0...Emerald Green, 3 way toggle, p/p tone. Incredible grain that follows the contours of the body's top...almost like the older PRS' "metal" design. You just can't beat the craftsmanship and consistency of these guitars.

docbennett
01-30-2013, 06:35 AM
I have a few PRS...but I also just recently picked up a vintage Strat (1959) and Gibson SG/LP (1961). Other than those, my HML #20 and my Knaggs Severn.....I'm all PRS these days.


As I said....not quite "all in" just yet.....the two newest acquisitions, at the expense of about 5 hi-end PRSi (the '86 Standard has been part of the line-up for some time now):


http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/Vintage%20SG%20Strat%20and%20PRS/100_6149.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/Vintage%20SG%20Strat%20and%20PRS/100_6147.jpg


http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/Vintage%20SG%20Strat%20and%20PRS/100_6156.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab271/drugdetox/Vintage%20SG%20Strat%20and%20PRS/100_6154.jpg

tiboy
01-30-2013, 02:06 PM
I am 80% in. One LP followed by four PRSi. As soon as the LP sells, I will truly be all in.