Wayne Fontana? Dat you?
Being from Detroit aren't you more of a Wayne Kramer?
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05 Custom 22 with DGT pickups ~ 07 Mira with old birds ~ 08 SE Baritone Fralin/Suhr pickups ~ 03 SE Santana
The woods are a little different, i.e., the Madagascar RW, African ribbon 'hog, European maple, etc., than what's available on the SC245, but whether that makes the guitar what it is I have zero clue. It appears to be made by the PS team, but I could even be wrong about that. It certainly looks exactly like the PS run of these except for the headstock veneer, so there's that.
One other thing - the frets are filed much more squared-off than on the production guitars. Maybe that does something for the tone? It reminds me of the frets on my '65 SG Special in a way, though it certainly plays better than the SG (and that's saying something because the SG really plays nicely).
It does have nitro instead of V12. I don't know how or if that makes any difference in the sound.
The neck feels wonderful and transmits a lot of vibration in my hand, but again, I dunno if it's some special kind of mahogany like Peruvian or something, or just a well-chosen chunk o' the usual stuff.
Since I've recently had SC245s and SC58s, you'd think I would know exactly what the differences are, but all I can tell you is that the guitar sounds...different. Does that mean better? I mean, sure, for me it sounds a little more like what I want. For others, maybe not.
Sorry to be such a puzzlement! I recently asked Shawn about it, so hopefully he'll get back to me at some point.
For me basically this was a matter of "These are fantastic guitars in and they are tone monsters. Buy one." So I did. My courage was bolstered by my PS acoustic bought last year, that really sounds so amazing I figured I had nothing to lose.
If this was my only electric guitar, I could easily live with that.
Last edited by LSchefman; 07-17-2014 at 06:04 PM.
Congrats, Les. It's a beauty - can't wait to hear some clips.
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Congratulation Les. Could not wait to hear the clip!
As promised, a clip. Created a little backing track for it for grins.
Quick and dirty.
Just a simple little blues in E, the guitar straight into my PRS HXDA amp, into Mesa 212 recto cab, no effects, recorded with SM57 (I wish I'd had an assistant to help set the mic up, because I think it sounds a bit too spiky).
I added some delay at the mixer. Disclaimer: Yes, I already know I suck, and to make things worse, I did this fast. So forgive me and just pretend it's good:
Last edited by LSchefman; 07-18-2014 at 09:47 PM.
Thanks FJ, I just re-played the beginning and remixed it to eliminate the sloppy start and make it pop a bit more.