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    Decisions, Decisions!!!!



    Next month, I'm looking to make one of these PRS SE Custom guitars mine!!! However, I'm having the toughest time picking the one I REALLY want! If money were no object, I'd buy both but. alas, at this point I can only buy one! On the right side is a 2013 SE Custom 24 7-String in Vintage Sunburst. I've been wanting to play a 7 again but haven't found one with a neck that was comfortable on the left wrist. This guitar was a joy to play!!! It was easy on my wrist and sounded killer playing through a 5-watt Marshall DSL. On my left side is a 2013 SE Custom Semi-Hollow in Scarlet Red. I missed playing a semi-hollow when I sold my Epiphone Sheraton. This guitar played much better than the Sheraton and didn't feel as bulky as the Sheraton (not being a 335 body type, helps). I know I'm getting a great guitar either way, but deciding which one is hard!!!
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    Ah, but decisions are so much fun when they involve guitars!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Ah, but decisions are so much fun when they involve guitars!!
    Very true
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    Man that IS a tough choice! The good part is I dont think you can make a wrong decision. The bad part is you know that no matter which one you buy, a month down the road, as much as you love it, you will want the other one even more! Just flip a coin. You know in the long run you will have one of each anyway.

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    Flipping a coin would work for me. I agree with Tag.....you'll probably end up owning both guitars at some point.

    Didn't I see this same smile on your face a few weeks ago?

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    Semi hollow all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocguitar View Post
    Flipping a coin would work for me. I agree with Tag.....you'll probably end up owning both guitars at some point.

    Didn't I see this same smile on your face a few weeks ago?

    I think I smell GAS (again)!!
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    Dude - seems pretty clear to me. Assuming they aren't dealing on those prices, the 7-string works out to about $101.30 per string, and the semi-hollow is more like $110.67 per string. Each string of the 7-string saves you almost enough for another full set of strings! (Assuming you find a decent sale.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alantig View Post
    Dude - seems pretty clear to me. Assuming they aren't dealing on those prices, the 7-string works out to about $101.30 per string, and the semi-hollow is more like $110.67 per string. Each string of the 7-string saves you almost enough for another full set of strings! (Assuming you find a decent sale.)
    That is an interesting take!!! Horns up \m/ to your ingenuity!!!
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    That semi is lovely... but if you're a 7-string kinda guy, it would certainly be different from your existing 245. That said, I'm of the camp that thinks you should just eventually get both.
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    The 7 String might be harder to find at a later date. Get the 7 String now, if you think you will eventually get them both!
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    Markie....you think the 7 string is going away? Curious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael B View Post
    Markie....you think the 7 string is going away? Curious


    Dunno that they will go away. I do think there will be limited numbers produced on the 7 stringers, which will make them harder to find in the future. I do not have any proof of this ......................... just my gut instinct!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    The 7 String might be harder to find at a later date. Get the 7 String now, if you think you will eventually get them both!
    Actually, the semi-hollow would be the more difficult to find. I know of at least 3 Guitar Centers in the Chicagoland area that carry the 7-string.
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    I'm a huge Hollowbody fan, but I would say if you need 7 strings, go that route. If you don't, grab the semi!

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    I would get the BC Rich Warlock in the background. Now that's a gem!

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    Normally I don't get too involved in these "which should I buy?" Discussions...

    But man...that ear-to-ear smile is awesome!!!

    You look like a proud papa holding your little babies!

    When money is a concern, and you can't have both...I think it all comes down to which guitar will help you cover more ground, musically.

    I see you have a 245 already...so...if it were me, I'd just take a look at my influences and what styles I tend to play.

    This is to compliment your 245....sooooo....

    If you play classic rock, folk, jazz and country, I'd do the Semi hollow

    If you play classic rock, metal and hotter stuff beyond, I'd do the 7-string

    My advice....get the semi-hollow and entertain the idea of a pickup swap later on in your 245...something that can cool-tap and "clean up" on lower settings...stuff like that.


    Good luck!! Keep smiling!

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyvenn View Post
    Normally I don't get too involved in these "which should I buy?" Discussions...

    But man...that ear-to-ear smile is awesome!!!

    You look like a proud papa holding your little babies!

    When money is a concern, and you can't have both...I think it all comes down to which guitar will help you cover more ground, musically.

    I see you have a 245 already...so...if it were me, I'd just take a look at my influences and what styles I tend to play.

    This is to compliment your 245....sooooo....

    If you play classic rock, folk, jazz and country, I'd do the Semi hollow

    If you play classic rock, metal and hotter stuff beyond, I'd do the 7-string

    My advice....get the semi-hollow and entertain the idea of a pickup swap later on in your 245...something that can cool-tap and "clean up" on lower settings...stuff like that.


    Good luck!! Keep smiling!

    Tony

    I play anywhere from blues to heavy rock, so any guitar, I get, has to be versatile. In my opinion, both guitars would suit me well!!! The 7-string would be somewhat more appealing due to fact that I'm learning Staind songs which are easier to play to the tuning of G#,C#,G#,C#,F#,A#,D#. However, the resonant tones that come from the semi-hollow are nothing short of amazing!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MistaSnowman View Post

    However, the resonant tones that come from the semi-hollow are nothing short of amazing!!!
    This is your answer IMO. Semi hollow PRS are IT. I think the additional resonance will keep that killer smile on your face for years and years. Thats what my Semi hollow PRS have done for me.

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    Tag parsed your words and divined your true subconscious desire. I agree 100% with his approach and conclusion.

    PRSh supposedly said something along the lines of he has never seen anyone look unhappy while playing a guitar. Apparently just holding them produces the same effect.
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