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    PRS Silver Sky

    Looks like a direct shot over Fender's bow...

    http://www.prsguitars.com/electrics/bolton/silver_sky
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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    I am a huge John Mayer fan, so I am more than excited to try this thing out. PRS quality and strat tones? Sign me up.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    I love how the ad copy on the PRS web site absolutely avoids using the word "Stratocaster" in any form, as if by using the word they're somehow in more legal danger than the fact that they've produced a blatant copy.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Quote Originally Posted by Cream Fan View Post
    I love how the ad copy on the PRS web site absolutely avoids using the word "Stratocaster" in any form, as if by using the word they're somehow in more legal danger than the fact that they've produced a blatant copy.
    not a fan of the guitar, but the guitar itself is hardly in legal danger is it? Not like they copied the headstock.

    But as to it being a copy, I agree. Though some will argue the devil is in the details and thus it is a different guitar in the end.

    It's painfully obvious it's a giant finger to fender after the whole JM signature debacle.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    As a PRS fan, I find this guitar very unoriginal and boring. I'm a bit surprised to see it quite honestly. More than likely it will be a short run and not many will sell, and will soon be a forgotten, discontinued model.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    7.25 radius??? It's "unplayable", I tell ya...
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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Seems to me this model would be in direct competition with the new Fender American Original Series / American Standard etc..

    Headstock aside, I think PRS might win that battle based on out of the box quality / playability. I would like to at least try one out.
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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Quote Originally Posted by KennyF View Post
    7.25 radius??? It's "unplayable", I tell ya...
    Well John Mayer has no issues playing it ...

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    Sorry folks but that head stock on that body just looks so wrong!!!

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Brook View Post
    Well John Mayer has no issues playing it ...
    Neither do I...
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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Quote Originally Posted by tonar8353 View Post
    Sorry folks but that head stock on that body just looks so wrong!!!
    Almost comical.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    I think the details like the jack plate and pickguard look kinda cheesy- like a child's drawing of a Strat. I expected better from PRS. I think they should've done something more like their EG guitars. Something where they keep their styling identity in a guitar that feels and sounds more like a Strat.
    For the price they're asking, I'd loom at a Suhr.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Well I hate PRS Guitars, am not a fan of Strats, and don't know how any human with adult sized fingers plays a 7.25 radius board, so this one really checks all the boxes for me!
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    I played one last week & quite honestly it was a very good guitar. Finish & set-up was flawless. I think it will probably be a good seller for them.
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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    I will never understand this guitar and the concept behind it, but it will sell. That is a certain.

    I'll never understand the decision to do a 7.25" radius on this as it requires pretty exacting setups, but a 9.5"/10" would have been too likeable and not many people would have hated it enough. It's like Paul got every single controversial part and design into one guitar that crashed the guitar internet, got people interested, and because of their qc (and jm), now people are buying it. Not even close to something of my dream guitar, but this is an absolute stroke of genius. Really made a lemonade out of the fender-jm signature debacle.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Quote Originally Posted by P.Walker View Post
    I will never understand this guitar and the concept behind it, but it will sell. That is a certain.

    I'll never understand the decision to do a 7.25" radius on this as it requires pretty exacting setups, but a 9.5"/10" would have been too likeable and not many people would have hated it enough. It's like Paul got every single controversial part and design into one guitar that crashed the guitar internet, got people interested, and because of their qc (and jm), now people are buying it. Not even close to something of my dream guitar, but this is an absolute stroke of genius. Really made a lemonade out of the fender-jm signature debacle.
    I'm not really a Strat fan or a JM fan , so can someone give me a quick 2-3 sentence synopsis of what the JM signature debacle was?

    For what it is worth, I thought the gujtar sounded great in that video. And Paul can play guitar much better than Henry! 😁

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Sounds pretty decent! I'd play it!

    I am not a PRS fan, do not have one, never found one I liked, but a BOLT-ON PRS?

    I MIGHT go there!


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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    It sounds great in the demos I've heard. Never had any problem with the 7.25 fretboard radius. Probably not going to urge me to sell either of my two Strats but I sure would like to try one out.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    my buddy who owns the shop in town sells PRS and it seems they are selling like hot cakes

    they look like a strat but they don't quite sound like a strat--

    maybe a little glassier tones and the bridge pup is not quite as harsh as say a strat bridge is

    so it IS something different

    but PRS just... eh... I don't really have any jones for them for some reason... like at all

    I guess perhaps its because there is nothing truly original about anything he does-- its all just retreaded ideas. His guitars were always a deriviative version of a les paul and now he has his derivative fender

    I don't cotton to any of it

    there is a soap bar custom in the shop that is pretty sweet though I must say!

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Only the first 500 come with a HSC, gig bag after that? For the same price?

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Quote Originally Posted by herb View Post
    Only the first 500 come with a HSC, gig bag after that? For the same price?
    The HSC is kind of a bargain-ish gift for the early adopters.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    Quote Originally Posted by Blues Bird View Post
    The HSC is kind of a bargain-ish gift for the early adopters.
    Yeah. I'mm having a hard time getting over that one. This is the first PRS guitar I have ever jonesed for and they pull this off. A $2300 should come with a case. I'll wait until they hit the stores and if I like one I'll try to get a case in on the deal.

    It's probably all for the better as I will be able to try before I buy and not be overtaken by the hype.

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    Re: PRS Silver Sky

    I tried a silver sky out, it was really nice & played very well

    didn't like the plastic tuning pegs & the tone/vol knobs were kinda funky. easy enough to change those to standard knobs though

    but honestly, it didn't do anything better than my G&L

    interesting: the PRS has the vol knob placed about 1/2" lower than a strat, just like my G&L does

    I prefer that, as I often hit the vol knob on a strat, unless I pick over the middle pup or higher
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