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Peegoo
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Feb 16th, 2018 09:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

from pushing the envelope on tried-n-true guitar design.

They're releasing their version of the Stratocaster.

The big design difference is the relief bevel in the treble-side cutaway.

I won't buy one because I already have the Fender version.

themaestro
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Feb 16th, 2018 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm not up on all the details of the PRS/Gibson issue, but didn't it center around Gibson having a trademark on the single-cutaway design, thus taking PRS to court to stop them from marketing their single-cutaway?

I also understand that Fender never bothered to trademark their body and peghead shapes, thus allowing others to copy the designs. By the time Fender woke up the the fact, it was too late to register them as trademarks.

Manufactures have been copying Fender designs for years. There have been some improvements, some not so good.

I'm OK with PRS taking a swing at Fender designs.

tepperson

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... LIKE THE DESIGN?!
Feb 16th, 2018 10:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

PRS SE EG

pic

BrentD
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Feb 16th, 2018 11:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

Is that a new-fanlged version of the DC3?

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Feb 16th, 2018 11:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

I love innovation.

reverend mikey
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Feb 16th, 2018 11:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

LOL at Leftee!

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Feb 16th, 2018 03:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I won't buy one because I already have the Fender version."

I won't buy one because there is the slightest whiff of an affiliation with John Mayer to it.


Yes, he can play...

but he's such a dick.


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armadillos
Feb 16th, 2018 03:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

He does sometimes appear to be a bit of a deucebag.

Joe Potts
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Feb 16th, 2018 03:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

That bevel on the treble-side cutaway ruins, to my eyes, the look of some other PRS's I've seen. Beautiful blue or red or whatever front, and this weird wood thing looking like it's leaking from the back through the bevel.

Well, anyway, that's how it strikes me.

As for their Strat copy, nah. I love their bird inlays, but this guitar looks too much like a shotgun wedding.

Peegoo
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armadillos
Feb 16th, 2018 04:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well then! Here's a tune to go along with

the pic.

Mick Reid
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Feb 16th, 2018 05:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Here's a tune to go along with
the pic."

Hah! Timbuk3! I haven't thought of them in years.
I used to love their stuff. Thanks!


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Feb 16th, 2018 06:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

I won't buy one because it's the guitar world's equivalent of a silicone sex doll. It's weird and not real.

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Feb 16th, 2018 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not for me. If you're going to have a Strat-like body style you gotta have the Fender style headstock. It just doesn't look right.

Joe Potts
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I'm an old guitar hassler
Feb 16th, 2018 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yep, Shotgun Wedding is the perfect tune for that guitar.

Mike the marksman

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Feb 28th, 2018 01:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

Why would PRS build a guitar like this for someone who obviously wants to play a Fender but didn't get the endorsement deal he wanted?

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Feb 28th, 2018 02:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

Because he wasn't happy with his relationship with Fender, and he said so back in 2014. So, he went "shopping" and talked to a bunch of makers. I know he was working on prototypes with both PRS and Music Man back 2015. He settled on PRS.

Besides, it'll be beautifully made guitar and may play better than his Fenders. Also, Mayer is made of money. He can play anything he wants anytime he wants. And no maker will turn him down. If he's playing a PRS, it's because it's a great guitar. And PRS doesn;t need Mayer onboard to stay afloat. They're making great guitars with or without him.

Besides it's a new choice on the market and nobody loses anything. This is only a good thing.

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Feb 28th, 2018 09:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

I don't think I've ever heard anything by John Mayer. :(

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Feb 28th, 2018 01:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I don't think I've ever heard anything by John Mayer."



Well...

...here's a good place to start.

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Feb 28th, 2018 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

All the JM stuff aside, I like the way PRS did the forearm relief in the body. Looks like it would fit me perfectly. I've always thought that that missing wood should come further up toward the waist of the guitar on a Strat style instrument.

telus1

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Mar 5th, 2018 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Fender bar none!!! JM? Sell out/Sold out? What's the difference? You have Gibson pulling an original DC to a PRS style double cut, now you got PRS doing the Strat dance. Please Fender stay true and away from wannabe's. Your on the top food chain now. Don't drop the ball on this one.

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