I chose this guitar because it is all other guitars in one. I can mimick
absolutely any sound that I want with proper tweaking. No other guitar can
mimick a PRS. It is totally unique in that sense. It is the most versatile guitar
on the market, and I trust the company whole heartedly. The guitar really
could not be better. My favorite aspect are the tones this guitar produces
and the tuning setup.
Honestly look into a PRS if you want an electric sound that will be
remembered. This baby sings.
Model Year: 2007
Price: $1899.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Made in the USA, 24 frets, volume knob, tone knob and pickup knob, which
is sort of unique. Rather than changed the pickups with a switch, it is
changed with a knob. Four Pickups, H/H. Beautiful blue finish with locking
tuners. The guitar is truly a masterpiece.
I can set the guitar up any way that I please. The playability is totally
adaptable to any playing style. I am satisfied with the original set up. The
neck is smooth and has a glorius feel to it. It plays as a completely unique
guitar compared to many other guitars. For example, the PRS is capable of
it's own variation of a strat like tone, however it can also create completely
unique, warm PRS tones.
I run the PRS out of a Fender Hot Rod with an MXR distortion pedal and a Cry
Baby. I play Funk, Blues, and Rock music daily however I am convinced that
this guitar fits with absolutely any musical style. The sound can be molded,
with four pickups. The warmest tones are so smooth and the treble pickup
provides a les paul like sound with a signature PRS warmth. It is easily the
most enjoyable guitar to play. It can be noisey, but for the most part, a PRS
can be what you want it to be. The possibilities are endless. It isn't a strat,
but it can sound like one. It isn't a Les Paul, but it can sound like one. The
only thing it can't sound like is a low end guitar.
I have been playing this guitar live for about two years now, and I have
absolutely no problems with the reliability. I rarely break strings, and I have
caused some cosmetic damages myself through poor care. The strap locks
aren't bad, I suppose they could be better. If I completed my part, the guitar
would be in mint condition.
I wasn't even in the market for a guitar when I stumbled across this one. Just couldn't pass on it for the price. Fantastic sounding and playing guitar. I would buy this again if it were stolen (doubt I could get as good a deal though!). PRS couldn't improve on this. I like everything about this guitar.
Model Year: 1993
Where Obtained: Pawn shop
This guitar has a double cutaway, highly flamed maple-top alder body, with a beautiful cherry sunburst. The pickups are stock PRS humbuckers (HFS at the bridge and Vintage Bass at the neck), with a 5-way rotary selector (gets either pickup separately, or different combinations of split coils for Strat-like tones). Neck is maple with rosewood fingerboard, abalone dot inlays and 24 medium-jumbo frets. PRS locking tuners and PRS tremolo.
This guitar plays beautifully. I like the action a little higher for better tone, but the low radius neck on this guitar makes it easy to keep the action low and still get great sound. The neck is very easy on the fingers, the frets are big and easy to dig into. It's one of the easiest playing guitars I've ever tried. There's nothing wrong with this guitar.
I love the sound of this guitar: the pickups sound wonderful separately or combined. Separately, the humbuckers sound a little smoother than a Les Paul, but just as rich in tone. Combined (with split coils) they get three very distinct funky, out of phase, Strat-ish tones. All the settings are very useful and great sounding for all types of music that I play (classic rock, blues, jazz, latin). The pickups are very quiet. I am not planning to change anything on this guitar - it's a classic.
I bought this guitar from a pawn shop for $175 because it had been through a rough time. The previous owner must have been a Townsend wannabe, because there were large cracks in the body at the neck heel, the neck heel itself was split near the end, some of the pickup mounting screws were missing and so was the tremolo arm. But it was still playable!!! I ordered a tremolo arm and screws from PRS, and had the cracks repaired so it is now back to it's fully functional state. It has it's share of scuffs and small scratches, but they just add character. I take much better care of it than the previous owner, but it's nice to know it can take a beating and keep on singing.