PRS Consistency

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  1. jdto

    jdto Pretend Human Premium Member

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    Well-said, Frank.

    I am glad I figured this out, too. I love the mystique and the sound of Les Pauls, but I couldn’t get along with playing them comfortably after owning 5 of them. Especially with hand and wrist issues from too many years of computers (and PlayStation), I am fussy about necks and ergonomics on my guitars. My PRS is a comfortable neck and comfortable to play. My Warmoth Tele with contours and a 59 neck fits like a glove and my SG has a nice chunky neck and is also quite comfortable (and light). The same goes with my acoustics. My J-45 True Vintage has a fantastic neck and the slope shoulders make it more comfortable than a dread. I have a Yamaha that I bought as a backup/beater, but I might move it along as it just isn’t quite so comfortable to play.
     
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  2. frankv

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    Well, I am sure it is not our intention to bash the Les Paul. Not by any stretch. So much of how a guitar feels depends on ones hand size. If you have really large hands I am sure that person is thinking

    " I have no problem with upper fret access "

    I was not born that way and have about average to a little below average hand size.

    Another factor that determines ones comfort with a Les Paul is playing style. If you are the blues player that plays in A minor or E minor, you probably can live with the guitar quite well. Or if you like to bang out power chords in a drop D tuning... again, no problem there either..

    On the other hand if you are the type that plays a more fusion style with lots of legatos, well the LP neck is not best suited for that. So playing style has as much to do with comfortably living with a LP as anything. This is what I have found personally and why I don't play one anymore.
     
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    Again, playing style, hand size and a few other factors all come into play as to what guitar a human feels comfortable with. What I don't understand is those that might suffer playing a Les Paul when other guitars might and WILL provide a better platform for their playing and learning.

    Regarding tone. That is a non-starter for me. Most of that tone is dependent upon the type of amp someone uses. It is well documented that i left tube amps a long time ago in favor of AXE FX. For the same or similar reasons I don't play Les Pauls. I want a tool (amp) that conforms to me and my playing. Not one that I have because it's a Marshall (add any brand) . Been there done that. Over 80 amps to base that personal opinion on. Only worth about 2 penny's in this place.
     
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  4. Custom53

    Custom53 Senior Member

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    I have owned many types and brands of Guitars. And still own quite a few different models. See my signature. While I was never a fan of PRS because of all the Hype out there on them. I played a SE Custom24 and was debating on buying one just to see if I liked them or not. When a friend offered to sell me his 2015 Core model Custom 24 with Floyd Rose last year.. It was a price I couldn't turn down, but I now am a True PRS fan...! 003.JPG
     
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    Interesting. I never saw one with a Floyd. Must have been a special order at one time
     
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    cousingrandpa Senior Member

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    I have Les Paul's, Strats & a PRS & I play all of them equally comfortably. My R9 is my favorite & it has nothing to do with who played them or the hype, it just works for me. My PRS is one of my go to guitars & I love it also. It has a wide fat neck though not as big as my Paul's or strats. I have pretty large hands, some friends call them mitts. I would definitely like to add another PRS to my collection, smoking guitars. I have also been checking out Kiesel lately, there is a newer model for sale near me that I played for a while & it is pretty impressive.
     
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    Looks like he just dropped the price.
     
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    Thats a great model. Although I would like a few years earlier for the short heel
     
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    mmd Senior Member

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    That is a great price for a great guitar. I had a very similar CE22 this time last year. Dragon II pickups are pretty nice - they have a smooth, midrangey sound. My preferred PRS pickup is the 57/08 (very clear with an even frequency response), but my red CU22 has the Dragon IIs and I LOVE it!!!

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    I almost bought a used PRS SE 24 for $400 CDN but eventually ended up with a used Squier VM Mustang. The PRS was not really special but seemed to be well made. It may still be in the store.
     
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  12. ttbit

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    FYI: From my experience, the SE line does not really compare well to the standard PRS line or S2. I know some people are praising them, and not bashing.
     
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    I just wanted a guitar with a vibrato and that was one of my options. It was more stable than the VM Mustang, I will say. But I can fix those issues and it's prettier.
     
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  14. Tomsmenace

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    I'm with you guys on preferring dots to birds. There are several nice CE's on reverb with dots. THere's a nice EBMM cutlass here in town on CL
     
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    At first I was not keen on the birds, but now I love them on my McCarty 594. They’ve grown on me quite a bit.

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    I played a Stingray in a local store and it was one of the best feeling necks ever (to me) and great overall quality. Next to it was a Cutlass. It had a rough feel to the fretboard edge and frets. Night and day between the two. They were both USA models also. Maybe just a bad one in the bunch??
     
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    I currently have five Gibsons (two 335s, an LP, an L5, and a 775). About a year and a half ago, I purchased my first PRS, a Studio. Since then, my Gibsons have pretty much remained in their cases. The PRS is so much nicer than any other guitar I have ever owned.
     
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    The Cutless might spoil you and cause you to buy more EBMMs
     
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    Can you say more about why you feel the SE line doesn't compare favorably with the S2 & Core line?
     
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    I absolutely adore my CU24. The build quality is incredible, it sounds wonderful and is a total joy to play...

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