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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,421
    wow. some beautiful guitars on this page. i am happy to see everyone getting new toys. i am legit happy for all of you. great selections!
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,805
    The PRS is a beaut!  All of these recently posted guitars are.  Enjoy!
  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 1,106
    PRS Silver Sky review

    I've had this guitar several days now and here are my thoughts. First off, this particular guitar was the recipient of unfair bias before it was even released by stratocaster purists who cried out against PRS attempting a guitar with the same body style. These people must either be high or fairly uneducated seeing as how there are literally thousands of guitars on earth that have body styles similar to or inspired by the fender strat. Others just wanted to hate it because they don't like John Mayer. Whatever, they can hate all they want. After playing it a few days I am in love with this guitar. It's a perfect blend of old school and modern, sounds fantastic, looks great, and stays in tune. I love that the neck is a little fatter than typical strat neck and the bird inlays look great. The setup was spot on out of the box with no intonation, action, or relief issues. The pickups are vintage voiced and I would describe them as having the sought after "glassy" strat tone. They are not high output but handle rock, blues, country and other genres that are not in metal terrain very well. It's plays very smoothy as well. I have no problem reaching the upper frets and the 7.25 radius seems to scare away some but PRS have done a great job with this board because I have no problem with bends. If I were to compare it to my strat I would say that the quality feels a little more premium on the silver sky. Play one if you have the opportunity. They're great instruments.
    Virginia Bach 2000
    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
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    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
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    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,421
    pjpjpaul said:
    PRS Silver Sky review

    I've had this guitar several days now and here are my thoughts. First off, this particular guitar was the recipient of unfair bias before it was even released by stratocaster purists who cried out against PRS attempting a guitar with the same body style. These people must either be high or fairly uneducated seeing as how there are literally thousands of guitars on earth that have body styles similar to or inspired by the fender strat. Others just wanted to hate it because they don't like John Mayer. Whatever, they can hate all they want. After playing it a few days I am in love with this guitar. It's a perfect blend of old school and modern, sounds fantastic, looks great, and stays in tune. I love that the neck is a little fatter than typical strat neck and the bird inlays look great. The setup was spot on out of the box with no intonation, action, or relief issues. The pickups are vintage voiced and I would describe them as having the sought after "glassy" strat tone. They are not high output but handle rock, blues, country and other genres that are not in metal terrain very well. It's plays very smoothy as well. I have no problem reaching the upper frets and the 7.25 radius seems to scare away some but PRS have done a great job with this board because I have no problem with bends. If I were to compare it to my strat I would say that the quality feels a little more premium on the silver sky. Play one if you have the opportunity. They're great instruments.
    i am happy to hear that you like it. sounds like an amazing guitar. i knew it was going to be top quality because paul reed smith and john mayer would not put their names on something if it was not great. i really want to try one of these out now. unfortunately there are no prs dealers around here. 
    "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."- Hemingway

    "i'm not here to start the fire. i am here to fan the flames..."

    If you have never failed, you have never lived.
  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 1,106

    Virginia Bach 2000
    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
    DC 2006
    Pittsburgh 2006
    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
    PJ 20 night 2
    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
    Columbia 2016
    Fenway 1 2016
    Fenway 2 2016
    Wrigley 1 2018
    Wrigley 2 2018
    Fenway 1 2018
    Fenway 2 2018
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 33,394
    pjpjpaul said:

    VERY nice!
    I LOVE MUSIC.
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  • pjpjpaul said:


    Used to have that Riviera with Bigsby. Beautiful guitar, but I couldn't ever get comfortable with it around my 5'8 frame, haha! Traded it in for an American Tele. My first Fender since 15 years old.
    www.cluthelee.com
  • 1997 Fender DG10 CE Acoustic 
    2001 Epiphone Gibson Les Paul 
    2019 Fender American Telecaster 
    * 2009 Fender Squier P-Bass not pictured 


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  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 1,106
    pjpjpaul said:


    Used to have that Riviera with Bigsby. Beautiful guitar, but I couldn't ever get comfortable with it around my 5'8 frame, haha! Traded it in for an American Tele. My first Fender since 15 years old.
    Nice. That guitar is a Gary Clark Jr. Casino. Apparently they didn't make many of these because they're hard to track down. It has gibson p90s in it and sounds great cranked up and Unplugged.  Right now I have it in open G tuning and play slide and blues kind of stuff on it. 
    Virginia Bach 2000
    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
    DC 2006
    Pittsburgh 2006
    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
    PJ 20 night 2
    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
    Columbia 2016
    Fenway 1 2016
    Fenway 2 2016
    Wrigley 1 2018
    Wrigley 2 2018
    Fenway 1 2018
    Fenway 2 2018
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,411
    1998 Fender Standard Mexico strat

    i let my brother borrow it 15 years ago.  I picked it up Over the holidays to start learning how repair guitars myself.  It was unusable.  The neck was badly bowed.  You couldn’t play any notes past the 15th fret or so.  I know it is minor stuff to adjust the truss rod but I had never done it.  Was fun to get a guitar in that shape to be playable again.  Now I love playing it.  


  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,411
    New arrival.  Wasn’t too excited about the heritage cherry but in person it looks sharp.  Was thinking maybe black would look better.


  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,411
    Like the soft Gibson bag.  
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,659
    That’s badass bud.  Congrats on another fine looking guitar.  What’s next?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,411
    mcgruff10 said:
    That’s badass bud.  Congrats on another fine looking guitar.  What’s next?
    Thanks.  A Gibson SJ-200 Standard is later this month!  
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,805
    mcgruff10 said:
    That’s badass bud.  Congrats on another fine looking guitar.  What’s next?
    Thanks.  A Gibson SJ-200 Standard is later this month!  
    Followed by a custom McCready Strat! You’re on a nice guitar run. The SG looks great. 
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,411
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    That’s badass bud.  Congrats on another fine looking guitar.  What’s next?
    Thanks.  A Gibson SJ-200 Standard is later this month!  
    Followed by a custom McCready Strat! You’re on a nice guitar run. The SG looks great. 
    The McCready Strat is going to take close to a year to arrive.   After this J-200, a PRS in September and the McCready I will be done with guitar purchases for a long time.  I may consider getting a guitar meant for metal and speed but don’t have those skills right now.
  • timdwillitimdwilli Los Angeles, CAPosts: 265

    Just finished my first ever build. LP-style kit from Stew Mac. Finish is sea foam green from Ohio Valley Nitro. Scrapped the kit pickups for Bootstrap Pickups’ Bootstrap Buckers - Vintage Cleans in raw nickel; went with alnico 4 in the neck and 5 in the bridge (these guys work out of a garage and seem to be generating some underground buzz; they are located in Mt. Gilead, OH which is 20 minutes from my hometown, so figured I’d give them a shot). Tuners are Grover 135N and also swapped out the kit knobs for these speed knobs. Went back and forth on the Bigsby, and then it was backordered for 3 months after I decided to go with it. I’m not exactly thrilled with how it fits, but installed it with Vibramate in the event I want to take it off in the future. Currently strung with Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalt, but probably will try some others as this is my first guitar with a Bigsby (open to any recommendations). Strap is from Original Fuzz. Now time to break this thing in! 
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,421
    bbiggs said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    That’s badass bud.  Congrats on another fine looking guitar.  What’s next?
    Thanks.  A Gibson SJ-200 Standard is later this month!  
    Followed by a custom McCready Strat! You’re on a nice guitar run. The SG looks great. 
    investing in headstocks is always a great decision!!

    or is it headstonks? haha
    "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."- Hemingway

    "i'm not here to start the fire. i am here to fan the flames..."

    If you have never failed, you have never lived.
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,421
    timdwilli said:

    Just finished my first ever build. LP-style kit from Stew Mac. Finish is sea foam green from Ohio Valley Nitro. Scrapped the kit pickups for Bootstrap Pickups’ Bootstrap Buckers - Vintage Cleans in raw nickel; went with alnico 4 in the neck and 5 in the bridge (these guys work out of a garage and seem to be generating some underground buzz; they are located in Mt. Gilead, OH which is 20 minutes from my hometown, so figured I’d give them a shot). Tuners are Grover 135N and also swapped out the kit knobs for these speed knobs. Went back and forth on the Bigsby, and then it was backordered for 3 months after I decided to go with it. I’m not exactly thrilled with how it fits, but installed it with Vibramate in the event I want to take it off in the future. Currently strung with Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalt, but probably will try some others as this is my first guitar with a Bigsby (open to any recommendations). Strap is from Original Fuzz. Now time to break this thing in! 
    that is really pretty! hope it plays and sounds as great as it looks!!
    "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."- Hemingway

    "i'm not here to start the fire. i am here to fan the flames..."

    If you have never failed, you have never lived.
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,411
    timdwilli said:

    Just finished my first ever build. LP-style kit from Stew Mac. Finish is sea foam green from Ohio Valley Nitro. Scrapped the kit pickups for Bootstrap Pickups’ Bootstrap Buckers - Vintage Cleans in raw nickel; went with alnico 4 in the neck and 5 in the bridge (these guys work out of a garage and seem to be generating some underground buzz; they are located in Mt. Gilead, OH which is 20 minutes from my hometown, so figured I’d give them a shot). Tuners are Grover 135N and also swapped out the kit knobs for these speed knobs. Went back and forth on the Bigsby, and then it was backordered for 3 months after I decided to go with it. I’m not exactly thrilled with how it fits, but installed it with Vibramate in the event I want to take it off in the future. Currently strung with Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalt, but probably will try some others as this is my first guitar with a Bigsby (open to any recommendations). Strap is from Original Fuzz. Now time to break this thing in! 
    That guitar looks sharp.  I love the color.  Nice job! 
  • timdwillitimdwilli Los Angeles, CAPosts: 265
    Thanks, guys. Still need to tweak the setup a bit, but it sounds pretty good. Everything is connected at least, which is a good first step considering I had never soldered anything before in my life!
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,411
    timdwilli said:
    Thanks, guys. Still need to tweak the setup a bit, but it sounds pretty good. Everything is connected at least, which is a good first step considering I had never soldered anything before in my life!
    I bought a soldering iron to learn.  Not tried yet.    How was the first go at it?
  • timdwillitimdwilli Los Angeles, CAPosts: 265
    timdwilli said:
    Thanks, guys. Still need to tweak the setup a bit, but it sounds pretty good. Everything is connected at least, which is a good first step considering I had never soldered anything before in my life!
    I bought a soldering iron to learn.  Not tried yet.    How was the first go at it?
    Honestly wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Tips I would have would be to make sure you have enough solder so you don't have a delay while you wait for more to get delivered (it goes faster than you think), strip the wire sufficiently so you don't melt the insulation, and have an appropriate set of pliers handy. 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 24,659
    Awesome job timdwilli!!!!!  Looks great.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • timdwillitimdwilli Los Angeles, CAPosts: 265
    mcgruff10 said:
    Awesome job timdwilli!!!!!  Looks great.  
    Thanks, man!!
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 4,661
    Guitar porn! :flushed:
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,021
    Hobbes said:
    Guitar porn! :flushed:
    Didn't you mean :rofl:
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,411
    Hobbes said:
    Guitar porn! :flushed:
     Haha.  Better to be scrolling through reverb.com or Sweetwater.com at 1am then other things!
  • mattmidgettmattmidgett Posts: 121
    I love this thread...just so cool and fun to look through.
    Here are mine...there are 5...
    1) Gibson ES-335
     
    2) Gibson WM-10 - they discontinued this one...this was my first guitar that my dad got me prior to heading off to college.  I grew up playing drums and obviously wasn't taking those with me. I'd started noodling around on my mom-s old 3/4 Gibson acoustic from the 60's or 70's and he grabbed this one used. This one is my daily player

    3) Gibson Chet Atkins nylon strings

    4) Gibson Les Paul Studio (at some point I will trade up to the real deal...either Trad or Standard in a cherry burst)

    5) my mom's old Gibson 3/4 size acoustic...not sure the model...I never play this one, but love it as it always reminds me of her


  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,411
    Those are some sweet guitars.  Love the color on the Studio and 335.  What year is that 335?

    very cool that your folks played too and have that connection.
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