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post Oct 15 2014, 04:40 PM
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I really dig the PRS SE Marsden, but look at these colors that are available as limited editions in the UK:







I especially like the Gold Top (which is actually completely gold...
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post Oct 15 2014, 06:09 PM
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oooh they are indeed very tasty. Its not often the UK gets cool stuff! I like the Marsden sigs, I much prefer the position of the volume / tone pots they use on his line.

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post Oct 16 2014, 05:57 AM
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Spiff wink.gif Great looking and no doubt great sounding. But they do look pretty much just like Les Pauls to me? The cutaway is a bit deeper maybe? So almost a PRS les paul instead of a Gibson? It goes have birds on the neck though so that's something different smile.gif

I mean, my Ibanez is basically a "strat" with pointier bits so I do like copy cat guitars smile.gif PRS does tend to pay homage to the traditional rather than trying to reinvent the wheel.

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What makes this different/better than a regular old Les Paul?



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I really dig the PRS SE Marsden, but look at these colors that are available as limited editions in the UK:







I especially like the Gold Top (which is actually completely gold...



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post Oct 16 2014, 08:51 AM
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Hey Todd smile.gif To answer your question, since I own a PRS singlecut myself - the USA Tremonti signature:

- the neck is a lot more comfortable than any Gibson I've ever laid my hands on
- the cutaway has that little extra cut that really allows your hand to dig in up to the last position and have comfortable access
- it features a tremolo unit that stays in tune perfectly
- the body is slightly slimmer even if the axe is pretty heavy, you will not feel it as bulky as a Gibson
- the tone is brighter and more aggressive, while when playing clean tones, you will get a great sparkle - the Gibson is way to nasal and somewhat shroudy in respect to clean tones.
- last but not least - the looks smile.gif My axe is sheer beauty and elegance

These are the main specs that stand out for me in comparison to a Gibson and these SEs look amazing!


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post Oct 16 2014, 10:59 AM
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The PRS SE's are first and foremost a great playing and sounding guitar, and a great value. Although not handmade, USA customs (I think they're being made in Indonesia now).

It's hard to believe that a Marsden SE is only $649, new, with gig bag. I don't follow Gibson that closely, but I'm not sure what you'd get there for the same money. Not to mention, the various singlecut models represent another choice for those that want something like a Les Paul, but for whatever reason, don't want to go Gibson.

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post Oct 16 2014, 11:55 AM
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in the uk those PRS Marsdens are a little more expensive and the nearest equivalent Gibson would probably be the LPJ, which is a decent guitar for the money, USA made. I played one when I was buying my last LP, it played really well, much better than I was expecting.
I do like the finishes more on the Marsdens than the LPJ's.

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post Oct 17 2014, 02:23 AM
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Thanks smile.gif Very clear and detailed. I think I"m getting it now. The NECK on the PRS is perhaps a bit more comfy vs the LP and has better access via cutaway, trem with locking tuners, brighter/agressive tone, etc.

So almost an updated version of the Vintage LP classic? Perhaps geared more towards modern/younger players? Along the same line as "Super strats" appealing to modern players while giving the nod to the traditional strat shape sort of thing? I think I"m getting it now smile.gif



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Hey Todd smile.gif To answer your question, since I own a PRS singlecut myself - the USA Tremonti signature:

- the neck is a lot more comfortable than any Gibson I've ever laid my hands on
- the cutaway has that little extra cut that really allows your hand to dig in up to the last position and have comfortable access
- it features a tremolo unit that stays in tune perfectly
- the body is slightly slimmer even if the axe is pretty heavy, you will not feel it as bulky as a Gibson
- the tone is brighter and more aggressive, while when playing clean tones, you will get a great sparkle - the Gibson is way to nasal and somewhat shroudy in respect to clean tones.
- last but not least - the looks smile.gif My axe is sheer beauty and elegance

These are the main specs that stand out for me in comparison to a Gibson and these SEs look amazing!



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post Oct 17 2014, 07:42 AM
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QUOTE (Hexabuzz @ Oct 16 2014, 09:59 AM) *
The PRS SE's are first and foremost a great playing and sounding guitar, and a great value. Although not handmade, USA customs (I think they're being made in Indonesia now).

It's hard to believe that a Marsden SE is only $649, new, with gig bag. I don't follow Gibson that closely, but I'm not sure what you'd get there for the same money. Not to mention, the various singlecut models represent another choice for those that want something like a Les Paul, but for whatever reason, don't want to go Gibson.


Great point here! wink.gif I strongly believe that the SE series pretty much brings the best balance in price vs quality on the guitar market. You can't quite get anything like that in that price range, out of what I know. This year's Zach Myers model, among other beautiful SE, is living proof - I have it at home for a review and it's an amazing instrument - both in sound and in looks.

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Thanks smile.gif Very clear and detailed. I think I"m getting it now. The NECK on the PRS is perhaps a bit more comfy vs the LP and has better access via cutaway, trem with locking tuners, brighter/agressive tone, etc.

So almost an updated version of the Vintage LP classic? Perhaps geared more towards modern/younger players? Along the same line as "Super strats" appealing to modern players while giving the nod to the traditional strat shape sort of thing? I think I"m getting it now smile.gif


Nailed it! I think so too, but the prices for American PRSs are definitely a bit out there for young players that need to get serious resources inorder to buy one. Check this out - Fret 12 is selling an exact replica of the PRS Tremonti I also own, which he has had on tour with him and he used onstage for 3750 bucks:

https://fret12.com/store/guitars/product/43161522


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post Oct 17 2014, 08:45 AM
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It's odd, but there is something about PRS guitar's styling in general that just doesn't gel with me, I'm not sure what it is, but so much so I don't want to try one, just incase I love the playabilty etc laugh.gif


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post Oct 17 2014, 12:10 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 17 2014, 01:42 AM) *
Great point here! wink.gif I strongly believe that the SE series pretty much brings the best balance in price vs quality on the guitar market. You can't quite get anything like that in that price range, out of what I know.


If you're looking for an inexpensive and well made Strat/Tele type guitar, I can personally highly recommend the Tribute series from G&L. Built overseas, but all the pickups are the same as the US models.
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post Oct 18 2014, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Oct 17 2014, 07:45 AM) *
It's odd, but there is something about PRS guitar's styling in general that just doesn't gel with me, I'm not sure what it is, but so much so I don't want to try one, just incase I love the playabilty etc laugh.gif


You'll most probably love it biggrin.gif All the people I came in contact with, that laid their hands on these axes, have fallen in love smile.gif So, if you're so afraid, don't go anywhere near them tongue.gif

QUOTE (Hexabuzz @ Oct 17 2014, 11:10 AM) *
If you're looking for an inexpensive and well made Strat/Tele type guitar, I can personally highly recommend the Tribute series from G&L. Built overseas, but all the pickups are the same as the US models.


Thanks for the suggestion mate, but at this point, I think I have pretty much everything I need in terms of guitars and gear in general, but hey, I only heard great stuff about G&L and one of my all time favorite musicians - Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains fame - plays them wink.gif


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