Moderator: Captain Ned
adamwzl wrote:Oh Really? That's shocking. Are you on the West coast?
Here is the companies website http://www.prsguitars.com/
Here is guitar centers sale's for all PRS they have. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Paul-Reed-S ... .gc?ipp=25
One thing to note is any PRS SE model is their Korean branch which makes the Student Edition for a cheaper price. Your cheapest PRS american starts at $1200 I believe. You will be able to tell instantly between a US and Korean as they share the same type of shape but the craftsmen ship in the wood of the US models blows it away.
I suggest playing one before buying anything or ordering it on the internet haha.
Sorry to continue this tangent, just would like to point out - don't play the brands game with guitars.
Seriously, you've mentioned brands I like (Gibson, Ibanez, PRS), but I'll be the first to tell you that above ~$700, any manufacturer has good guitars. What you need to do is eventually know what kind of sound and guitar feel you're looking for - you'll find this out in a couple years - and then go looking in all the manufacturers for what you need.
Looking back at the younger me that started to play the guitar, he would grab a Gibson Les Paul if he had the money. Nowadays, I'm thinking of an LTD (cheaper line of ESP) or perhaps a BC Rich, and dreaming of having the cash for a Mayones - all of this because over the years I realized what I want in the axe - meaty body, active EMG pickups (only two, I loathe guitars with three), a volume knob that stays out of the way, and a fixed bridge.
Oh, and quality control and overall tuning stability >>>> anything else.
Hz so good wrote:IF you can get decent with an inexpensive guitar, you can really make an expensive Ibanez/Gibson/Vintage Stratocaster shine once you get good enough.