Played my 1st PRS today...

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JonHoskerJonHosker Frets: 220
edited August 2018 in Guitar Reviews
Tried a PRS Mira today and it was absolutely ace.
This was my first PRS experience....mad after 40 years of buying and playing guitars. 
Now deciding on one instead of a Gibbo SG.
Better built by far...anyone own one??
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  • JJWJJW Frets: 10
    Hi. Was it the PRS USA core Mira or the later  PRS S2 Mira ! I have a PRS S2 Mira they are great guitars. I'm not a fan of locking tuners but you can string them like a non locking tuner. I have owned Gibson SGs they main thing I found is the PRS has better ballance than the Gibson so no neck dive ! Also being able top coil tap the pickups is a plus. The othe thing I found was the SG necks were slim and you get neck flap the PRS neck is a little bigger and more stable.The only issue I had with the PRS is the finnish if you check out second hand ones you can see the clearcoat can lift and come off but it's not drastic. The other issues I found were the volume pot gave up the ghost along with the selector switch so I fitted a CTS USA volume pot and a USA CRL selector switch. I have tried to sell my PRS S2 for no other reason than I am a Fender player I also have other Gibson and Hamer USA guitars.I have found selling a Gibson of Fender is easier than selling something like a PRS or Musicman guitar even though I think the PRS & Musicman guitars play better ! I have only just joined this website so don't know how to list my PRS for sale if your interested I'm in SE London and you are welcome to try it out !


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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 14490
    I had a beautiful PRS CU22 anniversary model. Amazing guitar. Having said that I eventually sold it. It was a dream to play but just too blingy for me. I much prefer worn, battered guitars. In a perfect world where I was rich with tons of storage space I'd have kept it.
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  • fftcfftc Frets: 546
    JJW said:
    I have found selling a Gibson of Fender is easier than selling something like a PRS or Musicman guitar even though I think the PRS & Musicman guitars play better !


    Nowt' so strange as folk! I believe G&L come into that category too.
    I've just recently bought an SE PRS and I have to say I think the Korean guitar is better than the US Fender and Gibson I also have. But I guess they have the heritage!
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  • DominicDominic Frets: 5656
    the above is so true
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  • I've owned / own five PRS guitars.  My first was an SE Custom Semi-Hollow, in Matteo blue, bought around 2007 when they first came out.  Foolishly I later sold it to a colleague.  In 2014 I bought my Core Studio 22, black gold top 10 finish, which I am currently gigging.  2017 I was searching for a semi-solid and realised that the guitar that I was looking for was the SE that I'd sold.  I wasn't able to buy back my original (I tried) so I bought a used one in a natural finish (this model had been discontinued).  I gigged it once, loved it, and so upgraded to an S2 Custom Semi-Hollow (in blue again).  My son now has the SE.  Latest addition is an SE Chris Robertson Single Cut (blue yet again).  I'm still getting to grips with this one as, for some reason, I don't seem to get on so well with single cuts.  I'm also a little frustrated with the intonation / tuning stability so it may get treated to a pro setup if I can't fettle it myself.

    Over all.  The core models are fantastic but they come at a price and they're not for everybody (too boutique for some).  The S2's are less frills and I love mine.  I just wish that I'd held off on the SE single cut and gone for the S2 version instead.

    The SEs are good guitars for their price range and I wish that they's been around when I was starting out.
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  • I've never played a Mira but if it's anything like any my other PRSi then it should be stellar. I'm privileged to currently own four PRS electrics. I started with a Custom22 back in 2008 and became addicted. Now I have added a David Grissom Trem (DGT), a Singlecut hollowbody and a Doublecut Triple Soapbar. All are EXCELLENT guitars out of the box and have never needed additional setting-up from a luthier unlike my Fenders/Gibsons. I'd buy a PRS over a Gibson any day.
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  • JayGeeJayGee Frets: 619
    Owned an early example for going on for 10 years. Great all-round, useful, working instrument, totally solid, totally reliable, has needed absolutely no fettling or tweaking between opening the case for the first time and now.

    Not necessarily the most charismatic and involving of instruments (although the fetching shade of lilac mine’s finished in helps make a bit of a statement!). Mine has sometimes stayed in its case for weeks at a time when I was between bands, but when I need something which I know I can 100% rely on to help me deliver a performance without any fuss it always comes out again.
    Don't ask me, I just play the damned thing...
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  • The all-mahogany DGT is at the top of my sell-a-kidney list.
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  • I have owned a couple of PRS SE models and agree that the build quality and playability are great but must say that the sound from both of them was a little lacking.
    Both were single cuts ( a 245 and a Zach  Myers ).

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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 4104


    Every SG owner should have one instead. 
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  • JonHoskerJonHosker Frets: 220
    Love this!!
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