PRS Multiscale 7

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by MSUspartans777, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. CrazyDean

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    I've seen many people who lose interest in a custom build when it takes a year or longer. How many of us have bought a guitar on impulse then sold it a few months later?
     
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    According to a post earlier in this thread, it was intended for a dealer in Japan all along.
     
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    With the help of Google Translate:
     
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    The good news is that PRS is now tooled up for a 7-string multiscale, so get out those checkbooks!
     
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    Pretty sure you're being facetious here and I appreciate the humour.

    In all seriousness though, I don't know anything about the supposed buyer and their story, and I'm pretty sure none of us do. The seller may have come in to financial trouble and realized they couldn't afford it at this time is also a real possibility as well, as so many of us on this board have experienced. Just because someone is selling/sold their guitar doesn't mean it's a bad guitar. If you look at the classifieds even on this forum, you'd see it full of extremely high end and amazing guitars. Just because I see a USA PRS Private Stock up for sale doesn't mean I should assume its a bad guitar or something about it "doesn't work". We could speculate all day long but it wont do much good, in reality.

    EDIT: As mentioned above, it would appear that it was a store order anyways.
     
  6. diagrammatiks

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    ikebe was like could you make a seven string that japanese girls can actually play. and paul was like sure why not.

    hahaha.

    ok i'm done with the jokes.
     
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    I always kinda assumed it was like that for most companies, because the individual processes don't add up to over a year of focused build time. I could also imagine the various components are on a waiting list internally until they can run them in batches, like several bodies needing the same finish so they can mix up larger volumes of colour or something, or several fretboards needing the same radius and scale so the same CNC program can be loaded up for a whole heap of parts.

    But this is admittedly just speculation on my part, and is based on nothing other than what I've imagined when thinking about what in the world might be the cause of these ubiquitous long wait times.
     
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    That thing looks incredible. As far as aesthetics go, multiscale really works with the PRS doublecut!
     
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    Sorry -- I did not see the previous post regarding the guitar, so this is a bit redundant. Looks like it is available for purchase in Japan: https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop3800/DS04119315/
    and was speced out by the dealer from the beginning.
    Price is 2,160,000 yen which is about $19,800 USD.

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  10. Lorcan Ward

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    Price aside it turned out really well. A .75" fan is very comfortable. This would be a very good production guitar and would suit a lot of people who prefer 24.75" scales but want that little but more clarity and tension in the low strings.
     
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    oh man, I can relate to this :D:(
     
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    Expensive no doubt, but man that looks sexy. I would love to give that a spin.
     
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    does Japan have a really high up import tax?
     
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    Looks amazing, but boy thats a mega mega price. Also if I was going fanned, I'd want something different to the scale lengths they put on it
     
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    It feels SUPER weird to say "huh, a PRS that looks like a Carvin" but huh, a PRS that looks like a Carvin.
     
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    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    I'd never be able to enjoy playing a 20,000 dollar guitar. As it is I have to tell myself to just relax when handling my 3,000 dollar plank.
     
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    Yeah that is gorgeous... also IIRC there is a huge markup on US guitars in the Japanese market most of the time so while it wouldn't be cheap it wouldn't be $20k if you ordered one :D

    Ok done enabling now :lol:
     
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    Understandable, but at the end of the day it's still a guitar and meant to be played. So I would let rip on that thing whenever the chance I get. But no doubt, 20 grand is in a different ballpark.

    If the buckeye top was thick enough it was probably going to happen. But alas it wasn't meant to be. Would love to get one some day, but won't be for quite a while now.
     
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    That is the Keisel-est of PRS that I have ever seen.

    Also completely irrelevant because it's a PRS, not a Keisel.
     
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    I don't think this guitar would be more then 14000-15000 if you ordered on right now from scratch.
     

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