Recommendations for a third guitar to complement two PRS style guitars

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  1. SoundAsleep7

    SoundAsleep7 Well-Known Member

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    Howdy Six and Sevenstring Slingers,

    I have a PRS MCCarty Wood Library double cut and a Charles Cilia PRS P22 Style double cut (Leftys). PRS has JB style pickups in it and the Cilia has WCR Godwood style pickups in it. I play both guitars through a Mesa Mark V (Mesa V30s Cab), a PRS Archon (Achillies V30s Cab) and a KSR Orthos 2 (Marshall V30s Mode Four Cab). I'm leaning towards a PRS Singlecut style guitar. Any suggestions? All responses welcome.

    Thanks in advance.

    SoundAsleep7
     
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  2. USMarine75

    USMarine75 Contributor

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    Far too vague of a question. What are you looking to accomplish?

    Maybe some more info like this might help?

    strings - 6, 7, 8?
    Tuning? (e.g. a 6 in Drop A vs a 7 in Drop A)
    Scale length preferences?
    What styles/genres of music? (tech death vs John Mayer?)
    Trem vs no trem?
    Pickups? (SSH, HH, SSS, etc)
    Anything fancy like piezo, MIDI, coil split/tap, etc?
    Brand preferences? You mention having two PRS already, then mention buying another PRS?

    Anywho, just trying to help get the conversation going...
     
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  3. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    SC245.
     
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    possumkiller SS.org Regular

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    Tremonti core signature model.
     
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    SoundAsleep7 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your response USMarine75. I’m looking to match a single cut style guitar with my KSR amp for a bigger sound (fuller and thicker). Perhaps similar to a Tremonti rhythm?
    In any case attached are a few answers
    6 strings
    Drop C tuning
    PRS or similar scale length
    AlterBridge thru to Progressive Rock
    No trem
    Coil split/tap
    PRS or another single cut style guitar?
    I remember Tremonti had a KSR once.

    Thanks again.
     
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    SoundAsleep7 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your response budda. I do like the look of the SC245s. I wonder whether they are available in left hand?
     
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    SoundAsleep7 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your response possum killer. I like your suggestion, just not sure whether it is available in left handed.
     
  8. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Complement as in "more of the same" or as in "Since I have PRS now I want an Ibanez 8 string with true temperament and a scalloped fretboard" ?
     
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  9. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Sounds like you need to add a Knaggs or McNaught, maybe even a Collings, to the lineup.

    All three make great guitars in a similar vein to the PRS and PRS-ish guitars you already have, while offering some different takes on the well seasoned design. They're all top notch in quality as well. You seems to already know what you like, so might as well try a different flavor of an old favorite.
     
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  10. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Throwing nik huber into the ring then.
     
  11. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    In that vein, maybe also Ruokangas?
     
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    Rachmaninoff Amateur porn actor

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    Still on the PRS bandwagon, and for some complementary tone... I'd say the Silver Sky is your best bet.
     
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    AdenM Illuminaughty

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    Seems like the Singlecut/Tremonti shapes are rarely made as leftys - only able to find one Private Stock example. Definitely suggest Knaggs, as they are PRS-adjacent.
     
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    SoundAsleep7 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks MaxOfMetal I hadn’t thought of Knaggs from what I see of them they are very impressive!
     
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    Thanks Budda yep I like nik huber for sure I’ll consider one of those ones too.
     
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    Thanks for your response Xaios I’ll look into that never heard of Ruokangas?
     
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    Thanks Rachmaninoff, the silver sky is interesting. A detractor would be Mayer though, I think he undermines the idea.
     
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    SoundAsleep7 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks AdenM I’ll check out the Knaggs and Tremonti both would be right track.
     
  19. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    How so? He made PRS build a 60's vintage strat for less than vintage strat prices. I fail to see the issue. He's also a monster guitarist :lol:
     
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  20. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Finnish luthier shop, they build some truly beautiful instruments. They're well beyond my price range, but I've always loved the look of their instruments. (With that though, I'll warrant that I really have no first-hand concept of the quality, but I'd have to imagine that a high-end luthier in that price range would develop a bad reputation pretty easily these days if anything about the operation wasn't above board.)

    Here's an example. While the body inlay on this is a bit Warrior-esque for my taste (which have changed a bit over the years to be sure, I remember desperately GASing for a PRS Dragon 2002 as a teenager, I wouldn't want anything like that now), the rest of it is :drool:
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