Originally Posted by GuitarAkuma
Brand bashing? tut tut, I am simply pointing out the obvious, compare the standard with the custom and what does the extra £2000 get you? SLIGHTLY better pickups and a fancy maple cap, how is that VFM??
The mirror JEM is an abomination of the breed, so is never counted, looke at the hardware you get on the 7VWH, how about that paint designed to never fade can PRS REALLY say that about the Navarro signature? after all it is just a standard prs in white with gold hardware so why the hilariously large price?
The rotary selector switch is a joke, ideal the studio but not practical live for one thing the numbers are hard to see and why does a 5 way selector go to ten???
Anyway the JEM and the PRS are too different directions, but to say the over priced PRS is value for money compared to nearly every mahogany bodied hardtail/vintage trem guitar is very funny, try the competition and you will wonder why you spent so much on a guitar that comes from a range that all look identical and you just pay massive amounts for very little
The standard to the custom, part of the extra cost is the difference between bolt on neck, and neck through design which typically adds to the guitar cost.
Is the hardware you speak of the gold hardware that wears off in a matter of months? Yes the Navarro signature is overpriced, it's a PRS signature model and they charge more for it simply being a signature guitar. The EXACT same arguement has been used here in regards to Jems (IE a Jem is a RG550 with a monkey grip and lion claw trem routing).
I also didn't say a PRS is value for the money for EVERY guitar out there. I specifically compared it to Gibson. However, I will compare them to EVERY guitar out there and say that they hold their own very well against any brand. I have played a decent variety of different guitars (ESP, Jackson, Yamaha, Charvel, GIbson, Fender) and still go back to Ibanez and PRS each time.
And you've got to get off the rotary switch issue...If you can't work it, that's your issue with the guitar. I have no problem using it to switch pickup arrangment, Alex Lifeson doesn't, Larry LaLonde doesn't and countless others. It's really not that hard. I don't like the knob going to 10 either though. I think, and it's only my opinion, that side by side with other companies, PRS makes a very beautiful guitar with great fit and finish, wonderful tone and wonderful playability. PRS also has a range of neck styles to choose one, so if one doesn't match your style, you have the option of selecting other designs. If I didn't like my Jem neck, what's my option?
I'm just saying, I've got a Jem90 and a PRS CE24, and I love them both dearly and will keep both for as long as I'm around. They're both great guitars and deserve all the accolades they get.
Just don't call the kettle black though please.