Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Let's clarify some points:
1) I'm sure all of those guitarists out there know exactly what they could do on their guitar, they simply choose not to use it to what you consider it's full potential. Then again, a straight shred player will never use a guitar to its full potential either, since it can also be used for many many styles of music. Simple is not bad, simple is simple. If I was forced to listen to shred all day every day I'd get bored very very fast. I'm glad shred isn't as popular as some people would like it to be, because I personally prefer music that features all the instruments in the band working together for the good of the song, instead of just one instrument (like the guitar) taking all of the spotlight.
2) PRS is not a Gibson clone, as they do things with their guitars that Gibson wouldn't do in a million years. PRS is a company that likes to take the classic design of the Gibson Les Paul model and take it to new levels by adding double cutaway, extra frets, more variety of colours and woods, different pickups, bridges, hardware in general, switching combinations, etc.