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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:06 am 
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Mexican Standard Strats are pretty good as they are.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:36 am 
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Not comparable, the wood is not really high-end in mex Strats. But a US Strat would probably be as good or better after some modding, the US Deluxe/Elite definitely already is. For half the price I guess (assuming that PRS will be as expensive as ever)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:37 am 
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Fender strikes back :roll

The Fender "Roasted Earth"

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And, yeah, it is a fake.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:38 am 
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KickstartMyHeart wrote:
Fender strikes back :roll

The Fender "Roasted Earth"


Hehe :roll But I do like it better than the PRS Strat design.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:22 am 
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I used to immediately change the radio station as soon as I heard a John Mayer song start to play, but over the course of the last few years, after reading his interviews in various guitar magazines and watching him play and talk on TV, I have come to hold the opinion that he is actually a very talented guitarist, with a great love for the instrument and music in general and one who surrounds himself with some of the greatest musicians in the business. Unfortunately for him, all this continues to be overshadowed by the Jessica Simpson/Jennifer Aniston/latest celebrity girlfriend tabloid exposer and the social misconception that he is still among the Justin Bieber's/Timberlake's of the teeny bopper genera.

IMO, I like this guitar and I would love to have one. PRS would have been foolish to not sign him on as an endorsee and build him a guitar to his personal specifications. The point is to sell guitars after all.

Now if somebody could just convince Mick Mars to sign on, I would be sale number 1.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:12 am 
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He ain't talentless, though I'm not very impressed either. But yeah, business and all.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:59 am 
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I agree with Mars.

Like many entertainers who are positioned to make their late-teen early-twenties social and developmental mistakes under the microscope of the public eye, this guy has gotten chastised for behavior that would be normal for many people at that age, and as was pointed out, even as artists grow musically and also in terms of their character, the judgmental modern tabloid culture tries to keep them handcuffed to whatever happened to be the lowest point of their lives, as this feeds the cultures' addiction to scandal and self-righteous indignation as a way to distract us from looking at ourselves.

The way I see it, as new musical styles are invented and evolve, love and appreciation for the blues is slowly fading away. This guy's development is built on a solid foundation of blues appreciation and he plays it well. We really don't have many young players working to keep the torch lit. Derek Trucks, Mayer, Bonamassa... who else? There's just not that many anymore. Sure, this dude likes to have fun and mess around outside his comfort zone, like sloppy off-the-cuff EVH covers and going on tour with Grateful Dead, but he is talented and versatile, and he is respectful to the lineage of the blues. If you think he is a dick as a person, then I would guess you might not have actually read or watched interviews with him.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:23 pm 
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I've been thinking I need an uglier more expensive strat type guitar.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:29 pm 
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lanon wrote:
I've been thinking I need an uglier more expensive strat type guitar.


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