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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Tell me about the Zach Myers PRS sig model

littleuch
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Sep 19th, 2018 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

No idea who he is, but the instrument ticks a lot of the boxes for me. Anyone with hands on? Chunky neck?

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Sep 19th, 2018 04:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well, there's this guy named Zach.

I believe his last name is Myers.

He plays guitar.

That's all I got.

You're welcome.

littleuch
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Outrage is the new twinkie
Sep 19th, 2018 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

Take your meds Leftee!

Leftee
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Sep 19th, 2018 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

I did.

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Sep 20th, 2018 05:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I love the look of the Zach Myers PRS in that green color with lots of flame. I'd get one, but I've already got more guitars than "I need."

"Tell me again about the rabbits George." (;oD

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American-made in Oz!!
Sep 20th, 2018 05:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hey Larry.
I haven't played the ZM model, but the SE range are only offered in two neck profiles. Wide Thin or Wide Fat (ZM is Wide Fat).

I had an SE Singlecut that was a Wide Fat and it was definitely on the chunkier side. Part of why I sold it. In hindsight, it may have been the "wide" part that didn't feel right for me. Or it just could have been my mental illness :^)

If you can play one somewhere, it might do it for you. The SE's are definitely good quality instruments within the import realm.

Below is a link to the PRS neck dimensions. SE's are at the bottom.

Here's some numbers if that helps

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Sep 20th, 2018 06:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I don't own that model, but I have two PRS SEs and they are giggable machines right out of the gate.

Quality of parts and fit and finish is among the best of the best import guitars. They're made by World Music in S. Korea. WM makes guitars for a few big names and I've never seen any junky stuff from them.

How a neck feels in the hand can make or break your relationship with a guitar. It's important to spend some time with a guitar to see how you both get along.

Here's some stuff re: my experience with this stuff.

All of my PRSs (USA and SE) are WF necks. I don't have huge hands, but a slightly bigger neck prevents hand cramps and allows me to play a whole lot longer than I can on a typical Fender C neck.

Most of my Fender-style (screw-on) necks have Warmoth '59 round-back profile necks.

My Gibsons have 50s necks, and they feel a bit thicker front to back than the PRS WF. In reality, they're both fairly close in dimensions, but how the shoulders are carved--that is what creates the different feel. They both have different profiles in how they taper in width and thickness too. They're opposites.

Here's a thread that contains some detail on the comparison between the Gibson 50s and the PRS WF necks.

PRS WF neck discussion

littleuch
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Outrage is the new twinkie
Sep 20th, 2018 08:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the info and reference gents. I have a 50's Les Paul Goldtop Trib (P90's), A Warmoth 59 roundback and an Allparts Tele neck that is bigger than them all. I like big necks and this is part of the reason why this particular model intrigues me. My recent nightmare with the Agile left me wanting a dual HB Les Paulish git, the Trampas Green seems mildly related to the finish on the ill fated Agile. I like the contrast between the flame top and mahogany back. I believe Agiles are made in the same factory from what I read. A bit more than I want to spend and I don't necessarily like signature guitars (especially some goober I don't even know :-p), but it is an attractive guitar.

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Sep 20th, 2018 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Get the guitar.

Next, order a replacement PRS truss rod access cover, take it to a trophy shop, and have them engrave your name in it.

If it's single-ply black, fill the engraving with white (or gold, or green, or etc.) paint. Testor's works great for this. Let it dry.

Lightly sand the face of the plate with 600 to clean it all up and make it look professional. You can even polish it up to a high gloss if you like.

Swap it with that Zach guy's plate and you'll have your own signature guitar.

Like this.

Mick Reid
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Sep 20th, 2018 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

After looking at the neck profile link I provided, I remembered how frustrating I found that info without at least one more depth measurement up the neck (like at the 12th fret)

Geno nailed it with his dimensions.
I know doesn't tell how it will actually feel, but it gives you a clearer picture of the taper.


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Sep 20th, 2018 08:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Mick. I've never compared the dimensions I took with what PRS or Gibson advertises.

Probably would've been a good sanity check, because I know the ol' "specifications are subject to change" rule that most makers of just about everything slap on their Websites.

The other big consideration about necks is the fret wire. It makes a huge difference in the perceived feel of the neck in your hand.

Tall frets on a thin neck will make it feel fat. Early 60's-style Gibson frets ("fretless wonder" wire) will make a fat neck feel thin, and a thin neck feel like a pencil.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 10:05 PM, Sep 20th, 2018)

littleuch
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Outrage is the new twinkie
Sep 24th, 2018 12:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

I found one locally to play. I really dig the neck, very similar in my mind to my Warmoth 59 roundback. Satin back finish, nice fret work, solid. The top was not bookmatched as well as some of the examples at Sweetwater, but all in all I can see my getting one of these in the future.

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Sep 24th, 2018 04:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Cool!

Here’s some “guitar arriving in one piece” mojo. (-:

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I'm not old...I'm vintage
Oct 21st, 2018 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had one for a short while. I like the wide fat neck, and it has some upgraded features like an intonatable bridge. It is sem-hollow-ish. Not quite as rich sounding as a 335, but it’s a smaller single cut body, so that makes sense.

Apparently, they’re pretty popular with jazz players. Or so said the guy who bought it.

littleuch
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Oct 22nd, 2018 07:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

This particular whim has been sidelined for the moment, but I still find it a nice guitar. What made you part with yours, guitargeezer? What's your opinion of the pickups?

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Oct 22nd, 2018 08:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

Pickups in the SE line are made by G&B Pickups in South Korea.

They are very good quality and rival many boo-teek and big name pickups for their tone. G&B supplies pickups for Daisy Rock and top-line Michael Kelly guitars, and also made Todd Rockfield's product line used by B.C. Rich and Michael Kelly. Rumored to make Stew Mac's Golden Age line too (much to their chagrin).

Edited to add link...

They're not cheap! No affiliation to this sale.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 10:18 AM, Oct 22nd, 2018)

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Oct 22nd, 2018 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hey Pegoo,

That’s interesting, what you say about SE pickups.

The last time I gigged with my SE, about a year or so ago, I played it for the whole of the first set but I hated my sound, like *really* hated it, possibly the least happy I’ve ever been with my sound at a gig. It sounded flat, muffled and dead. In the break I changed to my AVRI62 with BareKnuckles, and it was like night and day. It sounded fantastic.

I’ve always thought it was the SE’s pickups, and was thinking about upgrading, but now I’m starting to think it must’ve been my amp settings. Come to think of it my LP sounded terrible the last time I played it through that amp. Hmmmm ;-)


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