|I prefer to play a guitar that will give me the best of
both worlds. If you take a well made 24 Fret guitar
Quicksilver, or otherwise. If the pickups, bridge & neck are
acoustically coupled you will be able to achieve an even fatter, meatier,
browner, darker, creamier sound by turning the tone to zero on the neck pickup
and turning the volume control on the guitar all the way up.
I guarantee I can
make an early 24 fret PRS Classic sound just like a Les Paul plus get the added
attraction of a 335 a Strat, a Tele and even a Jazz Guitar. PRS has taken that
guitar off the market around 1995. I believe they did it on purpose so they
could sell more guitars. It is self defeating to make a guitar that does
Factoid 1: A typical Les Paul will always sound muddy
when you play chords !!!!!
Factoid 2: A Typical Les Paul is NEVER capable of sounding
like a Strat or a Tele. !!!!!
Factoid 3: PRS broke that barrier in 1984 with the
introduction of their 24 Fret, 25" Scale handcrafted guitar,
Factoid 4: PRS further improved on it in 1989 with the
introduction of the Classic 24.
Factoid 5: PRS redesigned the Classic 24 in 1995 and
basically destroyed the best guitar ever made to date.
Factoid 6: I don't think they will ever bring that one
back. So I designed the Quicksilver a guitar that was built based on many of the
influences of the now defunct Classic 24.
So far I have only
given one reason
why I like the 24 fret models better.
Of course, I like the added reach of the two extra frets
and the easier facilitation of all the high notes. Plus the visual aid of the
double octave marking is a big help in playing.
The neck angle is better on the PRS models with 24 frets
than with 22, the string tension is slinkier and the overall playability is far
24 frets is the wave of the future, 22 frets is the older way. All the new cool
guitars have 24 frets. Gibson has finally jumped on the band wagon. Gibson
has offered a double cutaway Les Paul with 24 frets. for under $2,000.00!!!
Sadly it still uses a Rosewood fingerboard, plastic inlays, and a limited reach.
They have stayed with their same old tired 24 3/4 scale. Gibson is your
Grandfather's Guitar !!!!!!!
Some companies are now trying to pull the wool
over your eyes by simply taking a 22 fret neck and adding 2 more frets to it.
I will be exposing them in a new Expose' section coming soon on the website. At
this writing I suspect that Gibson simply extended the board a little longer,
The scale is still the same.
Don't be fooled look for a 25" scale and a
true double octave 24 fret neck that is not just an overhang on the neck.
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